Philadelphia Welcomes Back It’s Largest Bacon Festival!

TurkeyBaconfestlow2Yes, you heard right, Philadelphia is hosting the second annual festival dedicated to everyone’s favorite greasy breakfast meat — bacon!

This Friday, August 1st, the festival will kick off at 5pm right in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, otherwise known as The Oval.  Free samples of Maple Bacon, Turkey Bacon, Chicken Bacon and Beef Bacon will be given out courtesy of Godshall’s Quality Meats.  After munching on the free samples you can grab dinner from one of Philadelphia’s favorite food trucks that will be parked at The Oval.  Make the tough decision between Sum Pig, Oink and Moo, Phoebe’s BBQ, Braz BQ, Chewys, and Undrgrnd Donuts.

At 6pm there will be a presentation by Chef Jack McDavid where he will be cooking up some of his favorite and very unique bacon dishes.  There will be live music during the festival courtesy of DJ Apt One & lil’Dave.  If that wasn’t enough excitement, The Franklin Institute will be “launching” a bacon space capsule modeled after Apollo 13.

The night will end with one of our country’s favorite type of bacon — Kevin Bacon.  There will be a screening of the Kevin Bacon classic,  Apollo 13, on the big screen around 9pm to conclude the bacon-filled fest.

For a complete schedule of events click here.

Bring Phillips Seafood to Your Kitchen Table!

14634911183_f0a4be26f4_oIt can be really difficult cooking with seafood, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience. If you are having trouble figuring out what to make or how to prepare your seafood dish, you are in luck! In honor of Phillips Seafood’s 100th Anniversary, the Phillips family has unveiled a commemorative 100th Anniversary Cookbook showcasing original family recipes of Shirley Phillips along with dishes made by Phillips chefs and winning recipes from Phillips’ annual crab meat recipe contests. Bring the taste and tradition of Phillips Seafood into your own kitchen.

Featuring soups, salads, seafood appetizers, crab cakes, crab & seafood entrées, desserts and specialty cocktails, the cookbook includes Phillips’ favorite 100 recipes from the past 100 years. Grab a copy today to find Phillips’ famous Signature Crab Cake recipe, restaurant guest favorites such as Crab-Stuffed Flounder, Crab Imperial and Crab Mac & Cheese, and award-winning recipes such as Spicy Pumpkin Crab Soup.

Phillips’ 100th Anniversary Cookbook is available for purchase at Phillips Seafood Restaurants locations and online for $20 each. The proceeds from the cookbook will be donated to the Maryland Watermen’s Association.

The Sweet Corn and Blackberry Festival is Back!

images imgresThere’s always a handful of fun activities to do at Linvilla Orchards, but it’s not every day that you’ll get the opportunity to celebrate your favorite produce.

This Saturday, July 26, Linvilla will be holding their annual Sweet Corn and Blackberry Festival. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to pick their own sweet corn and blackberries starting at 8 a.m.

Throughout the day there will be a bunch of different events, including Jammin’ With Judi from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judi loves to cook and share her favorite mouthwatering  recipes with Linvilla festival-goers so prepare to take notes!  Judi will also be making fresh jam outside of Linvilla’s Farm Market and teaching the audience how to preserve their freshly-picked produce.

Other performances include Magician John Cassidy at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., as well as music by the McCords and Friends at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.  Children of all ages will have the opportunity to hang out with characters like Mr. Mouse and Honey Bear throughout the day.

Gather up your friends and families and head on down to Linvilla Orchards, located at 137 W. Knowlton Road in Media, Pa.

Breslow Partners Says Goodbye to Jesse: An Intern’s Exit Interview


This week, Breslow Partners bids adieu to one of our interns, Jesse Rosenstein. A fourth-year Drexel student, majoring in Public Relations and Marketing, Jesse will be studying abroad in Chile this upcoming semester. We asked Jesse some questions about his experience before he left:

What was your favorite part of being a Breslow Partners intern?

My favorite part was definitely the camaraderie between the team. PR is a team effort, so it was always great that my colleagues had my back when I needed it. Oh, and the potlucks were pretty awesome.

What is the biggest lesson you learned as an intern?

The biggest lesson I learned is to put yourself out there. There’s nothing better than being in communication with a reporter, and them having no idea you’re just an intern. Take chances and you’ll see big results.

Who was your favorite person to work with at Breslow Partners?

I gotta give it to my project partner, creative designer, and rapper Dillon Hoilman. He went above and beyond to produce creative materials for our clients, bring in a fresh vision, and was always open to hearing new ideas. He also helped me combat the estrogen levels in the office.

What is your dream career?

Eventually I want to own a Public Relations/Marketing/Advertising firm. If things go as planned, the firm will have a drive-thru In-N-Out burger around the back, with batting cages and a small waterslide.

Do you have any advice for other interns in the public relations industry?

Don’t put limitations on what you can achieve. You’re never “just an intern” at Breslow Partners. I wasn’t sure what I would get out of this experience, but now 7 months later I’ve built my portfolio into something I never could have imagined

What are you most excited to see and experience in Chile?

Hiking, Surfing, Photography, and Wine.

If you could describe yourself in one emoji, what would it be?


I like the smirk emoji. This guy’s up to no good.

We will miss Jesse terribly and wish him well in all his future endeavors!

