Each year more than 50,000 people converge on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th Streets, for Philadelphia’s most upscale festival. The event features food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. This is the only event where Walnut Street is closed to automotive traffic. Pedestrians stroll Walnut and 18th Streets and explore 120 booths.
Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th, 18th Street from Locust to Sansom.
The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival features:
Affordably priced cuisine from Rittenhouse Row’s restaurants: 500 Degrees, a. Bar, a. Kitchen, Alfa, Alma de Cuba, Applebees, Barclay Prime, Ben and Jerry’s, Butcher and Singer, Capogiro Gelato, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Continental Mid-town, Corner Bakery Café, The Corner Foodery, The Dandelion, Devon Seafood Grill, Di Bruno Bros., El Rey, Happy Rooster, Hip City Veg, Honeygrow, Il Pittore, Lacroix, Le Bec Fin, Marathon Grill, Oyster House, Parc, The Prime Rib, Pub and Kitchen, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Rotisseur, Rouge, Sbraga, Schlesinger’s, Shake Shack, Smith and Wollensky, Square 1682, Tavern 17, Termini Brothers Bakery, Underdogs, Vernick, Village Whiskey, Wok, and XIX.
Spring fashion booths: Joan Shepp, South Moon Under, Knit Wit, Town Home, Kembrel, Hope Chest, Born Yesterday, Heads and Tails, Duke and Winston, The Children’s Boutique, Tumi, The Shops at the Bellevue and more.
The Infiniti Lounge on the 1500 Block. Hope Cohen, author of Fast, Fresh + Simple and culinary show host will be in the Infiniti Lounge sampling one of her refreshing recipes
The Starr Culinary Demonstration Stage at 19th and Walnut will host live food and beverage demonstrations and segments from renowned balloon twister and storyteller Allyn Gordon. Drop-off non-perishable food items or a monetary donation (10 cans, $10, or both) for Philabundance and you’ll be entered to win one of three prizes from STARR Restaurants. Drop locations are at 15th Street, between 16th and 17th Streets, and 18th Street. Visit the Starr Smallwares Sidewalk Sale to purchase discounted china, glassware and other tabletop accessories from STARR Restaurants. (all proceeds benefit Philabundance.)
Family Fun: On 18th Street between Walnut and Sansom, The Center City District Craft Pavilion will feature make-and-take crafts and activities led by Philadelphia’s finest cultural organizations including: Arden Theatre Company, Please Touch Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Historic Philadelphia, Philadelphia Art Alliance, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Walnut Street Theatre, and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. KYW Newsradio will host the Kidcasting Tent, where kids can create their own mock-radio interview newscast. Also join Beneficial Bank, Capital One 360 Café and TD Bank for Family Fun stations.
Tasting areas of 20 of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Chairman’s Selection wines with a concierge and on-site store, Peroni beer, Rex Goliath wines, Cintron and festive cocktails.
The Whisper Outdoor Lounge on the 1700 block. Enjoy the DJ and lounge with specialty cocktails from G Lounge, Whisper and The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., and food from the Corner Foodery.
In anticipation of the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship, local Rugby Sevens teams from Temple, St. Joe’s, and Penn will shut down 18th Street between Walnut and Locust Streets for “Scrum in the Street,” a live, outdoor demonstration on Tuesday, May 14th. Starting at 12:30PM between Walnut and Locust Streets on 18th Members of the rugby community will be present to show their support as well as participate in scrums, lineouts, and conduct demonstrations with the teams. Teams will distribute $5 discount fliers, rugby t-shirts, and miniature rugby balls. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship.
The three schools will meet again when twenty of the nation’s premier collegiate rugby teams compete at PPL Park in Chester, PA, for the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship showdown on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. There will be plenty of rivalries between the six local colleges: Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, St. Joe’s, and Kutztown. In addition, 14 out of state teams will also be in attendance: University of Arizona, University of California, UCLA, Dartmouth, University of Florida, Life University, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, University of Texas, Army, Navy, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin, and Northeastern University.
Tickets for the two-day event of action packed rugby, gourmet food, interactive games and activities are on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX. One-day and two-day passes, starting at $20, can be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the PPL Park box office.
Oyster House has debuted a new Cocktail Menu featuring a variety of artful drinks created by their talented team of bartenders. The menu ranges from individual cocktails to shareable punches to an array of oyster shooters, and is chock full of thoughtful accompaniments to their acclaimed menu of peerlessly fresh seafood. Prices range from $7 to $12.
