Photo_1If you have ever traveled up & down on Frankford Avenue in far NE Philly, you have notified several bar, taverns & restaurants along this well driven path. On the corner of Frankford Avenue & Sheffield Street, stands this bright stature of a building by the name of “SmokeEaters Pub”. You can’t go past this well established business without noticing all of the new & exciting changes. From the dazzling marquee signage, spacious parking lot & sleek contemporary outside seating, I just knew it was time for me to see what the new “SmokeEaters Pub” is all about.
As I walked into “SmokeEaters Pub”, it was so freakin obvious, this is no average neighborhood corner bar. The atmosphere was very eye pleasing with very cool lighting that made this place pop with excitement, not to mention the wide selection of cozy seating, from dining tables, to high tops or the large bar that is loaded with relaxing & very comfortable seats. Flat screen televisions cover this wonderland on every wall possible. While I was wondering around the tavern, I took notice to all the fun things to do here, such pool tables, dart boards, golf video machines & beer pong tables. It is like a cruise ship on dry land for adults (I freakin luv it). This state of the art WiFi hotspot also has a complete fully loaded lower level banquet room for private parties.
My dining posse & I were greeted by a very attractive & delightful woman named “Shannon”, as we discovered she was going to be our server for the evening. Due to my growing popularity with “Out On The Town” Entertainment Paper & OOTOnline.com, “Shannon” was prepared like a true professional with my cocktail (Jack Daniels & Diet Coke) in hand. It was so relaxing to sip on a finely mixed beverage as I was reading the all new “SmokeEaters Pub” menu. I would also like to give special thanks to “Billy da Bartender” for adding both a lemon & a lime to my refreshing cold cocktail. If you are a single young lady looking for a stud bartender to entertain you all night, then you got to hit “SmokeEaters Pub” & ask for “Billy da Bartender”. Some of the other very accomplished & efficient staff consists of “Dorothy”, “Lindsay”, “Erin”, “Luci”, “Heather”, “Brandon”, “Eric”, “Matt” & “Greg”.
The general manager “Brian Gunn” (boss man), has totally revamped this entire facility with an all new attitude towards customer service & making “SmokeEaters Pub” patron’s completely satisfied in every way. He has been working very closely with his 2 new culinary geniuses, “Chef Eric” & “Chef John” as they are all now hosting a new vibrant & flavorful menu with all made from scratch ingredients. The new menu definitely reflects both “Chef Eric” & “Chef John’s” appetite for bold & mouth watering recipes. I was very honored & got to have a sit down chat with “Chef Eric”, who is classically trained in southern cajun cuisine.
For my first selection, I just had to try the “French Onion Soup”. Now I don’t have to tell you all what is in a “French Onion Soup”, but I will tell you that this was freakin insane with freshly sliced caramelized onions, crispy baked crouton, melted mozzarella cheese along with a special family ingredient that “Chef Eric” will not reveal to me (I know what it is, but I swore not to tell). All this, including various spices were baked to perfection & then placed in front of me for my consumption. The soup was sensational as I finished it completely to the last caramelized onion drop.
Since I rolled up in “SmokeEaters Pub” strong with a posse of 3 friendz & myself, we decided to try both the “SmokeEaters Game Day Sampler” & the “Amazing Bowl Of Mussels”. The sampler was packed with a large variety of appetizers such as, “Beer Batter Onion Rings”, “Chicken Fingers”, “Mozzarella Sticks”, “Popcorn Shrimp” & “French Fries”. I really don’t know where to start, but it was all so damn delectable & a nice way to start off our meal. If I had to pick out 1 of these remarkable sampler items, the “Beer Batter Onion Rings” where freshly sliced with a light coating, which turned out perfect with a flaky & crispy crunch. And if you like mussels, you gotta try “SmokeEaters Pub’s” big bowl of mussels bathed in red or white wine sauce, butter & garlic steamed to excellence.
It was so focking hard for me to just choose just 1 entry from their scrumptious list of culinary delights, so they decided to indulge me in a freakin “SmokeEaters Pub” buffet. Let me begin with my 2 personal favorites as entrée items, the “Chicken Marsala” & the “Lemon Chicken”. Beginning with the “Chicken Marsala”, it was several pieces of moist chicken breasts grilled with awesome seasoning, the topped with a savory rich creamy sauce as sliced mushrooms where added. The “Lemon Chicken” was cooked perfectly in white wine, with peppers, onions & mushrooms, topped with light refreshing lemon zest flavor. Both of these items come with a nice proportion of “Penne Pasta” & come very highly recommended.
The entrée sampling continued with sum freakin amazing food, so if I may, please let me recommend a few items that you must try when hitting “SmokeEaters Pub”. You gotta remember all these items are now homemade & cooked with fresh ingredients to your perfection. “Philly Cheese Steak Nachos” are so damn yummy in a Philadelphia kinda way. “Mayfair Mega Double Burger” is 2 – 8oz fresh burgers, topped with 3 cheeses, bacon and onion rings all over a huge pile of French fries. “Surf & Turf Burger” comes topped with a humongous heaping of their famous lump crab meat. ““SmokeEaters Pub” Hot Wings” are treated in a light flour & seasoning mixture, then fried to complete supremacy & shaken with a homemade signature hot sauce. This foodie fantasy headquarters also carries over 13 varieties of “Quesadillas” that are so mouthwatering. I can’t continue, just get your butt over here & sample sum of these delectable items for yourself, you will not be disappointed.
Just like they tell me over @ “SmokeEaters Pub”, if you can think of it, then they will definitely make it for you to enjoy. The new refreshing attitude here is, “A customer today, is a customer for tomorrow”.
“SmokeEaters Pub” now has a new $9.95 full course dinner entrée menu, with a nice variety of main course items that also include soup or a salad. How can you go wrong with this amazing option for a freshly home cooked meal for just $9.95. Did I mention that all the sauces used here @ “SmokeEaters Pub” are made in house daily by either “Chef Eric” or “Chef John”.
Like I said earlier, “SmokeEaters Pub” has a huge lower level banquet room for all your private party needs, such as receptions, private gatherings, birthday parties, funeral luncheons, bachelorette parties, bachelor parties, or whatever you desire. To reserve this spacious area & inquire about the fantastic banquet menu specials, please call “Dorothy” or “Brian” @ 215.338.4188.
“SmokeEaters Pub” is freakin loaded with sum awesome & outstanding weekly specials like, Monday’s (5pm – 10pm Build Your Own Burger Night $3.50, domestic pitchers $5, domestic buckets $10 & imported buckets $15), Tuesday’s (5pm – 10pm Fiesta Night, Bud Limes $2, Coronas $3 & margaritas $5), Wednesday’s (5pm – 11pm Wing Night ½ price wings & domestic drafts $1.75), Thursday’s (5pm – 11pm mini cheese steaks $3, Bud bottles $2, vodka Liquid Lightning $3 & Three Olives cocktails $4), Friday’s (3pm – 8pm ½ price appetizers, 8pm – 10pm Coors Light bottles $2, 10pm – 12am well drinks $3, Beat Bomb Night starting @ 8pm $1 & going up $1 every hour), Saturday (12pm – 6pm pizza & pitchers $8, 8pm – 11pm Miller Lite bottles $2 & Captain Morgan drinks $3), Sunday’s (EAGLES games ½ price wings & mussels, domestic drafts $1.50 & domestic bottles $2). And if that is not enough, please continue reading!!
Nobody does shyt like this, “SmokeEaters Pub” has new daily specials going on all 7 dayz of the week (Mon – Sun), all day long you can get $1.50 PBR draft beer, $15 domestic buckets & $18 imported buckets (did I mention this goes on every day all day). Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm (every day of da week) goes down like this, $1 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 imported bottles & $3 well drinks. If money is tight right now (like it is for my crazy azz) then you seriously need to check out “SmokeEaters Pub” for a great time at very reasonable prices.
Bring all of your close friendz, co-workers, along with your family to this very impressive NE Philly eatery & tavern with an all new fascinating foodie menu that will excite every taste bud you have in your culinary tongue. Not to mention, “SmokeEaters Pub” is a great night spot for beverages & good conversations with great people, they also have a DJ every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday for you to enjoy. Every Wednesday night they host Quizzo craziness with tons of prizes if your team is smarter than a fifth grader. You must include this spectacular place on your wish list & check it out, the sooner the better. When you go, make sure you tell them your boy “Roundhouse Ron” sent you ;-}
Please stop by “SmokeEaters Pub”, 7681 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136, 215.338.4188, www.SmokeEatersPub.com, they can also be found on social media @ facebook, just go to: “SmokeEaters Pub”. “The Hottest Bar In Philadelphia”

