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On Tap: Ice Cream Classes, Free Scoops and a Floating Pop-Up Parlor

By Danya Henninger
June 16, 2014

What’s going on in Philly food and drink this week? We’re glad you asked.

R2L: Summer Harvest Dinner
The first in a series of a half dozen dinners at Daniel Stern’s sky-high restaurant in Liberty II goes down on Tuesday, June 17. Reserve a table to partake in four courses using pork from Breakaway Farms in Mount Joy, PA for $75 per person (215-564-5337).

Osteria: Culinary Culture Swap
Chef Tandy Wilson of Nashville’s City House will be bringing his unique blend of Italian cuisine and Southern hospitality to Jeffrey Michaud’s North Broad dining room on Wednesday, June 18. Seats at the 6:30 PM, four-course dinner are $85 per person, call for reservations (215-763-0920).

Magpie: Free Ice Cream Scoops
Holly Riccardi is welcoming summer at her South Street West bakeshop by giving away à la mode scoops on any sweet pie slice purchased on Wednesday, June 18. Look for seasonal flavors like strawberry crumb and cherry lattice.

Reading Terminal Market: Weckerly’s Ice Cream Class
Fair Food presents a dessert class with Jen and Andy Satinsky of this West Philly creamery on Thursday, June 19. Pick up a $35 ticket here and learn how to make your own ice cream and sorbet, while tasting along the way. Also included: a voucher for a free future pint.

Night Market West Oak Lane
The Food Trust’s nighttime street food fest returns to this North Philly neighborhood from 6-10 PM on Thursday, June 19, with more than 50 trucks and restaurants offering pay-as-you-go eats. Bloktoberfest will set up a beer tent and there will be lots of live music and dancing.

Bucks County Brewery: Full Tilt Suds and Spirits Fest
Celebrate the longest day of the year with this Bucks County microbrewery and its next-door neighbor distillery, Hewn Spirits. From 1-9 PM on Saturday, June 21, food trucks including Cow and the Curd will be set up outside, and beer and cocktails with liquor made on-site will be on offer. Admission is $10 at the gate.

Sofitel: Fête de la Musique
The Paris-born worldwide celebration of music that takes place annually on June 21 lands in Rittenhouse at this French hotel. Starting Saturday at 3:30 PM, enjoy jazz performances in Liberté Lounge, then hear Curtis institute music over a $55 four-course dinner. A DJ will spin late-night with specials on bubbly.

Bartram’s Garden: Festival on the Schuylkill
Little Baby’s Ice Cream will host a floating pop-up ice cream parlor in the middle of the Schuylkill to serve scoops to guests of this summer party from 10 AM-4 PM on Sunday, June 22. Expect games, scavenger hunts and more, interspersed with free rides down the river to get cool desserts. It’s all free. (Rain date is Sunday, June 19.)

Frankenfood Premiere
On Sunday, June 22 at 10 PM, Tony Luke Jr.’s new Spike TV show makes its debut. The cheesesteak king joins forces with chef Josh Capon to look for the next hot hybrid in this new weekly series.

Places Mentioned

R2L Restaurant

Fine Dining • Rittenhouse Square

Food21 Decor26 Service22 Cost$62
 
 
 
 
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