Fall Center City Restaurant Week Jumps Ahead

Restaurant Week Starts SundayCenter City Restaurant Week starts Sunday, August 2, 2015

Center City Restaurant Week starts this Sunday, have you made your reservations yet?  Unlike years past, Restaurant Week will be taking place in the first two weeks in August as opposed to late September.   Reasons behind this change include the Papal visit set for September, and to help boost summertime business according to Michelle Shannon, CCD’s Vice President of Marketing.


UPenn Misses Out?

One setback in hosting Philly’s Restaurant Week early this year may be the conflicting schedule with UPenn’s first day of classes. Classes will begin Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and many students are disappointed to miss out. If the UPenn population does wish to participate after Restaurant Week ends, all restaurants part of Cook N Solo (Zahav, Abe Fisher, etc), will offer a special menu at restaurant week prices to Penn students with their IDs from August 24 – 30, 2015.


Our Recommendations for Restaurant Week

What does this mean for the rest of us? Well it might be easier than ever to try all the restaurants on your list this year. With everyone down the shore and fewer people in town, now is you chance to take advantage of the next two weeks.  Which restaurant have you been dying to try? Here are some of our picks, in alphabetical order:

  • Aldine

    Forget any of those mainstream Italian restaurants with the same old menu; this restaurant’s modern Italian-inspired menu is a breath of fresh air. Their potato gnocchi melt with each bite into the buttermilk-herbed broth and the savory chicken liver mousse with tart cherry is not to be missed.

  • Abe Fisher

    Zahav’s sister restaurant featuring Eastern European and flavors of the Jewish diaspora will be offering their full menu during Restaurant Week. The best part of dining at this semifinalist James Beard Awards Best New Restaurant nominee is that if you can’t make it during the next two weeks, their prix fixe menu is only $5 more than the Restaurant Week price.

  • Franky Bradley’s

    Walk in and find yourself in something like a dive bar from a Twin Peaks episode, but the food and bev programs speaks for itself. This eclectic hideaway is featuring classics country pâté and mud pie, but we’re most excited about their “French onion” pierogi and eggplant bolognese.

  • Twisted Tail

    What we love about this Southern-inspired menu is the combination of classic and modern plates. A generous four-course menu instead of the usual three features classic fried chicken and for the more adventurous eaters, crispy pig ears. Be sure to check out this Headhouse Square resident.

For More Info on Center City Restaurant Week

Center City District Restaurant Week takes place from August 2 – 7 and 9 -14, 2015.  Participating restaurants offer a three-course dinner for $35, not including tax, alcohol, and gratuity.  Many will also have a three-course lunch for $20. For a complete list of participating restaurants, please click here.

SASE Games with SASE Drexel

Screen shot 2015-07-28 at 3.28.32 PMIt’ll be an afternoon of fun, games, and a grand cash prize at Drexel University’s Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers First Annual SASE Games! On Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1 p.m., join SASE at Drexel Park for a little friendly competition and a lot of fun! Teams of 4-5 people will compete in a series of interactive games including water balloons, dancing, and eating!

This event is open to participants of all ages and do not need to be Drexel students. If you’re interested in competing, please RSVP here. There is a $20 application fee due by Monday, August 10, 2015. Find more information about the SASE Games here!


Tasting at The Tail!


Heaven Hill Whiskey Tasting at The Twisted Tail

Looking for something fun to do? The Twisted Tail will be hosting a Heaven Hill whiskey tasting on Thursday, July 30, from 7 to 9 pm.

Stop by to taste Elijah Craig 12 year, Rittenhouse Rye, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, Evan Williams Single Barrel, and Larceny.

Tickets for this event are $30 each and are available for purchase now, either online, by phone, or at the door. Don’t miss this exclusive event!

The Twisted Tail, located in Headhouse Square at 509 South 2nd Street, is open Sunday through Saturday for lunch, dinner, late night fun, and weekend brunch. For hours and reservations, visit thetwistedtail.com or call 215.558.2471.

Spiked Brunch at Phillips Seafood

Screen shot 2015-07-20 at 3.11.55 PMCelebrate the time-honored Jersey shore brunch tradition in a spirited style with Phillips Seafood. On Saturday, July 25, join Chef Paul Drew and White House Chef Guy Mitchell at the Pier Shops at Caesars for an indulgent, multi-course experience. As you sip specialty cocktails, walk through the culinary process with Chef Drew as he prepares his bourbon-inspired dishes.

Phillips Bloody Marygarnished with a shrimp skewer

Fish & Chips local tile fish wrapped with thinly sliced potato, battered in EVO Summer Session Ale and fried, with malted dill pickle cole slaw
Evolution Craft Brewing Company Summer Session Ale – light, refreshing unfiltered ale with a reserved hop bitterness and a lightly sweet grain character

Hoopers Island Crab and Watermelon Gazpachowith Maryland lump crab, avocado, Tabasco and lime salad
Pascual Toso Brut Sparkling Winesoft and creamy, with delicious orchard fruit aromas and subtle notes of freshly baked bread – Mendoza, Argentina

Bourbon Braised Short Rib and Pan Fried Chilean Sea Bass short rib finised with mushroom demi glace, topped with grilled Jersey corn and pepper salad
Amador Double Barrel Old Fashioned muddled bitters, sugar, cherry, orange slice & Amador Double Barrel bourbon, on the rocks and garnished with a lemon twist

Warm Cinnamon Bread Pudding drizzed with bourbon white chocolate sauce
Beringer Pink Moscato – fun and lighthearted, with floral and tropical fruit aromas

Tickets to taste this exclusive four-course, bourbon inspired food and drink experience are $65 per person and on sale HERE. Please call 609-348-2273 for more information.

