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Upcoming Events: Burger Cruise, Home Brews, Bacon News

Photo: Mike Geno

What’s on deck in the foodie event world this week? There’s a pedestrian-powered tour of Philly’s notable burgers, a homebrew competition at Meme and a bacon-themed art exhibit for starters. Details right this way.

• On Tuesday, November 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Meme is hosting its second home brew competition. Ten amateur brewmasters will tote their masterpieces to the restaurant and guests will get to sample and vote for the winners. Chefs Joey Chmiko of Resurrection Ale House and Meme’s David Katz are sharing kitchen duties. $25 to attend, no reservations necessary. [Meme]

Tickets are still available for First Person Arts’ Burger Cruise with Foobooz Art, also on Tuesday night. For $55, you get a guided eating tour of four of Philly’s notable burgers paired with local brews. [First Person Arts]

Chifa and Victory Beer are partnering for a beer dinner on Friday, November 6. Five courses will be paired with Victory beers, including their new double IPA, Yakima Twilight. Garces and Victory brewmaster Bill Covalieski will both be on hand. The event is $55 plus tax and tip, reservations required. Here are the courses and pairings:

•Hiramasa with aji Amarillo leche de tigre, passion fruit and roasted corn
paired with Prima Pils
•Octopus Ceviche with purple olive and avocado
paired with WildDevil
•Grilled Thai Sausage with tamarind chile sauce and jasmine rice
paired with Golden Monkey
•Smoked Rib Eye with revuelto de chorizo and huacatay chimichiri
paired with Yakima Twilight
•Coconut Tapioca with semisweet chocolate cremeux and quinoa chicharonnes
paired with Baltic Thunder.

• Meat artist Mike Geno’s long-in-the-works bacon-themed art show is now available for viewing at the Mew Gallery in the Italian Market, with the official opening fete on Saturday November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s not just bacon! There’s pancetta, too. [Meat Artists]

• On Saturday, November 7, legendary Philly chef Steve Poses of Frog Commissary Catering will be at Reading Terminal Market, selling his new entertaining book At Home by Steve Poses: A Caterer’s Guide to Cooking and giving holiday tips to shoppers. [Reading Terminal Market]

Upcoming Events: Burger Cruise, Home Brews, Bacon News