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Toby Keith Surprises a Bride & Groom; Hilltown & Alice Pizza On Market

Happy Fall, I think it’s finally here. Break out the pumpkin spice, flannel and rakes. Let’s check out Around Town With HughE which you’ll find every Thursday on the blog.

I missed this little nugget last month, but a surprise wedding guest attended the wedding reception of Dana Gallo White and Matt White on Sept. 14, at Cescaphe Events Vie!! As the father of the groom’s speech concluded with “Let’s have a party!”… out came country super star Toby Keith along with Red Solo Cups for all of the guests for the sing a long. He also serenaded the couple in a solo dance on the floor. **In case you weren’t at the wedding, you still have a chance to see Toby Keith as he’s appearing at Parx Casino Xcite Center on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2.

A Roxborough popular spot called Hilltown Tavern, is now expanding into Fairmount at 23th and Brown. They’re hiring as well. 795 N. 24th Street

Speaking of expanding, I see the very poplar by the ounce pizza, called Alice, is expanding to Market Street in the Septa building at 1234 Market Street.

Another business booming is coming to Center City is Joseph Anthony’s, a very popular Glen Mills, PA Spa and Salon. They’re expanding and moving into The Loews Hotel. I highly recommend them. Super nice people and philanthropic. See you on Social Media, or right back here on Friday for more party coverage. Have a great day!!

Congrats to Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. on becoming Ms. Pennsylvania 2020. “ Please allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. and I’m your United States of America’s Ms. Pennsylvania 2020. I also won Ms. Congeniality, the Service Award and Most Photogenic.

Delicious Brain Food

Over the past 10 years Philadelphia has really come into it’s own with it’s hot, hot, hot food scene, arts & culture, collaborative spirit, development and a concerted effort to create a future filled with interesting and thought provoking projects. One of those projects if definitely the upcoming GR8PHL 2019 This 24-Hour Ideas Festival Marathon at 421 N. 7th Street. They have an extensive list of thought provoking leaders in the community who are going to talk about what’s going on in these areas I just mentioned, and where we are going. Similar to Phila Magazine’s Think Fest, but on the grass roots level where a lot of great ideas begin. I plan to pop in and out between my gigs, I hope I see you there.

Another fantastic similar event coming up is the B.PHL Innovation Fest October 15 – 17. Philadelphia’s first citywide innovation festival. The three-day event, which will take place October 15-17, is designed to further Philly’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast, though, as Independence Blue Cross CEO Dan Hilferty noted, groundbreaking discoveries in the life sciences are already helping the city make its mark. Read more about it over at PhillyMag Then remember in November, there’s Philly Mag’s Think Fest. It’s great to have these events which brings like minded, and not so like minded folks together to move Philly forward. One thing is for sure, it’s an exciting time to be in Philadelphia.