Three Refreshing Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is officially here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the warm weather from home than mixing up your own fruity creation.

Here are three of our favorite mocktail recipes to keep you refreshed this Memorial Day Weekend:

 

 

Mimosa Mocktail, Nourish Nutrition Blog

With just two ingredients, this take on a mimosa is a quick and easy way to elevate your spring sips.

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito, A Sweet Pea Chef

This spin on the classic mojito skips the alcohol and adds some raspberries for a refreshing treat you can drink all day long.

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Limeade, Fifteen Spatulas

With the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, this drink is sure to get you feeling that great spring energy.

New Ship Bottom Brewery “Linvilla Orchards Hard Cider” is Available Saturday, May 16, 2020

At Linvilla Orchards, the Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden usually serves as a spot where guests can play Corn Hole and Giant Jenga, and even share a pint around the bonfire. In the age of social distancing, Linvilla Orchards and Ship Bottom Brewery are teaming up to release a specialty hard cider that not only reminds us of the great times we’ve had at the Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden, but lets us bring the fun home.

Ship Bottom Brewery takes pride in handcrafting every batch of beer they make. Every ingredient they use is hand-selected by their head brewer in Beach Haven, NJ to ensure freshness and quality. The new Linvilla Orchards Hard Cider will be a year-round offering, made with a mix of freshly pressed apples for a crisp-sweet cider. The cider is gluten-free and has an ABV of 5.5%.

Linvilla Orchards Hard Cider will be available on Saturday May 16, 2020 from 12-5pm via contactless curbside pickup. 6-packs and cases will be sold for $11 and $44 respectively. For more information on how to pick up the new release, visit the official Facebook event by clicking here.

Philadelphia’s Restaurant Scene Comes Together for “Take Home the Eats Week” May 6 through May 10, 2020

When the impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage industry began to hit Philadelphia, restaurateurs assembled. A digital hub, Save Philly Eats, was built from the ground up to generate income for the city’s restaurants and bars. What started as a small group of restaurants offering gift card discounts and exclusive experiences rapidly grew, now housing over 100 offers at restaurants across Philadelphia.

As Save Philly Eats continues to expand, so does their programming, with the announcement of their biggest event yet: Take Home the Eats Week. A play on Center City District Restaurant Week, restaurants participating in Take Home the Eats Week are compiling price fixe dining options for pickup Wednesday, May 6 through Sunday, May 10, 2020. Breslow Partners client, Vietnam Cafe, is offering their Ultimate Happy Hour Sampler, which serves four and includes favorites like crispy pork spring rolls, fried shrimp, beef stuffed grape leaves, and more.

To learn more about Save Philly Eats, Take Home the Eats Week, and the current offerings, visit www.savephillyeats.com.

Breslow Partners Team Member Gives Back to the Community

The city of Philadelphia, as well as the country and the world at large have seen the profound impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak firsthand. Breslow Partners is no exception, as the industries in which we specialize, hospitality and restaurants, have suffered astronomically throughout the outbreak.

Seeing this impact on our industry and many others, Max Raiken, an Account Manager at Breslow Partners, decided to spring into action and do what he could to slow the spread of the outbreak.

Alongside his mom Courtney, Max decided to head to the sewing machine and start making and distributing masks. The family’s purpose is multifaceted. They wanted to help the community by providing protection for those conducting essential duties, but they also wanted to contribute to the nearby Cooper University Hospital, where a member of the Breslow family, Brett Breslow, was recovering from COVID-19.

The Raikens are donating 100% of the proceeds from the custom masks to Cooper University Hospital, the Food Bank of South Jersey, and other organizations supporting those in need during COVID-19. So far, they have sold hundreds of masks in all different styles. Some of the Breslow Partners team has already purchased masks so they can social distance in style. To purchase your own mask and support The Raiken’s cause, please visit @justcgifts on Facebook or Instagram.

Neighbors Stick Together Through Furry Friends

For a volunteer-led civic association, fostering community is tough when volunteers can’t engage in their normal events, attend their scheduled meetings, or even roam the streets of their neighborhood. As the COVID-19 outbreak made its way to Philadelphia, Center City Residents’ Association started brainstorming ways members could engage with one another from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.

CCRA members flocked to Facebook to participate in a Facebook Photo Competition. Members posted their favorite photos of their pets on social media and friends and family helped to choose a winner by hitting “like” on their favorite photos.

At the end of the week, Sara King-Dowling and her dog Penelope (shown above, top left) were chosen as the winner of the contest with a total of 248 likes. Sara received a gift certificate from CCRA Business Member Di Bruno Bros., as well as a gift certificate from local small business, World of Animals at Rittenhouse

Overall, over 50 CCRA members posted photos of their pets to enter the contest, which received hundreds of “votes” via Facebook comment likes, as well as hundreds of comments from members chatting with one another about their favorite pet photos.

The opportunity to have some lighthearted fun with neighbors is invaluable during such a difficult time. To stay up to date with future Center City Residents’ Association photo contests, visit facebook.com/CCRAPhilly.

Philadelphia Flower Show Kicks Off Spring 2020

Take some time to stop and smell the roses at the 190th Philadelphia Flower Show from Saturday, February 29 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. Inspire your green thumb with stunning horticultural displays at the largest and longest-running flower show in the country. Honored as one of the best events in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, Philadelphia is proud to host talented designers from around the world competing in gardening and floral arrangement competitions. Buy your tickets here

Leap into Savings at South Square Market

 

How do you celebrate a day that comes once every four years? With a huge sale on all of your grocery staples of course! Make sure to mark your calendar to stop by South Square Market on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29. Your favorite local grocery store is knocking down prices on their most loved items, like bananas for .29¢, or 8-count packages of La Croix for $2.90!  Make the most out of your extra 24 hours with South Square Market.

Treat Yo Self at Misconduct Tavern

This Valentine’s Day, trade the chocolate and the cards for a pint of beer and a just-for-you helping of Roasted Garlic Mac n Cheese at Misconduct Tavern. In true rebel spirit, Misconduct Tavern is offering a limited time Anti-Valentine’s Day menu available from Friday, February 14, 2020 through Sunday, February 16, 2020. Don’t be afraid to get messy with a plate of Garlic Parmesan Wings or a loaded Blue Cheese Burger with Onions Three Ways. Show yourself (and your tastebuds) some love by stopping by Misconduct Tavern this weekend. The Anti-Valentine’s Day menu will be available for your deserved self-indulgence at both locations.

Raise a Glass for Philadelphia Restaurant Week!

Clear your schedules and get ready to make your reservations for this decade’s first Philadelphia Restaurant Week! Starting Monday, January 12, over 100 restaurants will be offering $20 three course lunches and $35 three course dinners every day. Grab your squad and check out that place you’ve been dying to try for the last 6 months without being afraid of breaking the bank. From 5pm to 1am, Restaurant Week guests can park for only $9 at participating PPA facilities with a voucher provided by the restaurant.