Food & Drink

The Roots Picnic, William Shatner, and so much beer

The Roots Picnic at Festival Pier on Penn's Landing

Event of the Week: Instead of smacking your lips to Questlove's fried chicken, sync them to Grimes, Macklemore, Solange, and Philly's most iconic hip-hop crew when the Roots Picnic takes over Festival Pier this Saturday. More than a dozen bands are rocking the Penn's Landing stage, and, if you want to rise above them all, private lounge access and VIP box seats are also available
Thursday, May 30th
William Shatner, Shannen Doherty, and Henry Winkler are just some of the stars you set Google Alerts for...
so you should already know by now they'll meeting and greeting at this weekend's Wizard World Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Friday, May 31st
Wake up early to bar-crawl behind the Hammer of Glory on its 4.5mi wheelbarrow run up to Philly Beer Week's Opening Tap. And if you're not sure where to go from there, we've got it all figured out for you
Meet up with the Roots crew 1130a this morning when their mural's unveiled alongside the World Communications Charter School at the corner of South and S Broad Sts.
If you want to blend right in, rock one of these
Saturday, June 1st
Love Philly Beer Week but hate domestics? Hit up the International Beer Expo at the Navy Yard and spend 5hrs sampling 200+ brews from abroad. Want to drink 200++?
Pick up a VIP ticket and sample rare suds from near and far, like Rogue's bacon-maple Voodoo Doughnut and Vault's bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.
You've dined out on defeating King Hippo long enough. Tonight's your chance to dine with Iron Mike.
Tyson's just one of the heavyweight greats you can pound drinks and dinner with at the Atlantic City All-Star Boxing Legends Dinner at Resorts
Between the show and the hotel lobby, hit up the Roots Picnic's official afterparty at Underground Arts.
Questlove's behind the decks til 2a and tickets are only $12
Want a taste of Emeril going "BAM!" in the Sands? Venture out to the three-day Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Fest.
And save room for a long weekend of burger-bashing, spirits-sampling, and cigar-room action
Sunday, June 2nd
Don't sleep on the debut of the Brooklyn Flea when the outdoor hipster market takes over the Piazza at Schmidt's.
Over 100 local vintage vendors and out-of-town food artisans like Princeton's Bent Spoon and Red Hook Lobster Pound are making their NoLibs debut
Wednesday, June 5th
Get some love in the heart of the city when Center City Sips returns this and every Wed all Summer long.
Get $5 cocktails, $3 beers, and half-price apps at dozens of restaurants like 10 Arts, Pennsylvania 6, and Sampan