Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Philly Food Events

Philadelphia Vendy Awards
WHAT: The Vendy Awards are back in town and the trucks are gearing up to be this year's top curbside chef. Whether you want to feast on Yumtown's Southern/Mexican/Asian cuisine, The King of Falafel's healthy Middle Eastern cuisine, Delicias' Venezuelan fare, Lil Dan’s Gourmet Italian and American grub, Lil Pop Shop's innovative popsicles (like cantaloupe rose with goat cheese), or Sugar Philly's French macarons, there are sure to be multiple dishes to your liking. This annual event organized by The Street Vendor Project is a fundraiser for The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that strives to make healthy food available to all. Follow the Vendy Awards on Twitter for the latest news and announcements @vendysphilly and like them on Facebook at Vendy Awards. Who will win the coveted Vendy Cup, Best Dessert, and People's Choice? Be there this Saturday to find out!
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Lot @ 39th and Market.
COST: $55 in advance and $60 day of event; purchase tickets online for the all-you-can-eat event inclusive of beer and wine

University City Dining Dayss
WHAT: 34 restaurants in the University City neighborhood are offering three-course prix-fixe menus at either the $15, $25 or $30 price point, so it’s a great chance to taste some of West Philadelphia’s great restaurants without the steep price tag that usually accompanies a three-course meal anywhere. Some of our favorites are Marigold Kitchen, Sabrina's Cafe, Dock Street Brewery, and Tria Wine Room. Take a look at the complete list of participating restaurants online.
WHERE: University City, various restaurants
WHEN: now through Thursday, July 26
COST: Varies

The Craft of Ice Cream at the Philadelphia Art Alliance
WHAT: With the combination of Ben Franklin’s invention of ice cream in 1787 and Franklin Fountain’s nod to the forgotten flavors of Philly’s past, “The Craft of Ice Cream” will prove to be an interesting history tale of sweets. Beginning with an optional burger and fries dinner, tickets are $35 (drinks not included) and grab you a 5:30 p.m. reservation at Rittenhouse Tavern, the Art Alliance’s restaurant serving contemporary American fare from Chef Nicholas Elmi. If you’re skipping dinner and heading straight for dessert, admission is a cool $20 and buys you a front row seat to Berley’s ice cream chat and tasting from 7-8:30 p.m. More information here.
WHERE: 251 S. 18th Street
WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: $35 dinner and admission; $20 admission only

The First Annual Northern Liberties Christmas In July
WHAT: A week of shopping, dining and giving back to the community. Participating shops and restaurants in Northern Liberties will feature sales of up to 75% off. Each purchase will also enter you into a raffle for a chance to win a NoLibs shopping spree. Participating businesses will also be collecting canned goods and dry foods for Philabundance to stop hunger in our communities. A full list of participating businesses can be found online.
WHERE: Various locations in Northern Liberties
WHEN: now through Sunday, July 29
COST: Varies

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