Philly Chef Conference

The fifth annual Philly Chef Conference is back and better than ever. This two-day event put on by Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management brings together students and industry leaders but also connects industry leaders with one another.

Philly Chef Conference links established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals. We thought we could give you some insight into our favorite events this year.

This year we are looking forward to the incredible panel that they have lined up! We can’t wait for Christopher Hendon, or more commonly known as Dr. Coffee. He will be giving a talk and demonstration of how much of a role water plays into the taste, aromas, and even quality of coffee!  Hendon will be talking about the chemistry of water, who even knew that had such an impact on your cup of coffee. We can’t wait to pick Hendon’s brain on how to improve our coffee in the office.

With the exciting lineup, it is hard to narrow it down to just our top two, but cheese always wins! Brian Keyser of Casellula Cheese & Wine Café, will be talking and hopefully, be bringing a plethora of cheeses to sample.

For more information please visit, phillychefconference.com.

ATLANTIC CITY RESTAURANT WEEK

Mouths are watering and tummies are rumbling in anticipation of Atlantic City Restaurant Week!  As you compose your list of restaurants to try, taste the rich treasures of the sea at Phillips Seafood.  Enjoy the freshest bounty the sea has to offer with a tantalizing menu of dishes brought to life by our chefs.  Phillips will be offering special three-course menus available for lunch and dinner.  We hope to see you in Atlantic City!

Make your reservation today!
Atlantic City: reserve online on OpenTable, or call us at 609.348.2273

https://www.phillipsseafood.com/promotions/atlantic-city-restaurant-week

Pho Friday

An Evening of Vietnamese Cooking and Dining

With temperatures ranging from chilly to OMG, my-nose-might-freeze-off, there’s no better way to warm up this winter than with a delicious bowl of steaming hot Pho. And we can’t think of a more exciting way to enjoy it than a cooking demo and dinner with the executive chef of Feast Your Eyes, Chris Nguyen, on Friday, March 2nd.

Chef Chris will be teaching guests how to make traditional Vietnamese pho. He will be demonstrating how to prepare the broth, char the aromatics, and toast the spices to create pho-fection. You’ll learn how to make three variations: traditional beef, coconut pork belly, and vegan mushroom tamarind.

Pho Friday will take place at Front & Palmer, located at 1750 North Front Street. Guests can sign up for the demo and dinner for $68 or just the dinner for $34. A cash bar and free parking will be available.

To purchase tickets and to see the Pho Friday menu, click here https://salondinners.ticketleap.com/pho-friday-2018/   For more information, you can email pho@feastyoureyescatering or call 215-634-3002.

As Easy As Pie! Celebrate National Pie Day at Linvilla Orchards

Flakey, decadent, and oh so sweet– What better way to celebrate National Pie Day than with a fresh baked pie from Linvilla Orchards. All pies will be $5 off today.

For over 40 years Linvilla Orchards bakery has been baking the most delicious homemade pies for the community. With over 40 different flavors, including sugar free, there is something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Flavors ranging from Dutch Apple Pie, Coconut Custard, and even Sweet Potato Crunch, there are so many scrumptious options to choose from

Stop by to celebrate National Pie Day Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit https://www.linvilla.com/

 

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Linvilla Orchards!

Want to support local agriculture AND make long-lasting memories with family? Linvilla Orchards is the place to do it! Linvilla Orchards is covered with more than 40,000 Christmas trees, so come out and pick one that is just right for your home. Families can take a hayride to the Christmas tree fields to pick the tree of their choice.

Visitors can choose from a variety of 6’ to 10’ Douglas Firs as well as some Canaan Firs. Linvilla employees will wrap your tree and tie it to your car! They can even drill a hole into the Christmas trees for their stands. Cut Your Own Trees is open until December 23rd, and all Linvilla Christmas trees are $69.99.

 

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree is open on Saturdays & Sundays from 9am – 4pm and Mon through Friday from 10am – 4 pm. For more information about Linvilla Orchards and the Christmas tree selection, visit https://www.linvilla.com.

 

Genji Opens Izakaya in Whole Foods Market’s Center City Store

For over 20 years, Genji LLC has been rolling fresh sushi in more than 200 sushi bars in Whole Foods locations across the country. Genji is thrilled to collaborate with Whole Foods Market as they launch Genji Izakaya, a restaurant within Whole Foods restaurant row in Center City, Philadelphia.

An izakaya, or “place to drink”, can be found in every Japanese neighborhood. These lively neighborhood hangouts are the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends over refreshing drinks and small, tasty dishes. Like the classic izakaya, Genji Izakaya offers a comfortable and laid back setting to enjoy food and drinks for lunch, dinner, or whenever the mood strikes!

The Genji Izakaya kitchen is rolling out “japas” or Japanese small plates. Quick bites like Sushi Pizza, Salmon Carpaccio, Karaage Cones filled with crispy Japanese fried chicken, a variety of poke bowls, and Sushi Tacos are perfect for sharing amongst friends. Order a mini bowl of authentic ramen all to yourself, like Original Tonkotsu, Yuzu Chicken, or the vegetarian-friendly Veggie Ramen, also available spicy.

Genji Izakaya is located at Whole Foods Market- 2101 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. Phone: 215-557-0015. Follow Genji on Twitter (@GenjiSushiBars), Instagram (@genjisushibars), or Facebook (GenjiSushiBars).

Thanksgiving-Inspired Turkey Burger Gobbles Its Way Onto Misconduct Tavern’s Fall Menu

Misconduct Tavern’s Executive Chef Nick Mezzina recently announced a refreshed menu focused on America’s love affair with the burger. But, these are not your average burgers. Mezzina is introducing handcrafted gourmet burgers that will turn any game into a winning night. In addition to beef, other burger options include salmon, lamb, bison, pork, turkey, chicken, grated red beet, black bean, and even a beef/spam blend.

Among these new items is the Thanksgiving Burger filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and topped with gravy! Available at both locations, this savory turkey burger will satisfy all of your Thanksgiving cravings this fall.

Misconduct Tavern is located at 1511 Locust St., and 1801 JFK Blvd. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To make reservations, call 215.732.5797 (Rittenhouse Square) or 267.928.4297 (Logan Square). Misconduct Tavern is open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram, @MisconductTavern.  

Dress to Impress for Linvilla Orchards’ Costume Parade!

Linvilla Orchards is excited to announce the return of their annual Costume Parade! It has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 5, 2017. The event is hosted by Makin’ Music, and participants continue to outdo each other year after year with fun and creative costumes.

Each child receives a treat, and three winners from each age group will be awarded with SPOOK-tacular prizes! Make sure you dress in your Halloween best for a chance to win the grand prize of a $100 Linvilla Orchards gift certificate!

Pre-registration is now open, and participants are able to register in person on November 5th between 12 and 2 pm. The parade begins at 3 pm, so make sure you are ready for some fun the whole family can enjoy!

For more information about Linvilla Orchards’ Costume Parade and registration, please visit https://www.linvilla.com/family-fun/costume-parade.