He’s the Food Dude and you can win a private party with Kevin Roberts THE “FOOD DUDE” for you and 50 of your friends – *You must be 21 or older and there is no purchase necessary. NO charge for the contest. TEXT > DUDE to 83361….FOOTBALL and Yuengling go hand and hand – from the pros to the college games – Have a Yuengling Beer this week when the time is right.
Where can you get a cold Yuengling Lager? Here are some places in the Greater Delaware Valley area… From Doylestown to Lower Bucks to Phila…HAVE A YUENGLING BEER FROM AMERICA’S OLDEST BREWERY SINCE 1829 *see more go to page 30 on the PDF @ ootonline.com
CHECK- OUT SOME OF THESE PLACES THIS WEEK!
BAILEYS BAR & GRILLE
CURRANS IRISH INNS ( ALL LOCATIONS)
MANNY BROWNS ( ALL LOCATIONS)
Mc STEW’S IRISH SPORTS BAR
PASQUALES SPRORTS BAR
THE RED ROOSTER
SANDYS BEEF & ALE
THE SOUTH PHILLY BAR AND GRILL
THE CLUB HOUSE BAR AND GRILL
THE TRUM TAVERN
THE BRICKHOUSE (ALL LOCATIONS)
TONY’S PLACE ( BOTH LOCATIONS)
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Reale’s Sports Bar&Grill
Photos by Mike Vagnoni
Collen Mansfield tends bar over at Reale’s Sports Bar & Grill . She is resident of Tacony and can be found on friday and saturday afternoons, and on monday nights doing her thing behind the bar. Her loyal group of patrons contacted OOT and suggested that we do a feature on her since she is one of the most liked bartenders in the area. For over 12 years she has been building up a great fan base of loyal customers. ” I really love all my customers and they become my friends. We also hang out together and there is no better job in the world then being behind the bar”, says Collen. She is a personality bartender and just has fun when she does her weekly shifts. Collen stands in at 5′ 6” and has brown hair and blue eyes.
HOBBIES: Loves music all kinds.
ON RADIO: She likes to listen to Ben 95.7 ( For the Variety of music )
ON SPORTS: Loves all the Philly teams. She is a football fan and really likes the EAGLES and also her biggest passion is to get out each week and root for her son who plays football for Father Judge High School.
FAVORITE DRINK TO SERVE: Mango Martini’s
FAVORITE DRINK : ” Call me a Miller Lite Girl. When it’s time for me to unwind, I like to have a Miller Lite”
Stop by and say hello to Collen this week over at Reale’s Sports Bar located at 7233 Frankford Ave in
NE Philly. To see more photos go to: www.ootonline.com
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chef Terence Feury, of Old City’s acclaimed Fork (306 Market Street, 215-625-9425), is proud to announce the restaurant’s new policy of serving only sustainable seafood. Working collaboratively with fishmonger Anthony McCarthy, Chef Feury sources the most responsible fish and shellfish and serves only those that are caught and shipped with respect for the environment.
“Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed preparing the best that the ocean has to offer,” says Chef Feury, who was recently named “Best Chef, 2010” by Philadelphia magazine. “I hope that choosing to source our products from local fishermen and better managed fisheries will help to reduce the impact of commercial fishing on the environment, allowing us to serve delicious seafood at Fork for many years to come.”
To celebrate Fork’s commitment to sustainable fish and shellfish, Chef Feury will host a Sustainable Seafood Dinner on Wednesday, September 29, featuring The New York Times’ Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food (Penguin, July 2010). Chef Feury and fellow Le Bernardin alum and recent Top Chef contestant Jennifer Carroll of 10Arts restaurant will collaborate to prepare and serve a four-course tasting menu for $75 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit two organizations: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, the world’s leader in conservation research whose list of over-fished versus sustainable seafood choices is widely considered the industry standard, and The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ, a local organization dedicated to fostering a lifelong understanding and stewardship of the coastal environment.
Signed copies of Greenberg’s book will be available for purchase during the dinner. Publisher’s Weekly wrote that “in this unusually entertaining and nuanced investigation into global fisheries…Greenberg examines our historical relationship with wild fish…challenging us to reevaluate whether fish are at their root expendable seafood or wildlife desperately in need of our compassion.” The New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton called Four Fish “a necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why. [Greenberg] posits the sense of privilege we should feel in consuming wild fish, along with the necessity of aquaculture.”
