The cast for the Season 7 of Donald Trump shitshow Celebrity Apprentice is slowly being revealed, and so far there are a few celebs with Pennsylvania ties on the list. From the snark-tastic Reality Tea:
Back in the fall, we told you the story of Ryan and Amanda. Though the two were not engaged, Amanda kept a Pinterest board of what her idea wedding day would look like—and Ryan used that Pinterest board to plan the wedding—which he then surprised her with on the very same day that he proposed. Luckily, it worked out.
The above version of this concept makes us a little nervous, honestly: What if that backfires and the bride is devastated that she doesn’t get to do the whole engaged/planning thing? But this version of it we think is super sweet, and while it still carries some risk, it’s much, much less.
Carly Butler and Adam Verheyen were engaged and had actually planned pretty much their entire wedding when she flew to England for a few months to take on a family project. When she returned home, it was to a letter from her fiance letting her know that actually, their wedding day was that very day; that he had put it all together with help from her mom under the guise of an engagement party. Even the bride’s uncle, who was hosting it, didn’t know what the party was really about. (There’s that ambush wedding thing again!)
It’s very sweet. Read the whole story here, and take a look at the video below.
It’s party time this Sunday at The Pour House–the Haddon Township bar that (arguabl)y boasts South Jersey’s strongest craft-beer draught program. The Pour House (which is owned by the company that gave us the P.J. Whelihan’s chain), celebrates its fifth anniversary, starting at noon and running until the last person leaves.
On tap for Sunday are a special roster of brews, from Terrapin Cinnamon Rolled Wake-n-Bake to one of only four pins of Carton Swisher in the state, to Allagash Four aged in bourbon barrels with 500 lbs. of strawberries. Or, ya know, if you don’t like beer, you can always come and buy a $10 anniversary t-shirt and say you were there.
The Pour House [f8b8z]
Here’s something you probably never considered embracing: butter—and in your coffee, no less.
New York blog Well + Good NYC has an interesting piece this week about the latest liquid-breakfast craze, buttered coffee. The gist: Adding high-quality fat to your AM caffeine jolt not only lengthens the energy buzz but also turns your cup o’ Joe into a fat-burning powerhouse.
Things did not go so well for Grillicious on 18th Street. After just a few months in business, it ended up locked from the outside and stayed dark for a very long time.
But now it looks like there might be new life coming to 32 South 18th Street. The Insider is reporting that the space has been taken over by the team that ran Genji in Center City. They’re re-branding, calling the new operation Hai Street Kitchen & Co., and running it as a fast-casual, counter-service restaurant–kinda like Chipotle. Appropriate since the menu will be heavily slanted in the direction of bowls and seaweed wraps (which, if you squint, might look kinda like a burrito).
But whatever. No matter how it’s presented, more Japanese food in Philly is always good news in my book. I’ll take all the sushi, sashimi and hand rolls I can get.
The Insider has a bunch of history on Genji’s time in Philly and some more details on the new Hai Street.
Remember last year’s giant game of Pong on the side of the Cira Centre? Philly Tech Week organizers are replicating the feat again this year, only using Tetris. NewsWorks reports:
Listen up, everyone: Terrain is now on Instagram. To celebrate, the ever-inspiring garden haven is hosting an afternoon shindig in their cafe and garden (read: an Instagrammer’s dream come true) this Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. What to expect: spring herb spritzers from the folks behind Food52, floral and fabric crafting with Philly’s Forage Haberdashery (the masterminds behind these charming bow ties), and mini bouquet tutorials with Terrain’s ultra-talented designers. Even better, photographer Nicole Franzen will be on hand to dish out tips on snapping the best Instagram pics possible, putting that Valencia vs. Earlybird filter debate to bed at last. Reservations are required (sign up here!), and the event costs $20 per person (this includes craft materials, tutorials, samples and photo tips).
Here’s to many gorgeous Insta-pics, Terrain.