Jerry Blavat Home For Sale, SO Many Suits, & Tribute Lunch

A very public Gerald Joseph Blavat, also known as “The Geator with the Heater” and “The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce,” was an American disc jockey and performer who had been a major influence in promoting oldies music on the radio and at his popular club Memories in Margate, but he found sanctuary at home in Philly at 210 Locust Street, Unit 14AHW.

Last week I went to the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon honoring Jerry Blavat

Jerry was one of a kind, in style, charisma , personality and philanthropy.

Upon entering this exquisite unit (2 units combined-1913 sq ft – currently 1BR PLUS Den), you automatically see the view of the water due to the floor to ceiling wall of windows

Bob Pantano, host of the Saturday Night Dance Party in Philadelphia on 98.1 WOGL HD2 and Audacy and a mentee of Jerry’s, Ann Catania – Creative Director – Designs By Ann C and former Sen. Vince Fumo.

As you walk down the hall to the chef kitchen complete with granite counter, 5 burner gas stove, dishwasher and wine cooler there is a breakfast bar enough for 4 stools. The spacious living room to the left of the kitchen with floor to ceiling windows overlooks beautiful Society Hill-Old City.

The Geator Mobile was parked outside the McCall Golf Club.

Off the dining room you have a great sitting room/den/second bedroom (or you could convert to a 2nd bedroom) with a nice closet and full bath.

Barbara Ann Zippi is Al Alberts’ niece. For a decade, she worked on the Al Alberts Showcase as an Assistant to the Producers. In 1981, she started Artemis Productions in West Chester, specializing in Public Relations and Special Events. She has served for last 5 years as the president of the The Press Club of the Philadelphia Suburbs. Steve Sachs, Larry Kane, legendary new caster and one of many best friends of Jerry’s.

The primary bedroom has an elegant bath with a soaking tub, shower and extra-large vanity.

Keely Stahl , Jerry’s longtime girlfriend (common law wife) told the crowd how she and Jerry met 30 years earlier at South Street Souvlaki. She had no idea who he was as she was here on a business trip. Jerry was smitten in the first moments he met her, and later that afternoon when he was on Geater Gold Radio dedicated every song to her. The rest was history.; as Mike Jerrick looks on.

Photos from Compass listing

So many great friends ie Philly legends, spoke about Jerry including Bill Cunningham and Patrick Stoner

This year’s Italian-American Heritage parade will honor Jerry, who invited and brought many wonderful luminaries to Philadelphia every year to serve as grand marshal and accompanied them as they led the parade in the Geatormobile. Just one of the many ways Jerry brought joy to the “city of neighborhoods” and to his many fans, friends, and neighbors. Sunday October 8, so before you head to the Old City Block Party, the Outfest Party, dance your way over to Broad Street and celebrate Jerry.

Then later in the month:

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents A Tribute to Jerry Blavat, a one-night-only event in the Academy of Music on Saturday, October 21 celebrating Philadelphia’s iconic radio DJ, the late Jerry Blavat. Jerry Blavat AKA the Geator with the Heater AKA the Boss with the Hot Sauce was a fixture on the Campus and an even greater presence in the city of Philadelphia and music world for decades. Lineup includes: Darlene Love, The Intruders, The Happenings, Bobby Wilson, and The Chantels.


Photos: 7th Annual Bourbon Bash

Bank & Bourbon at the Loews Hotel hosted the 7th Annual Bourbon Bash at 12th and Market streets on Thursday, Sept. 7. Bank & Bourbon’s annual fundraising event aids DonorsChoose, an organization that supports educational needs and programs in the Greater Philadelphia area. Guests enjoyed signature dishes by Executive Chef Thomas Harkins and Chef Craig Myers , as well as Bourbon tasting selections.

Revalti Bhuj and Pastry Chef Brenda Phe, Brenda studied Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and joined the Loews team as a Pastry Apprentice shortly after graduating in 2011. Her pastries are delicious
Loews Philadelphia Hotel team
Marianne Fray , CEO Maternity Care Coalition, Candy Hagmin, Director of Individual and Corporate Giving · Maternity Care Coalition and Andrea Denes

Featured bourbons from Beam-Suntory and include brands such as Bakers, Bookers, Old Overholt Bonded, Basil Hayden, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Maker’s Mark 46, and Knob Creek as seen above, among others.

