Glamsino 2017!

Good morning everyone!

Today’s blog is dedicated to a wonderful group that believes in helping eradicate the war on the AIDS epidemic. Action Wellness, formerly ActionAids, is hosting their fifth annual Glamsino Royale with Kimpton Hotel Palomar Thursday February 23rd from six pm to nine pm. Below is the Media Alert for this wonderful event that I look forward to attending with my special someone! On behalf of Explore Philly, Channel 6 news and my blog! Enjoy!

Tiffany C. DuBois


Boutique Rittenhouse hotel holds casino and carnaval-themed fundraiser to benefit Action Wellness

Action Wellness
and Kimpton
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

117 S. 17th Street (at Sansom Street), 24th and 25th Floors

Kimpton Hotel Palomar welcomes locals at its fifth annual Glamsino
Royale event to benefit
Action Wellness
(formerly ActionAIDS). This year’s event, Glamsino Royale: Carnaval,
transforms the hotel’s top floors into a glitzy, festival scene. Guests will enjoy party tunes spun by DJ Sharyn Stone, aka Matt Beierschmitt, table games from
Tumbling Dice,
Brazilian inspired bites from Executive Chef Bobby Surdam of Kimpton’s Square
1682, beer from
Yards Brewery,
a selection of wines from E&J
Gallo Winery, and signature cocktails from
Distilling. Those with the lucky hand will win chips to be used in numerous raffles, with prizes from local retailers, theaters
and restaurants, as well as various Kimpton properties in fabulous destinations. Tickets can be purchased at:

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a company with a proven advocacy track record in the LGBTQ community. The company has earned 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 12 years in a row and across the country, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
are members of the IGLTA and TAG approved.

Action Wellness
(formerly ActionAIDS) is one of Philadelphia’s largest AIDS service organizations. It is committed to helping people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Its services include: medical case management, a range of health screenings including HIV
testing, treatment as prevention, prevention education, supportive housing and volunteer services. Action Wellness currently serves over 4,000 clients annually through the efforts of over 400 dedicated volunteers and over 100 professional staff working together
to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the diverse community it serves. More information,

Action Wellness: Twitter

Kimpton: Twitter
#Glamsino #PalomarPhilly



Super bowl weekend and puppy bowl

Hello everyone! I am so sorry that I have not posted anything in the last two weeks or so. I have been tied up in homework, political shenanigans and life in general. To my current followers, I have been hired by Cassie Hepler of Explore Philly! She is a wonderful boss and in addition to blogging on my own recipes, restaurant reviews and trying to get homework done, I will be posting on their website anything going on in Philadelphia.

To highlight the last few weeks, I have been reviewing restaurants and I covered the newest exhibit for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, “Frogs: A Chorus of Colors” this past week. The exhibit itself opens to the public today Saturday, February 4th- May 14. I highly recommend visiting.

Now, on to the good stuff! For this weekend’s Super Bowl Sunday I have marinating in my fridge sliced eggplant, whole cremini mushrooms, and a beaten down mass of petit steaks for my steak fajitas. Below, you will find my ingredient list for all three dishes along with tips on drinks, recommended portion sizes if you are on a diet. I’ll add tips on how to prepare each dish on Sunday if I have time. Hope everyone enjoys this weekend and bon appetite!


Ingredient Lists for eggplant, petit steaks and cremini mushrooms.

Super Bowl Eggplant

  1. Eggplant
  2. basil
  3. olive oil (to note, layer eggplant slices in container, add basil and drizzle olive oil, repeat until eggplant is coated.)
  4. Lime/Lemon juice mixture. Whole lime and lemon.
  5. French Thyme (dry ingredient last)

Super Bowl Steak Fajitas

  1. Petit Steaks (beat down with mallet until thin)
  2. Lime juice (half a lime)
  3. Parsley (minced)
  4. Mint (minced)
  5. Red finger hot pepper ( minced, single piece)
  6. Lemon juice (whole lemon)
  7. Green finger hot pepper (2 pieces, minced, half the mixture on steaks, other half in sauce bowl)
  8. Cremini Mushrooms (2 pieces minced, added to sauce bowl)
  9. Shallots (minced, half on steaks, quarter to sauce bowl, remaining drizzled on whole cremini mushrooms container)
  10. Cilantro (minced, added only on steaks)

Super Bowl Cremini Mushrooms

  1. Cremini mushrooms (stems removed)
  2. Shallots
  3. Dill (minced, and added only on mushrooms)
  4. Balsamic Vinegar (add to taste)

Sauce bowl

  1. Green finger hot pepper
  2. mushrooms (Cremini, minced)
  3. shallots (minced)
  4. Lime juice (whole lime)