Author Archives: Jason Sheehan

Eat This Now: 100-Day Dry-Aged Rib Eye at Kensington Quarters

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A couple months ago, someone asked chef Damon Menapace if he’d ever heard of anyone dry-aging a steak for 100 days. And okay, so to a normal person, that might be a weird question. But Menapace is the chef at Kensington Quarters — a restaurant that takes meat very seriously. So Menapace thought about it. He…

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Where to Eat This Weekend: Let’s All Go to Chinatown

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It feels like that kind of weekend, doesn’t it? All of us at Foobooz World HQ think so. There’s just something in the air (or something in our appetites) that makes us yearn for slick streets, neon and some roasted duck. So we played a game. We said if we could forget all the places…

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This Is How Philly Dined in 1997

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Pretty much everything you know about American dining has happened in the last 20 years. Unless you lived in California in the late 80’s — unless you were a proto-foodie (with really good connections or really in-the-know friends) in San Francisco or L.A., or some New York grubnik sniffing around the edges of things and…

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Right Here, Right Now: Walnut Street Cafe Reviewed

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Walnut Street Café is supposed to be a Very Big Deal. When it was first announced, people spoke about it like it mattered. Like it would mean something, one way or another. Everyone breathlessly speculated about how it would fit into the neighborhood, our scene. What it would bring with it (beyond, you know, food),…

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Where to Eat This Weekend: A Whole New Thing

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We know it can be tough. The weekend is here. But this city is so full of bars and restaurants that it can sometime be tough to make a choice. And we spend a lot of time here on Foobooz trying to tell you exactly that. We make lists of the 50 Best Restaurants and…

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How Many Snakes Would It Take to Make You Leave Your Favorite Philly Restaurant?

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I have been bitten by one snake in my life. It’s an embarrassing story, and not really germane to the discussion we’re about to have except to say that I have been bitten by one snake, did not die from it, harbor no particular resentment toward snakes today, and so, therefore, am qualified to both…

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Here’s How You Can Rep Philly on MasterChef

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At this point, 80% of the adult population of the United States has their own cooking and/or house-flipping show. Whether it’s on one of the major networks, one of the high-range niche cable channels, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or wherever, America is in a Golden Age of everybody and their neighbor having their own TV show.…

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Your Cheeseburgers Are Ruining the Planet

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Happy Monday, everyone. We know that everyone had a busy weekend trying to milk the last of summer out of the first days of fall. But while you were out enjoying the sun, news was happening all over the world. And not the infuriating, depressing, regular kind of news, but the good kind. Food news.…

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Who Needs A Drink?

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It’s Friday, and you know what that means? It means we all deserve a drink. Or two. Or seven. This weekend, it’s all about the booze. From excellent parties to drinking in the sun to a Sunday jazz brunch with Adele’s piano player, we have everything you need to know to give yourself the kind…

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How to Eat and Drink Like Summer Is Eternal in Philly

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The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend. As a matter of fact, it might not get this beautiful again for a long time. There’ll be sun. It’ll be hot. It will almost feel like a couple extra perfect days of summer. So you should get out there and take advantage of it while…

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Adele’s Piano Player Is Playing a Brunch Show at Walnut Street Café

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Walnut Street Cafe has been doing weekend brunches since it opened. And they’re nice long ones, too — 10am to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s the perfect place for pastry chef (and Per Se alum) Melissa Weller to show off her fantastic pastries, and the only time she serves her khachapuri — which is kind of like…

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James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America” Tour Is Hitting Philly and the Menu Is Insane

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We told you about this event back in July — pretty much as soon as we heard about it. After five years of taking their culinary show on the road and touring some of the best food cities in America, the James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America Culinary Tour” is coming to Philly. The event (which is…

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Go to “Planet of the Grapes” Wine School at Root

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Root, the Fishtown wine bar, and Jason Wilson, author of Boozehound, are teaming up like some kind of drunken Voltron to present “Planet of the Grapes” — a series of wine classes which will teach you all you ever wanted to know about orange wine, bubbly, pairing with Thanksgiving dinner and more. The classes happen every…

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Founding Farmers Sets an Opening Date at King of Prussia

