Trolley Car Diner

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  • 7619 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-753-1500
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  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions – Holiday Edition

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Mt. Airy’s Brunch Sessions is back again for the holiday season – on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. The deal includes seven different restaurant options.

So what exactly is Mt. Airy’s Brunch Sessions? Just scrape together $16, pick a restaurant, and enjoy a three-course brunch featuring off-menu items.




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Brunch Sessions are Back in Mount Airy

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Brunch Sessions are back and better (plus cheaper) than ever. This Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th seven restaurants will host the summer-themed edition of Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix Fixe. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., participating restaurants will offer three-courses of seasonally inspired brunch, some of which are prepared just for the event, for just $16. From Latin flavor to Southern comfort and a retro 50s diner to an intimate BYO, Mt. Airy’s Brunch Sessions will surely draw a crowd of food lovers of all kinds.

And this year there’s a new kid on the block: Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange. Not only a newbie to the event, but to Mt. Airy as well, this restaurant at 7152 Germantown Avenue will serve up country classics, like Southern buttermilk fried chicken, cheeseburgers and hand-cut fries for guests to enjoy.




Plus if you're not too stuffed, the fun continues throughout the day with live music, beer tastings - located at 7401 Germantown Avenue - shopping and much more.

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Are the Union Protests at the Trolley Car Diner Legal?

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Yesterday we wrote about IBEW Local 98, the electricians’ union, protesting in front of developer Ken Weinstein’s Trolley Car Diner — where, Weinstein alleges, flyers with his photograph and cell phone number were distributed. That may be bad form, and an invasion of privacy, but it’s run-of-the-mill kind of stuff from Philly unions. As far as we know, distributing the phone number is not illegal.

But the protests themselves are more open to question. Weinstein is the developer of a preservation/restoration project at 6000 Wayne Avenue, which — just to be clear — is not the address of the Trolley Car Diner. The building at that location, like many that Weinstein develops, is vacant but historical, with a Frank Furness pedigree. Weinstein is planning to turn that building into a school, and he has hired a general contractor from the area, McCoubrey/Overholser, to do the construction and to hire subcontractors to do specialized work, like the electrical.




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