Hit two Phillies wins this week. If i sent out my thoughts two weeks ago about the Phils, I would have said that I had lost faith in the team. That Milt or Charlie need to go. I even stopped planning some nights around the team because the losing was depressing me. Glad to see a different two weeks and hoping for a fun run through the playoffs.
Was able to also get to a few shows. Rush was front row dead center and Widespread Panic (at the Tower) was suprisly empty.
Also spent a few Fridays in AC recently. Last week was the Chelsea which was not that crowded and the Friday before was Sammy Hagar's bar at Bally's. Sammy's serves beers on the beach during the day.
I found out that wine drinkers can purchase wine at Pinot in Old City on Sundays now. Limited selection but better than the alternatives.
I have a few female friends looking for a shore house in Avalon. If you know of any openings, please let me know.
Lastly, my buddy has a great penthouse 2 bedroom condo for sale in the Art Museum if anyone is interested. Asking on $309,000. And for those thinking of buying or refinancing, rates are still crazy low: 30-Year, 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates at Record Lows - Mark
SPONSOR: The Ultimate Networking Event
Live at The Loews Hotel Philadelphia Tues. Aug. 3rd . Or The Ultimate Networking Event Live at The New Aloft Hotel, Mt. Laurel Tues. Aug. 10th 6-9pm. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
SPONSOR: The Ultimate Networking Event
1) Tasting Time at Octo Waterfront Grille
Grab your friends, invite your co-workers, tell your family. This is expected to again one of the largest wine Tasting; young professionals events to date at the BRAND NEW Octo Waterfront Grille (previously known as Rock Lobster) with an amazing atmosphere, stunning views of the marina and the Ben Franklin bridge high above you, and a very exciting time - guaranteed! With room for up to 400+ people, this indoor/outdoor event under the giant tents is rain or shine with plenty of room. Be sure to check out the custom lobster tank - it is way cool!What better way to spend an evening after-work then with a premier Tasting Time party - with spectacular wines and incredible views! The party comes complete with select choices of 6 wines & champagnes to taste as well as abundant menu samples from the amazing Octo menu. To remeber this evening each guest will receive a souvenir tasting glass plus alll menu items at Octo are 10% off . Relax, kick back, learn about wine from our wine experts, and take in sights with other young professionals.There are limited spots available for this latest Tasting Time event - and the will sell out quickly - just like the past 5 events have! Sign up now so you do not miss out. This is not a sit-down dinner and is instead a fun, interactive social happy hour atmosphere!Tickets for this awesome opportunity to experience Octo Waterfront Grill are just $25 in advance and $30 at the door (if not sold out).Grab your friends. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
2) ONE OF OUR OWN DANNY CEVALLOS
Our own Danny Cevallos (Cevallos & Wong, LLP) has been appearing on Fox 29 News as a regular legal contributor to talk about legal issues in Philadelphia and in the news. Some of his more recent appearances are at the redlasso.com links below:
1. 2010-07-25 Attorney Danny Cevallos discusses bingo players seeking to sue for lost wagers; and judge who orders assailant to have potluck dinner with victim.
2. 2010-07-15 (1st) Attorney Danny Cevallos discusses New Jersey sex while driving; Iroquois lacrosse team passports; and daycare bringing kids to R-Rated film.
3. 2010-07-21 Attorney Danny Cevallos discusses Blagojevich trial; NY law against workplace bullying; lesbian girl wins lawsuit against school for barring her from prom with girlfriend.
4. 2010-07-02 Attorney Danny Cevallos discusses fraud in census, Jaycee Dugard, and candy cane lawsuit.
Some of his other appearances are at the Cevallos & Wong media page of their website: http://www.cevalloswong.com/about_media.php. If you ever have an idea for a segment on the news, let him know.
