1/28/2013 10:30:00 AM

Philadelphia Dining Deals and Events, January 28-February 3

This week’s tasting menu at Matyson is perfect to help you forget the wintry mess outside. Lobster is the featured ingredient, and for $45 you can partake in five courses that include the extravagant sea-meat. New to the weekly Monday-Thursday offering at the Rittenhouse BYO is a set of suggested wine pairings from Moore Brothers, so be sure to ask for advice when you make your reservation (215-564-2925).

Make your way up Chestnut Hill for a five-course feast at Iron Hill Brewery, featuring winter flavors matched with five house beers. Your $65 seat will bring chef Jared Cannon’s firecracker shrimp accompanied by Belgian pale ale, filet mignon with Russian imperial stout, an intermezzo of Berliner Weisse sorbet and more brew-friendly pairings. Reservations are suggested (7 PM; 215-348-5600).

It’s been four years since the team behind East Passyunk’s Cantina Los Caballitos jumped to the other side of town to launch Cantina Dos Segundos, and the Northern Liberties Mexican is throwing a fourth anniversary party. Stop in all day to sip on $4.44 margaritas or tequilas shots along with $4.44 snacks, and stay through the evening for a DJ-filled dance party (215-629-0500).

Manayunk’s Old Eagle Tavern is sending off January with a bang (you didn’t want to remember the month anyway, right?). From 7 PM on will offer $1 off all Boulder Beer Co. brews as part of a “Big, Bold and Barrel-Aged” event. The selection includes 11.5% ABV Honey of a Saison, limited-edition barleywine Killer Penguin and other punch-packers, along with food specials like a half-pound bison burger with blueberry sauce (215-483-5535).

On the last day of Restaurant Week, join workers in the biz at The Industry, where the special of the night is called “I Worked Restaurant Week and All I Got Was Stiffed.” It consists of a sausage sandwich and a beer for a grand total of $9 - not including tip, of course (215-271-9500).

Have a budding chef in your home? Take the kids to the Market & Shops at Comcast Center for a crash course in cooking. From 11 AM-1 PM, they’ll make and taste mini tacos with Mexican Post, cheddar cheese biscuits with Percy Street Barbecue, sample cheese with Di Bruno Bros. and more. There’s no charge for the culinary adventure, but an RSVP by e-mail by January 30 is required (215-518-5526).

If, for some reason, you are looking for an escape from the Super Bowl frenzy, take a virtual trip to Cyprus at Kanella instead. No TVs will distract from Konstantinos Pitsillides’ weekly meze feast, a seemingly never-ending parade of Mediterranean small plates, offered from 5-9 PM for just $35 per person at the Wash West BYO (215-422-1773).


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