Talking with the Chefs from This Year’s Audi Feastival

As we mentioned last week, the end of summer means that the 2017 Audi Feastival is coming — the annual food and drink event held to benefit FringeArts. It’s a helluva party, bringing in the best chefs, the best restaurants and all of Philly’s artsy swells. And this year, we’re going to talk with some of the chefs responsible for making this event as cool as it is in a series of Facebook Live videos.

And the first one, an interview with Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca from Poi Dog, will be happening today, September 5th, at 2:30 p.m.

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Where To Eat This Weekend: All-Houston Edition

Proceeds from the roasted veal loin with smoked carrot romesco, green onions, and hazelnuts at a.kitchen will go to the #chefs4Houston hurricane relief effort. a.kitchen/Twitter

We know that a lot of you are going to be out of the city this weekend. We know that most of you are already gone. But for those of you sticking around, we’re focusing this week’s Where To Eat on restaurants that are doing charity work for the people (and pets) of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

So let’s go do some good this weekend, huh? And we can start with…

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Sneak Preview: October Classes at COOK

Tomorrow, the October schedule for classes at COOK goes live. And they’ve got another packed month, with everyone from Bistro La Minette’s Kenny Bush and Damon Menapace from Kensington Quarters to the crews from Stockyard, Scarpetta and Fork.

As always, the best classes fill up fast. But you folks are getting an early look. So plan your schedule, make your choices and be ready to hit COOK’s website at 2 p.m. tomorrow with your credit card in hand.

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The Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party Is Happening This Thursday

This week, 9 of the the region’s best craft distillers are getting together for a party at Philadelphia Distilling’s new Fishtown headquarters. Samples of all their best products will be poured. Food is being provided by MilkBoy’s Chris Beyer and the crew from Twisted Tail (two restaurants that know a thing or two about pairing food and booze). There will be basket auctions from each of the distilleries, and one big one for those of you looking to build a kick-ass home bar full of local spirits.

And the best news? Tickets will only run you $30.

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Philly’s Best Local Distilleries Are Throwing A Party

You guys like booze, right? Of course you do. That’s half the reason we do what we do over here. And if you’re here, you probably have at least a passing interest in local spirits.

Well I’ve got some very good news for you. Next Thursday, August 24, nine of the best distilleries in the region are all getting together at Philadelphia Distilling’s brand new Fishtown HQ to throw one big, boozy party. And you’re invited.

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Where to Eat This Weekend: Party Like Donald Trump

Photo courtesy of Oyster House

Congratulations! You made it to the weekend without melting. I think that calls for a celebration, don’t you? And whether you’re looking for a lobster dinner, French food, cheap shots, barbecue or just somewhere to party with a bunch of your friends in Atlantic City, we’ve got you covered.

And as always, if this list of weekend diversions isn’t enough for you, don’t forget to check out our list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, just updated for the summer.

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Tickets Go On Sale Today for This Year’s Audi FEASTIVAL

Audi FEASTIVAL

I know it’s summer. And I know that summers in Philly are absolutely full of awesome food events. But those of you out there who know a thing or two also know that some of those events are more important than others. If you’re serious about this kind of thing, some of them are just can’t-miss.

Audi FEASTIVAL is one of those. And today we get to announce that this year’s party has a date and a location, and that for those of you willing to buy your tickets early, you’ll get $75 off by using our Foobooz discount code.

Interested? Thought you might be. Here’s what you need to know.

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Sneak Preview: August Classes at COOK

It’s that time again. Tickets for August classes at COOK are going on sale today at 2pm, but we just got an early look at the schedule. So for those of you who knows how this goes (the best classes sell out super-fast, those who want in need an advantage), we’re here to help with a sneak preview of the schedule. So whether you’re looking for a Hawaiian luau with the Poi Dog crew, a night of Sicilian summer treats from Michael Vincent Ferreri or a crash course on cooking tomatoes from Joncarl Lachman, take a look through this list, make your picks, and be ready to start clicking when the schedule goes live at 2pm.

So without further ado, here’s what August looks like at COOK.

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Here’s How You Can Get Drunk on a Boat in Philly

See that ship up there? That’s the Spirit of Philadelphia. And it has seen some shit.

Now, I’m just guessing here, because I’ve never been on one of the Yards Brews Cruises (which are back again this year, hence this post). But seriously, when you’re mixing lots of beer, watercraft and local radio DJs, people are not climbing aboard for the lovely views and civilized atmosphere.

Or again, maybe they are. I don’t know. I’m just saying, if it was me? I’d be there wearing jorts, floaties (for safety) and one of those beer hats that hold two beers at once. And that’s it.

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