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Stina BYO Chef Bobby Saritsoglou joins forces with Chef Ari Miller of Musi on Tuesday, June 29th for a four-course collaboration dinner to raise money for The Attic Youth Center – as part of Philly Gay Pride Month and Stina’s Two Year Anniversary. The special menu for one night only includes options, noted below.
Stickman Brews will also host a pop-up during the event with four beer pairings for each course. Twenty percent of the evening’s sales will go to Stina’s June beneficiary, The Attic Youth Center to support programs for Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth.
Reservations are now available by visiting www.stinapizzeria.com, booking on Resy or calling 215-337-3455. Stina BYO is located at 1705 Snyder Avenue, in Newbold and West Passyunk Neighborhoods. As part of Stina’s on-going fundraising for local charities, 1% of June and Philly Gay Pride Month’s sales will also be donated to The Center.
“I first heard about Ari Miller with the Food Underground and I thought who is this guy,” said Chef Saritsoglou. “He was doing more interesting things in the kitchen than was happening at the time and his work made me want to know more. I read his story, learned about his passion for food, and researched his ideas. It reminded me of when I started cooking, back when I was working in small kitchens and creating food with pure feeling. When I finally got to eat his food it was a revelation. Not only do we have a mutual admiration for each other’s food and cooking, but we care deeply about our community. It only made sense for us to ask him to join us in raising funds and awareness for Stina’s June beneficiary, The Attic Youth Center.”
For Stina’s special collaboration dinner with Musi, the two celebrated chefs have designed a special menu that is four courses for $85.00 each – and offered starting at 4:00pm. The full menu features:
Marinated Feta & Charred Lettuces – Triple cream and aged feta from The Farm at Doe Run. Marinated with Blue Poppy Seeds from Afyonkarahisar, Turkey and rose buds from Dubai with Lettuces charred in the Stina wood-fired oven.
Fish Kebab Roasted in Fig Leaf. Malted Grain Tabbouleh – Kebab, spiced with urfa peppers from Burlap & Barrel, wrapped in a backyard fig leaf and roasted in the Stina wood-fired oven.
Red Tahina. Dry-Aged Duck, Mint & Cherry Zhoug. Lahuh – Anson Mills benne seed we toasted and mill into red tahina with duck, cured in mahleb made from Three Springs Fruit Farm’s sour cherry pits dry aged and roasted in the Stina wood-fired oven.
Black Lime Malabi. Charred Fruit & Olive Oil – Black lime with Meyer lemons from Bhumi Growers and charred fruit from the Stina wood-fired oven.
“’I’m excited for this Musi X Stina collaboration because of my long-held respect and admiration of Chef Bobby,” said Chef Miller. “My first real taste of a chef’s kitchen in Philly was back at Santucci’s in 2013 and I had just moved to Philadelphia from Tel Aviv. A buddy tipped me off that the food at this place was so much better than it needed to be ,and I couldn’t believe how true that turned out to be at the hands of Bobby. Years later, now with both of us at our own neighborhood spots, we share a similar space in our commitments to delicious food and community. Both our restaurants help to positively define what it means to make food in Philly in 2021.”
On top of the collaboration dinner, Stina will also host Stickman Brews for the evening for a beer pop-up – including beer pairings with each course for $10 for four 8 ounce pours. A la carte Stickman brews will also be available for $5 for a 16 ounce pour. Stickman’s menu for the evening includes Fat Guy in Suspenders Black Lager, 4.8% abv; Wishbone Saison, 6.0% abv; Hometown Hero Pilsner (collab with Two Locals Brewing), 5.1% abv and Super Secret Project, 2017 vintage barrel aged wild ale, 6.8% abv.
Tuesday’s event is part of Stina’s year-round mission to give back to the community. Once a month Stina hosts a special night and donates 20% to an area non-profit that is specially selected by Stina owners Chef Saritsoglou and his wife Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou.
For June, the dinner also times with Stina’s Two Year Anniversary Celebration, and also the benefit times with June as Philly Gay Pride Month. Twenty percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to support The Attic Youth Center. Additionally, one percent of the proceeds from June will go to The Attic Youth Center.
The Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia is the area’s only organization exclusively dedicated to LGBTQ youth and has served over 20,000 individuals in nearly 30 years of existence. Their mission is to create opportunities for youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe, supportive community and to promote the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic provides a wide-range of life-saving programs and services designed to provide youth with the support and skills needed to transition into independent adulthood.
Stina BYO is located at 1705 Snyder Avenue, in Newbold and West Passyunk Neighborhood and reservations are now available for the special dinner by visiting www.stinapizzeria.com, Resy or calling 215-337-3455.
RESTAURANT WITH A SOCIAL MISSION
In addition to creating fresh delicious Mediterranean fare, their mission is to highlight, support and donate to a different organization each month, who are making an impact in people’s lives. To date they’ve been able to give away over 10K to 14 local organizations
“We created Stina to express love for food, our culture, our community and each other…celebrate with us!,” said Chef Saritsoglou. “We are so happy to be able to do what we love, give back and help make our community a better place. We can’t express how grateful we are!”
Since opening their doors, Stina has donated to the following organizations: SEAMAAC, Juntos, Women In Transition, Stephen Girard Elementary, Puentes De Salud, Philadelphia Bail Fund, West Passyunk Neighbors Association, Project Home, Books Through Bars, Unity In the Community, Punks With Lunch, Homies Helping Homies, Lil Filmmakers and Empowering Cuts.
For more information visit Stina online at www.StinaPizzeria.com, on Instagram @Stina_Pizzeria and on Facebook at Facebook.com/StinaPizzeria.
To find more information on the Attic Youth Center, visit them online at www.atticyouthcenter.org, on Instagram @AtticYouthCenter, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheAtticYouthCenter.