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Yelp: Live At Tabernacle

07/30/2014

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Alrighty right, ATL! We’ll be hitting downtown this summer with Yelp Atlanta’s largest event of the year and sponsored by Tabernacle and benefiting The Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

It’s all happening on Saturday, August 9th from 7-10pm! We’ll be coming at you LIVE from Tabernacle (yelp.com/biz/tabernacle-…) with tons of food, fun, drinks, live music, and tons of yelptastic memories.

This event is completely FREE to attend and all you need is a Yelp Profile to RSVP (RSVPs open on July 22nd – See Below)

Wanna know more? Here we go!

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LIVE MUSIC
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**The Octopus Project
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**Little Tybee
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FEATURED VENDORS (More to come! Stay tuned and check back for details)
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BEER
Presented by MillerCoors and Tenth & Blake
**Blue Moon (bluemoonbrewingcompany.c…)
**Leinenkugel’s (leinie.com)
**Crispin Hard Cider (crispincider.com)
**Coors Light (coorslight.com/AgeGate)

WINE
**Spodee Wine (spodeewine.com)

SPIRITS
**Tito’s Hand Made Vodka (titosvodka.com)
**Buffalo Trace Bourbon (buffalotrace.com)

FOOD
**Chai Pani (yelp.com/biz/chai-pani-d…)
**The Flying Biscuit Cafe (yelp.com/biz/the-flying-…)
**smashburger (yelp.com/biz/smashburger…) (smashburger.com)
**Pretzel Crisps (pretzelcrisps.com)
**Oberto Beef Jerky (oberto.com)
**Instacart (Sign Up Here: instacart.com)
**NaanStop (yelp.com/biz/naanstop-at…)
**CaJa Popcorn (yelp.com/biz/caja-popcor…)
**KIND Snacks (kindsnacks.com)

SWEETER THINGS
**Revolution Doughnuts (yelp.com/biz/revolution-…)
**Ratio Bake Shop (yelp.com/biz/ratio-bakes…)
**Frozen Pints (frozenpints.com)
**The Ice Cream Bar (theicecreambar.com)
**Atomic Ice Cream Sandwich (yelp.com/biz/atomic-ice-…)
**Hokulia Shave Ice (hokuliashaveice.com)

HYDRATION
**Honest Tea (honesttea.com)
**Onli Beverages (onlibeverages.com)
**Zico Coconut Water (zico.com)

ENERGY
**Red Bull Energy (redbull.com/en)

STYLE
**Aviary Organic Beauty Collective (yelp.com/biz/aviary-orga…)
**Miracle Beauty Salon (yelp.com/biz/miracle-bea…)

FUN
**TapSnap (tapsnap1036.com)
**So Worth Loving (shop.soworthloving.com)
**SkyView Atlanta (yelp.com/biz/skyview-atl…) – $5 Rides (plus tax) All Night for attendees of Yelp: LIVE.

PHOTO
**Brittany Wages (BrittanyWagesPhotography…)

VIDEOGRAPHY by the ever-so dapper AWAL Media (awalmedia.com)

TABLE PRINTS Sponsored by brightfire (brightfire.com)

VENDOR TRANSPORTATION Sponsored by Zipcar (zipcar.com)

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OFFICIAL RADIO PARTNER
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**X107.1 FM – Atlanta’s New Alternative (x1071atlanta.com)

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CHARITY PARTNER
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A suggested minimum donation of $10 at the door will go to The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (affps.com) and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (glarts.org) These two organizations work to empower, support, and foster artists across all mediums and levels and help provide the means for their passion to grow and be well-represented.

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Yelp: Live At Tabernacle 

 


Style on the Rise in Philadelphia

07/22/2014

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The Philadelphia style scene is BOOMING. From store owners collaborating with clothing companies to trunk shows at favorite Center City stores like Knit Wit (who hosts at least 2 trunk shows a month) to Art in the Age in Old City (which hosts  it’s infamous First Friday events with indie artisans), there is a boom of style happening in the city.

