Some Actual World Famous Chefs Are Coming to Cook for You at Vetri

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Vetri, the flagship restaurant in Marc Vetri’s empire – and the only one still under his ownership after most of Vetri Family’s concepts were sold to Urban Outfitters in 2015 — turns 20 next year. On September 22, 2018, to be exact.

And to celebrate two decades in business, Vetri is bringing in a slate of A-list chefs hailing from Montreal to Modena to San Fransisco for a series of exclusive, intimate dinners starting in November.

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Now You Can Get Poke for Brunch at Burg’s Hideaway Lounge

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We’ve all been there: half the brunch crew wants a big plate of carbs and meat to steady them after the previous night’s escapades, and the other half is desperate for something healthyish to pull them out of that morning-after haze. Do you go for a spot that serves stuffed French toast and bacon or one that’s dishing out grain bowls and green smoothies?

As of tomorrow morning, you can head to Burg’s Hideaway Lounge and have both.

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Beiler’s Donuts Is Now On Wheels

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Since they revamped their Pennsylvania Dutch pickles-and-salads stand in Reading Terminal Market to include donuts made onsite four years ago, Beiler’s Donuts has become a citywide favorite.

They’ve added a third location in University City (in addition to their spot in Lancaster) and won the hearts of Philadelphians and tourists alike — including the award for Best Donuts in Philly in 2013.

And now, they’ll bring that those doughy, sugary rings of deliciousness right to your event and fry ’em up on-site.

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ITV Teams Up With D.C. Chef for a Cocktail-Centric Tasting Menu


Nick Elmi’s ITV is all about inventive bites and high-class cocktails.

So it makes sense that when Elmi and his crew paid a visit to Columbia Room in Washington this past summer, they were inspired by the D.C. restaurant’s practice of building a tasting menu around craft spirits. And on Monday, September 18th, Elmi and Columbia Room head chef Johnny Spero are teaming up to bring the concept to Philly for a one-night pop-up.

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Outstanding In Her Field Dinner Spotlights Womens’ Culinary Contributions

Courtesy of Les Dames d’Escoffier

Our local chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the philanthropic organization of women in the food, beverage, and hospitality fields, makes it their mission to support women in the Philly food scene.

And on Sunday, September 17th, they’re taking over Grace Winery in Glen Mills for this year’s Outstanding In Her Field dinner, honoring local food pioneer Ann Karlen.

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Standard Tap’s Sausage Fest Is Back

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Sausage and beer as a delicious food pairing is right up there with strawberries and cream and peanut butter and jelly.

And Standard Tap is spending a whole week celebrating this iconic duo with the return of their Sausage Fest this Friday.

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Philly Gets Its Own Ping Pong Bar

Photo by Alex Tewfik

You can drink and do a lot of things in Philly: sit outside, bowl, play board games, throw axes.

And now, you can party while playing ping pong — because the Philly outpost of Spin, the New York-based table tennis establishment, opens this Friday, September 15th.

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