Cantina Los Caballitos Kicks Off Tequila Club

cantina-tequila-clubOn Tuesday, February 5th, Cantina Los Caballitos is kicking off its Tequila Club. The first meeting will feature an “Introduction to Tequila” focusing on the basics of Tequila. There will be four different tequilas which will be paired with food  from executive chef Mark McKinney.

Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at East Passyunk’s Cantina Los Caballitos or via the phone at 215-755-3550.

Introduction to Tequila Menu »

Saint Peter’s Harvest Festival Raises Grade School Festival Bar

It isn’t often that a grade school’s fall festival is worthy of a post on Foobooz but tomorrow’s Harvest Festival at St. Peter’s School at 3rd and Lombard is no ordinary school event.

Of course there will be games, face-painting, pony rides, and baked goods from the students mothers but there will also be some serious eats. Names like Percy Street BBQ, Cantina Dos Segundos, Federal Donuts, Khyber Pass Pub, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, JAVA coffee, and even Whole Foods will take this small, unassuming street fair to the next level.

Food will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St, Peter’s School Harvest Festival [Official Site]

Philly is the Late-Night Capital of the US

According to the September issue of Esquire, Philadelphia is the Late-Night Capital of these here United States. The issue’s late-night eats guide contains essays about the difference between truck stops and diners, the glory that is poutine (I’d say we agree), and tons of recipes for manly food to be eaten in the wee hours of the morning. Esquire even lists all the best late-night foods from all over America– from egg rolls in Chicago to fried chicken in Louisville– but without mentioning a single food from Philly. Why? Because we got our own article about why we’re the best ever, that’s why.

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7th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

Next Sunday ,July 29th from noon to 5 p.m. East Passyunk Avenue will be turned into a car show and street festival from Dickinson to Broad. Along with the 140-plus vehicles competing for Best of Show there will be vendors, live music, circus performers, kids activities, and the Bang! Boom! Craft! Show all for free.

Most importantly, of course, there will be plenty of food from EPA’s restaurants. Participating restaurants include Marra’s, Mamma Mia, Noir, and Plenty. Cantina Los Caballitos and El Zarape will be serving their menus and specials outdoors while Birra and Le Virtu will be holding outdoor beer gardens for the event. Stogie Joe’s will also be having an outdoor craft beer bar.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be rolling around during the festival and from 11:30-5pm Ms. Goody Cupcake will be celebrating its Cupcake & Cars: One Year Anniversary Party. The party will be full of samples, new treat debuts, prizes, and a car-themed cake cutting at 2pm.

Visit East Passyunk [Official Site]

Photo via East Passyunk Avenue

Weekday Industry Brunch at Cantina Los Caballitos

In addition to their brunch served every day, Cantina Los Caballitos is adding an incentive to the menu for their friends in the restaurant industry. Mondays through Wednesdays, from 11am to 4pm “Industry Brunch” provides a free drink, priced up to $6, to any industry friend who shows their pay stub. This includes draft beer, fresh fruit margaritas, mojitos, and Mexican bottles. If you’re in the biz check out the only place on East Passyunk serving booze with weekday brunch.

Cantina Los Caballitos [Official Site]

Yelp’s Passport to East Passyunk Week

From  Monday May 14th to Sunday May 20th, Yelp is bringing you the Passport to East Passyunk, a series of events celebrating the hottest street in South Philly. To encourage locals to explore their neighborhood Yelp is holding events like a bar crawl, free classes at local businesses, salon mini-makeovers, and a Sunday supper. And all you need to take advantage of the many of the deals is the Yelp app on your smartphone.

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Quick Bites: Decks and a Dozen Good Picks

For the rendering nerds, Standard Tap has published a few looks at the under construction roof for its deck. [Standard Tap]

Drew Lazor of City Paper/Meal Ticket provides Saveur magazine with a dozen spots to check out in Philadelphia. Saveur’s cheeseteak mentions (2), Drew’s (0). Yay Drew! [Saveur]

Catahoula’s chef Paul Martin has left the Cajun spot for Los Caballitos. First up, overhauling the specials.  [The Feast]

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Quick Bites: Dog Carts, Organic Burgers & More Outdoor Seating on the Ave

Scott Dogs is the collaboration between South Philadelphia Taproom’s Scott Schroeder and Southwark’s man about charcuterie, Nick Macri. The hot dog cart will feature Detroit style dogs with a snappy bite. The cart is looking to debut at SPTR’s Wheat Beer Fest on Saturday, May 21st. [Meal Ticket]

The Cantina’s outdoor seating will be expanding in coming weeks as the East Passyunk hot spot is going to add seating to the lot next door. [Grub Street] has opened on South Street. On the menu, organic beef, chicken, turkey and fish burgers. [The Insider]

The Institute adds brunch this weekend. The menu will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be $1 Bloody Marys and sangria. [The Institute]

Good news for many that Bitar’s isn’t moving from its 10th and Federal home base. Bad news for our lazy asses as they aren’t moving to near Broad and South, which would have been more convenient for us. [City Paper via Grub Street]

Kokopelli Surprises

Kokopelli may still be exorcising the club vibe from its earlier incarnations but chef Gina Rodriguez impresses Adam Erace with her skill.

Like how to coax the most flavor from Anaheim chilies (fire-roast them), which account for the jade tint and easygoing heat of Rodriguez’s chicken stew. “Every year, the whole family would roast huge batches of Anaheims, and my mom would always pair them with chicken,” she explains. “Adam [Solomon] told me, ‘Make your mother’s chicken.’” This is it, a small bowl with big flavor thanks to the Anaheim purée stirred into a Jack-cheese-and-cream gravy. The chicken is pulled from breasts braised in a tea of cilantro stems, garlic and “house spice,” a Southwestern ras el hanout (cayenne, cumin and Mexican oregano are among the 15 aromatics) that forms the backbone of many of Rodriguez’s recipes. Veined with minced jalapeño or serrano, the accompanying mini muffin charmed — Rodriguez runs a cornbread clinic, her versions neither too sweet nor too savory, too dry nor too moist.

Hot Koko [City Paper]
Kokopelli [Official Site]

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