“From the day that we opened, we’ve been committed to pouring innovative, exciting cocktails as an important part of a great meal,” says proprietor and third-generation restaurateur Sam Mink. “This new list is yet another step forward in the evolution of our beverage program, keeping our offerings fresh and making sure that our guests can always count on us for great drinks, whether they’re stopping in for happy hour or indulging in a decadent multi-course meal.”
The new list includes: Capetown, Rittenhouse Rye, Lillet, Orange Curaçao; Old Miami, Corralejo reposado tequila with Meletti amaro and cherry heering; Sunday Silence Julep, Rittenhouse rye with amari, sugar and mint; and Mink’s favorite, Blonde Redhead, Absolut Citron, strawberry rhubarb shrub and cucumber; In addition to the wealth of cocktails, the bar also specializes in quaffable punches: their famed Mother’s Ruin Punch, gin with fresh grapefruit, cinnamon tea-infused vermouth and sparkling wine; and the new Country Thyme Punch, muscadet with gin, lemon, Aperol and thyme syrup; and Brickhouse Punch, gold rum with ginger beer and lemon. Punches are available individually ($9 each) or to share ($45 each).
Oyster House also pours several signature oyster shooters, including: New Englander, horseradish vodka and tomato juice; Londoner, cucumber, lemon and dill; Serafin, Serrano pepper tequila with tarragon and pineapple; Chihuahua, hot pepper and cilantro vodka with tomato juice; and Bloody Shame, house bloody Caesar mix but no booze.
Planning your wedding? Let the Hope Chest Philadelphia be your one-stop-bridal shop. From foundations, bustiers, garters, lingerie and more they have everything a bride needs to look and feel fabulous from the big day through the honeymoon.
To start they have all the foundations needed for under the gown from strapless bras to shapewear. For normal strapless bras, they do well with Simone Perele. The style that brides prefer is “Celeste” because it offers a nice plunging silhouette for those sweetheart necklines.
They stock strapless bras in 30-36 bands and A-F cups, and can make special orders for the more busty brides. All of their strapless bras come equipped with a silicone grip along the band for added support, this grip also makes it possible for the strapless bras to be scooped down about 2 inches for those dresses with lower backs.
If Simone Perele isn’t a perfect fit, they also carry Le Mystere in regular strapless bras as well as long-line bridal bustiers. Brides with a cut-out-back dress may opt for the bridal bustiers because they offer great support and scoop down the back about 10-12 inches.
The boutique currently carries two different styles of bridal bustiers. One is a shorter long-line bra that stops mid-way a bit above the belly button and the other is a full long-line bridal bustier equipped with detachable garter straps. The boning in the bustiers give great lift and support as a nice alternative to a regular strapless bra.
For under the wedding dress, many brides opt for a perfectly seamless panty. The Hope Chest carries Commando boyshort and thong, Cosabella Aire boyshort and thong, and Simone Perele Invisi’bulles in a thong, shorty, and a gainette. The gainette is nice because it is a higher rise cut and offers moderate control of the lower stomach in addition to the zero panty lines. (If panty lines aren’t an issue for the bride, they have many other beautiful panties.)
Owner Jen Sachs says that the Simone Perele Celeste strapless mentioned earlier has a matching tanga with a stunning flat lace that is “literally breath-taking.”
For brides that want complete shaping under their wedding dress they have two great brands to choose from. They carry Spanx but have been doing really well with Body Wrap, which comes in a few different styles. The most popular are the high-waisted panty, high-wasited long, and high-waisted with leg that comes about mid way down the thigh for extra shaping of the bum and legs. These three styles come right up to the bra band and will even act as your underwear. They can be worn under a bustier or paired with a strapless bra for a perfect smoothed look. And what’s best is they do not roll.
And now for the garters….
Sometimes they can be hard to come by, but they do have them, in ivory and white, Satin or lace, from Only Hearts and Cosabella.
Now for the fun stuff….
Besides your wedding gown foundations, the boutique has a selection of luxury bridal lingerie for the night of and the honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for a traditional peignoir set from Francis Smily or just a classic comfortable chemise, they have it. Their lingerie is partly comprised of fine silk chemises, teddies, camisoles, tap pants, and robes – mostly made in the USA, Italy, France, and the UK. They carry brands such as Brulee, Ari Dein, Fleur of England, Shell Belle Couture, Zinke, Jane Woolrich, and more. Some are even exclusive to the Center City location.
