— Night Market, the Food Trust’s wildly popular, community-minded, roving street food festival, just announced the schedule for its seventh season, including two locations the fest hasn’t visited before: Five Points in Northeast Philly (the intersection of Cottman and Rising Sun in the Burholme neighborhood) and Spruce Hill in West Philly. Here’s the full lineup:
• Thursday, May 11: Burholme (Cottman and Rising Sun avenues)
• Thursday, June 29: Spruce Hill (40th and Walnut streets)
• Thursday, August 10: Roxborough (Ridge Avenue and Green Lane)
• Thursday, October 5: Italian Market (Ninth Street and Washington Avenue)
— Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) went with a Stephen Starr steakhouse for his Tuesday night dinner in Philly. He was spotted dining with M. Night Shyamalan at Barclay Prime. Cranston was seen around town last month too, filming scenes for Untouchable with Kevin Hart.
— The draft-only member of the Tria family, Tria Taproom at 2005 Walnut Street, is adding cocktails to the menu. Previously, like the other Trias, it served exclusively beer and wine. Four cocktails on draft — two made with local spirits — will debut at a launch party on Tuesday, April 4, complete with a DJ and a discount on the new drinks.
Go for the Black ’n Stormy (Cruzan Black Strap rum with organic ginger simple syrup, Pickett’s American Craft Hot ’n Spicy Ginger Beer, and Persian lime juice, served fizzy and garnished with a lime wedge and ginger candy), the Continental Sour (Kinsey rye with lemon and cane sugar, topped with a Claret float, garnished with a lemon wedge), the Oaxaca Old Fashioned (Cimmarón Reposado tequila with Vicío Mezcal Blanco, amber agave nectar and Angostura bitters, served “stirred” and garnished with an orange peel), or the Sparkling Vesper (Bluecoat gin and Stateside vodka with Cocchi Americano and lemon oleo saccharum, served fizzy and garnished with a lemon peel).
— Sip-N-Glo Juicery is opening a third location — the health-focused juice shop’s second in Rittenhouse Square, at 1700 Sansom. The menu will be the same as the other Sip-N-Glos: made-to-order smoothies, cold-presses juices, Inspired Brews kombuchas, and wheat grass shots, which will come with a free chaser (coconut, lime, and Himalayan sea salt). The soft opening is set for Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On opening day, April 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the first 50 customers get free swag.
— John Patterson, executive chef at Fork, and Eclat chocolatier Christopher Curtin are teaming up for a seven-course chocolate-focused dinner on Monday, April 24. The meal, which is $85 a head, goes through the lifecycle of the cacao plant, with dishes like a smoky ceviche with fermented cocoa pulp and grilled corn husk representing the harvest, and a dry-aged duck breast with Mexican spices served on a cocoa leaf to show the leaf stage. It finishes with a chocolate dessert. Tickets for Patterson’s “Outstanding in the Field” collaborative dinner at Plowshare Farm, not happening until late September, are already sold out.
— SkyGarten, the beer garden all the way up on the 51st floor of 1717 Arch Street, is in the process of transforming from it winter incarnation, SkyLodge. It will open on Wednesday, April 19.
— If you’re craving a salad on Saturday, April 1, Honeygrow is a mindful choice: The Center City, Bala Cynwyd, Penn, Temple, Radnor, and King of Prussia locations of the Philly-based chain are donating 20 percent of customer checks to the Pennsylvania SPCA. Just mention you want to support the PSPCA.