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Fun Philly Activities For This Weekend!

This week seriously flew by and we couldn’t be any happier! We’re ready to relax and have fun in Philly this weekend without thinking about anything work related. In order to make that possible, we’ve found the best things going on in Philly weekend and we’re ready to share them!

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Friday, November 14th

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens to the public this Friday, November 14 at noon! This winter, the ice rink will draw outdoor recreation lovers to the park to practice their twist and twirls right out front of City Hall. To celebrate opening day there will be complimentary ice skating admission and skate rentals from noon to 3pm (while supplies last of course!). After opening day, the Rothman Ice Rink will operate seven days a week (including holidays!) Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The cost is also very inexpensive for a great family fun night: $4, adults; $3, children 10 and under; $8, skate rental! For more information on The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, click here.

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Saturday, November 15th

For all of you organic health lovers, we have the perfect way to spend your saturday afternoon. On November 15, from 12pm-2pm at 2501 E cumberland St in Philadelphia, there will be a medicinal herbs workshop. For only $35, Kristin O’Malley from her website Herban Momma, will be giving an in person call on making your own infused vinegars and herbal syrups to help keep the cold sicknesses at bay this winter! You will also get to take home a bottle of elderberry syrup and fire cider to add to your herbal medicine cabinet!

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If you want to do something a little more fashionable this weekend, than we have the perfect event in Philly this weekend for you! Why not attend the Kevin O’Brien studio sample sale? Specializing in handmade silk/ velvet scarves and home accessories, there is no doubt you’ll find something you love! From 11am-4pm on saturday at 1412 S Broad Street, you will get the chance to buy some of their products at great discount prices!Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.36.16 PM

More in the mood to have a drink or five with your friends in Philly this weekend? How about attending the Philly Fall Crawl. With 12 of center cities best bars participating and an expected turnout of over 1000 people, there is no reason that you shouldn’t attend! For only $20, you get free entry to all 12 bars, drink and food specials at each bar, an event shirt and map, and some awesome give aways! We seriously can’t think of a better way to let loose in philly this weekend!Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.36.50 PM

Are you a dog lover? Starting Saturday November 15th at 8:30am and running until Sunday, November 16th at 5:00pm the Kennel Club of Philadelphia invites you to The National Dog Show! The show will take place at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks and tickets range from $7.00-$14.00. The shows, sanctioned by The American Kennel Club, will help raise money for a variety of canine-related causes. Prior beneficiaries of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia include The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. See AKC sanctioned Breed, Group, and Best In Show judging and top agility dogs in the ring each day. Saturday is The National Dog Show, Presented by Purina, to be broadcast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day by NBC. Sunday’s show offers enhanced athletic dog exhibitions plus family-friendly activities and hands-on fun. Click here for tickets and more information!irish-setter

 

Sunday, November 16

The Penn Museum is known for its world-class selection of ancient artifacts, but in its new series starting this Sunday, the renowned museum examines a piece of history much closer to our time. The museum’s new series kicks off this Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m., with Maya Deren: New Music and her Surreal Silent Films. The afternoon’s program will include three short films by the Russian-born filmmaker. As the movie rolls, guests can listen to live music by Teiji Ito, Kyle Gann, Leslie Burrs and Chuck Holdeman. Tickets are only $15 per person! For more information and tickets click herepenn-museum-warden-garden-680

Sunday is going to be here faster than we know it and what better way to spend it then by watching the Eagles (7-2) take on the Green Bay Packers (6-3) at the 97.5 viewing party at Xfinity Live! Starting at 4:30 Sean Brace from 97.5 and some of the other Fanatic hosts will be on-site to watch the game with the crowd, talk football, and give someone the chance to WIN $25,000 with the Touchdown Toss contest. Click here for more information!

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Philadelphia Film Festival Recap

Check Out This Quick Recap Of This Years Amazing Philadelphia Film Festival

This year is seriously flying by! We can’t believe that it’s already November and that the Philadelphia Film Festival has ended a little over two weeks ago! We know this may seem crazy, but as film fanatics, we are already looking forward to what next year’s Film Festival will bring us. Although, we have to admit, it’s definitely going to be difficult to top this year’s amazing films and epic parties. For those of you who attended the festival, you know exactly what we’re talking about, and for those of you who didn’t attend, here is a little recap to make you jealous and sure to buy tickets for next year!

