I sometimes wish I’d been born in Wisconsin. Not for the funny accents or the cows or the hats with the furry ear flaps (they have those, right?), but because, in my mind, Wisconsin is a magical land of rolling hills and green fields where fried cheese curds essentially grow on trees. They’re everywhere — bars and diners, fine-dining restaurants and gas stations. On every street corner, there’s a cart selling hot bags of them. In every home, a countertop deep fryer that’s never cold and never empty.
Sure, it’s a dream. But it’s my dream and I’m hanging onto it. Wisconsin is a deep-fried cheese heaven, but Philly now has several places around town offering fried cheese — both curd and otherwise — for those of us looking for a taste of the Midwest’s greatest culinary contribution to our edible culture.
So if you love fried cheese the way we love fried cheese, here’s where you should be eating it right now.
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Photo by Steve Legato
The Industry Bar is paying homage to women in the craft beer industry with their Women of the Industry event next Monday, March 7th. At the event will be Suzy Woods of Allagash Brewing Company, Jenny Hobbs of Firestone Walker, and Betsy Riley of Great Lakes.
Each of the ladies will pair their beer with a slider, and you can get all three pairings for $25. A portion of all proceeds will go to the South Philadelphia Victim/Witness Advocates.
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Here at Foobooz World HQ, we are big fans of drinking for a good cause. I mean, we’re big fans of drinking in general, but when our boozy natures can be put to the use of the ailing, the infirm or cute and fuzzy animals, all the better.
Thus do we offer this: Tickets are on sale right now for the 3rd annual Bourbon Battle at the Trestle Inn, which is being used as a fundraiser for PAWS, Philly’s largest no-kill animal shelter. The event is on Wednesday, March 25, it involves the consumption of several bourbon cocktails, and tickets will only run you $30 if you get them in advance. Meaning, soonish.
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