Friday, September 22, 2017

Philadelphia Brew & Eat Tours with Philly Limos

*Sponsored Guest Post*

Philadelphia is the perfect city to embark on a food and drink tour! With all of the award winning restaurants that have been established, as well as new eateries popping up all of the time, there are seemingly endless options to choose from when you and your friends are going out on the town. If you're looking for some spots to add to your itinerary for dining and drinking, we're here with some suggestions for some fantastic quality brews and food options at these local brewing companies. You're sure to leave these places filled to the brim and satisfied.


Be sure to consider a safe mode of transportation for yourself and your friends if you plan on drinking through the night. One of the best ways to do this is to consider a party bus or limo, as it ends up to be just as affordable as an Uber with a lot more features when it is split up among the group. 


You'll be happy that you prepared for your night of high quality food and drink with this type of transportation. For more information, head over to phillypartybus.com.

Evil Genius Beer Company
Fishtown, PA

Courtesy of Yelp

While the selection here leans toward IPAs, there's a little something for everybody to enjoy when you check out their large menu of food and drinks. There's a subtle 90's theme here, so millennials will especially enjoy drinking here. Flights are under twelve dollars and include five different brews, so it's a generally affordable spot to check out while you're on your brew tour.

Yards Brewing Company
Northern Liberties, PA

Courtesy of Yelp

Yards is a popular option known for their informative, entertaining tours of their brewing facilities where you're offered samples as you walk through. With five dollar pints and seven dollar flights, it's easy to enjoy many different types of beer here without breaking the bank. For history buffs, they even offer brews that are supposedly the same recipes that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson used themselves.

Second District Brewing
Pennsport, PA

Second District is a local brewery and beer bar serving up traditional American food as well as some vegan options. We love the open atmosphere with exposed brick. There aren't flights offered here, but there are usually eight rotating beers on tap, and don't leave without trying their popular Vietnamese Coffee Stout. It's out of this world! The sliders, curly fries, and vegan sausage sandwiches are all great option to consider as far as food goes.

FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored guest post.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Product Review

I was recently shipped Gringo Bandito's line of hot sauces to check out. Another hot sauce you say? Well this one's got the sales and the face to back it up! It all started over 10 years ago by Dexter Holland (yes, Dexter of the multi-platinum punk rock band, The Offspring). Initially given away by Holland as a Christmas gift, it has since taken off from Southern Cali to sell over a million bottles nationwide and around the world. 


The original red is the milder version, but with a nice bold flavor that was perfect to amp the flavor of peppers and onions for fajitas. 


The green uses unripened habaneros instead of tomatillos. So be prepared for a spicier version than your typical verde. Delicious to spice up some lighter dishes like my fish and cauliflower rice burrito bowl.


If you're looking to go super spicy, check out their Super Hot version, which utilizes ghost and scorpion peppers to create a natural (no additives!), but scorching blend. It worked to create an addictive hit of heat with some leftover Percy Street BBQ brisket and pulled pork. 

You can buy it online on their website or at your local store so be sure to check it out!

FTC Disclaimer: I was provided this product to review. Regardless, my opinions are mine alone and, therefore, unbiased. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Heirzoom Popup at Reading Terminal Market

I first encountered Heirzoom's phenomenal fennome pastries at the West Chester Artisan
ExchangePassed down through the generations, founder Diane Holtaway learned the Hungarian recipe from her aunt Betty. Crisp, buttery, and wonderfully light, these gustatory delights were one of the highlights of my trip to the Artisan Exchange. So when I heard that Diane was bringing Heirzoom to Reading Terminal Market in the form of a Sunday popup, I knew I had to stop by! 


Every Sunday from 9-5PM, Diane will be selling the pastries at RTM. She'll even show you how to make them! Each of these delicious bites are handmade - no two are exactly the same! It's a family-run operation, and when I stopped by this past Sunday, she was with her son highlighting their product to the crowds, right by the Metropolitan Bakery on the NE corner of the market. 

Heirzoom Fennome Three-Pack [$4]


Fennomes are inspired by the Hungarian term "finom." Meaning delicious, delicate, and tasty, it's wonderfully emblematic of each bite. Artisanally made with sweet cream butter, unbleached flour, and pure cane sugar, each fennome is filled with all-natural jams and fillings, including blueberry, strawberry, apricot, and raspberry. Treat yourself and obviously, they're perfect for gifting! 

Heirzoom Fennome Box [$12]


You can also get an entire box of these fennomes to share with the family or your co-workers. These can come decorated with chocolate, offering a nice richness to contrast with the sugary crystals studding the fennomes. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives!


So be sure to stop by on Sundays at RTM and stop by to try Diane's heirloom recipe. You won't be sorry. And if you can't make it on Sundays, stop by their website to get them shipped!