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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets. More than 140 cars, motorcycles and trucks are expected to compete for Best of Show and other top honors. The accompanying street festival will feature live music, circus performances, street vendors, rack sales, kids’ activities and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show. Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants serve street food and summertime drinks at festival prices. Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 4, 2013. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.
“East Passyunk’s Car Show and Street Festival is one of South Philly’s largest outdoor festivals,” said EPABID Director Renee Gilinger. “Families from around the tri-state area, and beyond, flock to EPA to cruise the cars, root for their favorites, sample South Philly fare and enjoy live music on every block.”
More than 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson streets. The fee for participating cars is $15 per vehicle. Registration will take place at Broad and EPA between 8:00am and 1:00pm. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Trophies will be awarded in dozens of categories, including: Top 50, Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best 50’s Custom, Best Street Rod, Best Low Rider, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, and Best of Show Car and Motorcycle. One winner will also be honored with the title of “People’s Choice” voted on during the show and on social media.
Live music will keep things moving and grooving with a different band on each block. All music is outdoors unless otherwise noted. The line-up is as follows:
East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants will serve special street food and summertime beverages. Nearly all food and drink served outside will be specially priced at $5.00 or less. Specials below will be served outside on the street, unless noted below. Drink and food menu to date includes:
The 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival, formerly known as the Doo Wop, is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. Sponsors include Yelp, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, South Philly Review and WOGL.
EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150 independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the new, mixing old world shopping, authentic Italian restaurants, world famous cheese steaks, with trendy boutiques, handmade arts, world-class cuisine and record-breaking events. For more information and directions, go to www.visiteastpassyunk.com, like East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook or Tweet @epassyunkave.
From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this summer for an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. On Thursday, August 22, 2013, twenty-three hundred participants will celebrate and re-purpose a highly-visible public space by enjoying a night filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. This très chic picnic, now celebrating its 25th year internationally, is part mystery tour, part pop-up feast and part je ne sais quoi. The waiting list to secure an official invitation is now open at philadelphia.dînerenblanc.info.
Last year, Dîner en Blanc made its grand debut in Philadelphia when 1,300 guests descended upon the secret pop-up location that was revealed to be Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle. In its second year, event co-hosts have worked hand-in-hand with top city officials to again secure a memorable spot that is unexpected, well known and celebrates the cultural spirit of the event.
“The thing I loved hearing most from guests at last year’s event was the sense of community they felt and how they fell in love with Philadelphia all over again, ” said Co-Host Natanya DiBona. “The focus of our event is to really celebrate the great public spaces the city has to offer and how they can be creatively used. Sharing an elegant meal in a beautiful space with new friends creates an everlasting memory. As one participant said after last year.. every time I pass Swann Fountain my heart smiles!”
Registration for this exclusive event will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Invitations are available first to all registered members who participated in the 2012 Philadelphia event. Other interested parties can also secure an opportunity to register by placing themselves on a waiting list. Once potential participants add their name, they will join a growing list of interested parties who share a common love for the event – as well as for the City of Brotherly Love. A sense of community is fostered through preview events, such as the one last Wednesday at William-Sonoma, as well as online discussion forums, Pinterest boards and social media outlets.
In early to mid July, all waiting list members have an equal opportunity to register themselves and a guest after a summer of suspense. Each registration will sign up their date, pick a meeting spot for the day of the event, and have the option to pre-order picnic food from the official event caters, Garces Catering and DiBruno Brothers.
On the day of the event itself, true to tradition, bystanders around the city will witness groups of 200 people gather at specific rallying points and then converge on the final location by foot or by other means of transportation. All participants are asked to dress elegantly in white, from head to toe, as well as bring an epicurean feast, chairs, fine china, silverware, white tablecloth and elegant table decor. .
Over the course of the evening, participants will celebrate dinner as an art form through time-honored traditions, live music and even dancing. Visually breathtaking moments will include the waving of a cloth napkin to mark the beginning of the dinner, as well as the lighting of sparklers to let participants know they are now free to circulate, mingle and dance.
Mole Street Productions has returned again to help assemble a musical line up that will dazzle guests. Carte Blanche, a highly unique revivalist jazz group, will provide dinner music featuring sounds of the classic American 20's and 30's to jazz, French and Latin American music. After dinner, DJ Bruce will get the crowd up and get the dance party rolling. While the accessories and fashions are white, the event is green and eco-friendly, leaving the public space exactly as it was found. When it is time to leave, guests pack up their belongings, pick up all their litter and head to the official after party, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.
The Sofitel Philadelphia will also serve as the official hotel partner by offering a special package for an overnight stay in the city. The special rate of $199 USD (plus tax) includes luxury king accommodations, breakfast for two in Chez Colette, one French baguette and one large bottle of limited edition Evian Water for dinner. Other sponsors include Williams-Sonoma at the Bellevue and XIX Restaurant.
Prizes awarded during Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia will include Most Elegant Man, Woman and Table. Additional details will be posted closer to the date of the event. “Philadelphia really shined last year and we will be watching for even more elegant attire and tablescapes this year,"said DiBona. “As many of our guests showed, this is a unique opportunity to wear your finest white gloves, hats, fascinators and perhaps even unpack that gorgeous wedding gown you haven’t seen in a few years!”
Dîner en Blanc is BYOB and therefore all participants must be at least 21 years old. Dîner en Blanc’s Philadelphia is produced entirely by local volunteers that include two Co-Hosts, eight Group Leaders, 48 Table Hosts and several on-site volunteers. For more information and to sign up for the waiting list, visit philadelphia.dînerenblanc.info. To join the growing online community, join in discussion forums on the website, or follow Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter (@debphl).
About Dîner en Blanc International
The worldwide phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Launched by François Pasquier and a handful of friends in 1988, the Paris Dîner en Blanc now attracts more than 10,000 people each year. What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international epicurean phenomenon on five continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: diners continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a high-quality meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations. Dîner en Blanc International, based in Montreal, is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 40 cities by the end of 2013. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.
For photos or videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, go to www.dinerenblanc.info, select the city you wish to view and click on the media tab in the top right corner.
Hot on the heels of last week’s record-breaking Craft Beer Day and La Festa, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) triples the fun this coming weekend with Second Saturday, Antique and Vintage Flea Market and South Philly Fest. Festivities also include the grand opening block party for Aversa PR and Frontstretch.com.
The fun starts early Saturday morning with the Antique and Vintage Flea Market that returns with 60+ vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories. After shopping, enjoy sales, free make-overs, pop-up shop, art openings, receptions, tastings and sales at more than a dozen merchants and businesses.The festivities even include a ‘baby shower’ for East Passyunk’s precious new arrival, Cloth at 1605 East Passyunk Avenue.The fun continues into the night with circus performances, DJ, food and drink at grand opening of Aversa PR at 12th and East Passyunk.
On Sunday, there’s no rest with the return of South Philly Fest by Lucky 13 and Sweet Jane Vintage, featuring a free outdoor concert with seven live bands, great shopping, food and drink specials. Complete details for all events are listed below. For more information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, follow @epassyunkave or call (215) 336-1455.
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FLEA MARKET
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Antique and Vintage Flea Market will return to the 1600 block parking lot between Tasker and Morris from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More than 60 vendors will feature antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories, glassware, pottery and much more. Held in and around the municipal lot on the 1600 Block of East Passyunk Avenue between Morris & Tasker. The GPS address is 1630 East Passyunk Avenue. The event is organized by Philadelphia Flea Markets. Admission is free. Family-friendly shopping for all ages. The rain date is Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Shop and stroll your way into summer as EPABID hosts June's Second Saturday. See individual listings for times, costs and details.
* 1600 Below Vintage (1600 EPA) - Complimentary Prosecco, 20% off everything vintage, and artwork by Laura Finestone. Upstairs Reliable Floor Covering will be offering 10% off all in stock area rugs.