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by Mike Vagnoni
image(5)Located at 4501 Sheffield Street in the Mayfair section of Phila., is a real cool place called the Sheffield Tavern. For many years this neighborhood spot  was the place where you can walk to and know what to expect when it comes to food and drink and atmosphere.  A big change has taken place at the Sheffield, and many still are not aware of the changes, as the place re-opened in February 2012…and speaking with   Danielle Jovovich, the head bartender, she filled us in on the new Sheffield Tavern and Dance Club.
” The Sheffield Tavern is now more then just a local tavern, it is place that also offers so much for anyone and for everything you would look for to enjoy yourself ” she says.” We re-opened in February of 2012 and with new management.- Ed Bradly and John Mc Camley and the two of them really changed the look inside. The lounge area is very modern looking and features  a black granite top bar in the back area along with maple wood floors and has the feel of a sexy center city lounge..  We have the front bar area with a big bar as soon as you enter into the tavern and this is where the daily fun begins each day at 7 am.with our Bartender Beverly mon to friday.  Then at night the Tavern explodes into a Dance Club…yes, the lights and atmosphere take over with the modern industrial look and from a corner tavern you are now into a plush Dance Club”.
The Sheffiled Tavern is open 7 days a week and also has a great kitchen where you can sample excellent bar food, from appetizers to sandwiches to pizza .and of course finger foods.
Danielle explained to us about the dance nights and what goes on over at the Sheffield. “We are doing something that no -one else is doing in our area and that is offering a country night every wednesday…it is so much fun and each week we look forward to this”.  DJ Yessir spins the modern day country tunes on Wed….The nights of music are:….wednesday, thursdays, fridays and saturdays…steady DJ’s making the music come alive and the music is Top 40 House DJ’s are:  DJ Crumb on fridays and DJ Stampone on saturdays along with special nights by DJ Yessir. They offer great drink specials daily…
The average age that comes to the Sheffield tavern is all over the board.from a young 21 to a person over their  50’s.  They offer Happy Hour from 4 to 6pm with 1./2 price drinks. On friday and saturdays they have a nice loyal young group who make the Sheffield the Dance Club that it is…on the weekend you better get their early because this place is packed.
Sports is a big ticket in our area and the Sheffield  has HDTV’s behind the large front bar area for all sporting events.
We asked Danielle  what she liked most about being a bartender at the Sheffield Tavern and what it’s like working there and she ended the interview  by saying this..”.All of us here ( there are 39 Bartenders) put on a good show when behind the bar and we enjoy the kind of relationships that we establish with our patrons. The Sheffield has a good vibe and that is what it’s like working here.
” It’s really a cool place with good vibe.”


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WOMEN HELPING WOMEN THROUGH THE ARTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Women to Women (W2W) will host their first concert event on Saturday, November 10 at the Indian Chief Tavern in Medford NJ and will feature 12 local female singers raising money for breast cancer research.

W2W is a unique new charitable organization rising out of the local Delaware Valley music community that will be organizing live music events featuring women from all walks of life taking to the stage and singing songs of solidarity to raise consciousness and funds to aid women in need.

Founder Jeanne Mannix Evans explains the inspiration for the project was an attempt to empower women to come out from behind the curtain and take their rightful place in the spotlight. Recognizing that so many women spend their lives nurturing and supporting others, Evans saw this as a way for women to nurture their own inner creative spirit as part of the process.

The net proceeds from W2W on November 10 will benefit Breast Cancer Research for the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org, in honor of a friend who is currently fighting the battle and for a sister in law Gina Evans, who recently lost her battle. Future events will continue to focus on raising awareness and funds for local women’s organizations that support women in crisis.

W2W will feature 12 local female artists including rocker Sandy Hall, from Kick it Out, Chris Hartline from ‘Sordid Past’, Susan Lake from the Rockets, and Gospel/jazz favorite Keli Vale. Also performing on November 10 will be a host of other women that Evans handpicked to highlight their unsung talent such as Robin Parry of World Café Live and Rachel Evans who will sing in homage to her mother Gina.

Acting as music coordinator and bandleader for the events will be Jeanne’s husband Mark Evans, former lead singer of Columbia recording artists Heaven’s Edge who has put together a prominent group of local musicians to back up the lineup of women performers.

Judging from the rehearsals, this event is going to seriously rock! The musicians are thrilled about the project and awed at the level of talent they are backing up. On a break from a recent rehearsal, drummer Joe Mannix talked about this project branching out even further. “Now that we know these songs and heard these women sing we are hoping they will come to our shows and hop up on stage!” says Mannix, referring to his band Out Loud.

The women are equally excited to be part of such a creative way to help further education and research in the fight against breast cancer. They will be singing their hearts out November 10 for their friends, sisters, mothers, and women everywhere.

W2W has already inspired a whole music community with love, admiration, and charity and cannot wait to share it all on November 10 at the Indian Chief!

For more information about the performers and the event visit W2W on facebook or contact Jeanne Mannix Evans at jeanne.evans@hotmail.com

EventPoster_LetterSize3Women performers on November 10:

Kathi Cooley Janet Bufano Britt Marie Zammer
Keli Vale Jennifer Walker Susan Lake
Tina Brand Sandy Hall Chris Hartline
Kate Bradshaw Rachel Evans Robin Parry

Net Proceeds benefit

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

Women to Women Concert Event

Saturday, November 10, 2012 8pm

The Indian Chief Tavern

212 Rt. 70, Medford, New Jersey 08055 (606) 953 5611

$10 donation at the door

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Photo By Mike Vagnoni
Ali is a resident from Bensalem Pa., and tends bar on mondays at Paddy Whacks off Welsh Rd. in Northeast Phila,  She also works at Curran’s Irish Inn -Bensalem every other friday as a waitress . Ali is such a pleasant sight to see behind the bar and is the owner of a warm and friendly personality.  She stands in at  5′ 2” and has hazel green eyes and light brown hair. Her full time job is working at  Elite Concepts in Holland Pa., where she is a Hairdresser…she has such a fan base also..
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Favorite Radio station: Q-102 Fm
On Sports:  Likes all the Philly Teams, Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, The Union, Flyers and The Soul.
Hobbies: Going out with her friends and going to Clubs in Center City, Old City and NE Phila.
On Bartending:  “I like being a bartender because of all the great people I come in contact with and I like hearing all the things that they tell me…it makes things so much fun and makes the job so interesting”, she said.
FAVORITE DRINK TO SERVE:  Corona Light
FAVORITE SHOT: Fireball
FAVORITE DRINK TO SERVE: Shock Top
Ali is looking forward to the 2nd Annual Paddy Whacks Pilgrimage Bus Loop for Thanksgiving on Nov 17th – it  will start at 6pm  and the loop goes to all the Paddy Whack locations…(.For more info go to PaddywacksPub.com)  To see more of Ali go to www.ootonline.com Stop by Paddy Whacks and say hello.- let her know you did see this in the latest OOT Guide.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – October 19, 2012– Trump Taj Mahal presents Lisa Marie Presley in the Xanadu Theater on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  Show time is at 8pm.  Ticket prices are $24 and $19. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com.

