Hawthornes Beer Cafes' 10th Annual IPA Block Party Returns with Selections of Beer, Champagne, Rose, and Sparkling Wine, Plus Family Fun

Hawthornes Beer Cafes' 10th Annual IPA Block Party Returns with Selections of Beer, Champagne, Rose, and Sparkling Wine, Plus Family Fun

The hoppiest day of the year in South Philly is back! Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the tenth edition of their popular IPA block party back again with sparkling surprises added to the mix. The 10th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11:00am to 8:00pm will bring you one of the city's best line-ups of IPAs for only $5.00 each, plus small batch champagnes and roses.

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Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will even open one weekend early (Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018) to give visitors the opportunity to catch a first glimpse at the remodeled event venue featuring not only an indoor area, but also an extended outdoor area with booths around a magnificent Christmas trees and along the Inner Harbor promenade.

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South Street Spring Festival Announces Restaurants, Philly Taco Eating Contest and Maifest

South Street Spring Festival Announces Restaurants, Philly Taco Eating Contest and Maifest

South Street Headhouse District serves up the best tastes and sips of the city during South Street Spring Festival, on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Philadelphia’s largest annual spring block party announces 30+ restaurants, bars, bakeries and food trucks that will fill the 12 blocks of South Street and surrounding streets. Brauhaus Schmitz will return with Maifest on the 700 block with with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower crowns and even a Maypole. The giant all-ages outdoor party will also include a new Philly Taco eating contest featuring a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.

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Old City Fest Celebrates Art and Design, Fashion and Food, Creativity and Culture on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Old City Fest Celebrates Art and Design, Fashion and Food, Creativity and Culture on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2015, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion show, design showcase installation, family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more info, visit oldcitydistrict.org, tweet @oldcitydistrict or call (215) 592-7929. Old City Fest is produced by Old City District with support from major sponsors Xfinity, Mighty Engine, Kaiserman Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance, More FM and Where Magazine, plus other sponsors and contributors.
 

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Super Bowl Must-Try Food, Drink Specials, Football Parties and More in Philadelphia

Catch the big game at Philadelphia's top restaurants and bars with must-try dishes, menu additions, drink specials, football parties, half-time shots and much more this Sunday, February 1, 2015. Below find the top specials and events in Old City, on East Passyunk and in South Street Headhouse District. 

Me N Mo Meatballs and More
214 South Street

Super Bowl Party and Take-out Menu Additions
Me N Mo Meatballs and More serves up red hot buffalo chicken meatballs, Hong Kong meatballs and drink specials for their first Super Bowl Party. Super Bowl can enjoy $5.00 red and white wine, $4.00 all bottled beer, and $1.00 off homemade lasagna and wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese. During halftime, Buffalo and Hong Kong meatballs are only $1.00. The game will be on at the bar, with the sound. Bar and dining room open early at 12:00pm for pre-gaming. Super Bowl Sunday will be the first full day that take-out is available for the full meatball menu. Buffalo, Hong Kong and Beef meatballs available by the dozen by calling ahead (267) 928-3262.

Palladino’s on East Passyunk
1934 East Passyunk

Palladino’s Super Bowl Party
East Passyunk’s newest restaurant hosts their first Super Bowl Party with food and drink specials at the bar, menu additions - and a surprise from Chef! Catch the game (with sound) on our killer 60" HD TV's. Chef Luke Palladino says “salute” with a complimentary Spaghetti Western shot for everyone at the bar at start of half time - featuring Tequila, Citronge, Lime, Blood Orange Aranciata.

