If you haven't had dinner at High Street on Market (308 Market St.) yet (seriously, what are you waiting for?), tomorrow night is the night to do it.
Owner Ellen Yin and chef Eli Kulp are launching a series of Tuesday night friends and family dinners perfect for exploring Fork's thrilling next door neighbor. Beginning at 9 p.m. Eli and company are rolling out a $25 dollar menu that includes three shared plates to start, an entree and a dessert from pastry chef Sam Kincaid. Paul Rodriguez is custom concocting cocktails and choosing wine to pair with the tasting. No word yet on the debut menu but Yin is promising that details for this and future Tuesday night dinners will be revealed via Twitter the day of at noon.
If you've ventured outside of your front door today, well, you are probably in dire need of some cheering up. Gray and slushy, this is the kind of day that is best spent indoors. Here at Meal Ticket we highly suggest making your way over to a.bar (135 S. 18th St.) where they are hosting a day of events celebrating the glorious fortified Spanish wine known as Sherry.
There's a tasting seminar happening right now for industry insiders but the Sherry fun for the public kicks off at 3 p.m with a happy hour featuring $1.50 oysters paired with a wide ranging and not often seen around these parts assortment of Sherries poured by local wine reps for $5 to $10 a glass. So if you're looking to tighten your Olorosso-Amontillado-PX intel, we'd advise you to get there early.
Although a Christmas for Ben might sound like a benefit for an underprivileged child, American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.) chef Scott Schroeder is telling us that the dinner is in fact a gift to his buddy, Cheu Noodle Bar's Ben Puchowitz. Growing up Jewish, Puchowitz has never experienced the joy that is Christmas so Schroeder decided to put together a very special pop up dinner in his honor.
The two are going to be cooking together for a limited number (20 to 30) lucky folks upstairs are ASB on December 18th. No word yet on the menu, but Schroeder is promising a very creative, stoner food, family-style menu. Extra special seasonal touches include a toy drive - no, they're not for Ben - all donations go to a South Philadelphia children'e charity and get donors a free beer.
Well, we always love a good BuzzFeed list and this round up of 21 Things You're Only Afraid of if you Live in Philly is pretty spot on (plenty of It's Always Sunny GIFs, too). As you might imagine the list includes plenty of only in Philly edible anomalies like the free hot dogs at Voyeur, a certain incident involving rodents at a certain brunch spot and the never not frustrating state of your liquor laws.
Monday, December 2
Iconic Old City bar Sugar's has shut its doors.
Tuesday, December 3
Malaysian fare comes to 15th Street via Aqua Asian Bistro.
Tickets on sale to the midnight premier of Anchorman 2 complete with beers from The Industry and The P.O.P.E.
Wednesday, December 4
Construction is well underway at former Top Chef-testant Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery in Rittenhouse.
Kevin Sbraga's Southern spot, The Fat Ham, is officially open in University City tonight.