One Lovely Blog Award

The One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to luv4wickless, I received my first blog award last week! The One Lovely Blog Award. I am very honored to be included in her nominations and am excited to pass on the favor, as I follow a few blogs that definitely deserve some recognition. So, in accordance with accepting this award ~ these are…

Slow roasted pork over green papaya salad as demonstrated at the Flower Show. (March 2012)

Cooking demos at the Flower Show

At the Philadelphia International Flower Show, you will not only get to experience sights and sounds of Hawai’i, but also enjoy cooking demonstrations by Philly’s finest chefs. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching cooking demos by Chef Townsend Wentz of McCrossen’s Tavern and Chef Mike Stollenwerk of Fish, sponsored by Organic Gardening. They both…

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2012 Preview

On Friday, March 2, I had the opportunity to take part in a preview tour of the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower. If you haven’t decided whether you plan on going yet, then you should just buy your tickets now. All revenue from the Flower Show will go toward the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society‘s projects Plant One…

Islands of Aloha Giveaway!

Update February 18, 2012:  This giveaway is now closed for entry. And the winner is: Congratulations, Lucky #11: Winnie Ma. Please email me at culturejaunt@gmail.com with your mailing address, so I can send you the tickets as soon as possible. Thank you all for participating and don’t forget you can still enter the following giveaways…

Volcanos, orchids and a man cave…Oh My!

Doesn’t that sound like it will make for a great combination? The producers of this year’s Philadelphia International Flower Show certainly think so. One of the major features of the Flower Show will be a waterfall that turns into a volcano and back again. This feature is a part of the special effects that will…

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Welcome to Hawai’i: Islands of Aloha in Philly

While we’re in the midst of a pretty mild winter, there are some cold days that make you yearn for the warm days of spring. You won’t have to wait long, because the first weekend in March brings one of the largest celebrations of spring to Philadelphia: The Philadelphia International Flower Show. Since 1829, the…

The latest Culture Jaunt news

Happy Friday to all of my wonderful readers and followers! So far, I hope you are enjoying 2012 and getting the year off to a great start. As the first week of the new year is coming to an end, I’m quite happy with where Culture Jaunt is going (thanks in large part to all…

Center City Restaurant Week is back!

That’s right, the first Center City Restaurant Week(s) of 2012 are Jan. 22 – 27 and Jan. 29 – Feb. 3. These are a wonderful two weeks in which you can eat three-course meals at the best restaurants in Center City at a fraction of the regular price. Many restaurants offer $20 lunch menus and…

National Hoagie Day

Yes, a National Hoagie Day (Nov. 3) exists! The world is a wonderful place. In celebration of this wonderful day, honoring the best sandwich in the world that calls Philly its home, I went to the With Love Hoagie Invitational. Five contestants were selected to design a new hoagie for Primo’s menu and name it…