Parks on Tap and other great spots for outdoor dining and drinks

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This spot can accommodate 70 spread out diners with umbrellas for rain and a menu that features the Murder Hornet Pizza.


Royal Cafe in Narberth is outdoor dining at its finest
Royal Cafe Narberth takes its name from the building's former life as Royal Bank, and it's one of the few spots on the lower Main Line with a liquor license.

There's a massive outdoor area that can accommodate 70 socially distanced people and the tables are covered with tents and umbrellas so you can dine rain or shine.

Favorites include the Murder Hornet pizza with spicy honey, the lobster roll sandwich and the Royal burger. The restaurant serves craft cocktails and there's even a slushy machine!

Royal Cafe Narberth | Facebook
724 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072
484-429-2626
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Ben and Robert Bynum are showing their appreciation to frontline workers with The Hero Kitchen, an initiative to feed local hospital workers. #BeLocalish


Hero Kitchen: Soul food quartet combine forces to take care of frontline workers
The city's favorite soul food impresarios, Ben and Robert Bynum, have been working on a new project that shows their souls really are in the right place.

The Hero Kitchen is a way for them to show their appreciation for front line medical workers. They prepare and deliver individually packaged meals to them as they work in hospitals and nursing homes in the area.

The effort is sustained by donations, and they plan to continue as long as those workers have to put themselves at risk battling COVID-19.

Donate to The Hero Kitchen: https://www.toasttab.com/green-soul/v3
Green Soul
1410 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia. PA 19130
215-660-9600

South Jazz Kitchen
600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. PA 19130
215-600-0220

Relish
7152 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia. PA 19138
215-276-0170

Warmdaddy's
1400 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia. PA 19147
215-462-2000
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Darnel's Cakes and Birdie's Biscuits are serving up sweet and savory baked goods in honor of lost loved ones. #BeLocalish


Darnel's Cake and Birdie's Biscuits are baking up sweet and savory treats
Darnel's Cakes and Birdie's Biscuits were both named after beloved family members.

Kyle Cuffie-Scott's cousin, Darnel, passed away from complications of the AIDS virus. So his baked goods company, Darnel's Cakes, is named in his honor and works to raise awareness of HIV-AIDS.

Birdie's Biscuits | Instagram
Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
267-298-0341

Jeffery Presley's great grandmother's nickname was Birdie, and she was known for her biscuits.

So he recreated her recipe and started Birdie's Biscuits.

Both baker-chefs are graduates of culinary schools, and both continue to sell their baked goods locally through the COVID-19 crisis.

Darnel's Cakes | Instagram | Facebook
444 N. 3rd Street, Phila. PA 19123
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With Center City mostly a ghost town, Baology has taken its menu on the road, offering delivery and party platters of its famous Taiwanese street food.


Baology goes mobile with Taiwanese street food delivery
Located just blocks from City Hall, Baology has mostly relied on the Center City business district for its customer base.

Since many of the employees who work in that area are not coming into the city, Baology decided to bring the food to them.

The Taiwanese-inspired cuisine is now being packaged for suburban and city customers and delivered to their door.

You can get a week's worth of meals or party platters for small gatherings or special occasions.

The doors of the center city restaurant are closed but six employees remain working in the kitchen. Each meal comes with the same passion and attention to local ingredients that Baology has always considered important.

Baology | Facebook | Instagram
1829 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The James Beard award-winning chef-crafted an amazing new menu and the tables have been outfitted with lush tropical plants that will make you feel like you're on an island vacatio


Cuba Libre is serving up a virtual trip to the island during COVID-19
After nearly four months closed, one of the oldest restaurants in Old City has reopened its doors with a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining experience.

With no indoor dining allowed, the city let the restaurant build a deck over a parking lane. Known as a parklet or streetery, it's covered in lush tropical plants.
The chef took advantage of the downtime to create some new authentic Cuban dishes for the menu like the Picadillo Cubano, Enchilada Cubana and the shrimp cocktail.

Cuba Libre Restaurant | Facebook | Instagram

10 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
215-627-0666
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Summer staples Parks on Tap and South Street's Pop Up Garden are back to fill all your outdoor picnic and dining needs.


PHS Pop Up, Parks on Tap are perfect spots for outdoor fun
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Pop Up Garden on South Street is back for its sixth season.

The PHS Pop Up provides a lush landscape designed by the horticultural experts. The food and drinks are provided by the same group that owns Khyber Pass and Cantina Los Caballitos. The atmosphere is like a summer picnic with all the safety precautions in place to provide proper social distancing, mask-wearing and contactless service. All the proceeds are used to support PHS's work in the Philadelphia community.
Parks on Tap returns with a twist on its normal mobile happy hour. This year they are setting up in more permanent locations.

There is one at Fairmount Park's Horticultural Center and the other is in the shadow of the Art Museum at the end of Boathouse Row.

Both are offering a similar menu of drinks and food and beautiful scenery.
PHS Pop Up Garden | Facebook | Instagram
1438 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Parks on Tap | Facebook | Instagram
Multiple Locations
Fairmount Horticulture Center 100 N. Horticultural Drive (Next to the famous Waterworks by Boathouse Row)

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Local spots that use jucie to heal and get the body right.


Using Juice as medicine
The Juice Dr. in Ardmore uses local produce from Lancaster farms to make freshly pressed bottled juices, wellness shots and immunity boxes. Founder Philadelphia native FJ Leto collaborated with top nutritional scientists from both the University of Penn and Drexel to develop the recipes.

Leto tells us eating the colors of the rainbow can help you achieve optimal health and boost your immunity. Plus, his immunity boxes make it easier to get your 10 servings of fruits and veggies per day, the current recommendations.
The Phillies are one of their top fans. The Juice Dr. works in conjunction with the team's nutritionist to come up with custom recipes for players.

The Juice Dr. is also keeping front-line workers healthy! They've donated thousands of juices to Bryn Mawr Hospital, and are still donating about 200 juices a day - all thanks to their loyal fanbase.

Coming soon, and just a few blocks away, they're opening up the Blue Pearl Café. The menu will be all plant-based, and you'll be able to order all of their fresh juices, smoothies, coffees and teas.

Juice Doctor | Website | Instagram

2901 Normandy Rd Ardmore PA, 19003
Little Man's Juice Bar in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia is a vegan breakfast and lunch shop.

Owner military veteran Bryon Mathis started off sponsoring youth sports teams, partnering with the local Basketball Association. Their vegan milkshakes are a go-to, especially the one made with soursop. Another top-seller is the vegan cheesesteak, and they just rolled out the vegan breakfast griddle, with tofu scramble and an impossible sausage patty sandwiched between 2 pancakes.

Little Man's Juice Bar| Instagram
4218 Princeton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
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Philly's funny mom has released a line of funny apparel to bring some levity during the pandemic.


Funny T-shirts to get you through tough times
Dena Blizzard, also known as the comedian "One Funny Mother", is famous for her viral videos and wine-themed products resonating with mothers everywhere.

Now, the comedian has come out with a new line of apparel with clever catch-phrases on them that may be able to bring us exactly what we might need right now...A good laugh.

Her number one best-seller is one T-shirt that says "I love you, get away from me."

Fitting for families in quarantine who may have had a little too much downtime with their children

Dena Blizzard, also known as the comedian "One Funny Mother", is famous for her viral videos and wine-themed products resonating with mothers everywhere.

Now, the comedian has come out with a new line of apparel with clever catch-phrases on them that may be able to bring us exactly what we might need right now...A good laugh.

Her number one best-seller is one T-shirt that says "I love you, get away from me."

Fitting for families in quarantine who may have had a little too much downtime with their children.

Dena Blizzard Facebook | Store
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Get your cup of joe and donate to a good cause at Coffee Closet! Jake McFarland is autistic.


Coffee Closet with Barista Jake serves up fresh joe for a charitable cause

Get your cup of joe and donate to a good cause at Coffee Closet!

Jake McFarland is autistic. He loves making coffee for his dad. His parents took notice of his new love of coffee and gave him his own coffee cart in their family record store.

He serves coffee to patrons who come in and the proceeds are donated to local charities in the Philadelphia Area. The cart has become extremely popular due to Jake's personality and he loves serving the coffee. His mom hopes to grow the cart and employee other young adults with special needs to help them learn important life skills.

Coffee Closet with Barista Jake | Facebook | Instagram
p2121 West Main St. Jeffersonville, PA 19403

Vinyl Closet Records | Facebook | Instagram
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Autistic boy turns his love of coffee making into Coffee Closet with Barista Jake and a mission to contribute to various charities.

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