Wednesday Night Wings at The Trestle Inn

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Introducing the newest hump day treat: for the month of July, The Trestle Inn is bringing you a new wing dish every Wednesday. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. stop by and get a taste of their oven-baked wings paired with a new homemade sauce or House Buffalo. And if that’s not enticing enough, you’ll also get a shot of select whiskey and a can of beer.

Bring $10 for the ticket and maybe a napkin or two because wings combined with alcohol sounds as messy as it does delicious.

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Zahav vs. Vetri at Alla Spina

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Set an alarm, drop your calls, and mark your calendar because today at 1 p.m., tickets go on sale for the next Cage Match Dinner Battle at Alla Spina. And with only 26 spots open, attendees will be competing for spots as much as the chefs will be for the winning title.

The tasty matchup will happen Wednesday, July 16 between Michael Solomonov & Co. from Zahav and Marc Vetri & Co. from Vetri. Fun fact: Solomonov used to work under Vetri. Like every competition though, there can only be one winner. Will it be student or teacher?  Insert dramatic sound effect here.

The ticket is $95 per person and a portion of the proceeds will go to Rooster Soup Company, a kickstarter put together by Federal Donuts and Broad Street Ministry.

To reserve your spot, call 215-600-0017.

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Rooster Soup Company [Foobooz]

 

Fire Won’t Stop Hawthornes 5th Annual IPA Block Party

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Despite a fire closing down Hawthornes earlier this year, nothing can stop the beer cafe from enjoying a full day of beer, food and music.

This Saturday, July 5th, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. join Hawthornes as they host the 5th Annual IPA Block Party. With drafts from all over, great food and live music going on the entire day, you should start getting excited for the weekend now. Entry is free – just pay as you go (cash only) and enjoy all this party has to offer.

Check out the official draft list below.

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Guest Burger Chef Series at REX 1516

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Blue Duck Sandwich Co. – Comes with paprika rubbed bacon, gruyere, pickled Swiss chard stems, crispy shallots and lemon Swiss chard mayo.

Starting today, Tuesday, July 1st, and continuing throughout the summer, REX 1516 will be hosting a Guest Chef Burger Series. Each week, the restaurant will bring a new burger to the menu. REX will supply the buns, burgers, sides and booze, while the guest chefs will put together a burger using their own toppings and creating an original ‘pun.’

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All-American Bars for the World Cup

Normally we don’t have any problem with Belgians. We’re big fans of the beer, the waffles, the mussels and the fries. But with today’s World Cup game, they’re our mortal enemies. So sorry, no Tripel Karmeliet, no sausage and mussels and certainly no frittes with mayo.

Instead, we’ll be going all-American today. And here are some options to keep it USA all-the-way.

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Ed Rendell Creates Special Federal Donut

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On Tuesday, July 1st all four Federal Donuts stores will debut Ed Rendell’s Ed-ible Donut, a red velvet Fancy with cream cheese frosting. The donut will be available through Saturday, July 26th. Proceeds from the donuts sale will benefit Rooster Soup Co., the Federal Donuts/Broad Street Hospitality collaborative that is currently looking to raise $150,000 via a Kickstarter campaign.

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Townsend Hosts Wine and Cheese Pairing Night

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Townsend, the two-month old but critically acclaimed restaurant, is hosting a Five-Course, “Three Way” Wine and Cheese Pairing Dinner on Thursday, July 17th. Chef-owner Townsend Wentz and General Manager/Wine Director Lauren Harris put together the night of five wines, five cheeses and five plates. “I’m always looking for new ways to share our food and our wines with our guests, and this dinner promises to be the first of many inventive pairing events,” Wentz said.

Tickets are $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Guests will get a taste of contemporary French flare and domestic and imported cheeses, all of which are paired with wines chosen by Harris.

Reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 267-639-3203.

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Clark Park’s Awesome Fest Begins Today

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The Clark Park Farmers’ Market has just released information on their summer-long festivities, all of which start today, June 26th, and will continue every Thursday during the summer. The weekly event will feature Vendy Award winning food trucks, a free 7-week outdoor film series, prizes and demonstrations.

And what’s on schedule for today? The food trucks lining up for Awesome Fest, the free summer long outdoor movie series, will be Poi Dog, Curbside Creamery, Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart, Pie Stand and Flavor Spot. Trucks open at 3 p.m and the movie, Riot on the Dance Floor, starts at 9 p.m. Plus free demonstrations, led by our very own Emily Teel, will be going on from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Attendees will learn how to preserve the fruit and vegetables from the farmers’ market in their own home. And you might even be able to snag a prize while you watch. The demonstrations will be a monthly event.

Clark Park is located at 43rd Street between Baltimore and Chester Avenues.

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Di Bruno Bros. Present Cheese Rock Stars

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For the love of cheese. This Thursday, June 26th, at 6:30 p.m. the Rittenhouse Di Bruno Bros. will host an International Cheesemaker Rock Stars Dinner. Attendees will be served cheese-focused dishes from six of the top cheese makers along with beer by Brooklyn Brewery. Preparing your food will be José Luis Martín of Manchego 1605, Sam Holden of Hafod Welsh Organic Cheddar, Betty Koster of L’Amuse Gouda, Philippe Goux of Marcel Petite Comté, Giorgio Cravero of Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano, and Joe Schneider of Stichelton.

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