Who doesn’t love great food for a great deal? University City Dining Days returns for another year of “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion that runs from July 13 to 23, 2017. Area restaurants offer a prix-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25, or $35. Here are our top picks for dining options!
- Vietnam Cafe offers their staples including crowd favorite crispy spring rolls, pho, and ice cream to top off the meal!
- For a mix of bar-friendly food, check out New Deck Tavern with cheesesteak egg rolls, Irish fish & chips, and buffalo chicken.
- A chain favorite Bobby’s Burger Palace offers a great deal with a burger, drink, and side special!
- City Tap House offers gastropub favorites like chorizo arancini, crab melt, and peanut butter- butter cake.
- Jose Garces’ Distrito has their classic carnitas tacos, mushroom huaraches, plantains, and churros on the menu.
- Check out classic brunch favorites such as avocado toast, summer tomato panzanella, and chicken enchiladas at Sabrina’s Cafe.
- The newly opened Co-op features crudite, cauliflower dukka, black sea bass, and a rotating selection of pies, icebox cakes, and ice cream.
- Stephen Starr’s’ Pod menu highlights include the Penn roll, robata grilled eggplant, New York strip, and miso fudge brownie.
- Check out White Dog Cafe’s menu with shrimp ceviche, seasonal berry salad, steak frites, and chocolate mousse parfait.
For more information and the full list of participating restaurants, visit: https://www.universitycity.org/university-city-dining-days.
Phillips’ famous seafood is back on the Atlantic City Boardwalk! Their grand opening celebration was Friday, June 30, 2017 on the boards at The Pier at Caesars. The event was marked with a ribbon cutting and opening remarks from Mayor Donald Guardian and the Phillips family.
Phillips Seafood Shack, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is only steps away from the beach. Phillips Seafood Shack features tastings from both land and sea, including some of your Phillips favorites like crab cakes, seafood soups, salt and pepper calamari, and lobster rolls. Dig into some more non-traditional Phillips items like the crispy chicken sandwich or foot long all beef hot dog. Cool down with some frozen lemonade or other fruity frozen drinks like passion fruit, peach, or mango.
Phillips Seafood Shack is located on the boards at The Pier at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. They can be reached at 609-348-2862. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. For more information on Phillips Seafood Shack or to view the menu, click here.
Watch the video from SNJ Live for an inside look at the Grand Opening.
Join Linvilla Orchards on Saturday June 24, 2017 to celebrate their raspberry harvest. Stroll through Linvilla’s fields filled with delicious raspberries ready for the picking! Silly Joe will be taking the stage with high-energy songs and will keep all guests involved in the show. Keep a look out for their special characters and their jam girl Judi! Pay close attention as she shares her secrets to making the best jams in the tri-state area. It’s a fun-filled day celebrating the season of picking with activities the whole family can enjoy!
Some other exciting things to do at the celebration include face painting, train rides, fishing at Orchard Lake, visiting the animals at The Barnyard, and enjoying fresh, delicious treats from The Bakery!
The raspberry picking will run from 8 am. to 7 pm., and the entertainment starts at 11 a.m and runs through 4 pm. Visit www.linvilla.com for more information. And be sure to follow Linvilla on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
“Center City Sips…the official start to summer in Philly”
It’s that time of year again when every Wednesday, restaurants and bars across the city hold happy hour from 5-7 p.m. and offer $5 cocktails, $3 beers, and half-priced appetizer specials! Sips has turned into a social scene, with hot spots like Marathon Grill’s Patio at 19th & Market and Pagano’s Market & Bar, both with DJ’s and drinks flowing.
Sips makes working on Wednesday’s in Philly a little more bearable knowing the party’s just getting started after work. Featuring specials all over the city, your Wednesdays this summer will never be dull and you won’t break the bank!
The party continues even after happy hour ends. Sips After Dark, hosted by Rumor continues the deals after 9 p.m. New this year is Center City Sips style. Participating beauty and fashion retailers are offering in-store discounts every Wednesday before Sips. Retailers like Blo Out Dry Bar are offering 10% off blowouts from 12-4pm, and South Moon Under offering 20% off one item if you mention Center City Sips. These are just two of many style participants that will help you go from the office to happy hour seamlessly.
For more information, and a full list of all participating bars and restaurants visit: https://www.centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccdsips
Looking for a boardwalk experience without leaving Philly? Skip the Jersey Shore traffic and make your way to Spruce Street Harbor Park! This urban beach features hammocks, life-sized games, delectable food, a floating dock, and LED lights brightening up the night sky.
