Posts Tagged ‘Beck’s Cajun’

King Cakes for Mardi Gras at Beck’s

February 15, 2012

Mardi Gras is February 21!    Celebrate with an authentic King Cake from Beck’s Cajun Cafe.

What is a King Cake?

A King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras treat:  a braided yeast cake, decorated with purple, green and gold icing, filled with cinnamon and nuts.  They also contain a small plastic baby, bean or other trinket.

Why purple, green and yellow?

These are the traditional Mardi Gras colors:  purple represents justice; green represents faith and yellow represents power.

What’s the deal with the baby?

The tradition holds that the person who finds teh baby has good luck for the coming year, and has to host the next King Cake Party.  Because Mardi Gras is based on the Christian celebration spanning Epiphany to Lent, the baby symbolizes the baby Jesus.

Where does the name come from?

“King Cake” takes its name from the three kings, or Magi, who visited the Christ Child on January 6 or Epiphany.

For the best Cajun food outside of N’Awlins, visit Beck’s Cajun Cafe today and laissez les bons temps rouler!

This Week’s Specials…starting January 23

January 22, 2012

Don’t miss these new items:

Hot Roast Turkey Po Boy with Pickled Jalapeno Relish

Butterscotch Rum Pecan Pie

Deviled Cocoa

January 7, 2012

Hot chocolate is a great way to combat Old Man Winter when he blasts his chilly wind your way!   Even if the winter is relatively mild, like ours has been so far, this molten glory is suitable in all kinds of weather.  And Chef Bill Beck can’t resist spicing things up.  Try his Deviled Cocoa for a sure-fire way to heat up your days and nights…..

Deviled Cocoa

serves 2

2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

2 TBSP sugar

3 TBSP water

1 1/2 cups milk

2 TBSP chopped dark chocolate (or chocolate chips)

a pinch of Beck’s Devil Dust

In small saucepan, mix cocoa, sugar and water to make a paste.  Heat over medium til mixture bubbles.  Add milk and chocolate, continue heating and mix til chocolate melts and cocoa is hot. Pour into cups and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of Devil Dust.  Enjoy.

This Week’s Specials 12/26

December 27, 2011

Don’t miss this week’s new menu items!

Tasso Ham and Cheese Po Boy “Fully Dressed”

Sweet Potato Waffles with Strawberry and Sugar Cane Syrup

Cream of Corn and Crab Soup

Beck’s Partners with Campus Philly — Students Get 10% Off With College ID!

July 9, 2010

Beck’s is partnering with Campus Philly a non-profit that encourages students to go to college in Philadelphia. Bring your student ID and get 10% off on your meal.

The Crawfish Are Coming!

March 8, 2010

Well, the weather is warmer and crawfish season is just around the corner. We’re already thinkin’ about those succulent little devils with corn and potatoes. In fact, we just bought a 30 gallon pot from — just in time for special event catering season. So, stay tuned!  Who’s your crawdaddy now?

Philadelphia’s French Bread

February 27, 2010

Outside of the stuff inside, the key ingredients of a good po’ boy is the bread. Louisiana French bread is different from the traditional American baguette, in that it has a flaky crust with a soft, airy center. This is generally attributed to the high ambient humidity causing the yeast to be more active.

Now, we can’t ship bread from New Orleans like we do like most of our ingredients like crawfish, oysters and alligator sausage. However, we do get all of our breads from LeBus Bakery. It’s always fresh and some of the best around.

Mardi Gras Media Coverage

February 20, 2010

Here is a nice photo of our Mardi Gras event, published in the Inquirer on Feb. 17. Thanks again to everyone who participated and made it such a success.

Here are some other media clips that we would like to share.

Good Day Philadelphia, 2/16/10

Gloucester County Times, 2/16/10

NBC — Mardi Gras Teaser, 2/15/10

KYW Newsradio 1060, 2/16/10

A Big Fat Thank You!

February 18, 2010

A personal note of thanks to everyone who contributed to such a successful Mardi Gras event. What a great time! The event created incredible excitement for the market and generated amzing media coverage with 3, 6, 10 and Fox 29 all covering it. Also, WRTI and KWY NewsRadio came out. And did you see that awesome photo in yesterday’s local section (2/17)?

Special thanks to the staff of the Reading Terminal Market and Habitat for Humanity for your help, and to the vendors in the market for being so accommodating. Also, the Al Harrison Dixie Land Jazz Band for inspired music and to our volunteers who twirled, juggled and strutted your stuff.

Thanks again. Also, if you like Jambalaya, take a look at our spot on Good Day Philadelphia!

Two Days Till Mardi Gras

February 14, 2010

Only 48 hrs. to go until Fat Tuesday. Come spend it with us at the Reading Terminal Market for food, Dixie Land music, a parade and more! Oh, and watch for us Tuesday morning on Fox 29. Good Day Philadelphia will be shooting live from the Terminal!