The Vendy Awards will assemble 18 of the city's best food trucks and vendors for a friendly showdown at Penn Treaty Park from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. It's a benefit for The Food Trust. And I can get you a discount: Tickets are $55 until 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, but if you use the promo code klein, it's $10 off. There will be a limited number of tickets at the door for $60. A ticket gets you unlimited food and beverages.
John Bucci of John's Roast Pork - who beat cancer - is holding a bone-marrow registry drive and fund-raiser auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the luncheonette, 14 E. Snyder Ave. Registrants get $5 off a sandwich, which is donated to the cause. For contributions, go here. To see his remarkable story, go here.
As it's the last day of Philly Beer Week, Sunday, June 9 will bring numerous kick-the-keg events. Andy Farrell, beer steward and general manager of City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.) will host the Great Growler Auction featuring prized beers, with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. A live silent auction will begin at 3 p.m. Farrell plans to auction several varieties from City Tap House’s lines including: Allagash FV-13; Goose Island’s Sofie Paradis and Bourbon County Coffee; and Firestone Walker Parabola. Other area bars and restaurants, such as Iron Abbey, Pennsylvania 6 and London Grille, have already donated growlers to the fundraiser.
Saturday hours. Bisou, the French bistro in Manayunk, is now open on Saturday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m. for lunch - though the specials have a brunch-y feel. Recent lunch specials have included four-eggs omelette with Swiss and fine herbes; fried egg with hash of chicken liver, caramelized onions & fingerling potatoes; and oeufs en meurette (yep, poached eggs) with bacon, cippolini onions, mushrooms & red wine sauce.