Cheu Noodle Bar Pop-Up at Matyson
Sun., April 1, 4:30-8:30 p.m., pay as you go
Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh, the noodle artists formerly known as Roundeye, are hosting their third ramen pop-up under a new name, Cheu Noodle Bar. They're bringing back dishes popular at the previous two events (pork belly ramen; broccoli with Vietnamese sausage), but are also adding new eats like dan dan duck with foie gras, steamed lamb belly buns and barbecued pig tails. Reservations are required; to lock in a table, call no earlier than 10 a.m. on Sat., March 31. Matyson, 37 S. 19th St., 215-564-2925, roundeyenoodle.com.
Tanya Denckla Cobb at Greensgrow Farm
Fri., March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10
Tanya Denckla Cobb, author of Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat, is coming to Greensgrow for a lecture and presentation. Built into the ticket price is a $5 discount on Reclaiming Our Food or Cobb's The Gardener's A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food. Greensgrow Farm, 2501 E. Cumberland St., 215-427-2702, greensgrow.org.
Zocalo on Kitchen Nightmares
Fri. Mar 30, 8 p.m., free
In the latest episode of his Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay visits West Philly's Zocalo, the long-running Mexican restaurant located right off of Drexel University's campus. The episode focuses on making the concept more approachable for students. On last week's episode, Ramsay unleashed his wrath (with success) on Chiarella's in South Philly. fox.com/kitchennightmares.
Barrio Pop-Up with Wheeler del Torro
Sat., March 31, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sun., April 1, 2 p.m.
Join Boston chef Wheeler del Torro for a series of special Philly pop-ups. The menu will be Afro-Cuban and entirely vegan; dishes include ropa vieja de hongos (a ragout of maitakes and creminis with sweet peppers and tomato); and torta de guyaba y piña (skillet corn cake with guava glaze and grilled pineapple). The ex-Philadelphian encourages people from all walks to attend his dinners, which will be held ?at an undisclosed location. Email email@example.com for prices and availability. Proceeds will benefit local education charities. wheelerdeltorro.com.
Philly Food and Farm Fest
Sun., April 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $15-$20
Learn about (and sample) locally produced food at Philadelphia's first-ever Food and Farm Fest. More than 100 farmers and producers from the region are coming together to highlight their sustainable work. Workshops, presentations and activities include the ABCs of Beekeeping and a local-foods scavenger hunt. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Annex Hall G, Broad and Race streets, phillyfarmfest.org.
Duck Dinner at Bistrot La Minette
Tue., April 3, 5:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $110
Bistrot La Minette's Peter Woolsey is collaborating with six of the city's most talented chefs for this seven-course dinner based around duck. Woolsey and his collaborators, David Katz (Mémé), Pierre Calmels (Bibou), Terence Feury (Fork), Monica Glass (Fish) and John Taus (The Corner), will each present one course. Dishes include glazed duck ballontine with pistachios, baby carrots and daylily bulbs; duck pithivier with foie gras, black truffle and red wine duck sauce; and duck Scotch egg with burnt bread and duck gravy. Thirty percent of the evening's proceeds will go to Puentes de Salud, a charity that benefits Latinos in Philadelphians. Reservations required. Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. Sixth St., 215-925-8000, bistrotlaminette.com.