_ There's still time to Dine In, Help Out, the campaign running through May that invites you to donate money you would have spent on a restaurant to the St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, which aids kids in North Philadelphia, among the poorest and hungriest neighborhoods in the country. Sign up at DineInHelpOut.org, then invite some friends over for a feast. Among those championing the cause is restaurateur and "Iron Chef" Jose Garces, who's provided recipes and more on the website to help you plan your evening.
_ They've been champs for four years, so maybe it was time to share the crown. Citizens Bank Park has dropped to second place in PETA's 10th annual Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks. Veggie options at the Phillies' home include the veggie dog, spicy Southwestern black-bean burger, mock-steak and breaded faux-chicken sandwiches, hummus and dairy-free strawberry, banana and mango smoothies. And did you know you can get PB&J sammies there, too? First place went to the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park. Also in the top 10 were Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Turner Field (Atlanta Braves), Coors Field (Colorado Rockies), Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics), PETCO Park (San Diego Padres), Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), and Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers).
_ A free wine "pearing" will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Wayne Wine & Spirits Shop (Devon Village Shoppes, 821 Lancaster Ave.), as Subarashii Kudamono Wines of Coopersburg offers samples of its Asian Pear and Asian Pear Dessert wines. For more about Subarashii Kudamono, go to wonderfulfruit.com.
_ Chef Terence Feury of Old City's Fork (306 Market St., 215-625-9425), will offer his popular Chef's Bistro Dinner seven nights a week. The four-course feast, previously served only on Wednesdays, is available by reservation only for groups of 12 to 20 at Fork:etc., the gourmet take-out and cafe adjacent to Fork. $45 per person.
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