Tonight: Pumpkin Beers For You People Who Have To Have Your Pumpkin Beers

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So we really can’t complain any more about the whole pumpkin beer thing because now, with a few leaves on the ground and the seasons actually changing, autumn beers finally seem appropriate. Or, if not appropriate, at least more appropriate than they were in, say, mid-August on a 90-degree night.

Anyway, Red Owl Tavern is blowing it out tonight with a Fall Equinox Tap Takeover featuring nothing but autumnal brews–pumpkin beers, ciders, even a pear wheat.

They actually tapped the six kegs of pumpkin beer at 10am this morning. So, if you’ve somehow been holding out this long against the overwhelming tide, this is your moment. Get over to the Red Owl and start drinking now.

And we’ve even got the tap list

Al Paris And Chris Kearse Collaboration Dinner At Heirloom

heirloom1Chef Al Paris has been running a series of collaboration dinners at Heirloom, his Chestnut Hill BYOB. He’s already had Georges Perrier in the kitchen, cookbook author Aliza Green, and Josh Lawler from The Farm And The Fisherman, and now it’s time for Will’s Chris Kearse to step behind the stoves.

The dinner is happening October 8. It’ll run you $65 (plus tax and tip), and there will be two seatings, at 5:30 and 8pm.

And of course we have the menu.

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TONIGHT: Two Puffy Ducks at Sancho Pistola’s

PUFFY-duck-940Kris Serviss, who is justabouttoopen Blue Duck Sandwich Company at 2859 Holme Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia is showing off his taco making ability at tonight’s Fishtown Taco Exchange at Sancho Pistola’s.

The COOK Masters program alum is preparing “The Puffy Duck,” duck confit, traditional mole, plum, pear and daikon kimchi, red cabbage and charred scallion crema, served on a deep fried tortilla.

The tacos are available after 9 p.m. and come two to an order for $13.

Check out the video of Kris Serviss preparing the “Puffy Duck.”

Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]
Blue Duck Sandwich Company [Foobooz]

Four Seasons Food Truck Is in Town

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Cheesesteak Spring Rolls at the Four Seasons Food Truck

Four Seasons Hotels has launched a food truck tour. The FS Taste Truck is making stops in nine cities as it travels from Boston to Miami. This week the food truck is in Philadelphia. Tonight, the truck will be at the hotel from 5:30 to 8 p.m., offering a locally influenced menu to hotel guests and people near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway hotel. A portion of proceeds will be going to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for cancer research.

Check out the schedule and menu »

Celebrate Franklin Fountain’s Tenth Anniversary

franklin fountain 10Celebrate The Franklin Fountain’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6 p.m. at 116 Market Street.

The old timey American soda fountain with the well-informed staff dressed in period attire and house-made ice cream has been in business for ten years and it is celebrating with a street fair.

The celebration will include live music throughout the day. A children’s booth with face-painting, arts and crafts, ice cream and candy will serve the kids, and a Brown Swiss dairy cow named “Bessie Ross” will be on hand and udderly fantastic.

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Yards PYNK Event Series Kicks Off

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Join Yards Brewing Co. for their annual Yards Pynk events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are brunches, PYNK cocktails, PYNK ice cream, a Weezer cover band, a reasonable excuse to go to the Hard Rock Cafe, and more. Proceeds from these events will help sponsor breast cancer research and treatments, and we’ve got a list of the upcoming events below.

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TONIGHT: Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

baltimore-ave-dollar-stroll-940While many will be enjoying Feastival this evening, there’s another food event that won’t completely drain your wallet. The Dollar Stroll on Baltimore Avenue is happening tonight, September 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Various vendors will offer $1 deals of food and beverage ranging from craft brews to ethnic bites.

In addition to $1 food and drink options, the September Dollar Stroll will feature live entertainment including jugglers, fire artists and music from Y-Not Radio at the 46th Street Triangle.

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This Saturday: A Germantown Avenue Brewpub Crawl

germantown-ave-cartelSaturday, September 20th from noon until 5 p.m. a continuous bus loop will connect three of Philadelphia’s most talented brewers; Paul Rutherford of Iron Hill Brewery Chestnut Hill, Scott Morrison of Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, and Tom Baker of Earth Bread & Brewery. The crawl will supply attendees with three one-of-a-kind brews made especially for the occasion. The brewers have come together to brew specialty collaboration beers at each brewery.

The Germantown Avenue Cartel Crawl costs $20 (tickets are on sale at all ofthe brewpubs) and each patron will receive a ticket to take with them to each stop where bartenders then stamp tickets for their allotted 12 ounce pour. Attendees may purchase additional Cartel beers at a discounted price, enjoy other in-house beers, and have access to each brewpub all day. The brewers will also be on site at each location to answer questions and provide insight into their brewing experiences.

 Germantown Avenue Brewers Cartel [Facebook]

Last Chance For Feastival Tickets (And A 20% Discount)

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Setup has already begun down at Penn’s Landing for tonight’s big Feastival bash. So, if you’re still interested in going, this is pretty much your last chance to score tickets. A couple things to remember:

Thing 1) Tickets are steep, but we’re talking 80-odd restaurants represented and many of the best chefs in Philly on hand to keep you full of snacks from the minute you arrive until the minute they put out the lights. Also, if past years are any indication, there’ll be ample amount of booze to keep you well-lubricated throughout the evening.

Thing 2) It’s for a good cause. The whole shebang is in support of FringeArts, which is pretty cool.

Thing 3) A couple days ago, we told you about a discount code that’ll get you 20% off tickets. As far as we know, that’s still working today.

Hope to see you all there tonight.

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