“Sustainable seafood” refers to fish or seafood caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of individual marine species and for the ocean’s ecological balance as a whole. Fork’s current menu includes such sustainable seafood choices as New Zealand king salmon, West Coast halibut, black sea bass, line-caught swordfish and sea scallops. Guests can expect their offerings to change frequently, depending on the season and the availability of certain species.
Owned by Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella, Fork has been a fixture in Old City for 13 years and has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Esquire and other prestigious publications. Philadelphia Magazine has recognized Fork with 13 “Best of Philly” awards, including: “Best Wine List with Real World Prices,” “Best Brunch Spot,” “Best Lunch Spot,” “Best Late Night Dining,” “Best Chef (Terence Feury)” and “Best Charcuterie.”
In their “Three Bell: Excellent” review, The Philadelphia Inquirer gushed, “few restaurants in town right now can match Fork for fine dining value, given the vibrantly crafted flavors,” and added that Chef Feury and his team “deliver vividly flavored, hand-crafted delights on every dish.”
Fork and Fork:etc., the adjacent gourmet take-out and casual dining cafe, are located in Philadelphia’s bustling Old City, the region’s most eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind retailers, restaurants and centers for the arts. Its village-like vibe makes any stroll more than a shopping trip; no wonder National Geographic Traveler recently referred to Old City as “arguably the liveliest urban neighborhood between SoHo and South Beach.”
For more information about the Sustainable Seafood Dinner or Chef Feury’s commitment to responsible fishing practices, please call Fork at (215) 625-9425 or visit www.forkrestaurant.com. You can also become a fan of the restaurant on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@ForkRestaurant).
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By: Krista Doran
There are an abundance of party/wedding bands out there in the tri-state area and all are highly talented musicians offering some of the best entertainment money can buy. But there is a new band on the scene that has really been making waves, not only for their excellent musicianship, but also for their refreshing approach towards providing entertainment for any private function. This band is Element K!
I spoke to guitarist Kevin Burns who explained to me that Element K offers more than most wedding bands and we’ll get to that in a moment. First, I would like to tell you all a little bit about the band. Element K, who is managed by The Shore Bets Agency, has been together now for 2 years and has been playing some great local venues mainly in the NJ and DE areas. Since the word is now out about this band, they have been spreading their wings and are now booking more and more rooms all over the tri-state area and even down into MD and VA. Element K has a very strong presence onstage and plays music from all genres. As Kevin explained to me, “we tend to play a little bit of everything. We mix things up to keep everyone dancing and we never go into a room with any type of pre-conceived idea of what we will play. We have a set-list, but it always depends on the crowd that is there because we like to play to suit the taste of the people in the room.” Believe me, Kevin and his band mate & bass player, Chris Louie definitely know how to work a room. As former members of the local band Chorduroy, they made the decision to leave in order to start a new project, and are really happy with this new line-up. The addition of their new female vocalist, Kortney Penta who also plays keys, and their hard-hitting drummer Anthony Santiago, has rounded out this band and insured that there is not stopping them!
One thing that sets Element K apart from the rest is the extremely strong vocals from their lead singer, Kortney. This adorable little red-head previously performed in her college A Cappella group, called The Deltones. Her high energy and great personality has her pleasing crowds at every venue they play. “Kortney has been such an asset to this band. Since she has been with us, we have been getting booked so much easier and her vocals just kick ass,” Kevin told me. They have been playing some great rooms, too, like Klondike Kate’s and Kildare’s in DE, Harrah’s and the Hilton Beach Bar in Atlantic City, NJ and countless more places coming in the Fall. Every Thursday, they perform at The Lighthouse in Dewey Beach, DE which has become one of their most favorite places to play.
