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Volunteers Get Free Federal Donuts Saturday; Vedge Has Its Liquor License and Is Now Officially Open

South Philly: Passyunk Square Civic Association’s beautification committee is promising free Federal Donuts for volunteers who come out for Saturday’s tree planting. Those interested in free donuts and planting trees should show up to Capitolo Playground (across from Geno’s) at 8:45 a.m. [Grub Street]

Center City: Vedge, which has been operating in a soft launch mode for several days, officially opens tonight with liquor license and everything. [vedgerestaurant/Twitter]

Rittenhouse: On Sunday, COOK hosts an apple pie-baking workshop that’s open to the public. For a donation of $20, would-be bakers get pie dough, apples and just about everything else neede to make a pie. All that’s required is your own pie pan and an apron. All proceeds benefit SHARE Food Program, which provides wholesome, affordable food for those willing to contribute through volunteerism. [Foobooz]

East Girard: The pub formerly known as Fathom Seafood House is open and operating as it transforms into its new identity under new ownership, which has decided to call the place East Girard Gastropub or E.G.G.[Insider]

East Passyunk Ave: Belle Cakery, the bakery and pastry shop that’s coming to life across from the Pub on Passyunk East under the direction of Fond’s pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki, is coming together and will open sometime after Thanksgiving. [Meal Ticket]

Chestnut Hill: Weather has disrupted plans for delivery of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s brewhouse and fermentation tanks to its forthcoming location on Germantown Ave. It’s looking like Monday will be the new date. [ProTip/Twitter]

Volunteers Get Free Federal Donuts Saturday; Vedge Has Its Liquor License and Is