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  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
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Pig Feast at Petruce et al

Nobody burns wood more deliciously than Justin and Jonathan Petruce. Whether they’re cranking the height-adjustable grates of an Argentine-style grill to give lamb breasts a BBQ-like bark or roasting carrots for a dynamite cooked/pickled/raw salad, they coax intense depth from everything the flames lick. And Tim Kweeder’s wine list is the next best thing to a motorcycle tour of the gnarliest garagistes from Spain to Slovenia.   1121 Walnut Street, Midtown Village, 267-225-8232. Photo by Neal Santos

Photo by Neal Santos

This Sunday, August 16th,Petruce et al is hosting Little Pig 3.0, a summer pig feast featuring a wood oven roasted heritage pig.

The casual event is $45 per person and is served family style from the restaurant’s open kitchen, the dining area reconfigured into communal tables. Local vegetables, supplied by The Fields Edge Research Farm in Lancaster, will accompany the roasted pig. Each guest will also receive a can of the chefs’ favorite beer.




Best of Philly winner Tim Kweeder will showing he can rock the DJ booth as well as the wine rack.

The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis.

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Tonight: Try Pennsylvania’s First Bourbon

whiskeyv3Wigle Whiskey is bringing bourbon back to Philly, and they’re doing it tonight.

The company, aiming to champion the customs of the rebellious, Prohibition-Era distillers, makes their whiskey the traditional way with copper pots and local ingredients in Pittsburgh–the historic epicenter of American whiskey-making. At the height of whiskey production in the 18th and 19th centuries, there were over 4,000 distilleries in Western Pennsylvania alone. Today there are… Well, let’s just say that there are a lot fewer. But Wigle is one of them, and tonight they’re going to do us a favor.

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Eat This Now: Japanese Knotweed At Petruce Et Al

Knotweed

It’s not every night out that you come across an ingredient that you’ve never heard of before. But here’s an even rarer thing: when you go home and plug it into Wikipedia, only to discover that, according to the International Union For Conservation of Nature, it’s one of the 100 worst invasive species on earth.

Go ahead, Google “Japanese knotweed”. One of the top results offers “Eradication Strategies.”




Let me offer mine: Get over to Petruce et al, and gobble up slender stalks of it in one of the more unexpectedly delightful salads I’ve come across in a while.

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