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Join the Culinary Excellence at Martorano’s Prime: Seeking Top-tier Cooks, Servers, and Assistant Servers with Fine Dining Expertise!

1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Martorano’s Prime at Rivers Casino Philadelphia is looking for the best of the best cooks, servers, assistant servers with fine dining experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Cooks with Fine Dining Experience can make up to $30/hr,
  • Servers $8/hr 
  • Assistant Servers $6. 

Servers earn base salary, plus tips.

Employment Opportunities at Rivers Casino — Martorano’s Monday

Martorano’s Prime, headed by celebrity chef and South Philly native Steve Martorano, will be opening at Rivers Casino Philadelphia this spring. Every Monday, job seekers have an exclusive opportunity to have a sneak peek and interview inside the soon-to-be-hottest new Italian-American steakhouse in Philly.

Applicants can complete the employment interest form at https://bit.ly/3TnxFnr and a recruiter will contact them immediately. Additionally, Rivers Casino continues to host walk-in interviews every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for part- and full-time positions.

Visit the casino careers page at riverscasino.com/philadelphia/careers for more information regarding positions and benefits, which include medical and dental plans, a 401(k), paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

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Date Book: Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Hello PhillyChitChaters. Hope you are well. Social Season is booming, so many event, people are out and about and sooo happy. Let’s see what is happening at PCC’s client Rivers Casino. I’ll always love it for it’s proximity to Center City, and free parking garage with an epic view of Philly’s skyline.

When I want a late night bite or Rita’s Water Ice I head there. Mian Chinese restaurant is open every night til Midnight, and on Friday and Saturday’s til 2am. Rita’s til 9PM daily.

Still looking for a spot to watch the games tonight, look no further than Rivers Casino Sportsbook. The 5,700-square-foot space features a luxury viewing area with a massive HD video wall capable of showing more than a dozen games at once, comfortable seating and an electrifying game-day atmosphere. The sportsbook also includes 33 self-service betting kiosks and six betting windows. NBC Sports Philadelphia is now broadcasting live from the BetRivers Sportsbook Podcast Booth!

Coming to Rivers Casino Event Center Next Week: Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Heidi Klum’s unforgettable 2016 Golden Buzzer recipient and finalist of America’s Got Talent, is an Italian-American crooner known best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of gold. There are still tickets left to re live the magic of O’l Blue Eyes. HERE

Tower of Power is a legendary American funk and soul band that formed in Oakland, California in 1968. They are known for their distinctive horn section, soulful vocals, and tight rhythms. The group’s sound is a fusion of various musical genres, including R&B, funk, jazz, and rock. Perfect way to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets Here.

Located along the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,535 slots, 81 table games, 54 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.

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Social Season is in full swing… thanks for bearing with me as I share stories on my media outlets as well as here on the Blog. Last week…. On April 27, 2023, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry held its 160th Anniversary Gala at The Logan in Center City Philadelphia.

Temple Provost Gregory Mandel, City Representative Sheila Hess, Temple Dental Dean Amid Ismail and Temple Dental Board of Visitors Chair Joe Roberts.

An amazing time was held by all! Hundreds of alumni, faculty, friends and supporters of the school were present when Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess presented a Mayoral Tribute to Dean Amid Ismail for Temple Dental’s dedication to the people of our great city.

Russell Williamson, Kimberly Smith and Patrick Monaghan

Each year, over 30,000 people receive dental care at Temple Dental, making it one of the region’s largest providers of community healthcare.

Temple Dental School Celebration
It was a beautiful spring evening with temperatures in the 70s. The Logan Hotel has a nice patio where guests enjoyed cocktails and lite bites while catching up with old school mates. Everyone had perfect teeth.
Cynthia Russell and Roosevelt Allen, Jr.
Sephreh Saccidi, (1991) Joseph Mirtaj (1994) and Trichelle
Miriam Silverman, Ron Silverman (1972) and Mary Burke
Ellen Sisti and April Mayer (Go Sixers!!)

