Tiffin’s Vegetarian Tuesday Deals Kick Off

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Tiffin is urging you to kick the Taco Tuesday habit and get on board with Tiffin Tuesdays. All eight Tiffin locations are offering their vegetarian entrees for just $8. And that counts for eat-in, takeout and delivery (Just use the code VeggieTues for you delivery discount).

The $8 entrees (normally $12) include the immensely popular saag paneer, as well as the tasty malai kofta, vegetable dumplings cooked in a creamy cashew nut sauce; and the Southern Indian vegetable korma.

Tiffins are located in and around the Philadelphia area including two new New Jersey locations.

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Another Delay for Crime & Punishment Brewing

zoning-crime-punishment-400Crime & Punishment Brewing Company has hit another roadblock as it attempts to open a brewpub on Girard Avenue in Brewerytown. The City of Philadelphia is claiming that the property must be zoned as Limited Industrial before it can open. The C&P team points out that other brewpubs in the city function under CMX zoning, which the Girard Avenue location currently is zoned as.

A zoning hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 2 p.m. and the Crime & Punishment crew is requesting friends and supporters to sign a petition in support of the brewery.

Crime & Punishment is also presenting at the Brewerytown/Sharswood Community Civic Association this Thursday at the Camelot Academy (26th and Jefferson) at 6:30 p.m.

Crime & Punishment Brewing Company [Foobooz]

Sparkling Wine Dinner at Volver

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If you like your wine like you like your jewelry, sparkling, then we have the dinner for you. On Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m., Volver is hosting a Raventos i Blanc wine dinner with winemaker Pepe Raventos. The dinner is limited to 20 people and will be $150 per person. Reservations can be made by calling, 215.670.2303.
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MANNA’s Annual Guac-Off Returns for Round 3

MANNA's 3rd Annual Guac-Off

MANNA’s 3rd Annual Guac-Off

If mashed avocado is your thing (yet to meet any naysayers there), join MANNA in their third annual Gauc-Off this Thursday, May 21st. The event runs 6 PM – 9PM at Morgan’s Pier, where a ticket snags you unlimited guacamole tastings and a free beer to wash it down. Signature margaritas, alongside a full cash bar, will also be available.

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A Double-Shot Of Good News From Bing Bing Dim Sum

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Right from the start, we’ve been pretty into Bing Bing. Slap down a fusion-y dim sum joint on Passyunk and fill it with soup dumplings, reuben bao and pitchers of rum-heavy cocktails, and really, what’s not to like? No, not everything there has gone perfectly smoothly (Trey Popp had a bone or two to pick in his recent review), but sometimes that’s the risk you accept when dealing with a place where the kitchen’s menu design ethos is something akin to try everything once, try the good stuff twice.

But now, we have two things happening that actually make us like the place even more. First, they’ve just added delivery through Caviar and, starting tomorrow, they’re gonna have a happy hour.

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Zero Bells for Bonchon

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Craig La Ban lowers La Boom on Philadelphia’s first franchise of the Korean fried chicken chain, Bonchon. LaBan drops zero bells on the K-Pop blaring, No-Korean-in-the-kitchen Chinatown outpost.

Bonchon does serve many other Korean favorites beyond wings. But there isn’t a single Korean in the kitchen at this Bonchon, owned by Chinese Americans (“I have Korean friends,” Taing notes). And it shows with off-key renditions of bibimbap (with mushy rice), dully flavorless japchae noodles (despite a splash of sweet soy wing sauce), and a seafood-scallion pancake scorched black on the bottom.

Hyped Korean chicken chain arrives, disappoints [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bonchon [Foobooz]

Gastronaut: Summer in the City

Illustration by Kagan McLeod

Illustration by Kagan McLeod

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods? Whatever. People have been spouting that trite crap since the notion of the neighborhood was invented, about any municipal area with a population larger than three. And while arguments can be made for the neighborhood-iness of Philly during the lethargic heat of the dog days (when no one wants to go farther than the corner bar for a cold beer and some company) or the depths of snow-day winters (when having a good restaurant within walking distance can make the difference between sane survival and going all Jack-Nicholson-at-the-Overlook), what Philly really is is a city of festivals. Read more »

Eli Kulp Remains Hospitalized, Grateful for Support

Eli Kulp with Ellen Yin and Mayor Michael Nutter celebrating Kulp being named Best New Chef by Food & Wine.

Eli Kulp with Ellen Yin and Mayor Michael Nutter celebrating Kulp being named Best New Chef by Food & Wine.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, chef Eli Kulp remains hospitalized due to injuries he suffered in Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment. The award winning chef and partner in Fork, High Street on Market and a.kitchen underwent surgery upon arrival at Aria Health-Torresdale on Tuesday.

Today, he was transferred to an undisclosed hospital where he will continue to be cared for.

In a release received by PBJ, Kulp said, “I am grateful for the amount of concern and support from my family, friends, and colleagues. I will continue to lean on your support in the weeks and months ahead as I work through recuperating from this injury.”

The type and severity of his injuries were not disclosed.

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Reading Terminal Market Has a New GM

anuj-gupta-400The Reading Terminal Market has been looking for a new general manager since Paul Steinke stepped down in December, in order to run for City Council. Today, the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation named Anuj Gupta as the new general manager. Gupta comes from Mt.Airy, USA where he served as Executive Director. Gupta has been instrumental in many improvements in Mt. Airy over the past five years including; the resurgence of some of the 6500-6700 blocks of Germantown Avenue; a second location for Wissahickon Charter School; and the birth of Street Fare – Mt. Airy’s successor to Night Market.

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