Restaurant notes: Speaker series at The Dandelion

The Dandelion at 18th and Sansom Streets is starting a free Speaker’s Corner series -- basically inviting a guest once every few months to share knowledge. The first will be Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. with Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa from Ideas in Food. The Inquirer's Rick Nichols will moderate. Come early. This event will be packed.


Drinker's West (3900 Chestnut St.) is starting a monthly Cult TV Quizzo series. First outing is Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. and the topic is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Teams of 2 to 4 people will compete for TV show-themed goodies and a top prize that includes a $50 gift certificate with a round of drinks. The lowest-placing team will win the Charlie Kelly Award. Other quizzos: Arrested Development (Feb. 8), Lost (March 1), and Buffy The Vampire Slayer (March 22).