Whether Mom prefers to celebrate her day on a more casual note with pizza or tacos, or maybe she wants to be showered with champagne brunch and blood orange cocktails, we have you covered on the best spots to treat your favorite ladies' this Mother's Day. These Philadelphia restaurants are offering free food, special menus, and the best views this Sunday, May 14th.Read More
BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Cinder will unleash 92 kegs of rare, fancy and unique drafts on Pro Bowl Sunday, January 29th during Sour Bowl, Stout Bowl and new Cider Bowl. Since Philly Beer Week back in June, Craft Concepts (the group behind the three bars) has been squirreling away hard-to-get keys that include sours, wild ales, funky ciders and tops in imperial IPAs and stouts. Taps start pouring at BRU (1318 Chestnut Street) with Sour Bowl III at 11:00am, followed by Cider Bowl I at Cinder (1500 Locust) at 2:00pm, then crossing back over Broad to Stout Bowl II at U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut) at 4:00pm. At 6:00pm, look for ten bonus kegs to pour back up at BRU with a special Sour Bowl Overtime featuring Russian River. All beers will be specially priced between $7 and $10 (average) and are available first come, first served until kegs kick. For more information and tap updates, visit BRU Craft and Wurst's event page on Facebook, or visit each bar's page on Philly Tap Finder.
Still looking for the perfect place to ring in the New Year, or a cozy spot to carb up the next day before you head down to 2nd street? How about a gourmet Christmas meal that you don't have to stress about? From champagne toasts to holiday roasts, our client's have you covered this year! Check out our list of the best places to spend the holiday's this year in Philadelphia.Read More
Hop on down to South Street Headhouse District for some FREE, egg-citing family fun during the 85th annual Easter Promenade on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Come dressed in your Sunday Best and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition that last year drew record crowds. Master of ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street). Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and much more until 2:00pm. Bring your camera and stick around to meet the Easter Bunny himself, and see who wins the best dressed contests!Read More
From Third Eye Blind to Diner en Blanc, from South Street to Old City, from U-Bahn to Palladino's, Aversa PR clients offer something for everyone this holiday. Check out our top picks in Philadelphia for New Year's Eve 2016 and New Year's Day. Plus, we've included some last minute ideas for Christmas Week and the end of December. Ready, set, go.Read More
Chef Luke Palladino announces a week-long Valentine's celebration at Palladino's (1934 East Passyunk) that will include Valentine's menu additions from Tuesday, February 10 to Saturday, February 14, and a special Valentine's Brunch on Sunday, February 15 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The brunch will be the first brunch service since Palladino's opened - and it is a preview of weekly service that will launch in time for warmer weather in March or April. Full menu information is listed below, along with a link to photos. Reservations are now available on Open Table or by calling (267) 928-4339. Thank you for considering!Read More
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
chhaya café opened its doors to new larger home at 1819 East Passyunk Avenue on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Chef and owner Varnana “V” Beuria brings her passion for delicious coffee and simple flavorful food to a new kitchen doors away from her original restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia’s restaurant row.
chhaya, which means shelter and tranquility, will now offer nearly double the seating but continue to offer an intimate, warm and cozy atmosphere. The breakfast, lunch and brunch menu still focuses on unique waffle preparations, playful twists on classic dishes, rotating entrees and a selection of seasonal weekend brunch specials. The new location will be open seven days a week, operating Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The kitchen will close daily at 3:30pm.
chhaya’s new space is nearly double in size (1,100 square feet) and features seating for 50 inside and 10 outside. Despite the expansion, the floorplan was designed to provide guests with the same intimate, quiet and tranquil feel of the former space. Beuria wanted the new chhaya to feel more modern, but preserve a warm and cozy feeling. “I used a lot of wood to bring the warmth in, to make it feel intimate even though the dining room will be much larger,” said Beuria.
Beauria collaborated with Toner Architects on the unique floor plan that provides for dedicated areas for dining, relaxing, laptop use, working, socializing and more. The final layout was designed to be set up like a bar, not a traditional coffee shop. Beuria wants guests to communicate and interact with the baristas like a customer does at a bar. “The centerpiece of the new location will feature a coffee bar with seating in the front for baristas and customers to interact with each other, not just place to order and run,” said Beuria. “Our employees have always had an intimate relationship with customers, and will continue to in the larger space.”
Other notable features include:
- Floor to ceiling windows have been installed along the storefront, that open out to East Passyunk, framed in Mahogany with tempered glass, seating will feature comfy chairs with a low table, new outlets spaced between seating for customers that wish to plug in
- Laptop area with live edge wood slab with bark, featuring ample electrical outlets for customers to plug in
- Ambrosia Maple tables and chairs handmade by a family friend; other chairs made from dark Walnut
- New floors made from a combination of White Oak from Lancaster county, plus ceramic tile and concrete
- Coffee bar that will feature seating for up to six people, with no outlets to encourage old fashioned conversations, a dessert and food case, and a striking finished wood top
- Pillars covered with creamy off-white plaster inlaid with a lace pattern to add another layer of texture and warmth
- “Windows seats have always been a favorite to customers,” said Beuria. “I expect the new nook with shelves and books and sofas will become a favorite.”
Expanded space also means additional room for chhaya’s art program. Local and regional artists will be able to hang more pieces on the walls, and chhaya will have space host three dimensional pieces. The art program will be led in-house, with two long-time baristas taking over the program. Details for the opening show are in development.
chhaya’s opening menu is very similar to the current location, with the possibility of small changes. The breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch menu still focus on unique waffle preparations, playful twists on classic dishes, rotating entrees and a selection of seasonal weekend brunch specials. chhaya’s food and drink menus are simple but carefully crafted with a focus on quality ingredients and heartfelt preparation. chhaya pours organic, fair trade coffee that is locally hand-roasted in small batches and delivered to the café weekly. Now that the new spot is open, chhaya will announce the arrival of late summer and early fall seasonal dishes in the near future.
Down the road, the menu at chhaya may evolve and grow. Beuria will also explore adding later hours, ramping up baked goods, additional vegan and vegetarian offerings, increasing our popular pie of the day program, and some other surprises in the kitchen.
Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix-Fixe returns for a summer-themed edition on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014. Newly opened Cantina Avenida and Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange will join Earth Bread + Brewery, Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, Cantina Avenida Restaurant, Goat Hollow, Little Jimmie's Bakery Cafe and Trolley Car Diner in offering seasonally-inspired, three course menus for only $16.00 per person. Select restaurants will also open for extended hours, feature live entertainment and/or showcase new specialty cocktails. Before or after brunch, stay for the day with a full menu of family-friendly offerings in Mt. Airy and surrounding towns. For full menus, reservations and listings of events, visit www.gomtairy.com/events/mt-airy-eventsRead More
Chhaya Café, 1823 East Passyunk Avenue, warms up during dipping temperatures with the return of richer, heavier and heartier brunch flavors. Chef and owner V Beuria serves up a winter menu with sweet and savory selections that embody the concept of comfort food. On the beverage side, Chhaya is warming up this winter with Mulled Apple Cider, Café Miel, Belgium Hot Chocolate and White Chocolate Mocha.Read More