In addition to awesome musicianship, a professional attitude and looking good, Element K offers something that no other cover bands offer for weddings and private affairs. They are a “one-stop-shop” and provide everything from live music and DJ services to photography and video services and will work with you to create an event that your guests will never forget. One service that I personally thought would be a hoot at any private party is live band karaoke. If you have a crazy family and lots of awesome friends like me, I am sure you will like this service too. Just imagine the fun you could have with this band at your next party! Check out their website at www.elementkband.com to see a listing of all the great options that Element K offers that will make your wedding or private affair memorable! No parties coming up? No problem! You can always go see them live at any of the great venues they play because whenever Element K is there, IT IS A PARTY!
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By Rob Nagy
Once in a while a musician emerges from the depths of obscurity by taking his talents to new heights while raising the creative bar. For Texas based guitarist Monte Montgomery this could not be a truer statement. With a dozen studio, live and DVD releases under his belt, Montgomery has quietly made a name for himself as a “musician’s musician”, gracing concert stages throughout the U.S. and abroad, earning critical acclaim and public adulation along the way. His awe-inspiring talent has won him praise from an elite group of fellow guitarists ranging from Steve Vai to Eric Johnson. To hear Montgomery’s stunning and electrifying guitar work in the studio is one thing, to hear him live is an event not to be missed. With two years since his last studio release, Montgomery is poised to take his career to the next level as he strategically plans his future.
Montgomery’s humble beginnings found him travelling the country with his free-spirited mother. Dropping out of school after the 7th grade, he gravitated toward the guitar at an early age. Through sheer effort and determination, Montgomery persevered by honing his vocal abilities along the way. “My childhood was basically skipped”, says Montgomery. “I literally used to sit around and play for hours. I had the opportunity to sit around and play guitar all the time. There were all these guys that played guitar. That’s how I learned, by watching and listening. “
By 1990 Montgomery made his recording debut with a self-titled release. Over the next two decades he released a collection of studio and live albums, which included Lost & Found (1993), 1st & Repair (1998), Mirror (1999), Wishing Well (2001), The Story Of Love (2003), Architect (2004), Monte Montgomery (2008), Live at the Caravan of Dreams (2002) and New & Approved (2003). A live DVD entitled At WorkPlay was released in 2005.
Like most great artists, Montgomery painstakingly built a following of fans of all ages that were instantly captivated by his abilities on the guitar. There was no question that fate was at play. “I never woke up and said, what am I supposed to be doing with my life?” says Montgomery. “I always knew, even before I played guitar, that I was going to be doing music, one way or another.” Influenced by Lindsey Buckingham, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Mark Knopfler and Michael Hedges, Montgomery continues to embrace any opportunity to expand his artistry. “You take a little bit from everybody”, says Montgomery. “Everybody that I listen to gets filed away and channeled at some point. That’s what makes me the player I am. I’m really an amalgamation of everybody that has inspired me. Early on I was pretty much obsessed with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac”, added Montgomery. “I learned a lot of stuff from that band other than just guitar playing – like dynamics, like how to bring songs down to a whisper and how to drive through a song.”
The turning point for Montgomery came in 1999 when, as a virtual unknown, he appeared on PBS’s Austin City Limits. This proved to be the boost he needed to take his career to a wider audience. Montgomery recorded and performed with abandon, staying focused on the task at hand, “To be the best he could be at his craft.” National media attention took notice and in 2004 Guitar Player Magazine’s listed Montgomery as one of the “The Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitarists”. It didn’t hurt that he had won the “Best Acoustic Guitar Player” award at the SXSW Festival’s Austin Music Awards seven years in a row (1998-2004), a feat that has yet to be topped.
In March 2009 Montgomery’s personal life was shattered when his twenty-one year old daughter was tragically shot to death. In spite of the overwhelming odds of success and personal adversity, Montgomery has never given up faith in his calling and how he wants to be perceived. “I’m not up on stage trying to convey passion. It’s just what happens when I put a guitar on”, says Montgomery. “You don’t get listening to me on a CD. It’s not like seeing me live. There’s something about being in front of an audience. That’s just what I do best. I really enjoy what I do, and I am who I am because of the way my life went.” For more info on Monte Montgomery go to www.montemontgomery.com
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All Photos by DJ Dancin’ Dave Levy
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by Mike Vagnoni
One of the hottest Gentlemens’s Clubs in the region is Tattletales located at 6900 New Falls Road in Levittown Pa.. All year they hold special promotions each and every month. What we talking about now is a cool night with a twist that will take place on Wednesday Sept 22nd. This is their annual Bartender’s Dance Night. Here the tables turn on this night because you will find their bartending staff doing the dancing and with all the regulars and friends looking on. The bartenders do have a loyal following. Come see past employees and many of the personality dancers from the past and also today, who will all come out to show the support for this event. This is the night when the “Who’s Who” in the business make it a point to be seen and to party with many of their friends. This is one event you don’t want to miss.