With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three.
The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her new album Storm & Grace — an Americana-inspired showcase for her songwriting talent and smoldering alto voice. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time Grammy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, Storm & Grace is a marked departure from Presley’s previous albums, 2003’s gold-certified To Whom It May Concern and 2005’s Now What, which both debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard‘s Top 200 chart.
The album’s rootsy golden tone is set immediately with the opening track “Over Me,” with its echoey guitar line, burping bassline, shuffling backbeat, and lyrics that lament a lover who’s replaced her, while the ominous, swampy lead single “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” and the pedal-steel and mandolin-driven title track sound like they could have been recorded during an impromptu back-porch jam session.
Not wanting to abandon her craft, and after gentle prodding from her new manager Simon Fuller, Presley agreed, in the summer of 2009, to sit down with some new songwriting collaborators, who included three Brits: Sacha Skarbek (who’s written with Adele and Jason Mraz among others), and singer-songwriters Ed Harcourt and Richard Hawley, who is also a member of Pulp. Over an eight-month period, Presley wrote 28 songs including “Storm and Grace” and “How Do You Fly This Plane?” with Hawley; “Un-Break” and “Close To The Edge” with Skarbek; and “Soften The Blows” and “Over Me” with Harcourt.
Taken as a whole, Storm & Grace is an unflinchingly honest piece of work from this songwriter, who, though known for her tough frankness, has managed to create a tender, consoling thread that runs throughout the album. “Weary” may concern a relationship that didn’t work out, but it is suffused with genuine warmth, as Presley sings: “I will always love you/you can move on, dear.”  For Presley, the album’s conciliatory theme grew out of wanting to have peace in her life after a period of turmoil and letting go of what no longer suited her.
Impressed with Presley’s songs, Fuller sent the demos to producer and musician T Bone Burnett, who is known for his work with such artists as Allison Krauss and Robert Plant, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Elton John and Leon Russell, and scores of others.
For more information, visit http://lisamariepresley.com

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by Helene
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Sweeneys Saloon is the place to be this Thanksgiving Eve, Tuesday November 27th! The biggest party night of the year with everyone’s favorite band, KIRKO! The Coors Lite Girls will be there too; giving away lots of promos and prizes. From 9-11pm you can get $2.75 domestic bottles and 104.5 Radio Station is giving away two pairs of tickets to the Gaslight Anthem concert!  Looking forward to this night for sure! Gonna be a big crowd, no work the next day & we can all party as much as we want!  There is plenty of free parking in their lot and in the Septa train station lot adjacent to the bar. Sweeneys is keeping with the tradition of staying open for Thanksgiving Day offering everyone a place that people have come to love!
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Sweeneys Saloon is recognized as a place where you can see live music 5 days a week, watch your favorite sports teams play, play pool or darts, have some great food and relax with your favorite drink.  Family owned and operated and still going strong coming up on 28 successful years!  They own two bars the one on Bustleton and Philmont Ave and the smaller bar on Rhawn Street and Verree Road, which is ran by the Patriarch of the family. The Sweeneys family must be doing something right; especially in this economy. Many area businesses have closed or have changed hands over and over. I spoke with Christian Sweeney; he believes that making their customers happy is the most important.
Friendly service, solid entertainment, and offering great food and drinks at reasonable prices will keep people coming back for more!

Music lovers and musicians as well have seen many of the area’s bars and clubs cut their live music down or stopped it all together. At Sweeneys you get some of the best local bands as well as many well known tribute acts as well. Every Sunday you can catch local favorites Fish Out of Water, Brian Bortnick (Octane) Acoustic on Tuesdays, Quizzo on Wednesdays, Generation Next every Thursday night, Friday and Saturday nights you will find your favorite tribute and cover bands playing on their stage with state of the art sound and lights!

Sweeneys Saloon has a full kitchen (10am until midnite) and offers lunch and dinner specials every day of the week! Next time you’re there try their Build Your Own Flame Broiled Burger or their Texas Torpedo-so yummy. There are many selections-all at great prices and you can either order in or carry it out!  Order your favorite drink and make sure you check out their daily drink specials too. And of course-everything is served with a big smile by their friendly staff!

If you want to find out more about their events coming up please check out their website at www.sweeneyssaloon.net or on their facebook page.  Come out to Sweeneys Saloon, grab a drink and cheer them on for another great 28 years!

