A Culinary Trip to Ancient Babylon

As you might imagine, pomegranate and barley are featured on the menu several times

As you might imagine, pomegranate and barley are featured on the menu several times

In today’s installment of weird (but potentially cool) things going on in the food scene in Philly, we present a “sumptuous, wintertime dinner that might have been enjoyed by Hammurabi himself.”

The creative minds over at Dancing Ferret Concerts, a company that designs concerts and cultural events in Philadelphia, are launching a series called “Meals of Antiquity” in which they seek to recreate the gastronomic experiences of  the ancient world. To kick off their ancient meal series, Dancing Ferret (we can’t get past the name either) is hosting a Babylonian themed dinner on Sunday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at Lucha Cartel.

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Foobooz Six Pack: Dia De Los Muertos Deals

DiaDeLosMuertos

Halloween falls during the week this year, which means you have a choice of two weekends to don your freaky costumes and roam the streets, but there’s only one Dia de los Muertos. So pour one out for your fallen homies at any of the following…

La Calaca Feliz
2321 Fairmount Ave
215-787-9930
Tim Spinner is offering a four course Day of the Dead tasting menu for $29. It begins with tamal de rana (slow braised frogs legs and green chili), moves to cemita sliders, then pork cheek mole coloradito with blue cheese grits and mustard greens, finally ending with traditional pan de muerto. At Cantina Feliz, the $28 menu (with the option to add a beverage pairing for only $12 more) is completely different and looks equally tasty. Red chili duck tamales with Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen by Neshaminy Creek Brewing, anyone?

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