Michelle Finley and Michael Toub
Trino Boix, Visit Philadelphia, Jasmine Armstrong, Visit Philadelphia and Ed Grose, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
Nathan Stambaugh, Partner & Sales Executive at E3 Meat Company and Matt Igoe, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef

Guests also enjoyed multiple carving stations which were each paired with bourbon samples.

Jasmine Armstrong, Visit Philadelphia Erica Coltun, Area Director of Public Relations Loews Regency and Laura Smythe, Visit Philadelphia

Executive Chef Thomas Harkins and Chef Craig Meyers prepared some of their signature dishes including charcuterie with local cheeses and country hams; a crudo station with tuna tartare, Hamachi, and east and west coast oysters; dry aged steak; blackened herb roasted true north salmon, crispy duck confit, honey brined Duroc pork and a selection of mouthwatering hour de’ overs and seasonal desserts prepared by the restaurant’s in-house pastry chef.   


Spotted: Pink & Sylvester Stallone; Martorano’s, Blue Crew, and Puma’s Oh My

Good morning from the Philadelphia Zoo, the siblings were rescued from Kalama, Washington in July after Washington officials were notified of a farmer who legally killed a Puma who was threatening his property. After investigating, officials found a den with puma cubs inside. Elbroch and Olympia were welcomed at the Philadelphia Zoo a few weekes ago, and today delighted a handful of spectators as they curiously made their way around their new home. They are adorable, and I had no idea Puma’s lived in the USA.

Next up for the Zoo – Boo at The Zoo every weekend in October.

When leaving the cute Puma’s I spotted Independence Blue CrossBlue Crew, a IBC Corporate Volunteer Program comprehensive community service and outreach program for associates. They were sprucing up the park in preparation for the upcoming Boo at the Zoo event.

Frank Stallone – Sly’s brother posted this photo on Tuesday.
Sylvester Stallone his wife, Jennifer Flavin and brother Frank Stallone flew into Philadelphia Sunday night to do a press junket for the new @netflix documentary appropriately titled ‘Sly’ being released in November. Which is apropos also because Rocky , the first one was released Thanksgiving, Nov. 21, 1976. The Stallone family stayed @fsphiladelphia taking in the beautiful views of Philadelphia and the art museum steps, er #rockysteps which Frank had this to say. ‘On the steps of Philadephia Museum Steps, which my brother put on the map with Rocky 47 yrs ago. And where I did a forth of July concert in 1985 for over a 100 thousand people with The Beach Boys. These steps are very familiar to me for I lived across the street. It was a wonderful day of memories, we have truly been blessed and it was great to share the day with my brothers wife Jennifer as well.”

Speaking about old Italian charm: I had a chance to eat at Celebrity cook and South Philly native Steve Martorano new restaurant in Philadelphia>> Martorano’s Prime Rivers Casino Philadelphia the acclaimed cook’s first Philadelphia signature restaurant in over 30 years and it fuses the founder’s renowned Italian-American menu with high-end steakhouse staples. The restaurant made a few changes from Hugo’s, my favorite being the opened up the dining room. It’s expansive, and decorated beautifully. I finally had Steve’s famous meatballs, and they lived up to all the hype. Other favorites were the Burrata, Mozerella Salad, the presentation and delivery were theatrical. I had the clams and spaghetti as well. Delicious that evening, and just as good the next day for lunch. The portion sizes are generous, and I couldn’t finish my dinner, especially as I was saving room for Lilly’s Cake’s, I had the homemade Confetti Cake at Martoranos Prime @riverscasinophiladelphia So good.

Speaking of the Four Seasons Hotel, that is where P!nk, Alecia Moore Hart (A Doylestown native, the back of her Phillies shirt says Hart) and her family called home checking in on Sunday as well. No word on whether the two hometown heroes P!nk and Sly ran into each other. I did get word that P!nk, and her family went out for several drives around the City; one rumor had them at the Philadelphia Zoo, another person told me they drove down South Street, possibly to check out her old haunts. I know for sure she headed to Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA. on Sunday to visit the graveside of her father who passed away of cancer in August 2021. Her concert was spectacular. Her mom, friends and family members were in the audience, including her guidance counselor from Central Bucks West High School.

