Hawthornes Beer Cafe Hosts 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party

Hawthornes Beer Cafe Hosts 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party

The hoppiest day of the year in South Philly is back! Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the ninth edition of their popular IPA block party back again with sparkling surprises added to the mix. The 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm will still bring you one of the city's best line-ups of IPAs for only $5.00 each, plus small batch champagnes and roses. Come out for one of South Philadelphia's largest spring block parties, with over 75 total selections of beer, champagne, rose, plus food from ten food trucks, live music, family fun and much more. The party will stretch from 11th and Fitzwater to 11th and Catharine. This all day, all ages event is free, open to the public, and dog friendly. Guests must be 21 and older to drink, with identification. For more information visit the event tab on Facebook.

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East Passyunk's Top Restaurants Take to the Streets for Flavors on the Avenue Festival

East Passyunk's Top Restaurants Take to the Streets for Flavors on the Avenue Festival

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue street festival on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The city’s first big restaurant festival of the spring will feature five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun – from Broad to Dickinson streets.  Over twenty-four award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars will bring their signature cuisine outside under the blue skies. Craft beer, signature cocktails and wine will pour from select restaurants out on the street, as well as inside the new Founders Brewing Co. Tasting Tent. East Passyunk Flavors on the Avenue is free to attend and open to all ages. Food will be specially priced between $3.00 and $6.00 (average) and be pay-as-you-go from individual restaurants.

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Mad Rex Launches Post-Apocalyptic Happy Hour in Fishtown

Mad Rex Launches Post-Apocalyptic Happy Hour in Fishtown

Mad Rex Restaurant and VR Lounge (1000 Frankford Ave) announces the debut of the "Hour After Happy Hour" designed to celebrate the hour after the end of the world. The world’s first post-apocalypse themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge has fired up a full menu of new dishes and happy hour exclusives designed around Mad Rex's unique theme. New dishes will start at $3 and include Rex Ribs, Chicken Wings (three styles), Grilled Black Rice, Foragers Flatbread, Pig Wings, Chicharron and Lamb Merguez Hot Rock. The Lamb is the newest black rocking dining option - where patrons will fire up their meat on a black lava rock coming out of the oven at 700 degrees and arriving table side at 500 degrees. On the bar side, survivors get ready to raise a glass with drink specials starting at $2 and include the exclusive Mad Rex IPA designed with Blueprint Brewing Company. Other drink specials also include $4 off camel bags that are served on IV racks to allow patron's hand to be free up during their time in the virtual reality lounge. Happy Hour will run weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and include free virtual reality with any happy hour purchase.

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Fuel Restaurants in Philadelphia Debuts Facial Recognition Kiosks, New Menu, Under Ten Dollar Pricing

Fuel Restaurants in Philadelphia Debuts Facial Recognition Kiosks, New Menu, Under Ten Dollar Pricing

FUEL (http://fuelrechargeyourself.com) announces exciting changes that will make for a faster, fresher and healthier dining experience - all for under $10! Starting this week, Fuellocations (University City, Center City, East Passyunk) will debut 17 new menu additions with all options now being priced for $10 or less. With these additions comes faster service, fresher ingredients and innovative dishes; including the debut of acai bowls, a Tahini smoothie, Toast Boxes, and special menu items by celebrity chef Brian Duffy (of Bar Rescue). Facial recognition ordering kiosks are now installed at the University City and Center City FUEL locations, allowing customers quicker ordering which is key during busy lunch rushes. The kiosks will use facial recognition to identify customers and pull up past orders, allow for credit card ordering and provide visual images of all dishes in one swipe.

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Philadelphia Easter Promenade to Hop Down South Street on Easter Sunday

Philadelphia Easter Promenade to Hop Down South Street on Easter Sunday

Hop on down to South Street Headhouse District for some free, egg-citing family fun during the 87th annual Easter Promenade on Sunday, April 1, 2018.  Come dressed in Sunday Best and parade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition that is the region's largest event on Easter Sunday. Master of ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street) at 12:30pm. Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and much more. Bring your camera and stick around to meet the Easter Bunny himself, and see who wins the best dressed contests! The parade itself kicks off at 12:30pm with judging until approximately 2:00pm.

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SliCE Pizza of the Seven Fishes Puts Twist on Italian Christmas Eve Tradition

SliCE Pizza of the Seven Fishes Puts Twist on Italian Christmas Eve Tradition

Marlo and Jason Dilks of SliCE announce the return of their annual holiday pie, Pizza of the 7 Fishes. This special seasonal pizza is inspired by their families' Christmas Eve traditions and by a seven course seven fish dinner popular in South Philadelphia. Pizza of the 7 Fishes features mozarella topped with clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with anchovies, fresh lemon and basil. Pizza of the 7 Fishes and other December special holiday dishes are available through January 2, 2018. 

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SliCE Fishtown Gives Away Free Pizza in Philadelphia

SliCE Fishtown Gives Away Free Pizza in Philadelphia

Marlo and Jason Dilks celebrate the first anniversary of SliCE Fishtown with a weekend-long pizza party that starts on Friday, November 17, 2017. On Friday, enjoy a free pizza slice at the Fishtown location from 11am to 1pm and 5-7pm. Philadelphia is invited to stop by the first organic SliCE location at 431 E. Girard Avenue with no purchase required. Pizza varieties served will include new November specials - and varieties will rotate throughout the day. As part of the weekend-long celebration, all four SliCElocations will serve up all existing large signature pies for $10 for dine-in and take-out - including every signature variety on the menu. Long-time favorites include Truffled Ribeye, Truffle, Goat Cheese Bacon and Caramelized Onions, Hawaiian, Hand-cut Pepperoni, Sausage and Peppers, and more. The $10 special also includes the November pizzas of the month. Ten dollar pizzas will also include all gluten-free varieties. Also, to sweeten the fun, SliCE's sugar donuts are one dollar all weekend to celebrate one year! 

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Bridget Foy's Fire Relief Benefit Announced, 30+ Restaurants Come Together in Headhouse Square

Bridget Foy's Fire Relief Benefit Announced, 30+ Restaurants Come Together in Headhouse Square

South Street Headhouse District, in partnership with Queen Village Neighborhood Association and area businesses, is arranging a benefit event to raise funds to aid Bridget Foy’s displaced employees, Saved Me, Inc. animal rescue, and the American Red Cross/Red Paws. Community Dinner: Bridget Foy's Fire Relief Benefit will take place under the historic Headhouse Square Shambles on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Announces New Location for 10th Anniversary

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Announces New Location for 10th Anniversary

Christmas Village in Philadelphia announces its return to LOVE Park for its 10th anniversary. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will be the first event to be held in newly renovated LOVE Park (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23th, 2017) through Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th, 2017), Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park into an authentic open-air German Christmas market with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities and photos with Santa. Shoppers will find high-quality, international and local gifts along with decorations. Visitors are also invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/.

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Mad Rex Announces Grand Opening Of World's First Post-Apocalyptic Restaurant And Virtual Reality Lounge

Mad Rex Announces Grand Opening Of World's First Post-Apocalyptic Restaurant And Virtual Reality Lounge

Philadelphia, welcome to the new world. Mad Rex, the world’s first post-apocalyptic themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge, announces its grand opening at 1000 Frankford Avenue, Suite I (Laurel and Frankford). The 8,500 square foot and 225-seat urban outpost will feature a dining room, virtual reality chamber, bar, stage, lounge, outdoor patio and private event space.
 

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