Hey, You Wanna Get Some Budino Donuts This Morning? Too Late.

BudinoLineDon’t say we didn’t warn you.

<—That picture right there? That was the line to pick up a new salted caramel budino donut at Verde this morning. They went on sale at 10am. This snap was taken at about 10:17.

As of 10:29, they were all gone.

Now you’re going to have one more chance to get your hands on one tomorrow. Again, they’re going to go on sale at 10am so you’re going to want to show up early, understand? Like, really early. And it being Saturday, I think it’s likely that the crowds are going to be even bigger, so plan accordingly.

The Salted Caramel Budino Donut Has Arrived [f8b8z]

Victory And Waffatopia Have Another Collaboration Waffle

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Golden Monkey is not just one of the best beers that Victory makes, it’s one of the best beers out there, period. It’s all weird and spicy and fruity and eff’s you up like there was opium dissolved in it. We can all agree on that, right?

And in terms of the great breakfast foods of the world, waffles have to be at the top of every sane person’s list. And Belgian waffles should rank even higher.

So how’s this for good news?

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Science Says Cheese Is Good For You

cheezboozSee? We told you so.

We’ve been trying to tell you for years that cheese (and whiskey and hot dogs and Sriracha) is good for you, but no one took us seriously because we’re not, you know, scientists of whatever. But despite our complete lack of education and qualifications, we stood by our convictions and have now been proven totally and completely right by science!

Okay, actually by a small study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, but who cares? First, the JofAFC is THE place to go for all your cheese-related news. And second, did I mention we were proven right by science?

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More Spring Menu Porn, Now From Brauhaus Schmitz

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Photo by Vanessa Beahn

 

Yesterday, we drew some attention to the Instagram work being done by Kevin Sbraga as he showed off some details from his new spring menu at Juniper Commons. Today, it’s the photo-snappery being posted by chef Henrik Ringbom over at Brauhaus Schmitz that caught our eye.

Ringbom has been filling up his Instagram with photos (all taken by Vanessa Beahn) like the pea soup with Westphalia ham, creme fraiche and pea shoots pictured above. There is also got a pan-roasted salmon with mustard green sauce that looks fantastic, a gorgeous endive salad, and a half-chicken (with cauliflower puree, fried Jerusalem artichoke and Hungarian pesto) that looks so good I had to include it below.

Show me the chicken

Sneak Preview: May At COOK

shh-class-in-sessionYes, it’s that time again. COOK’s May class schedule is being released today, and as we always do,we’re offering you an early look at what’s coming so that you can make your plans (and get in there to make your purchases) before tickets for all the best classes sell out.

Tickets go on sale at 2pm today. So check out the schedule below and be ready to start clicking when the clock strikes.

COOK May class schedule

About Last Night: What Do You Mean You People Have Never Seen Barfly?

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No, seriously. It is a great goddamn movie–probably the single drinkiest film ever, and features a young Mickey Rourke (before he became a poster child for plastic surgery gone wrong) playing Charles Bukowski, in a movie written by Charles Bukowski. And what’s more, it has a serious Philly connection: Bukowski spent three years living, working, drinking and getting his teeth punched out here before writing the screenplay, and used his time in our fair city as the basis for all the action that happens in the film. The L.A. bar in which most of the film takes place? Based on a place where Bukowski drank at 17th and Fairmount.

And what stunned me last night was that during the trivia portion of last night’s all-cocktails Open Stove battle at COOK, I asked for a show of hands from the crowd.

“How many of you here have seen Barfly?” I asked.

No hands went up.

“What about the bartenders. You guys have seen Barfly, right?”

No hands went up.  The only two people in the entire place who’d ever seen it were me and Art.

So much for the trivia…

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New Bluecoat Gin Available In PA (For A Limited Time)

bluecoatbarrelginThose of you who read Foobooz regularly know that we’re big fans of gin. I mean, we’re big fans of pretty much anything with alcohol in it, but gin is…special. It’s one of those spirits that we don’t think gets the respect it deserves among drinkers, and we have committed ourselves to doing something about that.

Anyway…

With all that in mind, we have news that the crew at Philadelphia Distilling will have their new Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin in all Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores starting today.

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Han Chiang Decapitates A Pig For Munchies

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Munchies has another “Chef’s Night Out” videos, and this time they’re hanging out with Han Chiang, some of his crew from Han Dynasty, and a bunch of other Philly notables. It takes all of 49 seconds before the director shows the Rocky statue for the first time, but after that, things settle down into a kind of pinwheel of debauchery in which Han and his crew drink, talk Szechuan food, drink, talk shit, do shots, talk with Ben and Christina Miller from Barbacoa, eat some testicles, do more shots, eat a lamb eyeball taco, go to Amis, decapitate a pig, drink more, go to Prime Stache for wings (and more drinks), then head back to Han Dynasty for Szechuan hot pot and a philosophical walk-off where Han talks about playing Clash Of Clans and wonders where all the strippers are.

Really, it’s the kind of thing you have to see for yourself.

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