This Is Spinal Tapas

We have to hand it to our former employer: Philadelphia Weekly’s recent 50 Must-Eats cover story was impressive - we found ourselves nodding in agreement rather than staring with disbelief at the picks. The list, which was compiled by cook-turned-music editor Brian McManus and culinary instructor and food writer Tim McGinnis, along with restaurant critic Adam Erace, has inspired a contest and now, a punk rock dinner hosted by McManus and McGinnis, who have formed a joint culinary venture called Spinal Tapas.

The duo will prepare a nine course tasting meal inspired by the Must Eats list, which will be paired with Yards brews, at the Philly Kitchen Share on October 24 at 7 p.m. The dinner is $90 all-inclusive and limited to 16 guests who will be the first to discover whether Fiorella’s sausages on a Parc baguette is the best idea ever or a case of two rights making a wrong (we’re betting on the former). Check out the menu below; tickets can be purchased online through Philly Kitchen Share’s web site.

cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers from aj’s pickle patch

suzuki peruvian ceviche
black sea bass, citrus, tamari romesco sauce, rice cracker

tempura green beans
green beans, blackening spice, cajun remoulade

shrimp pho cocktail
anise beef stock court bouillon, tiger shrimp, thai basil, hoisin, peanut

trio of sliders
fiorella’s sausage
fennel mostada, parc baguette

lamb shoulder
pomegranate juice, parc baguette

house-brined brisket, sriracha 1,000 island dressing, gruyere

polpo pizza
octopus, marinara sauce, claudio’s smoked mozzarella

stock’s pound cake & patches of star goat’s milk ice cream

Philly Kitchen Share, 1514 South St.

This Is Spinal Tapas