Celebrate America’s Birthday in the City Where it all Started

Philly’s annual Wawa Welcome America Festival 2018 is back and ready to paint the city red, white and blue this July 4!

This FREE multi-day festival provides guests with the ultimate guide to celebrating the fourth of July in the very city where our nation was founded. Wawa Welcome America is a city-wide festival that hosts a multitude of events such as concerts, museum days, firework displays, community events, outdoor movie screenings and block parties! This very patriotic affair is free for all ages and is entirely family friendly.

This year, grammy award-winning and music icon Pitbull will turn the Benjamin Franklin Parkway upside down as the headliner of the annual July 4 concert. Some of Pitbulls chart topping hits include “Give me Everything”, “Timber” and “I Know You Want me”. In addition, Grammy winner Heather Headley and The Philly POPS BIG band will share the stage with Pitbull as they help throw the ultimate birthday party! The celebration continues throughout the night as fireworks decorate the sky above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The festivities begin June 28 and continue through July 4. You can find lists of all the free events being offered by visiting: https://welcomeamerica.com/events/

Celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day

Sometimes a Ruff Day at the Office is a Good Thing!

Celebrate National Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 22, 2018 with Destination Dogs! The restaurant will be celebrating this fun and furry day with a to-go order promotion. By ordering any dog through take out or Uber Eats, guests will receive a scratch off ticket that will reveal one of several prizes. Prizes will range from a complimentary appetizer to a $100 gift card! Quantities are limited while supplies last. Each scratch off ticket distributed is valid until September 30, 2018.

The global menu of gourmet hot dogs is inspired by the chefs passion for travel. These gourmet dogs are paired with an extensive cocktail menu and an interactive game room, making Destination Dogs the perfect recipe for a night out with friends!

For more information, call (267) 773-7750 or visit www.destinationdogs.com. Follow Destination Dogs on Facebook, Instagram , and Twitter. Destination Dogs is open from 11:30am to 2:00am and located at 1111 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Made in America Festival 2018 Lineup Released

The annual multi-stage concert, founded by Rap legend Jay-Z in 2012, is set to return to the city of brotherly love for its seventh year. On Saturday Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2, the outdoor music festival will return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where guests from near and far can see their favorite artists while indulging in an assortment of food, drink, amusements rides and other interactive activities.

This year, superstars Nicki Minaj and Post Malone have been selected as the weekend’s headliners. In addition, Philly’s very own Meek Mill will join the festivities as a performer along with Diplo, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara and more. Rising stars such as Jessie Reyez, Juice WRLD, BlocBoy JB and Saweetie will also be sharing the stage during this two-day long event. For more announcements and information visit the official Made in America site: http://madeinamericafest.com 

Quench your Thirst at Center City Sips!

Cheers! Happy hour just got way happier. Center City Sips will return this summer for its 15th year on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm. Over 90 bars and restaurants will participate each Wednesday from June 6 through August 29. CCS serves as the ultimate way to kick back, rewind and relax after a long work day. Participating locations will offer $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers.

Sips offers guests the opportunity to drink, dine and socialize at some of the cities most iconic locations including Dilworth Park, the Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center and Independence Beer Garden. Instead of rushing home after the work day, those who are 21+ can check out all the 2018 Sips specials all summer long.

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, and even your boss beginning on Wednesday, June 6 at 5pm! For more information about CCS and participating locations visit: https://www.centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccdsips


NOW OPEN, Bayside Cantina in Ocean City, Maryland!

The Phillips family was determined to bring the authentic flavours of Mexico to Ocean City, Maryland. Lose yourself in the marvelous margaritas and explore fresh Mexican flavors.

“When building the menu for Bayside Cantina, we focused on fresh, simple flavors & casual presentations of classic Mexican favorites.” – John Degges, Executive Chef

It’s always Taco Tuesday at Bayside Cantina. Choose from vegetarian, meat, or seafood options. We’ll be featuring tacos filled with carnitas, barbacoa, camaron and more. Guest will also find ensaladas, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos.

Happy Hour specials will be offered daily from 4-7 pm featuring $4 select drink specials. $15 gets you a bucket of Coronitas offered all day, every day and try the free, perfect-for-snacking nacho bar. Satisfy your sweet tooth after you hit the nacho bar with our scrumptious churros, Mexican-style apple pie, or fried ice cream.

