The Chef and the Brewmaster Visit Paradise

The Chef and the Brewmaster Visit Paradise

arenasNectar Chef Patrick Feury and Victory Beer’s Bill Covaleski visit Arenas Del Mar in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Arenas Del Mar will be home to two Philadelphia food industry insiders. Nectar chef Patrick Feury and Victory Brewing’s Bill Covaleski will spend a week in paradise and help elevate the resort’s culinary culture. They will be greeting guests, hosting beer tastings, and creating meals with ingredients that are fresh, organic, and locally harvested. The festivities kick off on Saturday, September 20th and continue through the 27th.

Arenas Del Mar is a five-star resort located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Situated on a cliff between two pristine sand beaches, the resort overlooks the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park. Considered one of the most beautiful parks in the world by Forbes magazine, visitors can enjoy the white sandy beaches, hike on one of the many trails, eat some delicious food, and get up-close-and-personal with the chef and the brewmaster.

For reservations, call 888-240-0280 or visit the resort’s website at

Family, Food and Fiesta!

Dia-de-San-Pedro-3-720x540Looking to spend a weekend with the family outdoors?  Penn’s Landing is the place for you. On July 12 – 13, the annual PECO Multicultural Series offers a series of festivals that celebrates the unique set of traditions of our various communities.  Get ready to enjoy eye-catching performances and authentic dishes from around the world…for FREE!

The Hispanic Fiesta is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, attracting more than 15,000 people.  The weekend will be filled with traditional music, dance, entertainment, ethnic cuisine and artisan crafts from almost every Latin American country.  Come join the festivities each day, from 2 – 8 pm, and participate in raising awareness of Latino culture and community!

All the events in the PECO Multicultural Series are free to the public.  To see the full schedule and specific event details, click here.

Why Use 140 Characters When You Just Need One?

EmojiWhat is an emoji?  To some older generations it may sound like complete gibberish, but to younger crowds emojis are all the rage.  So what exactly is an emoji you ask?  If you searched for the definition online you’d find some formal definition along the lines of a small digital image used to express and idea or emotion.  In layman’s terms it’s just a small picture that can be added into a text message on a smartphone.  The different images vary from men and women of all nationalities to the ever so strange fishing pole.

As if there weren’t enough emojis for smartphone users, this July there is going to be an addition of 274 brand new emojis.  The swarm of new images includes a rolled up newspaper, a thermometer, an om symbol, and a spider just to name a few.  One of the more interesting additions for users with bad tempers is the middle finger emoji.  From now on instead of using your words to tell someone off, you can simply text them an emoji.

Millions of people across the world use these every day.  With this popular demand for emojis, Matt Gray and Tom Scott, have decided to take it one step further with their new innovative app, This app will have users communicating with one another strictly with cartoonish icons.  As of now 10,000 people are on board and have signed up for the app.  It is expected to hit the iTunes store any day now.