Blackfish BYOB Hosts Four Course Dinner

tautog-blackfish-940Blackfish in Conshohocken is hosting a four-course menu on Tuesday, April 28. The restaurant will be fittingly featuring the eponymous blackfish on the menu.

No, blackfish isn’t the killer whale, so don’t get all worked up about that documentary. But rather the tautog, a species of fish found along the eastern seaboard from Nova Scotia to South Carolina.

The menu is $49 per person and you can call and make reservations at 610-397-0888.

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Cocktail Classes Are Back At The Ranstead Room

ranstead-room-cocktail-classes-400Have you ever just wanted to impress your friends with your cocktail concocting skills? Well, here’s your chance to become your own personal genius mixologist (at least in your opinion).

The Ranstead Room is once again hosting their cocktail class series. Every Monday, head bartenders Anna Henderer and Derek Moorer will host a class focused on cocktail fundamentals and techniques surrounding a particular spirit.

The classes are $68 per person, which includes five cocktails, take-home bags and bar snacks–plus all the education you walk away with. The take-home bag will have goodies like bar tools, glassware and cocktail recipe cards. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

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We Have the Menu for Drexel’s Arcobaleno Pasta Dinner

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Arcobaleno Pasta Machine | It’s the Rolls-Royce of pasta extruders and it makes chefs swoon.

Last month we told you about Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s spring series of dining events. Surprisingly, tickets actually remain for some of these events, including the Arcobaleno Pasta Dinner, featuring six courses for just $75.

But now we have the full menu from chefs Stephanie Raetano (Cappofitto), Brad Daniels (Osteria), Joe Cicala (Le Virtu, Brigantessa), Michael Rouleau (Sbraga), Tod Wentz (Townsend) and Damon Menapace (Kensington Quarters).

Check it out and forget about that low-carb diet for a night.

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TONIGHT: Lobster Spaghetti Deal at Little Nonna’s

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Valeri Safran and Marcie Turney at Little Nonna’s | Photo by Jason Varney

Tonight, Little Nonna’s on Locust Street is hosting Lobster Spaghetti night. For $25, you can get a one-pound lobster with spaghetti in a San Marzano tomato sauce. Now there’s a way to take the Monday out of Monday.

This isn’t the first time Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have done this at Little Nonna’s. So make sure you’re following them (or us) on Twitter for the next announcement.

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Main Line Restaurant Week Begins Today

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Main Line Restaurant Week begins today and 15 restaurants around the area are participating. Unlike most restaurant weeks, this one actually only lasts one week, ending Sunday, April 26.

Some restaurants are offering lunch deals for under $15. Prices for dinner vary, running from $20 or $30, to $50 per person at White Dog in Wayne–which, yes, seems ridiculously high for a Restaurant Week menu, but the five-course menu they’re offering also looks ridiculously good.

Participating restaurants include 30 main, Arugula, Big Fish, Chadwick’s, DaVinci’s, Firebirds, Great American Pub, Legal Sea Foods, Pescatore, Saffron, Tango, White Dog, and White Horse Tavern. You can check out all their menus here.

Main Line Restaurant Week [Official]

TONIGHT: South Philly Barbacoa at Sancho Pistola’s

sancho pistolasIt’s volume fourteen of Sancho Pistola’s Fishtown Taco Exchange and tonight’s taco co-conspirator is South Philly Barbacoa. South Philly Barbacoa normally serves out of a food cart at 8th and Watkins on Saturday and Sunday mornings and receive nothing but glowing accolades.

Today, Monday, April 20th, Ben Miller and Christina Martinez will be showing off their pancita tacos, barbacoa tacos and consommé. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and three tacos are $9.

Check out Sancho Spielbergo’s video if you need more taco porn.

Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]

Yards Lets You Save Bees While You Get Your Buzz On

yards-bee-garden-940Bees, like sharks, are often popularly mischaracterized as evil creatures when really they do a lot of good. Bees pollinate 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat. I don’t totally know what that statistic means, or how it was figured out, but science says so and it’s not my job to be a scientist, it’s my job to eat dumplings and watch llama videos. I think. Anyway, bees are important, and Yards Brewing Company agrees.

Yards has a goal of planting 20,000 bee-friendly gardens this summer, because bees are dying. Due to a variety of circumstances like habitat destruction and pesticide usage, bees are dropping like flies. I wonder if that simile is too close to home, or, er, hive.

You can plant your own Bee garden by picking up a Yards seed packet anywhere that Yards beer is sold. The seed packets contain local flower species that are conducive to bee proliferation, and once your flower bloom you can snap a picture of it and share it with #YardsBeeGarden. You can read the full Yards manifesto on bees here.

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Night Market 2015 Schedule Announced

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Photo courtesy Tug Haines for The Food Trust

One of the best things about summer (and fall) in Philly? Night Market–those massive, one-night-only neighborhood food truck festivals that have been known to attract tens of thousands of people. So you can imagine how happy we were to see the official 2015 Night Market schedule come down this morning.

There are going to be four this year–three brand new locations and one old favorite (that isn’t Chinatown).

So you wanna know where they’re going to be?

This Weekend: Spring Has Sprung So Let’s Get Drunk

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I’m almost afraid that writing this publicly will jinx it, but it’s supposed to be 79 degrees and sunny this Saturday (April 18), which means it’s officially T-shirt weather (and that means everyone’s arms will be out, and who doesn’t love a good view of arms?).

But springtime means something else in addition to visible arm flesh: pub strolls (and allergies, but lets just talk about bar crawls.) Namely, the South Street West Business Association Pub Stroll this Saturday from 1-7pm.

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Win VIP Tickets to Philadelphia’s Wine + Food Festival

wineandfood-logoOn Wednesday, May 6th, Philadelphia magazine is hosting the annual Wine + Food Festival at Lincoln Financial Field. The event will offer over 650 samplings of exclusive wines from around the world; food from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants and an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store.

And we here at Foobooz are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the event (a $450 value).

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