As seen from the east. Quintessential Philly.
June 19, 2013
Get ready, Philadelphia. The dog days of summer will soon be upon us. As temperatures begin to creep upwards (triple digits are most likely in our future), it’s time to start thinking about how to stay cool while still enjoying summer fun. To keep from overheating, check city attractions that boast refreshingly cold climate-controlled environs. [...]Read more»
June 12, 2013
Philadelphia’s waterfront restaurants whip up a feast for the senses. Summertime sunshine, cool river breezes and picturesque views are perfect compliments to a delicious meal and boozy refreshments. Make a date with the gorgeous weather and take a mini vacation on any of these waterfront decks or docks, and enjoy the perfect summertime dining experience. [...]Read more»
March 18, 2013
Starting at noon, the square dedicated to fun will welcome families for a quick lunchtime spring fling, complete with flower planting with Benjamin Franklin, Cake Shake sampling and free(!) rides on the Philadelphia Park Carousel until 1 p.m. Side: word on the square is that the SquareBurger Shake of the Month for March/April is Orange [...]Read more»
March 15, 2013
Mark Bittman, the award-winning food columnist for The New York Times, has been showing love for Philadelphia of late.
In an article this week about grand food markets, he proclaimed to New Yorkers that, “well, the grandest market ‘we’ have is 80 miles away, in Philadelphia.” Referring of course to our beloved Reading Terminal Market.
And we’re certainly not going to argue with his assessment.
But that was only part one.
Bittman was also in town this week for a free lecture on “The Future of Food.”
During the talk at Rodeph Shalom, among the many complementary things Mark had to say was this gem: “Philadelphia is the most underrated city in the world.”
Thanks Mark! It’s always nice to hear from a visitor that loves us back.
March 12, 2013
The much anticipated “Shut Up & Dance” MANNA fundraiser is all grown up, and makes its one-night only return on Saturday, March 23 at the Forrest Theater. Dancers from the hugely talented Pennsylvania Ballet will deliver a unique and inspired performance benefiting MANNA, which delivers nourishing meals to individuals battling life-threatening illness throughout the Philadelphia [...]Read more»
March 1, 2013
In celebration of the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, the Barnes Foundation is extending their hours on Saturday, March 2, Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, so Flower Show attendees can cap off their day with an evening in the galleries. The extended hours are as follows: • Saturday, March 2 until [...]Read more»
February 28, 2013
Come out of your shell this winter for the return of Adventure Aquarium’s super popular “Cabin Fever” promotion. Now through March 3 you can score general admission tickets for only $15 — nearly $10 off the regular admission price. And speaking of shells, this deal comes just in time to see the limited-time exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival. Tickets can be purchased online here using promotional code “TURTLE15”. For adventures any day of the year use promotional code “OZZY20” to save 20% off an Adventure Aquarium Annual Pass. [Adventure Aquarium]
February 27, 2013
The British are coming! While the Britain-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show opens at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this Saturday, March 2, the best of Britain doesn’t have to end with the show’s exquisite themed garden displays — which by the way, are on view for two full weekends for the first time ever. English culture [...]Read more»
February 22, 2013
Uwishunu has caught a case of Oscar Fever. With all the buzz around Silver Linings Playbook and its eight oscar nominations this Sunday, we couldn’t help but get caught up in it all. We’ve rounded up our top picks for Oscar Viewing parties on Sunday; we’ve put together a Silver Linings-themed itinerary of Philadelphia; and [...]Read more»
February 14, 2013
Visit Philly’s With Love, Philadelphia XOXO Proposal contest came full circle today. Winner Jeremy Kaplan of Fairmount won the opportunity to team up with Visit Philly to pop the question on Valentine’s Day to girlfriend, Emily Schrag, also of Fairmount. Their relationship first originated in the City of Brotherly Love at a West Philadelphia Orchestra [...]Read more»