Temple Dental was founded in 1863 with 11 students. Today there are more than 7,000 graduates around the globe. https://dentistry.temple.edu/.


4Ever Young Now Has A Philly Location

4Ever Young Anti-Aging Institute now has a Philadelphia location. The wellness franchise opened its doors 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions. Bringing the best kind of medspa and wellness cultures together, 4Ever Young brings beauty to the thriving communities of Center City and Midtown Philly. 

Bob and Erin Polizzano, owners of Center City 4ever Young

Located at 1216 Walnut St., the Philadelphia location is the 15th for the brand, following the big footprints of the flagship location that blew up the anti-aging scene in Boca Raton in 2014. 

Victoria Capaccio and Siani Caban

4Ever Young is a premium Wellness & Medical Spa center in Philadelphia, PA that focuses on providing the best anti aging solutions for men & women.

Cynthaya Johnson

No one can stop getting older, but can we look and feel much younger than our age? Live a longer, healthier life? By applying recent advances from biomedical research, it is possible to slow the rate of the aging process, and even slow and reverse some of the effects of aging says Carlton Washington and Deniz Duygulu, founders of 4ever Young.

Siani Caban, Victoria Capaccio and Connor Frank

4ever Young offers IV nutrition, hormone replacement therapy, peptides, menopause, andropause treatments, & bioidentical hormones. We also offer custom facials, Botox, Skin Tightening, dermal fillers, double chin removal, lip enhancement, Hydrafacial, Microneedling, chemicals peels, and medically-assisted weight loss.

Kate Potter and Ryan Adams

Bob and Erin can’t wait to share their passion with their fellow Philadelphians. “We’re excited to bring 4Ever Young to the city of Philadelphia and help their patients to look and feel their best!” 


PhillyToDo: Banksy is Here at The Fashion District

The Ribbon Cutting of the Banksy’s Exhibit

Earlier this month street artist Banksy’s unauthorized exhibit opened in Philly.

Fever and Exhibition Hub produces the exhibition and includes over 80 original works, sculptures, installations, videos and photos including the now classics of the artist (presumed to be British), like the essential “Girl with Balloon”, similar to the one destroyed by the artist at the auctioneer Sotheby’s in London, his portrait of Lenin,

the “Fallen Angels” smokers cigarette or his explosive “Monkey Detonator”. Banksy has questioned the rules of the game of contemporary art and is considered today as one of the main figures of street art. These pieces come from private collections as well as in collaboration with Lilley Fine Art/Contemporary Art Gallery.

There are two spots inside the exhibit where you can let your Banksy energy flow with a bit of stenciling and graffiti.
There’s a gift shop at the end of the tour, right after you try out the VR experience.

Date: From December 3rd, 2022 until January 31st, 2023 Opening hours:

  • Monday, Thursday and Sunday : 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
  • Friday, Saturday and Holidays : 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Duration: The visit lasts approximately 60 to 80 minutes Location: Fashion District Philadelphia Age requirement: All ages!

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Rivers Casino December Happenings, and The Eagles Sing a Long

It’s December, how did that happen? What a great year, started off iffy, and ended up strong. Thanks so much to my advertiser Rivers Casino Philadelphia for coming on board this year, trusting us to get out the word on all the fun they provide, entertainment, philanthropically, fireworks on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and here we are planning for what we’re going to do on New Year’s Eve!!

At Rivers Casino Philadelphia they’re not waiting till New Years Eve to start the party! Starting December 30th they’re offering great entertainment! Whether you’re checking out the headliners in The Event Center or the free shows at Jack’s Bar + Grill, your New Years plans are taken care of all weekend long at Rivers Casino Philadelphia!

Ring in the New Year at Rivers Casino with an open bar, small bites, and live music!

