The good stuff keeps coming from Eli Kulp and the Fork and High Street on Market crews. This spring, Kulp is teaming up with self appointed “cheese courtesan” and author of The DiBruno Brothers House of Cheese book, Madame Fromage (née Tenaya Darlington) to host a series of monthly dinners. The dinners will happen on Tuesday evenings March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th, when High Street normally does their friends & family dinner series. Each evening will feature the products of a local cheesemaker in a three course prix fixe menu for $25.
You know what’s awesome? Beer. Know what else? Prosciutto. Add in whiskey and Skittles and a man could live on not much else.
Which is why we’re already excited about Cured & Crafted–a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma–coming to Philly on February 20, because it’s an event that’s basically all about drinking craft beer and eating as much prosciutto as possible.
The Corner Foodery at 1710 Sansom Street is doing twelve days of beer tastings now through December 23rd. Tonight, Goose Island will be pouring free samples from 6 to 8 p.m. Other highlights include Sly Fox and Chimay. And this Wednesday, DiBruno Bros. will be in the house, pairing cheese with beer from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Foobooz Store has combined some of our best-selling products into bundles and are offering them at a discount.
- Cheese Pack – Get Tenaya Darlington’s Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese paired with Mike Geno’s Foobooz-exclusive, matted Clothbound Cabot Cheddar print.
- Meat Pack - For the carnivore on your list. This two-pack includes a copy of photo book Meat America by Dominic Episcopo and his meaty, fine art print of the U.S.A.
- Vetri Pack – It’s chef Jeff Michaud’s Eating Italy Book along with a paper model of 1312 Spruce Street.
Enter the discount code, FREESHIPPING at checkout to have shipping charges waived.
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Cheese-lovers rejoice! DiBruno Brothers has opened their newest location at 834 Chestnut Street in The Franklin Building. The new shop feels like something of a hybrid of their other two downtown locations. Its pressed tin ceiling, pendant lighting and beveled tile work make the space feel lush (it is in the historic Ben Franklin House, after all) yet very much in line with the DiBruno aesthetic. The shop at The Franklin feels small, but only because it lacks the sweeping floor plan with case after case of prepared foods and beverages of the 19th Street location–and it’s still massive compared to 9th Street. There’s a comprehensive cheese counter, a coffee bar, a produce case, and an impressive array of olive oils, vinegars, jams, and other accompaniments, and the DiBruno line of prepared foods and beverages is available for take-out. The one thing that people will gripe about in the new space is the lack of indoor seating, but the new shop will heat your sandwich in a hyper-charged microwave oven (developed by the folks at Subway), called the Turbochef, to ensure that your bread is crispy and your cheese gooey when you take it back to your car or your desk or whatever not-as-beautiful-as-the-Franklin place to eat it.
Di Bruno Bros. location at the base of the Franklin at 9th and Chestnut opens today at 9 a.m. The latest location of Di Bruno Bros. will have limited hours through the weekend, closing at 3 p.m. each day.
The grand opening is set for Monday and there are lots of events planned including a risotto in a parmesan wheel that is flambeed.
In its opening weeks, Di Bruno Bros. will invite producers of many of the artisanal items they carry to put on demonstrations and samplings. Look for an exact schedule to be announced during the opening days.
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Even if you’re not impacted by the back-to-school frenzy, autumn still feels like a good time to settle in with a cup of something warm and a good book. This autumn’s cookbook releases include some beautiful works from Philly chefs and writers, so take your pick from the official Foobooz Fall Reading List of 2013.
The summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any reasons left to get out and enjoy the restaurant scene in Philadelphia. Fairmount’s McCrossen’s Tavern is offering a “Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner” today Tuesday, August 27th. This late summer harvest event includes four killer wines, four courses and Di Bruno Bros. cheese for just $40. Dinner is served at 6:30.
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Think of all the cheese you could get with one-hundred smackeroos! The Di Bruno Bros. is giving away a $100 gift card to the cheesiest guy or gal in Philly. To enter, just share your favorite cheese, pairing, and/or cheese-centric recipe with them on Twitter or Instagram.
- Follow @dibrunobros on Twitter or Instagram.
- Share your favorite cheeses, how you like to eat ‘em, and/or a picture if you have one
- Use their handle @dibrunobros and tag #cheeseventure
Di Bruno Bros. will pick a random winner on Tuesday, September 3rd. The more times you enter, the more chances you will have attain cheese glory. Feel free to submit a favorite cheese, a favorite pairing, and a favorite recipe (including a link) as separate entries.
Go here for more deets: http://www.dibruno.com/blog/2013/08/19/ready-for-a-cheeseventure/
We first told you about Di Bruno Bros. opening in the Franklin at 9th and Chestnut back in June. Now we have some more details to share about this location. The new store will have many of the features that have made Di Bruno Bros. famous, plus a few new twists.