Thursday, December 1, 2011

Food Events @ Penn

Shane Confectionery Grand (Re)Opening
What: Shane Confectionery, a Philadelphia candy institution in Old City dating back to 1863, is slated to reopen this month thanks to The Franklin Fountain’s Eric and Ryan Berley. Shane is among the handful of local candy makers still in operation. Sweets for sale will include many that the original shop sold, in addition to modern updates: chocolate dipped espresso creams, the famous butter creams whose recipe was hand-written by Barry Shane on the back of an envelope, and French specialties. Join them for their grand opening with a ribbon cutting by the mayor.
Where: Shane Confectionery (110 Market Street)
When: Monday, December 5; 10:30 am

Book Signing and Meet-and-Greet with Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver
What: Considered the foremost authority in the United States on the subject of traditional beer, renowned author and beer expert Garrett Oliver will be at London Grill for a special Book Signing and Meet-and-Greet to promote his new book, The Oxford Companion to Beer. London Grill will be pouring The Companion, a Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Reserve which is brewed in an old style called “wheat wine”, a wheat-based equivalent to barley wine. They will also dig deep into their library of rare and exotic beers, offering such treats as Oliver’s own Brooklyn Black Ops, a famed stout that is aged in bourbon barrels and highly coveted by aficionados. Signed copies of The Oxford Companion to Beer will be available at a special price of $35 each (normally $65).
Where: London Grill, 2301 Fairmount Avenue
When: Wednesday, December 7; 7-9 pm

Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
What: Looking for local, handmade gift ideas from some of the neighborhood's most talented crafters and artists? Make a dent in your Christmas shopping at Greensgrow's Holiday Bazaar! Plus, stop by the nursery to grab fresh, local holiday greens and gifts, from a variety of Pennsylvania trees to garlands and wreathsto holiday decorations and ornaments. The bazaar will be open rain or shine.
Cost: Free!
Where: 2501 East Cumberland Street, Kensington
When: December 10, 11, 17 & 18; 11 am - 4 pm

What: This hugely popular Hanukkah foodie tradition is back for its 8th year at the Gershman Y. Featuring gourmet lip-smacking latkes–from restaurants including Bar Ferdinand, Delicatessen, Estia, Federal Donuts, Sabrina’s Café, Singapore Chinese Kitchen, Talula’s Garden and Tashan– and live music from The West Philly Orchestra, this is the perfect way to celebrate the greasiest and most festive of Jewish holidays. Plus, new this year, a Holiday Bazaar will feature wonderful gifts for the holiday season.
Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for kids; purchase tickets here
Where: UArts, Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street)
When: Sunday, December 11; 2-4 pm

Photo courtesy of Gershman Y.

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