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  • Where to Eat for Restaurant Week

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    Who’s hungry?! Well, it is Restaurant Week again in the Center City district of Philadelphia, with new comers and classic restaurants listed, you’re sure to satisfy every taste bud imagined. Looking for the most bite for your buck? Listed below are just some of the many restaurants with a usual cost of $50 to $75 per person for a 3 course meal, but during this delicious “holiday”, now offer the same 3 course meals for only $35 per person!

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    a.Kitchen:  Also offering a 3 course lunch for 20, a.kitchen along with a.bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a power lunch or sociable dinner. With choices on two small plates to start and moving to the choice of surf or turf, a.kitchen is one place that offers one of the top ranked deals for September’s restaurant week.

    Butcher & Singer: With the varieties of steakhouses listed on this September’s restaurant week, it is an easy decision to make when it comes to picking Butcher & Singer. Homage to classic Hollywood, low lights and dark woods evoke the reminiscence of when women donned full red lips and men wore a suit and tie. Indulge in multi-course options on chard steaks and chops or pair a cold-water lobster with a perfect Manhattan while at the convenience of your very own personalized service.

    Fogo De Chao: For the steak lovers, this Brazilian Steakhouse is one dining experience you cannot miss out on during September’s restaurant week! Offering a four course meal with unlimited visits to their full antipasti salad bar and endless choice of cuts of meat, this restaurant is one that will leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds, just bring your appetite because once you flip that coaster; the mouth-watering meat will shortly arrive.

             High Street on Market: For the third time ever, the cuisine of Eli Kulp hits tables this September’s restaurant week at this new year old eatery. With a choice of four plates over three courses this restaurant is the only reservation to receive the opportunity to taste Kulp’s decadent dishes!

    10 Arts Bistro Lounge: Find both worldly and tasty locally grown ingredients at this sophisticated lounge. Understand what American cuisine really is at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, and taste just how Chef Nathan Volz’s got his name as the high end world renowned chef he has come to be.

    R2L: Unforgettable city views, animal print booths and generally chic ambiance, R2L offers a spice to Restaurant Week. With perfectly prepared dishes such as jumbo shrimp cocktail, filet mignon and roasted duck breast, your taste buds will have some difficult decisions to make while your eyes stay preoccupied by the beautiful Philadelphia view.

     Zahav: James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Solomonov never ceases to deliver, especially during Restaurant Week. Barely holding back from exploding his dishes, Michael generously prepares his signature dishes and exciting flavors at this modern Israeli eatery!

    Opa: Specializing in Greek food, Opa is an exotic place to stop during September’s restaurant week not only for the different taste of food but also to check out the exquisite beer garden. This relaxed hot spot is one that will surprise and impress with the four course meal with choices listed well above the Restaurant Week price of $35!

     

  • Fall Festivals in Philadelphia

    We are so excited Fall is here! There are so many things to do around the city as the season is changing! Throw on your boots and sweaters, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and head to one of these Fall Festivals in Philadelphia!

    Saturday, September 20:

    It’s that time of the year again, Frankford Hall opens up their venue for its annual Frankford Hall Oktoberfest block party on Saturday, September 20th. Come eat from various food trucks, drink from multiple beer tents, play classic carnival games, and listen to live German pop music from noon to 10 p.m.

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    On Saturday September 20th the block of South Street shuts down in front of Brauhaus Schmitz to celebrate the epic Oktoberfest celebration. Attending the block party one will expect German themed live music, a pig roast and German beer. Behind the block party at Brauhaus Schmitz you will find hosts specials, games and giveaways. But the party doesn’t stop there! Click here to check out what Brauhaus has to offer for the rest of the week!

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    Thursday, October 2:

    On Thursday October 2nd Philadelphia’s supreme food truck festival returns for the last Night Market of 2014! Join Philadelphia’s finest food trucks in Chinatown while listening to live music, enjoying craft beers and delicious eats! It is highly recommended to stop by the famous Prime Stache truck for a new look at classic bar foods. After visiting all of the trucks you can, your last stop must be Yakitori Boy, Philadelphia’s first Japas lounge bar located right there in Chinatown!

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    Saturday, October 4:

    Come and get your favorite pumpkin beer on October 4th at the Institute bar’s annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Institute. From 10am to 6:30pm the festival spotlights more than 100 pumpkin beers and ciders along with a variety of pumpkin cocktails. Both inside and outside the Callowhill-area bar, this ticketed festival is sure to provide you with your pumpkin fix. Tickets include admission and all-you-can-drink spirits, for only $47 per ticket. Purchase your ticket here!

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    Whats better than bacon? A festival dedicated to bacon! On Saturday, October 4th, Xfinity Live! is hosting the 2014 inaugural Pennsylvania Bacon Festival. Not only is this a day-long festival filled with everything bacon but, there are multiple different bacon-offs and bacon eating competitions to either watch or participate in! Tickets start at $25 for general admission and VIP for $65. Click here to purchase your ticket today!

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    Saturday, October 11:

    Help benefit local charities by celebrating? I think so! Come everyone all ages to the South Street West Blocktoberfest on Saturday October 11th. Enjoy neighborhood vendors, live music, craft brews and food trucks all while knowing that all of the proceeds for this event go to local charities and programs.

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    Sunday, October 12:

    Help Old City celebrate it’s first ever festival in honor of DesignPhiladelphia’s 10th anniversary on Sunday, October 12th! This festival is filled with food, music, and shopping from almost all of the businesses in the neighborhood. Be sure to stop by Franklin Fountain and treat yourself with ice cream from one of the best dessert stops in Philadelphia!

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    Sunday, October 12:

    Who does LOVE the Reading Terminal Market? It’s getting even better on October 12th – From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a portion of Filbert Street will be closed to traffic and transformed into an urban farm, complete with hay bales and corn stalks. Kids and adults walk through an on-site pumpkin patch, ride an authentic farm tractor and enjoy freshly prepared donuts, candy apples and other seasonal treats. There will even be live music!

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  • The Best Looks of NYFW

     

    How far away is Spring again?! Why does NYFW always do this to us?? A week ago we were so excited to pull out our boots, cardigans, chunky knits and fur vests (faux, of course), but after seeing what these designers have in store for spring 2015, we cannot wait for April to come back around! Seriously, what’s better than floor length florals, crop tops, slits that make your legs go on forever, and skin .. lots and lots of skin.

    Here are some of our Favorite looks from this years New York Fashion Week, what are some of yours?

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  • Fashion Touchdown: An Exclusive Evening of Fashion & Football for Charity

    Check out this awesome event benefitting Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Southeastern Pennslyvania and featuring many Eagles players – both old & new!

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    Zarwin Baum and Boyds will present Fashion Touchdown: An Exclusive Evening of Fashion & Football for Charity on Tuesday, September 16th 2014.

    For the evening, Philadelphia Eagles Fletcher Cox, Jeremy Maclin, DeMeco Ryans and Mark Sanchez will trade footballs for fashion in a night of giving big. There will also be appearances by comedian and TV personality Joe Conklin, 94WIP host and former Philadelphia Eagle Mike Quick, former Philadelphia Eagle Hollis ThomasVince Papale, and AJ Feeley, who will be joined by wife, former professional soccer player and Olympian Heather Mitts Feeley.

    As guests enjoy cocktails and lite bites, the Eagles players will don clothes from Boyds as they participate in a trendy fashion show, emceed by FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia co-anchors Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley to raise funds and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA. The night will kick off with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main event at 6:00 p.m.

    Details:
    Tuesday, September 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Boyds, 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Fashion show emceed by FOX 29’s Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley featuring Philadelphia Eagles players; cocktails and lite bites by b*Smith’s Catering; luxury cars by FC Kerbeck; hair and make-up by Jason Matthew Salon; jewelry by Kellmer Jewelers; sounds by Eddie Tully.; and an afterparty at Del Frisco’s.

    Ticket Information:
    Tickets are $99 for general admission and $175 for VIP passes. VIP tickets include access to an exclusive reception at 5:30 p.m.
    Purchase your tickets now at http://bidpal.net/fashiontouchdown.

  • Restaurant Week at Yakitori Boy

    We are so excited Restaurant Week is among us! We ventured to Yakitori Boy to spoil ourselves with their $35 five-course restaurant week menu.  There were so many delicious things to choose from it was hard to pick!

    We started off our dinner with the avocado salad which was a spring mix salad topped with a sliced avocado and ginger dressing. We had to treat ourselves to a delicious fruity cocktail as well!

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    Following the amazing salad, we enjoyed a pick of the famous Yakitori skewers from a list of 8 mouth-watering options. Seen below is Rib-Eye, Salmon & Scallion and Quail Eggs wrapped in Bacon! YUM!

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    We took on our third course by choosing one of three sushi rolls including the Tokai roll, He roll or Eagles roll….All equally as delicious!

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    Filling up super fast we jumped to our fourth course (the entrée) with options that include your choice of surf or turf. We went with the Grilled Whole Lobster!

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    To put the cherry on top, our fifth course was dessert, which included three options, two being Japanese dessert classics and one classic French treat! We choice the Tempura Ice Cream, and although we were stuffed it was too good to pass up!

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    To experience this mouth-watering deal for yourself call and make your reservation ASAP before they all fill up –  call 215-932-8088 (ext 2).

     

    Restaurant Week will continue this week until September 12th, then Sept. 14th-19th!

