Photography by Jauhien Sasnou
Chef Lindsay McClain, from Jamonera (and former Chopped champion), is bringing her game to the Garage tomorrow and will be serving completely gluten-free Seoul Food this Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.
The all-Korean menu will include Korean pork tacos, vegetarian Korean shiitake tacos and kimchi fried rice, as well as Barbuzzo‘s legendary (and very non-Korean) budino, for dessert.
The event is a first-come first-served type deal, so you’d better get there as soon as work lets out and grab your tacos and budino before they’re gone.
Tickets for the 3rd annual Garces Foundation Gala scheduled for October 29th at the Kimmel Center are now on sale. But that’s not the big news.
The big news is that they’re running a seriously once-in-a-lifetime sort of sweepstakes sweepstakes for early ticket purchasers.
Here’s how it works
Well starting today, you can. Because there’s a new delivery service in town called Caviar and it’s acting like a kind of restaurant curation and delivery service–offering door-to-door delivery service, but only for those restaurants which meet its standards. “Premium food,” they call it–meaning that the restaurants have to pass muster with the company’s “tastemakers” (no, I have no idea what that means either) and, in most cases, have at least 4 stars on Yelp.
But you don’t really care about any of that anyway, right? What you care about are the 40-odd restaurants currently listed with the service (a list that includes Bruahaus Schmitz, Dim Sum Garden, HipCityVeg, Luke’s Lobster, Amada, Federal Donuts, Charlie Was A Sinner, Tashan, Fat Ham, Tinto, Village Whiskey and more) and the fact that, during their introductory period in Philly, you won’t even have to pay the $4.99 delivery fee for your first delivery.
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This Friday, October 3rd, Mark Ladner–executive chef of New York’s Del Posto–will be giving a lecture at Drexel, starting at 11 a.m., at the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s Academic Bistro located on the 6th floor of the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research building.
Sounds pretty dull, right? But wait, there’s more.
Ladner will be there to talk about his new kinda-pop-up-y gluten-free pasta concept, Pasta Flyer, which we have talked about before. But while, previous to this announcement, the best way to get a taste of Ladner’s new gluten-free pasta was to show up to Fork and pay $150 a head for a collaboration dinner between him and former Del Posto employee Eli Kulp, now there’s this Drexel lecture–at which Ladner will be serving lunch.
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Parkway Corner Deli Opens | Photo by HughE Dillon
The Parkway Corner Deli is opening today at 22nd and Spring Garden. The deli will be open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.
The deli will offer signature sandwiches such as the London Broil and Horseradish Cheddar and hot paninis such as the Apple, Smoked Ham and Brie. The menu also includes handcrafted burgers, a variety of breakfast dishes, kids items, and other classic deli options.
But perhaps more importantly, Parkway Corner Deli will be serving tons and tons of beer including draft beer via growlers.
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The American Planning Association is not generally one of the groups we keep our eye on over here at Foobooz World HQ. But thankfully, the team over at the Philly mag Property blog do, and they just let everyone know that the APA has picked the Reading Terminal Market as one of the “10 Great Public Spaces In America.”
This, of course, is something we already knew (that Reading Terminal Market is awesome, I mean, not that it’d been picked for a major national award), but now it’s official.
You can check out the full story over at Property. Or, you know, you could just head down there yourself for lunch and see how excellent it is in person.
What National List Did Reading Terminal Market Make? [Property]
They started with 250 square feet in East Village and no restaurant experience. Today, they’ve grown into a small empire with 13 different locations across the Northeast–including Philly. And now, Luke’s Lobster is turning five.
So to celebrate, on Wednesday, October 1st, Luke’s will be giving a $5 discount to any order of $15 or more (while supplies last).
The Gold Standard on Fitz is up and brewing coffee, as well as serving breakfast pastries, bagels, sandwiches and salads. The branch of West Philadelphia’s Gold Standard succeeds the Beauty Shop Cafe at 20th and Fitzwater in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
The coffee shop, which serves up Green Street coffee offers an a.m. special where a small coffee or tea and pastry is available for just $3.50.
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This year, The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge and Cocktail Competition will be hosted by Square 1682 during the 5th annual High Steaks block party on October 12th.
The competition will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Sansom Street between 16th and 17th, and will include a variety of cheesesteak artists and cocktail masters.
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The Montreal-smoked short ribs at Abe Fisher
Food Republic’s Matt Rodbard has been a fan of Zahav and its lamb shoulder for some time now. But now he might have a new favorite dish in town, the Montreal-smoked short ribs at Abe Fisher.
Yes, the result is tender. Incredibly tender, in a way that an unctuous short rib should be after this much love and attention (the tougher brisket cut is the typical protein used in this type of smoking). But it’s also deeply smoked and sliced perfectly to reveal a shade of prime rib pink I’d never seen with smoked meat. Our party of five ate in near-silence (the poor vegetarian sixth was left hanging for the eight minutes it took us to polish off the platters — there were two of them involved).
An order of the Montreal-smoked short ribs at Abe Fisher feeds four and is served up with rye bread and garnishes. There are currently only two orders available a night, so make your reservations for early.
Philadelphia Restaurant Abe Fisher Has Possibly Achieved Smoked Meat Nirvana [Food Republic]
Abe Fisher [Foobooz]