One of Philadelphia’s most well-known kitchen-less chefs will have a home for the night when Jen Carroll steps behind the stoves to work as sous chef for Marcus Samuelsson, who is coming to town as part of the First Person Arts festival.
N3RD Market, located on Church St between American and 2nd Streets in Old City from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, is hosting a really sweet pop up: Philadelphia’s beloved Federal Donuts. Chef Matt Klein of FedNuts will reveal a selection of one-time-only donuts flavored by a curated collection of N3RD MRKT ingredients, such as plum butter pecan, smoked paprika bacon and salted chocolate tahini. Weckerly’s Ice Cream will also be serving up fall-flavored scoops of a pumpkin latte ice cream.
And as if that isn’t sweet enough, Conshohocken’s Tradestone Confections will make their N3RD MRKT debut by serving hot chocolate to pair with the treats.
So whether you’re craving something sweet after lunch or you need something to brighten up the beginning of the week, today N3RD Market is the place to be.
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Chef Andrew Wood of Russet is hosting a series of pasta-making classes for up to 25 guests on one Monday each month (starting this evening). Guests are taught how to make dough (Chef Wood grinds his own flour for this and all pasta at Russet) and roll a variety of pasta shapes. Sounds like a good time, but the real positive in going to such a class is in eating the pasta.
So, afterwards, the Chef will take all of the pasta made by the class and cook a dinner for the group, which includes house-cured charcuterie, salads, antipasti and the pasta as the main course. Pie, cake or tart will be for dessert.
Chris Kearse is preparing a special Pumpkin Tasting Menu for Tuesday, October 21st at Will BYOB. The five course dinner will be $55 and include dishes like Nori + Black Lime Cured Kampachi served with pumpkin seeds, kumquat and country ham dashi.
Take that, pumpkin spice latte.
Tis the season for hayrides, corn mazes, and picking the perfect pumpkin. But for all of us city slickers for whom South Jersey’s farmland is a major excursion, Reading Terminal is taking care of things.
This Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 until 4:00, the Market is shutting down Filbert Street between 11th and 12th and jamming it full of hay bales, corn stalks, and as much seasonal goodness as possible. For the past 14 years, the Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival has meant games and a pumpkin patch for kids, but this year they’re upping the ante a bit. Sure, there will be savory edibles like barbecued ribs, turkey legs, pot roast sammies, and various pumpkin and butternut squash dishes. And naturally, there will be sweets like candied apples, sweet potato pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and sundaes loaded with fall flavors. But just for you food people for whom nothing is ever quite enough, this year chef Nick Macri will also be roasting a whole Border Springs Farm lamb. And if that’s still not exciting enough, here’s the real game changer: For the first time ever the Harvest Festival will also have a beer garden. Hosted by market vendor Molly Malloy’s, this weekend you’ll be able to wash down your pumpkin fondue with Victory’s Festbier, Hopdevil, and Lager or – why not – a Pumpkin Ale by Starr Hill.
Keep an eye on Reading Terminal’s Twitter feed for further updates: @RdgTerminalMkt
On Sunday, October 19th, The Bloody Mary Libation Party will be hosting their first Bloody Mary Festival at Howl at the Moon from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Libation Party will be gathering the 10 – 12 purveyors (bars and restaurants) that make the best Bloody Marys in Philly. Restaurants and bars supplying the beloved brunch cocktails include Ela, Nodding Head Brewery, Bar Ferdinand and more.
There will be expert judges voting for the best Bloody Mary. Each attendee will also cast a vote for their favorite Bloody Mary and help crown the title of “The People’s Choice.” There will also be local artisan food samples and music.
Beginning on October 22nd Supper will be hosting “Happy Hour Happynings” on every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
So what the hell is a “Happyning,” you ask? Kind of like a guided, themed happy hour. And this month’s theme features one of the world’s greatest culinary creations: cheese.
The “Cheese 101″ happy hour will be hosted at the restaurant by chef/owner Mitch Prensky and Whole Foods Market’s cheese guru Mike Coffey. For $15 per person, the duo will show you how to put together the perfect cheese board, discuss cheese myths, and supply you with samples of favored cheese from the Whole Foods board, with accompaniments.
And this being happy hour, of course there will be happy-hour-priced cocktails, beers and wines for your pairing pleasure.
If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.
The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like: Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.
If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.
This weekend, on Friday October 17th, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting its 4th Sixpoint Showcase.
Rated as on of the Philadelphia’s 50 best bars, Johnny Brenda’s exclusively serves local brews. However, the Sixpoint Showcase is an annual exception. There will be tons of Sixpoint Brewery creations on tap–both old favorites and limited brews.
And yes, we have a tap list: