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Last Minute Gift Ideas with a Purpose

It’s going to be a hard sell to find anyone who hates Steven Singer (l) this year, yes that guy from Steven Singer Jewelers, at 8th and Walnut Street. In 2020 he spent a good part of the year giving back, especially to Frontline Health Care Works, making their day a little easier and a lot more delicious.

The man that everyone loves to hate is spreading love by using a portion of sales from Singer‘s famous 24 karat gold and platinum dipped roses to purchase meals from Philadelphia restaurants and donating them to essential hospital workers and first responders. Last spring he donated dinner for several hospitals on Mother’s Day, last month he fed the day and night shifts at Pennsylvania Hospital, and later this week on Christmas he will be doing the same for another local hospital. For owner Steven Singer, this is a win-win that thanks those tirelessly working to treat Coronavirus patients, and to support an industry in crisis during these unprecedented times.

After being closed for several months earlier this year due to the mandated shut-down, the expert jewelers are back at 8th and Walnut for the gift giving season. They are seeing and can talk about what is popular this year – including the big sellers like the gold dipped roses that help feed hospital workers and support local restaurants; the big boom for Christmas proposals and engagement rings; gifts for those working from home during the pandemic; gifts for those far away; and gifts for pet lovers whose four-legged friends helped them get through 2020.

Steven Singer Jewelers is donating a portion of proceeds from the sale of his famous 24 karat gold and platinum dipped roses to thank frontline essential hospital workers and first responders – and at the same time support local, independent restaurants during a crisis for their industry.  

There are currently fifteen selections to pick from for collectors of the famous Steven Singer roses, including: 

* Valentine’s Day Red 24k * Classic Gold 24k * Classic Rose Gold* Frozen Rose Gold* Purple Passion 24k  * Platinum Baby Blue  * Black Diamond 24k * Platinum Purple Passion * Royal Sapphire 24k * Platinum Princess Pink * Platinum Royal Sapphire * Sweetheart Pink 24k * Platinum Valentine’s Day Red* Classic Platinum * Platinum Black Diamond

The famed roses are 12 inches in length, and are made from real roses preserved and then dipped and trimmed in 24 karat gold or platinum.
Each rose is handcrafted by artisans, so just like snowflakes, each rose is one-of-a-kind. The roses start at $59.95 and feature a lifetime guarantee.  

LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE

On top of dipped roses, Steven Singer’s website and showroom also has a host of other ideas for everyone on Santa’s list – especially during unprecedented times when we all need the support of our families more than ever. 
Christa Diamond Engagement Ring
Perfect for a YES!
A flawless to the eye, near colorless, round brilliant diamond engagement ring set in a 14 karat white gold Tiffany style solitaire mounting. Steven Singer is an expert gemologist and has been selling diamonds for 40 years. In that time, he’s found the perfect balance for engagement rings of size, quality, and style at the perfect price. Meet Christa! She’s guaranteed to get a yes! And, with a 100 day, 100% warranty, you can’t go wrong!

Helping Paw
Perfect for Pet Lovers
A necklace with a silver paw print outline that interlocks with a diamond heart to symbolize the bond between pets and our hearts. So many pets have helped people through 2020. For the pet mom in your life, send her something that will honor her furry friend each and every day.

You and Me Diamond Necklace
Perfect for Long Distance Loved Ones
This Sterling Silver Necklace features connected hearts, one in a rose color and one set with diamonds. These intertwined hearts are a wonderful choice for loved ones that you don’t see frequently. Let them know no matter how far the distance or how long it has been, your hearts are connected.

Silver Love Note Diamond Necklace
Perfect for Music Lovers
A Sterling Silver music note made of a heart in either rose, yellow or white, wrapping around a diamond. This stunning heart necklace forms a music note and comes in yellow, rose and white hearts. This is the perfect way to send them a love song they can wear!

SHOP ONLINE OR IN PERSON 
The retail store, located at 739 Walnut St, is open for in-person shopping with an appointment, which can be made online or over the phone. They are shipping daily – and will continue to be open after Christmas for anyone that needs last minute gifts or didn’t get to shop due to all happening in the world. In-store pick-up is also available for many items. Standard shipping is always fast and free. No-risk 100 day, 100% money back guarantee on all purchases. Additionally, the expert jewelers are available to help online shoppers through call, chat, text or even virtual video appointments. For appointments, questions or assistance, call  215-627-3242 or visit www.IHateStevenSinger.com

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Order Christmas Desserts, Cocktails and Party Trays

Cry Baby

It’s very likely that you will celebrate the holidays differently this year, but there’s something festive for you to enjoy, a feast prepared by a local restaurant in the comfort of your home. Ordering meals, desserts, cocktails, and whatever else you discover in the list below will not only bring joy to your table, but also help ensure that your favorite local restaurants are still in business when we’re all ready to gather in person once again.

Holiday gathering cancelled this year? Don’t Cry, Baby! We’ve got you covered!

Cry Baby Pasta
627 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia PA 19147
Holiday To Go Party Kits Now through end of Year! 
$35 per kit that serves two people
Menu includes: Antipasti Taleggio, Gorgonzola, Salami, Speck, Olives, Fig Mostarda, Pine Nuts Garlic Foccacia Bread Lobster Arancini Shishito Aioli Artichoke, Leek Cream, Decorative Packaging. Personalized Holiday Greeting Link to Festive Spotify Playlist.

Holiday Cocktail Party by The Olde Bar, Amanda, Village Whiskey, J.G. Domestic
Order here:  http://garcestradingcompany.com/
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: Anytime now through end of year, four days notice requested
Pick-up by: Four days notice needed for pick-up

Cheers to the season with a selection of our favorite small plates from Garces restaurants for the perfect cocktail hour! Includes: Family-style portions of Whipped Feta & Garden Vegetables (JG Domestic) , Bacon-Wrapped Dates (Amada), Crab Fingers (The Olde Bar), Shrimp Cocktail (The Olde Bar), Deviled Eggs (Village Whiskey), and Spanish Meatballs & Manchego-Stuffed Cherry Pepper (Amanda). $45 person, minimum two people. This meal requires 4 days notice

Add Christmas Cocktails to go by calling The Olde Bar and adding to your order at (215) 253-3777.
Selection includes a dozen cocktails from The Olde Bar with seasonal additions, including: 

The Olde Bar Aged Egg Nog – A Premium Selection of Bourbon, Brandy, Rum, and Port, Blended with Eggs, Milk, and Nutmeg Including Russell’s Reserve, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig, Remy Martin 1738, Copper & Kings, Paul Beau Cognac, El Dorado, Ron Zacapa, Rhum Barbancourt, Smith and Cross 8 oz serves 2/ $20 32 oz serves 8/ $65 

A Partridge in a Spiced Pear Tree – Averell Damson Gin Liqueur, St. George Spiced Pear, Domaine De Canton, Lemon 8 oz serves 2/ $20 32 oz serves 8/ $65 

SliCE Pizza of the Seven Fishes
Italian Market and City-wide delivery: 1180 S. 10th St., (215) 463-0868
Washington Twp: 137 Egg Harbor Rd, (856) 302 5099
Fishtown – New: 431 E Girard Ave, (215) 425.1555
Available now through December 24, 2020
Open on Christmas Eve Day and until early evening
Closed all locations for Christmas

Marlo and Jason Dilks of SliCE announce the return of their annual holiday pie, Pizza of the 7 Fishes. This special seasonal pizza is inspired by their families’ Christmas Eve traditions and by a seven course seven fish dinner popular in South Philadelphia. Pizza of the 7 Fishes features mozzarella topped with clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with anchovies, fresh lemon and basil. Pizza of the 7 Fishes will be available until Christmas Eve (December 24th) for $19.00 for small and $26.00 for large.  The Dilks also brings back a family tradition for your family to share – Seafood Caesar with romaine, shaved parmigiano-reggiano, house-made Caesar dressing, sauteed shrimp and crab meat; featuring house-made croutons for $15. All December special dishes are available through January 2, 2020 and are available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
New: SliCE now offers for the first-time this year large square pie with light and airy crust for $20 with mozzarella and San Marzano sauce that can be cut into party slices – 12-24 hour notice recommended ahead. 

Hawthornes Beer Cafe
Pivot Coffee & Wine Shop
(215) 627-3012  
738 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hawthornes Beer Cafe and new Pivot Coffee & Wine Shop have a brand-new pastry chef and baker Daniel Tang (Sugar Philly) who is firing up the holiday sweets this year. All items are available for pre-order through our website www.hawthornecafe.com, or via phone 215.627.3012. Deadline for pre-orders will be December 20th or until sold out. All items will be available for pickup at Hawthornes on December 22nd, 23rd & 24th.

French Macaron Box – French macaron flavors- vanilla, chocolate, tiramisú, dulce de leche, meyer lemon, gingerbread – packaged all together for $12.00

Hazelnut Nutella Babka Muffins – Tender and delicious babka filled with nutella and a homemade hazelnut praline – five pack for $12.00

Yule Log – Chocolate sheet cake rolled with a Ricotta orange buttercream with a macaron Christmas tree – $20.00

Stollen – German Christmas bread filled with almond and dried fruit with our homemade – $18.00

Cookie Box with 5 Ginger molasses, 5 Chocolate cookies, 4 Rainbow cookies, 8 Shortbread for one lb. of cookies – $20.00.

Garces

Oui Let’s Bake!
Oui Pastries
160 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Available for pickup, delivery, and online order
Build your own cake with the help of Oui Pastries! Receive all of the ingredients and follow the instructions enclosed to create your own professional cake. $30 each.

Oui Pastries also offers items to bake at home including croissants ($3.00 each), matcha croissants ($3.50 each), and cookies ($2.50 each).

The Victoria Freehouse, Crown Catering
10 S. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 543-6089
Orders and inquiries: info@crowndining.com

Tiramisu $55 Ladyfinger cookies layered with mascarpone cream
Profiteroles $55  Italian cream puffs with chocolate cream
Italian Cookies $45  Pistachio apricot thumbprints, biscotti, wedding cookies, fig and walnut cookies  

 Sassafras Bar

48 S. 2nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

To go window open Wednesday and Thursday, 4-7pm, offering entire cocktail menu and pretzels.

Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 4-11pm, Saturday-Sunday, 12-11pm.

Featured cocktails:

Hot Sailors Punch, a blend of autumn spices infused with fresh local apple cider and Bacardi Spiced Rum. $11.

Smoking Bishop, a traditional winter warmer of warmed Burgundy and Port Wine, blended with spice and fresh citrus. $11.

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Steven Singer Fed Thanksgiving Dinner to The Entire Staff at Pennsylvania Hospital

For this special delivery, there is extra meaning as Singer recently underwent open heart surgery at the Hospital and wanted to bring some thanks to the employees working so hard and putting their own lives at risk. While he was in the hospital several times, he left the ICU and is recovering, but many COVID and other patients won’t this holiday.

The meals, prepared by Manny’s Restaurant and Delicatessen in Southampton, Bucks County, were sent over by jeweler Steven Singer. He was unable to be there in-person after undergoing open-heart surgery at Pennsylvania, where he says he received top-notch care.

Christine Tierney, Chief Human Resources Officer – Pennsylvania Hospital thanks Steven Singer representative for the delicious gesture, as Frank Anastasi, MBA, Chief Financial Officer at Pennsylvania Hospital University of Pennsylvania Health System and staff look on. This special feast for hospital workers is Singers’ way of giving back and part of his pledge to donate a portion from every gold dipped rose to help feed front line workers – while supporting local restaurants in crisis from the global pandemic. For this feast, Singer purchased each and every dinner from Manny’s Catering in Bucks County/ Southampton.

“My heart breaks for the world! It breaks for those who have lost loved ones, those who are ill, small businesses and independent restaurants and everyone effected by this ugly virus, and that is everyone.” – Steven Singer. “We want to be there to support our local community now and long-term. These hospital workers put themselves at risk each and every day, and have to deal with things that are unimaginable to the rest of us. On this unique holiday with numbers soaring, we wanted to support them and say thanks – and let them know we are all with them.”


Singer and his team provided 650+ meals to employees giving up their holiday to serve patients with COVID 19, those in the ICU and other areas of the hospital. They enjoyed individually wrapped, free catered turkey dinners with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. 