  • Korto Momolu SS15

    Liberian born, this fashion designer Korto Momlu showed her SS15 collection this past Monday, Septemeber 8th at New York Fashion Week. Korto Momolu (cut.toe – mo.mo.lu) known for expressing her rich heritage through traditional, luxury fabrics, skins and prints revealed  some of her feirce new looks that match her fiesty personality. This year her styles were proven to be a mixture of metallics and vibrant prints, take a look at, just a couple of styles seen at studio 450 for Korto Momolu’s NYFW show.

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    Receiving the gift of life with her son Cameron, caused Korto to rebirth her line using fashion week to express the enjoyment of reinventing  her brand. Growing with her clients Korto Momolu shows her power of adaptaptation to her new and previous consumers .

    Receiving the amazing opportunity to team up with Shea Moistrure, the two put on a stunning show to reveal the new Korto Momolu, ending the show by walking with the lines inspirtation, Korto Momolu and her baby son strutted down the runway together for a heart warming finale.

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    For more – follow Korto at @KortoMomolu on Twitter & Instagram

    or visit www.KortoMomolu.com

  • Don’t miss a look of NYFW – part 1

    While it may have been hard to get that front row ticket to New York Fashion Week luckily you can get all the recaps right from the comfort of your office, couch, wherever it may be, sadly, it’s just not on the runway! Everything from what Instagram accounts to follow to what parties are the hottest to attend we’ve got you covered!

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    WHO TO FOLLOW?

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    Busting to see the latest styles that walked the runway, or get that backstage pass right from your phone? We have the BEST 15 Instagram accounts with your all-access pass to NYFW SS2015 – from designers, models, and Hair & Make Up teams, to the the hottest fashion bloggers and editors sitting front row!

    1. Marc Jacobs- @marcjacobsintl
    2. Zac Posen – @zac_posen
    3. Charlotte Ronson – charlotteronson
    4. Rebecca Minkoff – @rebeccaminkoff
    5. Huffington Post’s style editor, Jamie Feldman – @realgirlproject
    6. Lucky’s editor-in-chief, Eva Chen – @evachen212
    7. Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Amy Tastley – @amytastley
    8. Brad Goreski – @mrbradgoreski
    9. Lindsey Wixon – @lindseywixon
    10. Cara Delevingne – @caradelevingne
    11. Gigi Hadid – @gigihadid
    12. Kendall Jenner – @kendalljenner
    13. Aimee Song – @songsofstyle
    14. Jamie Chung – @jamiejchung
    15. Courtney Kerr – @thecourtneykerr
    16. Orly Shani – @orlyshani
    17. Stila Cosmetics – @stilacosmetics
    18. NARS – @narsissist
    19.  Tresemme – @tresemme
    20. Ted Gibson – @tedgibsonbeauty

     

    HOTTEST PARTIES (so far!)

                As the first part of fashion week is starting to end and the second half is among us, lets recap the hottest parties of the week so far!

    Calvin Klein threw an amazing Fragrance Launch Party for REVEAL on September 8th at 4 World Trade Center. Spotted Celebs: Joe Jonas, Amber Heard, Rosario Dawson and a live performance by Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea.

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    Instyle Hosted their 20th Anniversary party on September 8th at Diamond Horseshow at the Paramount Hotel. Spotted Celebs: Jennifer Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Jamie Chung, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Diane Kruger.

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    The hottest party so far had to of been Samsung GALAXY at Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates Icons by Carine Rotifeld at The Plaza Hotel on September 5. Spotted Celebs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney, Brooke Shields, Nicki Minaj, and Dontella Versace.

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    And of course, Miley Cyrus was still trying to shock party goers at Alexander Wang’s after party as she stepped out in just ice cream cone shaped nipple tassels.

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     We can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store!

    BE ON THE LOOKOUT

                Follow those Instagram accounts and do it fast you are not going to want to miss what is in store in New York for the rest of the week! Click here to watch these amazing shows live!

    Michael Costello – 9pm Tuesday, September 9

    Michael Kors – 10 am Wednesday, September 10

    Clover Canyon – 5:30pm Wednesday, September 10

    Anna Sui – 6pm Wednesday, September 10

    Ralph Lauren – 10 am Thursday, September 11

    J.Mendel – 1pm Thursday, September 11

    Calvin Klein – 2pm  Thursday, September 11

     

  • Things to do in Philly – Weekend of 9/5

    We’ve complied a list of fun and interesting things to do around the city of Philadelphia, this weekend (and beyond!). From Beer festivals to Restaurant Week, the fun is not going to stop just becasue Summer has ended!