I was wondering if Pink rehearsed this before executing it during this weeks concert. She does not. It seems a life sized weight, her proportions, is connected to the contraption and that is how the lighting folks know each movement on where to shine the spotlight. WOW. It was a sight to see. Incredible.
BTW I hear P!nk was greeted by a dressing room full of flowers by Ann Catania of Designs by AnnC. The flowers consisted of white garden roses, white Casablanca lillies, white hydrangea and a kiss of pink lollipop roses. I would have thought P!nk’s favorite color was…

Photos: Ball on The Square Patron Party

The elegant, traditional black tie format of the Ball on the Square (Rittenhouse Square) returns this year on September 28; Last night the Ball on the Square Patron Party was held at the University of the Arts – Art Alliance. an iconic night of dinner and dancing underneath the big tent in the center of the Square! The Ball is the Friend’s largest fundraiser of the year and is a truly unique opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues in Rittenhouse, all while ensuring the continued care and maintenance of our beloved park for the years to come. 

Jackie White, Josh Darfler, Executive Director of Friends of Rittenhouse and June Armstrong, Operations Director of Friends of Rittenhouse
Lisa and Dan Sablosky
Dana Rosen, Paul Rosen, Wendy Rosen – co chair of the Friends of Rittenhouse Ball.

Guests could buy the button Paul is wearing, to support the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, and fund a planting or bush.

Jessica Morton and Nancy Heinzen
Kerry Walk, PhD, became University of the Arts’ fifth president on Aug. 1. Greets the guests at the UArts Arts Alliance.
Alan and Cari Lasdon headed out the door early to see the Psychedelic Furs at the Met
Eva Walker, The Laurel Rittenhouse Square Robyn Emmons, , Brian Emmons, co chair of the Friends of Rittenhouse Ball, Maggie Michaels and Amy Lehman
Drew Bergman, Partnership Development Director, Megan Nicoletti of SERHANT Pennsylvania and Billy Walsh of SERHANT Pennsylvania
Join these guests and other supporters of the Friends of Rittenhouse in raising funds for the park, on September 28 under the big tent in the center of the square, as the Ball returns to elegance once more on a gorgeous autumn evening.

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square was created in 1976 to address the increasing gap between available city funding and the maintenance needs of Rittenhouse Square. With a mission to “preserve, protect, and beautify” the park, the Friends work in a public-private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The Friends fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the Square. If you can’t attend the Ball, think about becoming a Friend of Rittenhouse Square See you next week, or see next week here at PhillyChitChat.


FDR Park Sneak Preview of Anna C. Verna Playground

In August the folks from FDR Park, or affectionately known as “The Lakes” held a special event celebrating the Anna C. Verna Playground before it opens to the public in the fall. Welcoming the guests is Barbara Capozzi, co-chair Friends of FDR Park as Orlando Rendon, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and other dignataries look on including Maura McCarthy, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Fairmount Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that brings Philadelphia parks to life, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is implementing the FDR Park Plan, a vision that offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine a historic Olmsted Park to serve 21st-century Philadelphians.

The Anna C. Verna Playground at FDR Park is a world-class destination play space that encourages nature play for all ages and abilities. The new play space

will allow park-goers of all ages and abilities to wonder and wander around the two-acre site, which includes:

● A mega-swing Skyline Swing with 20 swings of five different varieties, designed for all ages and abilities, overlooking the Pattison Lagoon

● Nature-based play equipment including spinners, log and boulder scrambles, and treehouses with tube slides

● Rolling hills with slides

● Barrier-free adventure paths

● Natural cork-based play surface

● Dedicated picnic area with nine new picnic sites and a new picnic pavilion

● Seat walls located under shady groves overlooking the play area

● New landscaping featuring beautiful native and pollinator-friendly plantings, while preserving 20 trees and planting 31 new ones

Roberta Massih, Kevin Roche, Ausra Mussett, Shelby Kim, Meg Holsaher and Rebecca Poole
Kara McGanghey and Emily Galford
Kara McGanghey and Emily Galford
Margarite Palumbo, Steven Milliken, Karen Giuda, Mark Rago and Michael Gindy
Lisa Woodford and Kayla Joiner
Lauren and Jay Shifman


East Passyunk is Back…to Festivals and more

Philadelphia’s famous foodie street kicked off fall festival season with a giant new all-day, all-age, five block long music and food festival yesterday, Sunday September 10, 2023. East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District hosted the inaugural East Passyunk Music Festival, sponsored by Samuels Seafood, Giordano Garden Groceries, Penn Beer and WXPN, on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Guests enjoyed a full day of live music paired with award-winning food and seasonal sips all under the beautiful end of summer skies. Many wore their Eagles game day outfits, before heading home to watch the first win of the season.

Pam Zenzola, who was previously president of the Passyunk Square Civic Association, then was the organizations’ Executive Director , is now on the board of East Passyunk Ave BID, and was ecstatic that the neighborhood was able to return to hosting another successful, fun event for the neighborhood.

Festival goers pecked out poems at Philly Typewriter, located at 1735 E Passyunk Ave

Ryan, Ryker, Megan and Cole were excited to see the Avenue once again alive with activity, and introduce 1 year old Ryker to old friends.

Vanessa and Natalie live nearby, and were excited to be with their neighbors, it was a hotter than they thought it’d be and found relief with the Kimmel Cultural Center fans, which doubled as a promo pieve for upcoming Broadway shows coming in the fall to Philly.

It was a T-Shirt kinda Day

Justin Tyner, resident artist at Halcyon Floats in Philadelphia is wearing a Doors vintage T he’s own since graduating in 1997.
Renee wearing one of her favorites, wanted to support her neighborhood East Passyunk as it had been awhile since they had a street festival.
Former Eater Editor Rachel Vigoda (currently with Taste of Home) and Justin. He is wearing his current favorite t-shirt, tells me he has a closet full of vintage t’s mostly of bands he loves.
City Rhythms performs at the inaugural East Passyunk Music Festival on September 10, 2023.

Polaroid Man – 2 fo $10 (I need to raise my rates)

I’m not going to lie, I was disturb to later notice the background is in focus, and the bicycle handlebar mustache was not, ugh. Some photos ride to the occasion of ignoring that mistake.

“We are excited to debut the first-ever East Passyunk Music Festival featuring thirty top bands, musicians, live performers and DJs – including South Philly favorite Cosmo Baker and MTV’s DJ Diamond Kuts,” said new EPABID Executive Director Rebecca O’Leary, formerly of Fleisher Art Memorial.

Jason and Marla Dilks in front of their East Passyunk business P’Unk Burger
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 160+ independently owned shops and restaurants that perfectly balance the best of old and new. East Passyunk is a mile-long continuously walkable corridor mixing boutique shopping, world-class cuisine, and world-famous cheese steaks, with trendy shops, handmade arts, and popular events.

It was a beautiful day, and umbrellas were necessary mostly for the blazing sun

Chris Malo, assistant professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication and Jona Deleo, Workforce Development Specialist were excited to return to an East Passyunk festival, to do their favorite activity, people watching. (I mean basically that is my favorite thing to do as well.)
Kate Bielunas, American Association for Cancer Research and Neil McGeeham. My question of the day was what song motivates you: He said they listened to “In Da Club” by 50cents Saturday before attending a great wedding. BTW I did ask how they met and it was on Hinge in 2021. Then while googling them today, I find out that Kate works at AACR, my advertiser. She is on brand with those green pants.
Monica Nguyen, of Meraki Luxe Spa, Blanca Charnis, of Bronzed by Bee, Lueve Morlee and musician Prince LI

For more information on the neighborhood, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com and follow @eastpassyunk on social media.


Hughe Around Town: Welcome Back – East Passyunk Music Festival, Parties, People

Welcome Back. Doesn’t September feel like January, I know you’re chuckling because of the temperature, but in a sense it’s all of us getting back to work, setting goals, catching up, looking forward to sweater season. I think more than ever we want to get back to normal. This month, and January 2024 we will see more people than in the past three years return to the office, and I am here for it. Let’s Chit Chat!

A lot has happened over the summer, sadness, joy and new beginnings. I didn’t do a good job on the blog, but I did post about so much on Instagram. I guess that is where all the blog authors have gone, and although I did take a break over the summer I am back, on the blog.

Congratulations are in order for Huntingdon Valley’s Kristen Alderson, you know her as an actress and singer, best known for her 15-year portrayal of Starr Manning on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live, and for originating the role of Kiki Jerome on General Hospital. Back before the pandemic she was on the Philly scene, but the bright lights of NYC often call her back for work, and she found love “On Saturday July 15th, 2023 (MY NEW “BEST DAY EVER”🙌), Taylor took me to the place we had our first date & asked me to MARRY HIM! Two years ago on July 18th 2021, Taylor (Crousore) and I met up for the first time ON THIS PIER…”

Bart Blatstein and John Collabelli hosted an end of the summer white party at his Island Waterpark at the at the Showboat in Atlantic City. I think when the cold weather does settle in, I might just have a mini vacation in the tropics of Atlantic City at the watermark. Back to the party, it was fabulous, I was exited my white shorts from Diner en Blanc still fit, I’ve been eating my way through summer. The party was packed , it was great to see so many old faces, some with new faces. People did not waste their pandemic time, they got things done. I rested, went on adventures and met some really fun people; I lost some weight too, but still have a ways to go.

