Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

forkPhiladelphia has endless restaurants to choose from when looking for delicious food and great service. Here are a few of Philadelphia’s best restaurants below:

1. Laurel: This popular place is a small BYOB on Passyunk Avenue where the chef is guaranteed to impress. Before owning his own restaurant he was a chef at Rittenhouse Tavern and moved on to winning a season of Top Chef! He is now able to work his magic and serve the food he pleases, which people seem to love.

2. Fork: This restaurant is the place to be if you love bold flavors and high quality hospitality. With a variety of plates to choose from, Fork is sure to impress.

3. Vernick Food & Drink: From its now-trademark toasts to some of the most impressive high-end New American cuisine in the city, Greg Vernick has created a neighborhood restaurant that’s quite the crowd pleaser.

For more restaurants as well as more information including addresses and pictures, click here!


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Top Events Coming to Philadelphia in 2015

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Although summer is nearing its end, exciting events are still coming to Philadelphia this year!

Coming up on August 2nd, 2nd Street Festival is an event that occurs every August and thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden for a  lineup of live bands, food trucks, beer gardens and shopping in Northern Liberties.

From September 3 to 19, The Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts is a month- long even that contains dance, theater, visual arts along with cars, galleries and restaurants

For more Philadelphia events in the future, click here!


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6 Important Buying and Selling Tips

 

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Whether your buying or selling a home, there are always important factors you have to keep in mind in order to get the best bang for your buck. Here are some important tips to guide you in the process of buying or selling your home from Property Brothers:

1. Know the Hidden Costs of Buying a Home: Aside the cost of buying the actual home, you may have to pay for land transfer fees, mortgage costs, home insurance, legal costs and title insurance. Be sure to ask your real estate agent for a list of all the estimated closing costs to prevent any unexpected charges.

2. Never Skip the Home Inspection: Whether you’re purchasing a fixer-upper or a brand new home, never overlook the home inspection. The seller will most likely cover the cost of any problems that come up, but if you’re putting in an offer, get an inspection so no one can take the property from you and to make sure the home is a worthy investment.

3. Get to Know the Neighborhood Before Buying: The neighborhood in which you live can make a huge difference in buying a home. Taking a walk through the neighborhood where you find a house you like can give you an idea of how noisy it is, the traffic density and what your neighbors are like.

4. Don’t Fall For Love at First Sight: Tour at least 10 homes before making a decision on which one you want to buy. This will give you the chance to find out what you like and dislike to make sure the home you choose is the perfect fit for you.

5. Put Safety First When Remodeling a Home: For safety while remodeling, you need glasses, masks and gloves. Go down to the circuit breaker and make sure you shut off any electrical in the wall. Finally, just stop every once in a while and investigate inside the wall where you’ve opened it up to make sure there are no other surprises.

6. Simple Staging Tactics Go a Long Way Toward Making a Quick Sale: It is important to depersonalize your home. Put away your knickknacks and family photos and make sure there’s no clutter. Make sure your house sparkles by giving it a good cleaning. The little things make a huge difference in selling your home.


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Top Food Trucks in Philadelphia

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Experience the most popular food trucks in Philadelphia that serve unexpectedly appetizing foods from hoagies to cupcakes to even falafels!

Tyson Bees truck is known for their Asian eats including Korean BBQ short rib tacos and kimchi hot dogs. Asian food is not your typical food truck grub!

Lucky Old Souls serves classic foods with a signature pop such as juicy beef burgers, hand cut fries and thick milkshakes.

Say Cheese is a Temple University favorite that makes variations of the original grilled cheese like The Mary D (meatball grilled cheese), Frenchy (French onion) and El Duke (Mexican-inspired). What delicious spins on this popular treat!

From all around Philly, Buttercream creates mouthwatering cupcakes made by “the cupcake lady” herself in delicious flavors such as banana with Nutella buttercream and yellow cake with peanut butter buttercream, yum!

Magic Carpet caters to vegetarians, serving platters containing tofu meatballs, rice and vegetables, pita sandwiches and exquisitely light spinach pies.

To read about more varieties of tasty food truck treats in Philadelphia as well as location and hours of the ones above, click here!


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Koresh Come Together Dance Festival

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Koresh Dance Company is hosting its 3rd annual Koresh Come Together Dance Festival from July 22-July 26 starting as early as 7pm in Philadelphia at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. 33 Companies come together for 5 nights of the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community! There are an incredible variety live dance performances from hip hop and modern to contemporary ballet, tap, and acrobatic physical theater.

Ticket Prices: Individual– $35, Senior– $30, Student– $25, Groups (10 or more) – $25 & $20 per person for student groups.

Come join any of the 5 nights to celebrate dance with the Koresh Dance Company!

For more information, including the featured performers with corresponding dates and times click here!


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Top Family-Friendly Summer Events in Philadelphia!

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There are endless summer events to attend in Philadelphia appropriate for all ages day or night! Summer is the best time to enjoy the outdoors in places like the beautiful Spruce Street Harbor Park with beer gardens, pop-up restaurants and, of course, hammocks or at Blue Cross RiverRink SummerFest that includes a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and summer events throughout the season. See more fun summer activities including those that are indoors here: http://vstphl.ly/1LNaQjf

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