Eats Beat: 9/13/12

Chef Joseph Poon will be at the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration.
Chef Joseph Poon will be at the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration.
Posted: September 14, 2012

* A benefit barbecue will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday at Yards Brewing Co. (901 N. Delaware Ave., yardsbrewing.com) for Anthony Gualtieri, a longtime fixture on the local food scene (expediter at Le Bec-Fin, manager at Stateside, waiter at Parc). He is recovering from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while riding his bike recently. $20 donation at the door; $10 gets you food from Wes Thompson's Smoky Mutt's Southern Barbecue, and there's a cash bar featuring $5 Yards pints. Contact hanigabr@hotmail.com for info.

* Get yourself in the know on the best restaurants, food festivals, farm stands, brewpubs and more with the Food Lovers' Guide to Philadelphia by local food writer Iris McCarthy. The author will do a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse Square (1805 Walnut St.). She blogs at thepalateprincess.com.

* Iron Hill North Wales (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000, ironhillbrewery.com) will host a "Give 19" event for the release of Iron Hill's Grand Inquisitor bottled reserve with the Flyers' Scott Hartnell to benefit his #HartnellDown Foundation from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The "Give 19" event is a spin on Iron Hill's "Give 20" fundraisers in which 20 percent of proceeds from participating food sales go toward a nonprofit or charity. "Give 19" references Harnell's jersey, and 19 percent of proceeds will be donated.

* The 16th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, Saturday through Sept. 23, offers some tasty persuasions for a fall Shore trip. New this year: Chef Joseph Poon demonstrates his high-energy food carving and gives tips on healthy eating; a classic fall-afternoon Cape May Clambake at Hawk Haven Vineyard with live music, plus a Harvest Food & Wine Dinner, lectures, Chefs' Dine-Arounds and much more. Details at 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org.

* Beginning Sunday at sunset through Tuesday, London Grill (2301 Fairmount Ave., 215-978-4545, londongrill.com) will offer a three-course, $28 prix fixe Rosh Hashanah menu featuring Matzoh Ball Soup, Brisket, Horseradish-Crusted Salmon, Brick Chicken and family-style sides. Ages 11 and under dine for $14. Reservations encouraged.

* Open-air German biergarten Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave., 215-634-3338, frankfordhall.com) celebrates Octoberfest from Saturday through Sept. 30, starting with weekend pig roasts Saturday and Sunday from noon to closing. Kids eat free till 3 p.m. On Tuesday, from 7-10 p.m., there's a Great Lakes Brewing Company Seasonal Release Party. Check the website for more events.


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

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