Indoor Mini Golf At Linvilla Orchards

Fore! The Planet is a highly interactive and playful indoor miniature golf course designed by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. This exhibition helps to broaden children’s awareness about crucial environmental issues while enjoying hours of fun. Eighteen unique, educational holes have been designed to allow you to explore butterfly metamorphosis, a tropical rainforest, evolution, dinosaur extinction, food chains, and more. Perfect for kids of all ages as well as entire families, everybody will enjoy playing miniature golf while learning more about the world we inhabit– every step of the way. To limit the numbers of visitors and support social distancing, timed tickets will be required. Visit Linvilla Orchardswebsite to learn more.  

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Fore! The Planet at Linvilla Orchards is open until March 28, 2021 and is open everyday from 9am to 5pm. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets are $9 for ages 11 and over and $7 for ages 10 and under.

Celebrate Black History Month Across Philadelphia with Visit Philadelphia

February marks Black History Month and throughout the month and beyond, there are countless ways to celebrate and support Black history and culture across the Greater Philadelphia area.

Visit Philadelphia, the city’s tourism website, has compiled a series of guides highlighting Philadelphia area Black-owned independent businesses and restaurants, which are disproportionately at risk of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as exhibitions and events that elevate stories of the Black experience.

Whether ordering food from Black-owned delivery startups Bloc Delivery or Black and Mobile, taking in Mural Arts’ one hour Black History Virtual Mural Tour, or taking in Longwood Gardens’ Voices in the Landscape audio tour, there are countless ways to safely celebrate Black History Month.

Events are occuring virtually and in person throughout the month of February and beyond. For more information, visit Visit Philadelphia’s website.

Home for the Holidays with Miles Table

In a year that’s unlike any other, spice up your holiday table and take a moment to relax this season by placing an order with Miles Table.

Choose from a selection of stationary trays filled with options such as a delectable antipasto of roasted and stuffed peppers, shaved prosciutto, baked mini brie and even southern fried chicken fingers.

The menu also includes a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, including lump crab cakes, short ribs and manchego empanadas.

The main attraction is the Winter Holiday Feast, which feeds up to 5 people and includes your choice of soup or salad, two entrees, and three seasonal sides or desserts, all for $189. All options are also offered a la carte for smaller groups or to supplement the feast.

Available for pick up or home delivery now through Thursday, December 24, 2020,  this is the perfect way to wrap up the year with an incredible meal from Miles Table. All of the items on the menu are sent cold with full reheating instructions to ensure a perfectly executed feast for the whole family.

To view the full menu, visit www.milestable.com. Orders can be picked up at Miles Table @ Bok, located at 821 Dudley St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. To place an order, call 267-318-7337 or go to www.milestable.com.

Philadelphia Flower Show to Be Held Outside in 2021

The nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, the Philadelphia Flower Show, is still on board to make a comeback next year. Recently, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced that the 2021 show – titled “HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece” – is set to be held from Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, June 13, 2021. Normally, the event is held in the winter.

In addition to the date change, organizers have made other changes regarding the 2021 Flower Show. For the first time in the show’s nearly 200-year-long history, it will be held entirely outdoors. While the event was previously housed in the Philadelphia Convention Center, next year’s attraction will take place at FDR Park in order to comply with COVID-safe event regulations.

15 acres of South Philly’s largest park will be reimagined as a stunning floral display. In preparation for the event, the world’s premier floral and landscape designers are creating an immersive experience centered around three specific “districts”, all related to the exhibition’s theme.

Tickets for the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show can be purchased on the PHS website in January. To limit attendance, attendees will be required to indicate a specific date and select an A.M. or P.M. time slot.

Linvilla Orchards Cut Your Own Christmas Trees!

The holidays are right around the corner and nothing celebrates the season like a fresh cut Douglas or Canaan Fir Tree! Linvilla Orchards is home to approximately 40,000 trees of all shapes and sizes making it easy for anyone to find their perfect tree. At Linvilla Orchards, you are able to create family memories while enjoying a hayride to and from the orchards. Once you select your tree, Linvilla’s team will haul it back and tie it to your car. To make this experience even better, Linvilla will supply everything you need from the saw to the rope. If you don’t want to cut your own tree, stop by Linvilla Orchards Garden Center and choose from a large selection of pre-cut trees.   

Linvilla also has a wonderful selection of holiday decor that allows you to deck the halls of your home with some holiday cheer. Don’t forget to come back on the weekends in December to visit Santa and his elves at Linvilla Orchards’ – Christmasland! For more information, visit www.linvilla.com

CORK, the Wine Shop at COOK, is now open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so excited to welcome CORK, the Wine Shop at COOK, to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood! COOK has transformed into CORK for the time being and is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm. Grab a bottle – or two – for your Thanksgiving dinner or your outdoor dining excursions!

CORK, the Wine Shop at COOK, is located at 253 S. Twentieth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

 

 

 

5 Places to Try in Celebration of National Happy Hour Day!

 

National Happy Hour Day is Thursday, November 12! Since a crowded bar might not be the most ideal place to celebrate, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite places to get beer, wine and cocktails to go instead. Whether you’re in Fishtown, University City or Rittenhouse Square, we’ve listed a few destinations that don’t disappoint…

If you’re looking to sample a new beer on tap or wine by the glass, Misconduct Tavern has you covered. Other than putting modern spins on classic comfort foods, this nautical-themed sports bar is also known for its well-stocked and extensive selection of drafts, IPAs, imports, wines and more to choose from – and they can all be found on the to-go menu. Misconduct’s Logan Square location is open at 11 a.m., and its Rittenhouse location is open at 11:30 am Wednesday through Sunday and at 4 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Searching for a unique cocktail experience? Check out Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and its partner location, Vietnam Café in University City. Both eateries offer beer and wine, but the highlight of Vietnam’s drink menu is by far its list of Polynesian cocktails, which come conveniently bottled if you’re ordering takeout. With names like the Scorpion, Bachelor’s Downfall or Flaming Volcano, these tropical creations will be sure to deliver on the flavor front. Vietnam Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 221 N 11th St, and Vietnam Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 816 S 47th St.

