What a game Wednesday night. I am still feeling slow today from the celebration as I was lucky to score tickets to the game. Still hoping to get a ticket somehow for tonight....
Also attended the Eagles game on Sunday after Sippin By The River. Like all Eagles fans, i wonder why we can not through the ball beyond 10 yards and am bewildered by our clock management. Who gets a delay of game penalty after a time out with the ball on the one? Sippin was another fun day. They changed the way they give out cups this year which led to longer lines than in past years but hoping they will correct it for next year. A
PhillyTrips just announced a Vegas trip for the end of April. Does anyone have any good club connections out there as I am working on setting up the club schedule.
My weekly complaint....I actually have two. First one is at Comcast. How come I can pay $150 a month for Cable TV and Internet but I can not access my DVR over the web? I was out on Monday and realized I wanted to record Monday Night Football. Of course I could not access the DVR remotely so I had to miss part of the game. I am sure we will have it eventually but why not currently? Weak.
Second complaint came from Tuesday night and it directed to the City of Philadelphia. I hate the image the city portrays. We want people to come in and enjoy the city's restaurants, bars, events, theatre, etc...but when people come in, they can not walk through the streets without people begging for money or sleeping on the streets, etc.... So Tuesday night I was walking by the Market East train station and two policeman come out walk down the street. Apparently, they were trying to get a drunk in a wheel chair off the floor where he was sleeping. Instead of helping the person and cleaning up the station, they walked away and left the person to sleep. So the first thing people coming in on the train see is THIS. Is this the image we accept portraying? Am I the only one that is bothered?
Now I know we have many issues within the city. Last week I had an article that said we are a top 10 poor city in America. This week I share that we have one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country within two miles of city hall.
And talking about the bad within the city, thankfully we have people like Stephen Starr. I have never met the man nor do I frequent his establishments very often but he sure is doing his best to make Philly better. Here is his latest project on North Broad.
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1) Mctoberfest 2010
McFadden’s 3rd Street presents Mctoberfest! On October 9, 2010 the seventh annual festival will host over 3,000 people enjoying not only good beer but the hottest social venue with great people and good times. Enjoy $3 Coors Light and Coors Original with $5 Pinnacle vodka flavored Red Bull drinks. Rocking the stage under our huge outdoor tent will be Kristen And The Noise topped off with three full sets featuring legendary MR. GREENGENES. Taste traditional a traditional Octoberfest menu featuring bratwurst and weinerwurst. Doors open at 12pm; Check out our huge tent with awesome daytime carnival games, beer garden, and be sure to get your Mctoberfest stein! For additional information please call Stephanie at 215-928-0630 or check out www.mcfaddensphilly.com
2) The 8th Annual "Philly's Largest" Fall Singles Party!
Thursday, October 14th, 2010 @ The Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant » 6pm - 10pm
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Over 300 singles expected PLUS fun mini-expo tables to check out! For the 8th year in a row, join us for area's largest singles event of the YEAR upstairs in the indoor/outdoor elegant River Club room. Enjoy your first drink FREE, DJ music & giveaways, complimentary light food, multiple fun, easy-going ice-breakers (including a free Mini Lock & Key party!), and GREAT beer, wine, and mixed drink/martini drink specials.
We will see you there - another DO NOT MISS event! Forward this email to Friends & Co-Workers
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3) THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING EVENT
Our Next 2 Events,
The Ultimate Networking Event Live at The Manayunk Brewery
4120 Main St Philadelphia Tues. Oct 19th 6-9pm
The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
1901 JFK Blvd. Tues. Nov 2nd 6-9pm.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9pm Thurs Oct, 7th for $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
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4) Oktoberfest at World Cafe Live
It's that time of year again! Ladies, wear your dirndls, and guys, grab your lederhosen for an afternoon of authentic German beer, food, and live music as World Cafe Live presents its third annual OKTOBERFEST!Join World Cafe Live on Sunday, October
24th for a truly traditional German Oktoberfest experience. World Cafe Live's Oktoberfest Beer Festival will give attendees the opportunity to sample the offerings of approximately 30 authentic German breweries. Those featured include: Aktien, Becks, Bischoff, Einbecker, Flensburger, Franziskaner, Hacker, Schorr, Klosterbrauerei, Paulaner, Schneider, Spaten, Warsteiner, Weihenstephan, Weltenburger, and many more! There will also be a German buffet and the Eagles game showing on the projection screen!
VIP Admission begins at 12:00 noon and cost is $65 which includes admission one hour prior to the general public, during which time you'll have an opportunity for more in-depth and personal discussions with the brewers as well as tastings of limited-edition specialty beers not available to the general public. General Public admission begins at 1:00pm and costs $50. Both tickets include beer, food,entertainment, and complimentary pilsner glass for tastings.Designated Driver tickets are available for $20 only at the door on the day of the event. Includes food, entertainment, and non-alcoholic beverages. 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215.222.1400, www.worldcafelive.com.
