Salt & Pepper: Cultural Cuisine

August 9, 2012 8:00 am

Salt & Pepper is situated in Philadelphia's popular Passyunk Square neighborhood. Over the years, this eatery has established quite a name for itself with elegantly simple dishes that are full of flavor, and always prepared with the freshest ingredients. The food offerings are deliciously eclectic, and draw inspiration from the world over.

For starters, try the outrageous fried plantains served alongside a chilled sardine and onion salad with habanero peppers, or go for the roasted beet and pineapple salad, or the potato gnocchi with porcini mushrooms, crisp prosciutto, and truffle oil — all get rave reviews from diners. If you need a recommendation for your entree, opt for the pan-seared salmon with horseradish mash, or if you're craving a mouth-watering burger, order the 10 ounce beef topped with cave-aged Gruyere cheese — it's phenomenal. To round out the menu, there are also excellent daily specials, all of which are as creative and delicious as the mainstays.

Come early, and enjoy a drink at the cozy bar — the well-mixed, innovative cocktails on offer here are such to please! The drink standouts are the Cucumber Pear Saketini as well as the Sparkling Ginger cocktail, among others. With attentive, friendly service, and reasonable prices, Salt & Pepper is well-worth a visit on your next night out!

Salt & Pepper
1623 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 238-1920

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Awesome 80s Movies at Liberty Lands in Northern Liberties

August 3, 2012 7:08 pm

One of the best things about living in Philadelphia in the summertime's the large number of free outdoor events taking place all over the city. Philly renters on a budget are sure to appreciate the price point, as each day brings a new outdoor event to one of the city's neighborhoods. One of several outdoor movie series taking place across Philly, The Awesome Fest's "Awesome 80's Movies on The Awesome Screen!" might be, well, the most awesome.

Since July, the festival's been beaming classic movies onto an outdoor screen in the Liberty Lands park in Northern Liberties. Each Thursday through August 30th, the fest returns to this cute NoLibs park with another 1980s classic. Screenings begin at 9 p.m., which means ths sun's set and the breeze of the Delaware River helps push away Philly's sometimes sweltering heat. Even if you rent an apartment in a Philly neighborhood that's not Northern Liberties, SEPTA makes it easy to get to the park with the Girard and Spring Garden MFL stops just a few blocks away.

"Awesome 80's Movies" has a few more showings left this summer: August 9th is Top Gun; August 16th, Predator; August 23rd, Beetlejuice; and August 30th, The Wizard. Whether you live in Northern Liberties or elsewhere in Philly, it's a fun (and free!) event. Click here to learn more about the "Awesome 80's Movies" outdoor movie series.

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“The Merry Wives of Windsor” in Clark Park, July 25 through July 29

July 20, 2012 12:00 pm

We hear you, University City renters: you love West Philly, but sometimes it seems like many of Philadelphia's most interesting cultural events take place across the river in Center City neighborhoods. Fairmount now has the Barnes and many other museums; Rittenhouse Square has hidden treasures like the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater; the Avenue of the Arts has the Kimmel Center.

But renters in University City do get to experience some great cultural spaces and events, right outside their front doors: place like the ICA, the International House, the Annenberg Center, and the World Cafe. A little further out in West Philly, Clark Park also hosts some interesting performances throughout the year.

And one local favorite is the annual "Shakespeare in Clark Park," a nearly week-long set of performances of some of the Bard's most important plays. This year, Shakespeare in Clark Park returns with a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The Merry Wives is a comedy featuring one of Shakespeare's best-loved characters, Falstaff.

Best of all? The shows are free! Performances begin in the bowl at Clark Park at 7 p.m. each night on July 25th through July 29th. Click here for more info on Shakespeare in Clark Park.

Category: Theatre

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