Ventuno, the new Victor Fellus restaurant (Victors Bar and Mix Pizza) has just opened at 21st and Chestnut. As promised, the menu features quick salad, soup, and sandwich options, with nothing above $9. Perhaps even more important is that you can finish off your meal with a scoop of ice cream ($3.50) from Penn State Creamery.
In addition to some standard salad choices (think Greek Salad, Chicken Caesar, Cobb Salad), the menu boasts a spinach salad with pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, dried cranberries and avocado in a curry vinaigrette, as well as a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, avocado and walnuts in a balsamic vinaigrette. If none of those options strike your fancy, though, you can design your own salad with four toppings for $6.50 (additional toppings are $0.50 each).
The menu offers 13 soup options (French onion, turkey chili and butternut squash bisque to name a few), and seven sandwiches, any of which can pressed into a panini.
Ventuno is open for lunch and dinner.
Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint, founders of Big Gay Ice Cream, recently released the book Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats. To celebrate the release, Juniper Commons (the next door neighbor of the Philadelphia location of Big Gay Ice Cream) is hosting them at the restaurant for a book signing on Thursday, April 30th.
From 6 pm to 8 pm, join the authors for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a signed copy of the new book. At 6:30, a Q&A will commence with Petroff and Quint, followed by a meet and greet.
The price is $50 per person, including food, drinks and the signed cookbook. The cookbook is a yearbook of ice cream recipes, starting from freshman year with simple toppings and shoppings lists and concluding with senior year, where you can create your own sorbets and ice creams. It also includes some strange stories from the authors.
You can purchase your tickets online at Juniper Commons website.
Big Gay Ice Cream [Foobooz]
Juniper Commons [Foobooz]
Residents of Graduate Hospital have two new spots to get some Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Kermit’s Bake Shop has a collaboration with Little Baby’s and Peddler Coffee. The Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream features the strong flavor of coffee and bits of coffee cake. You can get it by the single-serve cup at Kermit’s at 22nd and Washington.
And over at Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat at 21st and South, they’re serving Honey’s Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuit ice cream.
Get them both soon, these collaborations have a way of vanishing.
Kermit’s Bake Shop [Foobooz]
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat – South Street [Foobooz]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]
First Fridays are great for when you want to wear that trendy buttonless jacket your ex bought you and sip wine while feeling cultured because you’re looking at art, but sometimes all you want is pizza and ice cream. And by sometimes I mean all the time.
Thus, this stroke of genius from Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream: Third Thursdays. Third Thursdays are a monthly collaboration between Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s, and a third local small food business where guests can come and enjoy unique pizza and ice cream flavors for one night only. This month, the third local small business is Abe Fisher, and the menu sounds awesome.
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Weckerly’s Ice Cream is hosting a contest their second annual Pint of the Week contest. Come up with an ice cream flavor and post it to Weckerly’s social media with the hashtag #pintoftheweek and you could win.
And just what would you win?
- A flavor of ice cream named after you.
- Your picture on the label.
- Three pints of your namesake ice cream (local winners only).
- International bragging rights.
Submit your flavor through Tuesday, February 3rd.
Submit via Weckerly’s on Twitter, Facebook or email. Be sure to include the #pintoftheweek hashtag.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream [Official]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream knows that Restaurant Week is hard on hospitality industry workers, so the Little Baby’s team has decided to make these two weeks just a little sweeter. From January 18 to February 2, they’ll be offering half-off the price of any cup or cone (including single, double, or triple scoops) to any hospitality professionals.
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Photo courtesy Uncle Dave’s Jog ‘n Hog
Uncle Dave’s Jog ‘n Hog ice cream run will return this summer for a fourth go-round, bringing ice cream lovers from around the region to Yardley’s Shady Brook Farm for a three(ish)-mile run featuring an ice-cream stop at the halfway mark.
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Photo via Instagram
If you’re a true-blue vegan who still wanders over to the ice cream aisle at Whole Foods and stares longingly into the Ben & Jerry’s freezer, pining over pints of the company’s drool-worthy ice creams, you are not alone. Case in point: A couple in Charlottesville has started a petition on Change.org asking Ben & Jerry’s to please, please, pretty please, begin offering some sort of dairy-free ice cream option, and, as of right now, the petition has nearly 6,000 signatures.
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Milkhouse Grilled Cheese & Ice Cream is coming to the concourse of Suburban Station. The storefront will replace the short-lived Moe’s Southwest Grill and as the sign states, they will also serve french fries and soup.
Milkhouse Grilled Cheese & Ice Cream [Foobooz]
Celebrate The Franklin Fountain’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6 p.m. at 116 Market Street.
The old timey American soda fountain with the well-informed staff dressed in period attire and house-made ice cream has been in business for ten years and it is celebrating with a street fair.
The celebration will include live music throughout the day. A children’s booth with face-painting, arts and crafts, ice cream and candy will serve the kids, and a Brown Swiss dairy cow named “Bessie Ross” will be on hand and udderly fantastic.
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