This past weekend, South Street’s Headhouse District’s P’s & Q’s apparel company hosted a Dip-n-Dye event with Tretorn shoes. Guests dipped and dyed their white canvas Tretorn Nylite sneakers and turned them into colorful kicks. This was the first of many events at P’s & Q’s new outdoor patio. This event presented an opportunity for local bloggers to interact directly with a major brand like Tretorn and of course, it was open style savvy Philadelphians and P’s & Q’s customers.

Popular local bloggers, including Sabir from Men’s Style Pro & Quentin from Avenue Swank, dyed a pair of shoes prior to the event to help spread the word about this opportunity with Tretorn to style savvy Philadelphians (I dyed a pair in advance, too!).

Philadelphia based brands are also expanding into outside markets and shedding light onto Philly. Sabir frequently collaborates with clothing brands and regularly appears in GQ, DETAILS and Esquire. He’s always happy to post about cool Philadelphia events and brands – like the Dip-n-Dye at P’s & Q’s.

Another style push happening in Philadelphia is Hotel Palomar’s new “Shop Like A Local” retail guide. The hotel reached out to me to coordinate, style and pen the guide, which lives on the hotel’s website and iPad concierge. Guests can effortlessly navigate the retail scene surrounding the hotel by using the guide that focuses on Philly-based stores. During the production of the guide, I drove an Enclave around Center City to pick up the clothes for the shoot. The red exterior stood out as I went back and forth from retailers and the hotel. Driving in style while styling the hotel guide… Count me in!

Have you spotted any style collaborations in Philadelphia? Share them on social media and tag @DistrictDrive!

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Style on the Rise in Philadelphia 

 


Punch Drunk: 3 Cocktail Recipes for Your Next Party

07/22/2014

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If you think punch is just a mash-up of cheap booze, fruit juice, and Sprite, think again. Made right, it’s a sophisticated drink, nuanced in flavor and low in alcohol – perfect for entertaining. Punch came to the West via Indian trade routes and its name likely derived from the Hindi word panch, meaning “five” – a nod to the drink’s five requisite and complementary components: alcohol, citrus, sugar, water, and spice. Though the traditional base is rum, it’s easy to experiment. “You can apply any spirit to the concept of punch’s five basic elements,” says Frank Cisneros, whose Brooklyn bar The Drink has a punch menu. The best part? Serving punch saves you from taking drink orders all night. Just make a few pitchers before your guests arrive and keep pouring until everyone is properly soused. Here, Cisneros shares a bourbon-based favorite, while Warren Bobrow, author of Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, offers a gin option and a take on a traditional milk punch. “Punch differs from cocktails in that it’s not meant to be sipped and dwelled on,” Cisneros says. “The idea is to down several glasses while you hang with your friends.” Hear, hear.

The Drink’s Ye Olde Gunwale Recipe (makes one 32-oz pitcher)

Ingredients

  • 6 oz chamomile tea
  • 6 oz superfine sugar
  • 10 oz bourbon
  • 8 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Bittermens spiced cranberry bitters
  • 5 oz water

Make tea syrup by brewing 6 oz of strong chamomile tea, then add 6 oz superfine sugar and mix until blended. Once tea has cooled, combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir with ice. Pour into chilled cups with ice. Garnish with wedges of grapefruit and lemon.

Cocktail Whisperer’s Milk Punch Recipe (makes one 32-oz pitcher)

Ingredients

  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 10 oz whole milk
  • 10 oz heavy cream
  • 4 oz brandy
  • 2 oz vanilla extract
  • 5 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey
  • Barrel-Aged Bitters (or bitters of your choice)
  • 2 oz sparkling water

Make simple syrup by adding 2 cups sugar to 1 cup boiling water and mixing until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Add all ingredients into the pitcher, sparkling water last, and pour into glasses over ice.

Sage Caribbean Summer Punch Recipe (makes one 32-oz pitcher)

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple, cut into spears
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 6 oz Sage by Art in the Age
  • 2 oz grenadine
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 12 oz prosecco
  • ice made from mango coconut water

Grill pineapple spears (optional). Set aside to cool. Combine simple syrup, Sage, grenadine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and orange juice in a pitcher. Top with prosecco. Serve in glasses over mango coconut ice. Garnish with pineapple.

