Salt Lake
1. large room used for receiving and entertaining guests.  2. hall or gallery for the exhibition of art.  3. commercial establishment offering a product or service related to fashion.

If you attended one of our Salon Dinners in the winters of 2005-2008, you had a fab time and were known to be personally fabulous, too. If you never came to a Salon Dinner, you've heard everyone asking when we were going to hold one again.

Well, they're back... 
Salond Dinner 2 On February 22nd we're having our first Salon Dinner at our new home, Front & Palmer.

Salons feature a themed cuisine, an art installation or two, live music, and a charity that benefits from guests' attending.

We'll be serving Chinese and Asian foods, and our wonderful friend, Chef Joe Poon, will be making a guest appearance. As before, the art installation will be curated by inLiquid.

Our charity is the The Eastern Tower Community Center in Chinatown, a project of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC). Thanks to them, we'll have a Lion Dance performed by The Philadelphia Suns. There'll be live music, as well.

Tickets are $65 per person, with a cash bar. It will not be possible to leave hungry. Guests agree to write the charity a separate check for a minimum of $20 pp. Tipping is not necessary.

We'll supply the large room, works of art, and fashionable food and service. The social and intellectual distinction are, once again, up to you.

Friday, February 22nd, 6:00 - 930 PM
1750 N. Front Street, Phila., PA  19122
valet parking
RSVP to 

bacon popcorn

Some Things Are So Wrong, They're Right
Caramel Bacon Popcorn / FYE Executive Chef Todd  Butler

*   6 slices bacon

*   5 cups popped popcorn (preferably plain)

*   1/2 cup packed brown sugar

*   4 tbsp butter

*   2 tbsp light corn syrup

*   1/4 tsp baking soda

*   1/3 cup toasted, chopped pecans

*   1/3 cup toasted, chopped walnuts

*   1/4 tsp chili flakes

*   candy thermometer



1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (121 C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Cook bacon in a skillet until crispy, drain off the fat and let cool. Once cool, coarsely chop the bacon into half-inch pieces.

3. Place bacon, popcorn, and chopped pecans into a large bowl and toss them together.

4. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup and stir them together over medium heat. Once the sugar and butter have melted, stop stirring and insert the candy thermometer.

5. Continue to cook the sugar until it reaches 238 degrees F (114 C) (app. 3-4 minutes)

6. Once at the proper temperature, remove pan from the heat, add the baking soda, and stir vigorously. Be careful during this step: the sugar mixture will foam up.

7. Pour the foamy sugar over the popcorn mixture in the bowl and quickly stir everything together, making sure the popcorn, nuts, and bacon are coated with caramel.

8. Spread the popcorn out over the prepared baking sheet. Bake for +/-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute the caramel.

9. Once it is golden brown and crunchy, take popcorn out of the oven and allow to cool completely. Bacon Caramel Popcorn may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

It Takes Two

Don't forget! Tango Night,
January 25th

7:30 - 8:30
intro to tango
(you don't have to bring a partner)
by Meredith Klein
owner of
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Palmer Milonga
(Argentine tango
social dance for experienced dancers)

$58 lesson, dinner (New to tango? You're welcome to stay and watch the Milonga, no add'l fee.)

$46 dinner and Milonga

Palmer MIlonga

tickets add'l $5
at the door
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What's Your
Food Worth?

Mark Bittman, the noted New York Times' award-winning food writer, brings his insights to Philadelphia in his presentation,
"What Is Your Food Worth?", hosted at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, on March 13th.

Attendance is free, open to the public.

7:30 PM /free parking
RSVPs are necessary, and can be made here.

615 North Broad St.

(If the synagogue and Bittman knew the topic of the article to the left, they'd plotz.)
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Feast Your Eyes Gourmet Catering