Monthly Archives: July 2011

Turn Your Sunday Into A Funday With City Food Tours

Sundays have a bad reputation. It’s the end of the weekend and the dreaded Monday is tomorrow. Instead of spending the day moping, grab a friend and head over to South Philly for a truly unique lunch experience!

For $44 a person and a sense of adventure, you’ll be able to experience the authentic tastes and cultures of Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Mexico on the Ethnic Eats food tour. Led by City Food Tours who has a passion for international food, you’ll be taken to a Vietnamese specialty shop where you will be served roasted pork Banh Mi, a Buddhist Temple to gaze at the fantastic gates, statues and famous mural, an Asian market to taste savory Japanese sembe crackers or sweet mochi, and lastly, the area’s best taquerias for authentic Mexican tacos, delicious homemade chips and two tasty salsas, and a Tres Leches, the traditional Mexican dessert.

Treat your taste buds to an ethnic adventure, and open your eyes to the vibrant cultures that are growing in South Philly! The Ethnic Eats tour is offered every Sunday from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and is designed for ages 14 and older.

Click here to purchase tickets and here for more information on the Ethnic Eats tour. You can also check out the City Food Tours website for more information on upcoming food tours.

Life is Peachy at Linvilla Orchards

Imagine savoring every bite as the sweet, sticky juice of a plump peach that you’ve just picked dribbles down your chin. The sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and there’s only one thing you can think—Life is peachy.

At Linvilla Orchards’ annual Peach Festival  on Saturday, August 6 beginning at 8 a.m., you can experience the sweet summer sun, the dribbling, succulent peaches, and the family fun that makes Linvilla one of our favorite summer destinations.

The festival will feature Raptors on Tour starting at 10:30 a.m. And don’t miss the costumed characters Handyman Rob, Purple Dinosaur, and Curious Monkey hosted by Officer Offbeat that will be making guest appearances. Need something more to entertain the kids? Check out Puppets Pizzazz at 3 p.m. for a show and some laughs. The Queen of Preserving, FoodInJars blogger Marisa McClellan, will also be making a cooking presentation at 4 p.m.

After, you can stroll to the market to sink your teeth into some delicious desserts or enjoy a train ride, pony ride, contests, and games. There’s no other way to wind down your summer than making the most of summers favorite fuzzy fruit– the peach.

Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 West Knowlton Road, in Media, PA. Call 610-876-7116 or visit www.Linvilla.com.

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Shank’s Pier 40 Wants to Share the Wealth With You!

Shank’s Pier 40 has really done it. They have purchased Powerball tickets for Wednesday, July 27 and Saturday, July 30 for the big $50,000,000 drawing! Anyone who “likes” Shank’s Pier 40 on Facebook or “follows” them on Twitter will share half of the winnings with the rest of the followers. The drawing is at 11:25 p.m. both nights on Channel 6 ABC. Add Shank’s now and keep your fingers crossed. You could be one click away from that dream vacation!

Shank’s Pier 40 is located at Columbus Boulevard & Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 or go to www.shanksoriginal.com

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Cordish, Phillips Seafood Make Restaurant’s Move to Power Plant Official

Phillips is leaving its 30-year Harborplace location in downtown Baltimore. Indeed, after 31 years there, the Maryland seafood institution announced last week that they would move into the Power Plant space that used to house the ESPN Zone.

Apparently, construction has already started on the location and the restaurant will be opened in fall. More information on the opening coming soon.

Phillips Seafood restauranthttp://www.phillipsseafood.com/

New take out menu at Night kitchen bakery for less than $10

Night Kitchen Bakery is now offering takeout. Lunch specialties are available freshly made and wrapped to go in the refrigerated case.   Imagine biting into a smoked duck wrap with caramelized onions, goat cheese, spinach and Dijon mayo. It’s only $7. Or, try the smoked salmon sandwich with cucumbers, spinach and scallion cream cheese on multigrain bread. That too is just $7. The menu is packed full of great salads. Try the spinach salad with hard boiled egg, bacon, julienne smoked Gouda, Portobello mushrooms, tomato, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette or the tuna pasta salad with red pepper, cucumbers, scallions, dill, mayo and Dijon mustard. Next time you visit Chestnut Hill, Night Kitchen bakery is definitely a place you want to check out!

Night Kitchen Bakery is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 7725 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Call 215.248.9235. Or check out the website at www.NightKitchenBakery.com.

Chef Patrick Feury Cuts the Cheese

Two weeks is exactly 336 hours. And that’s precisely how long it’s going to take for Nectar’s chef Patrick Feury to learn everything he needs to know, to change everything you currently know, about cheese. Feury is going to obtain his cheese certification from the Institute for Artisan Cheeses at The University of Vermont. He’s going to immerse himself in – thinking, dreaming, eating, creating – artisan farmstead cheeses from area goats, cows, and sheep. That’s right, imagine spending two weeks tasting the most creamy goat’s milk, peppery mouth-numbing blues and aged soft Brie style cheeses. Patrick’s going to meet, learn from and be surrounded by the best of the area’s cheese-makers. Classes like milk and cheese chemistry will challenge his mind. But the knowledge that he will bring back will forever change Nectar’s cheese plate forever.

Chef Patrick Feury’s Asian inspired menu is created from sustainable seafood, farm raised meats and fresh ingredients, all locally grown.  Nectar is open Mondays, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays 5 to 11 p.m., and Sundays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The restaurant is located at 1091 Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, PA.  For more information and reservations, visit www.tastenectar.com or call (610) 725-9000.

Get crabby at the Wishing Well in Bella Vista

Who said that we shouldn’t indulge ourselves with crabs during the summer? Wednesday night at Wishing Well in Bella Vista, you will have an amazing opportunity to be part of the All-you-can-Eat Blue Crab Night.

For only $22.99, you will get unlimited succulent blue crabs and all the fixin’s, complete with refreshing beer specials offered just for the evening. For reservation, go to their website.

All-You-Can-Eat Blue Crab Night at The Wishing Well, 767 S. 9th Street

When: Wednesday, July 20, 5-10 p.m.
215.238.6555
Cost: $22.99 per person