Steven Singer Jewelers Steven Singer is a first-generation jeweler and small business owner on Jeweler’s Row. With 40 years on Philadelphia’s historic Jewelers Row, Steven has been an innovator of the jewelry industry with his maverick marketing efforts including the I Hate Steven Singer Campaign. More information at  www.IHateStevenSinger.com 

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Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shops This Weekend

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District kicked off the holiday season with the debut of Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up, last week, on Black Friday for two weekends, November 27th-29th and December 3rd-6th, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. This brand-new socially-distanced holiday shopping event features 15+ small local businesses and makers from around the Philadelphia region popping up with gifts, decor, fashions, treats and more in eight retail locations along N. 2nd Street. From French Toast Bites, to Christmas trees and ornaments, bridal wear to baguettes, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s holiday shopping list.

The District’s existing favorite retail shops will also be ready with gifts for all ages like Trunc and Madison’s Cookies. .

Additionally, while visiting the District, shoppers are invited to make a day of it in Northern Liberties by enjoying a meal, hot beverage, baked good or Christmas cocktail at one of the District’s dozens of restaurants, bakeries and cafes

For participating Holiday Pop-up Shop locations, look for the festive framed signs and posters. Social distancing and masks are required. Many merchants will also offer additional safety protocols and contactless forms of payments. For a full list of vendors, dates and locations, visit explorenorthernliberties.org.

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Save The Date: Christmas Belle Brunch at the Igloos in Northern Liberties

InBox: Be our guest, be our guest! You and your family are invited to be the belle of the ball at the first-ever Christmas Belle Brunch: The Beauty Princess at the Igloos. This socially-distanced dining experience is perfect for kids of all ages who love Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Northern Liberties’ based A Dash of Magic Events partners with Germantown Garden Grill (1029 Germantown Ave) and Glu Hospitality after the success of the Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Snow Queen Brunch series.

This socially-distanced positive and magical dining experience will include 90 minutes at a private, exclusive and heated igloo just for you and your immediate family members. Get ready to enjoy a safe and socially-distanced photo opportunity, songs from the princesses story and a grand entrance. Each reservation will also receive a private The Beauty Princess visit per each Igloo, a souvenir, and princess themed activity sheets – and a special holiday dessert that would make even Chef Bouche hungry! Leave room for brunch and lunch, plus hot beverages for kids and adults. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go.Tickets are $15.00 per person for Igloo seating and $10.00 per person for outdoor seating without the Igloo. A portion of each ticket will go to charity, and provide a free princess appearance for children in need through the Salvation Army.

This event is open to a very limited number of tickets to make this dining experience very safe and intimate. Capacity for this event will be at less 10% of the entire capacity for the venue, to ensure safety and health protocols. All children and adults above the age of two must wear a mask to and from their dining table. The Beauty Princess already has her special princess themed matching mask. She can’t wait to see your costumes and masks too! Costumes for the little ones are encouraged but not required. All families attending must follow the local and health guidelines at the time of the event. If the event is postponed due to weather, all parties will be able to transfer their ticket to a new date and time. Tickets are on sale now at www.germantowngarden.com

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The Re-imagination of the Nightmare Before Tinsel

Craft Concepts Group and owner Teddy Sourias of Philadelphia’s Christmas Pop-up Bar Tinsel will open the Nightmare Before Tinsel (116 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) for the 2nd year in a row TODAY. This year, during the global pandemic, the former spooky season pop-up bar returns as a socially distanced haunted house, along with a new eatery next door Sueño, featuring traditional and fusion Mexican cuisine by Executive Chef Caroline Hough by with food, drink and art.

Society Hill

New and notable, Nightmare Before Tinsel will take on an asylum theme this year. Tinsel will also be a haunted restaurant with food, drink and art installations. Guests will purchase a ticket in advance and will have a set amount of time inside.

A brand-new haunted parklette will open outside with socially-distanced dining tables. Next door, look for a brand new restaurant to pair with Nightmare with cocktails, beer, wine and food which will also be sold to go legally out of a take-out window – while following all state and city guidelines.


