Philadelphia is known for is wide variety of restaurants of delicious foods from Italian food to burgers to the famous cheese steaks. Not only is this city full of lunch and dinner spots but it also has some very appetizing brunch spots. Here are some of the best brunch places in Philadelphia, because what better way to spend a weekend day than going to brunch with friends and family?
1. At The Gaslight, brunch is served all day long on Sunday with a menu of wide variety including sticky-nun style waffles, coddled eggs with corned-beef hash, smoked salmon, buttermilk fried chicken and more! This brunch spot also offers a dozen specially made cocktails just for brunch.
2. Spread Bagelry has their own Montreal-style wood-oven fired bagels to make for a tasty and freshly made brunch. Their homemade bagels can be combined with a BYO vodka-spiked $2 shaker of Bloody Mary mix on Saturday and Sunday brunches. Delicious breakfast sandwiches and homemade spreads such as sweet berry cream cheese, not to mention live music on the weekends, make this casual bagel shop a popular one.
3. a.kitchen is a neighborhood favorite, which brings fresh pastries, scrambled eggs with sea urchin, french toast with rhubarb and a chicken-fried pork cutlet with fried eggs and black-pepper gravy. This wholesome and delicious brunch menu will surely please you.
These are just a few of the many highly recommended brunch spots in the city of Philadelphia! Check out more to find out which places will suit your taste.
Until October 31st, Longwood Gardens is offering an incredible view of their flowers, trees and grass after dark called Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience. The gardens will be filled with beautifully colored lights that will enhance the natural beauty of the plants. It will contain moving images and lights that are choreographed to music in eight different areas of the garden such as Rose Arbor, Large Lake, Flower Garden Walk, Topiary Garden and the grand Conservatory! Don’t miss out on the interesting and entertaining after dark experience!
Address: 1001 LONGWOOD ROAD
KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348
Tickets are priced at $17.00 for ages 5 to 18 and $27.00 adults 19 and above. Free admission for children 4 and under.
Clover Market is the place to be to shop for treasures and antiques. Sunday October 25th, the market will feature more than 100 vendors selling antiques and collectibles, vintage jewelry and clothing, handmade items and original art! Clover Market sets up in multiple locations on different dates and this upcoming shopping location is located in Bryn Mawr.
There will even be free crafts and face painting for child entertainment! But that’s not all, there will also be a selection of Philadelphia’s best food trucks available on site for hungry shoppers to take a break and grab a bite to eat.
The market is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine and will also be open on November 8th.
Address: 7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr PA
Come see what Clover Market has just for you!
Halloween is coming up soon, which means so are Philadelphia Halloween events! Listed below are a few spots in the city where you will find frightful yet delightful events and activities for the October holiday:
1. HorrorFest at Shadybrook Farm offers fearsome attractions that come in the form of the Barn of Horror, Hayride of Horror, Carnage and the 3-D Alien Invasion.
2. The Bates Motel is open through November 1st that includes professional performers and amazing effects to create a scary experience. There’s also haunted hayrides and a haunted corn maze on the site!
3. Camp Spookynaw is a place full of witches and wizards where anyone can wander in the woods through ten buildings to find dragons, madness and supernatural mayhem.
The Halloween event options are endless! Click HERE for all the different options to enjoy your Halloween fun.
There is so much to do with Fall decorating, it’s fun to experiment with what you can create from all the natural materials out there! Here are some simple fall outdoor decorating ideas that are easy and naturally beautiful:
1. Harvest Corn Bundles can be placed just about anywhere outside, on a porch, deck, etc. Your backyard garden can supply the whole decoration if you have one, and if not they are easily accessible. Tie the dried out pieces of corn together and place them where you like!
2. Painting various sized pumpkins white, black or any other neutral fall color can make for an elegant outdoor look. Adding an arrangement of acorns or corn can add to the fall decoration.
3. You can create a nice fall wreath to hang on your front door by using natural fall materials as well like pumpkins acorns, leaves etc. (Probably all artificial). Use any of these materials to arrange them how you like around a plain wreath and make it shine on the center of your door.
For more fall outdoor decorating ideas with pictures, click here.
Philadelphia is always busy with fun events to attend, and here’s a guide for the city’s October events coming up! A wide variety of activities will take place including the Harry Potter Festival, a brand new Cheese Steak Festival and Arts festivals like The Mural Arts.
1. The Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill October 16th and 17th in which the festivities start off with a pub crawl throughout the area on Friday, and continue on Saturday with Horcrux scavenger hunt, a fall maze at Woodmere Art Museum, Defense Against the Dark Arts classes, sorting hat demonstrations, fortune tellers and more.
2. Philadelphia’s First Ever Cheese Steak Festival is happening this October 24th a the Lincoln Financial Field. More than 40 cheesesteaks from around the city will be shown at the festival. Customers can sample traditional cheesesteaks, specialty creations and even taste vegetarian or gluten-free variations. The highlight of the festival will be a world record-breaking attempt at creating a 450-foot-long cheeseteak on Lincoln Financial Field!!
3. This October, The Mural Arts Program is introducing Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space. Organized by well-known artist Pedro Alonzo, Mural Arts has gotten local and international artists to create a series of pieces in an outdoor temporary exhibition that highlights the views of the Mural Arts.
For other Philadelphia events, click HERE.
Celebrate fall during the River City Festival this Saturday, October 10th!
Presented by Fishtown Neighbors Association, this festival is filled with food, music and businesses in Fishtown. The festival starts off with the RiverCity Fun Run, which is a 5k in the streets of the town. After the run, the festivities continue with a beer garden, music stage and vendors in the historic park.
There will also be activities for children including arts and crafts, games, face painting and more!
It all begins at noon on Saturday and runs until 6 pm, located at Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware Waterfront.
For detailed information on the activities being held during the festival, click here.
Philadelphia always has something to do! There are tons of annual events every month of the year to attract people with all kinds of interests. Here are the annual events coming up in October:
The Midtown Village Fall Festival is happening on October 3rd with music, food, sidewalk sales and other types of festivities. Don’t miss out on this extremely fun, block party- like event!
The International Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival brings in thousands of participants when more than 140 teams compete with fiberglass dragon boats down the Schuylkill River. This year the event takes place October 3rd!
DesignPhiladelphia is the largest and oldest festival of its kind in the U.S. 120 events take place with 400 nationally recognized designers! All throughout the area, different venues have exhibits, lectures workshops and demonstrations to enhance the interest of fashion, furniture, architecture and more! This unique fashion event runs from October 7th to 16th this year.