Morris Day and The Time — Friday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with Morris Day and The Time. Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group’s self-titled album, “The Time,” which included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the world was introduced to the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record three more albums, including “What Time Is It?” (Featuring the hits “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”) and “Ice Cream Castle” (which included the hit “Jungle Love”). Tickets are on sale now starting at $59.

The Spazmatics — Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s with Rivers Casino and The Spazmatics! Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate ’80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the awesome sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style make for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. Tickets for the ’80s New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Spazmatics are on sale now starting at $119.

Tis the season! Shop with your Rush Reward Points at our Holiday Shopping event. Play with your Rush Rewards Card December 1 – 10 to earn additional shopping dollars towards great holiday gifts!

The more you play, the more you earn!

Visit any of our Rush Rewards kiosks to print out your shopping vouchers before you return to shop.

The shopping event will take place Friday December 9th or Saturday December 10th from 3PM – 10PM in High Limit.

Pink Floyd USA Experience plays all the classics, highlighted by lights, fog, lasers, and video – giving audiences the experience of being at a Pink Floyd concert! These professional musicians perform with precise detail, with the iconic live sounds of Pink Floyd such as saxophone, slide steel guitar, roto toms, and acoustic guitars! January 28th at 8PM at Jack’s Bar + Grill. A full bar will be available. Free parking on-site.

In January catch En Vogue 1/14/23
The Legendary group En Vogue is coming to Rivers Casino Philadelphia for an unforgettable concert!

Rivers Poker Room The Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room features nearly $200,000 in high-hand promotions, including $500 every 30 minutes on select days and times in December.

Rivers Gives

Rivers Gives is a unique community relations program and steadfast commitment by the casino that includes having its Team Members volunteer service hours in the Fishtown neighborhood and surrounding areas. Guests can join Rivers Gives in supporting monthly initiatives that benefit local nonprofits through donation options when cashing their gaming tickets.

The monthly and quarterly organization recipients are as follows:

  • Salvation Army
  • JEVS Human Services

Now for some more good holiday cheer!! Check out another video of the Eagles Caroling Night HERE

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Northern Liberties Lights Their Tree; Plus The Igloos are Back

The family-friendly ceremony and program included a visit from a Princess by
A Dash of Magic Events, a special music performance, invited guests
Councilman Mark Squilla and City Representative Sheila Hess, Radio Personality Patty Jackson, PR Santa Kory Aversa, ,
welcome from NLBID Executive Director Kris Kennedy and Glu co-owner Derek Gibbons.

Glu Hospitality, Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and
Aversa PR kicked off the holiday season in Northern Liberties by lighting the neighborhood Christmas
Tree last week. The giant live Christmas tree lit up the Northern Liberties Restaurant Row next to Figo (you must try Sunday Supper, pasta, sausage and meatballs. So good), on Tuesday, November 29th.

Representatives from North Liberties Neighborhood Association will be on hand
collecting toys, items and donations for Operation Santa. Glu
Hospitality will have complimentary hot cocoa, coffee and cookies from
Bagels and Co., and offer complimentary pizza samples from Figo
Pizzeria. Glu will also offer a special thank you take-away for those
that donate the Operation Santa and the NLNA.

A record turn out of residents came out to enjoy the fesitivites
The Igloos Are Back at Figo

“Glu Hospitality is proud to bring back a brand-new Igloo outdoor dining experience just in time for the holidays,” said Glu co-owner Derek Gibbons. “We are back with an elevated experience that will provide the best heated, winterized and most festive outdoor views in the city.”

Come enjoy Enchanted in Northern Liberties:
Princess Brunch in the Igloos at Figo
Featuring the Ice Queen by A Dash of Magic Events
Figo Ristorante
Saturdays, December 10 and December 17, 2022
Seatings two shows a day 11:00am and 1:00pm




PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 9, 2022 — Rivers Casino Philadelphia is honoring vets and current military service members on Veterans Day with its new “Rivers Salutes” program — an initiative that celebrates guests for their duty and sacrifice. Additionally, the casino will honor Team Members for their military service.