Game-time food specials:

  • Potato Skins - Truffle cheese fondue, crisp smoked bacon, scallion crème fraiche ($7)
  • Calamari - With Cherry pepper aioli ($10)
  • Pizzata - Thin crust brick oven baked flat bread stuffed with stracchino cheese, topped with pomodoro sauce, parmesan cheese, basil ($13)
  • Short Rib Stuffed Potato - Braised Beef Short Rib Stuffed potato skin, Cheddar, smoked bacon, scallion creme fraiche ($14) (new)

Cocktail and beer specials:

  • Peroni drafts ($4)
  • Blood Orange Screwdriver ($9)

Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City
16 S. Second Street

Nick’s Old City Annual Super Bowl Party
Chow down on all-you-can-eat food and drink while you watch the games at the bar and in the dining room (with the sound on). Admission at the door is $40 per person and includes unlimited domestic drafts, well drinks and prize giveaways. Food buffet will include make-your-own roast beef and pork sandwiches, peel and eat shrimp, Nick’s famous wings, hummus and crudite, taco dip and more. The standard daily menu is also available for pay-as-you-go. The party starts at 6:00pm and runs through the end of the game.

BRU Craft & Wurst
1318 Chestnut Street

Super Bowl Party and U-Bahn Preview
Head to Mid-town Village and catch the game on projection wall (with the sound on) with $5.00 American Craft Drafts (16+ to pick from) and get a preview of the menu from the soon-to-open U-Bahn. Food specials will include $5.00 dips and sandwiches.

Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street (19th and Ritner)

Super Bowl Party and Menu Additions
Catch the game at the bar (with the sound on the TVs) and enjoy discounted drinks, off-menu specials, discounts and more. Drink specials will include $3.00 Yeunling bottles, $3.00 Chesterfield daughts, $10.00 Chesterfield pitchers, $2.50 Miller High Life and Light bottles and more. Wings (Buffalo with celery and blue cheese or Korean with cashews, ginger and sesame) will be half off during game time.

Chef Christina DeSilva presents Super Bowl additions all weekend long, from Friday to Sunday

  • Cheese plate - Raw honey, smoked grapes, rye toast points, black walnuts, apple shnitz. Buttercup Brie from Cherry Grove NJ, Birch Run Bleu from Birch Run Hills, Chester County, and Snowfield from Saxon Creamery Wisconsin.
  • Cheeseburger hush puppies - Cheddar, ground brisket, cornichons, mustard greens, tomato creme fresh.
  • Munchies - Popcorn, smoked paprika, golden reason, pine nut, milk chocolate
  • Pizza Pigs in a Blanket - Parsley and cheese Italian sausage, tomato, basil, parmesan, pizza crust
  • Loaded Potato Burger - Pat Lafrieda brisket burger on potato roll. Cheddar, bacon, sour creme, scallion, potato chips

SliCE

Rittenhouse Sq., 1740 Sansom St., 215-557-9299
Italian Market, 1180 S. 10th St., 215-463-0868
Washington Twp., 137 Egg Harbor Rd., 856-302-5099

All three locations for SliCE will have the game on in the dining rooms (with sound). At Rittenhouse, purchase four pies of any variety and get one free (dine-in, take-out, delivery). In Washington Township and South Philly only, enjoy South Philly style "twice cooked" wings - first they are baked with salt and pepper, then they are deep fried and tossed in one of five sauces. The popular Signature Sauce is a delectable blend of flavor that balances both heat and sweet. The family recipe is an emulsification of hot sauce with several secret ingredients. Other varieties include barbecue sauce, hot sauce, dry (no sauce) and gluten-free. Super Bowl specials with twice-baked wings include: 

The Tackle
$29.95   
25 double-cooked wings and one large plain pizza 

The Field Goal
$45.99  
25 double-cooked wings, 15 mozzarella sticks, sea salt fries 

The Touchdown
$59.95 
50 wings and two large plain pizzas

All wings come with your choice of sauce or sauce combo, blue cheese dressing and celery.
 

Bridget Foy's 
200 South Second (Second and South Street) 

Super Bowl Specials
Head to Headhouse Square and catch the game on at the bar (with the sound) and enjoy chipotle wings for only $5.00 and Kenzinger drafts for $3.00 during the game. 

