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Sofitel’s Drag Queen Tea Attic Fundraiser Plus A Month of Pride Events

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, part of AccorHotels, will celebrate June as Gay Pride Month with a series of new events and initiatives, including turning the hotel lobby into the Pride Month “LGBTQ Hall of Flags.” For the first time ever, Sofitel will fly a giant Philadelphia Pride Flag on the outside of the hotel. Inside, look for the flag to be joined by six individual LGBTQ flags flying high above the lobby to celebrate the diversity of the hotel’s community.

Sofitel Philadelphia kicks off Pride Month during Philadelphia’s Gay Pride Weekend. On Saturday, June 8th, and again on Saturday, June 15th, look for a new spin on a time-honored tradition.

Sofitel, famous for its classic afternoon tea service, will debut a new Drag Tea featuring Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia. Sip tea (or spill it) in the presence of fabulous Drag Queens as you enjoy delicious offerings from Sofitel’s award-winning culinary team. Drag Tea starts each week at 2:00pm and runs through 4:00pm inside Chez Colette Brasserie. Last weeks event was a sold out spectacular, hilarious time. You’ll want to go this weekend.

Tickets are $40 per person – and add $10 for bottomless Champagne, Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Five dollars from each purchase will be donated to the Attic Center for LGBTQ Youth. Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-queen-afternoon-tea-tickets-62597245045

On Friday, June 21, 2019, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, head outside for Sofitel Philadelphia’s annual Fête de La Musique celebration featuring a mini-block party under the porte with music, entertainment, drag performances, complimentary lite bites and cocktail samples. The Fête de la Musique began in Paris in 1982, and was founded by the popular French cultural minister Jack Lang. The festival originated in a humble burst of musical idealism and a few power connections, and yet, in only two decades has become a wildly popular global event. (Info from press release)

Sofitel will conclude Pride Month in Philadelphia with the opening art reception for French Kiss by Janice Telstar on Thursday, June 27th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Reading, PA artist will debut her photographs in the lobby for a summer exhibition. Guests will enjoy complimentary bites and cocktail samples from Sofitel’s new summer menu.

Attic Youth Donations: During the entire month of June, and through the rest of 2019, Sofitel Philadelphia will donate one dollar per each banquet menu item designated with the Attic’s logo on the menu. Sofitel Philadelphia will also donate one dollar from every Liberté cocktail sold in the Liberté Lounge to Attic during Pride Month. All funds will support programs for local LGBTQ youth. The Liberté Cocktail is available in Liberté Lounge and features pear infused Vodka, lemon, St. Germain and Sparkling Wine.

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Tuesday To Do: Easter Brunch

Can you believe Easter is upon us. The 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday really does whiz by. I used to spend Easter with the family, but since I’ve been shooting the Easter Promenade over the past few years I now go to Easter Brunch with friends. on South Street. This year again I’ll be heading to Twisted Tail with Kory Aversa, Alex Holly and her parents Sharyn and Glenn, Mike T. and new this year Marilyn Russell. Marilyn and Alex will be in the South Street Easter Parade and then judge the best dressed at the promenade at Headhouse. It all starts at 12:30pm, and looks to be a beautiful day. I’m biased for where you should have lunch, these are my advertisers…..

Serving Easter Brunch from 9 AM – 2:30 PM and dinner from 4 PM – 9 M

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Every weekend Pinefish serves up Friends with Benedicts. Stop by to check out this eggstravaganza! Reserve Easter Sunday brunch. We’ve extended brunch to 4 p.m. Check out their brunch menu too, delicious!!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
DelFrisco’s Philadelphia Easter Brunch

For a celebration worthy of the day, make your time with family and friends a true indulgence at Del Frisco’s. Enjoy premium Easter selections including Filet Benedict, Lobster Benedict, and Hand-Carved Prime Rib in addition to our full menu. We’re opening early at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 21st.
This Easter Sunday experience a lavish brunch like no other! On Sunday, April 21st between 11:00am and 4:00pm an expanded brunch menu will be served for $95.00 per person. Special a la carte entrees will be available along with a unique brunch buffet that includes hand-carved meat, seafood, salads, and desserts.

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Moshulu, the world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views for intimate to extraordinary dining aboard this Philadelphia landmark restaurant.
Feast on a decadent Easter buffet from 9 AM – 7 PM. Enjoy brunch and dinner entrees, soup, raw bar, salads, side dishes and carving stations with or extravagant dessert display. $65 per person.
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Brunch in Philly: Top of the Tower’s new Sunday Sky Brunch in Pictures

Last week I headed over to the Top of the Tower’s new SkyBrunch (1717 Arch St), which is every Sunday on the 50th Floor of the event space. I think you already know it’s one of my favorite event spaces in the City, because besides the great service it has amazing views of the City even on rainy cloudy days.

 Chef Matt Lane’s stations include the Panorama (breakfast pastries,
fruit; Metropolitan Bakery granola, yogurt parfaits); The Sunny Side
(made-to-order omelets, home fries, pecan-smoked bacon, homemade pork
and turkey sausage, chive and crème fraîche scrambled eggs); The Outlook
(fried chicken, pecan waffles, crème brûlée French toast); The Sea
Scape (oyster and crab claw shooters, smoked salmon, and Zento sushi).
 There were at least 4 food stations
 Plenty of tables
 I got there a little late
 as the brunch runs 10AM to 2PM
 Parking is $10 in the garage below the building, enter on Cherry Street.
 But there was plenty of food left and it was fresh
 The cost of $50 per person ($25 for kids 12 and under; free for kids 5 and younger) covers all of this plus a brunch cocktail.
I went with my friend Alex Holley. The meal and company was terrific. It was a great place to give Alex an ariel view of Philly and show her all the neighborhoods from this vantage point.
Thanks to Top of the Tower for these photos, cause I was too busy eating to take any. I’ll be back.