Starting Friday, Nov. 11, and running through Wednesday, Nov. 30, guests who are veterans, military reserve, national guard and first responders can receive exclusive food, drink and gaming offerings. On Veterans Day, qualified Team Members will receive a thank-you gift bag that includes a special name tag with military branch designation, a restaurant gift card and a thank-you letter from Rivers Casino General Manager Justin Moore.

“Rivers Salutes is a small thank-you for our veterans and for everyone who’s currently serving our nation,” said Moore. “This is just the first step in a growing program that shows our appreciation and gratitude.”

Rivers Salutes Program

  • Special Rush Rewards Card – All veterans and current military members can visit Rush Rewards for an exclusive Rivers Salutes card to be used for special discounts and offers.
  • Dining Offer – Guests who present their Rivers Salutes card are eligible to receive 15% off their total purchase at any food outlet in Rivers Casino Philadelphia from Nov. 11 through Nov. 30.

For more information about Rivers Casino and the Rivers Salutes program, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.


Scene: 23rd Annual Gala and Glass Auction

Ashley and Roberto Lugo

On October 8 the National Liberty Museum hosted their 23rd Annual Gala and Glass Auction, honoring artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet and educator Roberto Lugo. The event featured a keynote presentation by John Dixon Hunt, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at University of Pennsylvania, an expert on garden history and theory.

Dr. Alaine Arnott, CEO National Liberty Museum and Adam Padron, Founder / CEO · Grunkey Industries

The National Liberty Museum’s mission: Through a compelling lineup of programs and exhibitions, the National Liberty Museum illuminates both the strength and fragility of liberty—as well as the inspirational stories of people whose positive actions protect and expand the boundaries of freedom for all.

Dr. Alaine Arnott, CEO National Liberty Museum and Adam Padron, Founder / CEO · Grunkey Industries

2022 has been a year of transformation and change, the Museum has welcomed a new CEO, leadership team, and even a new front door cover they tell me.

Funds raised at the even will support their school programs, including the Young Heroes Outreach Program, which empower young people to be civic leaders, working responsibly together to drive positive change, and putting their empathy into action.

Brandon Pinzini and Anna Koontz

Building upon the vision of founder Irv Borowsky and his family, the National Liberty Museum continues to reexamine liberty through a contemporary understanding of historic foundations. The National Liberty Museum is the culmination of the life’s work of Irvin Borowsky, a proud lifelong Philadelphian, distinguished publisher, art collector, and philanthropist.

Joan and Ted Borowsky

“We who are fortunate enough to live in the land of liberty must protect it, preserve it, and guard it for future generations.”

—Founder Irvin Borowsky, at the National Liberty Museum’s opening ceremony on January 12, 2000

Curtis and Renada Lowe
Suzanne Cohn catching up with friends. She and her husband, Norman, have a magnificent glass collection in both of their homes in Philly and Palm Beach. I’ve been to their Philadelphia home a few times and it’s amazing, especially their glass floor. During cocktail parties they have someone standing at the point where it rises by a step, giving people fair warning. When you, or I walk on it, you do get vertigo, but to go to the balcony, to take in the beautiful view, you must walk across the glass floor.

Sheldon and Penny Bernick, I’ve been to their house and have seen their incredible glass collection. Of course my first question when I saw my neighbors collection was how do they dust, they told me carefully.

John Vendito, Babara Seletky, Sherri Savitt and Ro Vaitaly
Paul Woolf, Elizabeth Grant, Dawn and Danny Rotondo
Davasha Johnson and Keith Fredericks
Fred and Susan Sanders review the auction items.


Saturday: Brauhaus Schmitz South Street Oktoberfest 10/15/22

The line for 2022 Armory Oktoberfest last Saturday…
Thanks Doug Hager @brauhausschmitz for bringing Oktoberfest To Philly a decade ago, and then to 23rd Armory. I love we have an event of this magnitude, and entertaining in Philly!!

