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Philadelphia Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Philadelphia. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Philadelphia. We've also got the latest Philadelphia Restaurant News and Wine Events.


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Cook, a 16-seat kitchen classroom near Rittenhouse Square operated by the owner of Audrey Claire and Twenty Manning Grill, offers a changing menu of classes each month presented by a who's who of local and national chefs, culinary experts and authors. Events usually include the equivalent of a dinner out, with wine, beer or cocktails where appropriate, along with the "show."
Step up to the bar at Positano Coast, with its airy vibe and Italian-accented cuisine. Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., happy hour specials include $5 wine by the Glass, $5 signature cocktails, $3 beers and $1.50-$6 nibbles such as escarole pie with olives and pine nuts and Italian hot peppers with short ribs and zucchini fries. Positano Coast, 212 Walnut St., 2nd fl., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-238-0499.
Happy hour heats up at 10 Arts by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia with a selection of five wines priced at $5 each, as well as a selection of Chef Nathan's light fare for $5 each. 10 Arts by Eric Ripert, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-523-8273.
JG Domestic, "Iron Chef" Jose Garces' American-focused restaurant at University City's Cira Centre, features $12.50 "Blue Plate Specials" during weekday lunch. The specials, which are served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., are Monday: JG Domestic burger, with duck fries; Tuesday: fried chicken with mashed potatoes; Wednesday: butcher steak with crispy potatoes; Thursday: turkey sandwich with winter bean soup; and Friday: Atlantic cod fish and chips. JG Domestic, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-222-2363.
The power lunch has gotten more affordable by way of the two-course, $20 deal at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in Center City. Offered weekdays, the special menu offers three first-course choices --- including the popular cheesesteak dumplings with spicy ketchup --- and such entrée selections as a grilled filet with balsamic marinade and a Maine lobster roll with fries. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Packard Building, 1426 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-246-0533.

Forget Monday night football. Every Monday is meatball madness at London Grill, where chef Michael McNally serves all kinds of meatballs–think duck meatballs, eggplant meatballs, venison meatballs–you get the idea. London Grill, 2301 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, 215-978-4545.

is offering a three-course Bento box lunch ranging from $15-30. Options include edemame ravioli, shrimp spring roll, BBQ ribs, Thai chicken salad, hot and sour soup and teriyaki salmon. Buddakan, 325 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-574-9440.

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