Have a Toast with Catelli Duo

catelli bubblyOn Monday, June 23, Catelli Duo is popping the bubbly for a special sparkling wine dinner.  Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild’s elegant sparkling wines will complement the dishes Chef Lou Imbesi creates.

Starting at 6:30 pm, the specially crafted menu includes four mouth-watering courses, served with a sparkling wine that is perfectly paired with each dish. Several types of bubbly will be featured from Prosecco to Brut to Cava. To view the menu, click here. Tickets are $75, plus tax and gratuity. Catelli Duo is located in the Voorhees Town Center at 12101 Town Center Blvd in Voorhees, NJ 08043. For more information call 856.751.6069 or visit www.catelliduo.com.

No Kitten Left Behind

kitten-praying-31Pet Valu is teaming up with local animal shelters to provide for the neglected pets out there. For the entire month of June Pet Valu will be selling 40 pound bags of kitty litter for customers to send off to local shelters.  The huge bags are only $6.99 so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank!

These animals need your help because local shelters are overcrowded and rely on your donations to keep the animals healthy, clean, and comfortable. The next time that you are doing your usual shopping for your pet stop by Pet Valu and pick up the bag of kitty litter so that they can help an animal that is in need of help. Even if you’re not an animal owner you can still stop by and donate a bag of litter to help out the local kitties in your area.

Pet Valu is a leading specialty retailer of organic, holistic, and premium pet food, supplies and treats at competitive prices. Every Pet Valu team member is certified in pet nutrition and is ready to provide expert advice on how to best care for your pet. The Pet Valu family is heavily involved in their community, teaming up with animal rescues and adoption programs, and fundraising for animal shelters. For more information, visit http://us.petvalu.com/

Walk to Give

CSCCradles to Crayons (C2C) is a local organization committed to helping children from birth to age 12 who are homeless or in a low-income family. Recently, Cradles to Crayons has served its 200,000th child! This is a huge milestone for the organization, which is only eight years old in Philadelphia. C2C puts together packs of clothes, shoes, books, toys and school supplies that will help the child throughout the year and then distribute them to local children in need. In the past year alone, C2C has helped over 87,000 children in the Boston and Philadelphia regions.  All items are donated to C2C by members of the community, and the only requirement is that they be in good condition.

Saturday, June 14th, Cradles to Crayons, along with Brave Hearts for Strong Minds, will be hosting a Pre-Fathers Day Walk to raise funds for children who have lost parents. The walk starts at 9 a.m. and is taking place at LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. Participants are asked to bring donations which can range from items essential to infants or books and clothes for a pre-teen. If you are unable to contribute an item, monetary donations are always accepted.

For more information on the walk and items being accepted visit Cradles to Crayons’s website. For an outline of the course, visit Brave Hearts for Strong Minds website, which has a map of LaSalle’s campus.

Hai Street Kitchen does Sips

Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick loves Hai Street Kitchen and we’re sure you will too! With the continuation of Center City Sips this Wednesday Hai Street is staying open an extra hour.  Throughout the summer they will stay open on Wednesdays until 10pm for all you sippers out there. Be sure to stop by and fill up on some delicious Japanese burritos after guzzling down a few drinks. Hai Street Kitchen is located at 32 S. 18th Street in Rittenhouse Square. www.haistreetkitchen.com/us/index

Shake Shack Introduces the Benefit Burger


Hungry for a burger? Come out to any Philadelphia Shake Shack location on June 6 through June 15, and sink your teeth into a carbonara burger for only $6.75 each! The Burger will be called the Benefit Burger because a dollar from every sale will be donated to the Vetri Foundation.

The mission of the Vetri Foundation is to help kids understand the relationship between healthy eating and healthy living. The Vetri Foundation, founded by Marc Vetri, aims to present children with the nutritional information that they need to grow and succeed.

Marc Vetri and Shake Shack Culinary Director, Mark Rosati, collaborated on the burger recipe, consisting of beef, bacon, pecorino cheese, black pepper, and a sunny-side-up egg. This collaboration makes it the perfect Benefit Burger.

