New in the Foobooz Store: Lew Tendler’s

lew-tendlers-1000We here at Foobooz are excited to announce the latest t-shirt in our partnership with Shibe Vintage Sports, the sports apparel store on 13th Street in Midtown Village. The store is offering a Vintage Brewery and Bar Series of t-shirts that are also available online at the Foobooz Store.

The latest t-shirt is from an old matchbook cover for Lew Tendler’s, a sports bar located at 227 S Broad Street, now home to Varalli and Perch Pub. Tendler is considered one of the best boxers in American history and his bar was an institution from 1932 to 1970.

The t-shirt is a Next Level cotton shirt is incredibly comfortable and will make a great Father’s Day gift. Order now.

More on Lew Tendler, the boxer and the bar »

Win Tickets to the Vetri Foundation’s Great Chefs Event

Win VIP tickets to the Great Chefs Event (includes access to after party, 200lb mortadella and Questlove DJing) Photo by Steve Legato

Win VIP tickets to the Great Chefs Event (includes access to after party with 200lb mortadella and Questlove DJing) Photo by Steve Legato

Each year, the Great Chefs Event brings the best chefs from all over the globe to the Navy Yard in Philadelphia resulting in dozens of memorable dishes, like last year’s Foie Gras Cotton Candy from Daikaya in DC. Take a look at the 10th annual Great Chefs Event participating chefs’ list and tweet what your dream dish would be and who you’d have make it for you. The best bite you can think of from your favorite chef of all time. For example: “I would go crazy for duck confit pho by Charles Phan” or “I want fried chicken and waffle ice cream from Big Gay Ice Cream.” Get creative—your great, great grandma’s meatballs, want to see Marc Vetri take a stab at Kung Pao Chicken or take a bite of Tom Colicchio’s frog legs?

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Yelp Launches App for Business Owners

Presented by Yelp

yelp-for-business-appYelp receives 73 million monthly unique visitors via mobile phones and now theres an app, just for business owners that lets the owners be just as mobile as Yelpers. The new app allows business owners to view stats regarding visits to their business page, respond publicly or privately to reviews, respond to business inquiries and for advertisers, view reports on ad clicks.

Business owners can also get notification of new reviews and messages, right from their mobile device.

The app is free and available for both iPhone and Android.

Yelp for Business Owners [Yelp]
Our Gift to Business Owners: A Yelp App Just for You! [Yelp Blog]

Last Week for Discounted Wine + Food Festival Tickets


Philadelphia magazine’s Wine + Food Festival is set for Saturday, May 10th. This year, the party will be at a new location, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

The event offers more than 600 wines to sample plus food from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.

Buy your tickets now and save on every ticket. The Early Bird sale ends on Friday, March 28th at 11:59 p.m.

Wine + Food Festival [Philadelphia Magazine]
Wine + Food Festival Tickets [EventBrite]

ThinkFest Will Feature Marc Vetri, Aimee Olexy and Others

Marc Vetri

ThinkFest is Philadelphia magazine’s week-long series of events featuring smart conversations about the city, education, the arts, entrepreneurship, the food scene, tech and creative culture.

Chris Matthews is the keynote speaker at Thursday night’s event and Saturday’s Main Event will feature M. Night ShyamalanAimee Olexy and Marc Vetri among others.

Vetri’s talk, “Cultivating the Creative Connection” is one of 17 idea-sparking sessions that will take place during the main event at the Kimmel Center.

Aimee Olexy will be participating in a panel looking at how are food scene is expanding way beyond the restaurant. Also participating in the panel is Dan Pennachietti of Lil Dan’s Food Truck and April White of The Food Trust.

Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.

Sign Up for the Foobooz Newsletter and Save at Whiskey Fest


Sign up for the Foobooz newsletter (which will be sporting a brand new look tomorrow) and receive a 20% off code for Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival.

The event is set for Thursday, October 24th and the discount code is good for the VIP and general grand tasting admission.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Festival will feature a wide collection of spirits from around the world including premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and more. Don’t miss the chance to sample fare from local restaurants, shake hands with top industry representatives, and chat one-on-one with master distillers at this exclusive event. Everything you sample will be available to purchase in the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store that evening or by placing a Special Order.

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Yelp Office Hours for Business Owners

Presented by Yelp


On Monday, July 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Yelp will be hosting office hours for business owners. The casual drop-in session is aimed at local business owners who are interested in learning more about Yelp, its business tools and other ways to get involved with the online review site.

Have questions for Yelp’s community manager, need help claiming your business listing? Interested in getting involved with Yelp locally by sponsoring event? Then drop by Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S 11th Street) between 3 and 5 p.m. this Monday.

Yelp Office Hours for Business Owners [Yelp]
Yelp for Business Owners [Yelp]

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