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Lambertville’s Liberty Hall Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with Complimentary Pizza Party

Lambertville’s Liberty Hall Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with Complimentary Pizza Party

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Liberty Hall Pizza is turning three years old! And, for the third year in a row, owners Chris Bryan and Danny Popkin are celebrating with a customer appreciation night. “It’s a delicious way to say ‘thank you’ to our neighbors, friends and loyal patrons who’ve supported us the past year,” said Bryan. The Neapolitan pizzeria … Continue reading

Fleming’s White Elephant Dinner in Radnor, PA

Fleming’s White Elephant Dinner in Radnor, PA

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Radnor, PA is offering an incredible private dinner experience this month for groups of 10-15 guests. For $10,000, the Black Tie White Elephant Dinner includes an extraordinary seven course meal complete with curated pairings and a luxury white elephant gift exchange featuring gifts valued up to $500. This exclusive dinner is … Continue reading

Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia

Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia


Philly Grub

As a HUGE fan of Vietnam in Chinatown, I was ecstatic to learn that the Lai Family was opening up a satellite restaurant two blocks from my apartment in West Philadelphia. Vietnam Cafe does not off…

Los Angeles Side Trips

by Eugenia Lazaris @ Wherever Family

Visitors to Los Angeles are never at a loss for things to do, but sometimes the hustle and bustle of this busy city can overwhelm the most eager tourists. Luckily, Los Angeles is surrounded by great, lesser known attractions easily within range when visiting the City of Angels. This allows travelers to experience even more […]

Huy Fong Foods, Inc.

Huy Fong Foods, Inc.


Huy Fong Foods, Inc.

Known Worldwide for Our HOT Chili Sauces

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Raw Kale Greek Salad

by Eric Borzino @ Peck The Beak

One of the salad staples receives a superfood makeover. Kale has become a popular movement radiating across restaurants, stores, and tables of all walks and ages. It’s firm and crisp texture makes it a wonderful foundation for a salad, especially a salad full of salty overtones. I’m addicted to feta cheese, which is why I […]

Vietnam House 越之家

Vietnam House 越之家


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Awesome Naples Walking Tour with Coffee and Pizza

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Wondering what to do in Naples Italy? The Flavors of Naples walking tour is a great way to navigate the Naples food scene. Starting with coffee and ending with a pizza making session, this Naples food tour provides a tasty introduction to the Italian city’s vibrant food culture. We returned to Naples Italy for many reasons. The dirty, chaotic city forged a soft spot in our hearts during our first visit three years ago and created a hankering that we could no longer ignore. We fell hard for the city’s hauntingly ...

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Kreider Farms Introduces Lactose-Free Ice Cream

Kreider Farms Introduces Lactose-Free Ice Cream

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Kreider Farms, one of America’s most progressive and innovative egg and dairy farms, has introduced Farm Fresh Premium Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream. Available in a one-quart retail package, the lactose-free ice cream, like Kreider’s lactose-free milk introduced in 2017, is specifically made for local distribution within 150 miles of where it is produced. “Our … Continue reading

Tour and Talks with Isaiah Zagar - Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Tour and Talks with Isaiah Zagar - Philadelphia's Magic Gardens


Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Free/Members, $20/Non-members Become a PMG member to attend this program for free! Tour the 3,000 square feet of mosaicked space at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens  with our Education and Outreach Manager while learning about the life and artwork of PMG creator Isaiah Zagar. Then relax with some light refreshments to talk with Zagar about his time …

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Salmon roe (ikura) and fried egg rice tower

by Eric Borzino @ Peck The Beak

Bring on the adult pop rocks. Salmon roe is one of my favorite ingredients. It truly is a fishy version of the amazing pop rock candies. Salmon roe has texture on lock down. The way the salmon roe explodes and floods the mouth with intense yet enjoyable oceanic flavor is one of life’s great food […]

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks about his new book, schools, taxes and flash mobs

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks about his new book, schools, taxes and flash mobs

by Evan Croen @ WHYY

After leaving office, two-term Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter reflects on his life in politics.