To experience Nightmare before Tinsel guests must buy a time-ticketed experience ($15 to $20)

Ticket purchase includes:

1. Guest admission to Nightmare Before Tinsel

2. One complimentary beverage:
Choice of “Nightmare Cocktail,” a premium craft draft, a glass of wine or non-alchoholic beverage(Valid identification required for all adult beverages)

3. One complimentary dessert

Additional info:
*Masks are required and social distancing is enforced at this restaurant. Safety first!
*To reduce line wait guests are welcome to arrive up to a maximum 15 min prior to their ticket time to line up in a standing cue.

***Note: If you would like a table for seated dining we recommend reserving your table through Opentable.com.

What an amazing pivot this year for Nightmare before Tinsel during Covid19. Creating a minute scary moment, followed by delicious cocktails and light bites. I really enjoyed walking through the Halloween time capsule, which incorporated a lot of last year’s decor, but now it goes bump in the night. At the end you or a nearby ghoul will take that desired selfie for you to share this experience with your friends.

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Tea Time: Sofitel Opening Aug 6, With Afternoon Tea

I took this photo, all others were provided

Good Monday morning, hope you’re all well. I just walked by Sofitel last week and was going to note that after 3 months or so it seems to be preparing to open soon, when Aversa Pr sent over a press release with details of the Sofitel Philadelphia opening.

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square announced last week that the hotel will reopen its doors to hotel guests and visitors on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00am. The luxury hotel that blends French elegance with American style will reopen for overnight stays for guests in 306 newly renovated elegant suites and 67 newly renovated luxurious suites, plus the stunning Presidential Suite. Banquet facilities will be open for limited private events in accordance with local and state guidelines. Hotel restaurants will remain closed at this time. Sofitel Philadelphia’s top priority remains the safety, care and well being of hotel guests and employees. At this moment, this means keeping guests and employees safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19 by partnering with top experts to implement new standards of safety and enhanced operational protocols and procedures which are among the most stringent in the hospitality industry. As part of the reopening plans, Sofitel Philadelphia is offering guests a buy one, get one free offer for a complimentary night stay with the purchase of an equal night stay.

“We are excited to share that Sofitel Philadelphia is reopening its doors as of August 6th,” said   Sofitel Philadelphia General Manager Angela Bauer. “We’ve missed you all and are thrilled to welcome our friends, family and community back into the hotel. As always, our hotel’s top priority remains the safety, care and well-being of our Sofitel Philadelphia family. Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are. Today, this means keeping our guests and employees safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19 by partnering with top experts to implement new standards of safety and enhanced operational protocols and procedures which are among the most stringent in the hospitality industry. We have missed being part of the Philadelphia community all of these months and we can’t wait to see you.”

The new operational standards being implemented at Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square and Accor properties across North and Central America were developed and vetted by a team of expert advisors to ensure maximum efficacy in preventing the spread of all viruses and pathogens, including COVID-19, with oversight by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification; Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security & fellow with the Infectious Diseases Society of America; and Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS, Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health, for Ecolab, global leaders in cleaning and hygiene, and trusted advisors to the CDC.

All Stay Well Program. Informative info on taking precautions for Covid19

We could all use a little tea time: I was also excited Sofitel Philadelphia was bringing their Afternoon Tea back as well. I’ve been to tea time, and as I’ve written here before I’m a big fan of Tea Sandwiches, scones and tea.

Starting August 1, 2020, Sofitel will be offering afternoon tea  for up to 10 Guests in our Magnifique Presidential Suite.

There are 3 seating’s a day, for up to 10 people $500 plus tax. Now that sounds like a good party. Check out more info here.

Sofitel Philadelphia Opens After 3 Month Closure because of Covid19
Although not every amenity of the hotel will be opening right away, but for the most part, it will be operational on most cylinders. For example, banquet facilities will be open for limited private events in accordance with local and state guidelines, but hotel restaurants will remain closed at this time.
Welcome Back Sofitel Philadelphia
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12 Restaurants We’re Eating at This Weekend

There’s finally good news about our favorite restaurants, they’re opening for pick up for with convenient hours in Ardmore, Center City, Old City and East Passyunk.

