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Philly Restaurants May Close Again to Protest Immigration Policies

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Plus lighter food news, like pizza in a cone coming to King of Prussia 

Brigantessa is a sanctuary restaurant
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— Philly restaurants could be closing for a day again in protest of President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, but this time will be more organized — and potentially more effective — than February’s Day Without Immigrants, reports Billy Penn. Spendrise, a fundraising platform based in Washington, D.C., and the Restaurant Opportunities Center, headquartered in New York, teamed up to create a website that lists businesses signed up as sanctuary restaurants and restaurants that closed or gave workers paid time off during a Day Without Immigrants and a Day Without a Woman and plan to do the same during a national labor strike scheduled for May 1, International Workers’ Day. The site also lets people pledge donations to the restaurants to cover lost sales. [Billy Penn]

King of Prussia is the place to be. In addition to the restaurants at the new King of Prussia Town Center, the mall has seen a flurry of eatery activity, including Mistral from James Beard-nominated chef Scott Anderson and the beer-focused Yard House, slated to open March 27. And now there are pizza cones on the horizon. Kono-To-Go is making its first foray into Pennsylvania, with plans to open up shop at the King of Prussia mall next month. The company, which also has a kiosk at the Cherry Hill Mall, sells “pizza al passeggio," which translates as pizza you walk with: Picture a slice rolled into a cone shape and sealed, with the sauce, cheese and toppings inside. Dessert “kones” will also be available.

Chips and guac at Union Taco
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Union Taco is doing two days of freebies to make up for having to postpone its opening day last week because of the snow. On Tuesday, March 21, both the new location in Manayunk (4061 Main Street) and the Flourtown location will be handing out “crunchy tacos.” On Friday, March 24, they want patrons to come back for free chips and guacamole. The free food will be available between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

— More than 30 craft distilleries from across the state will be at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, March 23, for the first Pennsylvania Spirits Convention. Fishtown-based Stateside Urbancraft Vodka, Manatawny Still Works out of Pottstown, Bluebird Distilling from Phoenixville, Pittsburgh’s Boyd and Blair and several other dsitillers will be offering tastes of 110 different whiskeys, gins, brandies, vodkas, rums and cordials. Tickers are $75, or $45 for designated drivers. The American Whiskey Convention is the following day, also at Citizens Bank Park; both events are organized by the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.

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