Celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend in Philadelphia with Heart-Shaped Pizza, Sunday Brunch, Special Cocktails and More

Love is in the food in Philadelphia this Valentine's Weekend! Aversa PR clients present 11 unique menus, parties and events to celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend for 2016. 

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1) SliCE
Rittenhouse (1740 Sansom Street, 215-557-9299)
South Philadelphia (1180 S. 10th Street, 215-463-0868)
Washington Township (137 Egg Harbor Road, 856-302-5099)


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 Passyunk-made silver LOVE necklace from Sermania Jewelry (1719 East Passyunk). Sermania’s made-on-Passyunk collection pays homage to Philadelphia’s famous LOVE statue. The winner will be drawn at random based on delivery orders on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Heart-shaped pies are the same price as a traditional pies and are available at all three SliCE locations. Heart-shaped pies are also available for dine-in and take-out, but the jewelry contest is valid on delivery only.

For more information about SliCE or to place an order, call the location directly, visit www.slicepa.com, follow @slicepa on Twitter and like “SliCE” on Facebook.

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2) The Little Lion
243 Chestnut Street (3rd and Chestnut)
(267) 273-0688


The Little Lion in Old City celebrates its first Valentine’s Weekend with a special three course, three champagne cocktail pairing for $45.00 per person. Selections include menu favorites as well as some special new dishes. The standard a la carte menu is also available.

1st Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Lemon Fizz: lemon shrub, mint, champagne)

Macaroni & Cheese: stewed tomato
Farmers Cheese: grilled bread, local honey
Oysters: raw, fried, or grilled: peach mignonette, house cocktail
Charred Brussels Sprouts: lardons, sherry vinegar
Kale Caesar: cornbread croutons, grana padano, baby kale, roasted garlic caesar

2nd Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Raspberry Crush: raspberry shrub, sparkling pinot noir, apricot brandy)

Prime Rib: truffle mash, whiskey jus, crispy onions
Kale Pesto Pasta: orecchiette, farmers cheese, cauliflower “steak”, crispy kale chips, roasted tomato
Shrimp & Grits:  tasso ham gravy, sharp cheddar grits, gulf coast shrimp
Blackened Catfish: crawfish cream sauce, succotash, broken rice grits
Fried Chicken: jalapeno cheddar cream cheese hot cake, local honey, sour slaw

3rd Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Blood Orange: blood orange shrub, blood orange vodka, orange juice, champagne)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornbread Pudding: Chantilly cream, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce
Chocolate Mud Jar: chocolate pudding, cookie crumble, Chantilly cream
Blueberry Cobbler: brown butter gelato
Lemon Custard Crème Brulee: burnt sugar crust

3) Palladino’s on Passyunk
1934 East Passyunk
(267) 928-4339

(Friday, February 12, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016)

Wine and Cocktails:
Segura Viudas Rose Cava. $11
12 Mile Limit - rye whiskey, brandy, white rum, house made grenadine, lemon juice. $12

Scallop Crudo - fennel soubise, blood orange, golden caviar. $19

Capellini Lobster Bolognese "In Brodo" - chilies, garlic roasted tomatoes, tarragon, sunchoke gremolata. $32

Main Plate:
Filet Mignon & King Crab - grilled filet, butter poached king crab, red pepper marmellata zabaglione. $59

White Chocolate Mousse - passion fruit composta . $11
Chocolate-Caramel Torta - flaked sea salt, blood orange crema. $12


Main Plates:
Maine Lobster Poached Eggs - red pepper - prosecco hollandaise, sweet potato latkes. $32
Filet & King Crab Omelet - stracchino cheese, fine herbs, roasted tomato hollandaise. $35

White Chocolate Mousse - passion fruit composta . $11
Chocolate-Caramel Torta - flaked sea salt, blood orange crema. $12

The standard a la carte menu will also be available. For reservations, visit Open Table or call (267) 928-4339.

4) LP Steak
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort


Enjoy a romantic experience designed by Chef Luke Palladino with three-courses and a complimentary glass of prosecco for $85.00 per person. Available Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. The standard a la carte menu will also be available.

