Be A Survivor at Mad Rex

-Dominique Verrecchio Are you a survivor? That’s the question that Mad Rex, the world’s first post-apocalyptic-themed restaurant (1000 Frankford Ave), is asking. From the mind of Pavel Rathousky, the restaurant is equipped with fire breathers, servers in apocalypse themed attire and a giant graffiti helicopter hanging above the DJ both. The cocktails were incredibly refreshing and served in awesome glasses…mine had a bullet in it! I would definitely … Continue reading Be A Survivor at Mad Rex

What’s on at SugarHouse Casino

We’re excited to announce that the SugarHouse Casino’s Fishtown Hops beer garden graces the cover of our latest issue. Each summer, we compile a list of what’s happening in our city, near our city, and what to look forward to in the next few months. We call them our “hot spots”. You can find the entire list here. Along with Fishtown Hops where you can … Continue reading What’s on at SugarHouse Casino

Get Excited for the Wine and Craft Cocktail Festival with Some of Our Favorite Drink Recipes

In just a few weeks, we’ll be sipping wine and cocktails at the SugarHouse Casino when the Philadelphia Wine and Craft Cocktail Festival takes over their newly designed event space. Come by on July 27th to enjoy live entertainment with amazing wine and cocktail creations from your favorite bartenders in Philadelphia! Use code ROWHOME2017 for 50% off the price of VIP tix from now until 12am … Continue reading Get Excited for the Wine and Craft Cocktail Festival with Some of Our Favorite Drink Recipes

Venetian Eggs Courtesy of Adriana Trigiani

Here’s an easy one that South Philadelphians know well. In my family, we call it Venetian Eggs, though it has many different names! We take a skillet, and from the pot gravy we make for the week, we put about an inch of gravy in the bottom, heating it up until it bubbles in the skillet. Make two wells with a spoon in the gravy … Continue reading Venetian Eggs Courtesy of Adriana Trigiani

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