The Trouble with Trippels at Johnny Brenda's
Sat., Jan. 21, 11 a.m., pay as you go
Returning for its third installment, "The Trouble with Trippels" sees Johnny Brenda's offering nine local strong pales on tap, including Dock Street Prisoner of Hell, Weyerbacher Merry Monks and Flying Fish Exit 4. The kitchen will be serving special plates for the event in addition to the regular menu, like rabbit rillettes, country pate and mussels with garlic sausage. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave. 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com.
Hen's Revenge Industry Night at Teri's
Mon., Jan. 23, 10 p.m., free food, pay as you go for drinks
Jennifer Zavala, the former El Camino Real chef and Top Chef contestant who's launching Cherry Bomb Bus, is hosting Philly's first female-driven industry night (dudes are welcome). Jen Choplin of Watkins Drinkery, Lisa Howell of Resurrection Ale House and RAH bartender Molly O'Neill are kicking off the series, which will be held every third Monday of the month. Standard industry-night rules apply — show a bar/restaurant paystub at the door to get in; free food, pay as you go for drinks (there will be specials). Look out for lamb shawarma nachos, andouille pigs in a blanket and lentil/mushroom vegan meatloaf. Teri's, 1126 S. Ninth St. 267-761-9154, twitter.com/cherrybombbus.
Robert Burns Night at Kennett
Wed., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., pay as you go
For the second year in a row, Kennett will celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday with a Scottish-themed menu and live recitations of Burns' work. Chef Brian Ricci will prepare haggis, scotch eggs and bannock buns, plus black pudding and beer-battered fish and chips. They'll also dole out complimentary pours from a firkin of bitter session ale brewed by one of Kennett's bartenders. Prices range from $5 for smaller items to $18 for entrées. Get there around 7 if you want to catch the famous "Address to a Haggis." Kennett, 848 S. Second St., 267-687-1426, kennettrestaurant.com.
Dinner in Alsace at Bistrot La Minette
Wed.-Thu., Jan. 25-26, $35-$50
Not everyone is able to take a trip to northeast France this year, but Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette and Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz are giving you the chance to fake it when the chefs team up to bring you Dinner in Alsace. The region is known for grape growing and hearty German-influenced food; the meal will see dishes like Riesling-braised chicken with potato dumplings, choucroute garnie and poached local fluke with a Gewurztraminer Hollandaise glaze. The four-course dinner is $35 a head, or $50 with wine pairings. Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. Sixth St., 215-925-8000, bistrotlaminette.com.