The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!

-Brenda Hillegas First off. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for posting a review of this event rather than a preview. Trust me, you’ll be sorry too once you hear about the great time I had yesterday at the 9th annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl presented by Jim Beam. This year, the massive food competition moved to a new space- Marine Parade Ground at Navy Yard- to allow … Continue reading The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!

New to the Zoo: Food, LEGOS, and the Return of the Zoo Key

You’ve probably all heard by now- some exciting, new things are now at the Philadelphia Zoo. So, here’s a quick recap courtesy of Thursday morning’s media preview and ribbon cutting of everything you and your family can discover this season at America’s oldest zoo. 1. Urban Green  This open-air food court is the perfect spot for a break from exploring the zoo. Three permanent food … Continue reading New to the Zoo: Food, LEGOS, and the Return of the Zoo Key

Sweet Desserts

Here are two easy recipes to try from the RowHome staff. Do you have a recipe to share? Email it to rowhomebrenda@gmail.com and it may appear on the blog or in our upcoming print issue! Blueberry Banana Bread w/ White Chocolate Bursts by Mark Casasanto Spring is almost here and summer is coming! Here is a very versatile recipe for a truly light and wonderful … Continue reading Sweet Desserts

A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

by Moriah Kelley There seems to be a longing for human connection, to restore the old, and to gather in beautiful spaces. The newly renovated Bourse in Old City far exceeded my expectations and in my opinion has met all three of these needs. Originally known as a trading post founded in 1891 by George Bartol, the building has gone under many transformations, from being … Continue reading A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips 

Courtesy of Ferullo Insurance  Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, the association adds. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 61 percent of households own a gas grill, 41 percent own a charcoal grill and 10 percent own an electric grill. Here are some safety tips that … Continue reading Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips 

Chef Mitzi Jackson’s Twist on the Philadelphia Food Scene

-Joei DeCarlo On Saturday, April 28, 2019, guests filled the Johnnie Walker Lounge above Chinatown Square to celebrate Private Chef Mitzi Jackson’s new brand, Twist: The Art of Soulful Fusion. You may have read about Mitzi in previous issues of RowHome Magazine or watched her on season six of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. This weekend’s pop-up event consisted of a six-course food and three-course … Continue reading Chef Mitzi Jackson’s Twist on the Philadelphia Food Scene

Margarita Rumble: A Showdown for the Best of the Best!

-Joei DeCarlo Craft Hospitality in conjunction with Travis Manion Foundation brought Margarita Rumble to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon for a tequila-filled fiesta! Sixteen restaurants and bars gathered at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties to find out which would be given the title of Best Margarita in Philly. Attendees received a wooden token upon entry and were able to vote for their favorite. … Continue reading Margarita Rumble: A Showdown for the Best of the Best!

Let’s Get Ready to (Margarita) Rumble!

By: Joei DeCarlo On Saturday, April 28, 2018 you can enjoy margaritas from many of the city’s bars and restaurants as they compete for the title of “Best Margarita in Philly”. Sponsored by Don Julio Tequila, Margarita Rumble is an event celebrating the best margaritas Philly has to offer. Some of the many competitors include mixologists from Besito Mexican, Mad Rex, Copabanana, Draught Horse, The … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to (Margarita) Rumble!

Philly Wine Week Pops Off to a Delicious Start

by Geno Thackara It has to be one of the tastiest start-of-spring traditions out there. Since forming in 2014 by the Vintage Syndicate’s Kate Moroney and Panorama co-founder Bill Eccleston, Philly Wine Week has offered a deliciously sweet (and/or dry) way to mark the season for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. The fifth annual festival’s delightful pop-off at Cescaphe’s Vie on North Broad Street was well … Continue reading Philly Wine Week Pops Off to a Delicious Start

Celebrate Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Birthday with a Year-Long Lineup of Events!

by Joei DeCarlo The Reading Terminal Market (RTM) located at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City has been a source of local goods and produce since 1893. The Market is located in a National Historic Landmark building and offers patrons a variety of items ranging from fresh fruit and produce to table linens, desserts, flowers, meats and fish. This nonprofit’s mission is to provide … Continue reading Celebrate Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Birthday with a Year-Long Lineup of Events!