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
fennel mostada, parc baguette
pomegranate juice, parc baguette
house-brined brisket, sriracha 1,000 island dressing, gruyere
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.