The first annual Women Making History Celebration and Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday, July 24, 2016, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Water Works (640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia). The event will bring together some of the most accomplished women in all aspects of business, media, arts, and politics to champion each other’s achievements. Attendees can mix and mingle with award winners, guests from across the country as well as those in legislation who are making history in our country’s capital. This non-partisan event is open to the public. Tickets are $100-175 and include an open bar, a raw bar, endless food and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefit Vision 2020: Equality in Sight. In Philadelphia during the year 2020, the organization plans to convene the largest gathering of women leaders in U.S. history. For tickets and details, visit www.WomenMakingHistory.usRead More
Revolution Taco throws their name onto the ballot for Philadelphia's best DNC-themed food during the upcoming convention with an ice cream sandwich partnership with Weckerly's Ice Cream.
Coalition building is the hallmark of any good political convention. With the Democratic National Convention taking over Philadelphia this month, two unlikely names will collaborate for the greater good of the delegates during the hottest time of the year. Cool down? Like a little heat? This choice offers a politically correct alternative for everyone!
As a nod to the DNC, and the Democratic nominee, Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut St) and Weckerly's Ice Cream will partner on the Donkey Kick, the ultimate ice cream sandwich with a spicy kick inspired by Hillary Clinton's love of chocolate, brownies and heat!
The Donkey Kick will feature Revolution Taco's homemade salted chocolate fudge brownies (from Chef Michael Sultan), surrounded by chipotle cinnamon spiced chocolate ice cream, sandwiched between two house-made cinnamon cookies. The special summer treat will go on sale at Revolution Taco starting Friday July 22, 2016 through Sunday, July 31, 2016 - or while supplies last. The Donkey Kick will be $5.00 when you mention #DNCDeals
This will mark the first time Revolution Taco has collaborated with another local business - but it certainly won't be the last! Watch for other collaborations coming later this election, er fall, season. #DNCDeals
Visit Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd.) this summer to see a new feature: the Ann Bartram Carr Garden, the only 19th-century flower garden in Philadelphia. The Ann Bartram Carr Garden is the result of a transformative $2.7-million project and marks the first major garden restoration at Bartram’s Garden in nearly a century. Bartram’s Garden, including the new Ann Bartram Carr Garden, is free to those who wish to explore on their own from dawn to dusk. Bartram's Garden is open year-round, with the exception of City-observed holidays.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St) will host a DNC watch party under the stars on Thursday, July 28th at 7:00pm. Watch the convention's grand finale on the high-definition, 400+ square-foot Daktoniks LED screen above the 800 square foot stage. Bring your own chair/blanket. Enjoy food and drink outside with specials and discounts from Crabby’s Café, Gunners Run and Wahlburgers Food Truck. Bar Ferdinand, across the street at Liberties Walk, will also offer special deals and dishes as well. Details about food and drink are listed below. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 267-246-0618 or visit www.theschmidtscommons.com.Read More
Celebrate National French Fry Day (Wednesday, July 13, 2016) with off-menu specials and discounted prices at The Little Lion in Old City, P'unk Burger on East Passyunk and Taproom on 19th in South Philadelphia.
Taproom on 19th
1900 Ritner Street
All french fries will be half price from 11:00am to Midnight, including several special off-menu varieties. “French fries are pivotal to a gastro pub,” said Taproom co-owner Mike Strauss. “What pairs better with beer than French fries?”
Ma Po Tofu Fries: topped with spicy pork, tofu, and Ma Po sauce ($11 original, $5.50 half price)
Crab Fries: garlic fries topped with real crab meat, fried jalapeno, cheddar cheese sauce ($11 original, $5.50 half price)
Mac N Cheese Fries: topped with fontina mac and cheese, bread crumbs and a fried egg ($11 original, $5.50 half price)
Garlic Fries: topped with garlic oil ($5 original, $2.50 half price)
Tomorrow is also Taproom on 19th’s regular Wednesday night Quizzo event. Fry specials will be available during the game!
The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St
Old City District
Southern Poutine - $5.00 All Day (Opens 11:00am)
Handcut fries tossed in dry rub, with house pork belly, short rib jus, housemade farmers cheese sauce, fried egg and scallion.
1823 E Passyunk Ave,
East Passyunk Avenue
All french fries only $1.00 with any burger or shake purchase. Pick from Thin Cut Idaho or sweet potato fries with sea salt, old bay or plain. For truffle oil, add extra $1.00.
From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, August 18, 2016 for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. In honor of the event’s fifth anniversary, the très chic picnic will expand to 5,000 guests in 2016, tying New York City as the largest in America. Dressed in white from head to toe, attendees will celebrate and re-purpose an unexpected public space that is revealed only moments before the event begins. Past locations have included Logan Circle, JFK Bridge, Avenue of the Arts and The Navy Yard. Where will Diner en Blanc Philadelphia pop-up in 2016? Stay tuned for the biggest secret of the summer!Read More
Chef Luke Palladino debuts his second restaurant, Fianco, in time for summer. Chef’s second culinary endeavor at Valley Forge Casino Resort is timed to open just for the region's summer season, which also sees the opening of Valley Beach Poolside Club.
The comfortable and intimate dining spot will not only showcase Chef Palladino’s modern seasonal Italian favorites, it also features his new interpretations of more classic Italian-American fare. Fianco shares a bar with LP Steak and includes a selection of California and Italian wines, as well as new cocktails designed specifically to pair with the chef's Italian cuisine.
Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) brings back the surf and sand with the return of Valley Beach Poolside Club. Dip your toes in the 50 tons of sand surrounding the 22,000 gallon pool, as you feast on shore-eats from a brand new food truck, sip on cocktails and craft beers at the open-air bars, relax under the shade of your own private cabana, find inner harmony with poolside yoga, jam to live entertainment on the stage, and splash the summer away. Skip the shore traffic and find your oasis right in King of Prussia, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall.
Valley Beach officially launches for summer with seven-day a week hours starting June 27, 2016, in time for July 4th Weekend. Valley Beach is open to all checked-in hotel guests, day pass holders ($10), beach tag holders or elite casino members. For season tag information, menu, hours and entertainment line-ups, visit valleybeach.com.
Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the debut of the largest restaurant program in at least 20+ years. Old City Eats debuts June 16 and runs every Thursday through August 25, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Thirty-two participating restaurants and bars will offer a selection of small plates for half off, plus five dollar drink specials, off-menu dishes, seasonal cocktails and even chef collaborations. The full list of participating top philadelphia restaurants, along with their menus, is found at oldcitydistrict.org/dine/oldcityeats.Read More