Center City District Sips
Summer in the city can only mean- Center City District Sips. Happy hour takes on a life of its own each Wednesday throughout summer as the best dressed professionals in Philadelphia take some time to kick back and enjoy drink specials at numerous bars and restaurants. Every week snap a photo of your Sips look, post to Instagram and tag @ShopCenterCity #CCDSipsStyle for your chance to win a Center City shopping spree!
This year Center City District Sips is presented by Effen Blood Orange, Effen Green Apple, Bud Light and Victory Summer Ale. Each Wednesday through August 30th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dilworth Park Café will offer $3 beers, $4 wines, and $5 cocktails to sip on the large outdoor terrace adjacent to the café. Made-to-order food will be available at Air Grille by Brûlée Catering. While DJ’s will be playing the hottest music until 8:30 p.m. every week.
We stopped by Dilworth Park to check out the scene! There are 3 bars available for grabbing drinks, including one inside Dilworth Park Café which also offers a menu of American cuisine. Brûlée Catering’s chefs have created the menu featuring seasonal and convenient menu options including a variety of sandwiches, salads and healthy snacks. The café also serves beer, wine and cocktails after 5 pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for a one-of-a-kind urban dining experience.
Swing by Air Grille, a classic silver Airstream located directly adjacent to the Dilworth Park Café. They’ve got $5 Pulled Pork Nachos and $5 sliders for Wednesdays Sips special. They also have a full menu of American fare, including a Airstream Burger, Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Spicy Fried Chicken and more available throughout the week. We tried the Creole Dog with an all beef hot dog, pimento cheese, creole mustard, and caramelized onions. Next time we’re coming back for the Al Pastor Fries with waffle fries topped with pulled Leidy’s pork shoulder, cheesy goodness sauce, and pineapple pico de gallo.
In 2011, Chef Lacroix helped merge all operational facets of the brands formerly known as Max & Me Catering and Culinary Concepts to launch Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. As Chef-Partner of Brûlée Catering, Lacroix develops impressive menus and oversees all aspects of food and beverage. Chef Lacroix works closely with his team of talented chefs to craft exquisite and inventive cuisine which guests will recall fondly for years.
Dilworth Park at City Hall is Philadelphia’s new venue in the heart of Center City. The $55 million installation, joined the ranks of the city’s most desirable event spaces following the ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 4, 2014. This grand, state of-the-art park promises a new standard for corporate, social and celebratory functions, and offers the flexibility to accommodate every need. Imagine your networking event, corporate or wedding reception or, milestone birthday party with the iconic architecture of City Hall as the backdrop. Dilworth Park features include the Fountain which is water sculpture set in motion; its streams of water spout at random intervals- a lively accent to your festivities. The fountain jets can even be custom-programmed.