* Aversa PR & Events (1141 Pierce Street, at 12th and East Passyunk) -- Come meet the folks behind EPA's social media! Grand opening block party featuring food and drink samples from Noir, Chhaya, Toast, SliCE, Bitar's, Smokin' Betty's, Devil's Alley, Serrano, Francoluigis, and Art of Bread by Georges Perrier. Ms Goody Cupcake will preview her new truck and give away dessert samples. Prism Beer will pour Summer of 69 and Naked Blonde. Uber, Headhunters Hair Design, Eviama Life Spa, Fly School Circus Arts, Cloth, Sealed with a Kiss, City of Hope and others will provide raffle prizes and free swag bags for the first 200 people. Entertainment includes a DJ, circus performance and a preview by Brat Productions of their new show The Last Plot in Revenge. Free, 21 and older, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Cloth (1605 EPA) -- Cloth ( 1605 EPA) -- Come meet our new 'bundle of joy' during the grand opening 'baby shower' for Cloth. Complimentary croissants, pastries, coffee, tea, organic juice boxes and kid's snacks will be provided. Enjoy our "baby shower" cake donated from Ms Goody Cupcake. The new play corner will be open and fully stocked with toys and books. Enter to win great prizes, including a raffle basket of summer baby necessities. Free swag bags full of prizes and coupons for the first 50 shoppers. Free, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
* Chhaya Cafe (1823 EPA) -- Art reception with works from Priscilla Hopkins, featuring acrylic paint on paper and enjoys layering transparent and opaque forms to create compositions inspired by the natural world. Complimentary snacks. Free, starts 6:00 PM
* Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) -- Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) – Opening reception for “Box Score: Mixed Media Collages” by Randel Plowman. Limited edition archival prints from “Box Score: An Autobiography,” an epic baseball poem (and free, interactive ipad app!) by local poet Kevin Varrone, are on view through July 30. Formatted as literary baseball cards, “Box Score” is for anyone who loves baseball, poetry, art, and history. Join us for light ball park fare: popcorn & pretzels, beer & lemonade! Free, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Fringe (1728 EPA) – Reception for Bird in the Hand ink paintings by Lucinda Morreale, with music by Murmuration. Free, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
* Headhunters Hair Design (1718 EPA) - FREE mini-makers for new clients, jewelry summer sale, spray tan discounts, hair chalking, snacks. Opens at 10:00 AM
* HOME A furnishings boutique (1815 EPA) - Reception featuring artwork from an artist that graduated from the University of the Arts - Emily Stabile. She'll be presenting some wood cut prints and paintings on wood. Free refreshments, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men's Clothing (1615 EPA) - 15% off entire store to get styling for summer,
complimentary champagne and champagne spritzers. 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
* Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) - Last call for Fegley's Blueberry Belch and Young's Double Chocolate Stout cupcakes for Philly Beer Week + Drunkin' Elvis (which lasts through June). Cupcake Shakes are back for summer. Enjoy free samples and fifty cents off each shake (any flavor cupcake!). 9am - 4pm (or sell out)
Things.. Handmade (1731 EPA) - Art opening and reception with paintings by
Courtney Brown, free refreshments, more details coming. Free, 6:00 PM to 10:00
* Nicole Rae Styer Boutique (1822 EPA) - Huge summer sale.........all summer dresses,tanks and shorts 20% off! Wine and sweets from Belle Cakery. Free, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
* Occasionette (1825 EPA) - The Second Saturday Pop-Up Shop at featuring Brainstorm Print and Design with beer, donuts and awesome hand screenprinted art prints. Free, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Pollyodd (1908 EPA) - Free tasting with newest cello. Come out and try some Mango just in time for summer. Free, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Lucky 13 Pub and Sweet Jane Vintage present South Philly Fest from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM with an outdoor concert featuring seven live bands, drink specials, food, vendors and shopping. Line up is listed below. Festivities will take place outside on the street in front of Lucky 13 Pub, at 13th and East Passyunk Avenue. Inside Lucky 13, DJ Sunny Girl Williamson will be spinning records and keeping things cool. Concert is free. Drinks and food are pay-as-you-go.
Concert performances and times:
Company Corvette (1:00 PM)
Needle Points (2:00 PM)
Robes of Alchemy (3:00 PM)
The Whips (4:00 PM)
Gondola (5:00 PM)
Bad Panda Jewelry
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Kung Fu Hoagies
Make Love Not War
Medium Bob’s Curiosity Shop
She All Talk
Sweet Jane Vintage
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From a Drunkin’ Elvis to “beer queens,” from a battle of the brewers to craft beer day, from soft-shelled crabs infused with Allaghash to a Troegs four-course dinner, Aversa PR & Events clients offer unique roster of events to quench Philadelphia’s thirst for Philly Beer Week.