3) Philadelphia Jaycees “ Junior Chamber of Commerce - Summer Mixer
Tuesday, August 10, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia. This event is open to young professionals aged 21 â€“ 40 and is FREE to attend. There will be $5 Cocktails, $4 Wine and $3 Beer specials, plus light fare and a $5 food menu available. Weâ€™ll be planning the fall event and project line-up so be sure to come out and become part of one of Philadelphia's premier social and business groups there's something for everyone! http://www.UpcomingEvents.com/event/5026/L2P/
4) FREE RAFTING EVENT
Coors Light in bringing the Rocky Mountains to the Poconos with COORS LIGHT SUMMER FREERIDE, a whitewater rafting adventure on the Lehigh River, Monday August 9th, 2010. Enjoy Complimentary:
- Transportation to and from the Poconos
- Equipment & Training
- An exclusive party
- BBQ Dinner & Refreshments
- Live music from Lost in Paris & a DJ
- Lots of contests, prizes, & great giveaways
And just like Winter Freeride…. It’s all FREE.
More info: http://freeride.philly2night.com/home.html
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6) MURAL ARTS
A) Ale & Arts Walking Adventure
McGillin's will be one of three bars participating in the Mural Arts Program's Ale & Arts Tours. The Ale & Arts Tours happen on Thursdays through September 2, taking you to visit 10 murals and three bars, including a stop at McGillin's. For tickets and details, visit www.muralarts.org.
McGillins, 1310 Drury Street, 215.735.5562, www.mcgillins.com
B) The Stories Behind the Murals
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has introduced The Mural Mile, a new way to explore the stories behind some of Philadelphia's 3,000 world-famous murals. A group of 17 Center City murals have been selected to tell the stories behind the art. The Mural Mile leads from commercial districts to residential blocks, exploring the compelling stories behind the walls that bring each mural to life. Using a specially-marked map found online, residents and visitors can experience The Mural Mile using their own cell phone or a downloadable podcast. Guided walking tours of The Mural Mile are also available to provide a more in-depth experience of each mural and the mural-making process. These tours leave daily from the Independence Visitor Center.
Mural Arts, 215.685.0750, www.muralarts.org
7) JOB OPENING
TargetRx, Inc. is a pharmaceutical marketing information services company that provides sales and marketing management with actionable information to support decision-making. Located in Horsham, PA. Currently, we are seeking a Business Analyst, Client Solutions to be ultimately responsible for applying market research to produce business insights/actionable results for client deliverables. If you are interested in joining TargetRx, please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to email@example.com.
8) FREE CHAIR MASSAGES
Take a break from the heat and join us!!!
To celebrate Amit's 5 year anniversary here as a certified massage therapist he would like to give back to all of his clients and give everyone that signs up a free chair massage on Wednesday, August 4th, 12-6pm 2010.However, space and time is limited and Amit is quite popular so RSVP early to secure a time slot.
We will also have healthy refreshments, raffles, drawings, and a presentation on preventing spinal injury and back pain. It's going to be a great time!!!!
Dr. Paul Rubin's Chiropractic and Wellness Center
42 South 15th Street # 1710 (15th and Chestnut) Philadelphia, PA 19102, p 215-972-0307
www.Philadelphia-Chiropractic.com, http://www.facebook.com/Drprubin, http://twitter.com/Drprubin, http://foursquare.com/venue/4697193
9) High Heels Race & After Party at The Princeton
When: July 31st, 12-4pm
Details: High Heel Race and post party will be held on July 31st 2010 in Avalon, NJ. Proceeds will benefit The Melanie Finley Ovarian Cancer Foundation which provides education and direct financial assistance to young women afflicted with this disease. Runners are encourages to dart off in style sporting heels of 3-inches or more to compete in a 50 & 100-yard dash for a chance to win prizes. The races both male and female. First, Second and Third Place winners will be awarded gift certificates totaling more than $1,000. Post Race party at The Princeton. Get all the details by clicking below.
