Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop Adds Wine and Happy Hour

The Bottle Shop at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin location is set to offer wine.

The Bottle Shop at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin location is set to offer wine.

Di Bruno Bros’s recently opened Bottle Shop at the Franklin will begin offering wine by the glass starting this Friday, July 15th. Glasses range from $10 to $14 and include a variety of old world wines from Slovenia, Greece and Italy.

In addition to wine, the Bottle Shop is also offering a seven day a week happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Happy hour knocks two dollars off all cheese plates, beer flights and draft beers.

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Di Bruno Bros. Surprises With New Smoothie Bar (With Smoothie Bowls!) 

Menu at new Di Bruno Bros. smoothie bar | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Menu at new Di Bruno Bros. smoothie bar | Photo by Adjua Fisher

First comes the beer store, then comes the smoothie bar: This morning, I had a craving for some fresh fruit so I stopped into the Rittenhouse Di Bruno Bros. to grab some watermelon, only to be surprised by a full-blown smoothie bar set-up alongside their in-store coffee bar. What the whaaaaat? Read more »

Di Bruno Bros. to Host Cheese “Legends”

LegendsWorldTour_cheeseFor one night, and one night only, get your fill of cheese-related knowledge at The Legends Series: World Tour. It’s just like a band’s world tour, but instead of music rock stars, it’s the rock stars of the cheese world.

Di Bruno Bros. is hosting the only U.S. gathering of the tour at their Rittenhouse location this Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

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Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop Opens Today

Now grandly open, the Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop at the Franklin.

Now grandly open, the Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop at the Franklin.

Di Bruno Bros. celebrates the grand opening of its Bottle Shop at the Franklin today. The beer store within the Di Bruno Bros. store at 9th and Sansom offers more than the typical bottle shop thanks to cheese pairings created by Di Bruno’s cheese experts and the chance to enjoy a beer along with “the holy grail of meat,” four slices of Jamon Iberico de Bellota.

Curated and run by triple-certified Jeffrey Dimaio, the bottle shop is a chance for Di Bruno Bros. to show off their extensive knowledge in a new way. Dimaio is a sommelier, cicerone (beer sommelier) and certified cheese professional. Di Bruno has the second most certified cheese pros in the country, only trailing Whole Foods. At the Bottle Shop, Dimaio gets to show how well beer and cheese can pair.

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Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop at the Franklin Gets Closer

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Photo by Suzanne Woods

The bottle shop at the Di Bruno Bros. location at 9th and Chestnut is getting close to opening. Groundswell Design (who you know from their work at Spruce Street Harbor Park and the PHS Pop-Up Beer Gardens) installed the tables and chairs last night and the beer is being ordered.

Once the license approvals are set, the Bottle Shop at the Franklin will softly launch with beer. Then expect a grand opening in mid to late June when the shop gets its own menu of cheese flights, charcuterie boards and more.

We can’t wait.

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Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day because some people need a made up holiday to celebrate the grilled cheese. But not us at Foobooz World Headquarters. After all, I’ve called a grilled cheese by Bobby Flay “an explosion of taste in my mouth” and Jason Sheehan recently admitted that a grilled cheese matters to him more than a thick steak or even a lobster tail. As if today’s weather wasn’t enough of a reason to go for a grilled cheese at lunchtime, maybe this list will inspire you.

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Weckerly’s and Birchrun Hills Farms Offering Cheesy Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ko Ko Blue and Fat Cat’s Creamsicle ice cream sandwiches. Only through the weekend.

Ice cream and cheese: both are tasty, but have you had them together? If not, now’s your chance— Best of Philly winning Weckerly’s Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm have teamed up to create two limited run cheese ice cream sandwiches: Ko Ko Blue and Fat Cat’s Creamsicle. Available exclusively through Di Bruno Bros.

Ko Ko Blue is made of Dominican chocolate ice cream with Birchrun Hills blue cheese and candied walnuts in between two bourbon brown sugar cookies, and Fat Cat’s Creamsicle is a completely different taste with two layers of Birchrun Fat Cat cheese ice cream, an orange marmalade in the middle, and a shortbread cookie on the top and bottom.

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World Readies for La Colombe Draft Latte

Di Bruno Bros. Emilio Mignucci with a cup of La Colombe Draft Latte.

Di Bruno Bros. Emilio Mignucci with a cup of La Colombe Draft Latte.

Back in June, Todd Carmichael told Philadelphia magazine that he planned to revolutionize the world with his Starbucks killing canned draft latte. A bold statement for the founder of Philadelphia’s La Colombe but that’s the kind of guy he is.

Shortly after that statement, he rolled out draft latte at all his cafes in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. This week, Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse Square location at 18th and Chestnut Streets became the first external location to offer La Colombe Draft Latte on tap.

Draft Latte for the uninitiated is a frothy iced latte served from a tap system. The process allows La Colombe to pressurize the milk and give it a silky textured mouthfeel like a traditional latte.

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A Cheese Class to Yodel About

di-bruno-cheese-class-400All week, Di Bruno Bros. has been celebrating the cheese of the Alps. Each day a different cheese is being showcased at all Di Bruno Bros. stores. The cheese mongers, or sherpas will guide visitors through the high altitude cheeses of Germany, France and Switzerland.

And even if you’ve missed some of the cheeses so far this week, you can play catch up at Di Bruno’s Alpine Cheese Class on Sunday, November 15th upstairs at the Rittenhouse location (1730 Chestnut Street).

The BYOB class will feature all seven cheeses highlighted during the week plus sweet and savory accompaniments.

The class runs from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available online.

The other Alpine cheeses being featured this week »

DiBruno Bros. Is Having A Cheese Crawl This Weekend

The cheese counter at the new Di Bruno Bros.

Some cheese to go with your cheese at Di Bruno Bros.

Hold on to your Swiss cheese hats and lace up your limburger shoes, because this Saturday, October 17th, DiBruno Brothers will host their second ever Cheese Crawl at their five area stores. The event, which debuted last December as a sort of scavenger hunt, was wildly popular, so they’ve further upped the ante for this, the second, adding a more focused progression that leads to a street festival at the end.

UPDATE: DiBruno is selling tickets for this year’s event in order to keep a handle on the crowds. They’ll run you $20. Get yours here.

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