Across the Main Line and the ‘burbs, restaurants are teaming up to participate in Main Line Restaurant Week 2012. From September 24th to the 30th chefs will offer special prix fixe menus and specials. This year the specials include discounted lunches and three course dinners for $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person. In the weeks leading up to the events gift certificates to popular restaurants are being given away on the Main Line Restaurant Week website, so try your luck!
Scrapple is a polarizing food. Some hear the world scrapple and think “I don’t even want to know what that is made out of” and others think “I don’t even care what this is made out of, it’s delicious.” If you are of the latter group then you will be happy to see this list of Philadelphia restaurants cooking scrapple up traditionally or in interesting ways. If you are of the former, well, hopefully this list will change your mind.
Starting today, July 12th and lasting through Thursday, July 26th the seventh annual University City Dining Days bring specially priced menus to over 30 West Philadelphia eateries. Priced at either $15, $25, or $30, each meal is a prix fixe three course deal.
For the 7th year in a row University City area restaurants are gearing up for University City Dining Days two-weeks full of dining deals from July 12th to 26th. The event is meant to bring traffic to the area during its slow months. This year a record 34 restaurants are participating in the prix-fixe specials which offer three courses for $15, $25, or $30.
Looking ahead to this week’s events might have you believing that Philadelphia Beer Week is already here. But that’s not the case as its just another sudsy week of goodness in Philadelphia.
Today the taps at Monk’s Cafe are being taken over by New Jersey’s Flying Fish brewery. Six varieties of Flying Fish beer will be available including bourbon barrel-aged variation of Exit 13 Chocolate Stout.
On Tuesday Varga Bar is hosting a high-alcohol beer dinner where as diners inhibitions lessen, the food gets crazier. Dinner is $60 per person. See the menu below.
Trey Popp ventures to the new White Dog Cafe on the Main Line, but not before recalling a less-than-stellar experience at the pre-Marty Grims version of the University City location.
The first meal I ever ate in Philadelphia taught me a lesson that I probably could have gleaned, at deep discount, from the dietary journals of Mohandas Gandhi: Social activism is a poor indicator of good cooking. It was at the White Dog Cafe in the 21st year of Judy Wicks’s reign as the gustatory conscience of West Philly, and the only thing sadder than my ham-handed fish fillet was the fact that I’d abandoned the culinary utopia of northern California to get it. But the worst part was that I required a second session for the lesson to sink in — during which a sinewy piece of flavorless strip steak got lodged in my esophagus for half an hour. “Attention!” I tried to shout. “Does anyone here have an endoscope? Or a toilet snake?!”