5) 1st Annual Kick ALS Fun Day
The 1st Annual Kick ALS Fun Day Fundraiser and Tailgate at PPL Park, Chester, PA is a partnership with the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team and the ALS Hope Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Tailgate party on Toyota Plaza starts at 3PM and Union vs New York Red Bulls game is 6PM. Tailgate includes WYSP van, music, moon bounce, face painter, games, Kick ALS Soccer contest, food, drinks and more. Proceeds go to ALS research and patient care at MDA/ALS Center of Hope at Drexel University College of Medicine. Tickets are $15 for tailgate and $30 for the game. $5 off parking by October 8th. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ALS Hope Foundation at 215-551-0967, website at www.alshopefoundation.org or email@example.com.
6) RowZone: A new fitness studio in Fairmount!
RowZone® is a unique blend of conventional rowing and full body toning exercises packaged in a fun, fast effective 45 minute workout. A new RowZone studio is now open in Fairmount in the 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue Building.
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A) MAIN LINE CONDO(HAVERFORD) - Available Nov. 1 - Perfect location for someone who loves all that the main line offers! 5 minute walk to the R5 to Philadelphia, Suburban Square shopping area, restaurants, Haverford College, Merion Cricket Club and YMCA - just to name a few. This Boutique two bedroom Condo has 3 floors and approx. 1450 square feet of living space. There is a nice patio when you first walk into the condo. The front of the house has a very large window that is open to the first and second floor. The first Floor has a large living room with eat in kitchen, large laundry room with storage space, large closet and powder room. The Second floor is a large loft that overlooks the living room. This room as a fireplace and can be used as a TV media room. There is also a very large closet that has extra storage on this floor. The third floor has two bedrooms and an awesome bright bathroom with a large skylight, lots of cabinets and Jacuzzi tub. The main bedroom has a very large walk in closet. The condo comes with 1 parking spot with several guest parking spots available. Additional information: Gas cooking, dish washer, garbage disposal, central air conditioning, snow removal, unique light fixtures and stain glass are added benefits of condo. Lower Merion School Distinct. The rent is $ 1650 plus utilities. Call Steve at 215-763-4243 or email email@example.com
B) 18TH AND FAIRMOUNT: ONE BEDROOM/ONE BATHROOM LOFT CONDO WITH PARKING!!!!
- HUGE kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinets
- Large great room with lots of natural light from twelve foot windows
- Some amenities include: courtyard, W/D, A/C, ceiling fan, and hardwood floors
Rent: $1500. PARKING IS INCLUDED!!!!! The building has a private gated parking lot. If interested please contact Tara firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 576-5172
C) Home for Rent in Fairmount/Art Museum area
2BR, 1 ½ bath home – $1800/month. Two stories and a basement, full laundry, fireplace, deck in back, very stylish and well-kept. Full details, contact info, map and 12 photos available here: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/817-N-Taylor-St_Philadelphia_PA_19130_M39237-35684
8) PRIME RIB UPDATE
Jackets are no longer required, but in the month of October The Prime Rib is asking you to find the worst men's or women's sportcoat in the Delaware Valley and bring it to the restaurant. They want to see jackets that make a dress code seem silly.Bring your jacket to the restaurant before October 31st and your picture will be taken and posed on The Prime Rib website for voting. Online voting starts Tuesday, November 2nd (election day) and will continue for two weeks. Winner receives a dinner for two at The Prime Rib (and you do not have to wear your jacket) and a $100 gift certificate. May the ugliest jacket win! Don't forget to ask for the three-course dinner menu for $35, every night and all night BYO wine Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings. 1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia. 215.772.1701, www.theprimerib.com.
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11) The return of MR. GREENGENES and GOGO GADJET
You heard us right folks, your favorite bands are back! GoGo GADJET returns Friday 10.15 and Field House is proud to welcome back MR. GREENGENES on Friday 10.22 for the first time this fall. Come rock it out with our two top performers in our Back to Back Friday lineup and stay updated on our Saturday night bands – www.fieldhousephilly.com for the latest band updates. For select packages for birthdays and bachelorette parties contact email@example.com
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12) Philadelphia Marathon Volunteer
Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 21!
Be part of the action at this world-class race! Sign up today to be among more than 2500 volunteers on hand to support this great Philadelphia event. You'll meet and help more than 18,000 runners and some 40,000 spectators, who come from every state in the nation and more than 30 countries.
There are opportunities to assist with pre-race activities (registration, expo, and the information booth.) Race day activities will include course monitors, support at the start, finish, and other parts of the course.
All volunteers will receive a free 2010 Marathon sweat shirt or tee!
There is a role for everyone! Form a team with your friends, family, co-workers, school, church, or civic group. Work together and have fun while supporting this wonderful event!
