Cheese Happy Hour Debuts at Di Bruno Bros.

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Tonight, Di Bruno Bros. at 9th and Sansom is launching a weekly “cheese happy hour” series. Every Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Di Bruno cheesemongers will present three cheese pairings. Tonight, Southern Tier Brewing beers will be part of the pairings. On Thursday, April 24th, it will be Victory Brewing Co.

The happy hour is free and pairing partners will be announced weekly via Twitter. Follow the hashtag, #3cheesethursdays.

Di Bruno Bros. – The Franklin [Foobooz]
Cheese Happy Hour [Di Bruno Bros.]

Fork and High Street On Market Doing A Series Of Cheese Dinners

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Photography by Michael Persico

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.

Check out the schedule here

Cured & Crafted Coming To Philly

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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.

Nice.

Oh, and did we mention there are free tattoos?

CyberMonday: Foobooz Store Offering Gift Packs and Free Shipping

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Through the end of today, the Foobooz Store is offering special gift packs as well as free shipping.

The Foobooz Store has combined some of our best-selling products into bundles and are offering them at a discount.

Enter the discount code, FREESHIPPING at checkout to have shipping charges waived.

Foobooz Store [Official Site]

Free Stuff At The New DiBruno Bros. (Plus Pictures)

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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.

Sampling events and photos, right this way

Di Bruno Bros. at 9th and Chestnut Opens Today

The cheese counter at the new Di Bruno Bros.

The cheese counter at the new Di Bruno Bros.

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.

DiBruno Bros. [Foobooz]

The Bookshelf: Foobooz Fall Reading List, 2013

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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.

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Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner at McCrossen’s Tavern

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.

McCrossen’s [Official Site]

Di Bruno Bros. Throws a Cheeseventure

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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.

To Enter:

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/

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