Just a few things to beat the winter blues…take heart—spring is nearly here XOXO!
• Main Line Mangia
Dine your way up and down the Main Line now through Sunday, March 11, during Main Line Today’s Spring Restaurant Week. Savor prix-fixe, multi-course lunch ($25-$35) and dinner ($30-$55) menus at over two dozen local eateries, including Autograph Brasserie, Bar Alimentari at Di Bruno Bros., Buena Onda, Lola’s Garden, Rosalie, The Pullman and Twenty One Pips. Mangia Mangia!
• Spread the News!
Philadelphia-based Spread Bagelry has expanded to King of Prussia Town Center, snagging a spot right by honeygrow. Founded in 2010, Spread Bagelry now boasts close to a dozen locations around the Philadelphia metro area, including Bryn Mawr, Wayne, Glen Mills and Rittenhouse.
The spread secret? Bagels are boiled in honey water then roasted in a wood-fired oven, rendering them slightly sweet and perfectly crispy. Popular sandwiches include the Carnegie Breakfast (New York pastrami, eggs and provolone), Chicken Cheesesteak (roasted chicken, spinach, mushrooms, grilled red onion and melted provolone) and the Cure (beef brisket, smoked bacon, eggs, smoked cheddar and sriracha spread). Don’t forget to check out the cream cheese situation too, with flavors like jalapeno lime, strawberry basil, maple bacon and pistachio honey. Spread Bagelry King of Prussia is located at 100 Main Street, #160. Hours are 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily.
• How YOU Doin’?!?
Grab your besties and immerse yourself in the world of FRIENDS™! Running through Monday, May 29, The FRIENDS™ Experience at King of Prussia mall features interactive set recreations, original props and costumes, photo ops, trivia, a retail store and Central Perk. Guests can lounge on the show’s iconic orange couch and snap a photo in Joey and Chandler’s apartment and Monica and Rachel’s kitchen. Staff will be on hand to take photos for you with your phone, and three scenes are equipped camera boxes that take shots you can view and purchase later. Friendly tip: Park in the Blue Lot near Cheesecake Factory and Urban Outfitters. The entrance is located on the third floor across from Ethan Allen. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM (last entry), Saturdays 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM (last entry), Sundays 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM and select Mondays.
• Brunch Bunch
Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen in Conshohocken now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Located in the restored Washie Firehouse, adjacent to Hotel West and Main, Hook and Ladder opened to rave reviews late last year with its bold menu, hip ambiance and sprawling views.
The eatery’s brunch menu features creative twists on popular basics, such as wagyu beef apple sausage eggs benedict, French toast smoked bacon, a tomahawk eggs benedict and the brunch burger (an eight-ounce patty served on a brioche bun with truffle aioli, arugula, caramelized onion and a fried egg).
Thirsty? Enjoy two hours of bottomless mimosas for $35 per person. Cheers!
Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen is located at 46 Fayette Street (second floor) in Conshohocken. Brunch hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
• Hefty Tuition at Haverford College
Haverford College made the list of the top ten most expensive colleges in the nation. The school came in at number eight, with an annual tuition of $62,850. Founded in 1833, the liberal arts college enrolls about 1,400 students. Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster topped the list with tuition of $65,652. View the complete list here!
• Take a Hike!
Following the passage of the Valley Forge Park Realignment Permit and Promise Act, plans are underway to link the famed park and historic site to the Chester Valley Trail, King of Prussia Town Center (along North Gulph Road) AND the Schuylkill River Trail. The plans also call for a new, more scenic park entrance.
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