What’s a Weekend Without Football?

sports-triva-fb-796x1024What’s a weekend without football? Well it’s pretty awful. All anyone does is talk about Tom Brady’s balls. If you want to get beyond that, head to Founding Fathers Sports Bar at 1617 South Street on Sunday afternoon, at 5:30 p.m. for an all-football Quizzo hosted by Johnny Goodtimes.

In addition to the quiz, select craft beer will be available for $4.50 and nachos and quesadillas will be $5.

Founding Fathers Sports Bar [Foobooz]

Foobooz Six Pack: Philly’s Best Pie

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Double Crust Apple Pie à la mode from Jones

Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.

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Fond Adds $35 Prix Fixe, Revamps Menus for Winter

Chef's Table at Fond

Chef’s Table at Fond

Fond on East Passyunk Avenue has updated its menu for winter 2015. Lee Styer and Jesse Prawlucki’s restaurant is now offering a $35 prix fixe menu that changes weekly.

That’s in addition to the regular a la carte menu and the five ($59) and seven course ($69) menus, Fond’s Chef’s Table can be reserved for four to ten people and chef Styer will work with his guests to create a custom nine-course tasting menu.

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A Look Inside the Vetri/Morimoto Collaboration Dinner

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Remember that collaboration dinner we told you about a couple weeks ago? The two-night-only, side-by-side Vetri/Morimoto pairing event? Yeah, well it sold out fast and is happening tonight, but for all of you out there who aren’t one of the 32 people total who will get to actually eat this meal, here’s a quick look at how one of the plates turned out.

That is seriously one of the most lovely things I’ve seen in a long time. And while I’m not often envious of people tasting dinners (because god knows I’ve been to more than my share), I am more than a little jealous of the folks sitting down to this table.

Photo courtesy Cashman & Associates [Twitter]

Blue Moon Acres Farm to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner Experience

Winter Root Vegetables Will Be One Star of the Pop Up Dinner

Winter root vegetables will be one of the star ingredients at the pop up dinner

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Blue Moon Acres Farm Market and Highland Dinner Club are collaborating to serve a four course, farm-to-table pop-up dinner.  The meal will feature Blue Moon Acres locally sourced produce, and will be held at the market’s location in Pennington, NJ.

Never heard of the Highland Dinner Club? That’s ok. Neither had we.

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Things Are Coming Along At Joe’s Steaks In Fishtown

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We’ve been watching the progress of the new Joe’s Steaks location in Fishtown (Frankford and Girard) for quite some time now. Today we were rewarded by seeing the new sign go up–a sure, well, sign that things are progressing nicely.

There’s no opening date announced yet, but we do know that they’re doing walkthroughs next week, and are already planning the grand opening festivities–all of which means that the big day can’t be far off.

Joe’s Steaks [f8b8z]

Three More Tasting Tours Are Now on Sale

PhillyCooksLogo_2014Tuesday, our first two sets of Tasting Tours went on sale and the tickets went fast (as of now there is just a single ticket to the Center City tour left). Today, we’ve put our final three tours on sale.

The East Passyunk Tour is sure to sell out in a flash. The tour kicks off with a stop at the number one restaurant on Philadelphia magazine’s #1 restaurant for 2015, LaurelTop Chef winner Nick Elmi will demonstrate and serve his fresh gnocchi with wines to match. Then it is off to Brigantessa for pizzas, appetizers and matching beers. The final stop is at Townsend where the tricks of pairing food and wine will be spilled over organic chicken with leg galantine, speck, sultanas, walnuts, baby turnips and rosemary aigre-doux.

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Top Chef Recap: Because Wylie

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With no Quickfire and no Cheftestants being sent home last week, there was little to recap. But still, here’s a brief rundown of the highlights:

–A family member of each Cheftestant shows up in the kitchen. Everybody cries.
Kapnos’s father eats an oyster for the first time. While wearing the same pair of Rustler jeans he’s had since 1984.
Hipster Urkel continues to self-destruct.

The main takeaway is that Skrillex has emerged as the true dark horse, winning the challenge and an automatic entry into the final.

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Tonight: Coffee Cocktail Throwdown at New Coffee Bar

WinWInTonight, WinWin Coffee Shop will kick off their grand opening weekend with a coffee cocktail throwdown. The event starts at 7:30 pm and will feature local baristas in a latte art challenge and local bartenders, such as V Street’s Dan Miller, in a coffee cocktail competition. WinWin Coffee teamed up with Elixr Coffee Roasters for this event, and Little Baby’s Ice Cream co-owner Jeffrey Ziga judging it.

Throughout the event, WinWin will serve sandwiches and draft beers, specially featuring Saint Benjamin Koffee Kolsh. Event goers will also get to sample some of the specialty coffee cocktails the bartenders whip up. When the event ends at 10:30 pm, WinWin will start serving their regular menu for anyone who hasn’t checked out the coffee bar yet.

Although they’re celebrating their grand opening this weekend, WinWin Coffee Shop actually opened in early December as a cafe, bar and kitchen, offering cocktails, coffee and small bites to patrons. It’s located at 931 Spring Garden Street and is a collectively owned, locally sourced shop.

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