Phillies Opening Day 2011

Come out for the Philadelphia Phillies opening day to see them take on the Houston Astros on Friday, April 1 at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. The club has one of the best pitchers in the league, Roy Halladay. Halladay or Cliff Lee will be making the start for the Phillies.

Don’t have Tickets? Not to worry. There are some great, warm places to hang out with friends and family to watch the game, get a good meal and some great drinks specials. Here are some suggestions:

McFadden’s at the Ballpark will be hosting the 2011 Phillies Season Kickoff Party on Thursday, March 31. There will be celebrity guest bartenders and $1 Bud Lights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. And on Friday, April 1, McFadden’s is offering $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts during the game. McFadden’s is located at the ballpark at 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148.  For information, call 215- 952-0300 or visit their website.

Chickie & Pete’s Café also has drink specials all day on Friday, April 1 for the game, which includes: $3 Heineken and Amstel light drafts and $3 Heineken Light, New Castle and Dos Equis drafts. Also, don’t forget to try their world famous crab fries!

Chickie & Pete’s is located at 1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145. For more information, call 215-218-0500 or visit their website.

Go Phillies!

The Great Chefs Event 2011

The Great Chefs Event is an annual fundraising event that started in 2006 with Philadelphia’s greatest chefs coming together to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. The 2011 Great Chefs Event sees the addition of more international great chefs – all to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and the Vetri Foundation for Children. The Great Chefs Event will be an evening reception, held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 6-9 p.m. at Urban Outfitters, located at The Navy Yard, 5000 S. Broad Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Click here for more information.


General Admission: $300.00
VIP Admission: $500.00
Vetri Benefit Committee: $1,000.00
Line Cook Sponsor: $7,500.00
Sous Chef Sponsor: $12,500.00
Chef Sponsor: $25,000.00
Executive Chef Sponsor: $50,000.00

Make Your Reservations for Main Line Restaurant Week

Be sure to make your reservations for Main Line Restaurant Week, which goes from Monday, April 4 to Sunday, April 10.

Participating restaurants across the Main Line and Philadelphia’s western suburbs will offer special, prix fixe menus showcasing their chefs’ greatest dishes. Menus will feature discounted, three-course dinners (e.g. appetizer, entrée and dessert) priced at $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person.

Participating restaurants include: 33 Belrose Bar & Grill, A la Maison Bistro, Alfredo Italian BYO, Azie On Main, Blackfish Restaurant, Creed’s Seafood & Steaks, Flanigan’s Boathouse- Conshohocken, Flanigan’s Boathouse- Wayne, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar- Radnor, Georges’ Restaurant, Glenmorgan Bar & Grill, Gullifty’s Pizza Bar and Grille, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, Kaya’s, Legal Sea Foods, Lotus Farm to Table, Mixx Bar and Restaurant, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Newtown Grill, Parker’s Prime Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Saffron Indian Kitchen, Sampan Inn, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Seasons 52, Shangri-La Inn, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Teikoku, Terrain Café, The Capital Grille- King of Prussia, Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar, and White Dog Wayne.

For more information, visit Main Line Restaurant Week’s website.

Annual Family Fun Fishing Derby at Linvilla

Want a relaxing day of outdoor fun with the family? Head to Linvilla Orchards for their Annual Family Fun Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation to the pond begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $14.99 per fisherman.

Orchard Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 fish, which means this event’s perfect for kids.  Pole rental and bait are for sale right on site, plus there’s no license needed.

Lucky fishermen who snag a golden trout or tagged fish will win a prize.  And since the contest’s divided into age groups, even your littlest angler might just have it in the bag. Prizes range from trophies to fishing gear to pie and every contestant receives a free cookie from our bakery. And the look on your child’s face when they catch their first fish is priceless, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

All that fishing is sure to make your family hungry, so stop by the Linvilla Grill after the derby for some lunch or the Farm Market for some sweet treats.

Keep your first catch for free; additional ones are just $3.99 a pound. So come out for the Family Fun Fishing Derby. You’re family will be sure to have a reel-y good time!

Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA. For more information, call 610-876-7116 or visit their website.

