Every city has a few favorite dishes but nothing says Philly quite like a cheesesteak or a soft pretzel. There’s also Scrapple, Pork Roll (which is really from NJ, but hey, who’s counting?), Tastykakes (my favorite are those peanut butter cakes—yum!), and Water Ice. Philly loves to eat but what do you do when you’re craving that certain taste but aren’t nearby? You ship it! If you’re looking for a fun way to whet the appetite of a group about to visit Philadelphia or simply want to quell a homesick colleague, check out one of the following companies for shipping options:
Hotel du Village captures the beauty and romance of the French countryside and places it squarely in the charming and creative hamlet of New Hope. It’s long been a New Hope landmark, beloved by visitors and residents, many of whom spent Thanksgiving dinner around a table at the hotel’s restaurant, so it was naturally met with curiosity when Hotel du Village was sold in 2013.
A 19th-century stone bank barn sets the stage for this intimate board of directors brunch.
The Lehigh Valley has gone through a transformation, and there is no better place to witness this renaissance than at SteelStacks. This 10-acre property was home to the Bethlehem Steel plant for nearly a century. The plant served as a prosperous economic facility within the area, employing tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Before closing its doors in 1995, the Bethlehem plant produced steel for countless structures across the country, including skyscrapers, bridges and arenas like the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York.
Few backdrops are more scenic than that of a pristine golf course—such as the Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli. Add multiple unique venues to the 18-hole championship course and you have a wonderful setting to host a special event.
“One of the great things about Olde Homestead is that each event venue is separate from the daily activities of the golf course, but you are still in the middle of the course and surrounding farm giving you that awesome environment,” says Justin Smith, general manager.
The Fairmont Pittsburgh is a gracious blend of old and new. Inside this towering space—the only Gold LEED-certified hotel in Pittsburgh—is the chic Andys Wine Bar. Just in case you think we made an editing error and omitted the apostrophe, it’s intentional, since this bar pays homage to the city’s two favorite sons—Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie. Andys draws hotel guests and locals alike for its convivial atmosphere, prime location, and creative cocktails.
Daniel Love thinks of every event as a stage production—it should always leave you wanting more. That’s the philosophy he brings to his Philadelphia-based full-service catering company, Catering By Design (CBD). “Every event, every catering job is a theatrical experience as well as a culinary experience; all engage your senses like theater,” says Love.
History reigns in this region near the Mason-Dixon Line.
The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International’s annual awards gala was held at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel on June 17. This year’s event was styled after 1920s-era supper clubs.
With the largest indoor waterpark in the United States and the third largest convention center in the state (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively), it’s safe to say that Kalahari Resort has been eagerly anticipated. It was a massive undertaking and one that, according to owner Todd Nelson, was expected to take at least five years. Instead, they finished in three and created 1,000 jobs along the way.