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January 2015

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Wing Bowl 2015 – Patrick Bertoletti and his $10,000 Prize Money and there were a lot less naked Gals

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It was interesting to see corporations buy out sections
Hall and Oates
 Eve Pilgram – 6ABC
 The Winner of today’s competition receives this stunning WIP Wing Bowl 23 Ring
Honestly is it worse than listening, or watching a Howard Stern show?

 93WIP PR Cindy Webster

Hollis Thomas

 Rhea Hughes, co-host of the WIP Radio

Repping St Joes.

Jon Dorenbos

“Gov Chris Christie” gets pummeled by eggs, and so does photo journalist Joshua Scott Albert

Gov Chris Christie enjoying Jerry Jones Box

Reuben Harley doing what he likes best

Tammy Jean

Bernie Parent stops by to say hi to Chris Christie

 Natalie DiDonato

 Jon Dorenbos

  Patrick Bertoletti, champion of WIP Wing Bowl 23 
Amazing media turnout for such a crazy event.

Patrick Bertoletti, champion of WIP Wing Bowl 23,with Steven Singer and his $10,000 prize money.

Philadelphia

How To Meet Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia

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Stallone has been in town a few weeks now as he is working on the movie Creed. Creed will tell the story of Apollo Creed’s grandson (played by
Michael B Jordan), who decides to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and
become a professional boxer. At first he was prepping for the movie Creed at Dive in Old City. Now the movie has started to film. In the evening Stallone has been making the rounds to some of Philly’s most delicious dining spots.

 

He’s gone to Estia,

 He’s gone to D’Angelo’s in Rittenhouse Square.

Sylvester Stallone with Sal D’Angelo
Primo Hoagies in Port Richmond.
Last night (Wednesday) he was at Victor Cafe. I’d say the next place he’s going to show up is Ralph’s Italian Restaurant in South Philly. One thing we know for sure is he likes the black shirts, and is usually wearing his brown bomber jacket. with Brian Johnson

 

 He’s even gone to the top of the Rocky stairs where these lucky tourists caught up with him.

 Here he is at the Army/Navy Store in Midtown Village the first week he was here.
On Monday they started filming and the first location, and one where they will be filming many of the scenes. This formerly empty space in Port Richmond, PA, used to be a local boxing gym, but it has now been
converted into Delphi Boxing Academy, Home of Apollo Creed in January,
2015 for the filming of “Creed”.

 

. Andre S.O.G. Ward Two-time Super Middleweight World Champion, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist has been tapped to be in the movie.

Fans are always writing me, where can I find him. For the past two days Creed has been filming in West Philly. Then I hear it’s back to the Boxing Studio for him. It seems that he’s not in any of the scenes being filmed yet, but he is a producer of the movie, and that’s why he’s on set, and why he could fly to France last week to film a commercial for a bread that he is an official spokesperson for.

Sly at the West Philly location yesterday.

Star of Creed, Michael B Jordan was seen at Fox and the Hound weeks ago, and on set.

To Meet Sly Stallone I would just stake out the film set at the boxing studio, or any one of the Italian restaurants in the City.  I think he’ll go to Ralph’s next. Thoughts? Follow @Iphillychitchat for the latest news. Also read Molly Eichel’s column for an awesome story in today’s paper about Sly stopping by to see his boyhood home. That was cool.

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/molly_eichel/20150129_Stallone_visits_his_former_home_in_the_Northeast.html

 Creed
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Logline: This continuation of the “Rocky” franchise focuses on
Adonis, the raised-in-privilege grandson of former heavyweight boxing
champion Apollo Creed, whose family would prefer that he not follow in
his grandfather’s footsteps, given the tragic end to the elder Creed’s
career, and life, in the ring — but Adonis, who possesses tons of
natural boxing ability and a secret, irrepressible desire to compete,
finds a trainer and mentor in his late granddad’s ex-rival and friend,
Rocky Balboa.
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM)
Production Company: Winkler Films
Director: Ryan Coogler
Executive Producer(s): Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Nicolas Stern
Producer(s): Kevin King, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Billy Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Tessa Thompson
Writer(s): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
SSN Insight: This project re-teams Coogler and Jordan who previously worked together on indie darling Fruitvale Station. Per THR, Coogler took Creed to MGM before production on Fruitvale Station,
“It was an idea I took to them and met with Stallone for his blessing.
It’s a universal story about family, so I hope it’ll fly.”
Philadelphia