If traditional lingerie isn’t the bride’s forte, they also carry beautiful bra and panty sets – both molded and non-molded styles. These speciality bras are made of silk and lace like Mimi Holliday and Fleur of England.
On Tuesday, May 14, Chef Kevin Sbraga will host an exclusive six-course dinner to help end childhood hunger. Esteemed Philadelphia Chefs Nicholas Elmi, Walter Abrams, Shola Olunloyo, Jonathan Adams, and Dave Katz will join him in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Reservations are $150 per person and include beverage pairings. Guests of this philanthropic dinner will also have the opportunity to participate in an auction for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
Chef Nicholas Elmi of Rittenhouse Tavern
Triggerfish Crudo . Rhubarb . Kohlrabi
Chef Walter Abrams
Grilled Mushrooms . Spring Legume Croquette . Green Garlic . Sprouts
Chef Shola Olunloyo
Sea Urchin Lumaconi Pasta . Crab . Tomato . Olive . Dill Pollen
Chef Jonathan Adams of Rival Bros Coffee
Roasted Halibut . Spiced Yogurt . Coffee Cardamom Soil . Pickled Beets . Edible Flowers
Chef Dave Katz of Creekstone Farms
Dry Aged Creek Stone Beef . Spring Onions . Onion Soubise . Madeira Jus
Chef Kevin Sbraga
Cherries Jubilee . Biscuit de Savoie . Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream . Cherry Blossoms
Since 2005, No Kid Hungry dinners have raised nearly $7 million to support the No
Kid Hungry campaign, which is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Today, one in five children in this country struggles with hunger. When kids get the food they need, they feel better, they learn more and they grow up stronger. The good news is that, together, we can make that happen.
The dinner will be held from 5-10PM, for $150 per person, including beverage pairing.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling, 215.735.1913.
Sbraga is located at 440 South Broad Street.
Complimentary overnight valet parking and roundtrip SEPTA subway passes to Citizens Bank Park highlight the PhanaticalPhans baseball package at Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, hotel officials announced today. The package starts from $186 per night and also includes an overnight stay and a special baseball themed amenity including popcorn, peanuts, Cracker Jacks and sodas. The PhanaticalPhans baseball package represents nearly a 25% discount off the best available rate.
“This package allows our guests and baseball fans to have the best of both worlds,” said Michele Simpson, director of sales and marketing at Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia. “You get access to Citizens Bank Park via the SEPTA to enjoy a game, but based in Center City, so you are walking distance from numerous tourist attractions.”
The hotel also cites potential demand for a baseball package based on a recent survey from Tripadvisor, the popular travel reviews website. According to the Tripadvisor Popularity Index, it ranks Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia as the sixth most popular ballpark in the U.S., only trailing ballparks in Pittsburgh (PNC Park), San Francisco (AT&T Park), Baltimore (Oriole Park at Camden Yards), Boston (Fenway Park) and St. Louis (Busch Stadium).
The Sonesta Philadelphia offers 445 guest rooms and is located in downtown Philadelphia and walking distance from fine dining and shopping at Rittenhouse Square, or popular attractions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Liberty Bell and The Franklin Institute.
The PhanaticalPhans package can be booked online, or by calling 215.561.7500.
Tickets are still on sale for the 2013 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party honoring Meryl Levitz, President and CEO of GPTMC.
On Monday, May 13th from 6-9PM at The Rittenhouse Hotel, get a sneak peek of the best of the 2013 Spring Festival with delectable cuisine and cocktails from: a.bar, a.kitchen, Alma de Cuba, Barclay Prime, Butcher and Singer, C19 cicheterria venezia, Capogiro, Continental Mid-town, The Corner Foodery, The Dandelion, D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano and Lounge, Devon, Di Bruno Bros., El Rey, Elixr, Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company, G Lounge, Lacroix, Le Bec-Fin, Le Castagne, Le Pain Quotidien, Marathon Grill, Metropolitan Bakery, Metropolitan Cafe, Parc, Ranstead Room, Ten Six Club, Termini Bros. Bakery, Rouge, Sbraga, Shake Shack, Square 1682, Village Whiskey, Whisper and Zama.
Featuring butlered hors d’oeuvres from Chef John Marinelli and the culinary team of the Banquets Department at The Rittenhouse Hotel.
Tunes will be spun by DJ Adrian Hardy and Norma Michaels Entertainment. The evening will also feature a silent auction with wonderful items and experiences from Ritt Row members and friends.
Proceeds benefit Rittenhouse Row, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5pm, rain or shine. Held on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th, the annual event showcases Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cusine and entertainment and attracts more than 50,000 people to enjoy the best of Rittenhouse Row.
See the complete Chanel and Tiffany Eyewear and Sunwear lines for Spring 2013 at a special West Coast Optical event on Friday April 19TH. View two very special collections in the same day and receive a gift with all purchases.
On Friday, April 26th Gucci will bring eyewear and sunwear to the store for a one time a year event. Enjoy a free gift with all purchases as well.
Salon Vanity by Edmondo Blando now offers American Waves! American Waves is a new waving technique that can make straight hair curly and can soften curly hair. For a limited time, clients interested in learning more about American Waves can schedule free consultations. Call today to schedule 215.925.2211.
Don’t miss Club Flywheel Crunk Night at Flywheel Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 10th. Enjoy two special classes at 5:30PM and 6:30PM with light refreshments provided by Vita Coco and Pure Fare.
Click here for registration information.
On Saturday, April 6 beginning at 2 p.m., raw bar and restaurant Oyster House will host their fourth-annual Shucking Contest, featuring professional oyster shuckers from across Philadelphia competing for a $200 Grand Prize. An amateur shucking contest will follow the professionals, with guests hoping to earn a $100 Oyster House Gift Certificate. Admission to the shucking contest is $5 per person, and includes all the varieties of the shucked oysters. Oyster House’s bar will be open on a pay-as-you-go basis and bartender will also tap a special firkin of a local craft beer.
“Oyster shucking is an art, and those who do it well rightly take pride in their ability,” says proprietor and third-generation restaurateur Sam Mink, who ate his first oyster at age five. “Our shucking contest gets bigger and better every year; we are proud to host these talented professional and amateur shuckers, and we can’t wait to see who takes home the prize – and the bragging rights – this year!”
The professional shuckers, including competitors from Oyster House and others from renowned Philadelphia-area seafood houses, will be judged by Danya Henninger of Zagat Philadelphia, Marisa Magnatta of WMMR’s “Preston & Steve Show,” and Joey Sweeney of Philebrity on their speed and accuracy as they shuck their way through two dozen oysters, working in heats of three shuckers at a time. A one-second deduction will be made to each shucker’s overall time for each broken shell or ripped oyster. After a winner is crowned, amateur shuckers will face the same guidelines, working on one dozen oysters each for a chance to win a $100 Oyster House gift certificate. Onlookers can enjoy the fruits of the competitors’ labors; the oysters will be passed out to the crowd after each heat.
The European Wax Center is officially opening in Rittenhouse and you are invited to premiere week, where glamor and pampering will take center stage.
Indulge in a complimentary wax of your choice and see why beauty mavens and waxing fans adore them. Plus, you’ll experience their exclusive 4 Steps To Gorgeous™ wax process that ensures the most efficient and “ouchless” wax possible.
But don’t wait—spaces are sure to fill quickly, so make a reservation now. Click here or call 215 561 1250 to join their Grand Opening Guest List.
Metropolitan Gallery 250: The Sidework Series
Background & Philosophy
Metropolitan Gallery 250 is a community arts space that seeks to provide exposure for emerging artists. Expanding upon the art community within Center City. The Gallery’s mission is to connect local art and local business.
Wendy Born, Co-Owner of Metropolitan Bakery along with Co-Owner and Head Baker James Barrett have been a part of the food community in Philadelphia for 25 years and have found that there is a lot of cross-over between the food scene and the art world in Philadelphia. They wanted to create a place where emerging artists could sell their work, and be supported by restaurants and other small businesses.
Their hope is that all customers, friends and colleagues of Metropolitan Bakery & Café will support and be inspired by these great young local artists.
In order to connect the food and art in Philadelphia, Metropolitan Gallery 250 opened in October of 2012.
Metropolitan Gallery 250 is opening its first of a series of exhibits entitled The Sidework Series, showing a range of art by emerging artists that work in the restaurant business. Artists are able to sell their artwork in Metropolitan Gallery and will receive 100% of the commission.
Metropolitan Gallery 250 is an art space located in the heart of Center City across the street from The Philadelphia Art Alliance in Rittenhouse Square.
