Archive: April, 2010
We're totally biased towards chef David Ansill, we admit it. We'd eat lightly sauced street pigeon if he was the one serving it, so it's no surprise we're super stoked about his upcoming beer dinner at Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom) on Tues., May 11.
Local Duvel-Moortgat rep Megan Maguire is bringing in some big Ommegang beers to match the assertive flavors of Ansill's signature European barbecue plates-for-two. Roasted pig, grilled skewers of duck hearts and veal kidneys with bacon, braised and grilled rabbit legs, braised oxtail on the bone and linguisa sausage will be paired with Ommegang Rare Vos, Abbey Ale, Hennepin and more, including the brewery's new limited-edition Belgian-style Pale Ale (BPA).
Two seatings of the dinner will be held at 6 and 8:30 p.m. $60 per person (including tax, not tip) scores you a sharing plate of barbecue complete with grilled onions and marinated veggies, as well as the five Ommegang brews on draft and a dessert pour of bottled Three Philosophers. Tickets go on sale today; call Ladder 15 at 215-964-9755 to purchase.
See the full menu after the jump.
European Barbecue at Ladder 15 with Ommegang Brewery
1 large sharing plate for 2 people includes:
Grilled skewer of duck or lamb hearts with veal kidneys and bacon
Grilled linguisa sausage
Braised and grilled rabbit leg
Braised oxtail on the bone
Served with three dipping sauces:
sweet and sour onion "agrodolce" with pine nuts and raisins, parsley-garlic puree and spicy olive oil
Grilled onions and marinated vegetables: mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and peppers
Beers will include:
Belgian-style Pale Ale
Three Philosophers (bottle)
Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., Food & Friends Neighborhood Market (20th and Spruce) will be pouring free samples of four spring-friendly beers to usher in patio sippin' season. Drop by the market for gratis tastes of Rogue Mom Hefeweizen, Victory St. Boisterous, Long Trail Belgian Wit and Old Dominion Spring Buck. F&F staffers say they hope to make these informal tastings a monthly, or even weekly, affair. (For more on Food & Friends, check out our April '08 Clog post.)
So much completely true food-related news broke today, it's crazy and coincidental! Here are a few stories that are completely true.
- Foobooz has word of Stephen Starr and Marc Vetri teaming up to launch Vetri on Wheels, a food truck.
- Sandwich blog Unbreaded has been acquired by Kraft Foods, leading them to shed their buns and rise anew as Untossed, a salad blog.
- Also on Unbreaded Untossed, there's first word of Iron Chef Jose Garces' new salad-centric concept, Lechuga.
- Yards Brewing is bringing back its legendary Old Ale in a 50-barrel run.
- Responding to immense customer demand, the Starbucks chain has launched 2-ounce Micraâ¢ and 128-ounce Plentaâ¢ beverage sizes.
- In-N-Out Burger, the lauded California burger chain that hasn't expanded east past Arizona, is opening a New York City location.
What other completely true food stories did you see break today? Leave links in the comments!
|Photos | Drew Lazor
Mexico on the Square (1511 Pine St., 215-732-1907) is the name of the relocated Taqueria Formerly Known as Savoy. (We told you about the move in January.) The takeout spot is offering tortas, tacos, picaditas, flautas, sopes, tostadas and burritos, plus a selection of hoagies (with Boar's Head meats), cheesesteaks and other grillable eats. Stopped in earlier today and snagged a delicious trio of tacos (al pastor, carne asada and our fave, chorizo) for $2.50 a pop. We've got the full Mexi menu for y'all after the jump.
MotS delivers daily. Hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-mid; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 2-9:30 p.m.
TORTAS (All tortas are made with authentic Mexican bread and garnished with refried beans, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, raw onions, chipotle or jalapeno peppers, Oaxava cheese and your choice of meat)
Milanesa de Res o Pollo (breaded beef or chicken) $7.99
Carne Enchilada (grilled spicy pork) $7.99
Chorizo (Mexican sausage) $7.99
Hawaiana (grilled pineapple, ham and bacon) $7.99
Cubana (Milanese, ham, scrambled eggs, chorizo, hot dog) $8.50
TACO PLASERO (12-inch authentic fresh-made tortilla served with refried beans, fries, Queso Fresco, Jalapenos, guacamole)
Carne Asada $7.99
PICADITAS (All picaditas are garnished with refried beans, salsa, Oaxaca cheese, sour cream, avocado and your choic eof meat and served with Mexican rice)
3 for $10.50
Carnitas (deep-fried pork)
Carne Asada (grilled steak)
Chorizo (Mexican sausage)
Pollo (grilled chicken)
Al Pastor (spicy pork and grilled pineapple)
FLAUTAS (All flautas are garnished with lettuce, sour cream and Queso Fresco)
4 for $8.00
SOPES (All sopes are garnished with refried beans, Oaxaca cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and your choice of meat)
Carnitas (deep-fried pork) $3.50
Carne Asada (grilled steak) $3.50
Chorizo (Mexican sausage) $3.50
Pollo (grilled chicken) $3.50
Al Pastor (spicy pork and grilled pineapple) $3.50
TOSTADAS (All tostadas are garnished with refried beans, lettuce, Queso Fresco, salsa, sour cream and your choice of meat)
Al Pastor (spicy pork and grilled pineapple) $3.00
Carnitas (deep-fried pork) $3.00
Carne Asada (grilled steak) $3.00
Chorizo (Mexican sausage) $3.00
Pollo (chicken) $3.00
BURRITOS (All burritos are served with Mexican rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, Oaxaca cheese and your choice of meat)
Carnitas (deep-fried pork) $7.50
Carne Asada (grilled steak) $7.50
Chorizo (Mexican sausage) $7.50
Al Pastor (spicy pork and grilled pineapple) $7.50
Veggie (mixed vegetables) $7.50
Pollo (chicken) $7.50
TACOS (All tacos are served with two corn tortillas and garnished with cilantro, fresh onions, nopales and your choice of meat)
Al Pastor (spicy pork and grilled pineapple) $2.50
Carnitas (deep-fried pork) $2.50
Carne Asada (grilled steak) $2.50
Chorizo (Mexican sausage) $2.50
Pollo (chicken) $2.50
|Photo | Neal Santos|
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- In Spirit Sister, Felicia D whips up a low-impact cocktail perfect for spring the PLCB Cucumber Crush, using stuff you can get at any state store.
- In Small Bites, we've got quick hits on ghost pepper hot sauce, a new kitchen at an old Fishtown bar, spring cocktailing and more.
- What's opening/about to open? Peep the latest edition of Feeding Frenzy to find out.
- Troegs tappings, rye pouring at P&K, bunny brunches and grilled cheese bonanzas detailed in What's Cooking.
- In Agenda, Emily Currier has word on the Twin Peaks-themed art show at Fishtown's Piranha Betty's at tomorrow's First Friday reception, they'll have coffee (served black as midnight on a moonless night) and a wide selection of pie for guests.
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