Bravo’s Top Chef returns on Wednesday, October 2nd. Season 11 is based in New Orleans and includes local chefs Nick Elmi and Jason Cichonski. In the first episode the chefs must prepare a soiree in the swamp. In the sneak peek, Cichonski finishes early and harrasses a still working Elmi.
Top Chef [Bravo TV]
The Philadelphia Eagles are celebrating their 80th anniversary this season and are celebrating with the launch of their own wine.”Rollout” is a 2011 cabernet sauvignon sourced from the Napa Valley and Dry Creek.
The wine will be on sale throughout the Philadelphia area at Pennsylvania liquor stores as well as at southern New Jersey retailers. The wine will also be available for purchase on the club level and in suites at Lincoln Financial Field. We’re sure it will go great with Marc Vetri’s North Philadelphia sausage cheesesteak.
Eagles Senior Vice President of Business, Ari Roitman says the bottle is “a nice way for fans to celebrate four generations strong of Eagles football whether they enjoy it with friends and family over dinner or save it as a keepsake.”
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Philly’s Finest Samboni Boys have been touring the country as part of the TV show, The Next Great Food Truck Race. Though claiming to be Philadelphia’s finest, the mobile sandwich truck has never vended in Philadelphia. That is until next Thursday, October 3rd. From 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Philly’s Finest Samboni Boys will be vending at The Porch at 30th Street Station and will be offering several varieties of breakfast sandwiches as well as their signature cheesesteak and fries.
Philly’s Finest Samboni Boys [Facebook]
We’ve updated our list of fall festivals and Oktoberfests. Check out the post and get back to festing.
Fall Festivals [f8b8z]
Noord has achieved its fair share of positive reviews throughout the spring and summer but there’s no doubt that the Dutch/Nordic cuisine of the Passyunk BYOB is going to be best suited for cooler months. Here’s a look at chef Joncarl Lachman’s first fall menu, it’s all about the snert! Not really, it’s just that we love saying snert.
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Little Nonna’s is now serving lunch Monday through Saturday. Enjoy Marcie Turney’s take on Italian-American cuisine. Check out the menu of salads, sandwiches, macaroni dishes and more.
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Circles’ chef and owner Alex Boonphaya is rolling out a new lunch menu this week. And today, September 24th between noon and 2 p.m. the menu is free. Boonphaya is looking for a big crowd to test his kitchen staff.
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Zoës Kitchen brought its quick-serve Mediterranean to the Philadelphia market in the Spring with stores in Bryn Mawr, Collegeville, Marlton and Newtown. Now, Property has the scoop on Zoës Kitchen’s next four Philadelphia-area locations.
Zoës Kitchen [Official Site]
Tonight, Alla Spina is hosting a benefit happy hour for The Garces Foundation’s English as a Second Language for the Kitchen and Every Day Living Program. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. All proceeds will go to the Garces Foundation. There will also be an opportunity to win tickets to the Garces Foundation Gala set for Thursday, October 3rd at the Kimmel Center.
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Garces Foundation Gala [Official Site]
Alla Spina [Official Site]
As Adam Erace tweeted regarding his Philadelphia dining story for The Guardian, you could file the story under the theme, “immigration is good.” Whether from New York or much further away, newcomers continue to raise the bar in Philadelphia’s food and restaurant scene.
Philadelphia’s food and restaurant renaissance [The Guardian]
Photo via Starr Restaurants