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By The Greater Philadelphia Film Office

Special Guest Filmmaker ALLISON ANDERS

Lightbox Film Center at International House Philly

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Summer Beer Garden in Center City Financial District.

April 30, 2017

Some Philadelphians may know this event as a food tent block party, called Flavors of the Ave. This year it's expanded to a Street Fest up and down East Passyunk Avenue called #FlavorsonAve.

Still featuring the neighborhood’s astounding array of excellent restaurants, each of which will supply small-plate versions of their signature dishes. (over 20 restaurants participating).

Tickets, which can be purchased in advance, cover tasting everything the fest has to offer — a dish from each of the restaurants plus two beers from the beer wagon — and cost $50. OR pay for each dish à la carte, with an average of $3 to $6 per item.

Of course the shops on Passyunk will be open and participating with their own deals, and music will be heard from one corner to the next!

(Limited Time)

"We're always looking to bring Boston Market guests new and intriguing flavor profiles that truly complement our signature rotisserie chicken. We're eager to hear what our guests think of the new Sweet & Spicy Apple flavor and are excited to once again offer Parmesan Tuscan, as it was very popular when we introduced it for a limited time in years past.", stated George Michel, CEO at Boston Market.

The Parmesan Tuscan adds a very savory, well seasoned flavor to the skin. It made me wish I could get more skin to go with the chicken under the skin. Definitely turned out to be a favorite #CinemaSneaknSnack  and worth the wait!
And no, I don't feel guilty for getting two starch sides, because I'd had kale for breakfast 😜  Would love to hear what you think, please leave a comment (see video above) on T&T's facebook page, if you've tried either of  #BostonMarket signature rotisseries - Le Anne Lindsay, Editor

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, CO, has given time back to busy families and individuals for 30 years with quality, home style meals at a convenient value in 459 U.S. locations. A staple on dinner tables, Boston Market prepares its fresh, never frozen natural chicken in signature rotisserie ovens and features an extensive selection of home style sides and made-from-scratch cornbread.

New "Revolutionary" Breakfast Weekdays at

Leeway Foundation Screening of
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Thank you! We are so glad many enjoyed our film screening in Philly at the @ccpedu Continue! #Repost @tinsel_tine with @repostapp ・・・ Tonight Tinsel & Tine attended @leewayfound event at #CCP which featured the #documentary MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE. What a full and inspiring life Dr. Maya Angelou lead as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, writer and director. The doc originally aired on PBS a month or so ago, but I'm so glad I got to see it on a bigger screen in the company of others who also felt the power and love this woman gave to the world. So much about Angelou's young life I didn't know, her rape, resulting in her being mute for 5 years, that she danced at a club to make a living after having a child out of wedlock at the age of 16; that she married not one, but two white men; and made Tupac cry. But of all the stories the one I like the best is the grace Dr. Angelou exhibited when she agreed to present Pearl Baily with her Liftetime Achievement Award when many years prior, Baily had done her so wrong when she could have been a mentor in Angelou's early career. The event was followed by conversation with Philadelphia artists Ursula Rucker @urucker (LTA '08, ACG '08) [poet, activist, and recording artist], Andrea Walls (ACG '14) [writer and poet], and moderator Pia Deas (ACG '16, WOO '17) [creator of Contemporary Black Canvas and professor of African American Literature at Lincoln University] around the impact of Dr. Angelou’s life and what it means to create a spiritual and moral grounding that honors the blending of artist-activist roles. #MayaAngelou #AndStillIRise @contemporaryblackcanvas #ursularucker #Poet #activist #community #PhillyCalendar #PhillyEvent #FilmEvent #BlackArtist #MayaAngelouBiography @mayaangeloufilm
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Private Tasting: RENZELL @ ALDINE'S


Bloggers Tastings: THE SPICY BELLY &

Tinsel & Tine was recently invited to two fun blogging #PhillyInfluencers tastings in the city - The first was at The Spicy Belly organized by Karen Macaraya of Fun Philly Foodie - The menu is Jamaican & Korean Fusion. The second was at Café Crema organized by Travel with Chef Cherryl as part of her #TravelwithChefCherryl Series Fun with Foodie Friends. Cafe Crema is an Italian Coffee Shop which specializes in hand filled gourmet Cannoli and Hot Chocolate made with real chocolate candy also in gourmet flavors. Thank you Karen & Cherryl for each of the invitations and thank you to both establishments for such great tastings!


Woodford Reserve Philly Cocktail Competition

For a Detailed look at the Woodford Reserve Bartender Competition 2016 
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2/8/17 was #PHILLYCOOKS this annual Philadelphia Magazine event shows off signature dishes of 50 Philly Fab Restaurants.

My friend and T&T's supporter, Michele Jones actually won the tickets so in a fun reversal, I went as her guest!

Stay tuned for a T&T Photo Post of Tine Rated Dishes most enjoyed and discarded during the event.