ELA
627 S. 3rd Street

Super Bowl Wing Special
Enjoy wings for only $10.00 a dozen. Order and pay online. Pick up anytime 1/31 after Noon, or 2/1 before 6:00pm. Sauce options include:

  • Honey-Sriracha and Lime
  • Chipotle-Salted Caramel
  • Miso Mustard
  • Old Bay
  • Classic Old Hot Sauce

Order ahead: http://elaphilly.com/wings-pre-order/

Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South Street

Super Bowl Party and Specials
The game will be projected on a big screen in the Brauer Bund room and for $20 guests can enjoy a huge spread of pork rinds, roast beef, meatballs, wings & more. Plus, drinks will be on special for $5!

Manny Brown's
512 South Street

Super Bowl Specials
Game will be on in bar and dining room with sound on. During game time, enjoy 40 cent wings and $2.75 pints of Miller Lite.
 

9th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival Returns with 140+ Cars, Food, Circus, Music and More

9th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival Returns with 140+ Cars, Food, Circus, Music and More

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 9th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  Over 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line Avenue, with circus performers, street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 3, 2014. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

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Philadelphia's Top Picks for St. Patrick's Day: Festivals, Parties, Food, Drink + Going Green

St. Patrick’s inspired fun is about to take over the city’s top neighborhoods. From a new Irish festival, to special dishes in restaurants, to drinks behind the bar, to LGBT adventures, to going green with an eco spa treatment, there’s something for everyone this year. Enjoy Aversa PR's top client picks for the coming weekend! May the luck of the Irish be with you... 

INAUGURAL HEADHOUSE IRISH FESTIVAL 

Head to South Street Headhouse District and celebrate before and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16th, from 11am to 7pm, with live Irish music, Irish dance performances, classic Irish food, drinks and food under the Shambles (Second Street between Pine and Lombard). Second Street will be closed between Locust and Pine, leaving plenty of room for dancing and partying.

Beer pouring during the festival will include Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, Magners Irish Cider, Yuengling, and Coors Lite. In keeping with the Irish theme, you’ll also be able to get 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Jameson and Fireball shots. Seating will be available to enjoy the many Irish foods including Bangers and Mash, Lamb Stew, Shepherd’s Pie and Corn Beef Quesadillas. Kid friendly fare includes chicken tenders and hot dogs.  Entertainment will include live music from Mark Monahagn Trio, a DJ, Irish dancers and the 2nd street Irish Society Pipes & Drums Brigade (after they head back from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade).Presented by Cavanaugh’s Headhouse and O’Neals Pub.  All ages welcome, 21 to drink. FREE admission.

KISS ME I'M IRISH AND GAY

Join the official Gayborhood St. Patrick’s Day Party at U Bar (1220 Locust Street) with Kiss Me I’m Irish and Gay on Monday, March 17th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are only $20 at the door and include one free drink, discount drink specials, discount beer specials, complimentary food from Terra, door prizes, a benefit raffle, music and surprises – including some good ole Irish fun and frolic. EVERYBODY is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day so dress in green to win prizes. The event is open to everyone, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders and family, friends and allies, from 21 to all ages. This annual event benefits City of Hope Philadelphia and QUEERtimes.net.

SERRANO AND TIN ANGEL

Serrano Restaurant and Tin Angel (20 S. Second St.) present a fun-filled weekend with live music, a new flaming drink and Irish food specials – plus special Monday hours. 

At Serrano downstairs, owner Donal McCoy (who hails from Belfast) presents dishes and drinks that celebrate his favorite Irish flavors. 

  • Flight Agus Bite – A flight of four that showcases the diversity of Ireland. Enjoy two Irish whiskies (Jamison and Bushmills) from opposite ends of the spectrum, a pour of Harp Lager, paired with a Deconstructed Ulster Fry (Sausage, potato croquette, mushroom, housemade potato and soda bread). 
  • Wee Taste Of Ireland Cheese Plate – Three artisan Irish cheese with accompaniments include Cashel Irish Bleu, Cahill’s Irish Porter Cheese a traditional Irish Cheddar. Paired with housemade potato and soda bread. 

