You Gotta Try This

FOX 29 “Good Day Philadelphia” co-host Mike Jerrick and Barry Gutin, co-owner of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and member of CORE’s Board of Directors, are hosting a Tasting Party at Vie Ballroom for Good Day Philadelphia viewers to sample items from local chefs/restaurants, many of whom have been featured in the regular Good Day Philadelphia segment, “Ya Gotta Try This™.”

The event is being produced by, and proceeds from the event will benefit, CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees). www.COREgives.org  CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances such as illness, injury or natural disaster. Watch a video HERE on how CORE helped local Philadelphia chef Eli Kulp.

Participating chefs include: Jean-Marie Lacroix, Guillermo Pernot, Eli Kulp, Nick Elmi, Jennifer Carrol, Townsend Wentz, Scott Schroeder

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019.

Time: GENERAL ADMISSION BEGINS AT 6:30PM. VIP ADMISSION BEGINS AT 5:30PM.

Tickets: Click HERE for tickets.

Fashion District Now Open!

Fashion District Philadelphia just opened! Mixed with Philly staples and brand names, the Fashion District has something for everyone. Tiffany’s Bakery, the only remaining store from the former Gallery, is back in business along with local favorites like Chickie’s and Pete’s and Yards Brewing Company. Name brands like Aerie and Nike Factory Store as well as noteworthy stores like Uniquely Philly and Chinese department store Yoyoso will suffice your shopping needs. 

Shopping isn’t all that you can do while visiting the Fashion District. Check out the art exhibitions that line the walls. Not only is art and shopping abundant, but there are also loads of entertainment including Round 1 for arcade games and AMC for movies. Upcoming creators will be happy to hear that Rec Philly, a new co-working hub for creators, is coming along with Industrious Philly. The Fashion District has your whole family covered.

Pumpkinland Now Open at Linvilla Orchards

The leaves are beginning to change color which means that Pumpkinland is returning to Linvilla Orchards. This fall Linvilla will have an array of pumpkins to choose from ranging from the small and skinny to tall and plump. The pumpkin festival will have a number of Autumn activities including hayrides, pick-your-own apples, pumpkin ring toss, as well as a straw bale and corn mazes! The entertainment never ends as Linvilla will also feature live music, pony rides and face painting. Visit Linvilla anytime from September to November to experience all the energy and attractions that the annual Pumpkinland celebration has to offer! Please visit www.linvilla.com for more information, including their hours of operation as they change seasonally.

DATES & TIMES: 
September 14, 2019 through September 26, 2019 (8 a.m. – 7 p.m.) 
September 27, 2019 through October 30, 2019 (Sun-Thurs. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
October 31, 2019 through November 9, 2019 (Sun-Thurs. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
November 10, 2019 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Also happening at Linvilla during Pumpkinland:
Arts & Music Festival: September 21 & 22, 2019
Hayrides to the Witch’s House: September 27 – 29, October 4 – 30, 2019
Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest: September 28, 2019
Jack-O-Lantern Exhibit: October 18-30, 2019
Annual Costume Parade: October 27, 2019
All You Can Carry Pumpkins: October 27, 2019
Happy Halloween!: October 31, 2019

Bryn + Dane’s Opens!

Bryn + Dane’s, the healthy fast food restaurant with a mission to change the way the world eats, is finally opening in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The first 200 people to arrive will receive a FREE açaí bowl. All guests are invited to choose two toppings and one drizzle. This grand opening kicks off at 11 am but make sure to get in line early to get your free bowl. One lucky person will win free bowls for a whole year!

B+D goes beyond healthy fast food. Not only is Bryn + Dane’s opening in Washington Square, but they are also breaking ground in Entebbe, Uganda! From Philadelphia to Uganda, Bryn + Dane’s is dedicated to changing the way the world eats. 

At Bryn + Dane’s you’ll receive freshly prepared nutritious food with options that will satisfy any craving without the guilt. It is served fast, either to take out or dine in and is an excellent place to enjoy the simple and organic atmosphere. Bryn + Dane’s is located at 834 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA  and is open 6:30 am to 9 pm daily . For more information visit https://www.brynanddanes.com/ .

