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November 4, 2014

Coming Attraction: A New 12-Story, $125 Million Boutique Hotel Proposed For 17th And Chancellor Streets In Rittenhouse Square

Come 2016, visitors to Philadelphia should be sleeping easier than ever. Not only are there plans for a new Kimpton Hotel to open on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but now there’s also news of a new boutique hotel to be built on 17th Street in Rittenhouse Square. The new $125 million property — a Hudson […]

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November 3, 2014

SugarHouse Casino Debuts Philadelphia’s First-Ever Poker Room, A 24-Hour Space For Poker Fans To Play

Poker fans, take note: Over the weekend, SugarHouse Casino opened Philadelphia’s first-ever poker room. The new SugarHouse Poker Room promises 24 poker tables, which will allow up to 240 people to play at once. Note that this new room is just an interim poker room at SugarHouse. Next year, construction will be complete on a […]

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November 3, 2014

Awesome News Alert: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Opens Friday, November 28 With Ice Skating, Holiday Lights, A Winter Beer Garden, Holiday Market And More

Excellent news, winter fun enthusiasts. This winter, Penn’s Landing’s longstanding Blue Cross RiverRink amps up the ice skating experience on the Delaware River waterfront by once again transforming the annual rink into a bona fide winter wonderland. Last season’s Waterfront Winterfest returns in 2014, and from now on will be a permanent addition to the […]

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November 3, 2014

Interstellar Premieres At The Franklin Institute’s IMAX Theater Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4, A Day Before Its Nationwide Release

At The Franklin Institute, cool views of outer space are never out of reach with permanent features like the Fels Planetarium and events like Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. This week, though, audiences can check out a major Hollywood version of what deep space might look like with the premiere of Interstellar, […]

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October 31, 2014

Now Open: Restauranteurs Michael And Jeniphur Pasquarello Are Now Cooking At Kensington Quarters In Fishtown

Cool is the rule in Fishtown, and one of the city’s truest port of intrepid artistic, culinary and musical locals has truly become one of the hippest sections of Philadelphia thanks to an influx of quality restaurants, inventive bars, impressive music venues and forward-thinking art galleries. Now, the neighborhood has yet one more eminently appealing […]

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October 31, 2014

Now Open: Roost Philadelphia Offers Hip Apartment-Style Living In A New Extended-Stay Hotel

Travelers seeking to rest their heads in Philadelphia for more than a brief stay now have a brand new option: Roost Apartment Hotel is now open in the historic Packard Building on 15th and Walnut streets. The contemporary extended-stay property makes for a great alternative home base for visitors with a longer trip, offering nicely […]

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October 31, 2014

The Walnut Street Theatre Opens A Delightful Family-Friendly Production Of Mary Poppins, Starting Tuesday, November 4

Colorful characters and catchy songs abound when Mary Poppins whisks her way into Walnut Street Theatre, beginning this Tuesday, November 4 and continuing all the way through January 4, 2015. Based on the popular Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins tells the tale of a nanny who magically appears at a household on Cherry Tree Lane […]

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October 30, 2014

Now Open: Chef George Sabatino And His Wife Jennifer Debut Aldine Restaurant In Rittenhouse Square

Chef George Sabatino has been a key fixture in acclaimed kitchens all around the city, working at such hot spots as Fork and Barbuzzo before helming his own kitchen at Stateside. Since his Stateside departure, Sabatino’s projects have been numerous, including seasonal eateries Morgan’s Pier and The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest, as well as menu […]

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October 28, 2014

Now Open: Lo Spiedo, A New Rotisserie And Grill At The Philadelphia Navy Yard From Marc Vetri And Team

A photo posted by Lo Spiedo (@lospiedophilly) on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT With the opening of Lo Spiedo at The Navy Yard, chef Marc Vetri has given diners an excellent reason to head south for a meal — namely, juicy meats from a custom 72-inch rotisserie. The ever-expanding restaurant empire of Philadelphia super chef […]

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October 27, 2014

Now Open: Timberland Brings A Brand-New Flagship Store To Walnut Street In Center City Philadelphia

Yes, Philadelphia, yet another national retailer has joined the ranks of High Street shops in the Rittenhouse neighborhood. Now open in the 1700 block of Walnut Street, Timberland joins Century 21, Nordstrom Rack, Uniqlo and Goorin Brothers in making its Philadelphia debut this month. Truly, Philadelphians have a special affinity for ’Timbs (you know, the […]

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