This is Shake Shack’s first partnership with a local chef. Be sure to come out and enjoy a delicious burger for a great price and an amazing cause! If you cannot make it to the promotion but really want to get your hands on one of these burgers, Vetri plans to put the burger on Alla Spina’s menu sometime after June 15.

Visit the Philadelphia Shake Shack location nearest you!

Center City
2000 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
University City
3200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Plaza at King of Prussia
(Shake Shack has a private entrance and parking area across from JCPenney)
160 North Gulph Road, Suite 233
King of Prussia, PA 19406

4th Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl

cropped lamburger50 burgers. One great cause. The 4th Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl throws down the gauntlet as over 50 restaurants duke it out over two ultimate awards — Judges’ and People’s Choice — at XFINITY Live! on Sunday, June 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy an incredible afternoon competition, vote for your favorite burger and sample some great food.

Competing restaurants include Avance, Butcher & Singer, and Parc, to name a few. A complete list is available here.

Order your tickets now online here. They are $35 each and will not be available at the door.

Proceeds from the event will help fund and develop functional ways to teach literacy through technology in Philadelphia’s public elementary schools.

Get Picking at Linvilla’s Strawberry Festival!



downloadIt’s June which means it’s strawberry season! This Saturday, June 7, is Linvilla Orchards annual Strawberry Festival hosted by Makin’ Music. Picking begins as early as 8 am and will continue throughout the day with plenty of activities to keep strawberry pickers entertained. Come out to enjoy the beautiful weather and pick fresh and flavorful strawberries.

Strawberry Jammin’ with Judi begins at 11am where she’ll be preparing homemade jam for all to sample and tips  to preserve your freshly picked berries.

Don’t miss your chance to be astonished by Linvilla’s bakery when they present Delaware Valley’s largest Strawberry Shortcake! Other berry fun activities include story time, contests, games, and costume characters for the whole family to enjoy. Click here to see all the fun that will be happening at this year’s Linvilla Strawberry Festival!

Sip Your Way Through Summer

Center-City-Sips-Logo-2014-300uwCenter City Summer Sips – try saying that three times fast after a few cocktails.  The start of June brings warmer weather and best of all the return of Philadelphia’s amazing happy hour deals.  Over 80 bars and restaurants throughout the entire city will be participating in this huge event kicking off Wednesday, June 4 from 5-7pm.

No need to feel overwhelmed with the huge selection of places to choose from, Sips runs every Wednesday throughout the summer until August 27.  This gives you over a dozen opportunities to try as many places as you’d like.

The happy hour deals include $5 cocktails, $4 glasses of wine, $3 beers, and half-priced appetizers.  Golia Vodka, this year’s official sponsor, will be featured in many of the $5 cocktails along with many other liquors, beers, and wines.

The drink possibilities are endless so grab a few friends, sip on a few drinks, and enjoy the beginning of what’s going to be an amazing summer.  For a full list of participating bars and restaurants check out Center City Sips official website.

Take a stroll through Rittenhouse with the Hendrick’s Gin Peculiar Promenade, June 5

Hendricks Gin_Unicorn Egg_1Hendrick’s Gin is hosting a Rittenhouse pub crawl and cocktail competition on Thursday, June 5. Gin cocktails will be served as you meander through neighborhood bars. Each establishment will present a drink for competition. Avance will feature their signature Unicorn Egg, a gin cocktail with house made rhubarb vinegar and lemon verbena syrup. The evening culminates with the crowning of a victorious cocktail. Vote for your favorite!

The crawl starts in Rittenhouse Square at 3 pm and romps through the neighborhood with stops at:

The Dandelion


Vernick Food & Drink

Crow & the Pitcher

Square 1682

Ranstead Room

1 Tippling Place


To join the fun, RSVP to leah.matoney@momentumww.com

For more information, check out the Hendrick’s Gin Facebook events page.