Alla Spina hosts a Culinary Cage Match | Photo by Michael Gruber
On Wednesday, February 26th Alla Spina is hosting a “Culinary Cage Match” featuring Osteria’s Brad Daniels and Jeff Michaud versus Ned Maddock and Brad Spence of Amis.
The chefs will each be given four ingredients and tasked with coming up with a four-course meal that will featured one of the challenge ingredients in each course. The dinner is open to the public (maxes out at 20) and costs $65, including beverage pairings. The diners will also get to vote in order to determine the winning chef.
Call Alla Spina for reservations, 215-600-0017.
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On Thursday night, the Eagles and the Chiefs squared off at Lincoln Financial Field. I’ll let the people who know something about the sport opine about the future of the Eagles. I was there for the food and left before the end of the first quarter.
Below, some photos of what you’re going to be eating at the next Eagles home game at the Linc. Hats off to Aramark — the folks actually making and serving the food — for running a pretty tight operation.
Paesano’s Pete McAndrews wins the coveted food porn award for his namesake Paesano brisket sandwich:
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Last summer, the crew from Amis built a flying pig and flew it into the Delaware River as part of Red Bull’s Flugtag. Now there’s a documentary that chronicles the entire process.
Last week we told you about the restaurants that added soft shell crabs to their menu. Now, soft-shell season has really heated up. A number of area restaurants have added the tasty summer treat to their menus.
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The James Beard Foundation announced their 2013 awards finalists today. The list of JBF Awards semifinalists included a boatload of Philadelphia area nominees but the list of finalists find just two, three if we claim Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione. Brad Spence moved on as a finalist for Best Chef – Midatlantic for his work at Amis. Vetri also made the list of finalists for Best Service.
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As we mentioned yesterday, Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest is coming to town on November 30 and December 1 and with it, we’re bringing together some of the finest minds in the Philly food scene to talk about the past, the present and the future of food in Philadelphia.
We’ve got Stephen Starr coming in as our keynote speaker on Friday night, offering a candid interview about his years in the restaurant industry. On Saturday, Bill Covaleski and Tom Kehoe–the owners of Victory Brewing and Yards Brewing–will be talking about beer in Philadelphia. And then, later the same day, Aimee Olexy, Michael Solomonov, Brad Spence and Marcie Turney will be sitting down to talk about Philadelphia’s evolving food scene. All of these people are innovators. All of them bring big ideas to the city. All of them put their names, their money and their reputations on the line to make Philly the food town it is.
And we want to send you to the event for free. All you have to do to score a pair of tickets? Have one really good idea for the future of food in Philly…
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As part of the November issue of Philadelphia magazine’s Innovators package the magazine is hosting Thinkfest, a two-day event that will spotlight Philadelphia’s brightest minds and ideas. And of course there will be food and drink related session including Friday’s keynote event with Stephen Starr.
And then on Saturday, Philadelphia’s Evolving Food Scene will feature a panel of Philadelphia restaurateurs and chefs including Michael Solomonov, Brad Spence, Marcie Turney and Aimee Olexy. Yards Brewing’s Tom Kehoe and Victory’s Bill Covaleski will also be on stage for Beer by Philadelphia.
Get your tickets now before you get left out in the dark.
Thinkfest [Philadelphia magazine]