Help the Cooking Channel celebrate its 2nd birthday with the Summer Eats pop-up event from 6-10 p.m. Thursday? at Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets. Free food and bev, plus celebrity guests G. Garvin, of "Roadtrip with G. Garvin," and Eden Grinshpan of "Eden Eats."
Gluten-free dining is easy at REX 1516 (1516 South St., 267-319-1366, rex1516.com). The Southern-inspired restaurant has gluten-free brunch, dinner and dessert selections and will add lunch items soon. That includes the House Grind Burger, served on a gluten-free bun from pastry chef Shamus Moriarity, who also crafts a flourless chocolate cake, topped with peanut butter mouse, banana ice cream, chocolate sauce and peanut brittle.