Cool Culinary Events Coming To Philly This October

Dinner theater, whiskey dinners, Halloween bar crawls and more...

It’s no secret that Philly is a great food town. Even beyond the great restaurants in the city, there are special culinary events that frequently pop up all year long.

In the coming weeks, the city’s food scene gets some special attention with special events at popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Visit Fette Sau for a whiskey-fueled dinner, Cliveden in Germantown for a mid-century modern-themed party complete with plenty of great appetizers, the Academy of Music for an evening with Anthony Bourdain and more.

Read on for our culinary event picks for the coming weeks.

Underground Dinner Theater at Restaurant Neuf

Dinner and theater converge this week at Restaurant Neuf in the Italian Market. On both Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 the restaurant welcomes a local performance troupe for a two-night show that comes alongside a delicious meal. On October 17, enjoy two shows — one during the first-course of the meal and one during the second-course. On October 18, enjoy cocktails while watching a comedy show.

Underground Dinner Theater at Restaurant Neuf

When:October 17-18
Where:Restaurant Neuf, 943 South 9th Street
Cost:$15-$50

www.undergroundtheater.com

Estia Greek Wine Week

Raise your glass! This week, Estia kicks off its first-ever Greek Wine Week. From October 18 through 20, visit the Locust Street restaurant for a Greek wine dinner, Greek wine school, a Greek vs. Italian wine tasting and more. The full rundown of events is available online.

Estia Greek Wine Week

When:October 18-20
Where:Estia Restaurant, 1405 Locust Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.estiarestaurant.com

Curiosity Doughnuts Takeover at ITV

East Passyunk’s three-bell cocktail bar ITV welcomes Alexander Talbot to its kitchen for one full day of doughnuts, fried chicken and other delicious surprises. Talbot is an acclaimed chef and author who is the co-owner of Stockton’s Curiosity Doughnuts and co-author of Ideas in Food. Doors open at noon on Wednesday for this sure-to-be-delicious event. Food will be available until it sells out, so arrive early!

Curiosity Doughnuts Takeover at ITV

When:Wednesday, October 19, noon-sell out
Where:ITV, 1615 East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.itvphilly.com

Gefilte Manifesto Book Tour

Celebrate the release of The Geflite Manifesto, a narrative cookbook by two local authors, at a book launch party at Coeur. Tickets get you food and drinks inspired by the cookbook (think horseradish-infused vodka, lox-wrapped matzah balls and more) and access to the evening event.

Gefilte Manifesto Book Tour

When:Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:Coeur, 824 S. 8th Street
Cost:$30

www.gefilteria.com

Mid-Century Modern Event at Cliveden

Cliveden hosts a fun-filled day of mid-century modern-themed events on Saturday, October 22. The event kicks off with a pop-up shop at Cliveden that is complete with a range of vendors and continues from 5 to 8 p.m. with food, drinks, more shopping, games and more. Reservations are required for the 5 p.m. event.

Mid-Century Modern Event at Cliveden

When:Saturday, October 22, 3-8 p.m.
Where:Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$5 from 3-5 p.m., $35 from 5-8 p.m.

www.cliveden.org

Fette Sau x Hudson Whiskey Dinner

Whiskey and barbecue, anyone? On Tuesday, October 25, Fishtown's resident BBQ spot Fette Sau teams up with Hudson Whiskey for a meaty dinner with plenty of whiskey to boot. The menu consists of meats from nearly every part of the pig — look forward to maple bacon, pork rillettes, country ribs, pork loin and more. Each course comes paired with a different whiskey or whiskey-based cocktail.

Fette Sau x Hudson Whiskey Dinner

When:Tuesday, October 25
Where:Fette Sau, 1208 Frankford Avenue
Cost:$65

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Anthony Bourdain at the Academy of Music

Anthony Bourdain is one of the food industry’s superstars and later this month, he brings his talents back to Philadelphia for The Hunger, his live show. On October 26, head to the Academy of Music to hear stories about his travels, serious discussions and more. Tickets range from $55 to $350. Those who purchase VIP tickets get a copy of Bourdain’s book Appetites, access to the best seats in the theater and the chance to meet Bourdain himself.

Anthony Bourdain at the Academy of Music

When:Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$55-$350

www.kimmelcenter.org

Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl in East Passyunk

Have a witches’ brew at East Passyunk’s annual Witch Craft Beer Crawl on Wednesday, October 26. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., avenue bars will serve up $3 deals on Victory and Troegs brews and special menu items. Tickets are $6.66 and include specials at the participating bars, a witch hat to wear throughout the night and plenty of Halloween tricks and treats along the way.

Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl in East Passyunk

When:Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m
Where:Registration Takes Place at Garage, 1231-1233 East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Tickets, $6.66; Pay-as-you-go drinks

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

Central Italy Earthquake Benefit at Le Virtù

You can dine for a good cause this month at Le Virtù in East Passyunk as the restaurant hosts a dinner to benefit relief efforts for the Amatrice earthquake that struck central Italy this summer. Dinner costs $125 per person and includes a four-course meal and a silent auction featuring cookbooks, restaurant gift cards and more.

Central Italy Earthquake Benefit at Le Virtù

When:Thursday, October 27
Where:Le Virtù, 1927 East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:$125

www.levirtu.com

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