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This year’s Philadelphia Film Festival began on October 16th, with the premier of the highly anticipated movie The Birdman. After a small hiccup, also known as a broken projector and theater change, the night continued on better than we could have imagined. With the entire balcony of the Kimmel center dedicated to the opening night bash, including yummy snacks and of course delicious free alcohol from sponsors such as SpodeeStella Artois and Tito’s, it is no wonder why everyone had such an amazing time.

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Throughout the week, the lounge at Prime Stache was also packed with free drinks, food tastings and some really cool giveaways. Oh and did we mention, amazing people? Because seriously, Philadelphia Film Festival has some of the most interesting and exciting people around! Knowing how cool they are, we wanted everyone to get a chance to meet a few, so we threw a food truck party on the 23rd that anyone could attend! This night festival was not only packed with great people but award winning food trucks such as The Cow and The Curd, Prime Stache, Sweet Box Cupcakes and more!

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We figured after such a perfect week, we had to end the Philadelphia Film Festival with an even more perfect closing night. So, after the premier of another highly anticipated film, Wild with Reese Witherspoon, we threw a seriously outrageous closing night party! The party was held at the top of the tower with some of the most gorgeous views in all of the city, and of course some of the most gorgeous guests as well. With some delicious snacks such as fried mac and cheese balls, wings, spring rolls and more, everyone was fed well and ready to have a good time. Oh, and we promise that no one left thirsty either. With delicious free drinks from sponsors such as Dock Street Brewery, Tito’s and more, everyone in attendance was bound to have a successful night. Not to mention the great music, huge dance floor, and quirky photo booth set up to ensure lots of laughs and fun!

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I mean, we seriously don’t think it could be any more obvious that there were some great parties that came along with the Philadelphia Film Festival, but we promise that there were great films as well! Check out this list of all this years festival award winners, and be prepared to get upset if you didn’t see any of them!

Archie Award: Myroslav Slabosphytsky, director ofThe Tribe.
The Archie Award is a juried awardpresented in honor of the late Archie Perlmutter to a first-time director.

Narrative Award:
Grand Jury Prize // The Duke of Burgundy // Director Peter Strickland
Special Jury Prize // Girlhood // Director Céline Sciamma
Best Director Prize // ’71 // Director Yann Demange

Documentary Award:
Best Documentary Feature // The Overnighters // Director Jesse Moss

Pinkenson Award:
Best Local Feature: Crescendo! The Power of Music // Director Jamie Bernstein
Honorable Mention for Innovation in Storytelling // Listen Up Philip // Director Alex Ross Perry
Honorable Mention for World Vision // Tomorrow We Disappear // Director Adam Weber and Jimmy Goldblum

Short Award:
Best Short // Port Nasty // Director Rob Zywietz
Honorable Mention for Best Live Action Short // The Cut // Director Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Audience Award:  Crescendo! The Power of Music // Director Jamie Bernstein.
Audience Award Honorable Mention // I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story // Directors Chad Walker and David LaMattina

So, it is clear that this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival was not one to miss! Filled with amazing people, spectacular films and epic parties, we are truly upset that it is already over, and extremely excited for what next year’s festival has in store for us! We hope to see you all there!

Halloweekend In Philadelphia

Halloweekend in Philadelphia

How lucky are we this year, Halloween falls on a Friday! This means that there are going to be plenty of fun and spooky parties all weekend, hope you prepared more than one costume because we have a list that you won’t want to miss!

NoLibs Zombie Crawl

NoLibs Bar Crawl

Since tonight is the official Halloween kick-off night with it being Mischief night why not cause some mischief at the Northern Liberties Zombie Crawl! The neighborhood of Northern Liberties welcomes zombies for the annual Zombie Crawl. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests are encouraged to dress in their best zombie apparel and head out to bars throughout the neighborhood for tons of specials. The bash will start at North Bowl with zombie makeup consultations and drink specials. From there, zombies will crawl to six bars in the area. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 in advance. For more information and to order tickets, click here.

