2015 Spring Food Festivals We Can’t Wait For

Now that the Spring Equinox has past and the last of the snow is melting, it’s finally time to get out of the house! One of the great things about living in Philadelphia is the ever-growing food scene. The Cradle of Independence, as NY Daily News put it Philadelphia has “birthed one of the most exciting indie restaurant scenes in the country.”

To say that we at Breslow Partners are foodies would be an understatement. Not only is food part of our job, it runs our world. Combine the ultimate love of all things culinary with extended winter cabin fever, and here is our bucket list of Food Festivals to take part in this Spring.

Philly Wine Week (March 22 – 29, 2015)

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In only its second year, Philly Wine Week has had great success. With double the participants of last year (now totaling more than 35!), enjoy 8 days of events that will “grab you by the taste buds.” With participants such as Vetri, Osteria and the obvious Tria Wine Bar, we are excited to see what the great food minds will be featuring.

 

Manayunk StrEAT & Restaurant Week (April 12 – 24, 2015)

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For a chance to get away from Center City, Manayunk StrEAT is the perfect weekend activity in April. Rain or shine, come check out Manayunk Main Street on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition to over 40 vendors, and strawberry-themed specials, this is the first year that they will be opening a beer garden!

And if you can’t get enough of those Manayunk eateries, be sure to check our their two-weeklong Restaurant Week featuring a prix fixe, three-course menu during lunch and dinner.

 

Rittenhouse Row Festival (Saturday, May 2, 2015)

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This Spring Festival is one of the most popular attracting over 50,000 people each year. Walnut Street will be converted into a six-block showcase of local businesses in Rittenhouse Square. Food, drink, fashion and music – what more could you ask for?

 

9th Italian Market (May 16 – 17, 2015)

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Philadelphia is home to the nation’s oldest operating outdoor market, and this year is its 100-year anniversary, or the Cent’Anni. The celebration will take place rain or shine between 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Including the participation of Italian Market vendors, they will be providing events such as the Procession of Saints, a Halfball Tournament, and contests.

Romance Delivered Right to Your Door

clam-bakeIf you’re thinking about staying home for Valentines Day, let Phillips Seafood provide you with all the necessities for a romantic night in. The Phillips Clam Bake for Two is perfect to WOW the seafood lover in your life.

The Clam Bake includes two whole Maine lobsters, mussels, shrimp, clams, corn on the cob and baby red potatoes. In addition to these fresh ingredients, Phillips also provides you with Phillips Seafood Seasoning, claw crackers, stylish bibs and even a pot to cook it in!

This seafood feast can be prepared in no time, just add water or beer to your seafood pot and in 20 minutes your intimate home cooked meal is ready to enjoy! The Clam Bake for Two is $155.00, excluding shipping and handling. Show off your cooking skills and surprise your Valentine with this romantic seafood spread.

Click here for order and delivery information – or call 609-348-2273.

WHYY is Everyone Talking about Drexel Culinary and Hospitality?

Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s vision is to train the next generation of responsible industry leaders in the areas in the travel, lodging, restaurants, food, gaming, meetings and sport15610827402_5be85408cf_o through experiential learning and cooperative educational experiences.

Whether you are enrolled in the Restaurant Lab course to develop recipes for Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen or learning pasta from Marc Vetri in Directed Studies with a Master Chef, Drexel teaches the real world. In the Drexel Food Lab, students aim to solve real world problems through recipe and product development.  Want to truly learn about the farm-to-table movement? The Kitchen Garden courses provide sustainable produce for Drexel’s Academic Bistro restaurant.

Drexel is also home to the Philly Chef Conference, an industry event “for chefs, by chefs” designed to offer new and useful ideas and techniques. While Philadelphia’s vibrant hospitality scene serves as the program’s hub, international study programs in Crete, France and Italy provide students with an unparalleled, rich student experience on a global level.

Did we get your culinary juices flowing? If so, take a behind the scenes look at the program on WHYY’s Friday Arts. The segment features Drexel students developing recipes in the Food Lab, working alongside Carla Hall and more. Click here to see the show. The Philadelphia Inquirer also takes note of the culinary program in a recent article. Click here to read.


