Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another Philly Foodie Event!

We were lucky to be able to attend the "Good Food Good Beer" event on Saturday evening, July 17th at the Head House Shambles - the site of our favorite and biggest weekly Farmers' Market.

The idea was to bring the Farm to the City and to raise funds for the Philadelphia conviva of the Slow Food Movement.  It was a great idea and one that we hope becomes an annual event.

The number of tickets you purchased dictated the number of "tastes" you could sample - and all you needed to drink some wonderful local beers was a wrist band saying you were "of age" - we didn't have any problem there!   It was a very hot evening but, even so, the event was packed!! What a wonderful showing by local foodies - taking the opportunity to have some wonderful tastes and drinks and to support Slow Food!

Here are some pictures of the event - including the Foodist's much better half digging into some pulled pork- as you can see everyone is eating, sipping, talking food, and having a ball!

Just a little about the fabulous food and who served it is of course in order.

Fork from Old City did a seared Scallop, Green Beans and Cashews with a peppery kick that was perfect in flavor and given the weather was both satisfying and cooling.  Noble's house made Chorizo was over the top delicious.  A pulled pork sandwich from Swathmore Coop was so much more than a bite and went so well with the dark ale offered by Earth, Bread and Brewery.  Le Virtu offered up a wonderful seasonal Timbale.  John and Kira's booth was busy, busy, busy!  I personally spent two of my coupons - one for a tasting of three chocolates and the other for three of their fabulous gel candies.  There were Tacos, Sandwiches, delicious baked goods and the hit of the night (can there be one?) for both of us:  the "Esquites" served by Xochitl.  This is a common Mexican street food and is basically a cold corn soup - but what a soup!!  Creamy, tangy (from lime), the corn kernels were just al dente, the seasonings amazing - it was wonderful!  Many folks were walking around talking about the esquites - the closest recipe that I have found is one from Jose Garces - our hometown Iron Chef.  I will post that soon.

Also represented were six - count 'em folks - six local craft beer brewers.  The times they have certainly changed for the good.

Look for this event next year and clear your calendar, don't hesitate.  It's another Fantastic Foodie event here in Philadelphia!

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