WHERE TO WATCH SUPER BOWL: TAP HOUSE LOGAN WITH IT’S 15 FOOT Hi-Def Screen

Special offerings are as follows at City Tap House Logan on Super Bowl Sunday: 
Watch with us on the 15 Foot Hi-Def Screen  ***Premium seating and packages available contact jditonno@publichouseusa.com (215)587-9040
Event Start Time: 5:00pm
 Game Start Time: 6:30pm

Craft
Beer Specials-Harpoon, Goose Island, Great Lakes and Brooklyn Beers for
the game will be priced at $5 a piece whistle to whistle. 
Exec Chef Ian Branning (formerly of Parc & The Dandelion) is making delicious food for you to enjoy while watching the game.
  • Seattle Street Dog-  Sauerkraut, Cream Cheese, Brown Mustard, Pretzel Roll  $10 w/ fries 
  • New England Clam Chowder- Quahog, Little Neck and Razorneck Clams, Yukon Gold Potatoes  $10

    There’s also a contest for those who make reservations beforehand. 

  • Make your reservation and enter to wine a trip to a top U.S. brewery. Winners every Quarter!

    For more information and group packages please email Janine at
    jditonno@publichouseusa.com or to make your reservation please contact
    us at 215-587-9040

GIVEAWAYS
All
guests who make reservations enter “Block Pool”:  1 square in the pool
per reservation ( ie 6 person res gets 6 blocks- all guests must arrive
on time)

4 breweries have donated prize packages to be given out at the end of each quarter.  The prize package is determined by the brewery.   

Timing of the visit can be worked out by the individual and the brewery rep. Transportation is booked by the winner, with City Tap House contributing Amex gift cards towards travel expenses.

1st Quarter- Goose Island (Chicago, IL)

  • 1 basket – goose island swag – openers, hoodies, t-shirts, brewers shirt, bourbon county stout bottles)
  • $50 gift card for lunch at the brewpub (Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub)
  • Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub Tour (up to 4 people)
  • Goose Island Private Brewery Tour and Rare Beer Tasting at Tap Deck (Fulton and Wood St)
Halftime- Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Sweetass Brooklyn Brewery Beer/Swag Basket
  • Free Tour+Beers at Brooklyn Brewery for 4
  • 4 Tix to an event in our luxury suite at the Barclays Center (http://www.barclayscenter.com/events).  Take a
    look at what’s coming up through the link above.  I have to request
    tickets in advance, so the further out time-wise the better I can
    guarantee an event.  Saturday events probably make the most sense since
    travel will be involved.
  • 2 rooms at a Brooklyn Hotel
Third Quarter- Great Lakes Brewing Co (Cleveland, OH)
  • Full VIP Brewery tour
  • tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • dinner at Michael Symon’s Lolita
  •  tickets to a Cleveland Indians game
Fourth Quarter- Harpoon Brewing Co (Boston, MA)
  • VIP tour of brewery
  • 4 tickets to one of our annual fests (St. Paddys, Summer Session or Octoberfest)’
  • Friday & Saturday night stay at Seaport Renaissance Hotel
Philadelphia

BLIZZARD OF 2015 SNOW PHOTOS

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BLIZZARD OF 2015, never happened and I didn’t get any SNOW PHOTOS. So I reached back two years in my archives and decided to post a few of my favorite shots. Hope you enjoy them. I have two columns that should post today on Philly Mag, Indochino and The Marc Vetri Cocktail Party. I’ll tweet them out when they go live. Thanks. HughE

 

The sunsets are the best after a snowstorm
Wondering if the weather forecasters are going to have to re-evaluate their 30 to 35 inch snowfall predicted for the Winter 2015?
Philadelphia

Epic Story & Photo of Al Pacino – Vanity Definitely My Favorite Sin – Peter Madden Steals a Moment From The Godfather Star

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This story is as epic as Al Pacino performing a monologue at the prestigious Academy Ball Concert and Ball Saturday night.

I basically bum-rushed the elevator, he’s
surrounded by security who (of course) immediately want me removed. Al
told them to relax. I said “Al, I’m not into selfies, I’d rather have a
real photo” threw his one (large) security guy my phone. Al’s quote “I
agree about selfies, they breed vanity.” What a guy. Unforgettable! – Peter Madden, Agile Cat