ONE DAY EVENTS
Friday, May 31, 2013
PBW Kickoff: Local Tower Takeover
Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia) invites you to celebrate the start of Philly Beer Week with PBW Kickoff: Local Tower Takeover, on Friday, May 31, 2013, from Noon to closing. Spend a day with the locals as you enjoy limited edition brews from Yards, Manayunk, Slyfox, Victory and Troegs, plus newcomers Boxcar, Round Guys, Old Forge, Neshaminy Creek, Evil Genius and Vault Brewing. All beer is pay-as-you-go. Drink specials, giveaways and prizes available. Special appetizer menu will feature ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. For more information, call (215) 922-6500.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
4TH Annual Broads, Brews and Queens (BBQ)
Hail to the queen(s) of Philly Beer Week! Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia) celebrates the women of the beer industry during the 4th Annual Broads, Brews and Queens (BBQ) on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM. Meet the broads behind the beers and enjoy a tower takeover of lady inspired and driven drafts from Dogfish Head, Stoudts, Flying Fish, Allagash, Ommegang, Brookly, Yards, Rogue, Evolution, Sixpoint, Dominion and more. The Goddess Isis will preside over drag performances from “The Sisters in Sin” with special appearances by supporting “beer queens,” our supportive male industry counterparts in drag. Admission is a suggested $5 cover to benefit the William Way LGBT Community Center. Beer is pay-as-you-go. For more information, call (215) 922-6500.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 (Two events)
Craft Beer Day on East Passyunk Avenue AND Italian National Day “La Festa Della Repubblica”
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) serves up a double dose of summertime fun with two festivals on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Starting at 11:00 AM, Philly Beer Week kicks off with 15 hours of craft beer events during Craft Beer Day. East Passyunk restaurants and retailers will present opportunities to meet the brewers, try new craft beers, enjoy beer-infused foods, and shop for beer-related gifts. Starting at Noon, Italian National Day Festival “La Festa Della Repubblica” will feature a full day of live music, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, Italian food vendors, kids’ activities and a spaghetti eating contest. La Festa activities are held on East Passyunk Avenue, between Mifflin and Moore streets. Events are held rain or shine. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted. For more information about Craft Beer Day and La Festa visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, follow @epassyunkave or call (215) 336-1455.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Troegs Beer Dinner
Join Executive Chef Brian Fidiam and the brewers from Troegs Brewery for a four course tasting dinner at Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, enjoy four courses and four pairings for $50.00 per person. Reservations are available by calling (215) 751-0707. Menu includes:
* 1st course: Lobster & Sweet Jersey Corn Chowder, with micro tarragon, paired with Troegs Perpetual IPA
* 2nd course: Fried Green Tomato Stack, with Miatake mushrooms, basil puree, fresh mozzarella, balsamic honey reduction, paired with Troegs Nugget Nectar
* 3rd course: Sunshine Pilsner Lavender Seared Ahi Tuna, with sweet pickled summer vegetables, green curry pilsner pineapple sauce, paired with Troegs Sunshine Pilsner
* 4th course: Beer Sorbet Trio with raspberry, apricot, blackberry, paired with Troegs Mad Elf
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Battle of the Brewers
Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) pits 12 breweries and 12 beers head-to-head in the 4th Battle of the Brewers on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Enjoy all you can drink locally brewed beer, paired with all you can eat sinfully good comfort food. Meet the brewers and watch them battle to the last drop. Confirmed participants bringing beer to the competition are Doylestown, Evolution, Fegleys Brew Works, Ithaca, Longtrail, Manayunk, Old Dominion, Round Guys, Shawnee, Sixpoint, Troegs and Victory. Tickets are $35 and sold online at www.devilsalleybarandgrill.com/ticket_purchase.html. For more information, call (215) 751-0707.
MULTI DAY PROMOTIONS AND MENUS
Friday, May 31, 2013 – Sunday, June 9, 2013
Serrano Debuts “Staff Shot” and Beer Battered Soft-Shelled Crab BLT
Serrano (20 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) celebrates Philly Beer Week by debuting a special dish from Executive Chef Gina Rodriguez. Fresh from appearances at COOK, Taste of the Nation and Philadelphia Magazine’s Wine and Food Festival, Chef Rodriguez presents a Beer Battered Soft-Shelled Crab BLT, featuring Allagash White. The dish is served on a grilled brioche bun, with lemon aioli and house-made fries. Owner Donal McCoy debuts “Staff Shot, a shot of beer and vitamin C all in one neat little package. This new Serrano signature shot will be available for $6.00, and features Ketel One Vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice and Allagash White. For more information, reservations or hours, call (215) 928-0770 or visit serranophilly.com.
Friday, May 31, 2013 – Sunday, June 9, 2013
Drunkin’ Cupcake Has Elvis ‘All Shook Up’
Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA) debuts new beer-infused desserts to sweeten up Philly Beer Week. Between now and Sunday, June 9, 2013, baker/owner Gigi Andrew puts a spin on her best selling Elvis cupcake with the Drunkin’ Elvis featuring a banana chocolate chip cake, infused with Wells Banana Bread Beer, topped with peanut butter buttercream, and accented with chocolate covered bacon. Additionally, Andrew debuts the Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich with oatmeal and peanut butter cookies, infused with Wells Banana Bread Beer, filled with peanut butter buttercream.
On June 2, Ms Goody Cupcake will open for Sunday hours from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with fifty cents off all cupcakes, beer-infused cake truffles and two additional Philly Beer Week flavors. The popular Youngs Double Chocolate Stout cupcake will return with a beer-infused chocolate cake and buttercream. Andrew will also debut Bx3 (Blueberry Beer Belch), featuring a white cake with blueberries soaked in Fegley’s Brew Works Blueberry Belch, topped with a tart lemon buttercream, and accented with lemon rind shavings.
Ms Goody Cupcake is open Tuesday through Saturday, plus Sunday, June 2, 2013 for Craft Beer Day. For more information, call (215) 334-2253.
Friday, May 31, 2013 – Sunday, June 9, 2013
Three BIG Courses, Three GREAT Beers
Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) celebrates Philly Beer Week with a special menu that runs every night from Friday, May 31, 2013 through Sunday, June 9, 2013. Enjoy three courses and three local beer pairings for $35.00 per person. Reservations are available by calling (215) 751-0707.
1st course, choice of:
* Troegs Mad Elf Fried Green Tomatoes, with fresh mozzarella, basil puree, mad elf & honey balsamic reduction, paired with Troegs Mad Elf
* Shawnee Biere de Guarde steamed P.E.I. Mussels, with Jersey corn, jalapeños, andouille sausage, tarragon butter, paired with Shawnee Biere de Guarde Wheat Ale
* Evolution IPA Pretzel Fondue with aged cheddar fondue with IPA, homemade pretzel bites, sea salt, paired with Evolution Lot 3 IPA
2nd course, choice of:
* Doylestown Fountain House Battered Fish n’ Chips with remoulade, grilled lemon, Old Bay fries, paired with Doylestown Fountain House Summer Ale
* Lancaster Milk Stout marinated Hanger Steak, with scalloped summer vegetables, milkstout mushroom demi, paired with Lancaster Milk Stout
* Yards Brawler infused Jerk Pork Tenderloin, with mango salsa, fried plantains, basmati rice & black beans, paired with Yards Brawler
3rd course, choice of:
* Car Bomb Bread Pudding with Guinness and Baileys soaked brioche, Jameson caramel, paired with Guinness Irish Stout
* Beer Sorbet Trio with raspberry, apricot, blackberry wheat, paired with Framboise, Magic Hat #9, Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
* Youngs Double Chocolate Stout Float with double chocolate chip cookies, homemade vanilla bean ice cream, paired with Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
Thursday, June 6, 2013 – Saturday, June 8, 2013
Three Arttful Courses + Three Killer Beers
Enjoy “Three Arttful Courses + Three Killer Beers” at Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia) on Thursday, June 6, 2013 – Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Chef Artt Ward pairs three special off-menu dishes with three of the best brews from near and far. Dinner is $35 per person. Reservations are recommended by calling (215) 922-6500.. The full menu is listed below.
1st course, choice of one:
* Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites with IPA mixed cheese dipping sauce, paired with Stoudts Four Play Batch 2 IPA (Adamstown, PA)
* Beer Braised Pork Cheek Flatbread with shaved manchego, fennel, orange segments, paired with Victory Summer Love Golden Ale (Downingtown, PA)
* Farmhouse Steam Mussels with coconut curry sauce, grilled French bread, paired with Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison (Cooperstown, NY)
* Blackback Brisket Empanadas with black IPA and tomato barbeque sauce, paired with Round Guys Blackback Black IPA (Landsdale, PA)
2nd course, choice of one:
* Grilled Filet Tips, with linguini, baby brussels sprouts, brawler mushroom jus, paired with Yards Brawler (Philadelphia, PA)
* Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos, with pickled cabbage, refried black beans, avocado, orange segments,
crispy shallots, cherry tomato salsa, paired with Old Forge Celestial Blonde Ale (Danville, PA)
* IPA Braised Bratwurth, with IPA mustard sauce, creamed green beans, paired with Brooklyn Blast IPA (Brooklyn, NY)
* Tipsy Chicken brined and smoked, drunken collards, whiz scalloped potatoes, paired with Allagash Belgian White (Portland, ME)
3rd course, choice of:
* Dark Chocolate Brownie, with strawberry porter ice cream, walnut brittle paired with Rogue Chocolate Stout (Newport, OR)
* Bruleed Cheese Cake with drunken cherries, Sly Fox Dry Stout whipped cream paired with Slyfox Royal Weisse (Phoenixville, PA)
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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) serves up a double dose of summertime fun with two festivals on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Starting at 11:00 AM, Philly Beer Week kicks off with 15 hours of craft beer events during Craft Beer Day. East Passyunk restaurants, bars and retailers will present opportunities to meet the brewers, try new craft beers, enjoy beer-infused and inspired foods, and shop for beer-related gifts. Starting at Noon, Italian National Day Festival “La Festa Della Repubblica” will feature a full day of live music, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, Italian food vendors, kids’ activities and a spaghetti eating contest. La Festa activities are held on East Passyunk Avenue, between Mifflin and Moore streets. Events are held rain or shine. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted. Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. For more information about Craft Beer Day and La Festa visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, follow @epassyunkave or call (215) 336-1455.
CRAFT BEER DAY – CHEERS!
East Passyunk Avenue kicks off Philly Beer Week with 15 hours of craft beer events. Try new brews and beer-infused and inspired eats, meet brewers, and quench your thirst for craft beer! The event is free, and rain or shine.
LA FESTA - FESTEGGIAMO!
Filitalia International and Foundation presents Italian National Day Festival “La Festa Della Repubblica,” on East Passyunk Avenue, between Mifflin and Moore streets. Family-friendly festivities will include live music, raffles and prizes, Italian food vendors (including East Passyunk’s Mamma Maria), specialty cocktails, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, a spaghetti eating contest. Activities for the kids will include a moon bounce and face painting. Confirmed sponsors and vendors includes Noir Restaurant, Mamma Maria’s, The Bottle Shop, Stogie Joes, Candy Rockz Jewelry, Capo’s Coins and Memorabilia, Gozen Yogurt, Twin Shoppe, Lil Dan’s and more. Ms Goody Cupcake will also feature an open house with fifty cents off cupcakes. Special Italian Day flavors will include Roche Roche, Holy Cannoli and Italian Funfetti. The event is free, and rain or shine. The early schedule for entertainment is as follows:
PHILLY BEER WEEK ON EAST PASSYUNK
Select East Passyunk restaurant and bars will also present special craft beer-related events in honor of Philly Beer Week. A partial list of events is below:
P.O.P.E. (1501 EPA)
Stogie Joe's (1801 EPA)
For more information and event updates, visit East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter, pin East Passyunk Avenue on Pinterest and visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150 independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the new, mixing old world shopping, authentic Italian restaurants, world famous cheese steaks, with trendy boutiques, handmade arts, world-class cuisine and record-breaking events.
Chef-driven restaurants have pushed this once-faded community into the national spotlight. East Passyunk Avenue boasts more than 30 eateries, from authentic traditional Italian restaurants to gastropubs, including four of Philadelphia magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants: Stateside, Le Virtu, Fond and Will. Capogiro Gelato Artisans scoops up National Geographic’s “best ice cream in the world” just down the block from cheese steak global headquarters, where Pat’s and Geno’s still vie to be called the best of this Philly staple.
Anchored by the beautifully restored Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor hosts events of all shapes and sizes. Annual outdoor favorites include foodie-festival Flavors of the Avenue, the Car Show & Street Festival, Farmers’ Markets and East Passyunk Craft Beer Day.
Indochino - Custom Online Menswear Clothier from Vancouver BC – Opens Traveling Tailor Pop-Up Shop at 1518 Walnut Street from May 10 – 27
** Book an Appointment to Get Fitted for a Custom Suit (starting at $379) Tailored to Your Exact Measurements; Receive a FREE Custom Dress Shirt & Gift Set ($160 value) with Suit Purchase **
Indochino, the pioneer and global leader in online custom menswear, announced today that they will open a Traveling Tailor Pop-Up Shop at 1518 Walnut Street from Friday, May 10th through Monday, May 27th. The shop will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturdays and from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sundays.
Indochino’s custom suits are of the highest quality, created by the same school of highly skilled tailors, using the same superior fabrics and techniques employed by well known high-end fashion houses… at a fraction of the price.
Typically, an Indochino customer shops online, selecting the exact design details that he desires for his custom suit or shirt. When he is ready to place his order, he then creates a measurement profile through Indochino’s online step-by-step measurement process with easy to follow videos. It only takes 10 minutes and can be done from the comfort of home, with the measuring assistance of a friend.