Philly's Mural Arts Program:
"The Atlas of Tomorrow: A Device for Philosophical Reflections."Based on I CHING Wisdom

The Philadelphia Theater Company:

Tinsel & Tine Subscribers got comp tickets to see Philadelphia Theater Company's performance of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years"
Play runs til Feb. 19th 

Amalgam, Micheaux Mission and Krush Groove
Mini Recap

Charity Event to Benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand
5 Course Flavors of Taiwan Wine Pairing Dinner

Interview with Ira "Wally" Wolins of Philly based
Touch of Heart Greeting Cards


3rd Annual Chili Challenge at Taproom on 19th



Attending Philly Launch Party and Tasting for @mealpal ( #mealpal will forever change the way you get lunch. With @mealpalapp membership ($99 per month at launch), you get lunch every weekday from over 50 restaurants in the MealPal network. That's less than $5 per day for lunch! Meals like:Fried Curried Cauliflower Tacos from Revolution Taco… Spicy Tuna Poke bowl from Oishii Poke... Slow Roasted Pork shoulder with Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Hummus from Real Food Eatery... Mediterranean Chicken Salad from Agno Grill… Shrimp Tempora Roll from Aki Sushi… Philly Cheesesteak from Cleavers... The Diablo Salad from The Milkhouse... Penne a la Vodka from Barra Rosa... Italian Stallion Sandwich from Matt & Marie's... Tahini Caesar Salad from Animo Juice. There are over 50 meals to choose from every day! #PhillyCalendar #PhillyEvents #foodblogger #LunchinPhilly #EatinginPhilly #Startup #NewBusiness #MediaEvent #foodapp @realfoodeatery #mymealpal
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More About MealPal: The way MealPal works is simple, users can log on from 5pm - 9:30am (the day before to the day of) to select their lunch for the next day. Each restaurant in the network offers one meal per day, but you have hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Once you select your meal, you will select a 15 minute time-frame for when you will actually go and pick up the meal. When you go to pick up the meal, you skip the line and tell the restaurant you are there to pick up your MealPal -- they may ask for your name or the confirmation email. There is no transaction between the customer and restaurant (no tips required). You can go to the same restaurant every day if you'd like (only once per day)! Unfortunately, there are no delivery options at this time (picking up helps to keep the cost of lunch low). MealPal is a 30 day subscription that auto-renews or a 12 per month subscription. Monday through Friday 11:30-2:30pm. Note: unused meals do not rollover from cycle to cycle.



"Almost Christmas" Synopsis: Walter (Danny Glover) is a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites his four grown children and the rest of the family to his house for a traditional celebration. Poor Walter knows that if daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie T. Usher) can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

Release date: November 11, 2016 (USA)
Writer/Director: David E. Talbert
Production company: Will Packer Productions
Music composed by: John Paesano


Ice Cream Rolls & Bubble Tea Teassert Bar

Diner en Blanc 2016 

Old City Eats All Summer Thursday Happy Hours


Regular Readers know Diane's Artwork from her many contributions to Tinsel & Tine - Here's just a few: The End of the Tour | Peanuts Celebrate Franklin's Bday | Tulip Clothing Line Diner En Blanc | Ditch Witch Montauk Food Truck  Stay tuned for her review of the movie Gleason

Equity (Film) Red Carpet Premiere in Philly

Star Trek Beyond w/ The Black Tribbles

Founding Footsteps Philly Tourism

Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience 2016

Food Trust's NIGHT MARKET 12th & Callowhill

Uptown Beer Garden

WOK STREET Southeast Asian Fast Food

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Lip Sync Battle

The Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

The Hyatt at the Bellevue Renovation Unveiling

Guided Tour of Old City's Art Inside Out Exhibition

The PHL BLOGGERS Go to the Opera &
Host a Blog Conference

Click HERE to Check Out T&T's Film Industry Interviews

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Shorts & 

South Street Spring Festival


performing - "The Howling Vamps! 

This annual event was formerly called Ladies Rock Camp, now Girls Rock Philly a weekend day camp for women, transgender, non-binary/genderqueer adults, 19+ in Philadelphia. Campers are split into groups to learn and/or practice instruments, form bands and work together to write an original song. They also receive empowerment workshops all weekend. 

I was so impressed with all the bands. The ladies were able to create catchy tunes in this very limited amount of time. The event was held at PhilaMOCA (12th & Spring Garden) it was a great Sunday night party!

‪#‎newmusuc‬ ‪#‎learnsomwthingneweveryday‬ #‪#‎allgirlbands‬ ‪#‎PhillyCalendar‬ ‪#‎PhillyEvents‬

Benjamin Foods Trade Show & The Blogger's Cafe

Nick's Roast Beef in Old City is Now Nick's Bar & Grille!

T&T Invited to try Grand Lux Cafe's Weekend Brunch

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T&T's Film Festival Coverage

Bloggers Dinner to Taste New Menu at Imli Indian Kitchen

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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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