Issue 4 of Lucky Peach is now on newsstands and there are a couple of local connections within David Chang’s quarterly journal of food and writing. Tom Lax profiles the Schmitter for a foodie audience. The Schmitter of course is a combination of cheese, steak, grilled salami, tomatoes, fried onions and special sauce served on a kaiser roll. It’s the sandwich of record at McNally’s in Chestnut Hill, and can also be found at Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. Hawk Krall who seems to be everywhere right now also has an illustration featured in the magazine. Look for the American Food Issue of Lucky Peach at Barnes and Noble or do what we did and pick up a copy at Cook.
The Sports Business Journal has the details on the $70 million refurb for ten-year old Lincoln Financial Field. Of most interest to the Foobooz audience is the mention of a stand alone brew pub.
A brewpub, which would be a free-standing building, also is proposed for the HeadHouse Plaza, a 100,000-square-foot area outside the stadium now used for interactive zones and corporate tailgating before Eagles games, college football and other special events.
No mention of what brewery would run the brew pub but that won’t stop us from hoping that the Eagles keep it local.
Eagles plan a big Linc refurb [Sports Business Journal]
Yesterday we told you about Lêe’s rules and regulations for Hop Sing Laundromat. This morning we provide you the dress code posted on Xfinity Live’s web site. The forthcoming entertainment district certainly has a lot of rules of its own.
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Seared ahi tuna, jumbo shrimp and crab claw cocktails poached in court bouillon with lemons and Grey Goose-spiked cocktail sauce. Hot London broil with a horseradish cheddar cheese, chopped brisket with jalapeño slaw. And of course, crab fries, cheesesteaks and the Schmitter.
We’re not talking about another food festival here, or some new world cuisine gastropub. No, these are the highlights from Lincoln Financial Field’s 2011-2012 menu for concessions, club and suite level seating. Aramark executive chef James Hennessey, (ex of the Borgata) and stadium staff revealed the menu to members of the media late Wednesday morning at the stadium.
8 East has opened in Conshohocken. Open for lunch and dinner Â and brunch on Sunday, this 1st Avenue spot features 20 drafts and a menu of simple sandwiches, burgers and entrees. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Local 44 is looking for neighborhood help as it hopes to expand next door along Spruce Street. Visit and sign the petition. [Local 44]
Lincoln Financial Field joins Citizens Bank Park in getting accolades from PETA. The organization skipped the Vick issue and named the stadium the friendliest for vegetarians. [Grub Street]
Ulysses Voyage which was supposed to take over the space that was Deux Cheminees is “officially on hold pending financing.” We’re not sure why but we never had faith that project was going to happen. [Philly.com via Grub Street]
ESPN does an expose on just how gross stadium food is. Philadelphia stadiums do better than many but violations were still plentiful. [ESPN]
The original Darling’s on 20th near Pine has closed. [The Insider]