East Passyunk's popular brunch spot and coffee shop Chhaya Café announces that it will moveto a new larger space at 1817 East Passyunk Avenue in late spring/early summer. The current location at 1823 East Passyunk seats 28 in the dining room, with 1,500 total square feet (approximately 800 for dining). The new space will replace Sweet Alyssa, and feature 1,800 total square feet (with approximately 1,100 for dining). Chhaya's seating will expand from 28 to 55 seats in total. (Note: Sweet Alyssa is relocating across the street, FYI.)Read More
South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) comes alive this weekend with new and old traditions that celebrate Philadelphia’s most vibrant neighborhood. With the warmer temperatures it will be the perfect time to get out of the house for live music, exciting entertainment and great food.
NEW MONTHLY GOSPEL BRUNCH
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Theater of the Living Arts (TLA), Pyro Arts Solutions and Redwood Restaurant present the first monthly “South Street Gospel Brunch,” at TLA (334 South Street) with entertainment by Marc Britt & Restored, Thomas TC Clay, Selfless Ministry and Melissa T. This unique collaboration is the first in a monthly series that will feature a rotating line-up of Philadelphia's best gospel entertainers. Redwood will serve up brunch favorites that include Eggs Benedict, omelet station, homemade waffles, salads, pastries, bacon, sausage, fruit and other dishes. Coffee, tea, orange juice and milk are included. Pay-as-you-go brunch cocktails will be pouring from Wolfgang Puck. Doors open and entertainment starts at 10:00am. Tickets are $40 each for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for youth and $15 for children. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://cncrt.ly/1aD4zZQ or by calling 610-784-5426. Tickets will be available at the door.
30TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARADE
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, The Wild Bohemians strut their stuff up and down South Street during the “30th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, kicking off at 1:00pm outside Fat Tuesday (431 South Street) and ending at 6:00pm. The parade route swings by Copabana, Redwood, O’Neals Pub, Paddy Whacks, Downey’s and Café Nola (in this order). The band of revelers, which you are invited to be part of, will dress in bright colored costumes and groove down the street as a huge ensemble of musicians provide traditional New Orleans beats and tunes for their dance moves. For more information, visit The Wild Bohemians on Facebook, or call South Street Headhouse District at (215) 413-3713.
Chef Marco DeCotiis and Donnamarie Motto have something special to raise a glass to this Valentine’s Day. The foodie couple celebrate their 14th anniversary with the announcement that they are the new sole owners of Noir Philadelphia at 1909 East Passyunk Avenue. DeCotiis and Motto also officially announce daily lunch service, service on Monday nights, renovations in the dining room and bar, and new menu items. This food coupling started over a shared passion for food – and continues as the two bring their crowd-pleasing Montreal-inspired Italian dishes to Philadelphia’s new restaurant row.Read More
The fine gents at Sassafras Bar (48 S. 2nd Street, Old City) are giving you four extra reasons to day-drink during tomorrow’s winter storm. Sassafras will be open in Philly during the storm!
Stop by starting at 11:30am to preview four new hand-crafted cocktails created by lead mixologist Neill Laughlin. Mascot John Deer will be dressed in his Valentine’s finest to preside over the shenanigans! Cocktails will continue to pour for Valentine’s Weekend on Friday and Saturday.
Snow Day and Valentine’s Specials:
- Lavender Champagne -- Dried lavender will be transformed into a simple syrup, mixed with champagne, and served with a sprig of lavender. $6.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Chocolate Orange Dream Cocktail -- Stoli Orange and Godiva Dark Chocolate are topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. $7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday</span><br></span>
- Rainbow of Love Cocktail – Dry Gin, Cointreau, chilled pineapple, orange juice and grapefruit are topped off with champagne and a strawberry. $7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday
- Winter Love – Malibu Coconut Rum, White Crème de Cacao and Kahlua are topped with warmed whipped cream and chocolate shavings. $7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday
In addition to the above special cocktails, Sassafras will be serving up Sassafras signature Smoking Bishops (featuring slow cooked burgundy wine with nutmeg, grapefruit studded closes, cinnamon, vanilla bean, anise, whole spice, oranges and a few secret ingredients) and items from the newly launched lunch menu. Comfort food classics popular on recent snow days have included:
- Grilled cheese and tomato soup combo (Homemade creamy tomato soup paired with a sharp cheddar, grilled onion and apricot jam on toasted kaiser bun)
- Beer battered fish and chips with house-made tartar and malt vinegar
- Burgers (sirloin, ostrich, bison, veggie) with lettuce, tomato and onion (add on Gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and caramelized onions)
This Valentine’s Day, love is in the pizza! Say “be mine” with a specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram from SliCE. Customize your pie with his/her favorite toppings or select one of SliCE’s signature pie combinations. As a bonus, SliCE will surprise one lucky pizza-gram delivery recipient with a Sterling Silver Hershey Kiss Necklace from Sermania Jewelry. The jewelry contest is valid for delivery only. The winner will be drawn at random based on delivery orders on Friday, February 14, 2014. Heart-shaped pies are the same price as a traditional pies, and they can delivered from all three SliCE locations.Read More