flowerThe 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

The 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is finally here! The annual treat celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service and our country’s majestic landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture through March 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Explore America”, from Acadia and Cape Cod, to Valley Forge and Shenandoah, to Yellowstone, Yosemite and other iconic parks and historic sites, American beauty and glory will serve as inspiration for exhibits created by the nation’s premier floral and garden designers. For more information or to buy tickets visit: http://theflowershow.com/

 

 
Jose Garces Guest Chef at Pat’s King of Steaks

On March 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Chef Jose Garces will be a guest chef at Pat’s King of Steaks! He will be preparing the JG Cheesesteak: provolone fondue, To-Jo wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, black truffle, with Pat’s rib eye and rolls. The sandwich will be sold for $10. All proceeds will benefit the Garces Foundation. One lucky cheesesteak customer will receive two tickets to the Garces Foundation’s Think Local, Give Local Benefit on March 18 at the Loews. The tickets are valued at $300.

 

garcesGarces Foundation Presents Think Local, Give Local

Garces Foundation presentsThink Local, Give Local on Friday, March 18 from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street. Tickets are $150 General Admission. $250 V.I.P. Admission: receive exclusive access to the after party on the 33rd floor and a preview tasting. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garces-foundation-benefit-tickets-20798751626; Cocktail attire.

The benefit will feature tastings from the area’s brightest chefs and a food themed silent auction to benefit the lives of Philadelphia’s immigrant community.  Chef Jose Garces has handpicked a group of local chefs to deliver an unforgettable epicurean experience, which will highlight Philadelphia’s unique culinary talent.  Throughout the evening guests will enjoy cocktails made with local spirits, local beer, locally created décor elements and more. Entertainment will be provided by American Deluxe, with pop up performances from the Philadelphia Girls Choir and Flamenco troupe De Luna a Lunares. Denise Fike will provide complimentary fashion illustrations of each guest . Guests will enjoy a Tito’s Vodka Lounge and signature cocktail station from Philadelphia Distilling with mixology demonstrations and tastings. A farm stand exhibit will offer guests tastings from local independent makers of gourmet products such as Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Baba’s Brew, Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, and Gilda’s Biscotti. Billy Harris and Alicia Vitarelli from 6ABC will emcee.

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