As we do every month, we’re giving you, the wise Foobooz reader, a chance to get ahead of the curve and take an early look at the schedule of upcoming classes at COOK. Like always, we’re showing this to you today in advance of the schedule being released to the public tomorrow and tickets for classes going on sale at 2pm. Like always, there are a bunch of really interesting classes coming up that a lot of you are no doubt interested in.
But this time around, we also have something special. Something REALLY special. It’s a Foobooz Open Stove night that we organized as part of the 40 public events Philadelphia magazine is doing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Best of Philly issue. And it truly will be a night you don’t want to miss.
On Tuesday, July 30th, we have two of the best chefs in the area stepping into the cage. Joe Cicala of Le Virtu and Joey Baldino from Zeppoli will be coming together to fight it out in the biggest, craziest, most totally awesome Open Stove Masters night we have ever planned. There will be drinking. There might be dancing. There will be surprises and challenges and tests of manhood and… Well, we honestly don’t know what else will happen because we’ve never had a night on the books quite like this one.
We’re warning you early because this one is going to sell out in, like, a minute. COOK will be releasing a limited number of tickets tomorrow (which I highly suggest you purchase THE MINUTE THEY GO ON SALE), and then we will be opening up a second block of seats around July 1 (we’ll warn you before it happens). But however you choose to go about it, I highly suggest you join us. I promise that it will be a night for the history books.
And hey, in the meantime, there are a lot of other nights in July, and here’s what’s happening on some of them:
July 2:Taco Tuesday with Gina Rodriguez of Serrano
July 7: 2PM Gluten-free Baking with Rebecca Rosenbloom
July 8: 11AM Kids Camp with Lee Ann of Under The Icing (daily through 7/12)
July 10: An Evening With Michael Santoro of The Mildred and Mitch Skwer of The Wine Merchant
July 11: BBQ That’s Good For You with Katie Cavuto Boyle of Healthy Bites
July 12: A Bastille Day Soiree with Michele Haines of Spring Mill Café
July 13: Modern Hawaiian Fare with Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca of Poi Dog Snack Shop
July 14: 5PM A Sardinian Supper with Adam Leonti of Vetri
July 15: An Evening with Rob Marzinsky of Fitler Dining Room
July 16: Indian-Inspired Fast, Fresh and Simple Fare with Hope Cohen, Author or “Fast, Fresh and Simple”
July 17: A Global Hot Dog Adventure with Keith Garabedian of Hot Diggity
July 19: Thai One On with Chris Nguyen of Fire & Ice Restaurant
July 20: 3PM Desserts in the Raw with Sally Eisenberg of Nourish Ur Life
July 21: 2PM Kimchi-101 with Amanda Feifer of Phickle.com
July 24: Calypso Cuisine: Trinidadian Classics with Iman Marcano-Sowell of The Mini Trini
July 25: COOKing For Your Kids with Brian Ricci of Kennett
July 26: Brazilian Cocktail Dinner with Krista Dumser of Leblon Cachaça & Cedilla Liqueur de Acai
July 27: Neapolitan Pizza Dough Technique with Lauren Weitman and Michael Pasquarello of Bufad Pizza
July 28: 12PM Philly’s Best Brunch with Stacey DiPlacidio of The Fitzwater Café
July 30: “Best of Philly” Open Stove: Battle Not-Your-Average Joe (Joey Baldino of Zeppoli Vs Joe Cicala of Le Virtu)
July 31: Roof To Table: An Evening with Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia