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POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:40 AM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Boot & Saddle for the Mr. MFN eXquire show on Thursday, "The Bounce" with Emynd, Bo Bliz and special guest DJ Excel at The Barbary on Friday and "The 2nd Street Festival Shakedown" at North Bowl on Sunday.  
POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:01 PM

On Sunday the 9th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival roared into town as a over 9,000 people enjoy over 100 classic cars, hot rods, choppers, muscle and retro cars. There was also vendors, a family fun area and a food truck area with the longest lines at the beer and lemonade tables.

Everyone enjoyed a super sunny Sunday, strolling the avenue, getting up close and personal with the sparkling clean cars. Trophies were awarded at the end of the day in dozens of categories: "Top 50," The "Best Engine," "Best 50’s Custom" and "Best Retro Cars." I learned a retro car is a more current model year, but designed like a car that was made in the classic era. I saw a blue Chevy Truck that looked like it was made in the 1950s but was really made in 2006. After purchasing the models, the owner may add his own touches, such as paint, vintage wheels or even a vintage interior, that would normally be found on an older model car. Many of the owners told me they enjoyed participating in this show–the display area was spacious and the organizers were friendly.

The only complaint: next year they would like to see two more blocks added to the festival are, as some of their friends couldn’t register because the application spots filled up quickly for the popular event.

POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:09 PM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Rustie's show at The Dolphin Tavern on Wednesday and "It's The Year 2000" with DJs Emynd, Bo Bliz and host Reef the Lost Cauze at Johnny Brenda's on Saturday
POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:59 PM

Main Line Today magazine hosted their annual Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Nearly 1,500 attendees enjoyed tastings from top restaurants, indulged in bargains from local shops, and service providers. There was a silent auction that benefited the Devereux Foundation, a local nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider. Entertainment was provided by Jellyroll and the dance floor was packed all night long. Guests had fun in the various photo booths and were able to bring home a little something for their refrigerator. Highlights for me were the cake pops from Maryellen, and pizza by the Pizza Wagon – a mobile wood fire pizza shop. The oven was purchased from Italy and the wagon was designed and is operated by the Goldstein family. It was very unique. It was so nice to get out to The Mainline! I ran into plenty of loyal readers there.

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:39 PM

Twenty restaurants and food trucks competed in the South Street Headhouse District’s third annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off, held Saturday under the Shambles at 2nd and Pine Streets. General admission was free for music, crafts, and entertainment, but tasting the dogs and drinks required a ticket.

Judges Marc Summers, Danya Henninger, Carly Szkaradnik, and's Michael Klein judged the professional chefs' hot dogs.

Hot Diggity’s Keith Garabedian, Drew Lazor, Josh Middleton, Audra Neff, and Julia West assessed the amateur chefs, which featured a "Philadelphia" theme this year. Lilly Vamberi, the winner of that competition, will have her creation featured for a month on the menu at Hot Diggity.

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:00 AM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "Dust & Grooves: Official Book Release Party (Philadelphia)" feat. DJs Rich Medina, Skeme Richards, King Britt, Aaron Levinson, Junior and book signing with author/photographer Eilon Paz at Johnny Brenda's on Monday, "Verbal Assault: Phantom Hand Pop-up Gallery" featuring various artists of the Phantom Hand art collective in Brewerytown on Friday, and "Friends and Fam" with Matthew Law featuring special guest DJ Lil' Dave of the Illvibe Collective at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday.
POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014, 4:45 PM

The Chestnut Hill Business District hosted its inaugural Dog Days of Summer festival on Sunday, July 13, 2014 along Germantown Ave.

Pets and their friends strolled the avenue, enjoyed lunch and participated in fun activities including kids activities like Pin The Tail on the Puppy, face painting, arts & crafts, and fortune telling with pet paws. Several restaurants had "Yappy Hours" with special food and drinks for the pooches. There were also a number of local animal rescues involved in the festival, including PAWS, Philadoptables, Finding Shelter, Blind Dog Rescue, New Leash on Life, PACT and Brenda’s Cat Rescue.

POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014, 4:31 PM

Yelp's 10th anniversary bash was held at the Shops at Liberty Place on Friday, July 11.

Nearly 600 Yelpers and their friends came out to the annual event, which is meant to show appreciation to the site’s loyal reviewers. The event was free to attend, and they raised $1,200 to benefit Variety the Children's Charity with a silent auction and raffle ticket sales. Guests enjoyed food and spirits from the 24 food and beverage sponsors there, and danced to the tunes of a DJ. There was also photobooth by Photobot 3000 and a delicious red velvet Federal Donuts Yelp birthday cake which was devoured at before the night was over.

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