Vivo Chocolate and Buffalo Trace Pop-Up at 1 Shot Coffee
Sat. March 10, 7-9 p.m.
Melissa Bruno of 1 Shot Coffee has teamed up with Juliet Burgh and Sam DeLuca of Vivo Chocolate Co. and Buffalo Trace bourbon for a pop-up bar celebrating the launch of Vivo. The event will feature free whiskey samples plus Vivo's chocolates. Burgh will be on hand to discuss the health benefits of raw chocolate, a solid source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 1 Shot Coffee, 217 W. George St., 215-627-1620, 1shotcoffee.com.
Fourth Annual Stout Brunch at Johnny Brenda's
Sat., March 10, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., pay as you go
Spend your Saturday sipping dark beers for brunch with the folks at Johnny Brenda's. Dogfish Head, Yards, Weyerbacher and Sly Fox are but a few of the breweries contributing stouts to the JB's draft system. The kitchen will be serving a special smorgasbord featuring oysters, gravlax, pickled herring, an Irish breakfast with housemade Irish bacon and boudin blanc and oatmeal stout cookies. The regular brunch menu will be available during the event, as well. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com.
Eighth Annual Brewer's Plate
Sun., March 11, 6-9 p.m., $75-$125
This year's Brewer's Plate, hosted by Fair Food, will take place at the National Constitution Center. Restaurant participants, including Khyber Pass Pub, Fork, Stateside, Kennett and White Dog, will match up with beer producers to create food and drink pairings. VIP tickets allow guests to attend "The Farmer and the Artisan," an interactive experience exploring craft food production. All proceeds go to Fair Food to support sustainable agriculture in the Philadelphia area. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 215-386-5211, fairfoodphilly.org.
Slow Food Philadelphia Flour Seminar
Wed., March 14, 7-9 p.m., $20
Roberta Strickler of Daisy Flour and Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta are hosting the next Slow Food Philadelphia seminar. Strickler owns a certified organic flour mill in Annville, Pa., and will explain how her products are made. Gerson, who attended University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, will teach students to whip up pasta from scratch. There will be complimentary wine along with food. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4100 Walnut St., slowfoodphilly.org.