Storm the Bastille In Fairmount; Bassetts Is the Number One Place to Get Ice Cream In the U.S.
• For the eighteenth time in as many years, London Grill’s Terry Berch McNally will don her Marie Antoinette wig and dress, and ceremoniously be beheaded during the annual Bastille Day Block Party. Tastykakes will be thrown. French food and drink will be served. Costumes are strongly encouraged. And a guillotine will be present. It all goes down at 4:30 p.m Saturday (July 14) at Eastern State Penitentiary. The party rages from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at London Grill, and sister restaurant Paris Wine Bar. [Grub Street]
• Newly reopened Fish kicks off brunch service on Sunday. Traditional breakfast fare like omelets, eggs, and French toast will be on offer, as well as smoked whitefish hash, a soft shell crab crab sandwich, and a lobster grilled cheese. The on-site bakery will also turn out housemade English muffins, bagels and other pastries. Brunch will be served Sundays only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Grub Street]
• Tattooed Mom on South Street hosts Sunday Beer Koozie Arts & Crafts from 1 to 11 p.m., with $3 craft cans, complimentary koozies and all the fixin’s you need to bedazzle, personalize and give them flair. [Grub Street]
• MilkBoy’s, like, totally getting folks buzzed on coffee it’s sourcing from a new vendor. The fully caffeinated brews there are now being percolated with beans from NY-based roasters Dallis Bros. Coffee. The organic Ellis Island is now MilkBoy’s house blend, and they’re also serving a Sumatra single origin. [Grub Street]
• Fox News and Gayot rank the best places for ice cream in the U.S., and Reading Terminal Market’s Bassetts tops the list. Its 119 years in business, and its Guatemalan Ripple ice cream helped it secure the top position. [Fox News]
• Johnny Brenda’s wants to help you placate your inner overworked farmhand Saturday by serving up a bevy of refreshing and fortifying Belgian saison-style beers at its annual Saison Brunch. More than ten different saisons will be on tap from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the kitchen’s going to turn out some French country specialties to go with them. [Grub Street]