Travel Channel here to judge cheesesteaks; Main Line restos chip in for volunteer smoke-eaters; NoLibs has a dog cart; a new Jersey Shore eatery.
Legal Sea Foods' branch at Philadelphia International Airport's B-C connector opens Saturday (5/15).
The Travel Channel will be in town Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to shoot a cheesesteak-themed episode of Food Wars. Cameras will be at Pat's on Friday and Tony Luke's on Saturday to gather color and flavor, while the two shops will compete Sunday on what I guess is neutral turf: the Chickie's & Pete's in South Philly. Judges are Carolyn Wyman (author of The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book) and Philadelphia City Paper's Drew Lazor. Sunday's meaty merriment will be open to the public at a time to be announced; of course, producers hope that no one plays spoiler and divulges the outcome.
At “Taste for Fire,” sponsored by the Main Line Chamber Foundation (MLCF) on Wednesday, May 26, seven Main Line restaurants will donate a 20-percent cut of their day's food tabs to volunteer-firefighter companies. On board are Glenmorgan Bar and Grill at the Radnor Hotel; Gullifty’s; J.R. Monaghans; Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar; Meridith’s; Flip & Bailey’s; and Floret. On the web: www.tasteforfire.org.
Northern Liberties now has The Dapper Dog, a hot dog cart, set up Wednesdays for lunch, Friday and Saturday nights and late-nights, and Sunday afternoons at Second and Poplar Streets.
The Golden Inn in Avalon has renovated its dining room into a restaurant called seaglass, named after the many glassmaking furnaces in the area during the 18th century -- none of which began their names with capital letters, either. Opening will be May 25. Dinner will be served from 7 to 10 p.m. daily; a small-plates menu will be offered at the 40-seat bar until midnight. From 5 to 6 p.m., when kids eat free, there will be a $15 daily special. Live piano Wednesdays through Sundays.