250 S. 18th Street, Unit 2
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Metropolitan Gallery 250 is open on Saturdays & Sundays from 12-5pm and by appointment during the week.
The Sidework Series, April 15 – May 26, 2013
You must work in the restaurant business
All work will need to be ready-to-hang or have a clear hanging method
**Every artist must sign up for 5 HOURS OF GALLERY OVERSEEING- the hours can be broken up between two different shifts, 12-2:30pm OR 2:30-5pm on Saturdays/Sundays
Please Submit The Following to Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Up to 3 Jpeg images of up to 3 pieces of work (you’re welcome to submit only 1 or 2 pieces and use the remaining image(s) for details)
Image dimensions: no smaller than 500 and no larger than 2500 pixels in any direction, resolution no less than 72 dpi
For video and performance work, please e-mail Bailey to make arrangements
Image Files need to be in the following format:
First Initial – Last Name – Image # ~ For Example: M.Smith01
Image List should be in the following format:
A single Word document with the following:
Contact Info- name, restaurant name, job title
Artist statement (no more than 200 words)
And image list:
Image File Name – Title – Date – Dimensions – Medium
In addition to images, you may submit a link to your website
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH- LAST DAY TO SUBMIT FINISHED ARTWORK
MONDAY, APRIL 15TH- SHOW OPENING
FRIDAY, MAY 3RD- SIDEWORK SERIES FIRST FRIDAY EVENT
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH- SHOW CLOSES
Bring Schlesinger’s home for the holidays and order their Passover Catering Menu by March 22nd. $18.95 per person, minimum of 5 people.
Click here for the entire menu.
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the producers of the annual Philadelphia Film
Festival will soon reopen the Roxy Theater on Sansom Street. It will operate as a
first-run independent theater, screening festival-type films year round.
Using the all-or-nothing fundraising website Kickstarter, PFS seeks $40,000 in 28
days to help make necessary renovations to the Roxy, including new seating, floors,
digital projection, screens and more. Please help support the makeover of this Rittenhouse establishment by making a pledge today.
Donation rewards include movie tickets, naming a seat, private screenings and more.
For more information or additional ways to help, please contact email@example.com. We’ll see you this spring for the opening of the new PFS Theater at the Roxy.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, proudly announces the conversion of the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. The hotel will become the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia by late summer 2013. The 301-room historic hotel, situated in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square district of Philadelphia, will undergo a $17 million renovation that will include a redesign of all guestrooms and corridors, as well as the hotel’s grand lobby to reflect Radisson Blu’s signature, contemporary style while maintaining the charm and heritage of the landmark property. The hotel will remain open throughout the conversion.
The rebranding of the hotel marks the fourth Radisson Blu property in the Americas and is part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Ambition 2015 growth strategy. Ambition 2015 is fueled by an investment program of up to $1.5 billion focused on positioning Radisson in North America as a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand. Recognized around the world for its leading-edge design, Radisson Blu delivers upper upscale hospitality.
“The expansion of the Radisson Blu brand to Philadelphia, an international business and cultural center, is a key step in our Ambition 2015 strategy,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Radisson, Americas. “For more than 86 years, The Warwick has been a symbol of distinctive hospitality, and as an owned and managed hotel, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is thrilled to continue its legacy of excellence as a Radisson Blu.”
Originally opened in 1926, the center city hotel features 301 spacious guest rooms, including four suites; a 2,000-square-foot fitness center; 17,000 square feet of event space; and three dining venues. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and, in keeping with Radisson’s commitment to responsible business practices and environmental stewardship, the property has been recognized by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program with a 4 Green Key rating. The hotel is also the recent recipient of the prestigious TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for its consistent, outstanding reviews from travelers.
With 272 hotels in operation and 86 under development throughout the world, Radisson Blu is an upper upscale hotel brand with flagship properties in prime locations and in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations. Radisson Blu pushes accepted boundaries to create iconic buildings with individual interiors invoking an inviting, exciting ambience and offering a holistic experience that is totally relevant to now. Its vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of World of Radisson features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.
Do you have computers, printers, televisions, stereo components or other electronics to recycle? It is now against the law to throw electronics in the trash, and regular recycling won’t take them either. Upward Arrow would like to invite you to recycle your e-waste on Wednesday, February 20th from noon to 7PM in the lobby of 220 West Rittenhouse Square.
