Best Bites of Brewer’s Plate

Sunday night brought out the beards and bellies for Brewer’s Plate 2013. I put on loose-fitting pants and grabbed Monsieur Fromage for a promenade around the National Constitution Center, a space where civic education and fermentation meet once a year for Philadelphia’s rowdiest night of pairings. Area brewers roll in the barrels, chefs supply farm-fresh […]

Behold, Lonzino!

Deadline Diary, Day 5: Last night, I left my writing desk for two bites and a sip. I showered, put on a dress, and shambled over to Di Bruno Bros. for a tasting of three local staples: Birchrun Hills Farm Cheese, Tired Hands Beer, and North Mountain Pastures Charcuterie. I went for the cheese and […]

Beer Week Cheese Tastings

Beer Week in Philadelphia always brings out the cheese geeks, and Tuesday and Friday hold two special tastings that have yet to receive much press. Chef Rob Sidor at Di Bruno Bros. is quietly offering two of the most compelling events in the city, along with cheese curator Rich Morillo. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Tonight […]