Sixpoint Mad Scientist Night

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If you are still looking to go out tonight but make it more of a low-key night in preparations for tomorrow’s festivities you may want to head over to City Tap house in University City for their sixpoint mad scientist mischief night. The acclaimed Brooklyn-based brewery, Sixpoint brings Sensi Harvest, its new wet-hopped copper ale and other Sixpoint favorites, over to University City. There will also be live music from Josh Fialkoff and the Philadelphia Stride!

Wicked at Xfinity Live!

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Boo! Xfinity Live hosts six themed parties this Halloween night! Yes that’s right 6 parties in one venue! Dress up and head out for rocking music, drink specials and plenty of partying. There will also be tons of free Halloween give outs and cash prizes for the best-dressed guests! Click here for more information.

 

Union Transfer’s Making Time’s Bash

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If you’re wearing face paint this Halloween, make sure it’s sweat-proof. Union Transfer is converting into an asylum of spook, tunes, and dance during Making Time’s Pure Halloween bash. Beginning at 9 p.m., jam out to performances by Sammy Slice and Dave P, Mike Z, Dave Pack, Rocktits!, Broadzilla, Greg D, and a live rock-and-roll performance by the Dum Dum Girls. Click here for more information.

 

House of Horrors

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Manyaunk fans we didn’t forget about you, we saved the best for last! Come out and join the rest of the ghostly partygoers in Manayunk as they transform Kildare’s into the House of Horrors. Kildare’s is an authentic Irish Pub with it’s own ghostly stories. There will be not only tons of drink specials and costume contests but also music by, DJ Kevlar and DJ Nevada on both floors! Click here for tickets and more info!

Haunted Attractions in Philadelphia

 

            Trick-or-treating, candy, costumes, what else makes Halloween such an awesome holiday? Oh yeah… the scares! We have collected for you the best Haunted Attractions in Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. Everything from amusement parks to insane asylums, we have found some great choices for the chills and thrills. If you’re tired of the same old Freddy Kruger, the list of haunted attractions in Philadelphia will make you wish it were all just a bad dream!

Pennhurst Asylum:

Pennhurst Asylum            The Pennhurst Haunted attraction includes the Pennhurst Asylum, a hospital themed walk thru attraction featuring many items and artifacts that were part of the original State School. The dungeon of lost souls, tunnel of terror and the ghost hunt also included ranks this haunted attraction, or should we say attraction(s) a 4 out of 5 stars.

            Contact: 855-HAUNT-00, debpennhurst@comcast.net

            Address: Church Street and Bridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475

            Hours of Operation:   Open from:  September 19th – November 2nd

                                    Friday and Saturday:  6:30-10:30.  Sunday and Thursday:  6:30-9:30

            Photos: http://www.pennhurstasylum.com/index2.html#/photos

            Link to Tickets:  http://www.pennhurstasylum.com/index2.html#/tickets

            Yelp Reviews:

1)     It was an awesome experience and I felt the prices weren’t too bad! I drove 4-5 hrs from ct. The lines to the attractions were long but once in your either gonna get scared or have a nervous breakdown like my ex did cause the 2 things she hated was clowns and chainsaws! I’m planning on going again but with more friends so I hope they get scared lol.

2)    Absolutely crazy scary!
This place is huge.  4 big attractions.  But with that comes the big lines.  The first attraction had a like a 3 hour wait.  But after that, we moved pretty fast.  But it was getting disheartening.  We had a blast though.  All of the attractions were so freaking scary.  I’ve been to a few haunted houses before but this one was incredible.  Definitely the best one I have been to thus far.
Although it is pricey (42$ a person) it was well worth it.  Great time.

  

Eastern State Penitentiary:

Terror Behind The Walls

            Eastern State Penitentiary being ranked a hefty 5/5 proves to be one of the scariest  haunted attractions in Philadelphia. With the infirmary, Night Watch and Lock down, just 3 of the 6 attractions listed, this haunted prison will be sure to open up fears from within that you didn’t event expect to have!