Speaking of the past, it’s been forever since I’ve been at an event with a live person as a Mermaid Sushi Bar. It was her first day on the job, and now she’s in a million photos. I had to wait 10 minutes just to get a clear shot. I love a good Jewlez Girl.

Saturday Night I was at the Dell for WDAS’ Patty Jackson’s Party in the Park. It was great to see the new stage after the Dell has undergone a renovation. Work is still going on for next season. Thank you Susan Slawson, GM and your entire team for the hospitality. Saturday’s concert included performances by the The Whispers, Heatwave , Zapp and The Chi-Lites

East Passyunk Music Festival ! 🎶 Join us THIS Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM, for a FREE event that’s fun for all ages. Explore 70+ fantastic street vendors and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of @eastpassyunk with its amazing bars, restaurants, and small businesses. See you there! 🎸🤘
The East Passyunk Music Festival promises an exciting family-friendly day filled with a variety of music, including DJ Diamond Kuts, Cosmo Baker, Korine, Lady HD, Francis Mbappe, Guachinangos, City Rhythm, Shakoor Hakeem, the Paul Green Rock Academy, and others!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
@samuelsseafood @wxpnfm @capricloses @remaxonesouthphilly @giordano.garden.groceries @pennbeersales @c21forrester @fulton.bank @mikeyg1016

🖼️: @martharich63 – beautiful artwork pictured above will be available for special edition posters on the day of the festival.


Coming Soon: FASHION TOUCHDOWN, presented by Marrone Law Firm, LLC

Gabrielle Harb, Niamh Buckley, Kelsey Alderman, and Rachel Armstrong of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence is thrilled to announce the return of FASHION TOUCHDOWN, presented by Marrone Law Firm, LLC. Members of the Philadelphia Eagles football team and their partners will hit the runway to raise critical funding and awareness for BBBSI’s transformational youth mentorship programs. To celebrate the return of Fashion Touchdown, Boyd’s Philadelpha hosted a kick off party at their Center City store earlier this month.

Marcus Allen, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region greeting the guests.
Joe Marrone, Marrone Law Firm, LLC, Donna Higgins, Ramona Harris, an advocate for sunset legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s parole system and Bobby Harris is a social justice advocate and community organizer for Dignity & Power Now

The evening will begin with a VIP Reception with marquis Philadelphia Eagles players before transitioning to the main event– a modern fashion show with the latest in men’s and women’s fashions curated by Boyds Philadelphia on November 13 at the 2300 Arena.

Clarence Major, and Gregg Stover
Joseph Rutala, Jessica Mundy, and Lou Galasso

Photos by PhillyChitChat team member Talya Hailey.

Tiffany Sheffield, and Sonya Sanders
Harold Carmichael, Paula McDermott, and Kevin Reilly
Kheli French and, Ayuana Harris
Garry Cobb, Philadelphia Eagles analyst, Judge Lori Dumas, Ike Reese, Eagles sports radio host and former American football linebacker and, Jameel Worthy
Michelle Molano, Donna Higgins, Ken Weller, and Elliot Berger

November 13, 2023

Returning live and in-person to the Greater Philadelphia region after a three-year hiatus, Philadelphia Eagles players and their partners will hit the catwalk at Fashion Touchdown 2023, a fundraiser and fashion show to raise critical funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence. Join us as your favorite @PhiladelphiaEagles players trade in their pads and cleats for runway-ready styles for one night only.

For sponsorship or general inquiries, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence at sponsorship@independencebigs.org.



Main Line Today Magazine and TV personality Jen Su hosted a fashion show at Rosalie Wayne, to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s upcoming Parkway Run and Walk on September 24th.  

The Philly native and Philadelphia Film Society Board Director, Jen Su found inspiration for the fashion show through her son, Michael Levin, who has been a 3-year cancer patient at CHOP for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Avascular Necrosis. 

Diane Oliva, Operations Analyst at Brandywine Realty Trust and Jaimi Blackburn PR Fearless Restaurants

Marcus and Faith Smith of Imperial Legacy (designs)

The ‘Fashion Moments’ Collection presented couture collaborations with renowned designers Dell Scott (NYFW); Nancy Volpe Beringer (Project Runway); Sue Moerder (Philly Fashion Week); Wear to Wall; Paper Shaper by Julie; Van Cleve Bridal; Imperial Legacy; and Conrad Booker (Vogue | Harpers Bazaar) and the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

Angie Eileen and Whitney Ullman, catch her on FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia Friday as she tells you the hot spots at the Jersey Shore and in the Philly area .