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Punch Drunk: 3 Cocktail Recipes for Your Next Party 

 


Boozy Ice Cream Social

07/22/2014

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Now that summer has comfortably settled in, it actually seems hard to remember a time when flip flops weren’t your shoe of choice, your Instagram feed wasn’t flooded with obnoxious vacation pics, and ice cream wasn’t a daily staple in your diet. I know I’m not the only one! Ice cream all day, err day!

And what makes ice cream even better?? BOOZE! Duh!

If you’re looking for a sweet, summer party idea that is both whimsical AND a little naughty, look no further than the Boozy Ice Cream Social.

Take ice cream to the next level with these buzzed up treats: The Drunken Affogato, Tipsy Creamsicle and Boozy Root Beer Float. All you need is a little vanilla bean ice cream and a dream. And booze. You’ll need some booze for this.

You can’t have a grown up ice cream party without the grand daddy of them all, a spiked root beer float! And this one is a doozy. Not only does it have bourbon in it, because…BOURBON. Root beer. Ice cream. Yes. But the real home run ingredient here is Art in the Age’s Root Liqueur. Spicy and slightly sweet, this spirit is based on an alcoholic Root Tea from the 1700s made with sassafras, sarsaparilla and birch bark. Remind you of anything?? Of course, it also had its origins in the root beer we know today. This extra spicy kick takes your boozy float up SO many notches.

Have you ever had an affogato – deep dark espresso poured over vanilla gelato? And when you had it, were you like, ‘ZOMG, what? This is the most splendid combination of creamy, cold and sweet, zingy, warm and nutty. Is this what they serve in heaven? Hashtag blessed!’ Well, guess what makes an affogato (‘drowned’ in Italian, by the way) even better? You got it! Booze! Soooo many #blessed.

The Tipsy Creamsicle is one of my personal favorites out of this bunch. Aranciata is more of a sparkling fruit drink versus a super sweet soda. And that’s perfect since Grand Marnier can add a lot of sweetness, as well as an even more concentrated orange flavor. And booze. Let’s not forget that! This orange-flavored cognac liqueur makes this an extra tipsy ice cream float!

Make all three of these spiked parlor treats for your next Boozy Ice Cream Social and you’ll have something for everyone!

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RHUBARB PINK PEPPER + JALAPENO SAGE: TWO FRESH-PRESSED JUICE COCKTAILS TO SHAKE UP NOW

07/23/2014

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THERE’S NOTHING WE LOVE MORE on a summer afternoon than popping a cold bottle of our new jalapeno-spiked green juice…and pouring it into a shaker full of fresh herbs and artisanal “garden gin.” Garden gin? Yes. Art In The Age is making old-fashioned spirits spiked with the coolest organic flavor combinations we’ve seen in a while. After tasting their cocktails at a recent shin-dig, we knew we needed to get together!

High atop the Hollywood landscape inside Petit Ermitage‘s enchanting rooftop garden, we finally met up with Art In The Age ambassador, Rachel Mae Furman of Smoke & Honey, to see what kind of delicious mischief we could get into. The results of our all-natural mixology experimentations are the two cocktail recipes below, each featuring one of Pressed Juicery’s new summer flavors mixed with a fresh combination of citrus fruit, herbs, homemade syrups and Art In The Age’s outrageous spirits.

The first juice cocktail, Spiked Rhubarb Tea, is all about summer rhubarb, head-to-toe. To start, the juice is a blend of summery rhubarb, berries, pineapple and melon. The spirit, a ‘Rhubarb Tea,’ is steeped with carrots and beets, cardamom and – yes – more rhubarb. These two bottles could go it alone just fine, but we’ve added a splash of champagne and Rachel’s homemade pink peppercorn simple syrup to take this glass to the next-level.

We love Rachel’s watermelon juice ice cubes for this as well. To recreate at home, simple empty a bottle of Watermelon Mint into the ice tray of any shape or size and freeze the night before your gathering. The juice freezes up just fine and pops from the mold a bright neon pink – throw in fresh mint before freezing for even more of a special touch.

