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

Finding our four-legged friends places to call home FOREVER!

Pet Valu’s Pet Appreciation Weekend April 26 & 27

photoWhat a scene it’s going to be: People with their pooches, playing games and making new friends, and animal lovers sharing stories and advice. On Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, Pet Valu presents Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW), a celebration of our domestic critters and those who love them. There will be games, refreshments, giveaways and pet adoptions at all Pet Valu stores. While the events are focused around the weekend, Pet Valu and their generous customers will be raising money, donating food and supplies to local animal charities all month long.

PAW is a lighthearted, family-fun event with a serious message. Each year there are 5 to 7 million cats and dogs entering US shelters, and there are many others out in the streets. While we Americans spend about $45 billion annually on everything from pet food to grooming, pet homelessness remains a major problem; the ASPCA estimates the number of feral cats alone in the tens of millions. Pet Valu sees Pet Appreciation Weekend as a chance to build awareness and raise much-needed funds for local animal agencies and services. This is your chance to join Pet Valu in helping animals in need. There’ll be purrs and barks heard around the country! For more information, visit or call 1-800-PET-VALU (738-8258).


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Dining Out for Life – Thursday, April 24, 2014

logo_doflWell over 150 restaurants across the Delaware Valley will donate 33% of the night’s proceeds to benefit men, women and children with HIV/AIDS. Dining Out for Life was founded in Philadelphia by ActionAIDS, this year we are celebrating our 24th Anniversary!

How does it work? Participating restaurants donate 1/3 of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Making a difference is as easy as going out to eat!

Support Dining Out for Life by dining out at your favorite restaurant. Search for participating restaurants by location, cuisine type, meal served – even for restaurants taking part in our special 20% Off Tuesday promotion. Make your reservations soon and remember to support these amazing restaurants throughout the year. They truly make a difference in your community!

You can volunteer as a Dining Out for Life Ambassador. Volunteers are key to the success of this event. Please contact us today! Thank you again for helping us make sure that no one faces AIDS alone. You are our hero!

Learn more about the local AIDS service organizations that benefit from Dining Out for Life Philadelphia & Delaware Valley.


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Not Just Peanuts and Cracker Jacks Anymore

We all know how the song goes, “Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd, buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…” At Citizens Bank Park they might as well change that to “buy me some Federal Donuts and a Victory Lager.” With the Phillies Home Opener coming up on Monday, April 7 it is worth mentioning some of the great food and drink options available at Citizens Bank Park.

Federal Donuts at Citizens Bank Park

Federal Donuts at Citizens Bank Park

A Philadelphia favorite, Federal Donuts is getting ready to start their second season at the ballpark. Located near left field at section 140, the Federal Donuts stand offers several varieties of their tasty donuts and several different seasonings of their succulent fried chicken.

For those fans who are on a gluten-free diet, look no further than the gluten-free stand at section 136. Different gluten-free snack options are available as well as gluten-free hot dogs, pizzas, and cheesesteaks. And of course, Redbridge gluten-free beer.

What would a trip to the ballpark be without a nice cold beer? The Alley Brewing Company beer garden, located behind the bullpens and also entering its second season at the park, offers fans some great craft beer choices. Fans can enjoy Victory’s Alley Brewing Co. lager, which is made exclusively for the Phillies.

As we enter the Ryne Sandberg era in Philadelphia, why not enter an era of great, local food and beer at Citizens Bank Park?

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Fish On!


It’s time for the Family Fun Fishing Derby at Linvilla Orchards! Bring your fishermen and fisherwomen down to Linvilla Orchards on Saturday March 29, 2014 for a day they won’t forget.

The entry fee is $19.99 per participant, with age groups ranging from 7 & under, 8-11, 12-16 and 17 & over. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including the first trout caught per age group, so get there early!

The lines are dropping in from 9 am to 3 pm with transportation from Linvilla Orchard Farm Market to Orchard Lake starting at 8 am. No poles? No problem! Fishing rods and bait will be available on site. For more information on the Family Fun Fishing Derby, check out the website!

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Mardi Gras in the City of Brotherly Love

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

mardi grasWhen thinking of Mardi Gras most people think of New Orleans and Bourbon Street, but there is plenty to do right here in Philadelphia! The Mummers will be celebrating Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 1 at the first ever Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras!

You can’t get much closer to New Orleans and Bourbon Street than Bourbon Blue in Manayunk, with drink specials all day and live music beginning at 8 pm. If Center City is more your neighborhood, check out Chris’ Jazz Café for some jazzy tunes, great drink specials and delicious Louisiana style dishes. No matter what you decide to do to celebrate Mardi Gras, keep it classy Philly!

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Pet Valu Lends a Helping Hand for America’s VetDogs

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

VetDogSanitizerSometimes it’s not a helping hand we need, but a helping paw. Pet Valu ( is proud to support the honorable services provided by New York based, America’s VetDogs (, a non-profit organization devoted to providing assistance dogs and training to disabled veterans of all eras at no charge to them. These dogs are trained to assist in a variety of different situations ranging from guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired, wheelchair dogs, hearing dogs, and service dogs to work with veterans with physical limitations.

During the month of March, Pet Valu will be raising money for America’s VetDogs by selling 2 oz. hand sanitizer bottles for a donation of $3 or more. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to America’s VetDogs to support their mission of helping those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. The hand sanitizers come with a carabiner to hook onto a leash and are a great way to clean your hands after you pick up after your furry friend. Pet Valu’s goal is to raise over $25,000 for the America’s VetDogs program.

For a Pet Valu near to you, click here.

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