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Bing Bing Introduces Happy Hour; Townsend's First Anniversary Dinner

Plus, sample some of the best local foods and connect with their producers this week at Eat Retreat Bite.

EAST PASSYUNK — Starting tonight, May 19, Bing Bing Dim Sum will introduce happy hour deals including $5 snacks and tons of drink deals (see the full rundown here). Happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 11 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. [EaterWire]

KENSINGTON — Fair Food Philly and the team behind Eat Retreat will present Eat Retreat Bite this Thursday, May 21 at Impact Hub. The three-hour event will connect attendees with some of the city and region's best producers (including ReAnimator Coffee, Philadelphia Distilling, Birchrun Hills cheese, Oasis at Bird-in-Hand, Flying Fish Brewing, Weckerly's Ice Cream, and others) for guided tastings and much more. Get full info and purchase tickets here. [EaterWire]

EAST PASSYUNK — Townsend will host a special wine dinner on Wednesday, May 27 in honor of its first anniversary. For $150 per person, the night includes a five-course dinner as well as pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. (That price includes wine pairings, but not tax or tip.) GM and sommelier Lauren Harris has invited five wine experts, including David McDuff of David Bowler Wines and Jason Malumed of Chalkboard Wine and Spirits, to select some rare and special pours for the occasion. The dinner will be limited to a single seating of 50 guests; call the restaurant to reserve. Here's the menu:

· Roasted Sea Scallops with preserved citrus and uni-seaweed butter
· Steamed Black Bass with spring vegetables, zucchini-basil puree and cockle jus
· Squab-Foie Gras Ballotine with morel mushroom and ramp fricassee and salmis
· Braised Creekstone Beef Cheek with roasted roots and sauce diable
· Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé

Bing Bing Dim Sum

1648 East Passyunk Avenue, , PA 19148 (215) 279-7702 Visit Website


77-82 Whitechapel High Street, , England E1 7QX 020 7522 7896 Visit Website

Impact Hub Philly

1227 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Visit Website