Victory! Whole Foods Sells Wine Now

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If you live in Center CityWynnewoodDevonGlen MillsPlymouth Meeting or Allentown, your local Whole Foods now sells wine.

No, really! Basically, if the store you’ve been going to for your cruelty-free cleaning products and free-range alfalfa also sells beer, then they will now be selling wine, too. And this all just started today.

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“Newember” Happy Hour Deals Continue At The Trestle Inn

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The Trestle Inn has long been a go-to whiskey bar for the Foobooz World HQ staff and accomplices. Last month, they made drinking here an even more attractive proposition with an oversized regular happy hour, an additional late-night happy hour, plus some nice specials for those making the trek out to Callowhill.

The good news? What was originally a November promotion (called, weirdly, “Newember”) has now been extended into December (probably because the name still technically applies) and beyond. We’ve got all the details below, including on their coffee cocktail–not a hot drink, but still one that comes caffeinated, which is always nice.

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You Can Now Buy Wine At Whole Foods

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If you live in Center City, Wynnewood, Devon, Glen Mills, Plymouth Meeting or Allentown, your local Whole Foods now sells wine.

No, really! Basically, if the store you’ve been going to for your cruelty-free cleaning products and free-range alfalfa also sells beer, then they will now be selling wine, too. And this all just started today.

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Tonight: Spirits & Suds with Santa on East Passyunk Avenue

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Looking for something to do tonight? Well we’ve got the perfect thing, because starting at 5:30 Jim Beam, Pinnacle and Yelp are hosting a Santa-themed bar crawl on East Passyunk Avenue. A $5 ticket includes a Santa or elf hat, the opportunity to drink $4 holiday cocktails featuring Jim Beam and Pinnacle, $3 craft beers, and to eat bar snacks for $5 or less–all with a crowd of other like-minded strangers who want to dress up in funny hats and drink too much on a Wednesday night.

Each purchase comes with a stamp for your Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card with a maximum of two stamps per person per location (thereby forcing you to spread the holiday cheer around). Five stamps gets you a chance to win $275 in gift certificates and other prizes.

Want to know who’s playing along tonight? So glad you asked…

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Really, Really Fine Dining In Wayne, PA

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What do Ian Moroney of Pumpkin, Andrew Deery of Majolica, Ralph Fernandez of Autograph and Peter Gilmore of Gilmore’s all have in common? His name is Alex Hardy, and he’s the executive chef of a new restaurant called At the Table. On November 16th, he and his wife Tara Buzan opened this 20-seat restaurant in the heart of Wayne, PA.

“We wanted to bring really, really fine dining to the area,” said Alex.

Before Alex was an executive chef, before he worked with some of the best chefs in the country, before he attended Johnson and Wales University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts, he worked as a dishwasher. “In going through the process of my career it’s very important to know–to some degree–all the elements of a restaurant,” he said. “You have to know how things go together–the flavors, the balance, the presentation.”

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Philly Art & Food Event to Support Latino Community

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Cooks Who Care are joining Taller Puertorriqueño, a Latino arts organization, for a night of artist-inspired food and drink.

This second annual Philly Art & Food event is sponsored by Restaurantware and will be held at Coda Philly. Guests will sample dishes by several of Philadelphia’s most talented chefs (including last year’s winner, Alex Boonphaya), and the chefs will offer samples inspired by Latino artists as they compete to win the Singer Equipment’s Culinary Champion and Amoretti’s Pastry Champion awards.

We’ve got a full list of the competing chefs and some more details below.

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DiBruno Bros. Presents Truffle Mania

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This week, Di Bruno Bros is hosting samplings, meals, information sessions and a contest all in celebration of a 300g white truffle worth $5,000 they bought for charity (that’s it pictured above, and its name is Bruno). And while it might not look like much, it is essentially the diamond of the food world owing to its rarity and supposed aphrodisiac properties. Here’s how you can get involved:

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Heritage Presents First FRYday on First Friday

first-fryyay-heritage-400We didn’t think that First Friday, Philadelphia’s monthly celebration of art and artists needed revision. But we thoroughly appreciate Heritage’s addition this month of Sly Fox Beer specials and fried food cooked by chef Sean Magee. The event at the Norther Liberties restaurant will include live jazz music, a mellow dinner jazz session by Tom Moon’s Love Room and a classic soul, funk and jazz session by The Sermon!

There will also be the chance to browse and buy artwork from featured InLiquid artists. Featured artists include Brendan McAtamney, who makes wooden bowls with stock lumber and salvaged wood, Sandra Tarcov who specializes in hand-woven beadwork and Matthew Hall who makes whiskey drawings.

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Ramen Pop-Up at Taqueria Feliz

A Mexican bao bun? It's happening this week in Manayunk.

A Mexican bao bun? It’s happening this week in Manayunk.

Have you ever felt like your burrito needed more noodles? Or your ramen needed more tortilla chips? Neither have we, nonetheless we’re intrigued by the pop-up Taqueria Feliz has planned. The Manayunk Mexican restaurant is hosting a ramen pop-up. Mexican-Asian fusion might sound weird but we’re willing to give dishes like Ramen Poblano a try.

And the Main Street bar will also be well stocked with Sapporo Pilsner and Black Raspberry “Sake-Ritas.”

Check out the rest of the menu.

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