Back in August, a car accident killed two kids in Southampton, New Jersey. Two others were injured but survived and have been undergoing treatment and physical therapy ever since. Now, a bunch of the Delaware Valley’s best chefs are getting together to do a fundraiser for the families of the injured kids.
It’s a good deal for you because tickets are running $75 ($150 for VIP which includes early admission and a meet-and-greet reception with the chefs), and the white jackets they have signed on for this are an impressive group. We’re talking Kevin Sbraga, Greg Vernick, Brad Spence and Josh Lawler from our side of the river, plus Tony Sparacio (La Campagnola), Ivan Coppola (Tarantella) and Dory and Joe Valeriano (Summit Catering) from New Jersey.
And all of them will be getting together at Valenzano Winery (1090 Route 206, Shamong, NJ) for a single fundraising event on January 19 at 6:30pm (6pm if you’re a VIP) which will include chef’s tastings, beer and wine, a silent auction and entertainment.
So if you’ve got the green and feel like doing something good with it (while also getting yourself a fine dinner in the process), check out the event. Tickets and more information can be found at the link below.
Dining For Life [Tickets & info]
Happy wingaversary. The Fat Ham turns two with wings and an expanded menu.
The Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga’s University City Southern comfort food restaurant is turning two on Wednesday, December 9th and he’s celebrating with a night of wings. Sbraga will be offering offering a variety of wings including:
- Country Captain Wings with curry and Chow Chow aioli
- Lavender Honey Wings with pink peppercorn
- Salsa Verde Wings with smoked green tomato and pork rinds
- Mustard BBQ Wings with mustard, hickory, and brown sugar
The six wings go for $7.50 during the celebration, they’ll normally be $10.
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Today through Thursday, October 1st, Sbraga is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a rollback to its original pricing of $39 for the four-course prix-fixe menu. The current menu is $55 per person (PDF) with an optional $40 beverage pairing. And it’s actually a better deal than the original as the foie gras soup will be served as a complimentary amuse bouche.
Winged Out Pop Up at The Fat Ham
Kevin Sbraga, who is very much a chicken whisperer, is doing chicken wings for three days at his University City restaurant, the Fat Ham. His Winged Out Pop Up is running from Thursday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 5th.
The pop-up will feature three different kinds of wings at $7 for a half-dozen. The wings will be available for eat-in or takeout.
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The Fat Ham is hosting its 2nd annual Low Country Boil on Wednesday, July 15th. Bibs are recommended if you have them. Dinner will run from 6-9pm and seating is communal. Be a friend, share your bib with a neighbor.
Dinner includes a salad, the boil and country bread for $45, cocktails are extra. Tickets are required.
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Kevin Sbraga at Juniper Commons
Kevin Sbraga’s salute to the 1980s is closing. Juniper Commons will close after service on Saturday, May 30th. The restaurant at Broad and South will shutter after less than six months. Although the 80s theme was highly anticipated, it was not well received by critics who felt the concept aimed (and hit) a middlebrow bulls-eye.
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Illustration by Kagan McLeod
I am, for better or for worse, a child of the 1980s.
Born in 1973, I spent my youth in a haze of Transformers (the original ones), Atari and Members Only jackets. I owned an actual pair of parachute pants, though I only wore them to school once, was mocked, and acquired, briefly, the nickname “Parachute.”
More important, I started cooking in the ’80s. I cut my teeth in the industry through the late ’80s and early ’90s (seeing as this was upstate New York during the pre-Food Network American food scene, the ’80s lasted until about 1996), and I can tell you one thing: The food was terrible. Read more »
Hey, remember yesterday when we showed you the new menu that Kevin Sbraga and his crew were rolling out at Juniper Commons? Of course you do. And while getting to take a peek at the menu itself was exciting, you know what’s even better than that?
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Juniper Commons | Courtesy of Sbraga Dining
Juniper Commons, Kevin Sbraga’s ’80s themed restaurant at the corner of Broad and South, has debuted its new menu for spring, and it boasts big changes. The overhaul may have come in response to a series of lukewarm reviews from critics who called the restaurant’s food good but aggressively normal to the point of almost being boring.
Gone are the days of the rotating weekly rotisserie menu. In fact, the whole menu has been streamlined.
Some of the new dishes include garlic shrimp, eggplant fritters, lavender fried chicken, blackened salmon, broiled scallops, a soft shell crab sandwich, Wagyu flank steak and an $80 32-oz rib eye. In fact, the only entree that seems to have made the transfer from the old menu to the new one is the Surf and Turf, and even on that the lobster has been replaced by king crab.
Spring menu at Juniper Commons »
Juniper Commons | Photos by Michael Persico
At Juniper Commons, where old newspaper headlines paper two walls in a triumph of microfilm and selective memory, there’s electricity in the air.
E. GERMANY OPENS BORDERS
SURGERY OVER, REAGAN IN CHARGE
PHILLIES RULE THE WORLD
Lionel Richie’s on the radio — along with Air Supply and Hall & Oates, all those smooth synthesizers washing over the occasional drum-machine downbeat of early LL Cool J. Votive candles flicker in amber ashtrays beneath globe lights fed by telephone-coil wire, and the lounge area goes back to the future with wingback chairs out of the Jetsons’ living room. Read more »