Photographed by Matt Stanley
There’s so much happening each day and night as well as special events. You can reserve your own hammock in the private lounge area for any type of celebration, or go rollerblading nearby. There’s plenty of activities to do on the water too!
Their vendors include Garces’ Harborside Pizza as well as Distrito Tacos, Franklin Fountain, Federal Donuts, and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Throughout the summer, there are various events for all ages. These events include Second Sunday Cinema, Art Star Pop Up Market, Waterfront Live Music Sessions, and Philly Beer Week.
Spruce Street Harbor Park is open now through October 1st. Sunday through Thursday, the park is open from 11 am to 11 pm. Friday and Saturday, it’s open from 11 am to 1 am for your late night festivities. The park is located at 401 South Columbus Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Little Love Jar serves to help people see the positive in life- their jars are always more than half full. The mission of this budding company is twofold: “Collect Love. Spread Joy.” This local couple is determined to make the world better.
Through their simple online shop, the couple has created a fun and simple way to give the gift of love to someone special. Ordering a jar is easy through their website. There, invite friends and family to submit personalized messages. Messages are then hand-cut, placed in a jar that is wrapped up in style, and sent straight to your loved one’s door. Little Love Jars are a humbling and inspiring way to let someone know the difference they have made in your life.
More than a growing company, Little Love Jar is a movement, and they need your help! They have created a kickstarter for Little Love Jar and hope to raise $50,000 by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
By combining technology and tender loving care, Little Love Jar is the place to effortlessly spread joy to a loved one with a gift filled with positivity. See how simple, yet powerful a love note can be. Visit http://www.littlelovejar.com.
Watch Little Love Jar on FYI Philly right here!
Your favorite summer tradition is back… a can’t-miss Maryland dining adventure! Phillips Seafood famous Crab Deck is now open for the 2017 season. Perched on a dock in the Baltimore Harbor, the Crab Deck delivers a menu of local Eastern Shore favorites.
This is the perfect place to enjoy the best seafood Maryland has to offer. Share a Steam Bucket with friends and family, overflowing with a feast of freshly steamed seafood. And, of course, your trip wouldn’t be complete without classic Ocean City crab cakes, pan sauteed until golden brown. Find the full Crab Deck menu here.
The Crab Deck has a full outdoor bar featuring Phillips’ signature cocktails, like their award-winning Phillips Bloody Mary or the Blue Crab Margarita. Don’t miss out on happy hour specials Monday – Friday from 4 – 7 p.m.
The Baltimore Crab Deck is located at 601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD and is open seven days a week 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call 410.685.6600 or visit www.phillipsseafood.com.
On April 27, Baril will be hosting a Spring Lamb Degustation. The menu, designed by Chef Georges Perrier, includes seven courses: Sweetbreads, Neck, Shoulder, Shank, Rack, Soupe de Fruits, and Oeufs à la Neige.
This is a special opportunity for people who love Georges Perrier to taste his specialty dishes once again. Perrier is renowned in the Philadelphia area for his legendary French cuisine. Fans of Perrier will not want to miss out on this rare tasting!
There will be two seatings for the dinner, one at 6 pm and one at 9 pm. The price is $85, or $125 for those who would like to do a wine pairing. For reservations, call 267.687.2608.
Watch this video from FYI Philly for an inside look at Georges Perrier making bouillabaisse at Baril.
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Who doesn’t love to #GetHai? On April 20, 2017 Hai Street Kitchen & Co. will be having a special promotion for a limited time only! From 2:20 to 6:20 pm, Hai Street will be offering $4.20 off their Hai Street Chicken and Ho-Lee Shrimp sushi burritos with the secret phrase: “Can I get Hai?”
Hai Street Kitchen & Co. has multiple locations in Philadelphia; in The Shops at Liberty Place, in Center City at 32 South 18th St, and in University City at 125 South 40th St. The promotion will be offered at all locations.
Don’t forget to follow Hai Street on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
Hop on over to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards and join us on a hayride as it carries you through the woods to the Easter Bunny’s house! Be sure to bring your camera since the Easter Bunny likes to take pictures and give special treats to everyone who visits. 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.
Hayrides to Bunnyland costs $9 per person and runs now through April 15, 11 am to 4 pm each day.
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