Eats beat

Posted: May 20, 2010

* "Wine down" with the drink specials indoors and on the patio at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert (10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8221). The new happy hour (5-8 p.m. weekdays) features $6 glasses of red, white and sparkling sangria; and red and white wine. Pitchers of sangria start at $14. There's also a new light bites menu by Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Carroll, a recent finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef."

* The Roundtable will hold its 12th annual Taste of the World dinner at the Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator (51st and Spruce streets) from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and college students with ID, $10 ages 13-18, and $5 for ages 6-12. Info at 215-472-3000. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and a raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Literacy. Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is this year's guest chef. Timi Tanzania and the Dubway Reggae Band will provide the entertainment.

* It was inevitable. Philly Pretzel Factory has combined two iconic Philly treats to create the Cheesesteak Pretzel. To celebrate this culinary breakthrough, there will be a free lunch at participating Factories in the locally based chain from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.

* There's a new dining option while you're waiting for your plane at Philadelphia International Airport. Legal Sea Foods, a full-service sit-down restaurant, opened May 15. It will serve most of the restaurant group's signature menu items, such as lobster, crab cakes, New England clam chowder, shrimp and salmon, plus a full wine and cocktail menu. There's another Legal Sea Foods at King of Prussia Mall.

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