Chef Luke Palladino Debuts New Pop-Up Restaurant at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Chef Luke Palladino Debuts New Pop-Up Restaurant at Valley Forge Casino Resort

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.
 

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Valley Beach Brings Surf and Sand to Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia

Valley Beach Brings Surf and Sand to Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia

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.

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Old City District Debuts Old City Eats at 32 Top Philadelphia Restaurants

Old City District Debuts Old City Eats at 32 Top Philadelphia Restaurants

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.

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New Stage Comedy "Muddled" by Josh Piven Makes World Premiere in Philadelphia

New Stage Comedy "Muddled" by Josh Piven Makes World Premiere in Philadelphia

New York Times best-selling humorist Josh Piven brings his unique brand of comedy to Philadelphia with the world premiere of Muddled, A Stage Comedy, from June 16 through June 26 at Drexel URBN Annex (3401 Filbert St). Penned by the author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and directed by William Steinberger, Muddled gives theater audiences a best-case scenario for what happens when a group of hot-headed headbangers meet the home-grown hipsters of Brooklyn. In this craft brewed comedy, Piven trades navigating alligator pits for navigating mosh pits, and surviving frostbite for surviving the frosty bite of a quick-witted hipster. Muddled is Piven’s second play, following 2013’s hit No Reservations.

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Comedy Central's Natasha Leggero Headlines July 4th Weekend in Philadelphia

Comedy Central's Natasha Leggero Headlines July 4th Weekend in Philadelphia

Celebrated actress, writer and comedian Natasha Leggero will headline 4th of July weekend festivities at Valley Forge Casino Resort. Leggero will bring her stand-up comedy show to King of Prussia on Saturday, July 2, 2016 during the on-going series Valley Forge Music Fair. The timing couldn’t be better for Philadelphia fans, as Leggero is currently in the new comedy Dice! (by Andrew Dice Clay) on Showtime, and her show Another Period starts a third season on Comedy Central on June 15th. Her performance will take place in The Venue at Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Event is standing room with regular tickets at $45 and VIP tickets for $80. Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster, or visit www.vfcasino.com.

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Revolution Taco Owners Form 33rd Street Hospitality Catering

Revolution Taco Owners Form 33rd Street Hospitality Catering

33rd Street Hospitality owners Carolyn Nguyen, Michael Sultan and Alan Krawitz announce the formation of 33rd Street Hospitality Catering. Hot on the heels of the launch of their first brick-and-mortar restaurant Revolution Taco, and following the debut of new summer menus for food trucks Say Cheese Philadelphia, Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo, the trio will expand and formalize catering for private and corporate events, dinners and parties. The trio brings 25 years of combined experience in the kitchen and hospitality industry. Operations will center out of the corporation's commissary kitchen in East Falls at Sherman Mills.

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Diner en Blanc Philadelphia Opens Wait List, Announces 5th Anniversary

Diner en Blanc Philadelphia Opens Wait List, Announces 5th Anniversary

Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia returns this summer to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an unforgettable evening filled with elegance, food, art and music. The secret picnic in white will take over an undisclosed public space whose location is revealed only minutes prior to arrival. The date, number of registrations and registration lottery details will be announced next week at the official Dîner en Blanc preview party on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Reading Terminal Market. Reading Terminal Market joins the catering lineup for the main event, along with 33rd Street Hospitality Catering (new for 2016) and Luke Palladino Catering. During the preview event, guests will sample cuisine from all three catering outfits, vote on tables themed around “Celebrating Philadelphia: A City of Firsts”, reconnect with old friends, and meet organizers/volunteers.  The preview is free, but registration is required at bit.ly/debphl16preview.

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BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden Announce 21 Events for 2016 Philly Beer Week

BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden Announce 21 Events for 2016 Philly Beer Week

BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden announce 21 events for 2016 Philly Beer Week. Hot on the heels of capacity crowds and the rarest beers in the region during the Craft Brewers Conference the trio head into Philly Beer Week with an exciting line-up to quench the city's thrist for rare beers, wild ales, sours and more. Philly Beer Week starts Friday, June 3, 2016 and runs through Sunday, June 12, 2016. 

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Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre Presents Hatch, New Dance Work by Philadelphia's Emerging Choreographers

Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre Presents Hatch, New Dance Work by Philadelphia's Emerging Choreographers

Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre presents HATCH, a mini-festival of world premiere dance works by Philadelphia's emerging choreographers, from Thursday, June 9 to Saturday, June 11, 2016, at The Performance Garage (1515 Brandywine Street). All shows are 8:00pm, with doors opening at 7:00pm.

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Philadelphia Circus Camp Lets Children Turn Summer Upside Down

Philadelphia Circus Camp Lets Children Turn Summer Upside Down

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (5900A Greene Street) invites children to turn their summer upside-down - literally - during full-day “Summer Circus Camp.”  Children five years old and up will train in static trapeze, aerial silks, juggling, plate-spinning, tightwire-walking, clowning and acrobatics.   Activities also include performance classes, co-operative games, and special guest artists.  While balancing, climbing and tumbling, children will build strength and flexibility, learn new skills, and increase their confidence. Full-day camp programs range from a one-week Junior Camp for 5 to 7 year olds, to a two-week Youth Camp for 8 to 14 years old. Two new camps this year include Circus Camp A La Carte for children who need a flexible schedule (pick a day or a week!) and Performance Intensive Camp for advanced students who want to train like the pros right here in Philadelphia!

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