            Contact: (215) 236-3300

            Address: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hours of Operation:   Open from:  September 19th – November 2nd

 $13 online, $19 at the door: 7 pm – 11 pm

$19 online, $25 at the door. 7 pm – 11 pm

$29 online, $35 at the door. 7 pm – 12 am

$39 online, $45 at the door. 6:30 pm – 12:30

Link to Tickets:  https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/b/6f1b42

Yelp Reviews:

1)    I don’t scare easily but I found myself hiding in a corner at several points during the exhibit. They scare you from the time you are standing outside up until the end of the exhibit. They had a guy hiding in the grass (wearing a grass covered suit) and a guy who snuck up behind you.  The terrifying thing about this exhibit is that the actors get really close to you. Like as close as they can get without touching you. It really catches you off guard. It is worth the experience. I went once but probably wouldn’t put myself through that again, lol.  Keep an eye out for groupons and living social deals to save a few bucks.

2)    I must say that this haunted house Was very well done! There was a lot of work and planning put into this attraction.  This year  the theme was from the video game zombie U! There were plenty of times where scary creatures jumped out from the abyss and I almost soiled myself at least twice!  Which hardly ever happens! Lol
This is also a great idea when your looking to take a lady out and want to do something a little different! I still have bruises on my arm from her clinging to dear life. But for that night I was her valiant knight in shining armor!
Now there are a lot of people that go to this and u do have to wait in line.  But they do have times tickets. So if u buy a ticket for 1130 then show up at 1129 and u will minimize the time standing in line!  All I can say is a good time was had by all!!!

 

Jasons Woods: 

Jasons Woods

            Although Jason’s woods is not the highest on the rank scale (2 out of 5), this attraction has a lot to offer. Being one of the most interactive haunted parks including Carnival of Fear, Lost in the Woods, and Chamber of Horrors, the thrills don’t just come and go. Finishing the terrifying tour off with a haunted hayride, guests will always remember the fear distilled in them from this haunted attraction.

            Contact: (717) 872-5768

            Address: 99 Stehman Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603

            Hours of Operation: September 13th – November 8th

                        Fridays & Saturdays: 7:00pm – 10:00pm,   Sundays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

            Link to tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/4e3ee7

            

            Yelp Reviews:

1)    Wasn’t too bad. Paid 40 bucks for 6 attractions. The hayride was an absolute JOKE, hardly any actors and very limited scares. Clown carnival was pretty fun, not too many actors but you got lost a few times before finding your way out. Zombie portion was OK, pretty cool special effects. Other attractions were mediocre w limited scares. I gave an extra star bc the actors that were there gave a legit effort in trying to provide screams and staff was very nice. Will not be back.

2) I grew up coming here but haven’t been in the past few years. I was very excited to go back. I wonder if it’s under new management or something because this past trip very different than what I remember. Sad to say, Jason’s woods was a complete let down.

 

Six Flags Fright Fest:

Fright Fest

            Ranked a solid 3 out of 5 stars, this event features family-friendly “thrills by day,” while an amped-up “fright by night” will deliver more scare zones, terror trails and haunted mazes plus nearly 200 zombies and Halloween-themed shows and attractions.  Once the clock strikes six the midways become full of the living dead, ready to scare the pants off of anyone who dares to cross their path so come prepared! Moest frequent complant from goers was about the lines, but of you plan well or splurge for the Fast Pass you’ll have no problem!

            Contact: (732) 928-2000

            Address: Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527

            Hours of Operation:  September 20 – November 2

                        Friday: 5:30pm – 12:00am, Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00am

            Link to tickets: http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatadventure/store/tickets

            Yelp Reviews: 

1) I had a pretty great time here. I have to give it to them, considering I am under the impression that most of the staff are probably getting paid around minimum wage, they’re all really friendly. The operators have to say the same thing over and over, but some of them were really enthusiastic every time they said the same darn thing. Also for Fright Fest — although it is an extra charge on top of your ticket — I think it’s well deserved. They did a great job. The make-up is so well done, do they have movie make up artists doing it? Seriously, really impressive. Also in one of the houses, the lady was legit hanging on a wall, we were staring at her.. def thought she was fake, and then she jumped off and started crawling backwards .. amazing. They put a lot of effort into it, and I appreciate that lots!

2) Went for Freight Fest for the 1st time. It was amazing. Fun. Lots of teens but still lots of fun. It was definitely worth paying for the trails and haunted mansions. I actually want to go back before Halloween. I suggest purchasing your tickets online (b/c it’s cheaper) and look for a promotional code if you can. Using a promo code can cut the tickets in half.
Freight Fest starts at 6pm and ends when the park closes at 10pm. Get there as soon as you can.