Details Link: http://www.UpcomingEvents.com/event/4965/DG/
10) Le Bec-Fin=a 40th Anniversary
Le Bec-Fin, Philadelphia's premier fine French restaurant has been providing memorable dining experiences since 1970. Chef and owner Georges Perrier created a restaurant that became a Philadelphia landmark and will be celebrating his 40th anniversary. Chef Perrier says "these past 40 years have been magical. I came to Philadelphia as a young man and this is where I found my success. I truly thank Philadelphia for supporting me all this time." In honor of this joyous occasion Le Bec-Fin will be offering a $40 Four Course "Celebration menu, a taste of Le Bec-Fin." The menu will become available July 1st and feature the following choices:
Roasted Spanish Octopus, Chorizo in Two Preparations, Pickled Blueberries
Tomato and Watermelon Salad, Grains of Paradise, Chevre Sorbet
Chilled Pea Soup, Toasted Almond Ice Cream
Roasted Stuffed Quail, Cannelinni Bean, Summer Root Vegetables
Olive Oil Poached Salmon, Fresh Summer Bean, Sauce Beaumaniere
Roasted Flat Iron Steak, Red Wine Poached Shallot, Pea Top Pommes Puree
Cheese Course Dessert
A choice of 2 from our award winning pastry cart
In addition to this new food menu there will be a $40 by the bottle wine list. The menu will be offered Tuesday through Friday from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the main dining room and all evening every evening in Le Bar Lyonnais. The regular menus will also be available. The restaurant will be closed Sundays and Mondays for the month of July and August.
11) THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS IN OLD CITY
$3 drinks from 5-7PM. Check out site for participating locations
12) INTRAMURALS - SOCCER
Registration for our Fall Leagues are now open for registration! We have a bunch of different leagues to offer so please check them out! Register at www.playphillysports.com!
Sat Recreational Soccer in Fairmount Park Starts 9/11
Sat Intermediate Soccer in Fairmount Park Starts 9/11
Sun Men's 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 9/12
Mon Coed 8v8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 9/13
Tues Coed Recreational Soccer in University City Starts 9/14
Tues. Coed Intermediate Soccer in University City Starts 9/14
Thurs Coed 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 9/23
A) Wireless access now free at Philadelphia International Airport
B) Table games at Parx in Northeast
C) Rutgers says ‘no’ to marijuana growing plan
D) Comcast beats revenue, earnings estimates in 2Q (such not a fan of Comcast - MZ)
14) AUGUST FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Visitors to Penn’s Landing this summer will have more opportunities to enjoy fireworks than ever before! The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be presenting FREE fireworks on five consecutive Fridays debuting Friday, August 6th through Friday, September 3rd. New for this season, the fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. and be launched landside from the quay in the Penn’s Landing Marina, near the new RiverStage at Penn’s Landing. The Friday Light Lights displays will be a chance to experience fireworks in a more intimate way, providing a perfect end (or start) to a summer evening on the waterfront. With Friday Night Lights, visitors to Penn’s Landing will now more opportunities than ever before to experience fireworks on the waterfront this season.
15) Eagles Flight Night
Are you an Eagles fan? Well then get out to the Linc to celebrate the beginning of their season on August 5 at 5pm with your entire family. With ticket prices ranging from $10 - $35 dollars, everyone in the family can come. This is not your typical Eagles experience: there is family fun activities, chances to win great prizes, fireworks and (most important) football! So get your tickets fast and do not miss this great opportunity to meet the 2010 - 2011 Philadelphia Eagles! For more information visit www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
16) Flood City Music Festival!
August 6, 7, 8 -- Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Cocktails & Pasta @ Le Castagne
Thursday, August 05, 2010 in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
1920 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA
RSVP HERE: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/calendar/event.php?eid=2583
LET'S GET TOGETHER @ LE CASTAGNE
More than a tip of the hat to the address, the name Le Castagne "chestnuts", honors one of the most important ingredients of Northern Italy. The name also highlights a common thread between Philadelphia and Italy; for once the streets of this city were lined with the solemn trees that lend Chestnut Street its name.
Le Castagne Ristorante features creative Northern Italian cuisine with the delicate flavors of an authentic cucina. The menu includes modern and original interpretations of handmade pastas, seafood, veal and other traditional dishes that maximize the fresh ingredients of the season.
$20 Members, if paid by August 1
$25 Non-Members, or if paid after August 1
18) Sean Hannity Live from The National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center
19) NORTHERN LIBERTIES FESTIVAL
2010 2nd Street Festival
Sunday August 1st! http://www.nolibs.com/festival.asp?item=151¶m=2
20) ART IN THE DARK
Monday, August 02, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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Friday, August 06, 2010 at 2:00 AM (ET)
Bob and Barbara's lounge and Raven Lounge
15th and south street
17th and sansom street
Philadelphia, PA 19146