Cyber Monday Deal: Philly Cooks

philly-cooks-400We here at Philadelphia magazine can get into the Cyber Monday bonanza too. Today, Monday, November 30th you can receive $5 off of the early bird ticket price for Philly Cooks, your chance to meet Philadelphia’s top chefs and try their food under one roof.

Philly Cooks is happening on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Center City Marriott. In addition to all of the food, there will also be hand-crafted cocktails, live music, a dessert lounge and much more.

Use the promotional code CYBER to get your discount. Early bird pricing ends 12/31/2015.

Philly Cooks [Philadelphia Magazine]

Opening Tonight: Tredici Enoteca

tredici-enotecaTonight, the owners of Zavino in Midtown Village and University City debut the opening of another restaurant right across the street.

Greg Dodge of Zavino Hospitality Group introduces Tredici Enoteca at 13th and Sansom Streets, across from its sister restaurant. The Enoteca, which means “wine repository,” will serve Mediterranean-style cuisine with a focus on an affordable and diverse Italian wine bar.

The drink selection provides premium wines by the bottle, glass, or through the cruvient, a six-bottle preserving system at the bar. Similar to a draft system, the wines will be kept fresh, temperature controlled and served by the glass.

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Brewery ARS Lands on West Passyunk

The brothers

The brothers, Sean and Andrew Arsenault

After a year long search, twin brothers Sean and Andrew Arsenault have locked down a home for their Brewery ARS. The brothers, who are both engineers by day (Andrew, an environmental engineer used to work for Victory Brewing), just got the keys for 1927-1929 West Passyunk Avenue. The old double-wide garage will be transformed into a 10 barrel, 1,600 square foot brewery and tasting room.

The brothers are now diving deep into paperwork for state and federal brewing licensing plus the paperwork to convert the old garage into a brand new brewery.

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Bud & Marilyn’s Begins Serving Lunch

Fried Chicken Bucket - For lunch at Bud & Marilyn's

Fried Chicken Bucket – For lunch at Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s is now serving lunch Monday through Friday. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest restaurant is serving up the likes of fried chicken by the bucket (pictured) and smoked beet reubens.

Lunch is served from noon to 3 p.m. and the menu is broken down into five sections including chicken and hot buttered buns.

The buns section includes:

  • Chilled Lobster Buns
  • Korean Glazed Toful Buns
  • Nashville Hot Buns

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Talula’s Daily Hosting Slow Fires Cookbook Dinner

slow-fires-400wOn Monday, November November 30th, Aimee Olexy and Talula’s Daily are hosting chef Justin Smillie of the acclaimed Upland in New York. It’s a night of Starr Restaurants synergy (Upland is a Starr restaurant) as Smillie will be celebrating his new cookbook, Slow Fires during the $100 per person dinner. The book explores the fundamentals of braising, roasting and grilling as well as how to break those rules.

Diners will have a chance to chat with Smillie after he cooks dishes from his book. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and a wine pairing will be available for an additional $60. Pick up a signed copy of Slow Fires for $40 at the event.

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Final Days for Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House

It is the last weekend for Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House. The Philadelphia institution is closing after 103 years. Located at 1020 South 2nd Street for the past 40 years, the restaurant’s closing further shuts the door on the tradition of the Philadelphia oyster house.

Third generation owners, Ken and Skip Snock are both in their 60s and looking to step away from the business. The property has been for sale since late 2014.

In the 1870s, Philadelphians consumed 12 oysters a week and some 2,419 Philadelphia hotels, oyster houses, restaurants and saloons served oysters. And that’s not counting the roving peddlers and curbside stands. By the late 1950s, 95% of the Delaware Bay’s oysters had been wiped out by disease. With the dropoff in local oysters, oyster houses also faced extinction.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Foobooz

As is our tradition here at Foobooz, we end our pre-Thanksgiving posts with WKRP in Cincinnati’s “Turkeys Away” episode. One of the finest bits of comedy ever created. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth the 24 minutes. And if then you’ve already hit Play.
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Black Friday Means Dark Beers at These Philly Bars

Black truffle deviled eggs and a black beer at Bru | Photo via Bru Craft & Wurst

Black truffle deviled eggs and a black beer at Bru | Photo via Bru Craft & Wurst

Somewhere along the line someone got the good idea to tap some stouts, porters, black IPAs and other dark beers on Black Friday. And so now that’s becoming as much a tradition as heading out to the mall early. But we have to say, dark beers appeal to us a lot more than heading out to a big box store while its still dark out.

So check out these dark beers on Black Friday specials, and one that couldn’t wait till Friday.

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