Mission Taqueria’s bottled margaritas in creative flavors like guava and mango pineapple are the highlight of its to-go drink menu, but the popular Center City spot also offers items like hibiscus sangria and Tecate, a Mexican beer, among a variety of nonalcoholic options. You can even order chili lime rimming salt to recreate the authentic margarita experience at home. Mission Taqueria is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1516 Sansom St, right above the Oyster House.

Whether you’re thinking about trying a seasonal IPA or specialty cocktail, Garage definitely has something for everyone. This auto-themed bar’s impressive lineup of drinks spans two locations – be sure to check out both the Passyunk and Fishtown menus for exclusive items. Order up a variety of classic cocktails or try one of the bar’s popular Fun Bags – original creations served in drink pouches for your convenience. Garage Fishtown is located at 100 E Girard Ave, and Garage Passyunk is located at 1231 E Passyunk Ave. Both bars are open from 4 to 11 p.m.

 

Get fired up cause November is National Pepper Month! 

As the weather keeps growing colder, it’s the perfect time to warm yourself up with some extra spicy food choices from the Philadelphia area. No matter what you’re craving to cure your pepper fix, there’s an option for you – from soups to sandwiches and our famous local favorite, the cheesesteak.

If you’re craving a peppery dish first thing in the morning or for a later brunch, check out the options at the South Street and Bok locations of Miles Table, a cozy family friendly eatery. Two breakfast favorites, the El Guapo Burrito and the Divorced Eggs, are topped with spicy pickled jalapenos and the brunch favorite Thai Chicken Sandwich is coated with a sweet chili sauce.

November is also the heart of the football season, and local favorite Misconduct Tavern has you covered for your pepper fix on game day. Grab a seat inside or watch the game at their outdoor tables and order up their delicious Bacon Burger, topped with a pepper & tomato relish, or a Grilled Chicken Sandwich, covered with pepper jack cheese and a fiery jalapeno salsa.

Craving a Philly Cheesesteak? Why not spice it up with two peppery cheesesteak choices from Cleavers right in the heart of Center City? Choose between the Zinger Steak, a ribeye cheesesteak with sharp provolone cheese and generously topped with house made long hots, and the Effin’ Hot Steak, a spicy-food-lover’s dream, covered with hot cherry pepper relish and a fiery Sriarcha aioli.

With the cold weather setting in nowadays, it’s the perfect time to warm up with some scrumptious soup from Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown or Vietnam Cafe in University City. Try the spicy Beef and Chicken Lemongrass soups or any of the fantastic Pho options, all of which are garnished with hot peppers to really heat up your dish.

Cooking at home more often? Stop by Linvilla Orchards Farm Market and grab a bottle or two from the massive hot sauce section to spice up your favorite family dinners! Fresh hot peppers grown at Linvilla are still available too, so you can freshen and spice up your home cooking all at once.

Put a Spin on National Sandwich Day With Fu-Wah’s Banh Mi Hoagies

 

Celebrate National Sandwich Day today! There’s no shortage of options here in Philadelphia. Whether you’re craving an iconic Philly cheesesteak, a roast pork sandwich, or an Italian hoagie, the possibilities are truly limitless. In a city well known for its cuisine, the only obstacle is deciding where to go for lunch!

If you’re hungry for a spot to satisfy your sandwich cravings this year, look no further than Fu-Wah Mini Market in University City for a banh mi hoagie. This family-run Vietnamese gem has been serving up freshly made deli items for over 30 years and is committed to providing its community with quality products. 

Served on a fluffy, lightly toasted baguette, each banh mi is a perfect blend of sweet, heat, and savoriness. You can’t go wrong with your choice of classic pork, roast pork, chargrilled pork or shredded chicken – or try their famous tofu hoagie, an unlikely contender best served drizzled with hot sauce that’s gained a dedicated following. All of these mouthwatering options come with a homemade spread, pickled daikon radish and carrot, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño and a dash of black pepper.

To try one for yourself, check out Fu-Wah at 810 South 47th Street in Philadelphia, now open 7 days a week for takeout from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kitchen operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy eating! 

 

Miles Table Has Your Thanksgiving Covered

This Thanksgiving it’s more important than ever to enjoy your time with family and friends. Miles Table, the cozy eatery known for their mouth-watering catering options, is making your holiday so much more enjoyable by offering not one but three catering options for your Thanksgiving dinner this year. Read on to see what’s best for your holiday gathering this year.

Your first option is to order Miles Table’s Traditional Thanksgiving Feast that feeds 10 people and includes a whole Herb Roasted Turkey, Miles’ House Salad or Butternut Squash Soup, a choice of three sides, and a mouthwatering dessert. 

If you’re only feeding a few or celebrating a Friendsgiving this year, Miles Table has an option for you. The Friendsgiving feast includes enough of all your Thanksgiving favorites to feed up to five. Another option is the Miles Table a la carte Thanksgiving menu, which features multiple options for entrees, sides, and pies, including turkey breast and herb roasted salmon entrees as well as apple and herb stuffing or even sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. 

To view the full menu and order your Thanksgiving meal, click here.

Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Delivery and pick up are both available. Miles Table @ Bok is located at 821 Dudley St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. For more information call 267-318-7337, email info@milestable.com, or go to www.milestable.com.