Appetizer Course: (Select one)

parmesan potato skins • black truffle hollandaise

fine herb crème fraiche & caviar

amarena cherries • brioche toast

Main: (Select one)
with shrimp • clams fennel • & saffron in papillote

white puree • maitake mushroom bordelaise sauce

truffle madeira sauce

supplement $45

Dessert: (Select one)
raspberry glaze, raspberry infused dark chocolate mousse • devil’s food cake


Special Cocktails:

absolut hibiscus | cherry liqueur
orange & lime juice

glenfiddich | luxardo maraschino
patron café incendio | lime
orange & jerry thomas bitters

5) Valley Tavern
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Tavern offers a casual, last-minute and tasty option for couples with three-courses (with a complimentary glass of champagne) for $70 per couple on Saturday, February 13, 2016 and Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Course 1: (Select one)
Caprese Salad
Classic Caesar

Course 2: (Select one)
Grilled Filet Mignon with Roast Portobello Sauce Béarnaise
Stuffed Flounder with Crab Imperial Limoncello Sauce

Course 3:
Impossible Flan

6)  The Vault
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort
610-768-5004 - is this right?

Friday, February 12, 2016
8:00pm to 9:30pm

This action packed Magic Mike style male strip show consists of six gorgeous male strippers in a 90-minute choreographed male revue. Tickets are $25.00 on Ticketmaster or www.vfcasino.com.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Starts 9:30pm

Who needs a Valentine when you can boycott Valentine's Day at The Vault. On Friday, February 12th, from 9:30pm to 2:00am, celebrate the single life at the best anti-Valentine's Day party of the season. The party is free when you RSVP ahead of time at upcomingevents.com. RSVP includes one complimentary drink or beer, a light food buffet, Fireball and JD McGillicuddy’s drink specials from 11:00pm to 1:00am, beats from DJ Reed Streets, prizes and giveaways, and tons of singles to mix and mingle with.


7) P’unk Burger
1823 East Passyunk Avenue
(215) 468-7865


Last year, on Valentine's Weekend, Marlo and Jason Dilks (also owners of SliCE) opened East Passyunk's organic burger, fries and shake BYO. One year later, the couple celebrate their first year in business by partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th Street) for a free shake giveaway! Kick-off the weekend from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2016 with a free boozy Red Velvet Raspberry Spodee cake shake, or a birthday cake shake. On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016, enjoy special shake features (like Little Baby’s Box of Chocolate), the new Alpine burger and other surprises for young couples and families.


8) Me N Mo Meatballs and More
214 South Street


South Street’s romantic Me N Mo will feature a four-course dinner for two for $75 per couple, or $85 per couple with glass of champagne. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid February 9, 2016 through February 14, 2016.

Course 1: (Select one)  
Lobster bisque
Shrimp cocktail
Beef Carpaccio

Course 2: (Select one)
Lobster ravioli in a blush sauce
Pappardella in a wild boar ragu
Bowtie pasta w broccoli rabe and four cheese

Course 3: (Select one)
Branzino, served with old fashioned mashed potatoes and sautéed escarole
Rack of lamb in a Barolo red wine reduction, hints of rosemary, served with Yukon gold potatoes, broccoli rabe
Pork osso buco oven baked, served over carrots and potatoes in a tantalizing broth

Course 4: (Select one)
Dark chocolate covered strawberries
Limoncello, mascarpone cake

9) Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street (19th and Ritner)
(267) 687-7817


Taproom on 19th is the perfect spot for those who want to celebrate but don’t want the hassle of reservations. In addition to the regular menu, enjoy special features including Filet Medallions with Sauteed Mushrooms and Port Wine Reduction for $18.00, Sauteed Striped Bass with Crispy Potatoes and Asparagus Puree for $16.00. Look for other specials over the weekend, and don’t forget to pair with the extensive selection of craft beers. No reservations required.

10) ELA
627 S 3rd Street
(267) 687-8512

Ela offers three great options to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend - Prix Fixe Dinners, Valentine’s To-Go and Valentine’s Sunday Brunch.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu will be offered from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. Four courses for $65 per person with optional wine pairing, or six courses for $100 per per person with bottle of sparkling wine included.

A special Valentine’s to-go option is also available - three courses for two for $100 with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Chef will prepare your meal and all you have to do is reheat and hide the evidence!

Enjoy a special two-course prix fixe brunch menu for $25.00 per person (with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary included) from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Valentine’s Sunday.

All menus are available at elaphilly.com.

11) Society Hill Dance Academy
409 S. 2nd Street
(215) 574-3574


Society Hill Dance Academy presents their 12th year of “Dances of Love.” Pair your Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, February 14, 2016 in South Street Headhouse District with a special one-hour lesson in Rumba or Tango. Times are 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm. Cost is $40.00 per person. Space is limited, call (215) 574-3574 to reserve. 


