Reading Terminal Market has recently upgraded its facilities in a $3.4 million expansion including the addition of larger bathrooms, new vendor space, a multipurpose room dedicated to retired Inquirer reported Rick Nichols, and a revamped demonstration kitchen. To celebrate the opening of these new spaces Reading Terminal and its vendors are hosting a variety of events during Dedication Week from June 18th-23rd.
Highlights of the Reading Terminal Market Dedication Week include:
Monday June 18th
Avenue D Renovation Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 10am
Mayor Nutter will help cut the ribbon to officially open the new vendor space on Avenue D. The Market History Exhibit will also be unveiled.
Chef Bill Beck Creates World’s Largest Train Wreck, 12pm
Bill Beck of Beck’s Cajun Café will be cooking up a six-foot Train Wreck, his award winning sandwich, for the public in La Cucina. The Train Wreck is a cheesesteak with smoky andouille sausage, spicy salami and Beck’s own signature Creole Mayo fromNew Orleans.
Tuesday June 19th
Cooking With Sal, 12pm
Sal Vetri and Brad Spence of Amis Restaurant will be doing a demonstration at La Cucina.
Wednesday June 20th
Dipping Into Philly’s Ice Cream Roots, 12pm
Bassetts Ice Cream and the Berley Bros will be cooling down La Cucina with a demonstration.
Food Blogger Panel, 5pm
Michael Klein of The Insider, Claire Batten of phillyfoodlovers.com, and Kaitlin Lunny of icancookthat.org and more will appear for discussion in the Rick Nichols room.
Thursday June 21st
Making Some Serious Dough, 5pm
Wendy Born and James Barrett, owners of Metropolitan Bakery, will be hanging out in La Cucina.
Friday June 22nd
Made in Germany, 5pm
Doug Hager and Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz and the soon to open RTM addition Wursthaus Schmitz will be demonstrating at La Cucina.
All events are free and open to the public.