P'unk Burger on East Passyunk Gives Away Free Milkshakes to Celebrate 1st Birthday

P'unk Burger on East Passyunk Gives Away Free Milkshakes to Celebrate 1st Birthday

P'unk Burger, at 1823 East Passyunk in Philadelphia, will celebrate their first birthday by giving away FREE cake milkshakes on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Customers will enjoy a free limited edition P'unk and Sweet Box collaboration - a Raspberry Red Velvet Spodee shake made with Sweet Box's signature cupcakes.  The shake will be free Friday, but you can also purchase this decadent option during the rest of Valentine's Weekend. 

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New Philadelphia PR Jobs and Intern Opportunities with Aversa PR & Events

Our team is growing! Aversa PR & Events and Philly Loves Fun are pleased to present a new Philadelphia PR job and internship opportunities. Please see each listing for specific job descriptions, instructions on how to apply and other details. 

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PR and Social Media Assistant (Food, Events, Arts, Neighborhoods, Tourism)

Aversa PR & Events seeks an ultra organized, creative and driven multi-tasker to assist with 10+ client accounts that cover food and restaurants, arts and theater, entertainment and events, neighborhoods and tourism, and more. We work with small business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that expect the best from us - including smart and creative results, on a budget, in a timely manner, with measurable results. We're seeking a proven professional with some or all off the following skills: Event administrative experience, day of event staffing and coordination (25% of position) Social media account management and strategy (25% of position) Public relations research, writing, pitching (25% of position) Office assistance, intern management, photo shoots, meetings and planning (25% of position).

Successful candidates will exhibit attention to detail, be excellent communicators, work well under pressure, have a sense of humor, be a team player, pitch in for overall agency activities and be able to generate award-winning messaging on the fly. Experience in managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) preferred. This is a new starter contractor position with up to 30-35 hours per week, with the opportunity to grow in the future. Dependable transportation at all times is a must as clients require store visits, photo shoots, meetings and event support. Office-based position in South Philadelphia. Please submit a formal cover letter, resume and list of social media samples/handles to hr@aversapr.com. Applications will be considered incomplete without all three elements. No phone calls please. If you have applied in the past feel free to apply again for this new position. For more information about us and our company, visit www.aversapr.com or follow us on Twitter at @koryaversa @aversapr @phillylovesfun


Social Media and Public Relations Fall Intern - Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey

Aversa PR & Events seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with our award-winning, unique and fun clients. You’ll gain experience in working to promote everything from theatre to cupcakes to circus arts and everything in between. Qualified candidates will have an understanding and some experience with social media, public relations and event planning. We seek someone that is creative, driven and detail-oriented with a good sense of humor. Excellent communications skills and a strong knowledge of social media are a must! Our agency works with small businesses, arts, hospitality and nonprofit clients and has the most interesting portfolio in the region. You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun perks from those with whom we work. This internship can be full time or part time, but at least 12-15 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Social media knowledge and presence
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability and desire to take initiative
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Interest in and ability to attend and represent Aversa PR at events

Please submit resume, cover letter and social media handles/samples to hr@aversapr.com. Complete applications only. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com

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Philly Loves Fun Fall Intern - Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey

Philly Loves Fun seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with social media, public relation and events. We are a website that writes and promotes many of the great activities that happen in Philadelphia that make the city so remarkable. We seek an intern with strong writing skills and a personal polish who can help us cover some of these events. You should have excellent verbal and written communications skills; be experienced in blogging and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; and come to the position with drive, focus and ideas. You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun perks from those with whom we work. This is a part-time internship ranging between 10-20 (or more if desired) hours a week and offers a small weekly stipend.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:

  • Strong writer
  • Experience working with blogging content management systems
  • Social media knowledge and presence
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability and desire to take initiative
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexibility
  • Interest in and ability to attend and represent Philly Loves Fun at events

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, social media links and blog samples to hr@aversapr.com. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com and www.phillylovesfun.com


BRU Craft & Wurst Hosts Pig Roast, Live Bands, Brews and More During Midtown Village Fall Festival

BRU Craft & Wurst (1318 Chestnut Street) presents BRU FALL FEST this Saturday, October 4, 2014 in conjunction with Midtown Village Fall Festival. Between 12:00pm and 8:00pm, BRU will present eight hours of food, drink and music outside on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. Look for Bratwurst and Knackwurst on the grill, plus pulled pork sandwiches from a whole pig roast.  Bartenders will pour our favorite local brews, including Troegs Dreamweaver and Hop Knife, Stoudt's Pilsner and Oktoberfest, ShawneeCraft Raspberry Blanche and IPA, and Yards Philly Pale Ale and Brawler.  Inside the bar, BRU will be "gravity pouring" a super rare firkin of Troegs Hop Knife.

