Philly's Best Dining Deals & Events: Pumpkin Week, Farm Dinners

September 2, 2014
by Danya Henninger

Top Philly food and drink events in the week ahead, September 2-9, 2014.

Free Pie at Magpie
In honor of her South Street West bakery’s second anniversary, Holly Ricardi is giving away free slices of signature butterscotch bourbon pie to all guests. The deal is good from 11 AM-8 PM, or until the pie runs out.

Fond Fifth Anniversary Specials 
To celebrate five years in business, Lee Styer, Jessi Prawlucki and Tory Keomanivong are offering a special cocktail and menu of bar snacks for $5 each all week long.

Pumpkin Week at Morgan’s Pier
Throughout the week from September 2-7, head to the Delaware River waterfront to score $10 flights of pumpkin beer and try special pumpkin-filled dishes from chef David Gilberg.

Meritage Back to School Tasting
Soothe the end of summer blues with chef Adam Ratmoko’s $35 prix fixe in Rittenhouse, available Tuesday-Saturday, September 2-6. Choose from options like foie gras dumplings, kale falafel and peanut butter panna cotta to make up your three courses.

Iron Hill Farm Menu
On Wednesday, September 3, a special list of “Philly grown, Philly raised” dishes will be on offer to supplement the huge regular menu at the Chestnut Hill outpost of this line of brewpubs. Expect chef Jared Cannon to put out plates like pan-seared Chilean sea bass and cauliflower-sorrel soup.

Jerry’s Bar Farm Dinner
It’s “farm to bar” on Wednesday, September 3, in Northern Liberties, when a member of Greensgrow Farm and a brewmaster from Yards host a four-course pairing of local food and local beer. Tickets to the 6 PM event are $60, here.

Farewell Summer Dinner at 10 Arts
A few seats are available to join an intimate table of 12 at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, September 4. The five-course tasting menu runs $75 per person, including beverage pairings, and will focus on the last golden harvests of summer produce. Call 215-523-8000 to reserve.

Terry Theise Wine Dinner at Lacroix
Chef Jon Cichon is preparing five courses to pair with estate selections from this 30-year-strong importer. Expect to sip grower-producer champagne, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, German riesling and many other choice vintages. Seats are $179; call 215-790-2533 for reservations.

jamie bissonnette
on tap this week
gregory vernick