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

30 Ways to Feel Like a Local When You Travel

by Sara Tucker @ Wendy Perrin

My aunt Ruth, a wise woman, once popped into a city hall and asked to speak with the mayor. The mayor was produced, and Aunt Ruth said, “I bring you greetings from Ringwood, New Jersey!” The mayor, whose town was also called Ringwood, responded with a guided tour. It was one of the highlights of ...

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Where to Find Healthy, Gluten-Free Versions of Philadelphia’s Best Foods

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Philadelphia food is nearly as popular as our historic district, and flocks of out-of-towners come to Philly each year to explore our cultural cuisine. For the many visitors who require or prefer gluten-free tastings, the task of finding gf versions of Philadelphia favorites can seem daunting or impossible. We’ve listed the best locations to taste Read More ...

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Giving Tuesday: The Philadelphia Food Edition of How To Help Others this Holiday Season

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Giving Tuesday in Philadelphia is all about giving back. Now in it’s 5th year, Giving Tuesday was originally created as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. It’s an opportunity for non-profits and charities to benefit from the plentiful giving and gifting at this time of year, which is something we felt Read More ...

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Exclusive - Ronny Chieng's Philly Food Tour - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah | Comedy Central

Exclusive - Ronny Chieng's Philly Food Tour - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah | Comedy Central


Comedy Central

Ronny Chieng gets a taste of Philadelphia's most famous (and infamous) culinary creations.

50 Free Things To Do In Philadelphia - Chew Philly Food Tours

50 Free Things To Do In Philadelphia - Chew Philly Food Tours


Chew Philly Food Tours

Both visitors to Philadelphia and our local community are always looking for free activities in Philly, and we've got a comprehensive list of 50 free things to do in Philadelphia. We've even broken them down into categories for you -so whether your interests lie in the Historic, Green Spaces, Museum, Music, or Activities you'll be Read More ...

A Foodie’s Guide to Lafayette, Louisiana (the Capital of Cajun Country)

by Tala @ The Hungry Nomad

It’s that time of year. Festival season has arrived in Lafayette! While having spent the majority of my time in New Orleans at the Jazz festival in the past few years, this year I am staying put in my new hometown of Lafayette to attend Festivale Internationale de Louisiana.  So I am preparing this guide for […]

Experiencing Barcelona with a Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We ended our whirlwind Barcelona trip with a Devour Barcelona Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour – a fun and tasty evening adventure in the Catalan capital city. Let’s be clear – three days in Barcelona Spain isn’t enough. But that’s all we had between our projects in Girona and Helsinki. Not wanting to miss a thing, we packed our limited time with lots of foodie fun and ended our visit with Devour Barcelona’s evening tapas and wine tasting tour. Yes, we spent our last evening in Barcelona drinking wine and ...

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Best Food Tours Around the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Credibility

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Hello, foodies. As local food lovers, it’s safe to say you’d enjoy a food tour – assuming it’s well-organized, and executed by passionate, credible locals. But with the food tour and food tourism industry exploding in size recently, it can be difficult to weed out the imitation from the best food tours. That’s why we’ve Read More ...

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Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover

Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Attention Pennsylvania beer lovers: Breweries in PA will be hosting a “Pittsburgh Invades Philly” Tap Takeover event. This Saturday, January 20th, 2018 beer from six of Pittsburgh’s most exciting Craft Breweries will be on tap at the Conshohocken Brewpub in Bridgeport, PA. 12 beer styles will be on tap along with the great Conshohocken beer and food this … Continue reading

Singapore and Vietnam Trip Provides Unique Business Insights - Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

Singapore and Vietnam Trip Provides Unique Business Insights - Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship


Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship

David Lin, a venture capitalist, and Tatiana De German Ribon both selected Singapore and Taiwan as their Global Business Week destination to learn about the success and potential of developing economies. Both returned to Wharton with an expanded sense of a nation’s economic diversity.…Read More …Read More

Best Shops for Philadelphia Food Gifts

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Spreading the love of Philadelphia’s small, family-owned food and specialty shops is kind of our thing – especially those with a great history and story behind them. We’ve created this list of the best Philadelphia food gifts & specialty shops to highlight some of the many deserving small businesses that we hope you’ll consider when Read More ...

