Brewer’s Plate is one of our favorite events of the year. The fundraiser for Fair Food Philadelphia pairs local restaurants with local breweries in an event of food and drink sampling.
The list of restaurants for the March 10th event has just been released and as usual, features many of Philadelphia’s best but one name really stood out to us, Royal Sushi & Izakaya. The perpetually delayed Japanese pub project from the team behind the Khyber Pass, Cantinas and Royal Tavern will be one of the featured restaurants.
This will be the first public appearance of Royal Sushi & Izakaya. They’ll be paired with Brooklyn Brewery. Todd Dae Kulper will be on-hand.
The Brewer’s Plate Tickets [Ticket Leap]
Fair Food Philadelphia [Official Site]
Royal Sushi & Izakaya [Official Site]
A few recently opened food trucks in the area will be making their Night Market debuts at the Chinatown event on October 4th. Three new trucks along with beloved Fair Food vendor Good Spoon will be heading down to 10th and Race Streets from 7-11 p.m. on the 4th and we have the details. Read more »
Tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market will be having a free celebration of the release of 2012-2013 Philadelphia Local Food Guide. The Guide, which is a comprehensive annual handbook to local foods in Philly, connects readers to the region’s artisanal breweries, wineries, retailers, caterers, restaurants, markets and more.
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Adam Erace demands we immediately eat the pie at Cafe Estelle. Sounds like a plan to us. [Meal Ticket]
Mac & Cheese checks out the new Fare on Fairmount Avenue where vegetables certainly don’t take a back seat. [Mac & Cheese]
We agree with Midtown Lunch, the $10 express lunch at El Rey is a deal worth partaking in. [Midtown Lunch]
Philly Phoodie rolls out to Trenton to check out De Lorenzo’s tomato pie and it looks out of this world. [Philly Phoodie]
Two Eat Philly’s food crush on Peter McAndrews only grows as they check out the $34 Turista menu at Modo Mio. [Two Eat Philly]
Ashley Primis tips us off to the fresh and local cheese plates available at the Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market. A plate for 10 will set you back $50. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Living on the Vedge makes sure to get to Horizons one last time before it closes this Saturday. The Crunchy Korean Seitan Tacos sure look good. [Living on the Vedge]
[Photo: Claudia Gavin]
Judging by the mountain of fresh-picked strawberries that arrived at the office today, it must be strawberry season. This Saturday, Linvilla (providers of said strawberries) hosts its annual strawberry festival, complete with the expected accoutrements of pick-your-own fruit, hayrides, and cooking demonstrations. But if you want someone else to do the work for you, the folks at the Fair Food Farmstand report that they have a veritable ton of organic and IPM (integrated pest management — I had to look it up) strawberries from area farms.
Attention chefs, retailers and wholesale buyers of grub:
Tonight at 7pm, Fair Food will host Local Grower, Local Buyer at the Reading Terminal Market. This annual event connects the region’s best producers to top-of-the-heap industry consumers. If you prefer to make your purchasing decisions while slightly buzzed, come out between 5:30 and 7 p.m. for a local beer and cheese reception celebrating the release of the Local Food Guide, a collaborative effort of Fair Food and GRID magazine, as well as GRID‘s June Food issue.
Pre-register here to save $5 on admission, or just show up and register during the party.
Local Grower, Local Buyer Tickets [EventBrite]
The Fair Food Farmstand has moved into their spacious digs along the 12th Street side of the Reading Terminal Market and Friday their having their official Grand Opening.
Starting at 10:30 there will be various speakers including food and nutrition writer Marion Nestle as well as a tasting reception.
Head down and celebrate with them.
Also, check out these links for more on the new Farmstand:
Fair Food Farmstand Move Update [Messy and Picky]
New and Improved Fair Food [The secret is salt]
Now Open: The Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market [Meal Ticket]
Fair Food Farmstand [Official Site]
Come out to the Reading Terminal Market tomorrow evening to support Fair Food and the Fair Food Farmstand. There will be lots of great food, drink music and prizes.
The party will feature artisan chocolate, local cheese, fresh bread, beer and spirits.
Raffle prizes will include gift certificates from Southwark, Tria, the Reading Terminal and Cosmic Catering among others.
Tickets are available from the Farmstand (inside the Market opposite the Metropolitan Bakery) for $10 or at the door for $15. Money raised will go to the farmstand which is moving to the 12th Street side of the market and expanding in size by over 100%. The new space will have refrigeration andÂ a wider selection of produce.
The fundraiser runs from 6:30 to 9pm.
See more details after the jump.
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Rick Nichols details the Fair Food Farmstand that aims to take over Rick’s Steaks location at the Reading Terminal Market.
So by spring – if Fair Food nails down its end of the financing – it will move from the market’s deepest interior to its big-windowed “front door” along 12th Street, its baskets of potatoes and parsnips and fiddlehead ferns reminding passersby that, yes, though an Amish rib stand and Golden Bowl Chinese, Pearl’s Oyster Bar and Bassett’s Ice Cream counter look out on the sidewalk here, this is still – in its DNA and best aspiration – part farmers market, and not just a place to eat lunch.
Making a stand [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Rick’s, the cheesesteak stall in Reading Terminal Market that was at the center of an ugly, embarrassing and very public tenancy battle with market management – a battle which ended up in court and which owner Rick Olivieri ended up losing – now stands empty.Â
There was talk – which turned out to be just that – that Tony Luke’s, another local cheesesteak slinger – would be muscling into the location once Rick’s got the boot. Since then, though, not a peep on a potential tenant. Well, until now. Just who is in negotiations for the space? Read on after the jump.
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