Fifty food trucks and restaurants roll into Mt. Airy this Thursday night (September 17, 2015) for Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. The annual fall festival will feature sweet, salty and savory plates, plus cold sips, on Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick Street and W. Mt. Airy Avenue). Children and adults of all ages will enjoy free activities and entertainment, artisanal crafts, and live music from School of Rock, ReLive, Hennessey Bonfire, Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, Philly Bloco and The Band Sheep. Last year the event attracted 15,000+ hungry attendees, the largest audience ever. For event updates, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.Read More
Mt. Airy USA announces the return of Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Fifty of the region’s top food trucks and local restaurants will present sweet, salty and savory plates, plus cold sips, on Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick Street and W. Mt. Airy Avenue). Children and adults of all ages will enjoy free activities and entertainment, artisanal crafts, and live music from School of Rock, ReLive, Hennessey Bonfire, Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, Philly Bloco and The Band Sheep. Last year the event attracted 15,000+ hungry attendees, the largest audience ever. For event updates, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.Read More
Starting tonight, Philadelphia neighborhoods will light up for the 2014 holidays with festive celebrations, parties, parades and tree lightings by South Street Headhouse District, East Passyunk Business Improvement District, Go Mt. Airy, Glen Foerd on the Delaware and Christmas Village. All events listed below are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Make sure to bring your family to one or all of them. Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy to the events on South Street and East Passyunk as part of the Joy of Sharing Campaign by CBS Philly.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
City Hall and Christmas Village
Head to Philadelphia City Hall for the Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Spectacular with a 35-foot-tall Norway spruce from Linvilla Orchards. Entertainment starts at 6:00pm, with the ceremony at 7:00pm. Tonight is also the first night the Christmas Village Christmas Tree in LOVE Park will be lit. Stop by after today for photos with the twinkling tree and the iconic LOVE Statue.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
East Passyunk's Tree Lighting Party
Kick off the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The free celebration will include live music, carolers, holiday sweets, shopping and other surprises. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped gift for a toy drive to benefit local youth. After the party, stay until 9:00pm for extended shopping hours as the Deck the Ave campaign kicks off with shopping, sales and other festivities during December.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Go Mt Airy Tree Lighting
Mt. Airy rings in the Holiday Season with events all weekend, kicked off by a tree lighting at the Lutheran Seminary at 4:45pm, with music from the Salvation Army Brass Band, followed by a community run Caroling session down the Avenue. That same evening, take pictures with Santa at Rothe Florists from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is free and includes warm cider, cookies and candy canes for all. There will be a store-wide sale on all holiday trimmings.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Gilded Age Christmas at the Mansion
Glen Foerd will partner with Settlement Music School’s Kardon Northeast Branch to bring musical and ballet performances to the family friendly event Christmas at the Mansion. From 1:00pm to 6:00pm the public is invited to experience the mansion in full holiday décor, enjoy performances and children’s crafts. The Dining Car will be selling holiday sweets and cookies. Join Santa at 5:00pm as he makes an appearance at our outdoor holiday tree lighting and joins guests in singing holiday carols, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30pm.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Winter Wonderland, Tree Lighting and Headhouse Holiday Market
South Street Headhouse District presents their annual extravaganza Winter Wonderland from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles on 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Free family fun will include the annual holiday tree lighting, Santa Claus arriving on a firetruck, free horse-drawn carriage rides, performances by Philadelphia Dance Academy and Society Hill Dance Academy, and the Headhouse Holiday Market in conjunction with PHAIR. Brauhaus Schmitz will serve mulled wine and other treats. Before or after the festivities, stroll the district and check out holiday displays at 30+ businesses competing in the Window Wonderland Storefront Challenge.
UPDATE: EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2015
Lantern Parade and FREE Concert
The Christmas fun continues after the trees are lit! Help us light up the city with the Lantern Parade at Christmas Village in Philadelphia: Presented by NRG Home. This German-style Lantern Parade starts at 5:00pm. Bring your homemade lantern and meet at the iconic LOVE Statue. The Snow Queen, along with Gerda and Kai fromEnchantment Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen, will lead the parade of lights around LOVE Park and Center City. The parade will end at the Christmas Village stage with a sing-a-long led by children from East Passyunk’s Alphabet Academy Daycare and a free concert by the The Philly POPS Festival Brass. Join the parade with your family, or simply come to watch! All lanterns should contain battery-operated candles or lights, no flames.
Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix Fixe returns with three courses of winter and holiday-inspired fare for only $16.00 at seven local restaurants on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014. Additional holiday activities this weekend will also include a tree lighting at Lutheran Seminary at 4:45pm on Friday, December 5, 2014, plus a visit with Santa and other activities along Germantown Avenue. On Saturday, December 6, 2014, pair brunch with shopping with pop-up crafters vendors inside Mt. Airy businesses, a holiday market by Mt. Airy Art Garage, storytelling, holiday card making, holiday movie screenings and family portraits. For a full list of activities, schedules and menus, visit www.gomtairy.comRead More
Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll brings tasty bites and beverages back to Mt. Airy on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Sip and savor gourmet eats and drinks from 50+ of the region’s best gourmet food trucks and local restaurants stationed along Germantown Avenue, between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy Avenue. Stroll the Avenue for family fun, live music and handmade crafts. Street Fare is organized by Mt. Airy USA and annually attracts over 11,000 people. For event updates, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.
Street Fare will pair award-winning mobile food vendors with notable local restaurants for a night of street eats, craft brews, handcrafted cocktails and wine. Vending spaces for this year sold out in record time. The full list of food and drink vendors is below:
Sweet and savory French crepes
Calle Del Sabor
Voted Philly's Best Tacos
Grilled chorizo with guacamole and latin cole slaw on a soft roll
Ice cream, waffle cones, waffle bowls and ice cream cookie sandwiches
Earth Bread + Brewery
Farm Truck Philly
Farm to table style, seasonally inspired street food. Eclectic menu and accomodates gulten free, vegan, vegetarian
Festival Food Management
Chicken tenders, french fries, funnel cake, lemonade and other beverages
Sweet and savory made-to-order gourmet waffles
Gigi & Big R
Caribbean Soul Food with jerk chicken, fried chicken, fried fish, oxtail- fresh veggies, greens, cabbage, string beans, red beans, mac n' cheese and candied yams.
Herb Scott Catering
North Carolina pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches
Jimmies Cupcake Company
Just Jackie's Food Truck
Chef Jacqueline Borelli has competed on Food Networks show Rewrapped. She specializes in using the freshest local ingredients in all of her homemade dishes. Pork Tacos, quesadillas, chicken feta sandwich, seafood burger, beet salad, brie burger melt, smoked brisket BBQ sandwich.
Authentic Indian cuisine
Korean with a twist including Korean tacos with bulgogi, michi rice balls, chicken banh mi style sandwich, and rice bowls with self-serve homemade sauces
Traditional Korean BBQ flavors from scratch with special American twist including Korean Tacos, Korean Cheesesteaks and Bulgogi Burgers
Lil' Pop Shop
Ice-cream and non-dairy popsicles
Mac Mart Cart
Mac n' cheese with gourmet toppings
Milk + Sugar
Fresh-baked and made from scratch sweets.
Polish cuisine with a modern twist
BBQ with a Mexican flare
Nick Merlino Pig Roast
Pork roast (porchetta) sandwiches using Old Italian family recipe, served on homemade foaccacia bread with provolone cheese, broccoli rabe, and long hot peppers
Oink and Moo BBQ
House rubbed and smoked meats using locally sourced ingrediants
Chicken wings, fried fish, corn on the cob, funnel cake and fried oreos
PB and U
Homemade all-natural peanut butter creations, including sandwiches, roasted peanuts, peanut butter snacks, shakes, and smoothies
Pbon Phresh Food
Crab cakes, egg sandwiches, sausage grillers, nauti skewers and smores
Phoebes on Wheels
BBQ pulled prok, beef brisket and all the sides
Chicken wings, burgers and fries
Middle-Eastern inspired food including chicken or lamb over rice, falafel, chicken or lamb gyro, cheesesteak, french fries, burgers, and drinks
Samosa chicken tikka, mango lassi, Thai iced tea, pakora
American comfort food
Specialty macarons and desserts
Sum Pig Food Truck
Gourmet comfort food with buffalo chicken nachos, smoked chicken parfait and pork roll fries
Surf and Turf
Specialty lobster rolls
Sweet Box Cupcakes
Specialty tacos and empanadas
The Cow and the Curd
Fried Wisconsin cheese curds
The Grill Cheese
Vegetarian all grilled cheese sandwiches
The Hot Diggity
Designer hot dogs including the Kimchi dog, Big Dog with different salsa, a chorizo chili dog and assorted house made chips
The Tot Cart
Gourmet tater tots; gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available
The Whirly Pig
Roasted whole hog, Cubans, BLTs, Pork Belly, pork cheesesteak and a roast duck sandwich with cheese fries
Trolley Car Diner
Hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, and beer.
