Have you had one yet?

Cosi®, the standby neighborhood spot, has collaborated with Phillips Seafood on its new menu item, a Crab Cake Melt. For around $8 you can savor the taste of the Phillips’ family recipe crab cake on signature Cosi® flatbread with a creamy dijon/horseradish sauce, lettuce and tomato draped with melted provolone cheese. Get it while it’s hot, literally…it will only be around for the summer months!

If you’ll be in the Baltimore, MD area July 4th weekend…

Then you should absolutely head to Phillips Seafood Harborplace Restaurant and help celebrate their 30th Anniversary in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! Events kick off at noon on Friday, July 2nd in the Harborplace Ampitheater with a Crab Cake Eating Contest (if you’d like to enter this ravishing rivalry tell us why you’d make a great competitor on Phillps Seafood Facebook page) and continue through the weekend. Saturday, July 3 listen to Phillips’ Crabologist, Donald Manning, as he teaches Crabology 101 and cooks up a few crabby recipes to sample to the crowd. YUM.

Chef Sean Weinberg on FOX!

Yesterday we hung out at FOX Philly studio with our friend, Chef Sean Weinberg of Restaurant Alba in Malvern, PA. Weinberg was featured on the “Monday’s Menu” segment preparing a decadent veggie panini. Decadent vegetables? Yes, particularly after being roasted and sauteed then marinated in olive oil and herbs with garlic and pressed between thick slices of crusty bread with creamy burrata cheese.

Hilarity ensued as host Mike Jerrick knifed the flaming red peppers and nibbled the “magic” (or so he thought) Hen of the Woods mushroom.

Check out Breslow Partners Facebook page for more photos or view the segment online.

Skytop Lodge Chef’s Weekend

We spent this weekend in the Poconos at Skytop with a few of our favorite chefs: David Katz of Meme, Michael Solomonov of Zahav and Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette (left to right). Besides the 5-course dinner menu with touches from each chef, we sat in on cooking demos held by Solomonov and Woolsey, bowled on the lawn, had an impromptu BBQ on Skytop Lake and went a few rounds in paintball.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

UPDATE: City Paper‘s Drew Lazor also has some great shots on Meal Ticket.

Do This! Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival

Berry good pickin’

The Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Pickers can take a hayride to a field and fill a flat with berries. The event will feature slices of shortcake and other baked goods. Pony rides, contests, and a performance by Officer Offbeat, the unicycle-riding, stilt-walking clown, are planned for children. Events are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The picking season continues through September at the orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media. Information: 610-876-7116, www.linvilla.com.

Cook, Crack and Eat

The Art of Cooking with Seafood A Series of Cooking Classes with Chef Paul Drew of Atlantic City’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant.

Ever wonder how to create the most incredible seafood dishes at home in your own kitchen? Well, wonder no more. Chef Paul Drew, of Atlantic City’s Phillips Seafood Restaurant, is offering Cook, Crack & Eat, a series of seasonal seafood cooking classes designed to help you learn the tricks of his trade. Sign up for one or all three. You will be guaranteed an afternoon of learning, laughing and lingering over a demonstration, some wine and a great meal with the chef. Here’s the schedule:

The Freshest Catch, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Salmon. Barramundi. Flounder. Mahi-mahi. It’s all so good. But how do you select it, clean it, grill it, or stuff it with crab? Learn all of this and more from one of America’s most proficient seafood experts. Enjoy lunch, wine, and discuss all the intricacies of a great meal with the chef. This is no fish tale!

Cook, Crack & Eat presents a great opportunity to meet and learn from one of Atlantic City’s top toques. Chef Drew is a British import that landed in America in the 1980s. And ever since he has been cooking his way through some of the area’s top hotel restaurants. His crowd-pleasing style is sure to entertain. And you can be sure each class will be fun as well as educational.

Interested? The cost for one class is $65 and includes the chef demo, wine, lunch, and a swag bag to go. Classes begin at 11:30, and space is limited, so register early.

Phillips Seafood Restaurants is among the largest-grossing family restaurant groups in the country.  Its sister company Phillips Foods is the number one producer of crab meat in the world; it sold 11 million pounds in 2006.

Call the restaurant to register at 609.348.2273. Phillips Seafood is located in The Pier Shops at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.