P'unk Burger on East Passyunk Gives Away Free Milkshakes to Celebrate 1st Birthday

P'unk Burger on East Passyunk Gives Away Free Milkshakes to Celebrate 1st Birthday

P'unk Burger, at 1823 East Passyunk in Philadelphia, will celebrate their first birthday by giving away FREE cake milkshakes on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Customers will enjoy a free limited edition P'unk and Sweet Box collaboration - a Raspberry Red Velvet Spodee shake made with Sweet Box's signature cupcakes.  The shake will be free Friday, but you can also purchase this decadent option during the rest of Valentine's Weekend. 

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Philadelphia restaurants will serve up their signature dishes and highlight their commitment to sustainability tomorrow (October 15, 2015) during Clean Air Council's Dine Out for the Environment. This second year event will give diners a sneak peek into impressive kitchens that work hard to support local farms, reduce waste and chemical usage, and leave the world a better place for future generations. Restaurants will donate 15-30% of their sales tomorrow to the Clean Air Council to support its work in the Philadelphia area.

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P'unk Burger on East Passyunk Celebrates 10,000 Burgers Served with New Burgers, Shakes and Menu Items

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P’unk Burger celebrates the 10,000 organic hamburger served at 1823 East Passyunk will the debut of new menu items and announcement of new partnerships.

Starting today, burger lovers are invited to try two tasty new burgers that will stay on the menu through at least the end of June (if not longer):

  • BFGB/ Big Fat Greek Burger ($11.95) - P’unk Burger partners with Bitar’s for an organic lamb burger featuring a smashed falafel, tzatziki sauce, cucumber and red onion. Jason and Marlo Dilks collaborated with long-time colleague Amin Bitar on this Middle Eastern influenced burger. The three have always wanted to collaborate together, as SliCE (owned by the Dilks) is located across the street from Bitar’s at 9th and Federal.
  • Jalapeno Burger ($11.95) - For another collaboration with 1732 Meats, P’unk Burger tops an organic beef burger topped 1732’s jalapeño bacon, and adds jalapeño jack cheese, cilantro and house-made pico de gallo. The Jalapeno Burger debuted in mid-May and is extended through June as it is the number one selling burger on the specialty menu.
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As summer hits East Passyunk, P’unk Burger has the perfect solution to keeping cool. Sip on a new milkshake created with help from two East Passyunk neighbors.

  • Blueberry Cardamom Pie Shake ($6.95) - P'unk Burger bakes up the perfect way to cool off with vanilla ice cream mixed with locally sourced blueberry cardamom preserves from Green Aisle Grocery, mixed and topped with fresh baked pie crust from neighbor Chhaya Cafe.

For those looking for a lighter option, P'unk Burger debuts the first monthly signature salad: 

  • Seared Ahi Tuna and Seaweed Salad ($11.95) - Seared Ahi Tuna with P'unk seasoning, on top of house-made seaweed salad, on top of bibb lettuce with fresh avocado and edamame, served with sesame ginger dressing
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On top of the above monthly offerings, P'unk Burger officially debuts the following two items on the permanent daily menu: 

  • Vegan Pulled Portobello Sandwich ($9.95) - The city's newest and most unique vegetarian option includes pulled portobello with P'unk sauce, onion, tomato, sweet potato fries and veganaise slaw
  • Reanimator Red Eye Milkshake ($6.95) - Little Babies non-dairy ice cream made in partnership with Reanimator Coffee will give you a real jolt! Scoops and floats also available. 

Outside of the new offerings above, other changes at P'unk Burger since opening in February include: 

  • Charity partner for June for the arcade game is Theatre Exile
  • Hours are now extended until 3am on Fridays and Saturday for take-out, dine-in and now delivery 
  • Sidewalk seating is now open for the summer with 6 cafe tables
  • All seating (inside and out) is now table service
  • Reservations can now be made by calling (215) 468-7865

For more about P'unk Burger, visit www.punkburger.com, tweet @punk_burger, follow P'unk Burger and instagram @punk_burger. 

P'unk Burger Opens Today on East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia with All Natural Burgers, Shakes and Fries

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Marlo and Jason Dilks, owners of SliCE, will open P’unk Burger today (February 13) at 10:00am at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue. P’unk Burger will bring all natural burgers, shakes, fries and salads to East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia’s new restaurant row. The 500 square foot BYO seats up to 24 people inside and up to eight outside (in warmer months). Menu options will focus on fresh not fast food, and include vegan and gluten-free options. Visitors to P’unk Burger are invited to celebrate the opening by entering to win a year of free burgers by playing the Burger Time arcade game in the front window (nicknamed P’unk Pasture). For information, visit www.punkburger.com, call (215) 468-7865, follow @punk_burger on Twitter, and like P’unk Burger on Facebook.

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