Who Wants A Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s Ice Cream / Federal Dounts Collaboration?

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What happens when three of Philly’s strangest favorite local businesses get together for a one-night-only collaboration? Fan-crazed mayhem and food-induced comas resulting from donut and fried chicken inspired pizza and ice cream, that’s what.

Which is why we’re warning you in advance about this week’s event. Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are back for another Third Thursdee, and their collaborative partner this time? Returning champ Federal Donuts.

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Oyster House Sixth-Annual Shucking Contest This Weekend

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If you believe you are an oyster connoisseur, you can compete in Oyster House‘s sixth annual shucking contest and win a $100 gift certificate to the Sansom Street restaurant. Or you can pay five bucks and leave the shucking to the professionals, while you enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The annual shucking contest takes place Saturday, April 18 beginning at 2 pm at Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street). The $5 admission includes complimentary tastes of all the varieties of shucked oysters. Narragansett Lager and Del’s Shandy will be $3 for the 16 oz tallboy cans.

The first shucking competition will be for the professionals, competing for a $200 cash prize and the coveted oyster shell medal. Professional shuckers include Oyster House employees as well as employees from Pennsylvania 6, Juniper Commons, The Olde Bar and Ocean Prime.  An amateur contest will follow and any prospective contestants can sign up the day of the event.

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Drexel Wants to Teach You About Restaurant Law

The lecture will be hosted by Drexel's school of Hospitality

The lecture will be hosted by Drexel’s school of Hospitality

Maybe your parents were disappointed that your love of food kept you from going to law school (what, I’m not projecting or anything).

Well, if you go to Drexel’s “Taste of Law with Greenberg Traurig, LLP” Lecture on Monday, Apr. 20, you can tell your parents that you basically went to law school anyway. And, at just $20 per person, this law school education will come with a much lower price tag than if you went the more traditional route.

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Five-Course, Four-Chef D’Artagnan Charity Dinner At Le Cheri

Meats from D'Artagnan

Meats from D’Artagnan

D’Artagnan, the meat and charcuterie purveyor to many of the best restaurants around the country, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a charity dinner party at Le Cheri. Yes, tickets are expensive. But we’re talking five courses with paired wines being prepared by some of the best chefs in the city, in celebration of one of the top purveyors in the business.

And the menu? It looks kind of amazing.

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Taco Tuesday: El Poquito Opens Outdoor Patio With New Specials

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El Poquito in Chestnut Hill is officially starting the spring  season by opening their outdoor patio tonight: Tuesday, April 14.

To celebrate the start of warm weather, they’ll be hosting a variety of events this summer including their Taco Tuesday, which will be held from 5 pm until 10 pm every Tuesday and will feature three Americano tacos for $4, three shrimp tacos for $5, and a plate of $4 mushroom tacos for those of a more vegetarian bent. Or those who just really like mushrooms.

But wait, there’s more…

Science Says Cheese Is Good For You

cheezboozSee? We told you so.

We’ve been trying to tell you for years that cheese (and whiskey and hot dogs and Sriracha) is good for you, but no one took us seriously because we’re not, you know, scientists of whatever. But despite our complete lack of education and qualifications, we stood by our convictions and have now been proven totally and completely right by science!

Okay, actually by a small study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, but who cares? First, the JofAFC is THE place to go for all your cheese-related news. And second, did I mention we were proven right by science?

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Second Filipino Pop-Up from Pelago Goes on Sale Today

pelago logoPelago, the Filipino pop-up concept from Chef Lou Boquila of Audrey Claire is preparing for their second pop-up. The first sold out quickly after we mentioned it and there’s no reason to expect tickets to this one to linger either.

The second Pelago pop-up is set for Monday, May 4th at Win Win (931 Spring Garden Street) and the four-course prixe fixe menu is $45 (cash only). There will be two seatings, the early one at 5:30 p.m. and a later option of 7:30 p.m.

Reservations open online at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 14th.

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This Weekend: Flight Market At The Linc

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This Sunday is Flight Market at Lincoln Financial Field. The event, sponsored by the Food Trust, is basically like a Night Market (but during the day) with a flea market attached. It will feature over 50 food trucks, live music, booze, 50 food trucks, activities for the kids, 50 food trucks, cheerleaders, a flea market. But most importantly, 50 food trucks.

And we have the complete list.

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PSA: NoLibs Criminals, Dos Segundos Has Cameras

dos-segundos-suspect-400Attention to Northern Liberties criminals: Cantina Dos Segundos has cameras, and they’re pretty high resolution.

Last week, footage emerged of a female customer at Dos Segundos swiping a backpack that contained a gun belonging to a Philadelphia Police officer.

Yesterday, police say Dos Segundos’ cameras picked up another crime. A suspect, described as a white male, 20-30 years-of-age with brown hair walked in and made off with a money bag containing an unspecified amount of cash.

Criminals, you need to start noticing those surveillance cameras, they’re watching you.

Anyone with information is asked to call East Detectives Division, 215-686-3243/3244.

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