Percy Street BBQ Introduces New Dish

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Stop by Percy Street BBQ to check out their new appetizer. Debuting earlier this week, it’s Grilled shrimp with watermelon butter (!!) served over Carolina gold rice and peas. It’s a perfect summer kind of dish, would make an excellent side to a half-rack of ribs, and watermelon butter just sounds kind of awesome. So get yours for just $9. And if it tastes as good as it sounds, we’re all in for a treat.

Percy Street BBQ [Foobooz]

The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmers Market This Weekend

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Between berries. stone fruits lush handfuls of basil, brightly colored bouquets of zinnias, and ever more tomatoes cropping up, this is one of the most pleasant times of the year to check out a farmer’s market. You have my permission to overwhelm yourself with zucchini, to opt for a full dozen ears of sweet corn, and to throw in that extra pint of cherries, because if we know anything it’s that summer isn’t without end and for now, it’s high July and all those vegetables aren’t gonna eat themselves.

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Tacconelli’s Has a New Location

tacconellis-maple-shade-400… in New Jersey. But except for making the trip, there isn’t much else you need to do to get a pie. That’s right, the new Tacconelli’s location in Maple Shade, which opened Thursday, won’t be making guests call ahead to reserve their dough. All you have to do is show up and feast. In fact, it’s first come, first served, no call-aheads accepted.

The new Tacconelli’s location will be at 27 W Main Street in Maple Shade.

Tacconelli’s [Facebook]

On-Demand, Delivery Ice Cream Is Real

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More ways to enjoy national ice cream month just keep on coming. And Uber car service wants to make your celebration a little bit easier, a little more whimsical and a little more spontaneous. If you find yourself with a hankering for a frozen treat on Friday July 18th between 11 a.m and 5 p.m, just open the uber app on your phone for instant access to on-demand ice cream. Wherever you are (in Philadelphia). I know what you’re thinking.

Are we being punk’d right now?

Nope. On-demand ice cream delivery is real and that makes us really happy.

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DIY Down the Shore: Eating Lolita With Marcie Turney’s Mexican-Style Street Corn

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To help your summer along, Foobooz plans to give you some recipes by notable chefs and bartenders in Philadelphia. We’re calling it the DIY Down the Shore series, and we’ll be posting them all week. We’re bringing Philly’s dining scene into your summer homes.

During the warmer months, Jersey isn’t good for just its beaches, but its sweet corn, too. Marcie Turney, executive chef and owner of basically every restaurant on 13th street in Midtown Village, knows this to be true. Turney’s summer recipe, Mexican Style Street Corn, is just about the most delicious way you can serve up one of Jersey’s best ingredients. The dish can also be found on the menu at her Mexican restaurant Lolita, but we couldn’t be happier to have this recipe in our hands. Go ahead, take it down the shore with you and see how good the summer can taste.

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Tonight: Party With Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s And Art In The Age

pizzabrainartintheageIn case you haven’t already made plans for tonight, the weirdos nice young gentlemen from Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Art In The Age are getting together for a “Third Thursdee” event in which pizzas and ice cream will be made and consumed. The pizzas will be spiked with Art In The Age liquors. As will the ice cream. And everything will be wonderful–provided you’re super into things like ham-and-pineapple pizza with ROOT glaze, RHUBARB and strawberry tea ice cream, SNAP and lemonade punch and cocktails made with fresh mint and sage-flavored liquor.

It’ll all be going down tonight, from 6-9pm, at Pizza Brain on Frankford Avenue.

Pizza Brain [Official]

Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]

Art In The Age [Twitter]

DIY Down the Shore: Derek Moorer’s Vampire Finch

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To help your summer along, Foobooz plans to give you some recipes by notable chefs and bartenders in Philadelphia. We’re calling it the DIY Down the Shore series, and we’ll be posting them all week. We’re bringing Philly’s dining scene into your summer homes.

Derek Moorer has two things going for him:

1. Danger is his middle name. I’m not kidding, his name is Derek Danger Moorer.
2. He has the keen ability to make a drink that you never heard of, and that’ll knock your socks off.

He’s one of the Ranstead Room bartenders and also one of the three heads behind the Smoke & Spice pop-up bar we mentioned last week. He gave us a drink called the Vampire Finch.

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Reading Terminal Market’s Sidewalk Sizzle & Ice Cream Freeze

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If you’re a loyal observer of National Ice Cream Month (seriously, it’s a real thing, the Internet says so) or you’re just looking for another excuse to indulge, you can’t miss the return of Reading Terminal Market’s Sidewalk Sizzle & Ice Cream Freeze. The festivities take place along Filbert street Saturday July 19th at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 13 of the terminal’s merchants will be set up selling basically everything you could possibly be craving and the Blackbird Society Orchestra will be playing for your listening pleasure. But back to the food. You can expect; ribs, turkey legs, chicken and lamb kabobs (will there be mint ice cream on the side?), cajun burgers, grilled bratwurst, and grilled bologna sandwiches (woah, isn’t January  national meat month?) as well as shrimp tacos and shrimp kabobs. Since this is a celebration of all things frozen there will be plenty of ice cream. On the menu are classic ice creams, grilled fruit sundaes and grilled gelato sandwiches. There’s also an ice cream eating contest and ice cream shuffle board if you’re in the mood to add a little friendly competition to your celebration. Chances are there’s more ice cream involved so really everyone’s a winner.

Sidewalk Sizzle & Ice Cream Freeze [Reading Terminal Market]

DIY Down the Shore: Abruzzese-Style Lamb Sausage

joe_cicala-3185To help your summer along, Foobooz plans to give you some recipes by notable chefs and bartenders in Philadelphia. We’re calling it the DIY Down the Shore series, and we’ll be posting them all week. We’re bringing Philly’s dining scene into your summer homes.

Summer is prime grilling time. There’s nothing like coming home from a day on the water, cracking open a few beers and firing up the grill. And if you consider yourself a serious grill master and are looking for your next challenge (or maybe just someone who just wants to attempt something new), Joe Cicala, executive chef at Le Virtù has shared one of his favorite recipes rooted in his family’s Italian heritage. If you’re feeling courageous we encourage you to try your hand at chef Cicala’s Abruzzese-Style Lamb Sausage. You’ll need a meat grinder and an appliance capable of stuffing the sausage, but don’t let the extra equipment scare you. These sausages are well worth the extra elbow grease.

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DIY Down The Shore: Phoebe Esmon’s Rickey

emmanuelle-interiorTo help your summer along, Foobooz plans to give you some recipes by notable chefs and bartenders in Philadelphia. We’re calling it the DIY Down the Shore series, and we’ll be posting them all week. We’re bringing Philly’s dining scene into your summer homes.

Phoebe Esmon, of Emmanuelle is one of this city’s great bartenders. She not only makes beautiful cocktails done right, but she’s well educated in what she does. So here’s a little schoolin’ from Ms. Esmon:

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