Phillips Seafood overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in The Pier Shops at Caesars; One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Phillips is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; weekend brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m. For questions, call 609.348.2273 or visit www.phillipsseafood.com.

11th Annual University City Dining Days

Breslow Partners Clients HSKC & Vietnam Cafe are participating in Philly's Dining Days

Three Courses, Three Prices: $15, $25, or $35

UCity’s Dining Days is in full swing again this year! If you haven’t heard of Dining Days yet, this 11-day promotion is West Philly’s answer to Philadelphia’s Center City Restaurant Week. Taking place now until Sunday, July 26, 2015, be sure try over 30 different popular restaurants. A variety of participants include BYOBs, celebrity chef restaurants, and ethnic eateries alike, all providing a 3-course prix fixe meal. In 2015’s roundup, participants include Dock Street Brewery, Han Dynasty, Stephen Starr’s Pod, and Jose Garces’s Distrito.


Breslow Partners’ Clients Participate

We are excited to announce that newcomer Hai Street Kitchen & Co. will be joining this year’s Dining Days. If you haven’t had a chance to try one of their delicious, signature Sushi Burritos, now is the time to have three courses for only $15. Vietnam Café will also be participating for their 6th year in a row. See their $15 prix fixe menu.


Reservations & More Info

Reservations are available for certain restaurants through OpenTable. To see the list, please click here.

For the official list of all of University City District’s participating restaurants, please visit their website here.

3 Ways to Enjoy Your Curbside Crabs

Freshly Prepared Crabs To Go at Phillips Seafood in Baltimore, Maryland

Phillips Seafood has launched their new Curbside Crabs pick-up service in Baltimore, Maryland. And they made it easy for you; just call to place your order, receive a text when it’s ready, then pull into the valet line for car-door delivery. But how can you truly experience Phillips traditional seasoned and steamed crabs? Here are three fun ways to enjoy your Curbside Crabs:

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1. Have a Picnic

Grab your red-checkered blanket, woven basket, and a bottle of wine then get to pickin’ at your favorite park or the comfort of your own backyard.

2. Crab Cruise

Take your crabs out on the water for a calm cruise around Baltimore’s harbor. Enjoy the sun, water, and a fresh lunch with family and friends.

3. Dinner for Two

This one is for the daredevils who don’t mind getting messy on the first date. A candlelit dinner with the tastiest crabs on the Easy Coast is sure to make a lasting impression.

Curbside Crabs is available now until Labor Day with a minimum order of six crabs for pickup. For more information call 410.685.6600 or visit www.PhillipsSeafood.com.

Celebrating 30 Years of PR in Philly

Breslow Partners Celebrating 30-Year Anniversary

A dynamic history leads Breslow Partners towards a lively future

The Beginning of Breslow Partners Firm in Philadelphia, PA

Thirty years ago, Philadelphia had only a handful of good restaurants, but a number of local chefs starting to make ripples in the world of gastronomy. With nothing more than a couple of clients, a telephone, some talent, and plenty of guts, Tina Breslow established one of the first boutique PR firms in Philly and, at the same time, put Philadelphia’s fledgling restaurants on the culinary map.

A lot has changed.

Philadelphia’s restaurant scene has become one of the hottest in the nation and Breslow Partners has grown into one of America’s most respected forces in culinary PR.

Image of Chef Susanna Foo and Chef Marc Vetri. Former Philadelphia PR clients of Breslow Partners.Breslow Partners introduced the James Beard Foundation to Philadelphia and in turn, Chef Marc Vetri to the Foundation. We introduced the acclaimed Chef Susanna Foo and culinary pioneer Julia Child.

But that was then and this is now. The company continues to thrive as it blends creativity with the ability to deliver results for our clients.
Image of Current Clients of Philly PR Firm Breslow Partners: Nectar, Mainland Inn, Hai Street Kitchen, The Lodge at Woodloch

Current Clients & Events from Breslow Partners PR Firm

Here’s just a taste of what we’re working on.

  • Through The Lodge at Woodloch’s Chefs in Residence program, the luxury Pocono spa has garnered a reputation for being one of the hottest resort destinations on the East Coast.
  • Nectar Chef Patrick Feury has been touted for his support of neighboring dairy farmers, his knack for making artisan cheese and his culinary tours through some of the most acclaimed kitchens in the world.
  • Mainland Inn in Harleysville, Pennsylvania has been receiving rave reviews, including a glowing three-bells from Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan.
  • Hai Street Kitchen & Co. brought the sushi burrito to Center City and was met with immediate success. Within a year they expanded to University City, with plans for more locations in the works.

Contact Us for Your PR Needs

To learn more about the growth of Breslow Partners and how we can help you, visit our website and give us a call at 215.669.1125.

The Fourth in Philadelphia!

Spending the Fourth in Philly

Happy July! What are your plans for the Fourth this year? Whether you’re joining in on Philly’s festivities or having a chill backyard barbecue, there’s a ton to choose from here in the city where it all began!


Free Things to Do for Independence Day in Philadelphia

The celebration is going on all week and Friday is when the party really starts, with the (free!) Liberty Block Party on 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut. The Block Party will run from 1pm until 8pm Friday and feature live music and food. After that, head over to the POPS! on Independence, which is a free patriotic concert with tons of talented performers. POPS! will be at 6th and Chestnut, right on the steps of Independence Hall.

Kick off the holiday on Saturday with the annual Independence Day Parade throughout Philly’s Historic district, which will begin at Independence Hall and continue down Market Street to the Delaware River. From 12pm-7pm, Party on the Parkway with fellow Philadelphians and enjoy food, free music and tons of games and entertainment. At 7pm, catch The Roots and other artists for a highly anticipated concert, which will finish off with the best fireworks show around.

For a complete list of the weekend’s events, check out Visit Philly’s list here.