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Daily Digestif: Mike Solo’s Movie, Pliny Tapping

By Danya Henninger  |  February 26, 2014
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Your daily roundup of Philly food tidbits

• Michael Solomonov brought his take on modern Israeli food to Philadelphia with Zahav, and in a forthcoming PBS documentary, he’ll continue to explore the cuisine of a country that’s just finding its foothold. A new trailer is out, and it’s worth a watch. Chef Solo is smart, witty and friendly, and his travels across Israel promise to be fun to follow. “How long have you had a spice shop?” he asks a 20-something man. “400 years,” is the unflinching reply. Look for the official release later this year.

• Fairmount’s Kite & Key collaborated with Yards on a specialty beer, and while we’re sure the crisp Belgian IPA with Citra hops is very tasty, the custom tap handle nearly upstages the brew. None other than Ben Franklin is molded onto the stem, with his kite and key in tow, of course. Head over to try it for $5.50 a pint.

• If you haven’t hit up Talula’s Daily in the evening yet for the $50 supper, you have a chance to get a feel for it on Thursday, February 27. From 5-6 PM, winemaker Nicoletta Bocca from Italy will be hosting a tasting of her vino, available by the glass or in flights of three. Aimee Olexy will be hosting and offering complimentary bites and snacks to pair with.

Philly Tap Finder has confirmed the date of Monk’s Cafe’s Pliny the Younger tapping, the first one on the calendar. It will take place on Monday, March 10, starting at 11:30 AM. As usual, it’s a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade so your precious pours will be cash only. Expect lots of fun, and a line.

• Mmm, a Muddy Pothole. Nope, not the thing that messed up your hubcaps (again). It’s the name of a new extra-dirty martini at Paramour. Foobooz tried it out and came away impressed with the combo, and though we’d prefer it with gin instead of vodka, it does look tasty.