For more information about the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, visit http://drexel.edu/hsm/ or call 215-895-6255. 

Now there’s a whole new bowl to #GetHai with at Hai Street Kitchen & Co!

Hai Street K15594811303_dda15d0ceb_z (2)itchen & Co. has introduced a brand new concept to their menu! Available for bowlin’ it only, the Dashi Rice Bowl is full of rice smothered in homemade vegetable dashi broth and served hot. Hai Street’s Dashi broth is made with seasoning, shallots, white wine, butter and a dash of parmesan cheese, to create a rich and creamy rice base for your meal. Dashi Rice bowls are perfect for a cold winter day.

If you’re looking to stick with the original, Hai Street also recently introduced a brand new vegetarian roll called the Crispy Shroom – and it’s a trip! This roll features panko-crusted portobello mushroom with fresh mixed greens, pickled onions, carrots and red cabbage finished with a bold ginger miso dressing. Whether or not you’re a vegetarian, you really can’t go wrong.

Don’t forget, Hai Street Kitchen & Co. delivers. Order here.

Who let the dogs out and why does their breath smell?

Let’s get real – there are plenty of reasons why your pooch has doggie breath, but did you know one of those reasons could be dental disease? Though bad breath is the #1 indicator of dental problems, 62% of pet owners do nothing towards a solution.

February is Pet Dental Awareness Month. Like people, pets need regular dental cleaning to prevent tartar and plaque buildup. Good dental health is a key factor in preventing heart disease among pets. It’s never too late or too early to start taking steps to give your dog a bright smile, pleasant breath and overall great health. The experts at Pet Valu, a leading retailer of pet supplies, have a few tips to keep your dog’s mouth healthy:images

Clean your dog’s teeth daily. It only takes a few minutes a day to clean your dog’s teeth, but it will make a huge difference for their overall health. Pet Valu sells a variety of oral cleansing methods such as traditional toothbrushes, dental foams and sprays and oral water supplements and additives.

Use toys for healthy teeth. Toys are an efficient way for your pet have fun while maintaining a squeaky clean mouth.

Get your Dog Chewing. Studies have shown frequent chewing reduces plaque buildup in dogs’ mouths. Therefore, giving your dog dental treats, such as Greenies found at Pet Valu, are a tasty yet effective method to maintaining your canine’s oral health.

How do you keep your pet’s mouth healthy? Let us know in the comments!

Find more information about your pet’s dental care here!

Game Time at Catelli Duo

 

SuperBowlXLIXLogoAre you not sure where you’d like to spend the night celebrating the Super Bowl XLIX? Whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks or Katy Perry at the Half Time Show, Catelli Duo is the place to be on Sunday, February 1. There will be a tailgate buffet with an assortment of pizzas, wings, sliders and more for you to enjoy. There will also be some cheer-worthy bar specials throughout the night. 

Feel free to sit under the heated patio, by the fireplace or at either of the two bars to enjoy delicious food and drink specials, for only $25 per person. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Catelli Duo is located at 12101 Town Center Blvd., in Voorhees, New Jersey; just a short drive away. So bring your game face, cause it’s on, at Catelli Duo. Please call (856) 751-6069 for more information. 

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards!

When was the last time your kids had fun while learning? Well, Linvilla Orchards offers an entertaining and educational experience everyone will enjoy. Linvilla’s interactive Indoor Miniature Golf Course takes over the Garden Center for an exciting outing for people of all ages. Learn about important environmental topics, including ecosystems, evolution, pollution prevention and more.

imagesOriginally designed by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, this fun and interactive mini-golf course can only be experienced at Linvilla Orchards. Learn more about this exhibit and the lessons that can be learned at each hole be visiting http://www.foretheplanet.info.

Have a birthday or a celebration coming up? Linvilla even offers Golf parties that include pizza, birthday cakes, and a “hole” lot of fun. Group rates are also available for school field trips, church outings, or scout adventures. Check out more on the Mini Golf Course by clicking here.

Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 West Knowlton Road, in Media, PA. For more information, call the farm at 610-876-7116.