At the bar, head bartender Shawn Gormley (past owner PBR in Old City) conspires with McCoy on two special new libations:

  • The McIlhatton Manhattan - A classic Manhattan only with a twist – Irish whiskey will be used instead of American, bourbon or Rye. 
  • Flaming Irish Potato – This special shot is sure to put on a show by itself as it is lit on fire with unique sparks for a tongue-in-cheek poke at the rotten American candy! Featuring Malibu Coconut Rum, Bailey’s Cream and cinnamon.
  • Watch for weekend Harp and Guiness specials at the bar. 

Upstairs at Tin Angel, on Saturday, March 15th, Don McCloskey returns to the Tin Angel for his annual St. Patrick's Day extravaganza. Tickets are only $12.00. Doors open at 9:30pm, with the show starting at 10:00pm. Don McCloskey is an independent artist based in Brooklyn, NY who infuses folk music with elements of rock, hip-hop, electronica, country, pop and world music. His lyrics often deal with the themes of love, sex, war, spirituality, world religions, American politics, his hometown (Bristol), literature and pop culture. 

On Monday, March 17th, Serrano will open at Noon with the above specials and a full dinner menu. Normally Serrano is dark on Mondays.

SLICE

All three SliCE locations (Rittenhouse, South Philly, South Jersey) bring the luck of the Irish to the love of pizza. On Friday, March 14th, kick-off the weekend with “Free Friday” and find samples of the new “The St. Patrick’s” pie at the end of the rainbow. This new creation features a special family recipe of braised ham and cabbage, bacon and swiss cheese, topped with a spicy mustard. No purchase necessary for pizza samples. The pie will be available through St. Patrick’s Day and until the end of March. During the weekend, watch for in-house deals and special slices to welcome tourists traveling on the Erin Express.

Addresses: Rittenhouse – 1740 Samson Street, 19103South Philly/East Passyunk – 1180 S. 10th Street, 19147South Jersey – 137 Egg Harbor Rd, Washington Township, 08080

NICK'S ROAST BEEF IN OLD CITY

Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City District (16 S. 2nd Street) kicks off a weekend of St. Patrick’s inspired fun – kicking things off early with a special Guinness Benefit on Thursday, March 13th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Support Dennis Leary’s Rescue Me Foundation and earn a chance to win a fireman’s shirt and jacket. Money raised will support local fire houses in Philly’s smallest neighborhoods. Look for beer specials and promos, giveaways and other fun!On Friday, March 14th, Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th, Nick’s serves as home venue for the Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl with food and drink specials. Ticket info is found here.On Saturday, March 15th only, Nick’s features a special St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke Party starting at 9pm with Old City Karaoke and DJ Lars Peterson.On Sunday, March 16th, head to Nick’s before or after the St. Patrick’s Day parade for Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes at only $8.99, plus Leprechaun Balls shots featuring Irish Whiskey and Baileys for only $3.00. Bud Light Aluminum Bottles (16 oz) will be specially priced at $4.00. Opens at 11am.On Monday, March 17th, Nick’s opens bright and early at 11am to get your St. Patrick’s Day day-drinking on. Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes, Leprechaun Balls shots and Bud Light Aluminum Bottle special will be served again. For those with empty pockets after the weekend party, Nick’s serves up lunch specials for only $6.95! Day-drinking and lunch starts at 11am.

EVIAMA LIFE SPA

Go green for St. Patrick’s Day with specials at the region’s eco designed and operated spa! Eviama Green Spa and Boutique in Midtown Village (109 S. 13th Street) offers three discounted and specially designed services perfect for the lasses (and leprechauns) to pamper and rejuvenate themselves.

After a long weekend of some wee Irish spirits, detox with a special “Tea and Aromatherapy Wrap” featuring Nettle, Ginger, Holy Basil and Immortelle to get your system humming again. Featuring dry brushing and a special trip to the infrared sauna. For a warm fuzzy place at the end of the rainbow, enjoy a special trip to the infrared sauna without a service for $5.00 off all weekend.Will the luck of the Irish bring spring days ahead? Find out with our Back Work Kansa Wand and Citrus Body Scrub to prepare with strokes from the Kansa wand, exfoliate with aromatherapy blended Himalayan Sea Salts, and finish with one of the enchantingly rich Dr.Hauschka Body Moisturizers.

