Kensington Quarters Butcher Heads Out on Her Own

primal supply meats 400Heather Thomason who has been Kensington Quarters’ head butcher and fellow butcher Cecilie May are branching out on their own. The pair have started Primal Supply Meats. The business is committed to providing sustainable, pasture-raised meat to Philadelphia. They will supply primal and custom cuts to restaurants and meat subscriptions to families and individuals. Also look for Primal Supply Meats at High Street Farmers’ Market beginning this Saturday June 4th. High Street Farmers’ Market is located in front of Fork and High Street on Market at 308 Market Street. Hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kensington Quarters, which saw its opening butcher, Bryan Mayer return to New York, has installed chef Damon Menapace to oversee the butcher shop at the restaurant. Menapace and his team will run the operations and build the sales case.

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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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Field Guide: Best Meatballs in Philadelphia

Sal's meatballs at Amis | Photo via Amis

Sal’s meatballs at Amis | Photo via Amis

Sure, we argue a lot over who has the best cheesesteak, the best pizza or the best cheeseburger in Philly. One argument we’re not having nearly enough? Who has the best meatballs. Because seriously, once we started looking into it, we realized what a ball-shaped bounty exists in this city.

Here, then, are the best of the best. Philadelphia’s best meatballs, in several different categories. Dig in.

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Have Some Of Philly’s Finest Sandwiches Delivered For Free

The Fresh Mozz at Meltkraft.

The Fresh Mozz at Meltkraft.

Hey, did you guys know that its National Sandwich Month? Well it is, and we’re celebrating by bringing you the best sandwich news we can find.

Yesterday, it was an up-close-and-personal look at the Gizmo from Paesano’s. Today, it’s the new Local Deals promotion from Caviar that’s going on right now. In keeping with our theme, we thought we’d do a round-up of all the best sandwiches you could have delivered to you until Friday with no delivery charge.

So get out your stretchy pants, folks. It’s going to be that kind of week.

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Eli Kulp Update: Amtrak Discontinues Medical Aid, But Here’s What You Can Do To Help

Photo by Jim Graham

Photo by Jim Graham

As we all know, chef Eli Kulp of Fork, High Street on Market and the High Street Hospitality Group sustained serious injuries during the Amtrak derailment in May. After being rushed to surgery, it was announced that he’d suffered a spinal injury and that it would be a long road to recovery. Recent updates on the fundraising campaign page for Kulp reinforce this, explaining that the chef will remain in spinal rehab until the end of August, and enumerating the current out-of-pocket expenses his family is facing.

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High Street On Market Goes Big On The Farm-To-Table Action

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This starts with a partnership–just announced between Plowshare Farms (with land in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties) and High Street Hospitality Group (which operates Fork, High Street, a.bar and a.kitchen). The two groups got together with the idea of bringing fresh produce to the restaurants and, further, to Old City as a whole. The results? Something a bit more far-reaching.

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A Well Rounded Breakfast: Philly’s Best Bagel Based Sandwiches

Spread Bagelry, the Standard | Photo by Jason Varney

Spread Bagelry, the Standard | Photo by Jason Varney

Wanna know if someone has ever spent any time living in New York City? Just take her out for bagels anywhere outside the five boroughs and listen to her go on for days about how no bagels are as good as New York City bagels. But you know what we do have? Some of the best regional variations you’re going to find anywhere (and the exceptional breakfast sandwiches made from them), plus our own booming local bagel scene. Here are six operations that take a backseat to no one.

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