Archive for the ‘Philly Socialholic’ Category

 MARGAUX Returns to the Main Line

On Saturday, October 21 through Sunday, October 29, Wayne native, and 2010 Episcopal Academy graduate, Alexa Buckley and her business partner Sarah Pierson return to the Main Line with a Margaux pop-up shop in Suburban Square. Blending technology, fashion and millennial energy, Buckley and Pierson are changing the way that women purchase footwear around the country.

Hours are 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily, and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays

Special events include:

  • Saturday 10.21: Opening day with complimentary refreshments from Saxby’s
  • Tuesday 10.24: Peter’s Place benefit day, dedicating 10% of proceeds to Peter’s Place
  • Friday 10.27: Girls Day in the Square (offering gift with purchase from Suburban Square retailers)

The brand designs comfortable footwear built to meet the demands of modern life, and to carry the Margaux woman throughout her day with confidence and chic; Location: 59 Saint James Place, (the former Walking Company store) in Suburban Square, Ardmore


The Habit Burger Grill Opens in Cherry Hill

Burger lovers in Philadelphia will have a new reason to celebrate as The Habit Burger Grill (Nasdaq: HABT) opens a new location this month. Following the success of their King of Prussia location, on Wednesday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m. the second Habit store in the Philadelphia region opened in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Home to the award-winning Charburgers, Habit Burger Grill also offers hand-cut salads, grilled sandwiches including line-caught, sushi grade albacore tuna, fresh chicken and hand-filleted marinated grilled tri-tip, and sides including onion rings, sweet potato and French fries and tempura green beans. Guests can choose from a variety of peppers, lemons, limes and sauces at a complimentary condiment bar to customize the flavor of their meal. The Habit has since grown to over 190 restaurants in 10 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations. More information is available at 


Thank You for Your Service Treats Veterans

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service—at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide.  Each of the first 25 servicemembers (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening. The promotion will be available at all AMC Theatres playing Thank You for Your Service.  Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on October 26.  Each guest must present a valid government-issued military ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each military ID presented, while supplies last.  This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on October 26, only. 




By: Maryanne Salvat

 PHeast on South

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s fall fundraising event, PHeaSt, moves outdoors this year for a delicious, moonlit celebration in the PHS Pop Up Garden at 15th and South Streets on Friday, October 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. The new “PHeaSt on South” will offer exciting dishes and drinks created by some of the city’s most talented chefs and mixologists, and live musical entertainment in the beautiful garden setting. The exclusive VIP experience at 6 p.m. will feature the mixologists of the Aqua Vitae Institute, who will teach guests how to conjure a unique love potion – a captivating cocktail that blends sour and sweet and a little bitter. The VIP experience also includes reserved seating and free valet parking. Featured restaurants at PHeaSt on South will be Cantina Dos Segundos, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Garces Trading Co., Blackfish, Sojourn Philly (Rex 1516, Jet Wine Bar, Café Ynez), Square 1682, Red Owl Tavern, Melograno, Campbell’s Place, and The Night Kitchen Bakery. Sips partners will be Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, and Constellation Brand imported beers, Modelo Especial and Cerveza Pacifico Clara. Coffee will be provided by Saxbys Coffee. The versatile Philadelphia String Quartet will set the mood at PHeaSt on South, with their fiery LED-lit violins rocking Bach to pop. And for mystical moonlit fun, tarot card readers will offer guests a glimpse into the season ahead. Each ticket to PHeaSt supports the impactful work of PHS, which connects people with horticulture and creates more beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. VIP ticket price is $300. Regular admission at 7 p.m. is $150 per person. For information and tickets, click here.


Monument Lab and Mural Arts Philadelphia Present Promument

Join Monument Lab and Mural  Arts Philadelphia on October 6, for Promument at  PAFA’s beautiful Rotunda space. Explore the Monument Lab hub in PAFA’s downstairs exhibition space and enjoy a lineup of Philadelphia’s best DJs, great food and cocktails, live art and sign-making with Steve Powers, and tons of surprises. Sponsorship: Major support for Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at five neighborhood sites have been made possible by a significant grant from the William Penn Foundation. Lead corporate sponsor is Bank of America. For a full list of sponsors and partners, visit


Mad Rex Fishtown

Mad Rex, the world’s first post-apocalyptic entertainment venue, opens its doors this weekend with a grand opening celebration. Complete with virtual reality lounge (beverage of choice served up in a take-home IV bag), guests will enjoy fire breathers and live DJ’s.  With an extensive menu and craft cocktails, SURVIVORS can indulge as they create their own “interactive rites” while cooking up their choice of protein on a hot lava rock and salting their ice cream in beautiful Himalayan salt bowls.  

Mad Rex is located at 1000 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. Street parking is available as well as neighboring lots; for more information visit:

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival Presented by Modelo Especial

On Thursday, June 15th, The Philadelphia Restaurant Festival returns! Enjoy live entertainment with amazing food & drinks from your favorite Philadelphia restaurants at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

3+ Hours of non-stop action. Dozens of fantastic restaurants. One delicious night at an affordable price.

Indulge on hand-crafted masterpieces of culinary expertise from top local restaurant chefs while sipping distinguished wines, craft beers, craft cocktails and spirits selections while enjoying great live entertainment. Sample your way through the customer craft beer and cocktail garden. For general admission tickets visit: and enter discount code “SOCIALHOLIC50” to receive 50% off tickets.