Dollar Dog Day 🌭

Always down for a dog? Well, you’re in luck — for just a buck. Stop by South Square Market at 2221 South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 17, 2019 and purchase a dollar hot dog. Dietz and Watson will be on site selling their famous franks to celebrate the end of the summer and back to school season. All proceeds from the sale of the hot dogs will be donated to local Chester Arthur Elementary School, so you know your dollar (and your dog) will be in good hands. 

Phillips Seafood and Steak Now Open In Washington DC

Phillips Restaurant Group is excited to announce the opening of Phillips Seafood and Steak. This new restaurant features the best premium steaks, seared over hot hickory to lock in the natural juices, alongside an expansive menu of seafood items, including Phillips’ famous family-recipe crab cakes, fresh raw bar, seafood appetizers and entrees.

Join Phillips Seafood and Steak for happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Settle in at the bar for the $4 specials. Enjoy draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass and select cocktails while snacking on Phillip’s peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell, crab ragoons, and more. Keep an eye out for Sunday brunch, patio seating, and online ordering coming soon!

This dynamic new restaurant design showcases an open kitchen to give guests an action-packed view of the chefs at work. Located at 1460 P Street, NW Washington, D.C., is open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 202.919.2200 or visit www.phillipsseafood.com.

Linvilla Orchards Food Truck Frenzy

Truck loads of food are coming to Linvilla Orchards for a Food Truck Frenzy on Saturday, July 20, 2019!  There will be a variety of delicious food truck options. Roasty Toasty, Have A Ball, Cupcake Carnivale, Cow & the Curd, Stuffed Buns, Mom-Mom’s Kitchen, The Plum Pit, Barkley’s BBQ and Humming Bird Island Cuisine are among the few on the food-tastic agenda.

Along with delicious truck treats there will be live music, hayrides, face painting and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. You don’t want to miss this family-fun event! 

No need to fear, there will be beer here! Ship Bottom Brewery handcrafts every batch of beer and only uses the freshest ingredients. Not a beer person? Don’t whine about it, there will also be wine. This is going to be a day filled with food & fun!

DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019 (rain date: Sunday, July 21, 2019)

TIME: 11 am – 5 pm

LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd, Media PA, 19063

CONTACT: 610.876.7116, Linvilla Orchards

Movies For Good at Cira Green

A partnership between Sunset Social and Brandywine Realty Trust brings weekly movies to the lawn of Cira Green, the 1.2-acre park overlooking University City from 12 stories above. Movies are free, and proceeds from the pay-what-you-wish popcorn stand benefit a different charity each month — the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, The Veterans Group and McMichael School Playground. Movies begin at 8 pm.

  • July 17: Rocky
  • July 24: Beauty and the Beast
  • July 31: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • August 7: Dirty Dancing
  • August 14: The Little Mermaid
  • August 21: The Goonies
  • August 28: The Philadelphia Story

The 2019 Misconduct Mile Benefiting CHOP

Forget the 5k, real runners race a 1K! Misconduct Tavern is hosting their second annual Misconduct Mile on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11 am (rain or shine.) This short and sweet beer-fueled race will start from Misconduct Taverns’ Rittenhouse location at 1511 Locust St. Runners will start with a complimentary beer (21+) and make their way towards the Logan Square location at 1801 JFK where every runner will receive a medal, second beer (21+) and burger of their choice. 

The cost to register for the Misconduct Mile is $30. All ages are welcome, but participants must be 21+ to drink. All participants must bring a valid form of ID on the day of the race. No refunds are available. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

To register, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/y6anlpaa

University City Dining Days

Join University City District from July 18 to 28, 2019 for University City Dining Days, an exploration of the neighborhood’s innovative and diverse dining options. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, China, Vietnam, and beyond.

Enjoy over 30 of University City’s finest restaurants featuring three courses at three different price points ($15, $25 or $35). From Vietnam Café to Zavino University Pizza there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the lunch and dinner options here.