With so many events happening in this city every year, when one continues to come back around and can still impress, you know it’s a winner. I’ve attended East Passyunk’s standout spring food festival, Flavors of the Avenue, the past two years and loved every minute (and bite). Like last year, I was able to get a sample (or several) of the action before this year’s event, and I’m excited to share with you what you can look forward to later this month.
Happy Tuesday! I truly have not been properly dealing with the cold this month, so the below updates will sure be a whole lot of digital, and for that, I am sorry. 😉 In case you haven’t seen it yet – something pretty darn cool happened to me this month: I was featured on CBSPhilly! I think Kristina did a great job summing up the blog and I am so grateful to be featured. So with that . . . on to the rest of the updates on this Philly girl’s winter life!
IT’S. GIVEAWAY. TIME. You guys don’t even know – I love running these giveaways for you so much, I have been looking forward to this post for months. In case you’re new (welcome!), I’ve started a little tradition here on the blog: a week of giveaways featuring some of my favorite Philly things in honor of this little blog’s birthday. So, giveaway week is back, and you are going to loooove these prizes.
All giveaways will be run for one week each on a Rafflecopter widget. If you have any questions about how to enter, please get in touch. A quick note about entries: You can enter as many giveaways and with as many ways as you’d like. If you took my reader survey last week, you’ll still need to enter using the widget below (since I don’t know if you would love the prize on Day 4 and hate the prize on Day 2 – I want to make sure you get entered for the prize you’re interested in!). I’ll be revealing a new prize every day, now through Friday . . . so, on to the first one!
One of my favorite things about Philly is the access to all of the amazing festivals and markets. It seems like every weekend, there is an opportunity to visit a new neighborhood and discover lots of wonderful things in one place.
Hands down, one of the best festivals I went to last year was Flavors of the Avenue. Held on the beautiful East Passyunk Ave, the event brings together some of the best restaurants in the city for all all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink day of fun.
I attended the media preview earlier this month for a taste test of this year’s event. In addition to getting to hang with my buds Jade and Al, our group got to sample some grub from seven of the spots serving at Flavors. We visited POPE, Ippolito’s Seafood, Fond, Noord, Chiarella’s, Izumi and Marra’s. All of the food was fresh and delicious, but I can’t comment on Fond’s chicken liver mousse, because I’m lame and unadventurous and can’t make myself eat that. I’ve also realized I basically love everything I’ve ever tried from Ippolito’s and need to start going more often. I picked out three of my standouts from the night . . . (mouth. is. now. watering.)
Okay so it’s settled, you’re going, right? This year’s event takes place on Saturday, April 26th from 1-4pm. Tickets are available for $30 and, as you can see, it’s well worth it. I will be there with my parents, so come on out and hang with my crew. Hope to see you there! xx
Last month, I explored a new area of the city with an event fit for any Philly foodie! Flavors of the Avenue is an annual food festival that takes place on East Passyunk Avenue, a young & thriving Philly neighborhood filled with awesome restaurants & shops. “Flavors” coincides with the Crafty Balboa craft show, so the day is a great glimpse into the what the neighborhood is all about.