 Wanna be an intern? We’re always looking for passionate, creative people. If you are interested in participating in the internship program at Breslow Partners, please submit a cover letter and resumé to Jennifer Mansfield: careers  AT  b r e s l o w p a r t n e r s . c o m

Are Your Workouts Looking a Little Grey?

The_Color_Run_Las_Vegas_01eReady, set, RUN!  This Saturday, July 19th, Philadelphia is hosting its very own Color Run 5k as a stop on the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour.  The Color Run has had people running everywhere since March of 2011 and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

So what sets this specific 5k run apart from all the others out there? Well for starters it’s known to be the happiest 5k on the planet! There’s also the small detail that you start the race in all white and come out completely plastered in color.  At each kilometer marker a member of The Color Run team will be waiting to douse you in a specific color from head-to-toe.

The 5k is not timed so for all you guys out there who aren’t trained runners, no worries!  Just do your best to get to the finish line where an entire party awaits you with music, dancing and even more color throwing.

This weekend’s Color Run starts at 9 am at the Wells Fargo Center, XFINITY Live Parking Lot.  If you want to be a part of the hugest paint party on Earth you can register here either as a team of four or an individual. For directions, parking information and more click here.

So grab your friends, family, or anyone else who would enjoy an exciting day of color.  See you at the finish line!

Get a Taste of University City

ucitydiningThis Thursday marks the start of the 10th annual University City Dining Days. From Thursday, July 17 until Sunday, July 27, there will be 27 University City restaurants participating in an affordable “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion. This includes pre-fixe three-course dinner specials priced at $15, $25, or $35.

Restaurants participating this year include Vietnam Café, Distrito, Sabrina’s Cafe and Landmark Americana among many others.  Stop by for a delicious $15 dinner at Vietnam Café with dishes such as Vermicelli Noodle Bowls or head over to Landmark Americana where they will be serving dinner for $25 with selections such as a huge serving of their out of this world Nachos.

To see a full list of participating restaurants, visit:

Throughout the ten day event, diners are encouraged to use the hashtag #ucdiningdays so that other diners can see their favorite spots in University City.


Bastille Day in the City of Brotherly Love

French-FlagTen days after America celebrates their Independence Day, France celebrates French National Day, commonly known as Bastille Day. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Even if you aren’t in the country of croissants and the Eiffel Tower, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate Bastille Day in the City of Brotherly Love.

On Saturday, July 12, Eastern State Penitentiary and Fairmount Ave will be holding their 20th annual Bastille Day Festival block party, starting at 2 p.m. The highlights of the popular festival begin around 5:30, which include a mock storming of the Bastille with an appearance by Marie Antoinette. The words “Let them eat Tastykake!” serve as a signal for the Philadelphia-based treats to be flung through the air.

Before heading over to Eastern State, stop by London Grill to enjoy some French-themed specials and live music. They will be celebrating the holiday throughout the entire weekend, from July 10 to 14, and are located at 2301 Fairmount Avenue. Additionally, restaurants will be hosting after parties, including London Grill and Alla Spina.

Popular french restaurants throughout Center City like Parc, Bistrot La Minette, and Fond will all be serving special dishes in honor of the holiday.

If you’re in the suburbs, Media is holding their own celebration on July 12 on State Street between Jackson and Orange Streets.

French desserts like crêpes are delicious all year around, but taste extra sweet on July 14th. Bastille Day is the perfect way to add some French flair to your weekend!  À la vôtre!


Blueberry Season is Back at Linvilla Orchard’s

Linvilla blueberry festThe annual Blueberry Festival is back in full swing at Linvilla Orchards this Saturday, June 12. This family-friendly free event, hosted by Makin’ Music, starts at 8 am with the opportunity to pick your very own blueberries from acres of blueberry bushes on the Linvilla farm.

At 12 pm, you can enter to participate in the Blueberry Pie Eating Contest where you can munch on Linvilla’s very own famous blueberry pies. There will be five age brackets, each having the opportunity for the winner to receive a $25 gift certificate and a champion title.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Blueberry Jammin’ with Judi begins at 11 am with helpful hints to preserve your freshly picked fruit. There will be costume characters, a fruit monster bean bag toss, a hula hoop contest, story time with Emily Pearson and also a Makin’ Music instrument jam in addition to other performances.

You can check out Linvilla’s website for the activity itinerary. Make sure to stop by for a berry fun day!

You Be the Judge

How much do you know about Pennsylvania wines? Over the past few years, a lot has changed in the PA wine industry.

NectarOn Sunday, July 13th, Nectar Restaurant sommelier Scott Zoccolillo will host a blind taste test, featuring an array of Pennsylvania wines pitted against some of the most celebrated California reds and whites. The judging will be done by local wine authorities. You’ll have the chance to watch the action, nibble on some great food produced by area artisans, and taste the wines to judge for yourself. Area wine-makers, cheese makers and farmers will be on hand for you to meet. Local artisans include Éclat chocolate, BirchRun Hills Farm, Doe Run Dairy, and Yellow Springs Farm. Chef Patrick Feury will also create a menu of hor d’oeuvres for tasting.  Admission to the taste around is $65. Doors open at 5 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this celebration of Pennsylvania wines.

For tickets and more information call Nectar at 610.725.9000