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While the lavender had been picked for the season, a visit out to Bucks County to visit Peace Valley Lavender Farm was well worth it. If anything, it’s just so nice to get out of the sticky city, even if only for a few hours. I picked up lavender honey, lavender soda, and a bushel of lavender for my home. There’s also a body of water nearby, so you can enjoy your beverages there as we did. Definitely check their website and social media before heading out, just to be sure that they are open.
Side thought: After just typing the word lavender so much, I realized the word lavender just suits what it is so well. Gentle and lovely to say, as it is to smell and see the flower. Surely there must be a name for the phenomenon of a word feeling exactly like what the thing is (yellow is another one that comes to mind). Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling this about certain words.
Perhaps you’ve visited The Winston in Northern Liberties for a boozy brunch or to watch a game. Well, they’ve expanded to the Delaware River and have opened The Winston on the Water. There you can enjoy cocktails, food, and some stunning waterfront views. Now, how to find this elusive spot. Simply follow the signs that lead behind the Dave and Busters and you’ll be on your way to paradise.
White Dog Cafe & Wmmr’s Preston And Steve To Host Fifth Dining Out For The Dogs To Benefit Alpha Bravo Canine
The White Dog Cafe and WMMR’s Preston and Steve will host the Fifth Annual Dining Out for the Dogs Monday, August 22, 2022, starting at 5:00 PM to raise funds for Alpha Bravo Canine, Philadelphia’s first and only 501(c)3 organization that donates service dogs to US veterans suffering from debilitating medical and psychological problems as a result of their active combat duty.
WMMR, BEN FM, WMGK, WXTU, and The Fanatic on-air personalities will be at each of the three suburban White Dog Café locations, White Dog Café Wayne, White Dog Café Haverford, and White Dog Café Glen Mills, dining with guests and hosting drawings for prizes.
There will also be puppy-kissing booths at each location where guests can donate to cuddle and kiss one of the Alpha Bravo Canine pups! Guests can also donate $35 and book a VIP (very important puppy) table where they are guaranteed outdoor seating for the event with their pup (based on availability) as well as receive a special Tito’s doggie bag filled with pup-friendly items.
Guests can also enjoy a gourmet flight of hot dogs for $40 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Alpha Bravo Canine. The menu includes:
- Coney Island Dog made with Green Meadow farm beef chili, PA noble cheddar cheese, pickled red onions
- Southwestern Dog that includes Guacamole, chipotle aioli, cotija cheese, crispy tortillas, the White Dog with white truffle aioli, shellbark hollow goat cheese, mushroom relish
- Backyard Dog with ketchup, mustard and BBQ potato chip crumble.
Guests who cannot attend the event, but that wish to contribute to Dining Out for the Dogs, can make a donation now through August 22 at the White Dog Café locations by adding any amount at the bottom of their meal check or at this link which also hosts the auction for incredible prizes and experiences: https://app.galabid.com/diningoutforthedogs/items