On the Oktoberfest stage, get ready for eight hours of music from five live bands and DJS, including:

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Matt Lipshitz (Acoustic guitar solo performing covers and originals)

1:30pm to 2:30pm
No Good Sister (All female trio performing honky tonk, Western, swing, blues and Americana)

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cultureal (Love-based roots, jazz, reggae)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Thee Idea Men (Blues, rock)

6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Levee Drivers (Sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock)

7:00pm to 8:00pm
Various DJs (Popular, funk, rock)

In between sets, DJ JAY will spin popular trip hip and down tempo lounge music.  Oktoberfest is free to the public, and 21 and older to drink (with identification). BRU will serve an abbreviated version of the regular daily menu inside, plus pouring from 39 taps. Skip Midtown Village’s beer lines by dropping in for self-serve taps using our Ipad pouring system. 

For more information about BRÜ and a list of other upcoming events, call (215) 800-1079, visit www.bruphilly.com, like www.facebook.com/BRUPhilly and follow @bruphilly on Twitter.  


BRÜ Craft & Wurst is a German-style bier hall and wursthaus nestled in the heart of Midtown Village. The bar is bustling with German draughts and Philadelphia’s most aggressive list of American craft beers.  A self-serving station lets customers pour their own beers using special iPads. Other modern twists include ample outlets wired near bar seating for customers who need to be plugged in 24/7.

Executive Chef Andrew Gaspar serves up Bavarian and American cuisine for those who enjoy hearty dishes with big flavors. The menu showcases his experience in classic German cuisine and pub food that he developed from working in kitchens at the Belgian Café, Brauhaus Schmidts, Stateside and Monks Café. The dining room, outdoor seating area and bar are open daily for lunch and dinner.

Come Hungry! Mt. Airy Street Fare Announces Full List of Food Trucks and Restaurants for Fall's Hottest Festival

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: 

Bonjour Creperie
Sweet and savory French crepes

Braz BQ
Brazilian barbecue

Calle Del Sabor
Voted Philly's Best Tacos 

Cantina Avenida
Grilled chorizo with guacamole and latin cole slaw on a soft roll

Cupcake Carnivale
Gourmet cupcakes

Curbside Creamery
Ice cream, waffle cones, waffle bowls and ice cream cookie sandwiches

Earth Bread + Brewery
Craft-brewed beers
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

Foolish Waffles
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
Artisan cupcakes

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

Mama's Meatballs
Gourmet meatballs

Milk + Sugar
Fresh-baked and made from scratch sweets.

Polish cuisine with a modern twist 

All-natural popsicles

Mucho Bueno
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

Payne Catering
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

PJ Whelian's
Chicken wings, burgers and fries

Quality Cafe
Middle-Eastern inspired food including chicken or lamb over rice, falafel, chicken or lamb gyro, cheesesteak, french fries, burgers, and drinks

Samosa Deb
Samosa chicken tikka, mango lassi, Thai iced tea, pakora

Scratch Biscuits
American comfort food

Sugar Philly
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
Artisan cupcakes

Taco Mondo
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.

Undrgrnd Donuts
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

Wonderland Cakes
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


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!”

For event updates and additional information about Street Fare, visit gomtairy.com, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy #stfaremtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.

Clean Air Council 9th Annual Greenfest Philly Returns to Headhouse Square with Music, Food, Eco Shopping, More

Clean Air Council 9th Annual Greenfest Philly Returns to Headhouse Square with Music, Food, Eco Shopping, More

Clean Air Council’s 9th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and South Streets) on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival is bigger than ever with live music, free demos, an outdoor beer garden, organic food and drinks, handmade and green shopping, MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner, a twenty-five foot rock wall, and even edible bugs. Admission is free. Festival “Green Cards” are also on sale at www.greenfestphilly.org for $30 that includes food and drink discounts, a free t-shirt, and eco-friendly swag. For more information, visit the website, call 215-567-4004, and follow @greenfestphilly on Twitter.

