Link of the day: Check out Craig LaBan’s Sept. 9 “Restaurant Chat” with restaurateur and Philadelphia legend Stephen Starr. It’s an informative, interesting look at the man who transformed dining into a theatrical experience.
Blackboard specials: Join the General Warren Inne Sept. 18 for “An Evening on the Springhouse Terrace,” a wine tasting and dinner featuring the wines of Chalone Vineyard & Winery and assorted raw bar items, plus other butlered hors d’oeuvres and a lamb carving station. 6-8 p.m. $50/person plus tax and gratuity; advanced reservations requested. 9 Village Way, Malvern; (610) 296-3637, generalwarren.com.
Also on Sept. 18, join Michèle Haines, chef/owner of Spring Mill Café, for a taste of the local harvest, featuring organic produce from Willow Creek Orchard (3215 Stump Hall Road, Worcester). Drew Smith of Willow Creek will be on hand to speak about the farm and this year’s crop. Sample tapenade, caponata, sweet and savory crêpes, and brioche with apples à la Normande. 7 p.m. $30/person. 164 Barren Hill Road, Conshohocken; (610) 828-2550, springmill.com.
Seven days, 113 restaurants: Center City Restaurant Week arrives Sept. 14-19, offering patrons a three-course dinner at 113 of the city’s renowned restaurants for just $35 (not including tax, gratuity or alcohol). To make things even more appealing, the Philadelphia Parking Association and Philadelphia Parking Authority are offering parking for $9 or less from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at dozens of lots and garages, with a voucher from a participating restaurant. For more information, visit centercityphila.org.
Celebrate Indian Summer with … lobster and filet: Now through Sept. 30, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is offering a $99 feast for two that includes two 6-ounce filets, two Australian lobster tails, their signature chopped wedge salad, Fleming’s potatoes, sugar snap peas and a grand finale of chocolate mousse with hazelnut bark. 555 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor; (610) 688-9463, flemingssteakhouse.com.
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