Upward Arrow is a sustainable technology company located in Philadelphia. Since 2010 they have diverted over 5 tons of e-waste from landfills through local efforts and their nationwide EraseMyLaptop.com recycling service.
The following electronic equipment will be accepted free of charge:
Tower PC’s and Desktops
Notebook Computers and Laptops
Apple Desktops and Laptops
Computer Networking and Modem Peripheral Equipment
Keyboards and Mouse Devices
Stereo, VCR, DVD and Home Theater Equipment
Cordless Phones and Alarm Clocks
PRINTERS will be recycled for FREE and Upward Arrow will be reducing their regular fee of $10 each to $5 each for the following items (credit cards and checks accepted):
All-in-One PC’s (monitors built-in) and iMac’s
People who are considering recycling their old and broken electronics should know that Upward Arrow erases all storage media – typically hard drives – on computers and devices they recycle. Residents recycling their computer desktops and laptops are welcome to leave an email address to receive a log of the erase procedures when they process their equipment. Most other devices are physically ablated to render the contents unreadable before recycling.
Please contact Mary Ellen Reed with questions, 215-735-8200 / 220West@gmail.com
Square 1682 celebrates their expanded dinner service to seven-nights-a-week, offering diners half-off bottles of wine or a complimentary chef’s featured dessert — from Chef de Cuisine Caitlin Mateo’s winter “Sweet Endings” menu — to share per couple every Sunday and Monday night throughout February.
Square 1682 previously offered dinner service Tuesday-Saturday nights, and a limited menu in the lounge on Sundays and Mondays. In addition to Mateo’s new winter menu featuring seasonal favorite “Main Courses,” such as Roasted Acorn Squash and Veal Osso Buco, as well as delicious “Small Plate” options such as Kale Caesar Salad, Winter Beef Ragu and a Scottish Egg, the team at Square 1682 celebrates their expanded service by offering guests something special.
For diners choosing the complimentary dessert option the Chef’s selection may include: Ginger Trifle—spiced ginger cake, caramelized apples, cranberries, and fresh whipped cream; Warm White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Valhrona chocolate sauce and s’mores gelato; Pumpkin Cheesecake with figs, cardamom gelato and house whipped cream.
“We’re really excited to extend our dinner service to seven nights a week. Previously we had a limited menu served in the lounge on Sundays and Mondays. Now, with our new fresh winter menu, we want to be able to offer our full menu every night,” Mateo says.
Square 1682’s extensive and world-spanning wine list is truly something to celebrate on its own, covering all wine-producing continents with a broad range of price points, vintages, and styles from which to select.
“We’re always striving to improve our attentiveness to our guests,” says Square 1682 General Manager Matthew Rafferty. “With that we thought added service was a natural. And giving our Sunday-Monday dinner guests an added incentive helps everyone celebrate our expanded service.”
Additionally, Mateo’s new and popular Express Lunch offerings ride on the heels of Square 1682’s initiative. In check with Square 1682’s exceptional service, Mateo’s $16.82 prix fixe—and all new $20.13—menus expedite lunch for guests and Center City lunch goers, served on a single, stylish wooden tray all at once.
Join the Hope Chest this Wednesday, February 13th for a Free the Girls bra-drive and a Carly Marly Jewlery Trunk Show.
From 6-9PM enjoy complimentary drinks and light bite and meet the LA based based designer, Carly Marly.
Bring a gently used bra to support “Free the Girls” and get 10% off any one Hope Chest item and/or a handmade piece from Carly Marly Jewlery.
The Philly Cooks event is right around the corner and they have added a new Rittenhouse Tour to the pre-event lineup.
Stop 1: Zama. Get rolling (sushi, that is) with Chef Zama at the sushi counter, sip on saketinis. Stop 2: Lacroix. What would fried chicken taste like from the expert chefs at Lacroix? Find out. The sommelier will present his favorite comfort food pairing -fried chicken and champagne. Stop 3. Il Pittore. Pasta aficionado Chris Painter will let you in on all his gnocchi making secrets, as you drink wine from Italy's Arneis region. www.phillymag.com/phillycooks for tickets! PHILLY COOKS Look for the following Rittenhouse Row restaurants at Philadelphia magazine's PHILLY COOKS: The Big Event on Thursday, February 28: Zama, Tinto, El Rey, RittenhousN Tavern & Sbraga. The event will take place at the Historic Strawbridge Building at 801 Market Street. 6:30-9:00 PM. Tickets are $85.