Celebrate the Season with a Hayride to the Witches House at Linvilla Orchards!

Get the children together, and tell them to hop on board to see the witch on the famous Hayride to the Witches House. But tell them not to worry; she is the friendliest witch in town, telling stories and jokes and even giving a treat to all those who visit. Starting September 30th at 5:30 p.m., the hayride will be open every weekend until October 14th, then it will run everyday until October 30th at Linvilla Orchards.

The hayride ends at a crackling campfire to keep you warm as you indulge in sweet apple cider and gooey roasted marshmallows. This is a great late night adventure for children up to 10 or 11 years old, but don’t let that discourage you if you’re older. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun! The hayride is $8.00 a person, but that smile on your child’s face is priceless.

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, education and entertainment. To learn more, visit www.linvilla.com or call 610-876-7116.

Rosh Hashanah at London Grill

The folks at London Grill know that not everyone can master making a Rosh Hashanah dinner as delicious as their elders and some don’t even have the time to try! That’s why, once again, London Grill is making itself your home-away-from-home for members of Philadelphia’s Jewish Community. Chef Michael McNally promises to make dinner as good as your Bubby’s. Chef McNally’s menu features dishes steeped in tradition, while remaining innovatively enticing for Jewish and non-Jewish guests.

The celebration is taking place on Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th for $35/per person and $20/ per child. Reservations are required for the fixed price menu. Visit London Grill’s website at www.londongrill.com for a sample menu of offerings. Call  215.978.4545 to make your reservations!

Happy Challah-Days

The high holidays are quickly approaching – a time dedicated to remembering long-held traditions and recipes passed down through the generations. To celebrate the holidays, Night Kitchen Bakery is featuring a special Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur menu Tuesday, September 27 through Friday, October 7.

Traditionally, the Rosh Hashanah meal includes two loaves of challah to represent heaven’s manna sent to the Israelites wandering the desert after the exodus from Egypt. They are baked in a round shape, symbolizing the cycle of the year. Night Kitchen’s challah is satisfying one and a half pound loaf, made with whole-wheat flour and no dairy – perfect for a holiday meat meal.

Chef Amy Edelman and her top-notch team of pastry chef will be backing the intricately braided bread all day Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28, fresh for your holiday meal. The rest of the year, challah is available every Thursday afternoon.

Night Kitchen Bakery is located in Chestnut Hill at 7725 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. They are open 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

Popped! Music Festival and Food Bazaar

Popped! Music Festival & Food Bazaar is a celebration of the culture of Philadelphia and it’s happening this weekend, September 23rd & 24th at FDR Park. It’s a unique opportunity to show the world what makes you pop! and enjoy a killer line up of bands and various gourmet Philadelphia food. The two-day festival includes music by The Shins, Cage the Elephant,  Pretty Lights, Foster the People, and Girl Talk. While jamming out to your favorite bands, or in between sets, you can enjoy the tastiest food from Philadelphia’s restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and markets. The food bazaar will highlight an eclectic range of Philadelphia’s premium food destinations including; Farm Fresh Lunch Truck, Sweetbox, Cantina Dos Segundos, ?uestlove, and La Colombe.

Popped! Music Festival & Bazaar will take place at FDR Park on Friday September 23rd starting at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday September 24th 10:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale at the Popped! website.

Linvilla Arts and Music Festival

Linvilla Orchards is having their annual Arts and Music Festival this weekend! If two days full of toe tapping tunes and crafts galore sounds like music to your ears then Linvilla is the place for you this weekend. Watch potters, woodworkers, and other artisans ply their trade and choose from a variety of beautifully handcrafted items. For the music lovers, enjoy live music starting at 10:30 a.m. each day. Six different bands will grace the stage over the course of two days including; Antique Pony, Raven Hill, Adam Monaco, The Fair Trade, The Plants, and Brady and the Bear.

In addition to the Arts & Music Fest, Pumpkinland is in fullswing! After enjoying the arts, crafts and music venture over to the Jack-O-Lantern exhibit or check out the towering scarecrow. Linvilla’s talented face painters will be on hand for the kids, so don’t forget your camera for priceless photo ops!

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, education and entertainment. To learn more about the Arts and Music Festival or the activities during the Pumpkinland Festival, visit www.linvilla.comwww.Facebook.com/LinvillaOrchards or call 610-876-7116.

