Where To Eat This Weekend: A Whole Mansion Filled With Beer

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So here we are — another Friday afternoon in the waning weeks of summer. And while things in town are certainly starting to feel like they’re slowing down, that doesn’t mean you have to. You’re going to need somewhere to eat this weekend, right? Maybe somewhere to have a drink? Possibly a beer or three?

Have no fear. We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

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Philly Chefs Want to Serve You Beef From Potato Chip-Eating Cows

Free for the cows anyway… // Photo via Facebook

Happy Monday, everyone. Glad to see you made it through the weekend in one piece. If you’ve found your way here this morning, it’s probably because you’re looking for the world’s best mai tai, the world’s first oyster vending machine or the world’s scariest new (food-based) A.I..

Or maybe you’re just wondering about those potato chip-fed cows right here in Pennsylvania which local chefs are going nuts over? Yeah, I thought it might be that.

Read on, my friends…

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Sneak Preview: September at COOK

I know it’s weird to already be thinking about September, but for those of you who frequent COOK’s classes, that time has come. On Monday at noon, they’re releasing their September class schedule. As always, the best classes are going to sell out fast (particularly since summer will be over at that point and everyone will be back in town). But we’re here to help with an early look at what’s on offer for all of you out there who want to plan ahead and get a jump on the competition.

So whether you’re looking to learn about mushrooms with George Sabatino, have a sausage party with Nick Macri, or eat some Taiwanese street food with the owners of Baology, this is where you want to be.

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Eat Your Vegetables and Drink Your Whiskey

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Happy Friday everyone! And congratulations on making it to the end of another week. If you’re anything like me, what you need right now are some donuts, a sandwich, a little lobster and a stiff drink, though not necessarily in that order.

But we can help! And let’s start off this week with that drink…

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Two Philly Restaurants Make the Bon Appétit List of Best New Restaurants in America

This morning, Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer from Bon Appétit dropped their list of 50 finalists for their 2017 America’s Best New Restaurants list. It’s divided by region, covering everything from the obvious (Brooklyn, Brooklyn and Brooklyn) to the more out of the way, like Oxford Mississippi, Minneapolis, and my former home of Aurora, Colorado.

Along the way, the Bon Ap team managed to find Philly on the map. And this year they picked two of our local restaurants to sit among the finalists. And those two are…

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Brick And Mortar Is Over And Done


Brick and Mortar — the Callowhill gastropub that lasted two years at 315 North 12th Street, in the Goldtex Building — is gone. Owner Mike Welsh confirmed it for us about an hour ago, but staunchly refused to answer any questions as to why, exactly, the place went under. Wouldn’t even speculate. So for all we know, he ran over a witch with his car. Or was cursed by a genie. Or maybe the Goldtex Building was erected on an ancient Indian burial ground. We just don’t know.

Or do we?

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Monday Morning TL;DR: How to Cook Pancakes With a Laser


So that’s another weekend over and another work week begun. If you’ve found yourself here, it’s probably because you heard the rumor that the kid who played Hot Pie on Game of Thrones has started his own bakery (true), or that the father of one of the best-known chefs in San Francisco invented the McDonald’s Value Meal (also true). But we’ve also got stories about baking bread in space, making pancakes with lasers, and a new gin that comes with motorcycle parts in every bottle–which might just be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

Oh, wait. No it’s not. That would be the list of food and drink available for purchase by humans at the Texas State Fair. Which includes (but is not limited to) Oreo beer. Read on…

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TALK Is Preparing To Shake Up Walnut Street (Again)

TALK–the new acronymical restaurant from Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan (Tim Andrew Lanza Kochan, get it?)–is building out in the former L’Image Photography Studio space at 2121 Walnut Street. This is an address we’ve been watching for quite some time because it’s… Well, it’s perfect. At least from the outside, it has everything a Philly restaurateur could want in 2017.

Which is to say its on the Schuykill end of Walnut Street. And really, that’s all that matters.

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