House of Claus: A Holiday Shopping Soirée at The Shops at Liberty Place
Center City / Events / Holidays

House of Claus: A Holiday Shopping Soirée at The Shops at Liberty Place

The Shops at Liberty Place, Center City’s premiere retail destination, is hosting House of Claus: a Holiday Soirée on Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rotunda — a shopping, dining and indulging event to benefit kids in need. The decadent holiday party will offer guests festive-inspired food from top area restaurants including Ocean Prime, Square … Continue reading

Square 1682 Falls into Autumn with New Lunch Program from Chef Bobby Surdam
Chefs / Lunch / Menus / Rittenhouse Square

Square 1682 Falls into Autumn with New Lunch Program from Chef Bobby Surdam

Square 1682’s Executive Chef Bobby Surdam and his team head into autumn with an all-new lunch menu offering both a full sit-down experience for leisurely lunches, a bevy of healthful entrée salads, and an express Daily Plate for hungry guests on the run. Those looking for a midday health infusion can start with one of three raw juices. The selection … Continue reading

Square 1682 Launches Sidewalk Summertime Chill Zone Complete with Yacht Rock & Singing Bartender
Happy Hour / Rittenhouse Square

Square 1682 Launches Sidewalk Summertime Chill Zone Complete with Yacht Rock & Singing Bartender

Square 1682 is taking summer fun to the street, literally, starting today and every Wednesday 5:00-9:00 PM with its brand-new Sidewalk Summertime Chill Zone. The afternoon alternative to Center City SIPS gives mid-week imbibers a fun party atmosphere with well-considered collaborations from local craft distiller Bluebird Distilling and local craft beer from 2SP Brewing Company. Square 1682 is taking over neighboring Hotel Palomar’s valet area along Sansom … Continue reading

Bring Your Own Dog Brunch Returns to Square 1682
Brunch / Rittenhouse Square

Bring Your Own Dog Brunch Returns to Square 1682

Square 1682’s Executive Chef Bobby Surdam, animal lover, is teaming up with PA SPCA to bring back über-popular Bring Your Own Dog (BYOD) brunch every Saturday and Sunday, all summer long. The brunch, which guests and their canine companions can enjoy on the patio, includes a specially crafted delicious $6 doggy menu as well as … Continue reading

Grubspotting: Short Rib Cheesesteak at Square 1682
Cheesesteaks / Grubspotting / Lunch / Rittenhouse Square

Grubspotting: Short Rib Cheesesteak at Square 1682

Square 1682 just launched a new three-course “Express Lunch” program, that will guarantee a 45 minutes or less lunch at the popular Rittenhouse Square restaurant. One of the entree items on the new prix fixe lunch menu is a Short Rib Cheesesteak. Short. Rib. Cheesesteak! The lunch tray is priced at $19.99 and is available … Continue reading

Skinny Grub: Juice Options at Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682
Old City / Rittenhouse Square / Skinny Grub

Skinny Grub: Juice Options at Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682

This is the last in the Skinny Grub series of blog articles in January. I will revisit it from time to time in the future. So if you have some favorite healthy grub out there, let me know. I hope you’re holding onto to your New Year’s resolutions! Totally understandable if your resolve is starting … Continue reading

Philly’s Best Hot Toddy?
Booze / Old City / Rittenhouse Square

Philly’s Best Hot Toddy?

Today is National Hot Toddy Day. Even though the weather has improved and we’re looking at a high of 50 today and 60 tomorrow, if you’re looking for something to warm you up on chilly nights in the city, check out these hot toddies by two of Philadelphia’s premier mixologists. Red Owl Tavern: Smoke in Your … Continue reading

Seasonal/Winter Cocktails in Philadelphia To Get Excited About
Bars / Booze / Center City / Headhouse Square / Rittenhouse Square / South Street

Seasonal/Winter Cocktails in Philadelphia To Get Excited About

I recently became a featured writer on Chowhound’s new Philadelphia City Guide. I’m excited to be contributing to it and showcasing amazing eats and drinks in our great city! Be on the lookout for an official announcement and launch soon. In any event, my first published article 10 Holiday Cocktails in Philadelphia is live. It … Continue reading

Dogs Flip for Square 1682: Bring-Your-Own-Dog Brunch Returns on Saturdays
Brunch / Rittenhouse Square

Dogs Flip for Square 1682: Bring-Your-Own-Dog Brunch Returns on Saturdays

Dog Lovers Take Note! Square 1682 and Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo bring their love of animals and healthy eating together for the return of the popular Bring Your Own Dog [B-Y-O-D] weekend healthy brunch for canine lovers and their pets throughout this summer season. Square 1682 and Chef Mateo have teamed up with Morris Animal Refuge, who offer innovative and … Continue reading

MANNA’s Guac Off 2016: Guacamole For A Cause at Morgan’s Pier
Delaware Riverfront / Food Competitions

MANNA’s Guac Off 2016: Guacamole For A Cause at Morgan’s Pier

The 4th Annual Guac Off is at Morgan’s Pier on the riverfront Thursday, May 26 from 6-9 pm. The best chefs and restaurants from Philadelphia compete for the title of Guac Master. Guests will sample 12 varieties of unlimited guacamole and chips, enjoy drink specials and help crown Guac Master 2016 at Morgan’s Pier. Proceeds from the event … Continue reading