The Day We Ate Arnold the Pig

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It’s not every day that a family of Jews hosts a pig roast, but that is exactly what my sister did at her suburban Washington home Sunday.

Not just any pig roast, mind you, but a whole pig roast, complete with Porky’s head, ears, snout, mouth and teeth. All festively festooned with a red ribbon. It was the centerpiece of the feast, which I had dubbed  pigapalooza. Read more »

Save the Date: Cochon 555 Is Coming to Philadelphia in 2014

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We don’t have any details yet but a little birdie tells us that Cochon 555 will be coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

Cochon 555 is a culinary competition featuring five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers. The winner of  the Philadelphia event will move on to compete in the national Grand Cochon cook-off.

This past July, Cochon Epic, a pork-centric party came to the Ritz Carlton. It was a blast.

No word yet on tickets or location.

Cochon555 [Official Site]

CANCELLED: Pop Up Meat Market at Williams-Sonoma Today

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CANCELLED: The Pop-up meat market has been cancelled due to illness.

Maybe Victor Fiorillo will want to check out Philadelphia CowShare next time he needs to go meat shopping. You can check out the CowShare this afternoon at Williams-Sonoma in the Bellevue at Broad and Walnut.

From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. you’ll be able to pick up grass-fed beef and pastured pork for your Labor Day needs and wants.

Pop-Up Meat Market [Philadelphia CowShare]
Philly CowShare [Official Site]

Mildred Celebrates Cochon Epic with Pork Menu Through August

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Cochon Epic is coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, July 28th. The event, which is slated for 10 Arts, promises to be a “once in a lifetime epic ‘heritage pork’ experience and features more than two dozen local and nationally known chefs.

As part of the build-up, the Mike Santoro and the Mildred are showcasing a pork-inspired menu now through the end of August. The heritage pork tasting menu is $45 per person and requires the whole table to take part.  The tasting menu will change often but look for items like:

  • Ratatouille stuffed Squid with Tomato Escabeche and Black Pudding
  • Fried Head Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Porchetta stuffed with Mortadella and Pistachio

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Standard Tap Celebrates Pork and Independence

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Standard Tap is celebrating the holiday weekend with Pork of July food and drink specials. From Thursday, July 4th until Sunday, July 7th, the Northern Liberties stalwart will be offering a pitcher special for three American Pale Ales (Riverhorse APA, Stoudt’s APA and Standard Ale). Each pitcher will be served with two complimentary hot dogs. Also on the drink list, pork belly Bloody Marys and micheladas.

The kitchen will also be turning out a smoked St. Louis rib platter, pork cheeks and cheese plus a bone in pork chop sandwich.

Pork of July at Standard Tap [Facebook]

This Weekend at Sycamore

This weekend Sycamore, which has just been ranked  in the top five of Zagat’s Best Philadelphia Food Restaurants, is spicing up their menu with four new dinner specials for your tasting pleasure.

The menu includes:

  • Lobster, Bacon, and Parsnip Chowder
  • Ancho and Guava Glazed Baby Back Ribs served with Huitlacoche Rice and Garlic-roasted Okra
  • Pan-roasted Poussin, Semolina Porridge, Buttered Radishes and Cranberry Compote
  • Maple Creme Brulee with Spiced Candied Pecans

If the Lobster, Bacon, and Parsnip Chowder catches your eye, then check out Sycamore’s Bacon Tasting Menu Tuesday, October 16th. The menu features five bacon-filled dishes for a Price Fixe of $49, personally created by Sycamore’s chef, Sam Jacobson.

Sycamore BYO [Official]

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