This week is positively bursting with ways to get out and eat some of the Philly region’s homegrown goodness. Between the festivals, pig roasts and farmers’ markets, your local food social calendar is bursting with possibilities.
• We recommend starting things off on Saturday morning with a scoop of 150 years local Bassetts Ice Cream at the Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival at Reading Terminal Market. If you’re concerned about eating ice cream for breakfast, just get a scoop of strawberry. The fruit makes it okay.
• Later that day, find a few friends and pile into the car for the Mood’s Farm Market in Mullica Hill, NJ for some old fashioned pick-your-own fun. Right now, you can fill your buckets with blueberries, raspberries and peaches. We also recommend that you don’t leave without a bag of their fresh, warm apple cider doughnuts.
• Once you’ve had your fill of fresh fruit, make your way to Headhouse Square for the annual Good Food, Good Beer and the Rest is History event. A fundraiser for Slow Food Philly and Farm to City, this urban cook-out is half pig roast, half beer festival and an entirely good time.
• Sunday morning, skip the crowds at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market and head down to the one at Dickinson Square instead. In addition to the corn, peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and Two Gander Honey (pictured above), the market is bringing Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry to cook up a few of her favorite no-cook specialties. The demonstration will be held in the Parson’s Building in the center of the park, starting at 12 noon.
Uwishunu has caught a case of Oscar Fever. With all the buzz around Silver Linings Playbook and its eight oscar nominations this Sunday, we couldn’t help but get caught up in it all. We’ve rounded up our top picks for Oscar Viewing parties on Sunday; we’ve put together a Silver Linings-themed itinerary of Philadelphia; and [...]
Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years [...]
There’s a chill in the air, which means that the holidays are upon us. That, in turn, means that it’s time to start thinking about decorating and gifting. If you’re looking to go green — literally and figuratively — this holiday season, check out the annual Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms. The event runs two [...]
If fashion design is up your alley, you won’t want to miss this “tailor-made” event. Norman Porter, a local denim, canvas and leather company, will be demonstrating how to construct denim jeans at Art in the Age on Friday, November 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the fascinating process of denim and leather crafting [...]