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November 2017

Holiday Meats with Nick Macri of La Divisa Meats

Nick Macri La Divisia

Tis the season for hearty slow-cooked meat! December is almost here so that means it’s time to start planning those holiday feasts. The star of the holiday table: a large and ready-to-carve cut of meat that has been cooked for hours. I went to Reading Terminal Market to talk to a meat expert who also has great experience with family feasts and rich traditions. Frequent COOK instructor Nick Macri (aka Meat Man Macri) of La Divisa Meats comes from a Calabrian family, which helped shape his butcher shop. In this article, you’ll learn more about Nick’s Italian-rooted holiday traditions, how they inspired his shop, as well as the meats La Divisa offers for your own holiday feasts!

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New Retail Items at COOK

Featured Image Retail

The holiday shopping season is officially underway. Lucky for you, we just added several new retail products which make excellent gifts for the home cook in your life, or yourself! There is no better time than today, during our Black Friday sale to come in and check out the goods. Not only will you receive 20% off, but you will also be handed some warm and delicious mulled apple cider! How can you say no to sales and cider? Sale ends today 11/24 at 8pm. Take a peek below the jump to see what we’re excited about!

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Black Friday Weekend Sale!

Black Friday

This week, COOK is kicking off the holiday season! Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and bringing families and friends together around home cooked food and expressing gratitude are motifs of the holiday.  It also means that Black Friday is upon us! So after you have emerged from your food coma, come into COOK this Friday, November 24 from noon to 8pm for great savings on our retail items, just in time for the fast approaching holidays! Plus, take advantage of our gift certificate promotion all weekend. See details below!

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Now Open: Yards Brewery and Taphouse


Yesterday, Yards Brewing Company opened their new brewpub and production facility at 5th & Spring Garden Streets. Doors opened at 6PM, and Philadelphians flocked to the craft beer heaven. We at COOK are so happy for our friends at Yards, plus we’re excited to see Chef Jim Burke back in action, this time overseeing the culinary side of things at Yards.

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Seasonal Cocktails at Twenty Manning Grill

Fall Cocktails at Twenty Manning Grill

As the weather changes, so do the seasonal cocktails at Twenty Manning Grill. Our sister and neighboring restaurant released their new cocktail list on Monday, November 6th, and the beverages are being received very well. The fall/winter cocktails feature citrus and spicy flavors with a bunch of creative twists. Check out the new boozy creations!

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Class Recap: Some Like It Hot with Jane Guo and Nick Brozek of Jane G’s

Jane G showing off her wonton making skills.

Jane Guo, owner of Jane G’s, the popular Szechuan Chinese restaurant in Rittenhouse Square made her COOK debut this week. A hands on wonton-making lesson from Jane herself and some powerful cocktails from her partner Nick Brozek made this class a hit. Fresh off having the legendary Samuel L. Jackson eat at Jane G’s, Jane excitedly prepared some of the dishes that he loved from the restaurant. After experiencing Jane’s charm and cuisine, one can understand why Samuel L. Jackson is such a fan! Here’s what Jane and Nick dished out.

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Sneak Peek of December at COOK


Photo: Mel Tonorio of Usaquen.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our December schedule, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have coming up. Don’t forget to grab your seats here this Thursday, November 9th at 2pm.

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