The photos are from last weeks Armory Oktoberfest, but the info is about tomorrows Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street, as well as South Street Fest, and nearby Philly Thrift Block Party.

If you missed last weeks epicness at the Armory (these photos are from that event), you can still catch the vibe of Oktoberfest on South Street on Saturday, at Brauhaus Schmitz. They’ll be partying in the street, on the sidewalk and inside.

Doug Hager, owner of Brauhaus Schmitz.

They’ll even have a VIP experience you might enjoy, with a little space and food.

For the 14th year in a row (2020 doesn’t count), South Street Oktoberfest will be held on the 700 block of South Street. This year, it will anchor the South Street Fall Festival! With 10 different German beers available on draft, a wealth of German food, live Oompah music by Die Heimatklänge, German dancing by the United German Hungarians, flower crowns,

Liter Lift, games and more, it is one of the fall’s most exciting food-and-drink events and a do-not-miss celebration for beer lovers! This event is family friendly and free to attend (pay as you go) Young or Old, there is something for everyone at this event! … but if you want more of an exclusive pass – the VIP Experience is for you! VIP PASSES are $120 include: Entrance to our Brauer Bund Bierhall, a special buffet from 12pm-6pm, Liter mug, 7 Bier/Merchandise Tokens, 2022 Oktoberfest Tee Shirt, Haus Swag, and private bathrooms (no porta potties!) – VIP PASSES are limited and must be purchased in advance!

14th Annual South Street Oktoberfest
Brauhaus Schmitz
700 Block of South Street
Saturday, October 15, 2022
11:00am to 8:00pm

The festival is an all day street fest complete with family fun, live music, face painting, delicious schnaps and the very best German food and Bier anywhere in the city! They’ll be tenting the street and have seating for 1000 people!

The Brauhaus Schmitz party is part of the greater experience of South Street. The South Street Headhouse District’s South Street Fest is happening as well. On Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. festival goers can enjoy international food and drinks, handmade crafts, and iconic eclectic vendors, plus plenty of new experiences and festivities. This event, spanning South Street from 2nd to 8th streets. 

NEARBY: Philly AIDS Thrift 17th Anniversary Block Party will take place at the 700 blocks of S. 5th Street and E. Passyunk Avenue (between Bainbridge St. and Monroe St.) (PS I was one of the first volunteers at the Philly AIDS Thrift, when it opened 25 years ago.) on Saturday, October 15, 2022, with the streets opening at 12:00pm and closing at 6:00pm. The celebration will include live music, food trucks, celebrity dunk tank, carnival games, craft/vintage vendors, pie-eating contest, face painting, and dancing in the street! Look for Peabody Award-winning radio host and producer at WXPN, DJ Robert Drake – who will be spinning tunes all day for everyone dancing in the streets. Live performances by: Lilith: Circus Sideshow Act – You will be wowed by her performances with fire breathing and more! Performing at 1:30PM. Philly AIDS Thrift will also be hosting its 3rd Annual Pie Eating Contest, emceed by CBS 3’s Jim Donovan.

The contest is open to everyone; however, spots are limited. In partnership with MANNA, the berry pies will be graciously provided by the wonderful organization, in correlation to their annual fundraiser, Pie In The Sky, which began on October 1st. The contest starts at 2:30PM. MOBBLUZ – Philly’s own hard-working musicians will be delivering such a soul-grabbing, hard-hitting, Jazz and Boom-Bap experience. Performing at 4PM. Plus food trucks, artists and vendors, and a Celebrity Dunk Tank with WXPN’s Raina Douris, the host of the podcast “Conservations From The World Café”, WXPN’s John Stanley, the host of the podcast “John’s Dollar Bin” and drink-slinger at “Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar”, and Stefanie Jolles from Philly’s Premier Punk Rock N Roll Shop, Crash Bang Boom. You will also be able to have the chance to dunk the fabulous staff and volunteers of Philly AIDS Thrift.