In partnership with NRG Energy, Inc., the annual Sustainable Princeton’s ElectricEVening at the Princeton Shopping Center took place Friday, October 1, and this years weather was amazing . A beautiful fall evening where community members were invited to test drive the latest electric vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes and learn the benefits of going electric.
This year’s showcase presented exciting new models hitting the market, including the Polestar 2, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E (above), VW’s ID.4,
and a variety of all-electric bike options for both on- and off-road adventures.
Full-size motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles’ dealer Mt Holly Motorsports
Representatives from NRG Energy, Inc., were onsite providing information on energy-related products and services that support a sustainable lifestyle, including NRG Carbon Offsets and renewable electricity plans. NRG Carbon Offsets, in particular, are an exciting new addition to NRG’s suite of solutions. Through NRG Carbon Offsets, a customer reduces the net carbon emissions of daily activities such as driving, traveling, or using electricity in the home. An NRG Carbon Offset subscription or one-time purchase lowers an individual’s carbon footprint by investing in third-party verified carbon reduction projects.
NRG Energy, Inc., is also a consumer of EVs. NRG recently announced our own fleet goal to convert 100% of our light duty vehicles all electric by 2030, which is part of our broader goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.
Pennsylvania started dining outdoors last week, and I was out the door dining at 4 restaurants in our area. It was a great feeling of freedom and relief after months of isolation, especially seeing my friends, completing the night with air hugs. Bring your mask. You must wear it as you enter the restaurant and walk to your table. You can take it off at your table. If you go to the bathroom you must enter the building with your mask on. It’s only polite to wear your mask.
Starting Friday, June 12, restaurants in the yellow phase can offer outdoor seating. Indoor areas, including bar areas must remain closed to customers. Customers being served must be seated at a table. Tables need to be six feet apart and there can be no reusable menus. Restaurants cannot have self-service food or drink options or condiments on tables. Let’s check out some of our favorite eateries opening on Friday.
So excited to go to Morgan’s Pier. The views, the food, the people watching. 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19123 215-279-7134 Morganspier.com Reservations: Delivery: seamless.com, grubhub.com, bit.ly Open: Outdoor Dining, Curbside Pickup and Delivery Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm Seating aiming for 250 seat to start with room for expansion Morgan’s Pier is already an outdoor seating venue. Large wooden picnic tables with oversized umbrellas are perfect for groups for 6 to 10 guests. Smaller metal tables will be available for single diners to 4 guests. Opening weekend we will have a DJ Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 1-5 PM and 5-9 PM as background music. It will be table service. Take Out still available to go. Ample signing will be available throughout the venue to remind diners of social distancing and other rules. A poster will be posted at entry along and all disposable menus will have rules and restrictions.
Harper’s Garden. I stopped by yesterday and the garden is in bloom. Inbetween the tables they’ve installed plexiglass dividers, which wasn’t a distraction. You can still enjoy people watching, but will help in social distancing as well as cut down the noise of an always packed place. Here are the deets: Harper’s Garden 31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 267-886-8552 Harpers Garden
Reservations: https://harpersgardenphilly.com/reservations Open? Outdoor Dining – and will offer pick-up/take-out when they re-open this week Monday – Sunday 11:30am – 10:30pm Seating for up to 50 to start and then they will expand by July with a new dining section next door. Ample signing will be available throughout the venue to remind diners of social distancing and other rules. A poster will be posted at entry along with a reminder on the menu. Table service.
Delivery: ubereats.com, seamless.com, grubhub.com, doordash.com Open for Takeout and Outdoor Dining Reservations Only through OpenTable (starts Thursday) or email email@example.com Seating – looking to get 50 seats to start will maybe add more later Tuesday-Sunday 4:00pm to 12:00am This urban oasis in the heart of Northern Liberties will re-open in time for outdoor dining this weekend – this is an entirely outdoor restaurant with table seats, full bar, full food menu, plants and flowers, beautiful lighting and an escape without leaving the city. They will utilize current space now and they have much room to grow with extra tables later. Menu to start will be appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, wings, bar favorites – and entrees and elevated dishes from “standard” menu will be added closer to July.
Open? Take-out, Outdoor Dining Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Friday 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm to 10:00pm They don’t know number but will be one of, if not, the largest place on East Passyunk to dine outside. Il Campo (Le Virtu’s outdoor spacious and lush garden and outdoor space) plus Le Virtu’s patio are available on OpenTable NOW for seatings beginning on Friday or you can call 215-271-5626. Dine with the backdrop of Abruzzo on the giant mural behind! Full menu will be offered. ALSO they are restarting Caviar this week and takeout with most of the entire menu – that part starts today June 10th.
