The Best Wines are the Ones we Drink with Friends

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Screen shot 2014-09-16 at 10.28.15 AMThe Yardley Inn is just like a fine wine, it only gets better with age. On Thursday, September 18, the Inn will be hosting an entire dinner featuring fine wines produced by the California-based Trione Winery. Guests are invited to join Denise Trione starting at 7 pm to taste a variety of wines while enjoying a five-course meal for $75.

The first course to kick-off the night will be grilled apples with thyme honey and fresh cheese paired with a Chardonnay Trione Wine. Following that Chef Eben Copple will prepare Quail en Croute which will be served with a Pinot Noir. A dish of black cavatelli, wild boar sugo, and plum will follow as the third course with a glass of Red Wine. The main plate of the evening, which will be paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, will be Oak charred Short Ribs and crispy rice, topped with a sage ssamjang sauce.

To finish off the night, guests will be served a decadent slice of fig tart and a smooth cup of coffee. It’s sure to be a night filled with delicious food and warm laughter so gather your friends and family for a night you won’t forget. For reservations visit www.yardleyinn.com or call 215-493-3800.

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A Whiskey Bonanza at the Twisted Tail

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 2.34.06 PMHead to The Twisted Tail on Wednesday, September 25 for the eatery’s spirited Whisky Bonanza. The Southern inspired Bourbon House and Juke Joint is the place to go for modern Southern cuisine. It features a plentiful bar, fine whiskeys and cocktails and live blues music. The Whiskey Bonanza will feature more than 25 distilleries serving up more than 40 different spirits, including Rittenhouse Rye, Clyde May and Buffalo Trace. As if that isn’t amazing enough, select your favorite cocktail in a competition for area bartenders. There will be blues music, Southern inspired hors’ devours by Chef Leo Forneas, and cocktails galore! Tickets cost $60. Take a hint from George Reilly,  The Twisted Tail’s proprietor. He thinks, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much whiskey is barely good enough!” The Twisted Tail is located at 509 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA…Visit thetwistedtail.com for details or call 215.558.2471!

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Family Fun at Pumpkinland!

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

pumpkinPicking[1]As the season begins to transition into fall, Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards opens! Now through November 9, Pumpkinland is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  There will be tons of family fun for everyone to enjoy.

Pumpkinland celebrates the harvest season with larger than life décor and has lots of family activities to keep everybody entertained. Enjoy the varieties of pumpkins, as well as the live entertainment, train rides, pony rides, face painting, straw bales and corn mazes, Jack-0-Lantern exhibit, pick-your-own-apples, hayrides and their annual Costume Parade! Pumpkinland has all your fall fantasies in one spot! Test yourself to the challenge of making your way through the mazes and finish off the day with a bite into your freshly picked apples. For more information about Pumpkinland, visit www.linvilla.com

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Philadelphia Welcomes Its Newest Hot Spot!

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment

735397695461625858-lawn-01-v2.117.208.1336.557.fullAs the summer comes to a close, Dilworth Park is ready to cut the shiny ribbon. With the grand opening of the re-vamped park on Thursday, September 4th comes many new features for Philadelphians and tourists to enjoy.  A brand new fountain has been installed with three-foot-high spouts for kids of all ages to run through. In addition, a Plaza Café will open called Rosa Blanca. Located along the JFK Boulevard side of the park, the Cuban diner themed café will offer light meals and outside seating for people to take in the sights of Center City.

Philadelphia is widely known for its art, so of course it is only fitting that there will be an installment of public art. Pulse, designed by internationally recognized artist Janet Echelman, will emit different colored mists associated with each underground train as it passes underneath. Echelman uses a dry mist allowing pedestrians to walk through the mists without getting wet. The Great Lawn will surround the underground Septa entrances and will allow people to read a book, set up a picnic, or just take a break from a busy day.

As the winter months approach the updated park will be ready for the frigid weather with a brand new ice-skating rink. The rink will completely cover the fountain space and give people a chance to show off their skills, or lack thereof.

The park will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. For more information about the new developments at Dilworth Park, visit here.

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“Taney 12″

taney-philly-627x360A hero’s welcome will be given to Philadelphia’s own Taney Dragons, whom many in Philadelphia are calling
the “Taney 12″ for their incredible run at the Little League World Series. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on 20th and Market streets and will make its way down Broad street ending at Pattison street and FDR Park on Broad.

The Taney Dragons, as you may recall, clinched a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport this month not only representing Philadelphia and Pennsylvania but the whole Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

The parade starting at 2oth and Market Streets will make its way down to the Kimmel Center 2:30 p.m. where Taney will receive a performance by the Philadelphia POPS! Heading further south, the Taney 12 will also be greeted by the Mummers 3:30 p.m. at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, coming to and end at FDR Park for a huge pep rally 4 p.m. at Broad and Pattison streets.

Later tonight the Philles will honor the Dragons for their tremendous athletic achivments at Citizens Bank Park just before the Nationals game and allowing them to all simotaneously throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

 

 

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Philadelphia’s Best Kept Secret is Back

diner_en_blanc_6The ever-so-secret Dîner en Blanc is back!  Thursday, August 21, hundreds of people decked out in white from head-to-toe will be roaming through Philadelphia to enjoy a very exclusive dinner with close friends.

Originating in Paris, France over 25 years ago, Dîner en Blanc started out with just a handful of friends. Now the secretive diner is held in over 50 cities around the entire world closing down major streets and widely-known sites such as Logan Circle and 30th Street Station.

Guests of the secretive dinner can register only by receiving an invite from a guest of previous years. Attendees are to bring a small table for two, white chairs, wine or champagne, and a picnic basket of food for the night to a private location that is sent out just hours before. All guests are asked to dress elegantly in white to preserve the luxurious feel of the dinner.

After the location is revealed, guests will travel together through the city to set up their tables and chairs. Once all guests are settled in, the dinner commences with the lifting of white napkins by all to signify the taking over of the public space. Once dinner is finished there is a magical moment of lighting sparklers to indicate the opening of the dance floor.

It is sure to be a magical night for all who are attending and even on-lookers throughout the city. For more information on the night in white check out the event’s website.

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It’s Greek to Me!

greek-wine-dinnerIt’s all Greek to The Yardley Inn.  On Thursday, August 21, the Inn will be holding a Greek Wine Dinner at 7 pm.  All guests are invited to come in and get an authentic taste of Greece with a five-course menu made up of delicious Greek delicacies for $55 per person.

Dishes will include a Grilled Halloumi Cheese dish, grilled octopus, a mackerel dish, and succulent grilled lamb skewers.Each course will be paired with a different Greek wine for guests to enjoy.  The night is sure to be filled with good company and laughter so grab your friends and get down to the Yardley Inn.

For a complete menu click here.  To make reservations call the Inn at 215-493-3800.

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