All good food has a story—and that’s especially true when it comes to the organic produce grown at the Farm at Bartram’s Garden and to the gourmet meals produced by Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia. Les Dames will host a special summer garden party at the Farm at Bartram's Garden on Thursday, July 20, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The public is invited to enjoy fresh fare and specialty drinks along with live music, a silent auction, and conversation about Philly’s food sovereignty and urban farms.Read More
Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut) will raise funds for flood victims in Louisiana through the sale of a special new taco - designed by Chef Chef Carolyn Nguyen, who was born and raised there.
Starting today, through Sunday, September 11th, Revolution Taco will offer the Fried Oyster PoBoy Taco, that features fried oysters, Cajun aioli, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles and Tabasco sauce.
"I grew up in Louisiana for almost all of my childhood," said Nguyen. "Deep down it will always be home for me. When Hurricane Katrina hit, I felt helpless. With more resources on our hands now, I want to lend a hand, reach a bigger audience and make more of an impact."
The Fried Oyster PoBoy will sell for 2 for $10 or 3 for $13.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Disaster Relief Fund established by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.
"It is important for restaurants and/or any business to give back. Our customers support us daily by coming in the restaurant so we have a duty to support the communities in need," Nguyen added. "It may not affect our customers directly but they may have friends or family that were affected. We are all one big community."
The Disaster Relief Fund was established by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (501c3 non-profit) to support teachers who have lost their classroom materials during this year’s horrific flooding. The fund gives 100% of the donations directly to Louisiana teachers. Their website features a special application process for those in need of aid, at http://www.apeleducators.org/page/DisasterRelief
International House Philadelphia celebrates the exciting flavors, vibrant colors and rhythmic sounds of Brazil during the 53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil, on Saturday, May 17th, at 37th and Chestnut. In conjunction with the Gala, “From Rio to Brotherly Love” art exhibition open now through June. After the Gala, IHP hosts an outdoor Brazilian Barbeque with live music and a Capoeira Show on Saturday, June 14th. All three events are designed to celebrate a country on the rise with close ties to the Philadelphia region, while raising funds for a special housing scholarship for a resident advisor from Brazil. For more information, or to purchase Gala tickets, call (215) 387-5125, visit ihousephilly.org/globalgala or visit the IHP box office.Read More
City of Hope Philadelphia celebrates ten years of fondant fun with Let Them Eat Cake: Fantasy Weddings on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree Hilton (237 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). Brides-to-be, dessert fanatics and fondant foodies will sample creations from 40 professional pastry chefs and student bakers from around the tri-state region. Guests will enjoy a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition, Korbel champagne, live music from Back 2 Life by Brandywine Valley Talent, and the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs Marc and Benny (City Cakes NY) and John Moeller (former White House chef). Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/cohcake14 or by calling 215-985-0869. All proceeds benefit City of Hope to help cut out cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.Read More
This Wednesday, Philadelphia FIGHT honors former Governor Ed Rendell at the FIGHT for Life Gala, to be held at the Union League of Philadelphia. The gala supports the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization in the city – and raises funds to support FIGHT’s HIV medical care at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Public support for this year's gala has been tremendous, with attendance projected to DOUBLE last year’s event. Media information - click below.Read More
Let the games begin! Watch as top salons from the tri-state area battle it out during the region's top Universal Warrior: Fantasy Hair Competition (formerly COH Hair Ball) on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 8:00 PM, at Voyeur Nightclub (1225 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19107). Salons will compete in seven different categories for top prizes valued over $5,000. Stylists will gather their "hair-raising" forces and prepare to enter the arena to compete head-to-head (literally) against the best coiffed warriors from all parts of history, time and space. Ten-dollar cover donation goes directly to City of Hope. For more information call 1-800-344-8169, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hopecuts.org. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with identification.Read More
Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley will host the 6th “Puppy Love Valentines Party,” on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street). This popular Valentine’s themed bash returns to celebrate the one you truly love, your pooch. For more information, call (215) 922-6500 or visit Smokin' Betty's website.Read More