Eats Beat: Philadelphia-area food

Posted: July 05, 2012

All things blueberry will be honored at the Blueberry Bash summer festival at Terhune Orchards (330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, N.J., 609-924-2310, terhuneorchards.com), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday?. Pick your own, or sample everything from blueberry salsa to tea, muffins, pie and wine. Or bring your fave blueberry concoction for the bake-off on Sunday at 1 p.m. Plus stuff for kids and live music.

Drink up at the Capital Grille starting Monday and throughout July during its summer promotion known as "The Generous Pour Wine Event." How generous, you ask? Well, for $25 with dinner, you'll receive "unlimited" pours from nine wines selected by the restaurant's master sommelier George Miliotes. Capital Grilles can be found in Center City, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill. Details at thecapitalgrille.com.

R2L (50 S. 16th St., 37th Floor, 215-564-5337, r2lrestaurant.com) has a fund-raising celebrity bartender event going all summer, with $1 from each drink donated to the celeb's charity of choice. On Tuesday? from 6-8 p.m., Stormy Lundy of Reading Terminal Market steps up. The Daily News' own Stan Hochman is on tap for July 18, and District Attorney Seth Williams will run the bar on Aug. 8. Additional celebrities will be added throughout the summer.

SoWe Bar & Kitchen (918 S. 22nd St., 215-545-5790, sowephilly.com) bar manager Stefanie Formigoni wants to punch up your weekend brunch with Shot for Shot, a series of iced coffee cocktails for $7 that pair a shot of La Colombe espresso with a variety of liquors. Afternoon Delight, for example, features espresso with Baileys Irish Cream and Hazelnut liqueur. Brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. SoWe is open nightly for dinner from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

El Mariachi Flores, a five-piece family band, performs the music of their native Mexico Friday? at 7 p.m. as part of the Summer Wine and Music Series at Crossing Vineyards and Winery (1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, www.crossingvineyards.com, 215-493-6500, ext. 19). $15 at the door; add $25 for a buffet dinner, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wine and cheese available for purchase.

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

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