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Moshulu Offering $50K Dessert for Valentine’s Day with Steven Singer Jewelers Help

Moshulu Offering $50K Dessert for Valentine’s Day with Steven Singer Jewelers Help

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Got deep pockets? Keep reading… Steven Singer Jewelers and the Moshulu at 401 S. Columbus Blvd. Penn’s Landing are playing cupid and have partnered for the ultimate $50,000 Valentine’s Day experience. When a card or flowers just will not do – give your Valentine dessert aboard the Moshulu that comes with a spectacular pair of … Continue reading

Flowers and ‘a lot of eye-rolling’: How this Philly area political odd couple keeps the peace

Flowers and ‘a lot of eye-rolling’: How this Philly area political odd couple keeps the peace

by Dana DiFilippo @ WHYY

He's a resolute Republican. She's a lifelong liberal Democrat. How does this Elkins Park couple ensure household harmony in these politically polarizing times?

Grubspotting: Wuxi Braised Short Ribs at SUGA

Grubspotting: Wuxi Braised Short Ribs at SUGA

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

SUGA, the Modern Chinese restaurant led by Philadelphia culinary legend, Susanna Foo and her son Gabe, is pleased to participate in Center City District’s Restaurant Week program January 14 through January 26, 2018. One of the stand-out items on the $35 fixed-price dinner menu also includes a choice of dessert is the Wuxi Braised Short Ribs … Continue reading

That Time We Took a Luxury Dessert Tour in London

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We recently took a luxury dessert tour in London. Find out what and where we ate during the decadent three-hour experience. After four months of flip flops and sunshine, our return to London was bittersweet. Don’t get us wrong – we chose to spend our winter months in Europe this year for many reasons including a longing for good cheese and wine. (There’s only so much pho and ramen that we can slurp down.) Even still, London’s damp coldness hit us in our faces like a rock. Priority one was to buy some winter clothes ...

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Philly kids rap about the stigma of being a ‘bad kid’

Philly kids rap about the stigma of being a ‘bad kid’

by Evan Croen @ WHYY

Philly's youngest hip-hop stars attend a school for kids with emotional and behavioral difficulties. But they aren't "bad kids," they're just "way above average."

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Things You Never Knew About Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Since our Chestnut Hill Food Tours opened in 2015, we’ve been showing off not only the best foods in Philadelphia’s garden district, but also the stunning architecture and surprising history of the area. Now in our 3rd year of Chestnut Hill Food Tours, we’ve had time to not only perfect our one-of-a-kind food tastings, but Read More ...

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Newseum to Open Photo Exhibit Exploring the Tet Offensive

by Newseum @ Newseum

The exhibit includes tactile images and audio interviews with Marines who fought in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.
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Landmark Americana Hosts Hot Sauce Cook-Off at Rowan University

Landmark Americana Hosts Hot Sauce Cook-Off at Rowan University

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Landmark Americana at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ will host a cooking competition on Monday, January 22 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. featuring Rowan President Ali A. Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce as a key ingredient. In celebration of National Hot Sauce Day, the competition will feature the spicy sauce in drinks, appetizers, entrees, side dishes and … Continue reading

A Guide to the Best BYOBs in Philadelphia

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

The best BYOBs in Philadelphia among its rapidly expanding culinary scene weren’t easy to track down. As operators of one of the top food tours in Philadelphia, we truly know the ins and outs of the Philly food scene, and we love spreading that knowledge. And we know that foodies are always looking for a Read More ...

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Cruise Trends in 2018: What Your Waistline Has Been Waiting For

by Carolyn Spencer Brown @ Wendy Perrin

One of the best things about chronicling cruise travel over the past 20 years has been watching the industry morph from a sedate and somewhat sedentary form of travel—in which dining times were assigned and bus tours were about the limit of sightseeing—to there’s-a-cruise-for-every-traveler-out-there. Seriously, there really is, no matter if you’re more inclined to ...

