Fun Events Happening This Weekend -I’ll be at Flavors on East Passyunk


Three Fun Events This Weekend -I’ll be at Flavors on East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue presents its second annual Flavors on the Avenue street festival featuring five blocks and six hours of food, drink, music, shopping and free family fun.


East Passyunk Avenue presents its second annual Flavors on the Avenue street festival featuring five blocks and six hours of food, drink, music, shopping and free family fun.


More than two dozen of the region’s best restaurants will fire up street food, small plates, signature dishes out in the street, on Philadelphia’s restaurant row. Look for some of Philadelphia’s biggest culinary names (Chefs Nick Elmi, Joncarl Lachman, Lee Styer, Christopher Kearse) to serve right outside their front doors.

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue street festival on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The city’s first big restaurant festival of the spring will feature five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun – from Broad to Dickinson streets.  Over twenty-four award-winning restaurants, cafes and bars will bring their signature cuisine outside under the blue skies. Craft beer, signature cocktails and wine will pour from select restaurants out on the street, as well as inside the new Founders Brewing Co. Tasting Tent. East Passyunk Flavors on the Avenue is free to attend and open to all ages. Food will be specially priced between $3.00 and $6.00 (average) and be pay-as-you-go from individual restaurants.

Flavors on the Avenue is East Passyunk’s signature food festival and our largest event of the year,” said Executive Director Pam Zenzola. “We invite the region to come hungry and experience the culinary talents of Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurants. Flavors on the Avenue also showcases the diversity of our constantly growing food scene – with everything from old school gravy joints to new up-and-comers like Barcelona Wine Bar, Pistola’s Del Sur and Redcrest Fried Chicken. Bring the whole family for a full day of food and drink, plus music, activities, arts and shopping. See you on the Avenue!”
Ardmore Antique and Vintage Market returns to Rittenhouse Place at Lancaster Avenue on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Ardmore Initiative, in partnership with Phila. FleaMarkets, is proud to bring back this bi-annual event that includes antique vendors from the tri-state area featuring a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage and estate jewelry, clothing and accessories, antique furniture, vintage home furnishings, lighting, glassware, pottery, primitives, and much more.

New for this year, look for free family fun activities, crafts, music and the grand opening of Common Space. View vendors

Free to attend and open to the public. Rain date: Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Fresh off the success of the inaugural Philadelphia Beard Festival (PBF) last April, and adding
title sponsor WAHL, the Philadelphia Beard Festival looks to continue its growth in year two. This year the festival
is being held on Sunday, April 29th from noon to 6 pm at the The Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties. Beyond the epic beard contest sponsored by WAHL that judges contestants in 12 different facial hair categories, there will be last years hit Bearded Speed Dating for those lovers of bearded gentleman. Beyond just “The beards” the festival will entertain guests with AXE throwing from Bury the Hatchet, local craft beers, whiskey & spirit
tastings, a mobile cigar lounge from The Traveling Tobacconist, outdoor games, LIVE acoustic music from local
favorites Tino & Ashley, food trucks, beard product vendors and more. You can purchase reduced tickets in advance
at their website or just pay at the door the day of the festival.

Other events coming to The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Craft Hospitality is bringing the popular Margarita Rumble to Philly.  Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Join as 15 of the best bars and restaurants compete for the title of the Best Margarita in Philly. Kicking off at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons, dozens of mixologists will shake it up while you sample the best margaritas, and vote for your favorite! A DJ will keep you bamba’ing through the evening. Partygoers have three afternoon sessions to choose from when buying VIP or general admission tickets. VIP admission means early access one hour before the fiesta really kicks off!

Use code fiesta, to get $16 off!


Spring Makers’ Market and Local Libations Garden
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am to 6:00pm
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N. 2nd Street)
Presented by The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons




PRDC Properties with Space & Company Host Liberty Square Showing

PRDC Properties with Space & Company Host Liberty Square Showing

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 PRDC Properties, in partnership with Space & Company hosted a twilight event to celebrate the opening of Liberty Square’s model home.  Invited realtors, brokers and press were treated to cocktails, canapés and tours of the newly completed townhome.

Liberty Square- an architecturally significant 43-unit townhome community in one of Philadelphia’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Located at the intersection of 5th and Wallace Streets,

Liberty Square is a seamless blend of comfort, innovation and luxury living in the heart of Northern Liberties.


