Monthly Archives: November 2012

FYI Philly discovers Tavro 13


And a little something for yourself…

Book your holiday party now and receive a $100 gift card for yourself. Vietnam Restaurant is located at 221 North 11th Street in Chinatown and Vietnam Cafe is located at 816 South 47th Street in University City. Hurry this offer expires December 1, 2012.


Stocking Stuffers from Shank’s

Shank’s has checked their list twice of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. The results show that Shank’s customers have been extra nice and deserve a special gift! Begging on Black Friday, November 25 and ending on Christmas Eve, December 24. Customers can purchase a $10 gift card for only half the cost. That’s right; spend $5 on a gift card that’s valued at $10!

Shank’s Original gift cards are the perfect way to stuff those stockings and to ring in the New Year. Family, friends, and co-workers will be ever grateful to the kind Christmas sprit who gives them the gift of great food!

Shank’s Original at Pier 40 is located at Columbus Boulevard & Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Go to or call 215.218.4000 for more info.

Mike Welsh joins the Tavro team

Tavro 13 is putting some muscle behind the bar program, offering their patrons top-notch libations from the area’s most talented mixologists.  See what Eater has to say about Tavro 13’s new addition. Click here to read more.

Chef Terence Feury’s Tavro Thirteen is located on the site of the historic Old Swedes Inn, just a 20 minute drive from Center City Philadelphia, at 1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, New Jersey. With its blend of big city finesse and neighborhood familiarity, Tavro Thirteen is positioned to become the centerpiece for fine dining in South Jersey. For reservations call 856.467.8413, log onto


Sips and bites from the bar

Looking for a place to grab drinks with friends this holiday season? We suggest you pull up a stool to the bar at Tavro Thirteen! Paying tribute to a time gone by, when speakeasies were the life of the town during prohibition, the talented mixologists at Tavro are constantly expanding their knowledge of the drinks their customers are requesting and enhancing Tavro’s offerings.

Also, Tavro’s kitchen will now be serving up some smaller plates that you can nibble on will seated at the bar! So come on by and try some delicious food while you drink delectable cocktails and listen to live music!

Tavro Thirteen is located at 1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, New Jersey. For more information visit their site, or give them a call at 856.467.8413.

Pet Valu Animal Food and Supply Drive

Pet Valu is working hard to lessen the burden for shelters and struggling pet owners who need supplies to properly care for, and provide a healthy life for their furry companions. Help our four-legged friends and the people who own them, by donating leashes and collars so pets can be safely walked, toys for training and stimulating playful and social lives, beds and coats to keep warm, canned and dry food, or monetary donations to help shelters purchase supplies most needed.

Pet Valu is dedicating the month of November to generate awareness and collect food and supplies for local impoverished families and shelters. All supplies donated through Pet Valu will benefit Philadoptables, Baltimore Area Rescue and Care Shelter, Thankful Paws, Hurricane Sandy victims, and other local shelters in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.Help Pet Valu make a difference in the lives of people and animals this Holiday season through your much appreciated generosity.

Pet Valu stores make it easy to support animal shelters. While shopping for your pet, drop an item or two in the collection box next to the door on your way out! These collection boxes are available for donations all year round and truly go a long way to help shelter and animals without a home. For a store nearest to you, visit

Chef Patrick Feury on Fox – tips for your turkey this Thanksgiving

The talented Chef Patrick Feury, of Nectar in Berwyn, appeared on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia this morning sharring helpful tips on how to best prepare your turkey this Thanksgiving. Here’s a few tips he has for you:

Tip #1: Cook the Turkey until it’s 140 degrees internally when you pull it out it will carry over and keep cooking.

Tip #2: Patrick likes to Brine the turkey which seasons it all the way through

Tip #3: Don’t carve as soon as it comes out of the over, let it sit at least 15 minutes.

Tip #4: When carve the turkey take breast off and then start slicing. Take the breast off by slicing it the short way.

He also has two suggestions for delicious sides that will compliment your Thanksgiving Day feast:

Side #1: Crispy brussels sprouts, dusted with an aged cheese, fry in olive oil then finish with lemon, sea salt and cheese.

Side #2:  Turnip gratin with cream, cheese, rosemary, truffles and roast like a potato.

As you can see, the Fox 29 team loved Patrick’s early Thanksgiving Day treat as they dug right in the plate he prepared for them!