6e2a5888-eea7-400e-9579-6124db32de37Rittenhouse Row 2017 Spring Festival Preview Party

On Wednesday, May 3, join Rittenhouse Row for the 2017 Spring Festival Preview Party presented by Capital One, featuring cuisine from Rittenhouse Row’s best restaurants, cocktails from their best bartenders, informal modeling of spring trends from Rittenhouse Row member boutiques and salons, and a silent auction with Rittenhouse Row experiences and merchandise. Tickets are $75 per person for general admission, $125 for Patron tickets. Those who purchase Patron tickets will receive access to the VIP area at the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 20st, which offers snacks and cocktails from from 12-5. Tickets can be purchased by visiting,




The Runway for CHOP

The Runway is a contemporary lunchtime fashion show curated by Philadelphia’s trendsetters and tastemakers, and it is a featured event of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Daisy Days campaign. The Runway will highlight styles from some of the city’s top boutiques and designers including Joan Shepp, Kirna Zabete, Skirt, among others. Local celebrities and Hospital supporters will be modeling the clothes in support of the organization. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 16, at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. For more information or to purchase tickets visit:


garcesGarces Foundation presents Think Local, Give Local with 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, highlighting 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. Denise Fike will provide complimentary fashion illustrations of each guest. Guests will also enjoy a Tito’s Homemade Vodka Lounge. Petals Lane and Event FX will provide décor.  

 WHEN: Friday, March 24 VIP Preview 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. General Admission 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Chefs After Party 9:00 p.m. -midnight Stage program with remarks from Jose Garces will occur at 8:15.

 WHERE: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia


Stations from Garces restaurants including: 24, Amada, Amada New York, Bar Volver, Buena Onda, Distrito, Distrito Moorestown, Garces and Sons coffee, Garces Events, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Volver

A Mano, Townsend Wentz
Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel
Aldine, George Sabatino
Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez
Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano
Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins
Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz
Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey
Blackfish, Chip Roman
Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen
Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano
Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz
DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci
Ela, Jason Cichonski
Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga
Fork, John Patterson
Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero
High Street on Market, Ellen Yin
Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley
Junto, MacGregor Mann
Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides
Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace
La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner
Lacroix, Jon Cichon
The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen
Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin
Osteria, Jeff Michaud
Pub and Kitchen, Eli Collins
Sampan, Michael Schulson
Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum
Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter
Townsend, Townsend Wentz
Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby
Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick
Vetri Family of Restaurants
Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly
Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen
Will BYOB, Christopher Kearse
Wm. Mulherin & Sons, Marqessa Gesualdi
Zeppoli, Joey Baldino

  TITO’S HOMEMADE VODKA SUPPORTS THE GARCES FOUNDATION Leading up to the gala, Tito’s Homemade Vodka will be donating $1 per cocktail sold at each of the Garces restaurants as listed below to the Garces Foundation. The cocktails will featured with tastings in the Tito’s Lounge at the event….  

  • Bad Education at Amada- Rotham and Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur, Lemon
  • Texas Eagle at JG Domestic- St. Germain Liqueur,
  • Picante Pequino at Distrito- 
Spicy Chili, Salt Rim
  • Atlantic Blue at Tinto and Village Whiskey- Thyme,
Nocino Walnut
  • Can It All Be So Simple?
at 24- Creme de Cassis,
  • In Full Bloom
at Volver- Citrus Cordial,
Rose Water,
Lavender Bitters
  • Vilaine at Garces Trading Company- 
St. Germain Liqueur,
Sparkling Wine
  • We Cara Cara ‘Bout You at The Olde Bar- Cara Cara Orange,
Dolin Blanc,
Egg White,
Himalayan Sea Salt,
Orange Blossom Water

TICKET INFORMATION: General Admission – $150 Early Admission – $200 VIP Admission – $250 receive exclusive access to the after party on the 33rd floor and a preview tasting. Tickets: Cocktail attire.

lemonsLife Hands You Lemons Fundraiser with Ryan Bleaken

In his continuing efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer, Ryan Bleaken will host the second annual Life Hands You Lemons fundraising event on Friday, March 10 from 7-10:30 PM at World Café Live. The concert will feature six live bands and a silent auction. Bleaken was inspired to host an event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to honor his friend Max Levine, who passed away after battling neuroblastoma.  Max’s family and the family of Max’s friend Matt Schechter, who passed away after battling leukemia, created the M&M Fund to fund research for high risk pediatric cancers through ALSF. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with music starting at 7 PM. The lineup is Native Riff, The Dead Flowers, Stonehaven, Without Lime, Forever Vista and MONKO. The silent auction features items such as art, home cooking and music lessons. For more information, visit the Life Hands You Lemons Facebook event.




flowerThe PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Holland: Flowering the World,” will celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from vivid flower fields to innovative eco-design, on March 11 to 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. No other country is as well known for its floral industry as the Netherlands, which fills the world with color. The Philadelphia Flower Show will transport guests to the rainbow landscapes of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils and the cut-flower and bulb markets that have shaped Dutch history. America’s premier floral and garden designers will celebrate facets of Holland’s culture throughout the 10 acres of exhibition halls at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which supports the transformative greening and beautification work of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The Flower Show will also explore the innovation that has defined Holland’s approach to its unique landscape, from windmills – one of the earliest uses of natural energy – to 21st-century ecodomes and the Dutch Wave movement, which takes a natural and sustainable approach to landscape design. Leading designers from Holland, including Nico Wissing, Bart Hoes, Bart Bresser, and New Jersey-born Carrie Preston, will share their extraordinary floral and garden styles in major exhibits at the Flower Show. For tickets and more information visit: