Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
Thu., July 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m., pay as you go.
Local businesses and several of our food-truck friends will be doling out $1 goodies during University City’s popular street festival. Brick-and-mortar establishments on Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets will offer cheap bites and sips, such as spring rolls from Vientiane Café, baked goods from Mariposa Food Co-op and craft beers from Dock Street Brewery. Be on the lookout for Maru Global Takoyaki, Sweet Box, the Sunflower Truck Stop and Jimmies Cupcake Company. universitycity.org/baltimore-ave-dollar-stroll.
South Philly Pizza Olympics
Thu., July 19, 6-9 p.m., $10
Find out whether your pizza-eating skills are up to scratch during South Philly’s fourth annual Pizza Olympics. Fifteen pizza joints will be vying for your love and an Olympic gold in pizza. Contestants include Aversa Bakery, Bertucci’s, Cacia’s Bakery, Chickie’s & Pete’s, J&J Pizza, Nomad Pizzeria, Paulie’s Pizza, Pizzeria Pesto, Powelton Pizza, Rustica, Santucci’s, SliCE, SouthView Pizza and Wise Fries. Taste to your heart’s content while enjoying entertainment by DJ Russ Ferrante and Eddie Tully. At the end of the night, you crown the pizza victor. Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 215-336-7404, for tickets, southphillyreview.com/events.
Ideas in Food Workshop and Dinner
Mon., July 23, workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., $250-$355
Husband-and-wife food-blogging team Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa are taking over Rittenhouse Tavern for a whole day of creative eating exploits. The two have been experimenting with flavors for years, and have documented their findings on their blog, Ideas in Food. On Monday, they are spreading their know-how with a six-hour hands-on dish-development workshop for $250 per person, which will focus participants’ imaginative energies on unusual food creations, and includes a light lunch. In the evening, chef Nicholas Elmi of Rittenhouse Tavern will join the couple to bring you a seven-plus-course dinner for $105. What better way to end a day of cooking education than by enjoying a dinner that reflects the concepts and techniques learned? Rittenhouse Tavern, 251 S. 18th St., 215-732-2412, rittenhousetavern.com.