OCTO WATERFRONT GRILLE VIP GRAND OPENING PARTY PHOTOS
Everything old is new again as Philly’s Octo Waterfront Grille debuts along the Delaware River next to the grand Ben Franklin Bridge
Yesterday’s weather didn’t dampen the spirits of party goers of the new incarnation along the Delaware River last night as Octo Waterfront Grille, which no doubt will pick up the shorten moniker of Octo Grille, then just Octo as it’s popularity soars.
Chris Petty and Kathy Larsen enjoy the Octo opening, especially the seafood spread.
Laurence and Donita Randle
Attorney Scott P Sigman, Hair of the Dog founder Daniel Cronin and guest
Political guru attorney David Maser, Tania and Craig Drake “Jeweler to the Stars”. I love seeing what Tania is wearing, almost as beautiful as she is. Plus she’s sweet as can be.
Keith McMillion Steel case, Andrew Herton Cherry Hill Imports, Donna Coghlan and Charlie Pasquele. Yesterday marks the 1 year anniversary since I met both Donna and Charlie at the Alex’s Lemonade event at Osteria. Donna been a huge help in a lot of ways to PCC, and a good friend, thanks.
The night was already great seeing so many friends, but look who pops in but Arthur Kade and Joey Sweeney of Philebrity fame. Louise Castellano and Megan Smith; Megan is rockin those legs. She is one of my partner’s in the NBC10’s Be a 10 in 10 Weeks. Which was explained to me as feel like a 10 because there’s no way I am going to be a 10 in 10 weeks, hopefully I will loose 5 x 10 in 10 weeks, but that’s about it. I have to say thanks to all the people I ran into last night that gave me a lot of love and support on my quest, it’s really appreciated.
The pier is divided in two distinct “rooms”; the larger bar area which has TV’s hanging from the ceiling in the center of the room above a very expansive bar, and this smaller, more intimate area. This space also has a TV, but it’s hanging on the wall. The restaurant, which is situated on a pier overlooking a marina, will be under a massive tent and feature sizable fish tanks featuring freshwater fish, lobster and octopus (the inspiration for the name Octo). In between the two bar areas is a nice set up with tables and booths for you to enjoy your food and drinks, and take in the view of the waterfront as well as the beautiful Ben Franklin Bridge. Jay Tackett of Tackett & Co., who’s is responsible for the modern feel of the design. Another note, nice touch with the bathroom attendants. One girl told me on nights like this (rain) they are a nice luxury as you need the extra hair spray to prevent the drowned rat look.
Thillist Josh Valocchi, Matthew Vlahos and Robert Johnson, Vlahos PR and Matt Ray, Media Relations PhilaCinefest
The love ladies Heather Yerrid, Tal Vaknin and Anh Nguyen, Jack & Jill Boutique – 115 South 22nd Street, Phila T: 215.568.0202
Jared Poe, The 400, Steve Ward VH1 Tough Love (Look for some exciting news about him next week), Rapper Azz Iz, Aly Green, Pete Magliocco, Rob P
Philadelphia Eagle Winston Justice, hanging with Roopal Patel and John Clarke
Jimmy Smith, Novacare, PR Extrodinaire Jamie Gordon, Carol Dooling, Inquirer, and Dave Baldwin, Inquirer
Reggie Berry, Philadelphia Film Society’s Andrew Greenblatt (Check out their new film series -The first series, Filmadelphia Classics, will begin on June 24th with a screening of Raging Bull, starring Robert Deniro and directed by Martin Scorsese.), Jackiem Wright, and Jeff Gould
Micaela Rosenthal, Stacey Kramer, Amanda Segal and Diana Bonaccorsi. Amanda loves the hip vibe and the modern look of the place.
Uri Jacobsen and Sabrina Strickland. Sab is always great bringing style and hotness where ever she goes, and I’m not just talking about her clothes.Danielle Krupa, Vanessa Tangi, Monique Crawford and Patti Ritter
Aly Green and Octo owner Clark Maloney (Thanks for an awesome party)
Aly Green and The hippest kids in town make the scene. Joey Sweeney, Ruth Carpenter, Veronica Scarpellino, Josh Valocchi and Jill Storey
The 400 with their posse. Chris Flintard, Jared Poe, Jackiem Wright, Reggie Berry and Rapper Az Izz
Erin Elmore fresh from the Borgata and her smashing interview with Paris Hilton for Borgat TV. Paris, of course, did not allow any questions about her personal life. I wold have like to known why she just went away to Bora Bora with Doug Reinhardt, professed her dying love, then dumped him through her publicist the next week. Can we really trust her, why does she exist? Erin was working the Octo Grille for Philly’s own TMZ – Streettalkin.com PR Power Houses, Aly Green of Slilencia and Peter Breslow. These two are responsible for last nights hugely successful party. Look for big happenings in both their lives in the coming months, I am sworn to secrecy but will let you know as soon as I get the go ahead.Michael Untermeyer is the Republican candidate for Phila District Attorney (seemed like a really nice guy too) and Rakia Reynolds, Skai Blue Media. follow her on twitter http://m.twitter.com/skaibluephilly
Thanks to fans Saige Robb, Kalomji Foreman and Danille Schott.
Lindsay Kravitz, Aly Green and Kaci Mitz or as I like to call them, 3 good friends who were filling your gift bags til midnight.
So whether your looking for a place to relax, eat a good meal, take in the view, enjoy hanging on the water and don’t feel like fighting the traffic to go to the beach, no doubt The Octo Waterfront Grille has something to meet your needs. I imagine it’s gonna be one of the best front row seats for the upcoming fireworks on June 27 . See you there. (It was nice to be at a pary