Finally, luxuriate in the amazing array of Dr.Hauschka formulas through a Dr.Hauschka Classic Treatment. Eviama is an exclusive retailer for this world-wide organic collection. Transition to the new season with your unique inner clock reset. This two hour rhythmical transformation includes lymph brush for the face, aromatherapy, foot soak and rub, head and arm stretches and much more. Plus save at the boutique on Dr. Hauschka shopping.

Noir Philadelphia Announces New Owners, Exciting Renovations, New Dishes and Expanded Service

Noir Philadelphia Announces New Owners, Exciting Renovations, New Dishes and Expanded Service

Chef Marco DeCotiis and Donnamarie Motto have something special to raise a glass to this Valentine’s Day.  The foodie couple celebrate their 14th anniversary with the announcement that they are the new sole owners of Noir Philadelphia at 1909 East Passyunk Avenue. DeCotiis and Motto also officially announce  daily lunch service, service on Monday nights, renovations in the dining room and bar, and new menu items. This food coupling started over a shared passion for food – and continues as the two bring their crowd-pleasing Montreal-inspired Italian dishes to Philadelphia’s new restaurant row.

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Snow Day Philadelphia Specials Sassafras: Four New Reasons to Day Drink #OpeninPHL

Sassafras Valentine's Day, Snow Day Philadelphia, #openinphl

The fine gents at Sassafras Bar (48 S. 2nd Street, Old City) are giving you four extra reasons to day-drink during tomorrow’s winter storm.  Sassafras will be open in Philly during the storm!

Stop by starting at 11:30am to preview four new hand-crafted cocktails created by lead mixologist Neill Laughlin.  Mascot John Deer will be dressed in his Valentine’s finest to preside over the shenanigans!   Cocktails will continue to pour for Valentine’s Weekend on Friday and Saturday.

Snow Day and Valentine’s Specials:

  • Lavender Champagne -- Dried lavender will be transformed into a simple syrup, mixed with champagne, and served with a sprig of lavender.  $6.00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Chocolate Orange Dream Cocktail -- Stoli Orange and Godiva Dark Chocolate are topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. &nbsp;$7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday</span><br></span>
  • Rainbow of Love Cocktail – Dry Gin, Cointreau, chilled pineapple, orange juice and grapefruit are topped off with champagne and a strawberry. $7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday
  • Winter Love – Malibu Coconut Rum, White Crème de Cacao and Kahlua are topped with warmed whipped cream and chocolate shavings. $7.00 Snow Day Special on Thursday, $9.00 Friday and Saturday

In addition to the above special cocktails, Sassafras will be serving up Sassafras signature Smoking Bishops (featuring slow cooked burgundy wine with nutmeg, grapefruit studded closes, cinnamon, vanilla bean, anise, whole spice, oranges and a few secret ingredients) and items from the newly launched lunch menu. Comfort food classics popular on recent snow days have included:

  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup combo (Homemade creamy tomato soup paired with a sharp cheddar, grilled  onion and apricot jam on toasted kaiser bun)
  • Beer battered fish and chips with house-made tartar and malt vinegar
  • Burgers (sirloin, ostrich, bison, veggie) with lettuce, tomato and onion (add on Gruyere&nbsp;cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and caramelized onions)

For more information, visit www.sassafrasbar.com or call (215) 925-2317.  For additional updates, please like Sassafras atwww.facebook.com/sassafrasbar.  

Weekend Top Events: Free Pizza, First Friday, Fantasy Hair and Flying Trapeze

Weekend Top Events: Free Pizza, First Friday, Fantasy Hair and Flying Trapeze

We're happy to say goodbye to all things spooky and haunted and welcome new fall events and menus during November. Enjoy these top weekend picks from our clients City of Hope, Fly School Circus Arts, Nick's Roast Beef in Old City, Sassafras, Serrano and SliCE.  Don't miss FREE pizza, live music, fantasy hair, flying trapeze, salted caramel creme brulee and peanut butter beer. 

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