4/29/2013 10:19:00 AM

Philadelphia Dining Deals and Events, April 29-May 5

Jose Garces' Tinto
Find respite from a spendy weekend with Isabella’s dinner for two deal, served Monday-Thursday. Choose any two tapas items and any housemade pizza for just $30 per couple, or $15 for each of you. Extra bonus: Mondays are BYO at the Conshohocken Mediterranean, for even more savings (484-532-7470).

Bring the whole family to South Street West for dinner, because every Tuesday from 5-8 PM, kids eat free at Miles Table. The new spot has a family-friendly menu with all-day breakfast, large salads, BLTs and sandwiches, entrees and even pizza. Something for everyone (267-318-7337).

The PHS Wine & Cheese discussion series takes a gardening turn with “To Be or Not to Be Native - Is This Even the Right Question.” Join experts at PHS headquarters near the Ben Franklin Parkway for a talk on native versus invasive plants, all while sipping and snacking ($20; 5:30 PM; tickets here).

Sherry will be featured in the third of Tinto’s new series of pairing dinners. Make a reservation at Jose Garces’ Rittenhouse wine bar to discover a variety of styles and vintages of the fortified wine, as well as find out first-hand what it pairs best with (215-665-9150).

A few reservations remain for the special Zama omakase with Hitachino Nest founder Toshiyuki Kiuchi, which we first mentioned a couple of weeks ago. The seven-course meal pair one of the Japanese craft brews with chef Zama Tanaka’s fish, dumpling, noodle and other creations. It’s open seating from 5-11 PM ($80; 215-568-1027).

You’ve heard of Oktoberfest? Get ready for the spring counterpart, Maifest. Brauhaus Schmitz and South Street are hosting a block party that stretches from Eighth to Front. If you act quickly, you can score a VIP ticket for $100 (here), which gets you access to free German appetizers from noon-3 PM plus eight beer tickets, a keepsake glass and more (267-909-8814).

Each year the goat races at Sly Fox’s Phoenixville brewery draw crowds of over 2,500. The goats do their thing while you sip from what may be the largest selection of bock-style beers at any festival in the country. The fun runs from 11-6 PM (more info; 610-935-4540).


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