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The weather was so freakin nice outside, I recently decided to go exploring throughout the Bucks County area (just northeast of Philadelphia), when I came across this really cool looking spot called “Kellen’s Station House”. The building is so neat looking as it stands 3 floors high, with a tropical front patio area and a huge parking lot. You can’t miss this place cause it is located directly across the street from the Septa R3 (Langhorne) train station, hence the name “Kellen’s Station House”.
My small posse of really good friendz, which included Tiffany Martinez, Brittany Dittmar and Ashley Ramiez, all decided to pull in for sum grub, as our stomachs were churning for food and beverages. When you enter “Kellen’s Station House”, you will definitely notice how clean, sharp and organized this establishment is being managed. Turning into the main bar and restaurant areas, I could not miss a large bright and colorful multi refrigerator wall unit filled with over 90 brews in stock. It is like a freakin smorgasbord of highly respected beers and brews.
As we all settled in, I realized that “Kellen’s Station House” just opened its doors on July 19th of 2012. The owner “Rich” took every man’s dream of opening a bar and made it happen with a name he always reserved for a son that he never had, as “Rich” was blessed with 3 amazing daughters. But, the name “Kellen” stayed with him for the past 17 years, so why not name his bar the perfect name of “Kellen’s Station House”. Rich’s vision of a full service tavern with awesome pub food, is now coming to life at 1033 S. Bellevue Avenue in Langhorne, PA.
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While searching for a manager to run this outstanding watering hole, “Rich” came across a gentleman by the name of “Bob”, who has a tremendous background in very productive cafes and seductive tasting restaurants. So, the fit was perfect as now “Rich” and “Bob” are working together to take “Kellen’s Station House” to the next level.
The “Kellen’s Station House” has several rooms for all of your drinking, eating and gathering needs, with 6 very spacious areas to enjoy. Including a few very comfortable rooms for dining room, an eye pleasing modern sports bar area, an outside palm tree deck area, not to mention a few private party/catering rooms. I energetically love the hard wood floors, clean sharp seating areas and the wide open entertainment concept. I counted over 20 flat screen televisions showing several different sports venues, over 10 beers on tap and like I mentioned earlier over 90 brews in stock.
Our server (“Nathan”) greeted us with a pleasant smile, handed me our easy to read menus and then proceed to inform my posse of a few signature libations. How can you go wrong with tantalizing beverages like a “Chocolate Martini”, an “Appletini” or even a coffee infused vodka or bourbon cocktail? I ultimately love when an established tavern has a good selection of cocktails and “Kellen’s Station House” is no exception with a fine list of liquid goodies. Our very attractive mixologist for this evening was “Stephanie” and she was holding it down with a full bar of customers.
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While reading over the menu, I decided to try a few “Kellen’s Station House” classic selections, like starting out with “Grandma’s Famous Doltana”, it’s a secret family recipe of Italian meats and cheeses stuffed in a homemade dough. I thoroughly enjoyed this start to our meal cause my taste buds were dancing with a perfect blend of Italian spices, cheeses and meats. In fact this was so of da hook, I took a few slices home and ate it cold the next day for breakfast. OMG, it was simply astonishing also as a breakfast wake up meal.
I was really feeling kinda hungry this evening, so I decided to order a few tantalizing items off of the “Kellen’s Station House” menu. When you go, please order one of the following items that I had the complete pleasure of tasting, such as the “Station House Wings” (naked, mild, hot or BBQ), they are so meaty, so tender, so scrumptious and packed with flavor. In fact, the sauce they use is an award winning special recipe. I tried to bribe “Bob” for the ingredients, but I was tastefully denied ;-}
As the food keeps rolling out of the kitchen, my job keeps getting better and better. Next up was the “Fried Pickles With Horseradish Mustard”, as they are purchased fresh daily then treated with a light blend of “Kellen’s” batter and fried to perfection with a side of a custom horseradish mustard dipping sauce. I have not had such magnificent fried pickles since I was in Texas a few years ago. I highly recommend them as an appetizer or even as a bar nibbler.
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Taking my appetite a little further, I just had to try the “8 Ounce Prime Beef Station House Burger”, all I need to tell yea is it was 8 ounces of fresh prime beef cooked to perfection, with your choice of American, Swiss, cheddar or blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato all served on a fresh toasted bun. Not to mention a healthy side of homemade “Kellen’s Station House” fries that are cut fresh every single day. Also available are “Kellen’s Parm & Garlic Homemade Fries”, “Kellen’s Cheesy Homemade Fries” and “Kellen’s Homemade Chili Fries”.
A few of my other “Kellen’s Station House” favorites is the “Meatloaf”, wrapped with bacon while being served with Kellen’s delectable mac & cheese. If you like chicken parmesan, then you must try the “Kellen’s Chicken Parm”, served with choice of pasta with a pleasing sweet red sauce. The “Shrimp In A Basket”, was like a fresh taste of the sea, fried up with a crunchy batter, served by the dozen with a side Kellen’s homemade fries. The menu is endless with very reasonably priced items from appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, specialty sandwiches, platters and sides.
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I have to give all my culinary respect to the head chef “Chef James”, as he transforms a delightful pub menu into a mouthwatering palatable experience. Everything I had the fortunate opportunity to consume was so freakin good and delightful. I also don’t wanna forget “Joe”, who is “Kellen’s Station House’s” food catering consultant, what a great job gentlemen. The fine staff here has done their food dining local research and came up with an amazing menu with a totally pocket warming price point on every item they offer.
Weekly specials at “Kellen’s Station House” include, Sunday’s (Kid’s Eat Free, chef’s kids special of the day), Monday’s (.50 Cent Wings 4pm – 8pm), Tuesday’s (Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Appetizers), Wednesday’s ($2 House Special Appetizer), Thursday’s (NFL Coors Light Specials), Friday’s (House Special Complimentary Appetizers 4pm – 8pm), Saturday’s (College Football 12pm – 4pm, $30 Domestic Draft Beer & A Carver Sandwich, A Burger Or Wings Included, $40 Gets You Bottles), Sunday’s (NFL Football 12pm – 4pm, $30 Domestic Draft Beer & A Carver Sandwich, A Burger Or Wings Included, $40 Gets You Bottles) and Early Bird Specials (Every Monday thru Friday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, 15% Off Menu).
Weekly events at “Kellen’s Station House” include, Tuesday Night’s (Quizzo Trivia Night, Sponsored By Jagermeister With Valuable Give-A-Ways) and Wednesday Night’s (Bucks County Open Mic Night Hosted By Dan Taylor).
“Kellen’s Station House” has a few special events coming up in November that you definitely don’t wanna miss, November 10, 2012 (Michael Marrow Band/Jerry Garcia Tribute Live On Stage With The Groove Train Riders), November 21, 2012 (Huge Pre Thanksgiving DJ Dance Party) and on November 24, 2012 (Seductive Saturday With Raised On Radio/Journey Tribute Live On Stage Along With A Non Stop Insane DJ Dance Music Party, You Don’t Wanna Miss This Cause “Roundhouse Ron” Will Be Here). Both events will have several impressive drink and food specials.
If you are planning your own special event/party, “Kellen’s Station House” is a premiere location with spectacular package deals for “Christmas Parties”, “Office/Work Parties”, “Sweet 16 Parties”, “Beef & Beer Benefits”, “Funeral Luncheons” and also “Fantasy Football Parties”. To take advantage of these magnificent deals, get in contact with my boyz either “Rich” or “Bob” at 215.970.5412.
My small posse of amazing friends and myself completely enjoyed our “Kellen’s” foodie experience, they are still talking about this amazing place and can’t wait to read my article here in “Out On the Town” entertainment paper. Don’t be surprised if you see me here on many occasions, because I will be returning to relish in this amazing atmosphere. In fact, don’t hesitate, as soon as you can, please take a short drive over to “Kellen’s Station House”, for a few cocktails and a great meal. When you go, make sure you tell them your boy “Roundhouse Ron” sent you ;-}
Please stop by “Kellen’s Station House”, 1033 S. Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047, 215.970.5412, www.KellensStationHouse.com, they can also be found on social media @ either facebook or twitter, just go to: “Kellen’s Station House”. “Neighborhood Pub & Deck”

