THE FOOD TRUST'S NIGHT MARKET RETURNS TO CHINATOWN
Night Market, the popular roaming food-truck fest put on by The Food Trust, will close out its season with a return to Chinatown. Among the dozens of area street vendors making up the Market’s lineup are some buzzy new additions, including Street Food Philly, Joe Spud’s and Birds of Paradise Mobile. The evening will also feature live music, crafts from local artists, beer from Sixpoint Brewery and the debut of a pair of new spirits from Philadelphia Distilling.
Thu., Oct. 4, 7-11 p.m., pay as you go, 10th and Race streets., 215-575-0444, nightmarketphilly.org.
PHILADELPHIA'S SUSTAINABLE FOOD VILLAGE: IT'S COMPLICATED!
The first of four talks in the Academy of Natural Science’s fall Food and Public Health series will provide an in-depth look at our urban ecosystem and the intricacies of feeding a city through sustainable channels. Featured speakers include the executive directors of Fair Food and SHARE Food Program.
Tue., Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m., $5, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-299-1000, ansp.org.
JOSE GARCES' THE LATIN ROAD HOME DINNER
The second cookbook from Philly’s own Iron Chef, Jose Garces, is also a memoir tracing the chef’s (pictured) influences through his bloodline and travels. To celebrate the book’s release, Garces is throwing a special dinner that seeks to recreate that personal culinary journey. Guests can mingle as they stroll between five separate stations serving foods evoking Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Peru; each country is the subject of a chapter in the cookbook. Look forward to bars serving empanadas, ceviche, tacos, suckling pig, dulces, sangria and mango margaritas. Tue., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $125, JG Domestic, 2929 Arch St., 215-222-2363, jgdomestic.com.