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Diner en Blanc 2016 at the Art Museum a Pictorial

Good Friday morning. OMG what an amazing night, everyone who attended said it was the best location. I am busy preparing columns for Philly Mag, Philly Style Mag and Philly Metro but wanted to drop a few shots here for your enjoyment as well. On Monday I will have a column of my fashion, food and table best of pics from Diner en Blanc Philadelphia, the 5th Anniversary. 5,000 were excited to carry tables, chairs, tableware, and dinner to an undisclosed location, a few hundred even travelled as far away as Sugarhouse, Independence Hall *they were bused part of the way, City Hall, 30th Street Station, Eastern State Penn, The Waterworks and other locations in Center City.

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6:15pm to 7:15pm, guests gather at meeting spots around the city before heading to final destination (Please contact us to meet up with groups at departure points)


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7:15pm, arrival at location and set-up

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7:45pm (estimated), tradition of white napkins waiving to mark the start of dinner

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This year’s official caterers are 33rd Street Hospitality Catering, Reading Terminal Market and Luke Palladino Catering. Apothic Wines is proud to be the official wine sponsor of the 2016 US Diner en Blanc series, including Philadelphia.
(Photo Credit: Kory Aversa)


Table art where guests bring imagination and creativity to their table settings diner

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9:15pm (estimated), 5,000 sparklers to light up the night to signify the opening of the dance floor

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11:00pm, participants gather all their belongings and rubbish to leave the location as clean as when they arrived and invited to attend the after-party at Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia HD1_8788 (Custom) HD1_8803 (Custom) And everyone I asked said they can’t wait til next year.

Check back on Monday for my Best Dressed, Best Table and Best Pix choices, plus I’ll have the links to Philly Mag and Philly Style Mag of the photos I placed there. Have a great weekend. HughE


Opening of Uptown Beer Garden Last Week, and Wednesday SIPS Kick Off

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Thousands turned out to welcome back one of the city’s most popular and largest new beer gardens for summer season, the Uptown Beer Garden (1735 JFK Blvd. ). Chef Jonathan Petruce will fire up the giant new grill like chicken and beef skewers, pulled pork, Octopus skewers and lobster roll.

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Uptown Beer Garden features 9,000 square foot of space nestled among the trees of the courtyard of the BNY Mellon Wealth building, on the 1700 block of JFK. Tree slab communal tables, outdoor lighting and rustic decor will return again to the urban oasis. Additionally, marble benches will be removed this year to make way for even more picnic table seating.

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Teddy Sourias of BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn , Cinder and Uptown Beer Garden

Also, new for 2016, private events will have access to the inner atrium of the BNY Mellon Wealth building.


At the bars, guests will enjoy the first taste of an exclusive new Uptown IPA draft – made exclusively with Pizza Boy Brewing Company. Other food and drink specials will be available. Tonight will also be the debut of the new layout, expanded seating, more and expanded bars, more decor, new lighting, and other surprises for the season.

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DJ Jason Weiss


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Get there early cause you know SIPS is always a popular event.  Join the Uptown Garden every Wednesday starting June 1st from 5-7pm. Uptown will pouring four different $3 drafts, $4 house wine, $5 Green Tea Whiskey Sours and Moscow Mules, plus serve select half priced apps.

If you didn’t see your photo here, check out Metro Philly Online HERE

Uptown Beer Garden is open:

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2:00 pm – 12:00 am