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Get to know Joe Q’s & A’s

Having come from the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Region, which is known for its cover band scene, who & what type of music lead you to where you are now?

The Philly Cover Scene has been my career and passion for over a decade now.  I have played 200+ shows per year for the last 10+ years.  I’ve covered every genre of music from metal to country to hip/hop to ShowTunes to Disney songs to Celtic.  The scene has certainly helped me evolve into the entertainer I am today.

When and why did you start playing Music?

Music is all I’ve ever known and loved.  When I was (3) years old, the first gift I begged my parents for was the 4 KISS dolls.  My room was covered with Gene Simmons posters in blood at the age of 3!

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

I have Bob Marley, Bono and John Lennon all tattooed on me.  I believe so much in the idea of “one love.”  The idea that we can all treat one another as equals regardless of race, social status, religion, or gender.  I admire all 3 of them for their undeniable passion for music, life, and love.

Who are your favorite musicians? Groups?  CD’s? Music you must always have on your iphone , Ipad Mp3 player?

Musicians/Bands I could NOT live without would be:  Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, U2, Counting Crows, Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Dan Adams, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, The Beatles, and Lionel Richie!

What are your fondest musical memories onstage or off?

On May 1, 2011 I was playing in Key West for the Key West Songwriter’s Festival.  That afternoon, I was playing on the beach with my dear friend, Cliff Cody.  We played one of Cliff’s songs that is on my album called, “Back Home.”  We got to play for a couple hundred of our Armed Forces.  You could hear a pin drop on the beach.  It was surreal.  We invited the troops back to my show that night at Sloppy Joes.  Shortly before my show started, one of the members of the US Air Force approached me onstage and said, “Please make an announcement, we just killed Osama Bin Laden.”  I made the announcement in front of 600+ people in attendance.  We brought members of our Armed Forces onstage with us as the held the US Flag and we sang with them.  It was a moment I will NEVER forget.   30 days later, when I arrived home off my tour/shows, there was a package in my mailbox.  It was a US Flag and a plaque.  It was presented to me by the US Navy that was watching my show that night online LIVE from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  They flew a flag over GTMO for 9 minutes and 11 seconds and presented it to me as a token of their appreciation for my patriotism.  It is truly my MOST prized possession I own.

How many members are in your current touring band? Names?