Fresh, made-to-order gourmet donuts
Eclectic, seasonal comfort food
Weckerly's Ice Cream
Ice cream flavors will be a mix of late summer ingredients and fresh, autumn flavors
Rustic individual crostatas (walnut, pear, goat cheese), gourmet bread pudding (warm bourbon brown sugar with pecans), artisan ice pops (in seasonal fruit flavors and fun flavors like milk and cereal) and cake balls
Zsa's Gourmet Ice Cream
Seasonally flavored small batch ice cream, sorbet, and ice cream sandwiches that feature local ingredients including dairy from Trickling Springs creamery and house made inclusions & baked goods
FAMILY FUN AND LIVE MUSIC
After enjoying eats and drinks, stroll along historic Germantown Avenue, shop from artisans with handmade crafts organized by Renaissance Craftables. Find a stunning new look inside the Smak Parlour Fashion Truck. Enjoy fun for the whole family inside our Family Area, featuring locally designed temporary tattoos from Mt. Airy-based Kadillac Tattoo, hairstyles from Culture Hair Salon, plus other arts and crafts for the young ones. Entertainment will include live music on two stages from Akil Dasan, Deb Callahan Band, Johnny Showcase, Papo Gely and the Gin Canaries.
“Street Fare is not only a fabulous street festival, it’s a celebration of the continued revitalization of Germantown Avenue,” said Gupta. “Our local neighbors and businesses are excited to play host and the region better come hungry!”
Over 500 students at Emlen Elementary School were greeted with a special “back to school” gift courtesy of Mt. Airy Schools Coalition. On Friday afternoon, the Coalition, along with local government officials, school representatives and community supporters, debuted a brand new computer lab featuring 33 new iMacs to help Emlen’s students engage in technology-infused lessons and become better prepared for the future. Prior to the opening, there were not enough computers in the lab for students to use and existing computers were extremely outdated. In an effort led by the Mt. Airy Schools Coalition, community members raised over $47,000 to provide a new computer lab for Emlen.Read More
Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll brings tasty bites and beverages back to Mt. Airy on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Sip and savor gourmet eats and drinks from 50+ of the region’s best gourmet food trucks and local restaurants stationed along Germantown Avenue, between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy Avenue. Stroll the Avenue for family fun, live music and handmade crafts. Street Fare is organized by Mt. Airy USA and annually attracts over 11,000 people. For event updates, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.Read More
Mt. Airy adds a brunch twist to the classic restaurant week concept! Starting the weekend of April 5th and 6th, Mt. Airy restaurants will present seasonally inspired, three course menus during ‘Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix-Fixe.’ Chefs will present off-menu dishes and signature favorites that celebrate the flavors of spring. Sample everything from frisee salad (with crispy pancetta, sliced pear, ricotta salata, mint vinaigrette) to bread pudding French toast (with strawberry-rhubarb compote) to a corned beef hash flatbread. Participating restaurants include Avenida Restaurant, Earth Bread + Brewery, Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, Goat Hollow, Jyoti Indian Bistro, Little Jimmie's Bakery Cafe and Trolley Car Diner. Each prix-fixe meal is $16.00 per person and includes a starter, entrée, side, and choice of coffee or tea. For menus and restaurant information, visit www.gomtairy.com. Stay tuned for the dates of the summer, fall and winter editions of Brunch Sessions. For menus and full details click below.Read More