Archive: March, 2013
Four of the area’s craftiest cocktail connoisseurs came together to compete in the 1st Annual Bourbon Battle at The Trestle Inn on Wednesday evening. For $20, guests received a passport and ballot to vote for their favorite of the four bourbon-based libations.
Concoctions ranged in style from the classic Spumoni made by Llloyd Whiskey Bar’s Scott Coudriet using Old Forester, cherry heering, house-made pistachio orgeat, egg white and absinthe to the Wake N’ Bake – a “hungover breakfast-inspired concoction” of Old Forester, egg white, fresh citrus, bacon and maple syrup cooked up by Time Restaurant’s Tim Heuisler. The Trestle’s own Jake Goldberg brought NOLA to Phila with his boozy Tears of The Bayou beverage, which is a sticky sensation made using Old Forester, lazzaroni amaretto, fernet branca, black walnut bitters, absinthe and bourbon soaked cherries.
All bragging rights go to Johnny Sherlock of The Industry Bar for his Drunken Monk combination of Old Forester, yellow chartreuse, fresh lemon, aperol and an orange twist. Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) also scored one for the win since the event raised $1,135 to benefit their organization.
Al B. For
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts(PIFA) launched its 2013 festival with a preview last night at the Kimmel Center. The night featured samplings of great food, music, select performances and the theatrical show "Flash of Time".
The festival runs from March 28th to April 27th. More information about PIFA's events can be found at their website.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
3 Nerd’s monthly party Dayload at Kings Oak at the Piazza in Northern Liberties was held a week early this past Sunday, March 24 because of Easter this upcoming weekend. As with every Dayload event, the party started at 3PM to the sounds of DJ Nemysis and DJ Montone and nearly 500 people danced the afternoon away in between the NCAA Games .The next Dayload party is April 29.
Al B. For
MANNA celebrated the success of their 21st annual "Shut Up & Dance" fundraiser with an after party at Voyeur Nightclub.
Al B. For
ACHIEVEability, a non-profit focused on improving the quality of life for single parent families, hosted their annual Food For Thought gala, presented by PNC bank, at Urban Outfitters at the Naval Yard on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event featured 25 Greater Philadelphia chefs and restaurants including MIchael Deganis of Alla Spina, Dana Herbert of Desserts by Dana, Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and many more. (Al B. For / Philly.com)
More than 2,000 people from the local business community attended Zarwin's 11th annual March Madness Party, a daylong networking event held at the Crystal Tea Room. The bash benefited for Philabundance.
The Dolphin Tavern in South Philadelphia reopened their doors on March 20 after coming under new management last year. Sean Agnew from R5 Productions, Dave P from Making TIme, Psydde Delicious from Delicious Boutique and Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera from Four Corners Management partnered together to bring new life to the old bar with the same look but slightly different vibe.
There will be DJ nights from local and touring artists, as well as different kinds of evemts. Judging by the partners other endeavors like Morgan's Pier and Union Transfer, The Dolphin Tavern will surely be a hit.
The Dolphin Tavern is located at 1539 S. Broad St. and more information can be found at thedolphinphilly.com
The Philadelphia Union Foundation hosted its inaugural Cocktails and Cleats Gala at the the Hyatt at the Bellevue to help fund their mission of providing opportunities for children in need.
Photos by Al B. For.