I have a HUGE band!   8 members, a Tour Manager, a Sound Engineer, and a Merch Girl!  We need a bigger bus already!

Stephen Turner- Lead Guitar

Chris “Oz” Ferrara- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Stephen Rose- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Kyle Campbell- Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Brian Walsh- Keyboards/Fiddle/Vocals

Garret Watts- Bass Guitar

Jared Lerew- Drums/Percussion

Kevin “Sully” Sullivan- Tour Manager

How often and for how long do you & your Band practice?

“Practice” the way I used to know it in the Philly Cover scene no longer exists.   Now, we practice for Tours/Shows.  When we schedule a tour… or a series of shows, I will write a set list and we’ll go into rehearsal for apps 4-5 hours per day for the week leading up to the tour.

Your debut album “ONE” has a lil’ of everything from the modern country- rock vibe to that classic down home feel.  Was your intention to have songs that appeal to fans of all ages and musical tastes?

YES. 100%.  Because that’s who I am!  When I sat down with my Producer, Arlis Albritton in May of 2011, I said…  When I play shows, I try to take people on a roller coaster rise.  I want to make them party, I want to make them think, I want to make them cry, and then I want to make them leave the show wanting more.  That’s the album I tried to make.  It was really important to me that I was able to show the different sides of who I am.  That part is difficult because I am certainly not your typical “ballad” vocalist!  But, when you see me sing my songs LIVE…  I promise to make you feel what I feel!

“Small Town Rock stars” is the current single on country radio across the United States, and also is a very cool “party anthem” video. Ya’ll have to check it out! Where was the video Shot and Produced? Tell us about the theme and vibe of the Video?

I shot the video at BLARNEY ISLAND in Antioch, IL.  (50 miles North of Chicago).  When I met with my Director (John Fucile of SmackDab Media)… I said,  “I need the video to be sexy and fun.”  I knew the song was a bit tongue-in-cheek, so I wanted to make sure the video did not come across as cheesy.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out.  In less than 3 minutes, it takes you on a journey of what one of our “days of our shows” is like!   We get to the venue, party with the people, and it starts out fun and low-key… but by the end of the night, it’s an absolute PARTY!

If you had to pick one song off your current Album “ONE” that means the most or touches your heart or says what you’re about which would it be?

WOW.  That’s a loaded question for me.  Every song TRULY means something to me.  I’m going to go with “Tired Of Running.”  Track #8.  It’s a very personal song for me.  It has several meanings to me.  I’m going to keep them to myself.  I tattooed the title of the song on me… along with “a bunch of airplane bottles in a paper sack.”

When down in Nashville or NashVegas as some call it, Who do you Collaborate With?  Do you have any song writing influences or mentors in Music city?

The more you write with people, the more comfortable it gets.  I write a lot with Jay Brunswick (Better Angels Publishing), Dan Adams, and Mitch Rossell.  All 3 of them are close friends of mine and they happen to be some of the best writers in town in my humble opinion.  I’ve written with Jett Beres  (Sister Hazel), Arlis Albritton (Grammy Nominated Writer/Producer for Jamey Johnson), Brian Davis (currently on tour with Brantley Gilbert), and many others.  I have been so fortunate to have friends that enjoy writing with me and vice/versa.

Yes you can name drop here. Who have you met whether it be Musically related or otherwise that has influenced you, gave you inspirational advice or just plan had you star struck while you made the journey to the musician you are today?

I’ve honestly met most of the stars by now.  The one guy that continues to be a mentor of mine… and idol of mine… and most importantly, a friend of mine is Lee Brice.  Lee has it all.  He has the STRONG, POWERFUL, AMAZING voice.  He is an incredible writer.  He is an amazing performer.  He can sing “Love Like Crazy” and make the entire venue cry… and 30 seconds later, he can make everyone crack open a beer and have you screaming, “Parking Lot Party.”   He is the EXACT type of artist I want to be.  We write very different styles, but we share so much in common as artists.  In addition to Lee… Jason Aldean and his band have been amazing mentors to me.  They have pushed me to take this thing as far as I can.  I text with Rich Redmond (Jason’s Drummer) 2-3 times per week.  Just amazing people.   Lastly, one of my VERY best friends is Tyler Hubbard.  Tyler is one of the lead singers of Florida Georgia Line.  We talk almost every day.  He’s my brother.  We have an incredible bond and respect for one another.

What advice would you give to beginners who are trying to break into the music scene?

I know this is cliché, but “JUST DO IT.”  That’s the honest truth.  Chesney gave me that advice 4 years ago and it’s some of the best i ever got.   If you want it that bad, then just do it.  Don’t make excuses why you can’t… just make it happen!

After Promoting your Current CD “ONE” across the U.S. on your current  Radio tour do you and the band plan on going back in the studio to record more music?

OH HELL YES!  We’ve already started!  I’ve been writing NON-STOP.  I wrote 14 songs in the last 5 months out in Nashville…. which is a ton with my crazy touring and press/radio schedule.   My band has been amazing going into the studio and cutting their parts while I’m out on the road promoting the album.  In addition, my life-long manager, Frank Annunziata has been Producing some of my most recent songs and we’ve had a blast working together on that level!

