FISHTOWN — Yesterday, Emily Teel broke news about the Roughwood Seed Collection dinner happening tonight at Kensington Quarters. You can read all about it over at Foobooz, but the gist of it goes: the Roughwood Seed Collection is a rare, unique collection of PA-indigenous, heirloom seeds. The 5-course dinner is a collaboration between Palmer Marinelli, Rob Marzinsky, and Damon Menapace benefit for William Woys Weaver's collection, and it's pay-what-you-can. Only a few spots are left in the first (7 p.m.) and second (9 p.m.) seating, so book your reservation quickly.
SOUTH STREET — The Good King Tavern is launching a new, monthly dinner series starting October 21 at 7:00 p.m. called "Cave à Manger". Modeled after a sweeping trend happening in Paris, caves à manger are basically wine shops that act as mini-restaurants, offering snacks or simple meals, and table service once you buy your bottle. Obviously, Good King Tavern will not act as a wine shop for the night, but instead, have Mitch Skewer of The Wine Merchant guest sommelier for the evening, pouring those boutique, organic French wines that only specialty shops typically offer (not what you might find at your neighborhood Wine & Spirits). To accompany, chef David Ansil will provide small plates through the night. Space is limited to 12 seats, and it's $65 a head (not including tax/gratituity).
VARIOUS LOCATIONS — Di Bruno Bros. is hosting their second annual Fall Cheese Crawl this Saturday, October 17. Here's how it works: purchase your ticket at the Di Bruno Bros. store of your choice (preferably where you'd like to start the crawl), and make sure to get your map. Then on Saturday, go there, eat some cheese, enjoy live entertainment, and get your map stamped. Then proceed to the next Di Bruno Bros. location, do the same, and so on, and so forth. And just like last year, the crawl will end at the Italian Market, where you can exchange your stamps for food and drink.