SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

by Matt Kelchner What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than by opening a brand new beer garden? SugarHouse Casino unveiled their new outdoor dining and drinking destination Wednesday evening with a small preview party before it officially opens today. Located directly along the riverwalk and behind the casino itself, Fishtown Hops offers some of the best waterfront views in the city. Pair that … Continue reading SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

by Geno Thackara It’s really not fair. Dozens of restaurants, pubs, bars, sandwich shops and barbecue joints with wares to sample, almost as many wineries and craft brewers on top of that, plus a generous helping of desserts? The smorgasbord on offer at the Philadelphia Restaurant Festival was simply an embarrassment of riches. No, I’m not complaining about any of that, just the fact that … Continue reading Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION Contact: Alain Joinville, 267-886-3032, Alain.Joinville@Phila.gov Six of Seven Children in Our Area May Go Hungry This Summer Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs Philadelphia, PA,  –Hundreds of thousands of kids in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a newly-released study from the Food Research … Continue reading Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs

The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s

by Lou Pinto Yesterday was hot day, but that didn’t deter about 300 people from showing up for the 5th annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s. Stogie’s has been host to this event since 2013, held to raise funds for the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation. Founded in 2010, the CWMF was established and named in memorial after Coach John “Wags” Wagner. Coach Wags … Continue reading The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s

La Festa 2017 Presented by Filitalia International

-Joei DeCarlo Food, friends and festivities are the best words to describe La Festa Della Repubblica, better know as La Festa. The festival is sponsored by Filitalia International & Foundation and has occurred on the first Sunday of June for the past seven years. Filitalia International & Foundation works to strengthen Italian heritage with language lessons, academic scholarships, The Columbus Day Parade and, of course, … Continue reading La Festa 2017 Presented by Filitalia International

Let’s Taco-Bout Philadelphia’s First Taco Festival

by Joei DeCarlo Despite the lack of sunshine on this miserable Saturday, the first ever taco festival at SugarHouse Casino packed in a large crowd. The outdoor event was complete with food and drink vendors, free giveaways, a tequila bar, and lots of sombreros. Festivalgoers had the opportunity to purchase food and drink vouchers to sample over 30 different types of tacos, drinks, and other … Continue reading Let’s Taco-Bout Philadelphia’s First Taco Festival

Flavors on the Avenue Media Tour

-Brenda Hillegas East Passyunk Ave has no shortage of restaurants. About once a month, I head down there (all the way from Roxborough) with the husband and the dog in tow for lunch. Sometimes it’s overwhelming! I’m always torn between returning to a favorite on the street or picking out something new. If you head to East Passyunk Ave on Sunday, April 30th, though, you … Continue reading Flavors on the Avenue Media Tour

The Buzz: A Craft Coffee, Beer & Spirits Festival

by Brenda Hillegas Last night, we headed over to the Free Library on Vine for a new, and very fun, get together via Home Brewed Events. The Buzz: A Craft Coffee, Beer & Spirits allowed patrons to sample some of our area’s best coffee, tea, cocktails and beer. Here’s what we discovered… First of all. That view from the rooftop! The event took place in a … Continue reading The Buzz: A Craft Coffee, Beer & Spirits Festival

Peanut Butter Pie

It’s March 14th, a snowy, icy Tuesday here in Philadelphia. It’s also the day commonly referred to as “Pi Day”- 3.14- in celebration of the mathematical constant. Pi Day is observed in many ways, but  most of those ways involve pie (because “pi” and “pie” are homophones, of course). And while National Pie Day is actually observed in January, no one seems to complain when a … Continue reading Peanut Butter Pie

#HugAHero at Flying Fish Crafthouse This Valentine’s Day

Why not spread the love by showing our wonderful military members thanks by participating in Liberty USO’s #HugAHero? The #HugAHero program sends active military men and women a hug or kiss to remind them how grateful we are for their bravery and sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. On Monday February 13th from 5-9pm, join Flying Fish Crafthouse in the #HugAHero fun. A $20.00 donation will … Continue reading #HugAHero at Flying Fish Crafthouse This Valentine’s Day