Philly Finds Vol. 40 – it’s a food heavy one

Sound the alarms – it’s the 40th Philly Finds post! I hope you guys enjoy reading these as much as I do putting them together.

Last week I launched the blog’s first-ever product – the Philly Italian slang poster. I was pretty emotional by the support and shares from everyone, your girl was touched. The first batch of orders are going out this week, so if you’ve place your order be on the lookout. You can purchase your own poster – in either white or green – using the link here.

A portion of our meal at Middle Child Clubhouse

This Philly Finds post is very food friendly, so we’ll start off with some news from around town:

Café Musette

New to Fairmount is Café Musette, a quaint, cozy spot nuzzled on the corner of 24th and Aspen. For the time my friend and I were there, I felt as if we had left Philly, albeit briefly, and were in gay Paris. Next Sunday, get yourself a chocolate croissant and iced coffee, you’ve earned it.

Chocolate croissant
Smoked salmon tartine, delicious. I’m still craving the crème fraîche

The new Victory Brewing on the Parkway

If I have to watch Penn State lose yet another game, at least it was in a great new spot. I foresee the new Victory spot on the Parkway (RIP TGI Friday’s) to be packed for every and any televised athletic event in the future.

House made pretzel
Beer flight
Floyd’s Frankie vegetarian burrito

From our friends at White Dog Café

Artist Jay McClellan, along with local decorators and designers, has created nine unique dog houses that will be auctioned off online to benefit an array of local not-for-profit organizations. The doghouses will be on tour for viewing throughout the area in November. The event will kick off on Wednesday, November 10 at 2 pm at White Dog Café Glen Mills, 981 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills. The dog houses will be shown at various locations throughout the region including the King of Prussia Town Center 155 Village Drive King of Prussia, November 12 and 14; the National Dog Show at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks November 19-21; and in the heart of Suburban Square, 49 St. George’s Road, Ardmore November 26-28.

Designers can add to the exterior and interior of the houses with materials they already have but may not exceed $300 for new materials to encourage creativity and maintain fairness among the designers. Jay is designing and decorating a house for HelpUsAdopt.org, founded by former Main Line resident Becky Fawcett. Helpusadopt.org is a financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000. Helphusadopt.org supports both domestic and international foster care adoptions and does not charge applicants to apply.

Bidding information, photos of the houses and information about the not-for-profit organizations that are benefactors, as well as details about the houses, the designers can be found at https://www.benevolenthound.org/about

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