Our second cocktail makes perfect use of Pressed Juicery’s newest spicy Greens, a blend of kale, spinach and romaine with yuzu and jalapeno. Greens in a cocktail? Trust–this drink recipe is our new go-to. The sweet, mellow greens and kick of jalapeno are the perfect match for this sage and fennel instilled spirit. Hints of rosemary, thyme and even lavender, are why they call this spirit “garden gin.” Add the fresh herbs, serve each cocktail in a chilled coupe, and you’ve got dinner guests who won’t go home (if that’s what you’re after).

Enjoy both recipes at home and let us know how it goes. Tell us which Pressed Juicery flavors you’reusing for cocktails at home (the simplest weekend recipe is Citrus 3 and sparkling wine!) For even more cocktail ideas, see our recent shake up with our favorite vegan L.A. bartender, snatch up Gracias Madre’s own margarita recipe, and take a deeper look at traditional bitters. Bottoms up!

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Neighborhood Spotlight: N3rd Street

07/30/2014

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Philadelphia’s newest official corridor is a promising enterprise for the city that continuously boasts its prominence in the tech industry. Located between Market and Girard, North 3rd Street in Northern  Liberties was formally redubbed “N3rd Street” (pronounced ‘Nerd’ Street) during this year’s Philly Tech Week; it’s the third of its kind to be adopted with custom street signs by the Philadelphia City Council, along with Chinatown and the Gayborhood.

The site’s manifesto – which is subject to change through use of smart collaborative host Hackpad – explains, “On N3rd Street, innovation respects our tradition and history, while our tradition and history do not fear innovation.” Gentrified by the cobblestoned, gallery-packed backdrop of Old City, this central hub of retail and business encompasses far more than tech venues, attracting foodies, art-enthusiasts and community members of all types.

So what are some of the many outlets you can expect to find along N3rd Street corridor?

Business: HyLo Boutiques, IndyHall, Workspace Inc., SEER Interactive, Fishtank PHL, Remember My Resume, Devnuts, Jarv.us, i-Site, Weblinc, Wildbit, DmgCntrl

Food: Wedge + Fig, Cafe Ole, OLC, Johnny Utah’s, McFadden’s, Higher Grounds, Abbaye, Il Cantuccio, Drink Philly

Art: The Center for Art in Wood, Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, Scarlett Alley, The Actor’s Center, Wexler Gallery,  A Touch of Jazz, Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus

Shopping: Art in the Age, Sazz Vintage Clothing, Sugarcube, Lost & Found, Third Street Habitat LLC, More Than Old

Etc.: Old City District, Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, The Piazza at Schmidt’s, BONeJOUR, Pierre’s Costumes, Bella Angel, Joe Hand Boxing Gym

Community Activities: First Friday, N3rd Street Farmer’s Market, BaconBizConf, Second Saturday Synesthesia, The Junto Retreat, N3rd Street Gamers

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6 Questions For: Art in the Age’s Bob Myaing

07/29/2014

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For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we met up with Bob Myaing, manager and buyer for Old City boutique Art in the Age.

The effortlessly cool guy let us in on why he doesn’t take fashion too seriously, what his most recent purchase was, the men’s trend he hates most, and where his disposable income really goes. Plus, we got the scoop on his favorite summer drink. (Hint: It’s a spin on a classic.)

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t:Party With Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s And Art In The Age

07/17/2014

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In case you haven’t already made plans for tonight, the weirdos nice young gentlemen from Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Art In The Age are getting together for a “Third Thursdee” event in which pizzas and ice cream will be made and consumed. The pizzas will be spiked with Art In The Age liquors. As will the ice cream. And everything will be wonderful–provided you’re super into things like ham-and-pineapple pizza with ROOT glaze, RHUBARB and strawberry tea ice cream, SNAP and lemonade punch and cocktails made with fresh mint and sage-flavored liquor.

It’ll all be going down tonight, from 6-9pm, at Pizza Brain on Frankford Avenue.

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Tonight: Party With Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s And Art In The Age