Following much success in New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC, Indochino has decided to bring its Traveling Tailor Pop-Up Shop <https://www.indochino.com/traveling-tailor> to Philadelphia, where their expert staff will take measurements and provide each customer
with personal styling. Customers will learn which customizations work best to complement their specific body type, which colors are great for their skin tone, which collars will suit their face shape. Online measurement profiles will be created at the event; after which, creating a custom wardrobe of suits, shirts, outerwear and chinos is simply a click away.
Customization of lapels, number of buttons, vents and monogramming is available on all suits for no additional charge!
** Book an Appointment & Get a Free Custom Dress Shirt and gift set with Suit Purchase **
Appointments are available on 30-minute intervals for men to meet with one of Indochino’s custom tailors and stylists. Everyone who books an appointment will receive a FREE custom dress shirt and gift set ($160 value) with any suit purchase (one shirt per customer). Book appointments at: indochino.com/philadelphia
** Indochino Facts at a Glance **
• Indochino lets any man regardless of size, budget or location… measure, customize and order a high fashion, made to order, affordable suit in as little as 10 minutes.
• Custom Suits start at $379 and Shirts at $79. Prices include all taxes and customizations.
• Tailored to your exact measurements.
• Suits have 6 standard customizations and 14 advanced customizations, which can be chosen under the “more options” tab on the customizations page when selecting your design preferences.
• Shirts have 3 standard customizations and 4 advanced customizations.
• Free Shipping Worldwide.
• If your garment is not what you expected, Indochino will make it right. Up to $75 dollars in alteration credits are provided for any adjustments you may need, and on the rare occasion that your garment cannot be adjusted, a remake of the garment will be created free of charge.
** About Indochino **
Indochino is the pioneer and global leader in online custom menswear, making fashion accessible for every man. Indochino lets any man regardless of size, budget or location… measure, customize and order a high fashion, made to order,affordable suit in as little as 10 minutes. Co-founded in 2007 by Kyle Vucko, CEO, and Heikal Gani, chief creative officer, Indochino offers an ever-changing assortment of both classic and fashion-forward suits, shirts, and outerwear- all with an
unparalleled number of customization options, delivered faster than anyone else in the industry. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC. To learn more about Indochino, visit www.indochino.com.
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services, join Indochino on Facebook at www.facebook.com/indochino or
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Jay Michael Salon and Spa (at The Phoenix, 1600 Arch Street) is helping men lose the fur before beach season as they present Manscape Mania and the search for “Furriest Philadelphian.” On Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, all Jay Michael stylists and employees will volunteer their time and donate 100% of proceeds from men’s salon packages to City of Hope to help them in the fight against prostate cancer. All participants and their guests will enjoy specially priced salon packages, beer tastings, complimentary nibbles, free gifts and a chance to win a $1,000 prize getaway package. In advance of the event, one winner will be named “Furriest Philadelphian,” entitling them to a year of free services and products. An additional winner at the event will be named “Most Dramatic Makeover.” For information, click here or call 267-514-8000.
Manscape Mania is the perfect opportunity for men spruce up and look sharp for summer. Significant others are invited to come and watch as men lose the fur with one-time exclusive packages:
* The Scapegoat - Manly manicure, Pedicure, Chest and Back Wax ($100.00)
* The Cityscape - Manly manicure, eyebrow wax, fifteen minute chair massage, cut and style ($100.00)
* The Beachscape - Thirty minute relaxation massage, thirty minute facial or bacial, manly manicure, cut and style ($200.00)
* The Sexyscape - Back or chest wax, thirty minute facial or bacial, manly manicure, cut and style and hint of color treatment ($200.00)
A la carte services are also available for cut and style, manly mani and waxing services at a discounted price (one-day only). All pricing is available for one-day only, with appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special pricing can’t be combined with other discounts. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to City of Hope as staff are generously donating their wages from the day to pay it forward or “Live a Beautiful Life” (the company’s tagline/mission statement.)
During the event, participants will also enjoy complimentary nibbles and beer samples from Tirnanog, as well as a free Matrix boxed gift set (valued at $40) and a free ride gift card from Uber (valued up to $20). All participants will also be entered to win a grand prize package for two inclusive of items such as a Tiffany necklace and an Atlantic City Weekend Hotel Package!
