Scott Schroeder is having a busy season. We just wrote about him throwing in with David Ansill for an upcoming collaboration dinner at Bar Ferdinand, and now we’ve also got word that, two days from now, he’s going to be in the kitchen at Ela with one of his besties, Jason Cichonski, doing a totally different collaboration dinner.
This one is actually called the Bromance Collaboration Dinner, a “bromantical evening with Scott Schroeder and Jason Cichonski.” It’s happening on Wednesday, February 12, at Ela. Seats are $50 per person (with an optional $20 drink pairing), reservations are required, and the menu is… Well, just check it out for yourselves after the jump.
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Tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th, Scott Schroeder and American Sardine Bar are once again playing host to David Katz and his Mémé fried chicken.
The dish was a popular once-a-week lunchtime treat when Katz owned Meme at 22nd and Spruce. Tomorrow, Katz will be back in the kitchen, cooking up his fried chicken and biscuits. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. and the High Life is already on ice. completely sold out last time they hosted the pop-up.
There’s something exciting about a bowl of fries. Maybe it’s the feeling that you’re being given something substantial. And over the past week I’ve wound up housing two bowls of distinct cheese fries. Above and on the left is a bowl of fries from T.J. Murphy’s new menu at Resurrection Ale House. These Cheddar Frites are doused in pickled jalapenos, red peppers and a cheddar cheese sauce. The fries were a promising introduction to Murphy’s reign at Resurrection and I’ll be back soon for more.
After a lunching on the sandwich of the month, a Curt Decker Cosmo, at American Sardine Bar on Saturday, Scott Schroeder dropped a bowl of his “Hot Dog Kid Cheese Fries” in front of me. I was sure I was too full but the smoky hot dog bits, cheese and whole seed mustard proved I did indeed have room for more.
If you find yourself at either of these bars, get the cheese fries.
Resurrection Ale House [Foobooz]
American Sardine Bar [Foobooz]
Illustration by Alex Fine
What makes Philadelphia different from the other big restaurant cities, like New York or Chicago?
Joncarl Lachman, Noord: “I lived in both of those other cities and cooked in both, so I’ll be talking from real experience. There’s a camaraderie that exists in Philly that doesn’t exist in other cities like Chicago and New York. Not just between restaurants and the people, but between chefs and the other restaurants. Maybe it’s the size of the city combined with the Philly personalities, but it doesn’t quite exist anywhere else that I’ve worked.”
The January, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine is devoted to food. The issue serves up frequently asked questions and insightful answers about Philadelphia’s food scene. Check out the sneak peek online, it includes answers from Peter Serpico, Anne Coll, Scott Schroeder, Joncarl Lachman and others.
Look for the full issue hitting newsstands next week.
A Matter of Taste [Philadelphia Magazine]
Things are happening on the Delaware Riverfront. Friday, November 29th is the official opening of The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest with chef George Sabatino in the kitchen. Winterfest is a new seasonal experience that includes the RiverRink, a holiday craft market curated by Art Star Craft Bazaar, landscaping by Groundswell Design Group, the team behind the PHS Pop-up beer garden and the Lodge, a heated and tented structure made exclusively of shipping containers that will be serving up a entertainment, light fare and seasonal cocktails for 500 people.
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South Philadelphia Taproom turns ten and celebrates its past, present and future all weekend. Friday is all about the past with some favorite beers and favorite dishes from the past. Saturday is about the present and Sunday will feature a preview of Scott Schroeder’s new menu and some rare beers from Founders, Allagash, Russian River, Nodding Head.
SPTR 10-Year Anniversary Tap Lists! [Philly Tap Finder]
South Philadelphia Tap Room [Foobooz]
Philadelphia food writer Drew Lazor and photographer Neal Santos are both of Filipino descent and the both wish there were more opportunities to eat it in Philadelphia. So the two of teamed up with Scott Schroeder of American Sardine Bar to host Tita Rosy’s, a pop-up of Filipino food. Tita Rosy’s is going down on Thursday, September 26th and will feature a menu of Filipino classics with tweaks and twists.
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Today, chef Scott Schroeder of American Sardine Bar and South Philadelphia Taproom will be serving up a special hot dog from the Dapper Dog food truck today. Schroeder is keeping exactly what he’s serving a bit of a secret. All we could find out was that it is “Mexican inspired.” Meal Ticket is thinking it is a bacon-wrapped dog piled high with all sorts of Mexican toppings.
Whatever it is, we’ll hazard to guess it will make for a great lunch today.
The Dapper Dog [Official Site]
Cheu Noodle Bar is kicking off a series of pop-up collaborations on Tuesday, August 6th. For the first event Ben Puchowitz is working with Scott Schroeder of American Sardine Bar and South Philadelphia Taproom.
Among the items being offered, shortrib cheesesteak buns, hot dog dumplings and fried pork ribs.
Plan to stop by the open house to enjoy high gravity beers and great music. It’s an open house so come ready to sit, stand, eat and drink.
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