Monthly Archives: January 2013

Something fun to do with the kids!

HOLE11Don’t get stuck indoors this winter unless there’s an 18-hole mini golf course inside, too. Linvilla’s Indoor Mini Golf Course is an interactive and educational course created by The Academy of Natural Sciences. Open now through mid-March, kids and parents alike will have a blast putting for a hole in one while learning about the planet Earth.

Explore a tropical rainforest while experiencing the food chain. Learn about butterflies, bat sonar, dinosaurs and more! With different themed holes, Linvilla’s Indoor Mini Golf Course offers a wide variety of interesting facts, ranging from the way nature works to how to preserve the environment. Treat the kids to a game of mini-golf while sneaking in some education. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun and test their own knowledge!

The exhibit is perfect for larger groups, as well. Book your son or daughter a memorable birthday party. Golf parties include pizza, birthday cakes and a whole lot of fun. Linvilla is the perfect place to say, “Happy Birthday” to a special boy or girl.

Group rates are also available for school field trips, church outings and scout adventures. Each child receives one round of golf (including ball & club rental), entrance into the playground, a souvenir magnet, and an educational kit. For more information on how to make a reservation for an event, go to http://www.linvilla.com.

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Night Kitchen Bakery Wins the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award

Picture 2Night Kitchen Bakery has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for wedding cakes in Philadelphia! Amy Edelman of the Chestnut Hill bakery makes about 150 wedding cakes a year. In fact, Night Kitchen does four to seven wedding cake tastings every week.

WeddingWire is the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace.  The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Night Kitchen Bakery’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients. The winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Night Kitchen Bakery.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Night Kitchen Bakery for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

Proprietor Amy Edelman and her staff of professional pastry artisans are creating delectable edibles daily at the bakery, located at 7725 Germantown Avenue. For more information, visit www.NightKitchenBakery.com or call (215) 248-9235.

Le Viet offers a culinary adventure for under $20

Dinning AreaEvery Philadelphian knows restaurant week is a great time to sample top-notch restaurants without paying an arm and a leg. What they may not know is that Le Viet is hosting their own Restaurant Week and offering up their cuisine for an even better price.

During Restaurant Week, running now through February 1st from 5 to 10pm, Le Viet will be offering three-course dinner every day for only $16.95 per person. Choose from exciting appetizers like a watercress salad with carrots, onion, peanuts and beef or a grilled chicken slider on a steamed bun with carrot, cucumber, and scallion. Select tantalizing entrées like caramelized pork slices served with steaming rice or tofu stuffed with shrimp and cilantro. Conclude your meal with one of three delectable desserts such as Le Viet’s Vanilla ice cream with fried banana, topped with coconut cream, toasted coconut, and peanuts.

Le Viet is located at 1019 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 and is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 215.463.1570 or go to http://www.levietrestaurant.com.

Celebrating National Pie Day!

Picture 1In past times they’ve been called pyes, and have been stuffed with meat. The Pilgrims cooked them because it helped to preserve the filling through the winter months. Modern pies include a variety of fillings from pecan or pumpkin to apple or blueberry. Pies became popular in America in the 1800s and now even have their own day! Linvilla Orchards is celebrating The American Pie Council’s National Pie Day today through Sunday, January 27!

There will be more than 40 different pies available during this event. Several variations of America’s favorite apple pie will be included, along with peach and other traditional fruit fillings.  Numerous cream pies will also be presented. Come sample over forty-years of pie baking at Linvilla Orchards. As a special gift to visitors, Linvilla Orchards will be giving away a FREE Pumpkin Pie with the purchase of any other pie variety.

To learn more, call 610.876.7116 or visit Linvilla at 137 W. Knowlton Road in Media, PA www.linvilla.com.

Spread Love This Valentines Day

tree stumpLooking for the perfect way to flirt with your special someone this Valentines Day? Night Kitchen Bakery has two ways to do it. Check out the bakery’s naughty conversation cookies in the shape of hearts and made of iced vanilla shortbread cookies. Phrases such as “kiss me”, “text me”, and “ur pretty” are available on the treats for only $2.50 a piece.

Take your taste buds on a sensual adventure for only $18 with Night Kitchen’s vertical tree stump cake. This sentimental treat consists of chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and frosted in dark chocolate icing. Every bite will explode with love and flavor. The cake even features a fondant heart, which can be personalized with you and your sweetheart’s initials.

heartsProprietor Amy Edelman and her staff of professional pastry artisans are creating delectable edibles daily at the bakery, located at 7725 Germantown Avenue. For more information, visit www.NightKitchenBakery.com. The treats will be available in the store, but for larger orders and to personalize your tree stump cake, call two to three days in advance to order (215) 248-9235.

Restaurant For Sale!

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Funky Lil’ Kitchen, 232 King Street, Pottstown, PA

Funky Lil’ Kitchen, a quaint, eclectic restaurant/apartment in the heart of Pottstown is for sale.

The restaurant and apartment combined total 2,694 sq ft. The building has an outdoor garden perfect for extra restaurant seating. Indoors the restaurant seats 30-40 people.

The apartment upstairs can be converted into two apartments if desired. The business is for sale along with the real estate for only $289,900 or you could just purchase the business with the lease of the building for $125,000 and $1700/month.

Funky Lil’ Kitchen is located at 232 King Street, Pottstown, PA.  If you are interested in purchasing this restaurant click here.