We’re at Philly Finds #50! We have truly eat, played, and danced throughout this city together. Thank you for being here – I hope you’ve been having as much fun I have putting these lists together. <3 It always makes me so happy when I hear that series has helped someone plan their next night out.
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We start with one of my favorite beverages from one of my favorite Philly breweries – the Lagerita from Love City Brewery. It consists of a 12oz can of their Love City Lager, with tequila and lime. Perfect for when those spring days are here to stay.
If I know anything about a Michael Schulson restaurant, it’s that the happy hour is going to be phenomenal. I will go on record and say that Via Locusta is the best happy hour in this city. But it has some stiff competition now thanks to its new sister restaurant Prunella, which recently opened on 13th and Sansom. We ordered the arancini off of the happy hour menu, as well as a few glasses of wine which were on draft. The ambiance is quintessential Schulson – sexy, impeccably decorated, and cozy. Reservations are available online, or you’re able to walk-in and grab yourself a seat at the bar as we did.
The next order of business after our Prunella meal was seeing Waitress at the Academy of Music. I really do love this musical so much – it’s sweet, funny, and moving. Jisel Soleil Ayon, who played the lead role of Jenna, was absolutely stellar, allowing the audience to both root for and feel frustrated by the character. The entire supporting cast truly made the show magical and memorable. It’s playing until April 3, so still some time to catch it!
It’s getting closer to that time of year again – the beloved Philadelphia Flower Show, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, returns to FDR Park. I wrote about last year’s Flower Show, which was the first time it was held at FDR Park near the stadiums. It was such a fun experience and I’m looking forward to going back this year.
They recently released their schedule of events, exhibit details, as well as new design plans, and are planning for it to bloom bigger and brighter than ever before with exciting new exhibits, special events and activations, recreational spaces, and several dining options. Several ticket options are available for sale now, along with several returning and new events that will appeal to both seasoned fans of the Show and new audiences.
I included this is the last Philly Finds, but wanted to share it again. On April 28, where I work is hosting an ages 45-and-under performance of Puccini’s La bohème, which is the opera that inspired Jonathan Larson’s Rent. If you’ve never experienced live opera before, this is the perfect place to start. Plus, it’s an elegant night out on the town. There’s also a post-performance Champagne reception with the cast, so you can meet and mingle with the stars. Did I mention that tickets are just $25 (regular tickets are $68). If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to reach out!