Detox Retox: Do Yoga and Drink Beer


What do you get when you combine yoga and beer? Detox Retox and some very happy Philadelphians. On August 3rd, Core Fitness and City Tap House are teaming up for the first time to put on an event that will be as rigorous as it is refreshing.

Starting at 10 a.m., join yoga instructors Cindy Brown and Sandy Aurelia for a 50-minute class on the outdoor patio of City Tap House, followed by a cold draft beer inside.

Group fitness instructor Lauren Rybas spoke to event saying, “[Core Fitness] has a social group of people that already go out after a workout, and we thought we would combine the two.” So whether you’re a yoga lover, beer drinker, or someone who just needs to spice up their Sundays, the first-ever Detox Retox has something for you. Tickets are $20, and include the class and a beer. Purchase them at the door or by emailing

And for those of you looking to brunch afterwards (it is Sunday after all), stick around and check out the City Tap House’s brunch menu. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted as well.

Detox Retox [Official]
City Tap House [Foobooz]


P.S. & Co. to Launch Vegan BYO Weekend Brunch, Among Other Cool Things

P.S. & Co. | Photo by Emily Teel

P.S. & Co. | Photo by Emily Teel

Last week, our pals at Foobooz posted their First Look review of the recently opened P.S. & Co. cafe near Rittenhouse Square, brainchild of Pure Sweets bakery owner Andrea Kyan. You should go read it to find out what our resident foodies have to say, but we wanted to make sure we brought to your attention a few of the cool happenings coming up at the organic, vegan, gluten-free cafe.

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Brunch Sessions are Back in Mount Airy


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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We Heart Moms: 12 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes


The way to mom’s heart is through her stomach, yes? Yes. So we’ve rounded up 12 delicious brunch recipes to whip up for your mom this weekend. Because your mom might say the only gift she wants for Mother’s day is time with you, but a heart-shaped breakfast pizza won’t hurt. Enjoy!

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Down to the Wire for Mother’s Day


Petruce et al will be debuting brunch on Mother’s Day.

We’re down to the wire for Mother’s Day plans and if you haven’t made them, or your siblings have dropped the ball, here are some suggestions that might make you the hero child.

The usual candidates fill up fast for Mother’s Day but here are some new spots that are worth considering:

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What’s the Broad Street Run Without Some Eating and Drinking?

Jeff Fusco

Jeff Fusco

Be Well Philly is owning the Broad Street Run coverage. Even doing a great job on where to get a free coffee, free beer and yes, a post race Shake Shack burger.

Here are some of the highlights:

Broad Street Run Guide [Be Well Philly]

Where We’re Eating: Brunch at the Gaslight


Brunch is an all day affair on Sundays. But there is this burger, the best in Old City.

Brunch is typically the most fun meal of the week. Friends get together, tell stories of the weekend and, hopefully, laugh a lot. At the Gaslight, the new bar from Jason Cichonski, brunch is an especially good time, and on Sundays it’s an all-day affair, as he and sous-chef James Fujioka whip up eggs, waffles and sides of bacon even after night falls. It all manages to be satisfying without taking itself too seriously — which is a good thing, because who wants to think too hard on a Sunday? If birthday cake waffles are just a bit too silly, the ones stuffed with savory sausage and herb butter are worth ordering, if only for the smoked whiskey syrup that comes with them — provided that’s not too painful a reminder of your Saturday night. Another must-order: buttermilk fried chicken that can be served as a main course or as an inspired side. Refuse to get behind the late-night brunch? Then order the GSLT Burger. It’s the best burger in Old City. And like all those brunch plates, it’s a lot of fun, too.

The Gaslight [Foobooz]

Originally published in the May 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

Because This Is What Brunch In Philly Has Been Missing–Moonshine


Have you been thinking lately that your brunches just haven’t been…boozy enough? I mean, sure. You’ve got your Bloody Marys and your mimosas and your sangrias and your micheladas, but that really isn’t enough for you, is it? You want to drink something a bit more serious on Sunday mornings.

Well now there’s a solution because JJ Bootlegger’s in Old City (which opened very quietly over the winter at 35 South 2nd Street) is offering a moonshine brunch for those who like to start the day with a little white lightning.

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Weekend Brunch at Cafe Ynez


Looking for a BYOB brunch this weekend? Consider the recently opened Cafe Ynez at 2025 Washington Avenue. The Mexican restaurant could serve as a mixer for Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze residents who have a hankering for huevos. The attractively appointed space in the NextFab Studios building is open for weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to those egg dishes, Cafe Ynez offers mixes a housemade Mexican Bloody Mary mix that works equally well with vodka, tequila or beer.

Check out some photos of Cafe Ynez »

Noord to Launch Brunch


Photo via NOORD

Joncarl Lachman’s NOORD is turning one-year-old and is celebrating by adding brunch to the popular East Passyunk BYOB’s menu. The menu features a section of hashes including 12-hour braised brisket and Kabritu Stoba, made with Netherland Antilles braised goat. The menu also offers a selection of three-egg omelets that include green apple, sharp cheddar and bacon as well as a spiced crabmeat omelet with braised leeks and dill sour cream. Looking for something sweet, try the deep-fried French Toast.

And since NOORD is a BYOB, Lachman is offering a couple of  “Virgin Mary” mixes for those bringing their own vodka. The Hollander is served with pickled herring and cucumber while the Zeelander served with a smoked prawn and pickles.

Brunch kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 11th and will be offered every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are accepted.

The full brunch menu at NOORD »

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