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Green Beer & Iggletini at McGillin’s Ale House

Green Beer & Iggletini at McGillin’s Ale House

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

McGillin’s Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern and one of the oldest in the country, is going to do something it has NEVER done before in its 158 year history. The historic tavern has never dyed its beer green EXCEPT for St. Patrick’s Day. But, this year, for the first time, they’ll have green … Continue reading

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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Philly Me Up: A Philadelphia Food Tour - Arlington Magazine

Philly Me Up: A Philadelphia Food Tour - Arlington Magazine


Arlington Magazine

The City of Brotherly Love is on fire with destination-worthy restaurants and bars.

Johnny Sanchez- CBD (New Orleans)

by Tala @ The Hungry Nomad

When you have two celebrity chefs and one restaurant opening the expectations tend to be high. Aarón Sánchez and John Besh’s collaboration brings traditional Mexican cuisine to the heart of New Orleans. If you are going in expecting burritos and enchiladas then you are in for a disappointment. The menu features items such as the ‘coba […]

Winter Escape To Vietnam

Winter Escape To Vietnam


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DAY 1 [07 DEC, 2017]: ARRIVAL IN HANOIDAY 2 [08 DEC, 2017]: HANOI SIGHTSEEING WITH FOOD TOURDAY 3 [09 DEC, 2017]: HANOI - BAC HADAY 4 [10 DEC, 2017]: BAC HA - SAPADAY 5 [11 DEC, 2017]: SAPA - MU CANG CHAIDAY 6 [12 DEC, 2017]: MU CANG CHAI TREKDAY 7 [13 DEC, 2017]: MU CANG CHAI - HANOIDAY 8 [14 DEC, 2017]: DEPARTURE FROM HANOIRSVP is non-refundable1 Person - $1,2002 -3 Group - $800 per4 - 6 Group - $600 per7 or more - $500 perFull Amount Due: 45 DAY prior to departure date.INCLUSIONS:Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast at mentioned hotels or similar ones upon availabilityMeals as indicated in the itinerary each dayPrivate English Speaking tour guides in each city of visitPrivate air conditioned vehicle transfers during tourEntrance tickets and permit at indicated sitesBoat trips as mentioned in the itineraryTravel InsuranceVISA'sAll operation service charge and government taxNOT INCLUDED:Drinks and other meals not mentionedTips and gratuities (Expect $20 per day)Any international flights ( WE CAN HELP BOOKING THESE )Banking fee(if any)Personal ExpensesDo you want to change the intinerary for a day or two? Call us 484-403-6844 or 267-902-3479 !

Guacamole With Tobiko Shrimp Dip

by Eric Borzino @ Peck The Beak

Guacamole is one of the world’s most favorite foods, no doubt. When there’s guacamole, there’s a fiesta. This recipe takes the famous guacamole and Asianfy’s it up with a tobiko-shrimp salad. This Asian shrimp salad topping totally transforms the dip from something familiar to something so totally new and fun. Your party guests will love it, […]

The top 12 Philadelphia-area Chinese restaurants

The top 12 Philadelphia-area Chinese restaurants


TripSavvy

Craving dim sum? How about Peking duck? You'll find both at the best Chinese restaurants in Philadelphia.

How to Eat in Saigon Vietnam – A Ho Chi Minh City Food Primer

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Saigon Vietnam is a city teeming with motorbikes, coffee and soup. At least that’s what we found during our two-week exploration of the Ho Chi Minh City food scene. Read on if you’re wondering what to eat in Saigon. With a population exceeding 8 million people, rapidly growing Saigon rumbles with activity on every corner like a machine with chainlike lines of never-ending scooters that streak through some of the busiest intersections in the world.  Though the official name is now Ho Chi Minh City, everybody in the electric city calls it ...

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Funders, operators sought to start safe-injection sites in Philly

Funders, operators sought to start safe-injection sites in Philly

by Evan Croen @ WHYY

The announcement opened the door for any organizations interested in operating, funding or offering a location for the sites to approach the city.

Car Themed Cocktails at Silence DoGood’s Tavern for Philadelphia Auto Show

Car Themed Cocktails at Silence DoGood’s Tavern for Philadelphia Auto Show

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

“Fill Er Up” with car-themed drinks at Silence DoGood’s Tavern during the Philadelphia Auto Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center January 27th through February 4th. The Rolls Royce – Bourbon, fresh muddled blackberries, simply syrup, freshly squeezed lemon on the rocks. Pink Cadillac – Champagne with a dollop of cotton candy. Lamborghini – Champagne with cherry vodka, a … Continue reading

Saigon on the Potomac

Saigon on the Potomac

by Norie Quintos @ Travel makes you think. - Norie Quintos

When I have a hankering for Vietnamese food (which is at least once a month), the Washington, D.C., area, where I live, is a trove of riches. There are pho food trucks on city streets and high-concept Viet-Thai mashups downtown, and shrimp-and-sprout stuffed summer rolls in every suburban supermarket. But for me there is only one place to go: Eden Center in Falls Church, Virginia, the largest Vietnamese-themed mall on the East Coast. That’s not just because this suburban strip mall offers an intense concentration of culinary offerings (there are some 50 food and drink vendors among about 115 stores) that keeps quality high, prices low, and promotes the virtuoso-level development of specialty dishes. It’s because every visit to this ethnic enclave comes with a free trip through both space and time (Saigon in the late 1970s). There’s nothing quite like this portal through culture, history, and cuisine, even in places with larger Vietnamese immigrant populations, such as California’s Orange County. This is an enclave that gradually rose in the years following the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, when thousands of people fled—many by boat—the grip of Ho Chi Minh and the communist takeover. A large contingent, many of them military or professional elite, settled in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. They opened stores and businesses catering to their community—jewelry shops, travel agencies, mini-groceries, barbershops, and of course restaurants. In the 1980s, a flagging mall with empty slots gradually filled with Vietnamese stores. By 1995 the mall’s owners decided to capitalize on the reality, giving the old shopping center a new name, installing an ornate lion’s gate and a clock tower (its design cribbed from a famous shopping center in Saigon), hosting annual lunar new year festivals in the parking lot, and flying the twin flags of the U.S. and the former South Vietnam.

12 Dates of Christmas: The Philadelphia Foodie Edition

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

The 12 Dates of Christmas trend is becoming increasingly popular in gift giving. Haven’t heard of it? Here’s how it goes – one gifts their significant other with 12 pre-planned dates that they can use together throughout the year, (usually to be scheduled monthly), to create a gift that truly keeps on giving. We decided Read More ...

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Vietnam: Vietnamese Cuisine in Philadelphia - Liss Property Group

Vietnam: Vietnamese Cuisine in Philadelphia - Liss Property Group


Liss Property Group

Vietnamese food is one of the fastest-growing culinary sensations in America, and for good reason – the cuisine is fascinating and very unique, incorporating influences from France as well as all over Asia and producing some trademark dishes that are delicious and healthy. Most famous is pho, often considered the standard dish of Vietnamese cuisine. …

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

Sriracha Philly Cheesesteak Hot Dog

by Tiffany Lam @ Huy Fong Foods, Inc.

Made with Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. Recipe from Peppers.com

A Review of Foodborne Bacterial and Parasitic Zoonoses in Vietnam

A Review of Foodborne Bacterial and Parasitic Zoonoses in Vietnam


PubMed Central (PMC)

Vietnam has experienced unprecedented economic and social development in recent years, and the livestock sector is undergoing significant transformations. Although food animal production is still dominated by small-scale ‘backyard’ enterprises ...

Philly Mayor Kenney: William Penn will not be bleeding green for the Super Bowl

Philly Mayor Kenney: William Penn will not be bleeding green for the Super Bowl

by Evan Croen @ WHYY

The statue atop Philadelphia’s City Hall will not dress the part of an Eagles fan, said Mayor Jim Kenney. History shows adorning the city icon may do more harm than good.

NewsWorks Tonight, January 23, 2018

NewsWorks Tonight, January 23, 2018

by Brett Rader @ WHYY

Philadelphia officials announces that the city will encourage the development of supervised injection sites for opioid use. Asbury Park Press’ Andrew Ford details his investigation into public money used to cover up misconduct by New Jersey’s bad cops. Students who are often called “bad” kids have a message for those who’ve counted them out. Dave Davies speaks with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter about his book, “Mayor: The Best Job in Politics.” A newlywed couple from Elkins Park in Montgomery County have such diametrically opposed political views that household harmony is a daily crusade. A vegan donut shop fries up a special treat for Eagles fans.

Rope bridge to add adventure to Philadelphia Flower Show

Rope bridge to add adventure to Philadelphia Flower Show

by Evan Croen @ WHYY

The annual Philadelphia Flower Show opening March 2 will highlight the beauty and science of water.

The sunny side of storm-watching

The sunny side of storm-watching

by Dave Pottinger @ The Province

Storm-watching has been a boon for Tofino and Ucluelet’s winter economy. Ever since hotels started promoting the wild waves, lashing rain and strong winds that often occur between November and March as a must-see for visitors, they’ve turned the west coast of Vancouver Island into a year-round tourism destination. But what happens when the weather […]

London Food Tour – A Great Way to Explore British Food

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

See why a three-hour London Food Tour is a tasty way to learn about London’s gastronomic history.  London has felt like a second home to us during our worldwide travels these past 16 months. We love the vibrancy of the city, not to mention that the fact that the locals all speak English, albeit with a British accent. This may be a surprise to some of our readers, but we also love the food in London. Every time we stay in London, we enjoy exploring the London food scene, especially the plethora of ...

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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

by Tala @ The Hungry Nomad

After 5 days spent in the east of the island in Fajardo, we travelled back to San Juan to experience the much talked about Fiestas de la Calle de San Sebastián,- a weekend of celebrations, food and drinks in the heart of the old town. The experience would not have been complete had we not […]

How to Never Wait in Line at a Tourist Attraction Again

by Wendy Perrin @ Wendy Perrin

Why waste your precious vacation time battling crowds and waiting in lines? Popular tourist sites the world over grow more congested every year and, sadly, the typical fixes—reserving an entry time, booking a “skip-the-line tour”—are not always a good solution. So I thought I’d share the best fixes I’ve found. Reserving a time slot might ...

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Rittenhouse Square Park: Where Philly Goes to See and Be Seen

by Liss Property Group @ Liss Property Group

Philly's Rittenhouse Square Park is a wonderful place to enjoy a little digital detox. Located in the very heart of Philadelphia, the greenery of this historic city park is surrounded by some of the city's most architecturally notable buildings. Turn-of-the-century apartment buildings, brownstones, and several mansions surround the park, along with countless shops and places […]

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Journalists Visit Newseum for IPW Press Brunch

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

IPW is the world's biggest gathering of tourism professionals.
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Where to Eat in Chestnut Hill

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Philadelphia’s historic Garden District is known for it’s lovely foliage, welcoming community, and quaint, tree-lined streets. While conducting food tours in Chestnut Hill for the past four years, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the restaurant, pub, and bakery owners that line the avenue’s charming business corridor, and have indulged in our fair Read More ...

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Family Time in Dallas

by Holly Riddle @ Wherever Family

With warm or mild weather all year-round, Southern hospitality that can’t be beat, a mouthwatering food scene filled with barbecue and Tex Mex and a plethora of family-friendly activities, Dallas is a sure win for parents seeking a kid-approved domestic getaway. A good choice when visiting Dallas is a car rental, so you can see […]

How To Grab the Attention of the Media in an Age of Disruption and Distraction

by Norie Quintos @ Travel makes you think. - Norie Quintos

The digital tsunami that has so roiled the media industry since the turn of the 21st century shows no signs of abating. It can play out like a soap opera: Recent news included 20th Century Fox’s acquisition of National Geographic Society’s media assets and accompanying layoffs late last year, resulting in an online frenzy of criticism at this unholy alliance and doomsday predictions for the future of journalism. And just last month, in February, Yahoo! abandoned most of its high-profile, celeb-edited channels, including its Travel portal, which had ironically just won the North American Travel Journalists Association's award for best online travel magazine. 

The last several years have seen a revolving door of changes to the mastheads, including the top spot, at the iconic travel magazines: Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, and National Geographic Traveler. As for every other travel magazine, website, newsletter, and blog out there, it’s almost impossible to keep up with who’s on staff, not to mention restructurings, redesigns, and publication frequency changes. 