Bayside Cantina is located at 14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland. They can be reached at 410-250-1200. Open 4-9pm. For more information on Bayside Cantina’s hours of operation or to view the menu, click here.

Genji launches Sushi Sandwiches

Tired of the same-old slimy, tasteless lunch meat on your sandwiches? No need to worry, Genji and Whole Foods has you covered. Genji just launched Sushi Sandwiches (Onigirazu) in Whole Foods locations across the country. Jing Chen, one of the Genji’s top-tier chefs, recently won the sushi-chef contest for best new dish with his creation of a sushi sandwich filled with spicy tuna, avocado, and wrapped in a delicate soy crepe. 

Available in select stores, other options include the Veggie Sushi Sandwich filled with avocado, cucumber, carrots, mixed greens and nori. Craving a little crunch? Try the Shrimp Tempura Sushi Sandwich stuffed with shrimp tempura, crab stick, cucumber, avocado, kinshi tamago, baby spinach, carrots and BBQ sauce. Refresh your palate with our California Sushi Sandwich made with crab stick, avocado, cucumber, red cabbage and lettuce.

You’re gonna want to take a picture of these gram-worthy sandwiches before digging in. Get social and share your  experience with #Genjisushisandwich. Follow Genji on Twitter (@GenjiSushiBars), Instagram (@genjisushibars), or Facebook (GenjiSushiBars).

Dogs in a Blanket at Destination Dogs

Celebrate National Pigs-in-a-blanket day on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 with the OG hot dog aficionados at Destination Dogs.

Hot dogs and sausages are our forte so we decided to create our own version of the popular hors d’oeuvre; a delicately wrapped homemade dog-in-a-blanket to praise one of the best days of the year.

In the United States, pigs-in-a-blanket are hot dogs wrapped in flaky croissant like dough and baked until juicy and crisp. Commemorate the holiday and let us treat you to dogs-in-a-blanket from 5-7pm on Tuesday, April 24.  Stop by and get cozy for happy hour with cocktails like the Texas-inspired People Pleaser and load up with endless dogs-in-a-blanket while supplies last.

Destination Dogs is located at 1111 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 or visit us at www.destinationdogs.com

Hippity-Hoppity over to Linvilla Orchards to visit the Easter Bunny

You don’t want to miss Linvilla Orchards’ mythical, scenic hayrides to visit the Easter Bunny’s house. Make this your new family-fun Easter tradition to Bunnyland.

Visitors hop aboard a hayride that carries you through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house to meet the Linvilla’s Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny jumps over to visit with everyone, tell a cute, memorable story, and gives a special treat to all our friends. Bring your camera to take lots of bunny-tastic pictures you can treasure.

After the ride, don’t forget to stop by the Garden Center for beautiful Easter plants, flowers and accessories or the Farm Market for fresh bakery items or a homemade chocolate treat!

The Farm Market is open 9 am – 6 pm daily. Please visit www.linvilla.com for more information. Price for the Hayride to Bunnyland is $9 per person.

Philly Chef Conference

The fifth annual Philly Chef Conference is back and better than ever. This two-day event put on by Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management brings together students and industry leaders but also connects industry leaders with one another.

Philly Chef Conference links established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals. We thought we could give you some insight into our favorite events this year.

This year we are looking forward to the incredible panel that they have lined up! We can’t wait for Christopher Hendon, or more commonly known as Dr. Coffee. He will be giving a talk and demonstration of how much of a role water plays into the taste, aromas, and even quality of coffee!  Hendon will be talking about the chemistry of water, who even knew that had such an impact on your cup of coffee. We can’t wait to pick Hendon’s brain on how to improve our coffee in the office.

With the exciting lineup, it is hard to narrow it down to just our top two, but cheese always wins! Brian Keyser of Casellula Cheese & Wine Café, will be talking and hopefully, be bringing a plethora of cheeses to sample.

For more information please visit, phillychefconference.com.


Mouths are watering and tummies are rumbling in anticipation of Atlantic City Restaurant Week!  As you compose your list of restaurants to try, taste the rich treasures of the sea at Phillips Seafood.  Enjoy the freshest bounty the sea has to offer with a tantalizing menu of dishes brought to life by our chefs.  Phillips will be offering special three-course menus available for lunch and dinner.  We hope to see you in Atlantic City!

Make your reservation today!
Atlantic City: reserve online on OpenTable, or call us at 609.348.2273