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Back in May, we told you about Founding Farmers, the restaurant group owned and operated by the North Dakota Farmers Union, opening a huge, 14,000 square foot restaurant at the King of Prussia Town Center. We knew a lot about the group behind the concept: that it was owned by the 40,000 member strong NDFU…

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The Philly Craft Spirits Week Party Just Got A Lot Bigger

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Last week, we told you about the folks from Philly Craft Spirits Week, who were throwing a party out in the suburbs (at Bluebird Distilling) for anyone who likes local booze and the people who make local booze. As it stood, it looked like it was going to be a pretty good time: a bunch…

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The Philly Craft Spirits Week Party Just Got A Lot Bigger

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Last week, we told you about the folks from Philly Craft Spirits Week, who were throwing a party out in the suburbs (at Bluebird Distilling) for anyone who likes local booze and the people who make local booze. As it stood, it looked like it was going to be a pretty good time: a bunch…

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David Ansill’s Legendary French Restaurant Is Popping Up at Noord

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He did it a couple months ago at Amis — a one-night-only pop-up dinner featuring tastes reminiscent of his glory days at Pif. And now David Ansill is doing it again, this time bringing his French peasant cuisine to Noord. It’s happening October 9th, from 5:30pm to 10pm. A seat at the table will run you…

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The Decade-Long Fight Over Foie Gras Heats Back Up

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Welcome back to the world, everyone. It’s Monday, and that means we need to pay attention to the important things again. Important things like accidental penis bread, Pizza Hut evacuation procedures and post-disaster cooking techniques. Oh, and also? California’s foie gras ban is back on. So let’s start off with that. Because when you think…

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Where To Eat This Weekend: A Real Sausage Fest

Happy Friday, everyone. If you’re anything like us, all you’re really concerned with right now is where you’re going to be eating (and drinking) this weekend. The good news? It looks like you’ve got plenty of excellent options–from new restaurants to cool events to Ping Pong bars. Yeah, Ping Pong bars. Let’s start with that…

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Philly’s Best Distillers Are Throwing Another Party

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A couple weeks ago, a bunch of the best distillers in the region packed up their whiskey, gin and rum and brought it all over to the brand new Philadelphia Distilling mothership in Fishtown for a party to benefit Philadelphia Craft Spirits Week–the all-local, hard liquor version of Beer Week, happening at the end of…

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An Ice Cream Ad That Will Give You Dystopian Nightmares

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Happy Monday, everyone. Want to kick the week off right? There’s this new ad from Halo Top ice cream that everyone is talking about. Because it is horrifying, weird, creepy, cute, and basically a tiny Terry Gilliam film which plays out start to finish in just 94 seconds. It will seriously mess you up. So…

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Remember El Wingador? He’s Kickstarting a Philly Chicken Restaurant

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However you feel about competitive eating, being a five-time champion of WIP’s “Wing Bowl” is something worth bragging about. And Bill “El Wingador” Simmons has never exactly shied away from publicity. He has a giant chicken costume. He has arrived in his chosen arena of gustatory combat by motorcycle. While doing time on a drug…

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Brian Duffy Out at Flying Fish Crafthouse

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Okay, so one of the weirdest things about the Flying Fish Crafthouse when it opened with Spike TV’s Brian Duffy as a partner? The menu. It was full of things like “Duffified Wings,” “Funky Chicken Roulade” and burgers called “Stufz”. There was something so goofy and so childish about it right from the start that…

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Talking with the Chefs from This Year’s Audi Feastival

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As we mentioned last week, the end of summer means that the 2017 Audi Feastival is coming — the annual food and drink event held to benefit FringeArts. It’s a helluva party, bringing in the best chefs, the best restaurants and all of Philly’s artsy swells. And this year, we’re going to talk with some of…

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Where To Eat This Weekend: All-Houston Edition

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Proceeds from the roasted veal loin with smoked carrot romesco, green onions, and hazelnuts at a.kitchen will go to the #chefs4Houston hurricane relief effort. a.kitchen/Twitter

We know that a lot of you are going to be out of the city this weekend. We know that most of you are already gone. But for those of you sticking around, we’re focusing this week’s Where To Eat on restaurants that are doing charity work for the people (and pets) of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

So let’s go do some good this weekend, huh? And we can start with…

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