Ardmore

The Bercy  7 E. Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003
The Bercy in Ardmore is officially back open in the heart of Downtown Ardmore. Owners Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich are teaming with Executive Chef David Jansen of Jansen in Mt. Airy to offer a Jansen Beach Boil and Take-over for this coming weekend. The Jansen Beach Boil presents by The Bercy is available for order with pick-up Friday-Sunday between 4pm-7pm . The package includes bread services with corn bread muffins and whipped honey butter, first course with Bread Service: corn bread muffins with whipped honey butter; first course with panzanella salad with heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto; main course with lobster tail, shrimp, mussels, andouille sausage, mini crab cakes, corn on the cob, marble potatoes; and dessert with a Key Lime Pie for $150 which feeds four people. Call to order 610-589-0500.
** The Bercy will be open for take-out and delivery Wednesday through Saturday with call ahead orders starting at 2pm and take-out hours 4-7pm those days – with menus, specials and pop-up collaborations posted on social media and their website.

Hunan – Opening May 14 for curbside takeout
47 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-642-3050
Hunan will open on Thursday May 14th for takeout and pick up only. They’ll be open Thursdays through Saturdays with designated order times (advance orders only before 3pm) and a pick up window (between 4:30pm and 6:30pm).

John Henry’s Pub
Open Friday and Saturday 4pm-8pm each week for curbside takeout
98 Cricket Avenue
Ardmore, Pa 19003
610-726-9193
Menu: https://www.johnhenryspubofardmore.com/?page_id=64

Marokko – Open Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-8pm each week starting May 12.  Orders placed by 1pm.
54 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-658-6246
Menu: http://www.tastemarokko.com

Center City

Tradesman’s1322 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107 (267) 457-3994

Craft Concepts Group and Teddy Sourias will re-open his popular Center City barbecue restaurant Tradesman’s at Chestnut and Juniper this weekend for take-out and delivery for food and beer. Delivery will be through GrubHub. Look for hours this Friday to Sunday and expanded hours and days moving forward. Find menus later today on social media and website. Hours and days will be seven days a week 3-8pm starting Thursday of this week. 
Look for BRU, Blume, Finn McCool’s and Uptown Beer Garden to also be back online and offering food and drink starting next week and following weeks with details to come. 

Old City

Nick’s Bar and Grille 16 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
215.928.9411
Nick’s Bar and Grille in Old City is now back open with your classic Philly, barbecue and comfort food favorites like the award-winning ground bacon burger, roast beef, roast pork, smoked chicken wings, mac n cheese bites and much more, plus cold beer for pick-up. The menu is now updated online for take-out and delivery Thursday to Sunday, 2pm to 9pm. This coming weekend look for smoked ribs for two with a full rack of ribs, mac n cheese, jalapeno cole slaw and cornbread for only $30 for Friday to Sunday. 

Tuna Bar 205 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-238-8862
Tuna Bar is offering take out on Fridays & Saturdays for dinner 
All orders can be picked up between 5:30PM-6:00PM

Menu (note: new menu items will be added weekly):

  • Assorted Appetizers & Rolls
    • Edamame ($6), Tuna Tataki ($15), Dynamite Roll ($10), Wentz Roll ($15), Spicy Tuna Roll Crunch ($9), Tuna Roll ($7), Spicy Salmon ($7), Salmon Roll ($7), Eel Avocado Roll ($8)
  • Donburi (Rice Bowls) & Miso Soup
    • Salmon Don, Tekka Don, Unagi Don (each $35)
  • Fixed Menu (for 3-4 people) ($150)
    • Edamame, Miso Soup, Seared King Salmon, Vegetable Fried Rice, Tuna Tataki, Sashimi/Maki Platter

How to order:

  • Online:
  • E-mail:
  • Phone:
    • Call us at 215-238-8862 between 4:00PM-6:00PM on the day you’d like to pick up

  • Open for pickup and delivery starting Friday, May 8th (Preorder starts Tuesday, May 5th)
  • Temporary hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 6pm
  • Preorder: online or by phone
  • Delivery: Caviar and Ubereats

South Philly

Hawthornes
738 S. 11th Street 215-627-3012 Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm 
Everyone’s favorite brunch and cafe hot spot is back on 11th Street – with brunch, lunch, dinner and a growing marketplace – plus the largest selection of take-out and delivery beer and wine in the city through Quick Sip, and make-it-yourself cocktail kits. They are also organizing a take-out and delivery market that debuts this week with take-out and delivery of Franklin Fountain ice cream – in partnership with Franklin Fountain. 

