Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Events in Philadelphia
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Brewers Plate at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The Brewers Plate was just one of the hundreds of events that make up Philly Beer Week. This pairing of restaurants and brewers was the brain child of our own local brewer extraordinaire Bill Covaleski from Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA. Proceeds from this well attended event go to Fair Food and their noble quest to promote local food in the Philadelphia area. Pictured above is Tim Mountz dishing out delicious mashed potatoes from the Cafe at Terrain at Styers paired with a "shoe-fly porter" from Lancaster Brewing Company and my favorite local fudge Betty's Buttons paired with Brooklyn Brewery beers.
While you are enjoying one of the many great beer events you might also want to check out the Go Green Expo. The Go Green Expo, the nation's premier eco-friendly tradeshow, is coming to the PA Convention Center March 13th - 15th! Sponsored in part by NBC, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com, Go Green Expo will showcase the latest and greatest in all things green from fuel efficient cars and natural personal care products to greener gadgets that help us live more sustainably. My uncle Hugh, who is the inverbrook chicken farmer, will be there with his business Hugh Lofting Timber Framing. Just to do a little family bragging--my uncle had two projects nominated for this year's Philadelphia Sustainability Awards--way to go Hugh and crew!
In addition to over 200 different exhibits, Go Green Expo will also host a variety of panels and keynote presntations. The Susustainable Business Network of Philaadelphia would like to invite you to their panel on Friday, March 13 at 3pm discussing Why Going Local Matters in the Going Green Movement. Listen to this group of local, independent entrepreneurs share their business model and unique stories of staying local in the Philadelphia Region. Learn about the connection between thriving local, living economies and the greater Green movement. Speakers include Gerald A. Furgione, Corporate Sales Development of PhillyCarShare, David Iacono Sustainability Partnerships Program Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III and Maurice Sampson, Owner of Niche Waste Reduction & Recycling Systems and John Allen of Northend Barriers. Moderated by Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network. Hope you can enjoy Philly's verison of Green and Beer not green beer.