Appetizers – Feb 21st, 2011

by theelvee_w2oe3m

A fresh look at restaurant news and food events coming up soon:

Pheonicia in Easton has applied for a liquor license.

St James Gate at the Sands Casino is holding a Guinness beer pairing dinner on March 16th.

Emeril’s Chop House at the Sands Casino is holding a Montes wine pairing dinner on February 22nd and a Jameson whiskey pairing dinner on March 22nd.

Hotel Bethlehem is having an American Bistro dinner and wine pairing on March 3rd.  The first weekend in April they’ll also be doing a “Room with a Boo” incorporating ghost tales into your stay.  More details to come on that.

Tap and Table has a bunch of new bottles in, including:
Caldera Old Growth Imperial Stout
The Bruery Saison de Lente
Leipziger Porticus
Achel Blonde
Cantillon Classic Gueze
De Ranke Kriek
De Molen Engels
De Proef K-O
Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA (weird…)
Struise Pannepot

Some of the stuff they’ve got coming on draft?  Bell’s Expedition Stout, Cazeau Saison, Weihenstephaner Dunkel, Blaugies Biere Darbyste, Ballast Point Scuplin (get there for this one, seriously), and Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout.  Sounds like a solid upcoming line-up.

Apollo Grille is doing their restaurant week menu every Wednesday in addition to their regular menu.  Four courses for $30.11.

Plaza Bistro will be having jazz every Friday from 6-9pm with Frankie Bell.

From a friend, Wegmans just installed a self-checkout.  This marks a turn from their previous philosophy and started trial runs in their New York stores last year around this time.  Cell photo below:

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