Bates Motel: 

Bates Motel

            The Haunted Hayride is a 25 minute, action packed, heart pounding ride through the dark forest of Arasapha Farm, located just outside of Philadelphia PA, and is filled with huge, detailed sets, giant monsters and more pyrotechnics than a Kiss concert. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, this attraction is waiting to scare you this year and bring that rating up (in the most terrifying way).

            Contact: (610) 459-3212

            Address: 1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Hours of Operation: September 26th – November 2nd

Sunday – Wednesday – 6:30 pm – 9:30pm / Thursday – Saturday – 6:30 -10pm

Link to Tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/b/053269

Yelp Reviews:

1)    It’s my first time of hayride with my brother, since last year we went as walk in haunted house, so we tried this one at 2012. It was worth it experience, the decoration was very professional, make you feel like you’re in the Disney world besides this is a haunted scene. I am not afraid of the dress up ghost, so when they jump on me I just ignore and laugh at them, so later they will not even try to scare me. But anyway, it’s a lots fun! if you like haunted house, I recommended this one!            

2)    I LOVE BATES!!  My friends and I go every year.  In the past I’ve always been too afraid to go into the Motel, I would just do the Hayride and Corn Maze.  For the past two years I plucked up the courage and went in.  I was TERRIFIED but not disappointed!  The Hayride has the most amazing sets.  I think the person loading the wagon must have a headset and radio to the actors, because I was talking about what would creep me out the most while I was waiting in line and nearly every actor made a comment about it when they targeted me.  The Motel is decorated so thoroughly and there are actors EVERYWHERE.  So many startles!  And as usual, the Corn Maze was so scary.  One of my friends got to a set and almost turned around to leave instead of going through it.

My only complaint is that they don’t space out groups enough when you’re walking through.  My friends and I were walking right behind another group, so all the actors and props were scaring the first group and we’d just see them all reset.  So we started walking slowly to give them time to get ahead of us, then started walking at a good pace, trying to actually look at and enjoy the sets, and we ended up with a huge group of people behind us.

Fright Factory: 

Fright Factory

            Ranked only 2 out of 5, this haunted attraction is adding onto its thrills to scare their ratings up! The fright factory is a 25,000 square foot, high startle haunted house located within a 105+ year old building in South Philadelphia, and so if you’re in the area, stop threw to check out their new ways to bring the fear!

            Contact: Frightfactorypa@gmail.com

Address:  38 Jackson St Philadelphia, PA 19148

Hours of Operation: Click here to view the hours of operation, dates and times for this spooky event!

            Link to tickets: http://frightfactory.ticketleap.com/fright-factory-2014/

            Yelp Reviews:

1)    The staff is great. The price of admission is very reasonable! It’s a lengthy attraction which I certainly appreciate because I feel that a lot of other attractions are a rip off. Thanks for scaring me again this year!

2)    I went the other day because livingsocial was offering a deal and every year I go to Eastern State pen and I wanted to try something new this year. It was actually really good. This is a haunted walk through in a factory hence the name fright factory lol. The costumes were really good! The decorations were really good as well, you can tell they took their time in creating this attraction. The actors did a really good job, they kept walking with people who were scared. There is parking right next to the fright factory and street parking all around that is easy to find.

 

Creamy Acres:

Creamy Acres

            Ranked an incredible 5 out of 5, this New Jersey attraction has a scare waiting for every person. With attractions such as the 3D fun house, Slaughter Cave, Ride of terror and the Cornfield Maze, this haunted attraction is one worth the drive over the bridges for. Changing things up as well, the Haunted Paintball Hayride is a sure way to keep things interesting, fun and scary!

            Contact:

            Address:  448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill New Jersey

            Hours of Operation: September 26th – November 2nd

                        Click here to check the times as they change from weekend to weeknights.

            Link to tickets: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/1c224c

            Yelp Reviews:

1)    We’ve been making the rounds of the haunts this year and well, this place gets my top rating!  For 30 bucks (25 with a 5 dollar off coupon which is what we got) you get a haunted hay ride, plus 4 walk through attractions and a corn maze!  They really do it up and it is more than worth the drive from Philly.

