Top food and drink events in Philadelphia this week


It’s official, I celebrated my two years in Philadelphia. This adorable and quirky town has made a sweet little home in my heart with its inventive restaurants, comforting drinks and fun activities. To celebrate, I eat paffuto pie and other Italian treats at neighborhood pop-ups, sip hot shai on Baltimore Avenue, and watch the solo exhibition debut of a renowned Philadelphia artist. .

If you head to the Wissahickon Brewing Company in East Falls, you can get your hands on paffuto pie – a Neapolitan-style pizza topped with pork and beef bolognese, crispy garlic, smoked mozzarella and pickled peppers. by Paffuto Philly in collaboration with Char pizza pop-up. But if you can’t get out of it, don’t be afraid. Jacob Loeffler and Dan Griffiths of Paffuto Philly have two more pop-ups for you.

On Sunday, the duo will be at Hale & True Cider Co. in Queen Village to host a collaborative dinner with Hummingbird Island. Enjoy jerk pork hoagies (braised in Hale & True cider) with smoked mornay and garlic gremolata, broccoli rabe callaloo with white beans and Italian sausage, and Delicata squash provision pie, a standard pie crust usually filled with cassava or mashed sweet potatoes with herbs, tomato sauce and lots of cheese. And don’t forget to mark November 21 on your calendar for more Paffuto Philly – popping up at Burrito Feliz, where torta porchetta sandwiches and possibly a tres leches tiramisu will be served.

πŸ“ Multiple locations, 🌐

When the weather dips below 60 degrees, I like to pop into my favorite yellow Ethiopian cafe on Baltimore Avenue for their native shai. Demelash Demessie, co-owner of Buna Cafe with his chef wife Belaynesh Wondimagegnehu, pours tea into a white ceramic cup with a kind smile. Infused with black pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and thyme, the tea immediately warms my chilly insides from the first sip. Whether I’m staying at the cafe to read or having tea to go, I always choose a dessert (think: baklava, red velvet cake, tiramisu) from the front display case or order a sambusa to go with the nice drink.

πŸ“ 5121 Baltimore Ave, πŸ“ž 610-615-8575, 🌐

Philadelphia-born artist King Saladeen launches his tribute to his hometown this Friday at the Corridor Contemporary. Entitled β€œNo Middle Cla$$”, the show centers the self-taught skills of the artist in a multimedia approach. The exhibition runs from 6-9pm, with free admission and refreshments. RSVP on Eventbrite, but walk-ins are welcome.

πŸ“1315 Frankford Avenue, 🌐

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