Posted by Jason Sheehan on April 10th, 2013
Yes, folks, it’s that time again. The second-annual Hop Chef competition (last year’s was won by local boy George Sabatino) is happening in Philly on Tuesday, April 23 at Union Transfer. Yes, tickets are still available ($53.50 a head, with part of the proceeds going to local charities) and yes, the smack-talk is already lighting up Twitter (check out #hopchef to listen in on the fun). But right now we have some news…
Posted by Foobooz on March 29th, 2013
Ommegang Hop Chef is less than a month away and the trash talking is heating up. This year’s cast will be hard pressed to match the trash-talking of last year’s contestants but Eli Kulp, Pat Szoke, Nick Macri and Lucio Palazzo are making a go of it.
Southwark’s Nick Macri has taken aim at Eli Kulp’s “food lab” and R&D ninjas is countering with a “flavour lab” of his own. Much of the antagonizing has focused on Macri’s Canadian heritage, hence the silly extra “U” in flavor. But this cookbook that showed up on the front steps of The Industry today might force Pat Szoke to up the ante.
The talk stops and the cooking begins on Thursday, April 23rd at Union Transfer. Six chefs will compete to be Hop Chef, tickets are $53.50, with a portion of proceeds going to support the Mural Arts Program and Groundswell.
Hop Chef Tickets [Ticketfly]
Posted by Foobooz on March 18th, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. at Union Transfer, some of Philadelphia’s most talented chefs will be competing to become Philadelphia’s second Ommegang Hop Chef.
The winner of Hop Chef Philadelphia will represent the city in a cook-off at Brewery Ommegang’s annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown weekend.
Tickets cost $53.50 per person and includes all the Ommegang you can drink plus tastes of all six dishes that will showcase the competing chefs ability to pair beer with food.
Posted by Foobooz on February 25th, 2013
Today through Sunday, March 3rd, La Calaca Feliz is offering a four-course tasting menu with mezcal pairings inspired by chef Lucio Palazzo’s recent visit to Oaxaca, Mexico.
The menu is $27 per person plus $18 for mezcal pairings.
The Shiprock Pop-Up: In Which Navajo Tacos Will Be Served On The East Coast For Probably The First Time Ever
Posted by Jason Sheehan on December 7th, 2012
I have four words to say to you people: Fry. Bread. Pop. Up.
I have confidence that a small portion of the Foobooz audience–those who come from the West, who have traveled through the mountains and the deserts, who know that the state of New Mexico has more to offer this great nation than discount turquoise and crystal meth–have just passed out from excitement over the promise of an honest-to-Jesus Navajo taco / fry bread experience in Philly, so I’m going to give them a moment to recover.
For those of you who are not moved by those four magic words above, let me explain something to you about Navajo tacos…
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Posted by Foobooz on October 18th, 2011
Yogorino will open its second store this Saturday at 12 and Walnut.
Sammy Chon’s K-Town BBQ is replacing HK Golden Phoenix. The Korean barbecue hopes to open in December. There is already a location in Cherry Hill. [The Insider]
A second Sumo Sushi is up for 1316 Walnut Street. But this one is a ways out as there is still a zoning meeting this month. [The Insider]
We’ve been getting used to seeing the Nomad Pizza truck around town at special events but we’re still looking forward to their wheel-less restaurant at 7th and Kater. Looks like November is when we’ll see it open. [The Feast]
La Calaca Feliz may not open till next year but they already have a kitchen hire. Lucio Palazzo who was most recently the chef at Xochitl will be the Fairmount spot’s chef de cuisine. [@LucioPalazzo]
Mike Stollenwerk has sold Fathom Seafood House to his partner, Rob Holloway. The bar remains open but will relaunch with a new name and less seafood centric approach. [Grub Street]
Posted by Foobooz on August 30th, 2011
Parc’s Jason Goodman is going to be the new man in the kitchen at Farmers’ Cabinet. Expect a menu with lots of meat on bones to be rolled out in time for Restaurant Week. [Meal Ticket]
Speaking of Restaurant Week, Lucio Palazzo is leaving Xochitl after the mid-September prix fixe fortnight. No word to where he’s headed but it sounds like it might be out of town. [Meal Ticket]
Greg Ciprioni, has ascended to the top chef spot at Garces Trading Company. Adam DeLosso who was the top guy at GTC now heads Garces’ catering division. [Grub Street]
White Dog Cafe founder Judy Wicks got herself arrested last week in front of the White House. The activist was protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. [Grub Street]
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