Le Virtu
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Here’s how it works… • Email us your order (levirtuphila@gmail.com). All dishes are available individually or as a composed meal (see menu for details and pricing). Kindly make the subject line of your email “Quarantine Pick-Up” so that we see it right away, and include which day you prefer to pick up (Fri, Sat, or Sun), as well as your full name and telephone number. • We will call you to confirm and take credit card payment over the phone on the day before your order (so Thu for Fri, Fri for Sat, and Sat for Sun). • We will assign you a pick-up time between 4PM and 7PM. If you have a preference, let us know in your email or over the phone, and we will strive to accommodate it. Pick-ups will be spread out to prevent a queue from forming. That’s it! TL; DR: send us an email, then feast on delicious Abruzzese cuisine. We can’t wait to serve you, Philly. 

Arctic Scoop 1812 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148  
Monday – Sunday 12pm – 9pm Pick-up orders only!! Call ahead (917) 607-0616 to place an order.  

Big Catch Poke 
1830 East Passyunk267-622-1888
New Poke Bowls Combo Menu from 11am to 8pm for take out only. Please order online for pick up at our website www.bigcatchonline.com if you need delivery please use Doordash,UberEat or Grubhub. For more efficiency and accuracy we prefer our customers use online order services.

Flannel 1819 E Passyunk Ave(215) 465-1000 Take-out and delivery

Noir 1900 East Passyunk 12-3 lunch ; 3-8 dinner Takeout and delivery. Please call 267.319.1678 for CurbSide pick up or Free Delivery! Full lunch and dinner menus 

Sounds delicious. Thank you for supporting your local restaurant. We’re in this together, and some of us are better cooks!!

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Remembering Philly’s Easter

Happy Easter. I think it’s safe to say one of the best celebrations in Philly is South Street’s Easter Promenade, an annual rite of spring which attracts thousands of people to the hippest street in the City. The event started in 1931 and was held at Rittenhouse Square before moving to the Gallery and eventually to South Street. This year would have been the 89th annual Easter Promenade but alas Covid19 has us all looking forward to next years celebration, which will be the 89th Easter Parade. In the meantime let’s check out photos from past years.

Michael Harris, Executive Dir of South Street and Frannie Price, event producer of the Easter Promenade on South Street

This is the first Easter in years I haven’t spent it with Kory Aver, Aversa Pr, who represents South Street and has really helped make it the success it is today promoting it, pitching the press, and reminding us how great it is to experience. There’s always next year!!

Check out this story on Billy Penn for an indepth article on how Henri David saved the Easter Parade, and it’s path to South Street. Have a wonderful day…

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Today: Dim Sum House’s Grand Opening in Rittenhouse With Free Food

Today: Dim Sum House‘s Grand Opening in Rittenhouse With Free Food. Jane Guo (above) and Jackson Fu announce the grand opening of Dim Sum House by Jane G’s TODAY February 20, 2020, at 1930 Chestnut Street, at 11:30am. The mother-son duo will bring all-day, every-day dim sum in two styles to Rittenhouse Square. On top of Shanghai and Cantonese dim sum, Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse will also feature dishes from the Jiang Nan region of China including noodles, entrees, fried rice and soups.

For its grand opening, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, dine-in guests will celebrate with a complimentary order of Scallion Pancakes per table. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, dine-in guests will enjoy a complimentary order of Dan Dan Noodles per table.

Dim Sum House will test a brand-new ordering system at the dining room tables. With each seating, guests will be able to place their orders for dim sum favorites on a checklist they can hand off and update with their server as their experience progresses. This is especially useful for large groups. Look for this system to debut in University City later this winter.

Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse will launch seven day a week happy hour later this winter. For lunch specials, guests can enjoy a $13 lunch featuring a choice of soup (Hot & Sour or Wonton) with a choice of one of 20 entrees, and a side of rice (White, Brown, and Fried).