2)    Not just a Ride of Terror – this is a full NIGHT of Terror.  (I believe that’s the official name).  $35 gets you access to 6 attractions including four walkthrough houses, a haunted hay ride, and a corn maze.  I’d put this place above average for a large haunted attraction.  Pretty par for the course in that it’s not scary, but fun and well put together.

What to do in Philly this Weekend – Oct. 10th – 12th

TGIF! Another week down and another fun filled weekend has finally arrived and we can’t wait! We have what to do in Philly this weekend for you! Although the weather might not filled with sunshine this weekend we gathered a few fun activities that are rain or shine to keep that weekend carefree smile on your face!

 

Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fair

Starting tomorrow October 10th, come and explore the hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade work by over 140 craftspeople! From jewelry to furniture the fine craft fair has it all! The fair will be set up at Rittenhouse Square Park (1800 Walnut St.) from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12.

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County Fair at the Oval

             This weekend enjoy a 3 day long County Fair at the Oval, right in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Starting Friday October 10th and lasting through Sunday October 12th, this fair is bringing everything from a Ferris wheel and carnival games to an outdoor bar and free movie screenings. Adding food trucks, live music, festive apple cider, and wine gardens to the list makes this an event for all ages and all desires. For more information on times and internal events click here!

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 Chocolate: The Exhibition

 The weather doesn’t seem so promising for this weekend so on Saturday, October 11, gather the family and take a trip over to The Academy of Natural Sciences for their new exhibition, Chocolate: The Exhibition! The new exhibit brings guests on a journey through the evolution of chocolate! What a better way to spend a possible rainy day?!

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Taste Of Rittenhouse

On Sunday, October 12th try a taste of some of the best restaurants in Rittenhouse. Luke’s Lobster, Capogrio, Hip City Veg, Insomnia Cookies, honeygrow, and Good Stuff Eatery have come together to give you a food crawl like no other! During each of their store hours stop in for a little tasting of their fan favorites for just $20! For more information and ticket purchases, click here.

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National Sausage Pizza Day!

This Saturday, October 11, is national sausage pizza day! It feels like these national days keep getting better and better and give us just one more excuse to eat delicious foods. Check out our recommendations and click the hyperlink to see the menu from a few of our favorites! national sausage pizza day

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe

2204 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Our recommendation, Sausage & Peppers: red sauce, house-made garlic sausage, roasted long hot peppers, caramelized onions, and sharp provolone.

Nomad Pizza

611 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Our recommendation, Spicy Sausage: Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, renaissance spicy fennel sausage, caramelized onions, basil, organic olive oil, organic Parmesan and sea salt.

Santucci’s Pizza

901 S 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Our recommendation, The Works: extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Our recommendation, Lombarda: baked egg, bitto cheese, mozzarella, and cotechino sausage.

Rustica

903 N. 2nd St. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

Our recommendation, Mustard Pie: whole-wheat pizza with sausage, sauerkraut, and caramelized onions.

 

We hope you enjoy our recommendations, be sure to schedule in another food tasting testing tour for this Saturday you are not going to want to miss a bite of these delicious pies!

 

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

We are so excited about the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk! Philadelphia has gained another trail to its beautiful city! The views are amazing and the boardwalk was built to make it feel like you are “walking on water”. Very cool!

The 18 million dollar, 2,000-foot boardwalk starts at Locust Street and takes you to the South Street Bridge. It is an extension of the already wonderful Schuylkill River Trail, which is used by thousands of Philadelphians! It has 3 access points, at Locust Street, and 2 at the South Street Bridge

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk opened just in time for those beautiful fall bike rides, runs, walks with the puppies and even romantic evenings that end with watching the sunset. Rumor has it that one day it might even become a “love lock” bridge like the ones seen in Paris and Germany, according to Joseph Syrnick, president/CEO of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. Lets keep our fingers cross that someone starts this trend, how great would that be!

We are excited to see what the future holds for the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and River Trail!

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Want to see more pictures? Check out this beautiful gallery from PhillyMag!

And if you’ve visited the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk already, let us know what you think!

National Frappe Day

Happy National Frappe Day!