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Ice Cream Beer Floats Return to Sassafras in Old City, Along with Pretzel Breaded Fried Calamari

Ice Cream Beer Floats Return to Sassafras in Old City, Along with Pretzel Breaded Fried Calamari

Your pals at Sassafras (48 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) in Old City have the perfect answer to the current heat and humidity. Cool down at Philadelphia’s “Grande Dame” of neighborhood bars with unique Sassafras flavored ice cream, available in one of four beer float combinations, or as a treat on its own. They also present a new must-try dish with pretzel breaded Fried Calamari, served with a carrot, jalapeno and chili-lime dipping sauce. Both items are available this week. 

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Media Advisory: Grammy Nominated Hip Hop Artist Wale Headlines Friday's Hip Hop for Philly Concert



Note: Free tickets are STILL available for youth 13-24 when they get an HIV test at an approved testing site in advance of the show. Media credential info is listed below.

** WHAT **
Hip Hop for Philly Concert Featuring Wale
With Special Guests: Chill Moody, ARSIN, and DJNiiLO

** WHEN **
Friday, June 27, 2014
Doors open - 7:00pm, Wale start - approximately 9:45pm, updates available on Friday

** WHERE **
Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

** WHY **
Philadelphia FIGHT and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia seek to motivate hundreds of young people to get tested for HIV by offering a free Hip Hop Concert on National HIV Testing Day. Teenagers and young adults aged 13-24 will receive a free ticket to see Grammy nominated Hip Hop recording artist Wale if they get a free HIV test at a variety of participating locations throughout the city on or before June 27, 2014. To date, 1,000+ youth have been tested. Limited tickets remain. The list of testing sites is found: bit.ly/hiphop4philly

Approved print and television outlets will have access to shoot Wale's first three songs from a roped area in front of the stage. Before/after the performance, approved outlets are free to shoot from other spots on the first floor or from a special area on the second level. All media must respond to kory@aversapr.com or 215-840-9216 so we can arrange access. NO flash photography will be allowed.  All media must sign a waiver before entering the front of stage area.


Diner en Blanc Returns to Philadelphia in Summer of 2014 - Wait List Now Open!

Diner en Blanc Returns to Philadelphia in Summer of 2014 - Wait List Now Open!

Dîner en Blanc will return to Philadelphia in the summer of 2014 for another evening filled with magic, food, fashion, art and music. Organizers of the pop-up picnic in white will announce the official date in June. In anticipation, the wait list officially opened today (click here). Past and potential guests are invited to an official preview party on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Williams-Sonoma in the Bellevue, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. No RSVP is required for the preview event. 

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East Passyunk Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunt, Bunny Photos and Spring Brunch

East Passyunk Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunt, Bunny Photos and Spring Brunch

Hop on down to East Passyunk Avenue for a day of ‘egg-citing’ Easter festivities! On Saturday, April 5, 2014, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the lawn of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 East Passyunk). Children are invited to decorate egg collecting bags with Occasionette, enjoy treats from Beneficial Bank, dance to family-friendly tunes, hunt for prize-filled eggs and meet the Easter Bunny.  Egg Hunt times are staggered by age group, with four and under at 11:00 AM, five to seven at 12:00 PM and eight to ten at at 1:00 PM.  After the festivities, families are invited to enjoy special brunch menus and bakery discounts at participating eateries.  The Egg Hunt is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.visiteastpassyunk.com or call 215-336-1455.

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Philly Free School and Nice Things Handmade Present Holiday Shopping at Superfantastic Craft Bazaar

Philly Free School and Nice Things Handmade Present Holiday Shopping at Superfantastic Craft Bazaar

East Passyunk's Nice Things Handmade and The Philly Free School announce the first annual “Superfantastic Craft Bazaar” on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, at 2001 Christian Street, Philadelphia. Over 35 local artisans and crafters will transform the school’s roller-skating rink into a holiday wonderland filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, sculpted jewelry, home décor, handmade paper, art prints, hand painted glassware, aeriums, apparel, stuffed toys and much more.  Family fun will include face painting, caricatures, make-and-take ornaments, paint-your-own ceramics and free candy canes.  Ultimo Coffee, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Philly Free School and other vendors will provide hot beverages, seasonal treats and lunchtime snacks. Admission is free.  Proceeds benefit the programs of the Philly Free School, where kids rule (for real). For more show information, visit www.nicethingshandmade.com or www.phillyfreeschool.org, call (267) 455-0256 or follow @nicethingshandmade.

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