Dim Sum House By Jane G’s (I just had lunch there last week. They have the best Hot & Sour Soup and edamame dumplings.) (Rittenhouse only at this time for outdoor) 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-563-8800 Dim Sum House
Delivery: seamless.com, grubhub.com Open? Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery Reservations Only by Phone Time Limit of 75 Minutes During Peak Times Seats: 20-30 to be determined Tuesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm Dim Sum House in Rittenhouse will open back up today in preparation for outdoor dining on Friday – they will offer nearly 2 dozen seats socially distanced apart with their entire full menu of Dim Sum favorites plus Chinese specialty dishes.
Brü Craft & Wurst, Tradesman’s and U-Bahn 1316 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 For all properties one phone is being used: (267) 457-3994 http://www.bruphilly.com/ https://tradesmansphl.com/ Delivery: doordash.com, grubhub.com, seamless.com, ubereats.com Open? Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery Monday to Friday, 3:00pm to 2:00am (kitchen stops 1:00am) Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am to 2:00am (kitchen stops 1:00am) Outdoor seating will be socially distanced with extra precautions and span from Bru across U-Bahn to Tradesman’s creating a mini-restaurant row with sidewalk dining on Chestnut Street – with up to 20-30 seats pending final arrangement and party sizes. The menu across all three properties will be the same – dishes from BRU, Tradesman’s and some bar favorites from Finn McCool’s – in time for this weekend the BRU and Tradesman’s offerings will greatly expand from the current limited menu to much larger. Table service. Specials will also begin for weekly food dishes and special drinks.
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti 212 Walnut St, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-238-0499 http://www.positanocoast.net/ Reservations:Open Table
Delivery: ubereats.com Open? Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm (Closed Mondays from November thru April) Friday 11:30am – 11:00pm Saturday 11:30am – 11:00pm Sunday 11:00am-9:30pm
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti will offer beautiful outdoor views above the streets of Old City District -with outdoor and cafe/ patio seating with their full menu, bar and wine-beer-cocktail list. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti offering Italian inspired Cuisine with a seafood-focused menu, and breathtaking open-air dining plans to reopen with outdoor dining this Friday. That will include a sidewalk cafe and back patio seating. Tables will be spread out between 6 feet or more and will be taking safety precautions. Employees will be wearing masks and taking extra steps for sanitation. There will be between 40-50 seats available along the sidewalk cafe while bigger parties will be set up at the back patio.
Open? Takeout and Delivery and now Outdoor Dining Seven days a week Noon to 11:00pm Pistolas Fishtown location will offer sidewalk cafe seating in the heart of Fishtown with socially distanced tables – aiming to get 12-16 seats. This is a recommendation not requirement – parties will be encouraged during first two weeks and during peak time for 90 estimate minute stays. Full menu. Table service. Specials coming soon.
Open? Takeout and Delivery Seven days a week Noon to 11:00pm Dine outside under the shade and on the beautiful seating outside East Passyunk’s Pistolas Del Sur. Take in the Avenue views and sidewalk scene and enjoy tacos, entrees, margaritas, cocktails, wine and beer. This is a recommendation not requirement – parties will be encouraged during first two weeks and during peak time for 90 estimate minute stays. Parties of 4-6 people are strongly encouraged during peak times. Full menu. Table service. Specials coming soon.
Urban Village Brewing Company 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 267-687-1961
Open? Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor Dining Monday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 9:00pmThey are aiming 15 tables for seating up to 100 people pending party size – in their beautiful outdoor patio and sidewalk seating in the heart of No Libs on 2nd Street at the Piazza. The tables will of course be socially distanced – full menu – table service – extra cleaning and precautions. They will be using a new app Up N Go to pay by check on phone to be contactless. They will be offering their famous Froze that debuted at the Pod Park last year – which was the most popular drinks of the summer for the entire park in 2019 – this is a big welcome addition! Call for reservations 267-687-1961.
Jerry’s Bar 129 W Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 267-273-1632
11:00am to 10:00pm kitchen, with bar until 11:00pm – seven days a week
They will open their sidewalk seating in the middle of the open-air picturesque Liberties Walk with beer garden style seating where you order from stations and they will bring food out to the tables. Full menu of food, with lots of frozen cocktails for the hot weekends coming. First come, first served. No reservations. When ordering must wear mask, social distancing and following all guidelines as given by state and city.
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