News & Gossip – Week of 03/07/11

News & Gossip

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m.  In addition to the parade, which lasts about two hours, pretty much every bar does something special for the day.  Here is what I know thus far:

Flanigan’s Boathouse will have $5.00 Guinness, Smithwick and Harp drafts (any drink containing these). Their St. Patrick’s Day special will be for both Saturday the 12th and Thursday the 17th!

The Conshohocken Cafe will be serving their usual brunch on Saturday before the parade, plus will be serving cheesesteaks and other treats out front during the parade.

If you have not picked up a “Kiss Me I’m From Conshy” t-shirt yet, we will have a limited amount available during the parade in front of The Conshohocken Cafe.  We still have plenty of large and extra larges available.

The Great American Pub is having Paul Moore & Friends after the Parade, plus lots of Irish food including corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew, shepherds pie and banger sausages all day.  Moore is formally of Blackthorn and Paddy’s Well.

8 East is having a “Kiss Our Irish Ass Lass” Party the day on March 12th for the parade. You can get all the details here.

On parade day, Guppy’s is opening at 8:00 a.m. and offering an authentic Irish breakfast. During the day there will be free ham and cabbage, bag pipes, $4 Tullamore Dew shots.  On the 17th, Guppy’s will have live music with Dave Duong going Irish. There will be $2 Bud Light drafts and $4 personal shepherds pies and $4 Tullamore Dew shots.

Maloney’s Pub will open at 11:00 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day! They will have beer and drink specials all day; including green beer, shots and drinks and their FAMOUS Maloney’s Pub Shamrock Shake! There will be Irish Music and free give-aways and Ham & Cabbage and other Irish Favorites on the menu.

For St. Patrick’s Day, Baggataway is having beer specials, corn beef and cabbage and live music.

Don’t worry about the weather.  Saturday is supposed to 58 degrees!


Some guy from West Conshohocken got himself into a lot of trouble in St. Louis.

This guy got himself in trouble too.

Norristown loves Conshohocken companies.  Two Conshohocken towing firms, Janeway Towing and EVB Towing, were awarded contracts; plus Norristown renewed a one-year contract with the municipal engineering firm, Remington, Vernick and Beach Engineers of Conshohocken.

Did you know that Maple Acres Farm grows over 30 varities of flowers?  Fresh flowers are available at their stand daily.

Pepperoncini has added two flatscreens in their bar for March Madness and the Phillies.

Here is the story regarding the knocking down of the Miraglia House at 6th and Fayette, with quotes from Julian Miraglia.

A food blog is asking everyone their favorite pizza.  There are a lot of comments for Pepperoncini and Franzone’s in Conshy.

David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia returned to the studio last week to record the Dovell’s “You Can’t Sit Down.”  The musicians brought together for this recording at Conshohocken’s Elm Street Studio were Eric Bazilian (Hooters), Graham Alexander (cast “Rain” on Broadway) , Rob Hyman (Hooters), Jerry Blavat (The Geator), Tommy Conwell (Solo Artist), Uosikkinen (Hooters) and Jay Davidson (sax).

The Outbound Station has a deal this week.

Conshohocken’s Invitations of Distinction is participating in the Youth Party Planning Showcase on March 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Case Gallery Main Line.

With Jason Salus out of the next Borough Council race to focus on a county wide position there are rumors of who will run to replace him.  I have also heard rumblings about another current Borough Council member not running for re-election.

A group of women bloggers came together this past week at 8 East for Girl’s Lunch Out – A Social Media Event.

Foodie Events

Conshohocken Restaurant Week is returning on June 13-19, 2011.  Last year we had 17 restaurants participate and this year we hope to add a couple more.  There will also be a Preview Party on June 6th at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken that will benefit Cradles to Crayons.  Only a limited number of tickets will be available for the Preview Party!  To make sure you have the opportunity to get tickets, join our mailing list (you can find the Newsletter Sign-Up on the left side of the page) or like our Facebook page.

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Trattoria Totaro is holding a Wild Game Night on March 10th. There will be five courses of uniquely prepared wild game paired with micro brews.  You can see the menu here.

Stella Blu is offering a “Southern Comfort” menu during March.

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a little more refinement?  Spring Mill Cafe is having a James Joyce Menu with Beer, Music and Reading from Ulysses.  You can see the menu here.


Cradles to Crayons is holding a Young Friends Volunteer Night on Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They usually go out for drinks after.

Real Estate

How is the market doing so far this year?  Check out the pending and sold courtesy of

Jeremy Bowers of the Jeremy Bowers and Mike Sroka Team knows of a totally redone one bedroom for sale for $170,000 in Conshohocken.  For more information call Jeremy at (215) 370 9107 or in the office 610 828 9558.  This home is not even on the market yet.

Candy of the Week

Need a chocolate bunny or 100 chocolate bunnies?  Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has every size and shape possible.

Events, Specials & Happenings

Get ready for Baggataway’s annual Cinqo de Mayo/Kentucky Derby Party on May 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. There will be live music, Coronas, a Margarita Bar, Mexican food, Dos Equs, Mint Julips and a lot more. For those that have not been before, Baggataway puts up a big tent in their parking lot and its a blast, photo from last year above.The Piatto Grille, which just opened on Ridge, is offering fans several coupons. You can click here to download the document.

The Other Side will be performing at Maloney’s Pub on Friday, March 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Robin for Guppy’s told me he is starting to put together a great line-up of Celebrity Bartenders for “Thursday’s for Janie” this April.  A second annual Bachelor Auction is also being planned for May.  More details to follow.

Guppy’s has also changed its Karaoke schedule. DJ Dan will now be hosting Karaoke on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 p.m.

Flanigan’s Boathouse is participating in the Main Line Restaurant Week in April. The menu will be announced closer to the promotion.

Business News

Continental Bank, which is about to build a branch in Conshy, has agreed to an exclusive referral agreement with Conshohocken’s Tower Financial to provide wealth management and investment advisory services to its customers.

Life-sciences software developer Instem of Conshohocken has acquired BioWisdom, a U.K.-based data-analysis software developer for healthcare companies.