Joe Bachman tell the fans how & where to get your music , your  tour dates, and how we can all come enjoy your ride to the top on your awesome musical journey as you head towards the stars towards bigger and brighter things.

First and foremost, www.joebachman.com   That will direct you to my Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Pages, Videos, Songs, Tour Dates, etc.    In addition, please download my FREE App if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Droid.  Just search my name in your store.  It’s free and it’s a really cool app!

Being a huge country fan & performer myself its been a privilege Having Known Joe Bachman and his band members for a few years and watching them all work hard night after night playing their hearts out in all the clubs and music venues  for all of us music fans . Im Proud they represent our music community and look forward to seeing them perform and the new music they will bring.

Reach for the stars! And as Joe Bachman would tell Ya’ll “Keep it Country”

As Always I am  Proud to call you guys my “Brothers”  Cowboy Bob…………

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by Jimmy Abgarian

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For 18 years Bonehead has been one of the top drawing acts in the tri-state area. In 1994 Eddie and Chris from Slippery and the skirt chasers created Stone Groove Productions and decided to put together a band of the best musicians they could find. Rather than take a group of guys who were friends who may have a weak link, they auditioned a bunch of musicians and dubbed them “Bonehead”. At the time it was unheard of to take to the free agent market and cherry pick talent. This process proved to be a perfect business model for them. Using the Alternative music of the time to shape the band, Bonehead skyrocketed at a rapid fire pace. Having played all of the top clubs in the Philly area as well as saturating the Shore market, they only seemed to get better. In 1999 they released a CD of original songs through Vulgar entertainment and produced by Grammy award winning producer James Cravero. Fade would prove to be a steppingstone to bigger things to come. The buzz from the Fade cd caught the attention of producer Don Gehman and they were soon signed to a major label. For legal reasons the name of the band had to be changed to Familiar 48. They then released Wonderful Nothing in April 2002. Wonderful nothing is still a great CD that released today would have an entirely different end result. In 2003 after the minor success of Wonderful Nothing lead singer Jayy Mannon decided to put the band on hiatus to work on some original music. 2005 saw the reformation of Bonehead with Jayy being the only original member. With the reformation of the band Jayy along with Vulgar records rereleased Fade their first full length CD adding 4 bonus tracks. Playing sporadically and not keeping the schedule that would burn them out proved to be essential in creating the new music that would make up the 2007 release “Broken and Glued”.

Over the years for this band one person has remained through everything. Jayy Mannon has been the Front man from day one. The band was put together around him and he took Bonehead to places most band only dream about. He understands that Bonehead is a brand name and treats it as such. Jayy can walk into a room with a guitar sit down and garner the attention of everyone. Years of playing have made the Bonehead show look almost effortless. I have seen Bonehead a lot over the years and have seen Jayy take time to talk to everyone about everything and not think twice about giving advice to up and comers. The current lineup of Bonehead consists of some of the best veterans of the scene. Drummer Daryl Updike and Mike Arrelano and Jeff Camarco are all former members of The Interns. Daryl is the owner of United Strength Academy in Trenton NJ that handles personal strength and conditioning as well as being a full service training facility. Mike works at Hoshino makers of Ibanez guitars. Jay is a color specialist and stylist at salon Zen in Warrington. When not working their day jobs the band plays acoustic and full band shows all over the area. I had a chance to check them out at The Limit (formerly Reeds) and for the first time in a long time felt that I got more than my moneys worth. I suggest that you take what I say with a grain of salt and check them out for yourself. It will be worth it, I promise you.

You can get their schedule and check out their music at

www.boneheadlive.com

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Bartender of the Month

Melissa Jo

From: Freddie’s Tavern

Bristol Pa

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(Photo by Mike Vagnoni)

For the month of October we have “Melissa Jo” from Freddie’s Tavern, Bristol Pa., as our bartender of the month. Melissa is a resident of Levittown Pa., and has been a working bartender for over 10 years. She has been at Freddie’s Tavern since January and  she has the following shifts:  (mondays 3pm to 8pm, wednesday 8pm to close, saturdays from 8pm to close). She is full of energy and sparks up the bar when she does her shifts. She is one personality behind the bar  and loves her job

.”I love everything about the bar industry and everyone that comes to my bar is my new best friend”, she says.

She also likes live music and some of her favorite acts are:  Reckless Behavior, Pop Fiction, Sinners Saints.

STATS:

Melissa stand in at 5′ feet and has brown eyes and brown hair. She has a great personality and makes it fun when she works.

Favorite Radio Station:  Radio 104.5 Fm – loves  modern rock.

Hobbies:  Walking her dog, going to the beach all the time ..She likes the Sea Side area of New Jersey and goes all year round down the shore..”Anytime is the right time to visit the beach” she says..

ON SPORTS:  Loves the Phillies – She is a die hard baseball fan and this is her team!

Favorite Drink: Southern Comfort

Favorite Drink to Serve: “Jack Sparrow”  (Recipe – Tattoo Rum & Pineapple juice)

Meet up with Melissa Jo on your next visit over to Freddie’s Tavern, let her know you did see her in the OOT Guide’

See more photos at: www.ootonline.com (Click to our Bartender of the Month section)

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