Last week we were #blessed that it was National Coffee Day because who can make it through the day without a cup (or four) these days? We sure can’t! Today, October 7th is National Frappe Day! And we are daring you to take a taste tour of the 3 best frappe spots in the city! Check them out below.

Café Fulya

727 South 2nd & Monroe Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Café Fulya is known for their amazing Turkish pasties, and of course their frappes! They have 7 different kinds of frappes some tea, some espresso, and even a banana nutella frappe! Check out the menu here!

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Max Brenner

1500 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

If you haven’t that the opportunity to visit Max Brenner, the most amazing chocolate bar in the city you must go for not only the chocolates and desserts but for a frappe of course! At Max Brenner they have the classic Cappuccino Frappe but we promise that you will not be disappointed, check out the dessert menu here!

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Capogrio Gelato

119 S. 13th Street

117 South 20th Street

1625 East Passyunk Ave

3925 Walnut Street

We highly recommend Caporgio Gelato if you want a little bit of everything food, gelato and a frappe. At Caporgio they have a gelato version of the Frappe and it is delicious! Check out the menu here!

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We hope you enjoy National Frappe Day! Keep checking back to get the scoop on more fun national days this week!

What to Do in Philly this Weekend

Woohoo! The weekend is finally here again and that means waking up late, having a few drinks and worrying about absolutely nothing! We mean it, we don’t even want you to stress about plans for the weekend. We’ve got you covered! We’ve picked out  what to do this weekend in Philly, for you…so you can relax, not worry and most importantly, have fun!

 

 6th Annual Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Fest

-Saturday, October 4th from 10am-6:30pm

– At the Institute Bar

For $47-62

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 We don’t know about you, but we’re all about the fall flavors, especially PUMPKIN! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and the best of all pumpkin beer. If you’re a fan too than you seriously cannot miss this awesome festival! Iy id liyrtslly the worlds biggest pumpkin festival with over 90 draft pumpkin beers, ciders, lambic’s and sours. Oh and of course some various yummy pumpkin mixed drinks! There will also be outdoor food sections to ensure tht you and your pumpkin filled livers can last and drink the tasty night away! Some of the featured beers include:

Ace Pumpkin Cider

Dogfish Head Punkin

Elysian Giant Pumpkin 

-And many many more!

Philadelphia’s Bacon Festival 

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 -Saturday, October 4th from 1-8pm

– At Xfinity Live

For $25-70

 BACON. Need we say more? Okay, how about, all types of bacon, sweet bacon, salty bacon, savory bacon .. are your mouths watering yet? If they are, than there is no excuse not to head to xfinity tomorrow! For only $25, you can taste 3 different bacon dishes from any of the stands you see fit! There will also be live music and a full bar, for those of you who really want to celebrate the amazingness also known as bacon!

 

Philly Mag Shops

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-Sunday, October 5 from 12-3pm

-1400 N American St

-For $22-25

 Want to be fashion forward without letting your bills get behind? Join Philadelphia Magazine and the areas best boutiques for a one day wear house shopping extravaganza! Get the chance to browse all of the latest trends and styles with price tags up to 40% off! With over 30 different shops and designers gathered at the event, there is sure to be something there for everyone! Some retailers that are going to be there are :

Knit Wit

Nicole Miller

Aoki

Vagabond

-And Many More!

Good to Know – uberFAMILY is growing!

Here’s a message from our friends from UBER about their new addition…

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“Since launching with car seats this summer, uberFAMILY has changed the way that Philadelphia families move. From school to the park to the grocery store and back home again, we’ve connected families to vehicles with a car seat, providing them with the safest, most reliable ride on the road–all at the tap of button.

Today, we’re excited to announce that the uberFAMILY is growing.

WE’VE ADDED

BOOSTER SEATS

TO uberFAMILY!

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Every uberFAMILY vehicle now has one forward-facing car seat and two booster seats available
  • For a $10 surcharge, request uberFAMILY and use any combination of these seats
  • Select ‘FAMILY’ for seating for up to four people (including the children in seats) and ‘FAMILY SUV’ for seating for up to six people
  • All partner drivers were professionally trained and certified by The Car Seat Lady, Dr. Alisa Baer
  • Riders are encouraged to watch the uberFAMILY training videos prior to riding in order to ensure safety”

For more information visit: www.uber.com