Such wholesale changes in travel media have enormous repercussions to those trying to get attention for their destinations. Not only do they have to keep track of editors and their comings and goings, but there are many new content power brokers with befuddling new titles: chief content officer, social media producer, editor of visual presentation, digital director, etc.

What does all this mean to those who deal with media? The destination marketers and the public relations pros? “There’s a lot of experimentation among media, and a host of new formats, many fueled by social media,” said Travel Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann. “That provides more opportunity to get granular, and allows marketers and communications staff to target specific types of travelers.” 


Not only do destination marketers have to keep track of editors and their comings and goings, but there are many new content power brokers with befuddling new titles.


But for all the changes, the essentials of communicating with the media are fairly constant. “It’s as important as ever to really understand the editorial viewpoint and audience of each media outlet, whether it’s a print platform, television, a blogger, or someone who has mastered Instagram,” says Weissmann. “There’s real opportunity to hone effective messages; the shotgun approach to press releases just isn’t going to be as effective.” 

Here are more tips, straight from the smartphones of my friends, travel journos on the front lines of the Great Disruption.

Know the difference between a topic and a story: Gone are the days of editors picking up the phone, two-hour lunches, and chatty desksides. Journalists don’t have time to tease out a story from a topic. “Don’t ask me if I cover something generic like summer; that’s not a story and I don’t have the bandwidth to figure out what the story is,” says Grace Cutler, a senior lifestyle editor at FoxNews.com.

Highlight what's new right away, perhaps in bullet points: “I get the same PR releases each year and it's always hard to figure out what's new and why we should cover it, so highlighting news would be great,” says Mary Turner, deputy editor of Outside magazine. “Surface the important stuff, i.e., ‘We added king-size star beds,’ or ‘We brought in a chef who forages,’ or ‘We have 10 new chair lifts,’ etc.” 

Google before you pitch: Like many editors, Peter Fish, until last December deputy editor of Sunset magazine, says his pet peeve is “PR people who have clearly never read us. We are a travel/garden/home/food magazine that focuses on the American West. Places I am not interested in hearing about include: the Caribbean, Branson, Missouri, and Germany. What I like getting are PR pitches from people who clearly have read the magazine carefully, who can say, ‘I read your Ask a Local feature on Santa Fe last month, and I have the perfect person for you to profile in Seattle.’ Or, ‘I really liked your feature on Big Sur but here are 10 new things going on up on California's far northern coast.’ Intelligent, well-informed communication, that's what I want.“

Know one writer from another: According to Stephanie Pearson, contributing editor at Outside magazine, “A PR person was trying to sell me on a story idea involving difficult travel in a potentially unsafe country that would touch on humanitarian themes. She said ‘I think you’re the perfect Outside writer to do it because you have a big heart.’ I was not only flattered, but it also made me think a lot more about the idea she was pitching and I realized that the story would align with my values, which would make the project a lot more worth my time if I decided to pursue it.” 

Swag? Make it edible: Mailing unnecessary packages isn’t good for the planet, and it’s expensive, so avoid it if possible. If you can’t, at least make it useful, thoughtful, or edible. "Beer cozies, stuffed animals, hats, bumper stickers, coffee mugs (unless they're clever) and other mass-produced merchandise misses the mark. Instead, send locally produced products. Charleston, South Carolina, recently sent us Benne Wafers and sweet pecans,” says George Stone, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler. “The message to the staff was: There's delicious food in Charleston and it's made by real people with stories to tell.”

Be ready to assist on stories other than the one you are pitching: "For many of us on the media side it's being able to tell the right story to our readers, not just announce something marketers think is special. These may not be stories that brands understand right away, but they are ones that we know our readers are interested in," says Jason Clampet, co-founder and head of content at Skift.

Know your stuff: Sara Clemence, formerly of the Wall Street Journal and now news director at Travel and Leisure, says: “The luggage company that took three weeks and about a dozen emails to provide the price for a new design will be on my bad list forever.“ She also adds these tips: “Do offer an exclusive, when possible. Do have photos available (and make them good). Don't oversell your offering—just tell me what it does. And last but not least, don't sign your email ‘XOXO’ unless you are actually my friend.”

