Sprinklers in the City

Summer is officially in full swing and it is a hot one. Philadelphia temperatures have been reaching the 90s and it has been making us wish we were on a tropical island splashing around in the waves. Although that is not possible, we have fun (and free!) solutions to beat the heat in the city: sprinkler parks. 

Sprinkler parks are public spaces across Philadelphia that have in-ground sprinklers, fountains and splash pads to jump around in for those too hot to handle days. Perfect for the whole family to cool down, splash around all while maintaining a social distance from others. Check out three of our favorite spots below!

Dilworth Plaza – Location: 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

On the West side of City Hall, Dilworth Plaza features open space, seating and fountain areas to splash in. The fountains have been set on the lowest water setting to allow children to play safety!

Seger Park – Location: 1020 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Located between South Street and Independence National Historical Park, Seger Park offers sprinklers in addition to separate spaces for toddlers and a dog park. It is the perfect spot for the whole family!

Roberto Clemente Park – Location: 1800 Wallace St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Roberto Clemente Park, located in Spring Garden, is the perfect hang out spot for kids. Equipped with a full spray ground, the park also offers basketball courts and plenty of green space to relax.

To find more sprinkler parks in Philadelphia or the suburbs, visit Mommypoppins.com.

Questlove On The 1’s & 2’s For This Year’s Great Chefs After Party

Questlove+36th+Annual+ONE+Show+Honors+Best+Qjqcb1ggUf4lMirroring last year, Questlove will be spinning the night away at the after party for this year’s Great Chefs Event. The Grammy Award winning artist, Philadelphia native and founding member of The Roots will be blessing VIP attendees with his vivacious vinyl spins. His presence at the event is indicative of his omnipresent support of Marc Vetri and his efforts concerning the charities behind the Great Chefs Event (The Vetri Foundation for Children and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation).

The after party will be held at Alla Spina, one of Vetri’s top Philly restaurants. The event will be closing off Mount Vernon St. and allowing VIPs to taste exclusive bites form the legendary chefs themselves, giving them truly an industry insider experience. If you plan on attending this epic extravaganza, it will cost you $525 for the event and after party combination; that is, if any tickets remain!

Attendees will be hustling out of work in anticipation of the 6 p.m. start time on Tuesday, June 10, at the Navy Yard. General Admission tickets for the event will run you $350, not including the after party. You can buy tickets here.

The Great Chefs Event [Official]

Alla Spina: 4110 Mt. Vernon St. – (215)-600-0017

Rev up those engines, here we go!

Screen shot 2014-01-23 at 3.58.50 PMBuckle up those seatbelts, folks; the Philadelphia Auto Show is back. Recognized as one of the top shows in the country, the Philadelphia Auto Show will feature more than 700 vehicles of classic, luxury, and exotic models. The event will take place Saturday, February 8 thru Sunday, February 16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Buy your tickets as soon as possible; this is an event you do not want to miss!

Ticket Prices:

Adults (age 13+): $12.00
Active Military (with valid ID): $9.00 (must purchase at box office)
Seniors (age 62+): $6.00 (weekdays only – must purchase at box office or SEPTA)
Children (age 7-12): $6.00
Children 6 & under: FREE with paid adult

Tickets can be purchased here or at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on show day. For each auto show ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. 

Simple Super Bowl Snacks


Having a Super Bowl party and stuck on snack ideas? No worries, we have got you covered. We’ve created a list of simple party ideas from our personal favorite restaurants that are guaranteed to leave your guests craving for more. And the best part? You don’t have to lift a finger in the kitchen.

For all you pizza lovers, pick up a few tomato pies from Santucci’s Square Pizza to add some spunk to your fiesta. With its thick bready crust and a generous layer of tomato sauce, Santucci’s is sure treat your taste buds well.  Pizza Brain offers innovative topping combinations, giving guests something new to try. The menu proudly boasts a Kira Tierston, a red pie with mozzarella, smoked bacon, hint of brown sugar, red onion, and oven-roasted brussels sprout. Talk about a combination!

It is a little known fact that no Super Bowl party is complete without sandwiches. A crowd favorite, sandwiches are easy to eat and fill hungry tummies. We recommend serving platters of hoagies or grilled veggie combos. Sarcone’s Deli or Primo Hoagies are great places to pick up a few. Just unwrap and serve!

This year, spice up your Super Bowl party with falafel balls. Stop by Mama’s Vegetaria or the Falafel Bar to find large portions of these delicious, fried vegetarian fritters. Falafel balls are versatile as they can be dressed up into sandwich using pita bread or can be topped over lettuce and tomatoes to make a salad. If you are looking to keep it simple, you can serve the deep-fried balls solo. A favorite dish among vegetarians, you’d definitely make a statement with this snack.

Take a bite out of the wings from Fox and the Hound or Federal Donuts. Between these two eateries, you are sure to find what you are looking for. If you want to serve wings with traditional sauces (mild, BBQ, spicy garlic, etc.) then Fox and the Hound is your go-to. For wings with a funkier appeal, check out Federal Donuts for its seasonings and glazes of coconut curry, za’atar, or honey ginger.

Be sweet and leave your guests some room for dessert. Why waste game time throwing a pie into the oven when you can get your sugary treats from one of the city’s finest bakeries? Isgro’s Pastries and the Swiss Haus Bakery both offer delectable delights of cakes, cookies, and assorted pastries. Watch your guests’ mouths water as they dig into these irresistible delicacies.

There you have it. A snack menu with winning Super Bowl party foods. Have fun and enjoy the game!