Greater Philadelphia Cares is partnering with the Philadelphia Marathon for this event of which we can all be proud. For more information, please call Christine at 215-564-4544, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or go to http://www.gpcares.com/events/PhilaMarathon.html to sign up now!
13) CheeseSTEAK Challenge
Join us to celebrate our one year anniversary, at the CheeseSTEAK Challenge. Chefs from around the area will face off to see whose cheesesteak interpretation is superior. The sandwiches will be judged by a panel of local experts, including Tony Luke of Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches. The fun continues with a block party on Sansom Street, and Philadelphia's Victory brewers will be there selling beer. Tickets are just $20 with proceeds benefiting The Philadelphia Academies.
Square 1682’s CheeseSTEAK Challenge
Sunday, October 17; 3-5pm
$20 per person
David Boyle, Davio’s
Massimo De Francesca, Nios
Jason Goodenough, Happy Rooster
Paul Healey, Domaso
Matthew Levine, Adsum
Dennis Marron, The Grille at Morrison House & Jackson 20
Brinn Sinnott, Noble
Mike Stollenwerk, Fish
Guillermo Tellez, Square 1682
Peter Woolsey, Bistrot La Minette
Laura Burkhardt, WHERE Magazine
Eric Cortez, Uwishunu
Nicholas Hammer, Thrillist
Michael Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer
Meryl Levitz, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing
Tony Luke, Tony Luke’s
14) Biba Wine Bar-GRAND OPENING
Biba Wine Bar is opening on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. If you love Tria's beer, wine and cheese, you will love Biba, Tria's "little cousin."
In additional to a great selection of wines and beers, there are several cheese and charcuterie platters, as well as chocolates to choose from. Biba has one beer on tap, that in true Europeon fashion, will be kept and served at room temperature, as if the keg is sitting in the basement of the local brew pub. Check out this new little gem in University City. Biba is located at 3131 Walnut Street (on the first floor of the Left Bank Apartments). Hours are 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
15) Encore Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll - October 14
16) The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival
Sunday, October 10, 2010
11 am to 5 pm
Each year Chestnut Hill welcomes Autumn with The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenues is transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace.
Chestnut Hill will serve as a backdrop for more than 150 talented artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and from as far away as New Mexico. A fabulous array of artistic choices will be on display including oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry and accessories but that’s not all!
Germantown Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic as fine arts and crafts, live entertainment on two stages, exhibits, and children’s rides and activities, take place up and down the street between the 8000 and 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue . Visitors can stroll the Avenue to view and purchase fine arts and crafts, enjoy live music or dine al fresco. Children can create their own works of art in sand or wood or choose a favorite ride in a special amusement park. Admission to the festival is free.
17) USA SOCCER
Tuesday, October 12:
Cheer on as the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team takes on Columbia
18) PHILLY NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT WEEK
www.phillyneighborhoodfoodweek.com, October 10-16, 2010
19) Philly Boutique Crawl
Sunday October 10, 2010, www.phillyboutiquecrawl.com
20) Belgian Beer Dinner
St. Feuillien Brewery, making beer for generations in southern Belgium, will be joining us for a night of beer & food at Parc on Wednesday, October 13th. One of a handful of female owned brewies in Belgium, owner Dominique Friart will be joining us for the event, and bringing with her some rare beers for this side of the 'pond'. Parc's Chef team has created a 4 course dinner to pair with 5 beers from St. Feuillien; La Blanche (a rare cross of a Witbier & a Tripel); Tripel; Gold medal winning Saison; Brune; & the season's kickoff of Cuvee de Noel. $75 includes the meal, beers, tax, tip, & a parting brewery glass. Reservations required, call 215-545-2262.
Parc Restaurant, 227 S. 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, October 13 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
21) Youcie "Double feature" with City Tap House and the Philadelphia Film Festival
Thursday, October 14
5:30-7PM: Beer and food tastings at City Tap House
7:30PM: Show time! The Philadelphia Film Festival opening night film screening at the Annenberg Center
Join YOUCIE in the tasting room at City Tap House for a delicious sampling of our favorite appetizers paired with a flight of four beers (4-6 oz each) specially selected by the Tap House beer steward. We will learn how each beer pairs with the selected foods. Following the tasting, guests will head over to Annenberg Center for reserved seats for the opening film of the 2010 Philadelphia Film Festival (film still TBD but it will not disappoint!). Tickets are $45 and include appetizers and beer flight at City Tap House (inclusive of tax and tip) and one movie ticket to the Festival's opening film (tickets only valid October 14). Limit 25 people. Visit http://youciedoublefeature.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets before they sell out! You must be 21 or older to attend this event.
22) 2nd Annual Local 22 Firefighters Widow Fund Costume Party Fundraiser
Friday, October 15 at 9:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Fire Firefighters' Union Hall/ IAFF Local 22