In advance of Manscape Mania, City of Hope and Jay Michael is looking to crown one lucky male “Furriest Philadelphian.” The winner will receive a makeover during Manscape Mania, plus a year of free styling products (approximate value $400) and a year of complementary haircuts (approximate value $2,000). Interested applicants can apply by sending a current photo (headshot and full body) to email@example.com by May 12, 2013. Friends and family can also nominate a winner. Entries must include name, age and email address. Must be 21 and older to participate. Certain restrictions apply.
“It’s a humorous way to show our salon’s not-so-serious side,” explained Manager, Sylwia Cunningham. “We are a five-star salon and spa but we also like to have fun and also help those in need. City of Hope is a very worthy charity and we’re happy to help find—and make over— this furry man! I guess you could say we’re letting our hair down for a day!”
At the event, one lucky winner will also be named “Most Dramatic Makeover.” Before and after shots will be judged at the end of the day by Josh Hafetz, President of Raylon Corporation, a wholesale beauty distributor.
“We love working with Jay Michael Salon and Spa, “ said Harry Giordano, Senior Director of Development for City of Hope’s Northeast Region. “They have been long-time supporters of our cause I am looking forward to seeing the before and after of the Furriest Philadelphian – it’s a fun event for everyone and a day that going to be really great!”
For more information visit www.facebook.com/ ManscapeMania. Appointments are now being accepted by calling 267-514-8000 or visiting jaymichael.com. Entries for Furriest Philadelphian are also now being taken via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jay Michael Salon and Spa
Jay Michael Salon and Spa has been providing exceptional salon experiences since 1985. For decades, Philadelphia’s elite have flocked to Jay’s gorgeously appointed salons. Jay has partnered with Sarah Keating, owner of the former Phoenix Salon and Spa, and now has two warm and welcoming beauty establishments, one at Center City’s The Phoenix, the other at The Radnor Hotel. Jay Michael employs only the most seasoned, sensational staff members, extending incredible services to his clients. From coloring and cutting to breathtaking up dos, from indulgent massages and facials to waxing, make-up applications and manicures, Jay Michael Salon and Spa does it all. Each salon visit is guaranteed to exceed your most discriminating expectations, all the while making you look and feel fabulous. Visit jaymichael.com for more info.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. For 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully. As an independent medical and research institution, we can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. We work with urgency because time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year. For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins. Visit cityofhope.org for more information.
Fly School Circus Arts presents a high-flying grand finale to their participation in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Tonight and tomorrow night, Fly School presents two first ever flying trapeze shows within the boundaries of Center City. "Daringly High" performances will take place on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the University of the Arts Parking Lot on Broad Street (between Spruce and Pine streets, across from the Kimmel Center). Professional faculty and advanced students will present works that celebrate a moment in time dating back to 1965 when model Jean Shrimpton helped change the face of women’s fashion and challenged female roles in society. Announced performers include Fly School Director Mary Kelly Rayel, Caitlyn Larsson, Donovan Chandler and Christine Landon. All professional performers will do tricks and exhibit skills without a safety harness as they fly 25 feet in the air. Admission is $10.00 at the gate for a spot inside the parking lot. Best viewing spots are expected to go early, and tickets are first come, first served until they sell out. Trapeze shows come hot on the heels of dozens of sold-out classes during the 2013 PIFA. As of today, all trapeze classes are sold out through closing day. Over 750 adults and children have come to enjoy trapeze lessons that celebrate empowerment, confidence and freedom found in doing the unexpected.
Fly School celebrates the “If You Had a Time Machine…” theme by jetting back to October 30th, 1965, when model Jean Shrimpton shocked the Australian establishment by attending Derby Day, a significant horse racing event in Melbourne, wearing a mini dress with a considerably higher hemline than was acceptable in Australian society. In doing so, she brought global attention to the fashion revolution already underway in Europe, one that was changing the landscape of women's fashion from one of maternal imitation to one of individuality, empowerment, and youthful domination.
Each performance will showcase both the incredible talent and skills of the Fly School staff and the hard earned accomplishments of their students. The student performance will present a variety of skill levels and achievements, demonstrating how Flying Trapeze can enrich and empower the lives of all people. Fly School staff will take it to the next level with a traditional flying trapeze performance where they will astound audiences with professional skill, style, grace, and beauty!
For more information on Fly School, visit www.flyschoolcircusarts.com and follow @flyschoolcircus.
Big congratulations go out to Fly School - All classes are now sold out! Join the trapeze fun during tonight's first ever show.
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