First, the annual Jimmy D Fundraiser is set for this Sunday, January 17 at the Harvest Moon Brewpub in New Brunswick, NJ. On tap will be Jimmy D's Firehouse Red, brewed and named in honor of Hero Jimmy D'Heron, a New Brunswick firefighter who gave his life to save 15 people from a burning building some years ago. It's a great celebration of an honest-to-goodness hero's sacrifice, and a portion of the proceeds from that day will be sent to one of Jimmy D's favorite charities--a Burn Camp that helps burn victims--especially children-- recover. Festivities usually start around 2 PM, but the smart money gets there much earlier. Once the fun starts, the place gets so crowded, you have to go outside to change your mind. And you don't have to worry about falling down, either. Be sure to look for a little elf named Erin Varga. Mention my name to her, and she'll crack up. (She saw me once in a red speedo.)
Next, My friends at City Food Tours in Philly have announced their 2010 schedule. I reported on this outstanding tour last summer, which takes place in Old City, last year. Great time!
Our Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tour will be held on the following Saturdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm:
February 6th & 20th
March 6th & 20th
April 17"This entertaining and indulgent encounter features 8 locally-brewed Craft Beers and four Artisanal Cheeses in 2 fun, casual hot spots in the heart of Old City Philadelphia! This event is perfect for everyone who loves beer, wants to try some new brews, and is looking for something fun to do." The tasting adventure begins at a popular microbrewery in Old City. Go to this link for more information: