Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Originally published by The Philadelphia Inquierer

Let's Eat: Dining Notes

Community, opening next week at 21st and Federal in Point Breeze, will meet its neighbors Friday, Sept. 18 by giving out burgers to the first 100 people who show up beginning at noon. Owners Mike and Angela Sultan are using dry-aged beef from Indian Ridge Provisions, adding house-made bacon, Cooper sharp American cheese, onion, house-made habanero pickles, and a burger sauce on a Martin’s potato roll. Sept. 18 happens to be National Cheeseburger Day. You want a great burger around town? Craig LaBan has you covered.

Chef Elijah Milligan — a founder of Cooking for the Culture, in which Black chefs work to create equity in the food industry — will cook a pop-up dinner Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Fitler Club, 24th and Market. (It’s open to the public.) Menu ($70 plus tax and tip) includes raw and roasted peach (shiso, burrata); grilled octopus (nduja dressing, candied calamansi glaze, watercress); smoked and sticky lamb ribs (6-spice date, marcona almond, heirloom grains); and mango verrine (ginger cream, vanilla). Remaining available seatings are at 5:30, 6, 7:30, and 8 p.m. It’s seated outdoors, and rain date is Sept. 21.

University City Dining Days returns Saturday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 4 with deals at nearly 30 restaurants, including returning favorites like White Dog Cafe, Distrito, and Vientiane, and newcomers like Kusina Philly, Loco Pez, and Booker’s. On Sunday, Sept. 20, the University City District will host a socially distanced kickoff picnic in Clark Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Idea is for food lovers to eat their takeout near the southwest corner of 43rd and Chester. Enjoy al fresco dining? The UCD has put together an interactive map of local parks and public spaces. Reminder, Center City District Restaurant Week is on through Sept. 25.

Posted: September 16, 2020 - 1:12 PM

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