On Sept. 16th, look for a special “Back To School Night Party”..here you will find some hot school girls and some hot teachers – well, that will be the theme of the girls, and one tip to keep in mind, when Tattletales has a party – it is one heck of a party!
DAYS OF OPERATION AND OTHER COOL EVENTS:
Open 7 days a week from noon to 2 am with the area’s top dancers. There is never a cover charge and they also have HDTV’s for all sports. We are now into the start of the Football season, so here at Tattletales you can cheer on your favorite team and at the same time see some of the hottest looking gals in the land. Baseball play-offs are coming and you can root for our Phillies and watch all the MLB games.
FREE PAY PER VIEW EVENTS!
Upcoming events: How about the UFC Pay Per View event along with the Coors Light Amatuer Night ..here you can see it for “FREE” ..check-out the UFC on Saturday Sept 25th, also see some new upcoming Amatuers in the house where one gal will walk away with $500 in cash. This night look for discounted Coors Light Bottles for just $2 from 9pm to 11pm.
For October – you’ll have some fun checking out their Trick or Treat Pole Contest on October 6th and also a very sexy Halloween Bash on Oct 21st – this night they want you to come dressed in a costume.
To find out more visit their amazing website at : www.Clubtattletales.com or you can give them a call anytime at: 215-547-9610. You can also find out their schedule of events at: www.ootonline.com
(*In the photo, the Tattletales Bartending Staff gearing up for Bartenders Dance Night !)
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Football specials and where you can get the best deals when going out to watch the EAGLES and or College Games!
Our DJ of the month is DJ GUSTO find out more this coming week
Our Bartender of the Month comes to us from Reales – Meet Colleen
In the Spotlight find out about ELEMENT “K”
We have concert listings for LIVE NATIONS EVENTS, SUN BANK ARENA, SELLLERSVILLE THEATER
*Photos from the JERSEY SHORE at: WESTYS< KEENANS<FLIP FLOPS and more from LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
We have an article about MAGGIES WATERFRONT CAFE -The Hit of the SUMMER OF 2010
ALL this an so much more – this coming week…SEE IT ALL ONLINE ( anytime you like!)
www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com and or PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY AT AREA LOCATIONS. * The best in the Greater Delaware Valley area…
“WIN TICKETS TO AREA CONCERTS” FIND OUT HOW!
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Squirrel Murphys’ – Warminster
Dave & Buster’s – Phila
The Hollywood Tavern – Rockledge
Blues Riot – From South Jersey
The Final Score – Bensalem
Miller High Life & Miller High Life Light !
JOE SANTUCCI’S BAR AND GRILL -Phila
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Coming up this weekend there are some special things worth it to check out. Saturday’s Picks – THE BEACh BLAST at the ASHBURNER INN…all afternoon and night. Tons of sand, fun and good times are coming at you from the staff at the ASHBURNER INN located in NE PHILA . OOT will be in the house taking photos…LIVE MUISC , DJ’s and all sorts of cool things to do. ALSO worth it to check out is the MAXWELL’S Cafe / Shooters Reunion party at the Stadium 5 Points in Levittown Pa., join in with all the fun as past patrons and employees that made SHOOTERS and MAXWELLS CAFE the inspots years ago. Music is by August and his new duo along with many other local bands making a pit stop over. SUNDAY – you can take your pick on where to watch the EAGLES start off the new SEASON. PRO FOOTBALL is back and now it’s time to put on your EAGLES GREEN and cheer on the BIRDS. TAKE YOUR PICK and get out with friends and cheer on our EAGLES! Specials are all over the place – so get ready and bring on the new NFL season. TO find out more see the new OOT ONLINE or look for your FREE COPY at area bars and clubs and restaurants in the Greater Delaware Valley area.
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