Jen has worked with each of the designers in the show, in creating various red carpet looks which she has worn to this year’s Oscars, Grammys, Cannes Film Festival, New York Fashion Week, and Fashion Group International galas.  In addition to style and entertainment reporting, she was inducted into the Recording Academy Class of 2023 (yes she has a few recordings under her designer belt), and is currently filming a fashion reality series which will debut on The CW in October.

Philanthropist Allison Brady, Marcia Williams, Embellish Beauty Concepts, Antoine Jackson, talent scout producer, and Kate Marlys, Philly Pr Girl

Media guests at the event, which coincided with Jen Su’s birthday — included Gina Lizzo, Kate Marlys, Michael Newmuis, Ramillionaire Carr, Whitney Ullman, Artur Kirsh, Marcia Williams, Jaimi Rubin Blackburn, Linnternational, Antoine Johnson, Colleen Salonga, Kimberley Kleczka, Sarah Rodowicz, as well as top models including April Jordan, Kylie Smith, Nadia Neubert, Jalen Hoang, and Sandra Yodesky.  

Ramillionaire Carr, is headed to NYFW and then can be spotted at Philadelphia Fashion Week at the end of September 20 – 24. I’m tempted to go to NYC just to see what he wears each day.

International DJ Gabriel Kirsh, who has worked with the likes of Martin Garrix and Matisse, had guests dancing and cheering at the CHOP fundraising event.  Who’s dad is the very popular Artur Kirsh of Artur Kirsh Salon, who did Jen Su’s and the models hair for the show.

Designer Nancy Volpe Beringer (Project Runway) and her models

Paper Shaper by Julie why yes this dress is made from paper.

Sandra Yodesky in a beautiful gown from the Van Cleve Collection

Model Jalen Hoang

Eileen Smith Dalabrida, Karen Cox and Donna Coghlin

Michael Newmius, FS Investments, joins Jen Su on the red carpet at Rosalie in Wayne.

“Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is excited about our upcoming annual Parkway Run & Walk that supports breakthrough pediatric cancer research and care at our Cancer Center,” said Kevin McMahon, Senior Director, Peer to Peer & Community Fundraising at CHOP. 

Definitely a Runway sensation, but looks dangerous if you fell.

Fashion designers Conrad Booker (many of Jen Su’s looks on the runway were created by the creative Conrad) and Sue Moerder, Pronounced Murder – Skull Assemblage Art Phila Pa

L’International , IDelaware-based fashion designer and entrepreneur Dell Scott, founder and CEO of Dell Scott Enterprises and Jen Su

“We are grateful to Main Line Today, Jen Su and Team Michael for hosting this fashion fundraiser to benefit CHOP’s Cancer Center, bringing further awareness to the Parkway Run & Walk event on Sunday, September 24. It is through fundraising efforts like these that we can hope to one day conquer childhood cancer.”

The CHOP Parkway Run raised over $2 million last year.

Donations and Info can be found here


Martorano’s Prime Opens at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Calendar of Events

Celebrity cook and South Philly native Steve Martorano has opened Martorano’s Prime, an Italian-American Steakhouse at Rivers Casino Philadelphia in Fishtown. Martorano’s Prime blends the celebrity cook’s usual Italian-American cuisine with dishes typically found at high-end steakhouses. Menu items include macaroni, pasta, steak and Martorano’s meatballs with Sunday gravy. (photos provided)

Also new at Martorano’s Rivers Philadelphia is Lilly Cakes, Martorano’s wife Marsha Daley-Martorano‘s dessert brand. Try the Red velvet, cookies and cream, triple chocolate and brown-butter Heath bar cakes, along with banana cream pie are just some of the restaurant’s classic desserts. In the Rivers Philadelphia food court, you can purchase Lilly Cakes to take home as well. Guests can also enjoy Martorano’s Sicilian Slice pizza. I’ve been there a few times. August’s featured item is a pepperoni slice for $12. Sicilian Slice features pizzas that are generously topped with mouthwatering tomato sauce and premium mozzarella cheese. The grab-and-go outlet is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. So delicious!!
Online reservations can be made now at Open Table.com.

Save the Date: September 2 Cage Wars are happening at the Event Center. Tickets are still available. Then Friday September 15, EVERCLEAR with Ataris is in concert. INFO

There’s always something to do or eat at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.