    Saturday, September 6:

    This Saturday, September 6th  from 12pm to 6pm, the Fairmont Area is hosting The Great Philadelphia Craft Beer Crawl. Enjoy craft beer samplers, Gardens, and drink specials from the dozens of Craft Beer options. Single Tickets are sold for $20, Group tickets will be sold for $15/each and Designated Driver tickets will be sold for $10. With already 1100 tickets sold already, it’s time to log on HERE and grab your tickets now!

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    Saturday, September 6:

    Philadelphia’s Classic Rock 102.9 MGK presents Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey on Saturday September 6th from 1pm-5pm. Join everyone at MGK under a tented deck listening to live classic rock music while sampling an endless amount of craft beers.  All tickets can be purchases HERE  and include a free tour of the Battleship.

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    Saturday, September 6:

    On Saturday September 6th The American Swedish Historical Museum hosts its own “Smorg’asbeer’d “. From 5pm-8pm enjoy a beautiful lookout over the FDR park while sampling local Philadelphia and Swedish lagers, and enjoying a delicious spread of Swedish Meatballs, cheeses and sausage. Tickets are sold online at $25 HERE or for $30 at the door.


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    Saturday, September 6:

    Looking to dance to a DJ? Join Jesse Rose as he turns the tables at The Sound garden Hall starting at 10pm on Saturday September 6th. From London to Berlin to LA, Jesse Rose produces the best underground dance music the world has ever heard. Purchase admission for only $13 by clicking HERE

     

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    Sunday September 7 through the 12th:

    Love going out to eat? Restaurant Week starts in Philly on Sunday September 7 and lasts until Friday September 12th. Participating restaurants offer three course dinners for only $35 per person. Many also offer a three course lunch for only $20. Click HERE to view the lists of participating restaurants in your area!

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    Sunday, September 7:

    On Sunday September 7th come enjoy organic food trucks and other eco-friendly products at the Greenfest Philly Festival from 10am-4pm. Admission is free of charge, or with a purchase of a $30 entry ticket (your green card), you will receive some festival gear valued at $55. Click HERE to learn more or to buy your tickets now!

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    Sunday, September 7:

    This Sunday September 7th, Join the World Café live in welcoming “The Big Quiz Thing” trivia show to with an $8 entry fee Philadelphia in hopes to win a $200 cash prize, starting at 8pm. Book a table for all ages by clicking HERE and don’t forget to bring your brain!

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  • Things to do in Philly the Weekend of 8/9

     

    Did someone say bacon? Yes, that’s right. The 2nd annual Bacon Festival (rescheduled from last weekend) is taking place Friday, August 8th at 5:00 PM at The Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway! Expect food trucks delivering an overload of bacon themed treats, recipe demonstrations, games and contests! YUM.

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    On Saturday, August 9th at 8:00 AM, Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA will be celebrating peach month with their annual Peach Festival! Musical performaces, homemade jam preps, pony rides, face painting, and more! Admission is free-entertain the kiddies and indulge in some peach flavored sweets!

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    Into the EDM scene? Then there’s no doubt that you’ll be at the Mad Decent Block Party Friday night, August 8th, at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. This insane night of fist-pumping music kicks off at 3 PM and Union Transfer is hosting an after party!

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    This Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th, the Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting an event called Pets in Prison. Adding to their normal tours, the prison will be focusing on animals-stories of inmate’s pets, guard dogs, and Pep the Dog, the penitentiary’s own pup prisoner! These tours will be held from 10AM to 5PM and tickets are available online!

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    The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is hosting its own musical daylong concert and barbecue this Saturday, August 9th starting at 1:30 PM. With a line up of over 10 local bands, Philly Summer Fest is sure to be a great time. Bring your own food and participate in this community music fest on North 12th street!

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    Fishtown’s hot spot, Johnny Brenda’s, is hosting a Gospel Brunch this Sunday, August 10th at 11 AM. DJ DNA will be spinning R&B tunes until 3 PM while you get your fill of soul music! And pancakes, of course.

     

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  • Be Among the First: Le Melon at Yakitori Boy

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    Join us next Saturday night, August 16th, at 10:00 PM to experience an exclusive launch of Grey Goose vodka’s newest flavor, Le Melon! The luxury vodka partnered up with Philadelphia’s only authentic Japaneze Izakaya, Yakitori Boy, to present to you a festive evening in celebration of the release of their melon flavor.

    Bottles of Le Melon will be sold for only $150 with reserved bottle service tables! Also, promotional models will serve complimentary tastings of Le Melon from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Le Melon Grey Goose cocktails will also be served for just $6.00! These cocktails are fruit or mint infused and guarantee the satisfaction of a cool and refreshing summer cocktail.

    Hurry and reserve your table! Contact Kelly at Kelly@YakitoriBoy.com

    Come experience a night of amazing cocktails, karaoke, and award winning sushi!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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