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BASTILLE DAY BLOCK PARTY BRINGS A TASTE OF FRANCE TO THE MAIN LINE THIS SUN.
JULY 14 WITH FRENCH FOOD, WINE GARDEN, MUSIC, CAN CAN DANCERS AND FAMILY
Ardmore, PA – Vive la France! The Bercy, Delice et Chocolat and Ardmore Initiative present the debut of Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party this Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Celebrate your love of French food and culture with an all-day party thrown in honor of the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. Station Avenue at Lancaster will be closed down and filled with French and French-inspired food, pastries, wine, cocktails, music, live entertainment, can can dancers and more. Revel under the blue skies and sunshine with your family – as this is an all ages event. Ardmore is one of over 50 towns and cities across the United States that will celebrate this national French holiday in 2019. Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party will also kick-off Ardmore Restaurant Week, which runs July 15 to 28. Bastille Day Block Party is free and open to all. Tickets for the wine garden portion of the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Start the day off early with a special Bastille Day grand Brunch Buffet at The Bercy from 10:00am to 3:00pm for $25 per person. For Block Party and Brunch information, visit https://www.thebercy.com/upcomingevents/. For French Wine Garden tickets, visit Ardmore Bastille Day Block Party on Eventbrite or call 610-589-0500. Event is rain or shine.
“Ardmore is bringing a taste of France to the Main Line for our first-ever Bastille Day Block Party,” said The Bercy co-owner Justin Weathers. “In France, Bastille Day – or La Fete Nationale – is celebrated across the countryside with outdoor dances, picnics, parties and neighborhood gatherings. We wanted to bring people together like that on the Main Line to share our love of French culture, food and wine. We are excited to start a brand new tradition and signature event in Downtown Ardmore. Come join us and bring the family!”
Party in the street on Station Avenue, in front of the SEPTA station, with French cuisine, wine, music, dance and much more. Entertainment will include can can dancers from the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet from 11:00am to 1:00pm, and live music with French Cookin’ from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. French Cookin’ is a New York-based Blues band playing a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the Blues. Ranging from the Delta to Chicago Blues, back down to Texas and Louisiana “second line”, we add our own unique touch to present a new look at a vital American art form.
Outdoor family fun will include bocce ball and corn hole games, moon bounce, face painting, bracelet making and arts and crafts from Mudroom. Make sure to stop inside Mudroom, located on Station Avenue on the festival footprint, for silk screening and ceramic Eiffel towers to paint and for purchase. Cool off with Ardmore’ very own Parlor scooping up special $1.00 mini cones for kids of all ages.
Food and drink options abound with offerings from Delice et Chocolat and The Bercy. Delice will present a selection of French quiches, crepes, cakes, pastries, croissants, coffee, and more -both inside their cafe and outside on the street. Look for more than a dozen varieties of their award-winning macarons.
The Bercy will present an outdoor French Wine Garden sponsored by Veuve Clicquot. Taste wines from around the country for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Selections will include rose’, champagne and sparkling wines, including Veuve Clicquot, Bridge Lane Cab Franc, LI NY, Tour Gatigne Grenache, Languedoc FR, and Croix de la Roche Cremant de Bordeaux, FR, plus Kronenberg beer. The Bercy will also be pouring two special Bastille Day cocktails, St-Germain Cocktail (St-Germain, club soda and prosecco with a lemon garnish) and Le Fizz (Grey Goose, Lime juice, club soda, and optional splash of prosecco).
For those seeking a non-alcoholic cocktail, quench your thirst with the Cucumber Limeade Cocktail.
From the kitchen, look for The Bercy to serve French-inspired street food outside, including merguez sausage sandwiches, on house made demi baguette, plus Bercy burgers and fruit cups. Inside, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, enjoy a Bastille Day Grand Brunch Buffet featuring an omelette station, waffle station, salad bar, pastries, desserts and selection of hot breakfast buffet items including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and breakfast potatoes. Reservations available at OpenTable.com/thebercy. The grand brunch buffet is $25 per person.
Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party is presented by The Bercy, Delice et Chocolat and Ardmore Initiative, along with local neighboring businesses. The festival itself is free to attend, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Admission to the French Wine Garden requires a separate ticket. Rain or shine.
Downtown Ardmore is accessible via the Regional Rail and public transportation. Ardmore welcomes expanded parking with a new parking lot at One Ardmore Place at 24 Cricket Avenue. Street, meter and other parking lots are also available within walking distance of the festivities.
Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party is a brand-new signature event that will also double as the kick-off for Ardmore Restaurant Week, which runs July 15th to July 28th. The Bercy and Delice join 20 restaurants participating. Diners will enjoy prix fixe, two-course lunch menus at either $10 or $15. For dinner, look for three-course, prix fixe menus at either $15, $25 or $35. Tax and gratuity are not included. View restaurant offerings, detailed menus, and make reservations at www.ArdmoreRestaurantWeek.com.
Bastille Day joins other major events in Ardmore, such as Ardmore Restaurant Week, Ardmore Oktoberfest, Ardmore’s Taste with a View, Cricket Cringle, and the Spring and Fall Antique and Vintage Market series. For more about Ardmore Restaurant Week and other events coming to Downtown Ardmore, visit DestinationArdmore.com. Plan your next visit to the Main Street of the Main Line!
ABOUT THE BERCY
The Bercy is a modern take on the classic French brasserie, serving dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch. Featuring approachable, classically inspired brasserie cuisine with a selection of wood-fired rotisserie, freshly extruded pastas, and an array of steakhouse style cuts. The 40-seat bar also features an extended raw bar area showcasing daily selections of towering displays of fresh oysters, shrimp cocktails, and other fresh seafood. An extensive value-driven wine and cocktail program, included a curated list of wines by the bottle and glass, provide the perfect compliment to any experience. The Bercy is presented by Justin Weathers and Executive Chef Joe Monnich, who also own Stove & Tap in Landsdale, Al Pastor in Exton, Stove & Tap coming to Frazer in summer 2019.
ABOUT DELICE ET CHOCOLAT
Delice et Chocolat is a family-owned pastry shop located in the heart of Admore’s Historic District just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hailing from Grenoble, France, brothers Joseph and Antonie Amrani combine their business and culinary experiences to provide authentic French foods ranging from pain au chocolat to croque monsieur. Between Joseph’s 25 years in the restaurant industry and Antonie’s culinary talents, developed at the Ecole Ritz Escoffier culinary school in Paris, your experience at Delice & Chocolat will have you coming back for seconds. Also contributing to the business are Joseph’s wife and part-owner, Angela Cheng. His son, Nicholas Amrani provides social media and marketing services.
ABOUT ARDMORE INITIATIVE
Founded in 1993, the Ardmore Initiative is the business district authority for Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Ardmore Initiative is to manage the business improvement district in Ardmore, PA, to improve the business mix, to foster the preservation and development of downtown’s historic buildings, be an advocate for business and property owners, promote the downtown for the benefit of all Ardmore residents, and to partner with the Township of Lower Merion and area community organizations.
Ardmore Initiative’s vision for Downtown Ardmore is to create a welcoming, walkable, and inclusive downtown that offers a vibrant business mix, including family-friendly independent and national retail stores and service businesses. Ardmore’s specialty food shops and restaurants build on the already robust reputation as a regional dining destination. Downtown serves as a vital destination for all Ardmore residents and visitors, with shops and eateries to meet every budget. The year-long calendar of well-regarded and highly anticipated special events look to make memories for generations of Lower Merion residents and shoppers. For more information, visit www.ArdmoreInitiative.org
13-November 16, All Roads Lead to Cherry Street
for The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier
Every Saturday, 10am-6pm, the only open-air market series on the
Delaware River Waterfront combines the traditional farmers market with 50+
food trucks, visual artists, creative sellers, locally made goods and music
(Philadelphia, PA) – July
8, 2019 – What happens when The Food Trust’s Farmers Market and The Food
Trust’s Night Market have a baby? You end up with Philadelphia’s largest
open-air market series on the Delaware River Waterfront: The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna.
Running every Saturday,
July 13 through November 16, 2019, 10am-2pm, The Food Trust’s Market at
Cherry Street Pier combines the traditional
farmers market with a rotating lineup of 50+ food, music and retailers – all
within the newly refurbished, highly photographable Cherry Street Pier. With
its accessible location on the waterfront, neighbors from across the region –
from Camden to Northeast Philadelphia – can spend their Saturday morning and
early afternoon shopping for fresh, affordable produce to fill the fridge for a
week, while checking out locally made art, enjoying free entertainment,
grabbing a bite to eat from local food trucks and vendors, having a drink in an
open-air garden right on the water, and taking in spectacular views of the Ben
Franklin Bridge. To further ensure access for all
communities, The Food Trust’s Philly Food Bucks healthy food incentive program
encourages Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – or SNAP – users to shop
at the Market using their benefits.
Confirmed vendors for The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier include:
• Birchrunhill Farms
• Ca Phe Roasters
• The Chilly Banana
• CIS Works Artists
• Dump N Roll
• Frecon Farms
• Hickory Grove Gardens
• High Street
• La Chocolatera
• Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
• Little Noodle
• North Starr
• Philly Tacos
• Pound Cake Heaven
• Sea Foam Soap
• Sharrah Orchards
From Camden Market in
London to Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, the shared experience of
sampling and purchasing affordable, locally made food, exploring crafts from
homegrown creative sellers, and enjoying area performing artists is a
universally binding thing. It brings communities together, and it increases
access to the things that make our environment healthy and vibrant. Created by
The Food Trust in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), which works to develop and maintain the waterfront’s vibrant
parks, trails and streetscapes, and Aetna, The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier aims to connect all neighborhoods through the communal experience of
food, the continued access to fresh, affordable produce, and a love for all
things local – which ultimately only leads to a healthier and more connected
The Food Trust’s Market at
Cherry Street Pier is made possible by The Food Trust, The Delaware River
Waterfront Corporation, presenting sponsor Aetna, and The Durst Organization.
To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/CherryStreetMkt and follow @thefoodtrust on Twitter. And remember, on Saturdays, all roads lead to Cherry Street!
The Food Trust, a nonprofit founded in 1992, strives to make healthy food
available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and
policymakers, The Food Trust has developed a comprehensive approach that
combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy
food. To learn more about The Food Trust, visit thefoodtrust.org.
The Delaware River
Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a 501(c)(3)
created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of
Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design,
develop, program and maintain public amenities such as permanent and seasonal
parks, trails, and streetscape improvements to transform the waterfront into a
vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for
the residents and visitors of Philadelphia as is consistent with the goals of
the Master Plan for Central Delaware. Daily programming throughout the entire
year is changing the way Philadelphians see and converse about the waterfront
and is helping to create spaces and communities that connect residents and
visitors to the Waterfront. For more information, visit delawareriverwaterfront.com
Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 39 million people with
information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about
their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and
consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including
medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health plans, and medical management
capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation
administrative services and health information technology products and
services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college
students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers,
governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates.
For more information, visit www.aetna.com
and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews
The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and
builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 2,500
residential rental units with 3,500 in development. The Durst Organization is
recognized as a world leader in the development of high performance and
environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings. www.durst.org
& PETE’S AIMS TO RAISE $40,000 FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS ON
NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY
Crabfries® will be only $1 in all participating locations this
Philadelphia, PA – Chickie’s & Pete’s presents the 5th Annual Crabfries® for Heroes on National French Fry Day on July 13th from 11:00am to Midnight. This Saturday, thousands of orders of world famous Crabfries® will once again be offered for an amazing cause for only $1.00 each. Saturday will mark Chickie’s & Pete’s 5th annual Crabfries for Heroes fundraising event to support the families of fallen police officers. This year’s goal is to beat a record and raise $40,000. For a full list of locations and more information, visit www.chickiesandpetes.com/crabfriesday.
“Police officers need our support, they need everyone’s support,” said Chickie’s & Pete’s founder and Chairman Pete Ciarrocchi. “Officers need to know we have their backs and if something happens to them we will be there to support their families. We are proud to bring back this annual tradition – and hope to break a record this year! The generosity of our customers is astounding.”
Crabfries® for Heroes sees all participating full-service Chickie’s & Pete’s locations serving their world famous Crabfries® for only $1 per order. The iconic restaurant group will also be offering $5 Miller Lite Personal Pitchers that day. Sales from each order of Crabfries® and each Miller Lite Personal Pitcher will go to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Survivors Fund.
Crabfries® for Heroes started as a simple idea to say “Thank you” to police officers for their service and dedication to their communities. After seeing the need firsthand, Pete Ciarrocchi and his team decided to make a major commitment to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Survivors Fund. To date, Chickie’s & Pete’s has raised well over $80,000 through Crabfries® for Heroes.
“Pete is a larger than life guy who has a heart that is simply unbelievable,” said John McNesby, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. “We have quietly gone to Pete and Chickie’s & Pete’s time and time again for help and we have never been turned away, in fact we are always embraced. This man and his team live their lives by being a part of our community every day and supporting our officers day in and day out.”
In addition to raising funds, Chickie’s & Pete’s will make sure police officers in the region are well-fed this Saturday. They will take their Crabfries® Express truck on the road to feed officers in multiple police districts throughout the city of Philadelphia.
Chickie’s & Pete’s area participating locations include:
Audubon: 675 Shannondell Blvd, Audubon, PA 19407
Bordentown: 183 US Highway 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Drexel Hill: Pilgrim Gardens Shopping Center, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year is taking over Brighton Park Atlantic City on Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28, 2019 with an action-packed day filled with a variety of tacos, delicious indulgences, and taco themed activities! Come hungry – get ready for the Atlantic City Taco Festival!
Over 75 varieties of tacos will be available, just $3 each. It’s time for Taco Heaven! Inside the festival, you’ll find over 20 of Atlantic City’s best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos & other related food items (mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos & more).
OVERVIEW – Margarita Beach Bar – Giant Tequila Expo – Eating Contests – Carnival Games & Kids Activities (Face Painters, Balloon Twisters etc) – Live Bands, Authentic Traditional Mariachi Entertainment & DJ’s – Giant Nacho Bar – Fun Yard Games – Best Dressed Contest (GET CREATIVE!) – and much more!
WHAT TO EXPECT At the event, you’ll find over 20 of Atlantic City’s best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos’s & related food items $3 tacos (sold separately). There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila flights, ice cold beer, water, soda & more. All items will work on a voucher system – there will be various voucher stations throughout the festival & all vouchers will be used as cash. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell other food (cotten candy, desserts, cakes, mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos, etc) as well. Multiple ATMs will be on site & strongly encourage cash sales at voucher stations.
TICKET DETAILS GENERAL ADMISSION $9.95* (Pre-Sale & Limited) 1PM – 8PM – Entry into the festival
VIP TICKET $59.95* (Pre-Sale & Limited Offer) 12PM – 8PM – 1 hour express early access – Exclusive VIP area – Private bathrooms & bars – 5 Taco vouchers – 4 Beverage vouchers (excludes tequila flights & shots) – Commemorate VIP gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways & bragging rights
DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOM BLOCK Stay The Night – Make it a Weekend! Enjoy the AC Taco Festival Responsibly. DISCOUNTED ROOM BLOCK COMING SOON
CHARITY The Atlantic City Taco Festival is proud to partner this year with The Trauma Survivors Foundation! Check out this great cause today at www.thetraumasurvivorsfoundation.com.
KIDS DETAILS – Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticket
VENDORS & SPONSOR INQUIRY – Have a restaurant, food truck or sponsor inquiry? Drop us a line at info@ACTacoFest.com or by phone at Call (888) 827-8340.
REFUND & EXCHANGE POLICY *All tickets purchased for The Atlantic City Taco Festival by phone or online are final. We Do Not issue refunds or exchanges & this is a Rain or Shine outdoor event.
Please understand we are only selling limited amounts of tickets for this event. We are avoiding overcrowding as much as possible. We encourage you to purchase tickets beforehand to guarantee access to one of the hottest events this summer
Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brighton Park (124 Park Place in Atlantic City, NJ) Map
SATURDAY General Admission EARLY BIRD (1PM – 8PM) Ticket includes admission to the Atlantic City Taco Festival Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $9.95
SATURDAY Premium Admission EARLY BIRD (1PM – 8PM) Ticket includes admission to the Atlantic City Taco Festival PLUS 5 Taco vouchers and a commemorative gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways, bragging rights, and more! Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $29.95
SATURDAY VIP EARLY BIRD (12PM-8PM) Ticket Includes 1 hour express early access, Exclusive VIP area, Private bathrooms & bars, 5 Taco vouchers, 4 Beverage vouchers (excludes tequila flights & shots) and a Commemorate VIP gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways & bragging rights Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $49.95
SUNDAY General Admission EARLY BIRD (1PM – 8PM) Ticket includes admission to the Atlantic City Taco Festival Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $9.95
SUNDAY Premium Admission EARLY BIRD (1PM – 8PM) Ticket includes admission to the Atlantic City Taco Festival PLUS 5 Taco vouchers and a commemorative gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways, bragging rights, and more! Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $29.95
SUNDAY VIP EARLY BIRD (12PM-8PM) Ticket Includes 1 hour express early access, Exclusive VIP area, Private bathrooms & bars, 5 Taco vouchers, 4 Beverage vouchers (excludes tequila flights & shots) and a Commemorate VIP gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways & bragging rights Ticket Sales End at: 7/27/2019 2:00 PM (or if sold out) $49.95