Who Wants A Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s Ice Cream / Federal Dounts Collaboration?

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What happens when three of Philly’s strangest favorite local businesses get together for a one-night-only collaboration? Fan-crazed mayhem and food-induced comas resulting from donut and fried chicken inspired pizza and ice cream, that’s what.

Which is why we’re warning you in advance about this week’s event. Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are back for another Third Thursdee, and their collaborative partner this time? Returning champ Federal Donuts.

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The New World of Chicken Wings

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Photos by Jason Varney

If we can all just admit that a) the Buffalo wing is the ultimate chicken wing (so meaty, so balanced, so simple with its fake butter, Frank’s RedHot and nothing else), and b) there are very few decent Buffalo wings in Philly, we can move on and start talking about alternate versions we do well. Here are six to start with.

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Rooster Soup Co. Update

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Other Rooster Soup backers received a limited edition poster of FedNuts’ NoseGo mural.

We’ve all been waiting patiently and excitedly for Rooster Soup Co., the collaborative project between Federal Donuts and Broad City Ministry in which the unused Federal Donuts chicken parts (like backs and necks) get turned into stock and and used as the base delicious soups, the proceeds of which will be donated to Broad City Ministry.

Back in july we updated you on some of the Rooster Soup Co. menu items. Recently, the $100-$300 backers of the project’s kickstarter were invited to a pop-up meal featuring a preview of the soon-to-be Rooster soups. The pop-up menu included:

  • Rooster “Ramen” (shoyu ramen broth, crispy smoked pork belly, kombu, Haiga Mai half-milled rice, celery pickles, dried shiitakes)
  • Erin O’Shea’s Texas Chili (creekstone Farms brisket, Shiner Bock, tomato, garlic, buttermilk chive cornbread crumbles)
  • Squash + Tomato Soup (heirloom tomato juice, butternut squash, ginger, lemongrass, dried mushrooms, kombu, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, lime juice, vermicelli).

In other news, Rooster Soup Co. is narrowing down the possible locations but hasn’t committed to one place yet.

 

Mini Federal Donuts For Valentine’s Day

FederalDonutsFederal Donuts is offering an assortment of 15 strawberry and chocolate glazed mini donuts this Valentine’s Day. The donuts will cost you $18 and you can pick them up at their Center City or North Philly location on Friday, February 13 or Saturday, February 14.

And what better way to say “I love you” than a bunch of mini donuts with hearts on them? You can order the donuts here.

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Federal Donuts in Old City Today

n3rd-street-market-940N3RD Market, located on Church St between American and 2nd Streets in Old City from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, is hosting a really sweet pop up: Philadelphia’s beloved Federal Donuts. Chef Matt Klein of FedNuts will reveal a selection of one-time-only donuts flavored by a curated collection of N3RD MRKT ingredients, such as plum butter pecan, smoked paprika bacon and salted chocolate tahini. Weckerly’s Ice Cream will also be serving up fall-flavored scoops of a pumpkin latte ice cream.

And as if that isn’t sweet enough, Conshohocken’s Tradestone Confections will make their N3RD MRKT debut by serving hot chocolate to pair with the treats.

So whether you’re craving something sweet after lunch or you need something to brighten up the beginning of the week, today N3RD Market is the place to be.

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Federal Donuts Creates David Lynch Inspired Donuts

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Agent Dale Cooper loved his donuts

The work of filmmaker and artist David Lynch is being shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Lynch, who is known for films like Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive and the TV show “Twin Peaks,” studied painting at PAFA in the late sixties and once said, “I had my first thrilling thought in Philadelphia.” Which we take as a compliment, even if it is a twisted one.

As part of the PAFA’s Lynch retrospective, “The Unified Field” which begins Saturday, September 13th, the academy asked Federal Donuts to create donuts for the opening reception. Not only has FedNuts done that, but they will also offer the donuts at their storefronts starting on the 13th.

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