Shimi Zakin, Atrium Design Group and Mark Kane, SVP, Senior Relationship Manager and Team Leader at Republic Bank – Philadelphia & South Jersey

Designed by renowned architect Shimi Zakin of Atrium Design Group, these townhomes feature +/- 3,100 square feet of ingeniously designed space with three and four-bedroom open floor plans, one-two car garages and finished basements.  Home highlights include gourmet kitchens appointed with PorcelanosaÒ cabinetry and upgraded Bosch appliances;  luxurious master bath complete with oversized shower, designer tile and elegant freestanding tub; Juliet balconies and rooftop terraces offering breathtaking views of Philadelphia’s evolving skyline.

Michelle Burns Mchugh, Coldwell Bankers and Julie Welker, Coldwell Banker

PRDC Properties is a full-service real estate developer and builder specializing in the transformation of underutilized real estate into vibrant resident and commercial communities across the region.

To learn more, visit

Christina Henck , Marianne Scott and Laila Reilly



David Perlman, President PRDC Properties  and Brandon Morrison, PRDC Properties

Liberty Square pricing begins at $724,900.  Phase one homes are scheduled for June 2018 delivery with phase two completed by August 2018.  Additional details can be found online at


Creed 2: Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us – Returns and More from the Set

Creed 2: Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us – Returns and More from the Set of Creed 2

It’s Friday, do the Friday dance as we say on WOGL every Friday morning after I deliver the breakfast buzz. Today on air we talked about what happened on the set of Creed 2 this week. In case you missed it I’ll go over it again with you:

Earlier this week Creed 2 filmed a few scenes in South Philly at 19th and Porter. The scene had Rocky Balboa arriving in a Vancouver, yes Vancouver, in a Vancouver cab to visit his son Robert Balboa Jr. and his family who now live in the Canadian city.

Better known to this generation as Jack Pearson in the very popular “This Is Us”, Milo Ventimiglia  played Rocky’s son in the 2006 Rocky Balboa. The original actor who played Rocky’s son, was Sly Stallone’s own son Sage Stallone
who passed away in 2012. Milo Ventimiglia was also on The Gilmore Girls series in the 00s.
So Philly not only did Jason Kelce get married this past week, but Jack Pearson SLEPT here.

Tuesday Rocky headed to the Laurel Hill Cemetery to visit his corner man and best friend Paulie, who has died in the movie in 2012 the tombstone says (In real life Burt Young is alive and well), and his wife Adrian Balboa.  Shortly after Rocky look a like Mike Kunda took this shot, the ground around the tombstones were painted with “white snow” to create a winter scene.

In a sense Creed 2 is tugging at our old school Rocky heartstrings with cameos with Brigitte Nielsen, Milo Ventimiglia in the flesh, and Paulie and Adrian in the spirit. BTW Brigitte and Milo are not listed on the official Creed II IMDB

Wednesday Creed 2 filmed inside The Linc, home of the Superbowl Champions – The Phila Eagles, the scene was the big finale fight held in Moscow. Actors and extras were dressed in very heavy winter clothing, which wasn’t a stretch for us here in Philly during the Winter of 2017 that refuses to end. While on site Sylvester Stallone grabbed a shot with the Lombardi Trophy. They’re back in Sun Center Studios for the next 3 days before they head out again, I hear in the Art Museum area. Stay tuned. Follow me on Instagram for the latest


Home at last !!!

A post shared by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on

Yesterday Stallone stopped by the Academy of Natural Sciences to the delight of parents, the kids were fascinated by the dinosaurs


BVTLive who did the ceremony music

Speaking of the Eagles – Monday I did social media around Jason Kelce’s wedding to Kylie McDevitt at the Logan Hotel (I didn’t have time for a proper post). IT BLEW UP, as the day went on I added vendors and additional info to my post on Instagram, and Twitter to the point where nearly all the media in Philly began writing about it, with proper credit to moi which I really appreciate. In hindsight I wish I had done a blog post as my personal SM posts garnered over 100ks views. It’s great I love that everyone was excited about their wedding. I reached out to the official photographer and connected her with the media including Philadelphia Magazine. Here’s the result of PM’s write up which is really indepth – JASON AND KYLIE WEDDING

I have tried to track down the original photographers of the photos that appear on PCC, but I couldn’t find them all as others have posted them on message boards without credit. If one of these shots is yours and you can prove it, I would be happy to give you credit.