Food and restaurant news

Posted: June 21, 2012

It's a luau, it's a July 4th kickoff and it has zombies — not to mention a pig roast. That's the plan starting at 6 p.m. July 3 at Zahav (237 St. James Place, 215-625-8800) for "Down the Shore 3: Zombie Luau." ForZahav's third summer bash, Michael Solomonov has invited eight chefs to bring a dish: Erin O'Shea of Percy Street Barbecue; Terence Feury, Fork; Pierre Calmels, Bibou; "Top Chef's" Jen Carroll;  dessert wizard Monica Glass; John Taus, The Corner; Peter Woolsey, Bistrot La Minette; and Dave Katz, Mémé. $75. Limited tix — get ghouling now.

Learn Mexican cooking Chef Tim Spinner of Cantina Feliz (424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034. 215-646-1320 cantinafeliz.com). You'll head into the restaurant kitchen to see how the dishes are created. Includes tasting menu and beverage pairing. $75. Topics and dates, all at 6 p.m.: Cantina Classics, July 18; Calaca Favorites, Aug. 8; Tacos Galore, Aug. 22; Traditionals, Sept. 5.

National Lobster Day's history (it was June 15, in case you hadn't noticed), but The Palm (200 S. Broad St., 215-546-7256, www.thepalm.com/Philadelphia) is celebrating all summer with a $54.90 lobster and side dish special, plus a Summer Lobster for Two —a four-pound Nova Scotia lobster plus two starters and two sides for $99.

Can we interest you in a fried chicken, hot dog and jelly doughnut sandwich? Those crazy folks at Cool Dog Café (2091 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, thecooldogcafe.com) have created yet another belly-busting way to employ Sabrett hot dogs. Woof!

WMMR DJ and Pierre Robert's longtime producer Jason Fehon and his family have created a line of barbecue sauces in honor of their ailing father, Bill, who has a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration. Bill's Best Organic BBQ Sauce uses Bill Fehon's secret family recipe. That's him on the label, too. A portion of profits go to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. More at billsbestbbq.com.

Send restaurant and food news to Assistant Features Editor Laurie Conrad at conradl@phillynews.com.

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