East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 9th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets. Over 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line Avenue, with circus performers, street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between. Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 3, 2014. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.Read More
Serrano Restaurant announces that Ranch Road Taco Shop will pop-up in the kitchen starting on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Chef Meghan Carnevale will serve her authentic Mexican street food, including Blackened Catfish Tacos, Pomegranate Guacamole and Mexican street corn with ancho lime aioli and asiago cheese. The special menu will be paired with rotating bar specials that will include sangria, signature cocktails, boutique wines and craft beers. The pop-up will run from 5:00pm to Midnight, Wednesdays through Saturdays, through at least early August.
The 6th Annual Pizza Olympics returns this Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Penn’s Landing Caterers. Fifteen of Philadelphia’s premier pizza parlors will vie for attendee votes to decide the gold, silver, and bronze medals in several categories as well as the top prize of overall favorite slice. Guests will also enjoy a DJ and dancing, raffles and prizes, drink specials, and a performance by the Mummers. Tickets are $15 and include all-you-can-eat pizza and giveaways from sponsors Coca-Cola, Liscio’s Bakery, and Utz Potato Chips. Tickets can be purchased at www.southphillyreview.com and they will be available at the door. For info, call 215-336-2500 or tweet @sophreview #PizzaOlympicsRead More
Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix-Fixe returns for a summer-themed edition on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014. Newly opened Cantina Avenida and Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange will join Earth Bread + Brewery, Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, Cantina Avenida Restaurant, Goat Hollow, Little Jimmie's Bakery Cafe and Trolley Car Diner in offering seasonally-inspired, three course menus for only $16.00 per person. Select restaurants will also open for extended hours, feature live entertainment and/or showcase new specialty cocktails. Before or after brunch, stay for the day with a full menu of family-friendly offerings in Mt. Airy and surrounding towns. For full menus, reservations and listings of events, visit www.gomtairy.com/events/mt-airy-eventsRead More
Twenty of the region’s top restaurants and food trucks will go grill-to-grill in the summer’s ultimate hot-dog competition. South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction with Hot Diggity!, will host the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, under the historic Headhouse Square Shambles (400 Block of South 2nd Street between Lombard and Pine). Sample the most flavorful, unique and inventive hot dogs while enjoying craft beer, live music, an amateur toppings contest and other summertime fun. VIP passes are $30 and include early access at Noon, a VIP gift and 20 food/drink tickets. General admission is free, with food/drink tickets costing 4/$10 and 15/$30. Funds raised will support the preservation of the historic Headhouse Square Shambles. VIP passes are on sale at dogdays14.eventbrite.com. For updates, follow #DogDays14 @officialsouthst on Twitter.Read More