Eats Beat

* With a nod to the Korean taco craze, Haru Sushi (241-243 Chestnut St., 215-861-8990) has come up with its Trio of Fish Tacos for $12. Do tuna, salmon and fluke sashimi with avocado and a cherry tomato and shallot salsa, drizzled with a yuzu apple ceviche sauce.

* The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, tomorrow through Sept. 18, feed the mind and soul with new-edge performance art. Help the annual event feed its coffers at Feastival, a culinary benefit to be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Festival Hub, a warehouse space at Fifth and Fairmount streets in Northern Liberties. Co-hosts are local restaurateurs Audrey Claire Taichman, Michael Solomonov and Stephen Starr, and many of the city's top chefs are participating, so you know there will be some good eats. Live Arts festival performers will provide comparable entertainment. Tickets are $200, $300 VIP. Find out more at

* Bourbon Blue Restaurant and Canal Lounge (2 Rector St., 215-508-3360) this month opened a deck overlooking the Manayunk Canal and Schuylkill River Trail. The restaurant's full menu of American cuisine with a New Orleans accent is served in the outdoor space.

* Mini sliders, petite cupcakes - and a full-size bottle of Downingtown's Victory beer. That's the Five Bite Lunch, a $22 special at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert (Ritz-Carlton, Broad and Chestnut streets, 215-523-8273). Choose two minis - Fish Burger, Lobster Roll, Cheeseburger or Hot Dog. Lunch, served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays, includes a basket of homemade pretzels with dip and a shot of 10 Arts' Smoked Heirloom Corn Chowder.

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