Friday Dinner

Trying to decide where and what to eat on Friday? For those abiding by the no meat on Friday rule, this Friday can be a great opportunity to enjoy a great meat-free meal and wine after a long week at work. Italian can be a great way to go. Here are some suggestions:

Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Pietro’s provides excellent coal-baked pizza. As a family-oriented pizzeria, the restaurant serves a variety of pizzas, homemade soups, fresh salads as well as pasta dishes. The pizza, a traditional thin-crust style, provides a variety of topping options. Everything from anchovies to zucchini can be ordered.

Pietro’s also has a very well stocked bar that includes an excellent Tuscan Sangiovese. The pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is located at 1714 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, call (215) 735-8090 or visit their website.

D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano

D’Angelo’s provides a romantic dining atmosphere with nightly dancing in the lounge Mondays through Saturdays until 2 a.m. Serving classic Italian dishes, D’Angelo’s house specialty provides a blend of prosciutto, peas and mushrooms in a cream sauce over homemade al dente fettuccini.

The restaurant has an extensive wine list, which includes several varieties of chianti classico from Tuscany. This location is a quick one-block walk east of Rittenhouse Square on 20th Street.

D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano is located at 256 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information call (215) 546-3935, or visit their website.

Final Days to See Secrets of the Silk Road

Secrets of the Silk Road, an exhibit at the Penn Museum, explores the history of the Tarim Basin in western China. Extraordinarily well-preserved mummies and other materials found at the cross-roads of the legendary Silk Road suggest the area was active for thousands of years, with diverse languages, lifestyles, religions, and cultures present.Prepare to uncover some of the secrets of the Silk Road.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information, call 215.898.4000 or visit their website. Click here to reserve tickets online.

9th Annual HeavenSent Bullyfest, Don’t Forget Your Camera

The 9th Annual/ 2011 HeaventSent Bullyfest © (TM) information.
Fun for the whole family & fundraising for Bulldogs in need.

When: Sunday, April 17th

NOON – 5pm

Where: New Location!
Buena Vista Camping Resort
775 Harding Highway
Buena, NJ 08310

Donate a basket or item to be auctioned off!

Pet photographer will be available for portraits of your pet!  Vendors will be selling excellent bulldog related items! Proceeds benefit HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue.
Your Help is Greatly Needed & Appreciated!  The Bulldogs Thank You in advance!

Whether you own a Bulldog, or just love the breed

We expect more than 80 Bulldogs to attend.
You will be SURROUNDED by Bulldog beauty.

Admission: Adults: $15;   Kids (under 10): $5; Well-behaved, leashed dogs are free!; (HSBR reserves the right to refuse admission.)

Admission includes: Food & Beverages;  Goodie Bags;  Costume Contest; Rescue Parade; Raffles & Auctions; Adoption Information; Meet the Trainer; The return of the popular KISSING BOOTH

A Tasting of Snapper at Blackfish

Tuesday nights are known for being bland, but not at Blackfish in Conshohocken! Every Tuesday night, chef/owner Chip Roman prepares a special, four-course tasting menu focused around one ingredient. The cost is $45, excluding tax and gratuity. Snapper will be featured  Tuesday, March 22.

The restaurant’s seafood-centered, progressive American menu presents a perfect opportunity to crack open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving for just the right occasion.

Blackfish is located at 119 Fayette Street in Conshohocken, PA, 19428.  The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday to Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Friday from 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.  Lunch is served Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit their website. For reservations, call 610.397.0888.

Passover at London Grill, it’s like being at home, only better.

Make your Passover reservations now at London Grill Monday, April 18th & Tuesday, April 19th

The Seder Menu is $40 per person and includes four courses and a Seder plate. (Haggadahs available upon request) Haroset sides: haroset, egg, horseradish, greens, salt water, matzah. The cost is only $20 per person if you are 11 yrs old and under.

McNally’s Gefilte FISH
Matzah Ball Soup
Braised Brisket
Poached Wild Sea Bass w braised artichokes
Roasted Veal Breast w Spring Herbs
Braised Lamb Shank w Olives and Preserved Lemon
Spring Vegetable Stew
‘Brick’ Chicken in natural jus
(served family style)
Moroccan Carrots
Eggplant Agri-dolce
Sauteed Swiss Chard and Spring Greens
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Featuring Tabor Winery Wines from Israel

For reservations log onto London Grill or call 215.978.4545