This article was first published on March 1, 2016 on the Destination Marketing Association International website.

Vietnamese Sate

by Same Same @ Same Same Philly | Modern Vietnamese Restaurant

Learn how to make one of the most popular condiments on the Vietnamese table. This condiment will be on every table at same same and used as a many flavoring in our Kings Soup – Bun Bo Hue Vietnamese Style Sate 4 stalks lemongrass 3 asian shallots or 1 large french shallot 6 cloves of […]

7 Best Sweet Treats in Chestnut Hill

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Chestnut Hill food has a long history in Philadelphia’s cuisine, but as the neighborhood has maintained an exclusive feel for centuries, not all of their eats have gotten the attention they deserve. We’re here to tell you some of the best sweet treats and desserts you’ll find at the restaurants, bakeries, and candy shops in Chestnut Read More ...

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Eagles fly into Super Bowl after routing Vikings

Eagles fly into Super Bowl after routing Vikings


South China Morning Post

Nick Foles leads Philadelphia to a Super Bowl date with the New England Patriots in two weeks’ time

Philadelphia's food and restaurant renaissance

Philadelphia's food and restaurant renaissance


the Guardian

The cradle of America is being reborn as a food destination. Acclaimed New York chefs are relocating to Philadelphia, and the historic Italian diners face some spicy competition, says Adam Erace

Philadelphia Food Companies: The Story Behind Philly’s Delicious Businesses

by Elyse @ Chew Philly Food Tours

Philadelphia is a city filled with iconic foods. The cheesesteak, the pretzels, the tomato pie. And, we’ve even invented quite a few world-famous foods here in Philly. Now we’d like to shine a light on some of the deserving food businesses that were founded in Philadelphia. Some are big, some small, some you’ve never heard Read More ...

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Saigon on the Potomac

Saigon on the Potomac


Norie Quintos

When I have a hankering for Vietnamese food (which is at least once a month), the Washington, D.C., area, where I live, is a trove of riches. There are pho food trucks on city streets and high-concept Viet-Thai mashups downtown, and shrimp-and-sprout stuffed summer rolls in every suburban supermarke

City Food Tours — visitphilly.com

City Food Tours — visitphilly.com


Philadelphia - Official Visitor Site - visitphilly.com

City Food Tours will introduce you to some of Philly’s best specialty food shops and restaurants and give tour goers a opportunity to taste delicious handmade treats.

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Chinatown Tour | Philadelphia Food Tours | Free Tours By Foot

Chinatown Tour | Philadelphia Food Tours | Free Tours By Foot


Free Tours by Foot

Check out Philadelphia's best Asian cuisine on Free Tours By Foot's Chinatown Tour. Sample the best that Philly's Chinatown has to offer on this food tour.

September Is for Seniors

by Newseum @ Newseum

During the entire month of September, the Newseum is offering special senior discounts, classes and free guided highlights tours!
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Butterfield & Robinson | Biking and Walking Since 1966

Butterfield & Robinson | Biking and Walking Since 1966


Butterfield & Robinson

"Slow down to see the world." It’s our mantra and our guiding light—but only because “Slow Down to See, Sip, Taste, Meet, Greet, Learn and Become Enlightened” was too much of a mouthful.

5 takeaways from Women’s March on Philly

5 takeaways from Women’s March on Philly

by Eric Walter @ WHYY

Listening to this year's speakers, I took away five themes, all of which are among the most pressing issues front and center in the news today.

MasterChef Junior Casting Call in Philadelphia Saturday, January 20th

MasterChef Junior Casting Call in Philadelphia Saturday, January 20th

by Marilyn @ Philly Grub

Calling all talented home cooks between the ages of 8 -13, MasterChef Junior is casting in Philadelphia! If you, or someone you know, thinks they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef Junior make sure to attend the PHILADELPHIA casting call for a chance to be on the next season of MasterChef Junior. They’re … Continue reading

From North Philly to Vietnam, and trying to 'come back normal'

From North Philly to Vietnam, and trying to 'come back normal'


WHYY

Bucks County vet Ron Ferrizzi talks about being interviewed by a war correspondent, and how marijuana helped him steady his nerves.

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