Sunday Brunch at Meme

If you haven’t been to Sunday brunch at Mémé yet, you’re missing out. It’s everything you want out of your brunch experience:  hearty food in a relaxed atmosphere.

And don’t forget that je ne sais quoi Chef David Katz puts on every dish. Like sweet corn pancakes with maple butter and foie gras. Or the Croque Madame that will soak up all of your dreadful feelings about the imminent Monday morning.

At Mémé, Sunday morning is the new Friday night. Brunch is served Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Call 215-735-4900 for reservations or go online to Meme Restaurant.

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show fall edition is this weekend, September 16-18.

For a virtual preview, you can check out a full lineup of exhibiting artists here.

For a special bonus, this fall’s event coincides with another Rittenhouse Square Blockbuster Saturday, featuring a giant outdoor cafe on 18th street and an expanded farmers’ market to complement the art show.

The weather is going to be beautiful on Saturday in Rittenhouse Square.

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Where: 18th & Walnut Streets
When: September 16-18; Friday, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 am.- 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: Free.  More info: www.rittenhousesquareart.com

Autumn at Linvilla Orchards – Pumpkinland 2011!

Pumpkinland is taking center stage at Linvilla Orchards from September 10 to November 6 for all to enjoy the seasonal events while leaves crunch underfoot. Don’t miss the Autumn Moon hayrides, bonfires, apple picking and live music. Kids will also love the Jack-o-Lantern exhibit, face painting, pony rides, straw bale and cornfield mazes and Apple slingshot. When your stomach starts growling, indulge in all your favorite fall foods, including apple cider donuts, candy apples, pies and homemade fudge, or have lunch at the Linvilla Grill.

Breathe in the crisp autumn air when choosing pumpkins to carve and thousands of mums. Wander around Pumpkinland’s display of larger than life handcrafted figures and scarecrows that illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and many more stories! If the blustery fall weather is too much, Linvilla Orchards new Garden Center is part of Pumpkinland’s home and has the best selection of pumpkins and gourds around, with more than 100 tons on display. You can select pumpkins when it’s raining, or choose from mums indoors if the clouds start rolling in. Stock up on all the fall goodies to enhance your porch with a festive touch; corn shocks, straw bales, fall decorations of all kinds and toys.

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, education and entertainment. To learn more about the activities during the Pumpkinland Festival, visit www.linvilla.comwww.Facebook.com/LinvillaOrchards or call 610-876-7116.

Shop, Cook and Eat with the Chef!

There’s something exciting about strolling through a local farmer’s market and dreaming about the dishes you can make at home. Right now the harvest is plentiful. That’s why chef Chris Allen of Lotus Farm to Table in Media, PA has decided to host Shop, Cook and Eat With the Chef.

Join Chris on Thursday, September 22nd at 3 p.m. for a culinary treasure hunt through the Media Farmer’s market followed by a cooking class and dinner.  The cost is $55. And space is limited. So book your reservation early. Just call 610.565.5554 to reserve a spot.

Lotus is a BYOB, so feel free to bring the beverage of your choice to enhance your complimentary fresh fruit and herb infused cocktail. Or, luxuriate over one of Lotus’ many teas. There are dozens of varieties, and they are all listed on the menu with health benefits.

Lotus Farm to Table is an intimate 40-seat jewel box of a restaurant located at 112 W. State Street. The restaurant features healthy food created from fresh, locally grown ingredients. For reservations, call 610.565.5554. Visit their website at www.lotusfarmtotable.com

Phillips doesn’t say Good-Bye, it’s more of a See-You-Later

After over three decades, Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Baltimore, MD is shutting its lights off for good. But fortunately for all seafood lovers, it will be less of a good-bye, and more of a see-you-later. The Phillips family is moving from their old location at 301 Light Street. The last day you can dine there is Sunday, September 18.  They will move into the former ESPN Zone at the Power Plant, and everyone’s excited about it. Along with the stunning new renovations and fresh decor, Phillips will boast many new additions to their menu from chef Todd Weisz. The restaurant is shooting for a fall opening.

For your convenience, most of the Phillips contact information and their hours are staying the same. You can still contact them at (401) 685-6600. Their new address is 601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.