Monday, February 25, 2013

This Week In Mayfair (02/25/2013)

Look! Coming out of that bar! It's Erin No' Bra!!
Mayfair! There's a storm a' comin. It's mean, it's green, smells of beer (or if they're really Irish, whiskey) and it's probably wearing shamrock pasties under that half top. Yup. The Shamrock Shuttle invades on Saturday, 3/2/2013.

We'll hopefully be bringing you pictures of the best moments of the Shuttle and posting them here next week in case you don't get a chance to come out and take advantage of some of the best people watching in Philadelphia next to the Mummer's Parade.

Here's what you can do to prepare yourselves besides stocking up on anti-bacterial soap, bleach, and condoms:

1. Buy these shirts before they're all sold out:

Adult T-Shirts are $15. The dark green are regular t-shirts and lighter greener is a babydoll style t-shirt for women. They come in sizes from S-XXXL for the dark and S-XL for the light green.  They are available at BellaLisa Hair Studio at 3530 Cottman Ave Tue-Fri 12-7pm and Sat 11am-3pm. If you can't make it to BellaLisa Hair Studios you can buy them in front of BellaLisa on Saturday from Tacony Gear or you order them from the Mayfair Civic Association website here: Mayfair Civic Association  .

2. While you're getting a shirt at BellaLisa you may want to get earrings to match made by the lovely Lisa D. She may actually be able to make custom ones long enough that you can tie them around your head to hold your hair back while you puke into a trash can on Frankford Ave. You know, since  your best friend ditched you to drunkenly hook up with that guy she just met like 10 minutes ago in the port-a-potty. Damn you, Colleen....

3. You know what the Irish are really known for besides their dazzling humor and razor sharp wit? Their deeply tanned skin. I'm kidding....pale as ghosts, the Irish are. Which is why we need to take advantage of another great BellaLisa special: 2 cans of "Tan in a Can"  for $50 (regularly $35 a piece). Tan In A Can is a professional non-aerosol, oxygen activated instant tanning  mist that gives you immediate results, with long lasting color. There are no harmful aerosol propellants and people won't have to wear sunglasses to cut the glare when they are around you anymore. 

4. Pre-game it all week at the Grey Lodge Pub. Taco Tuesday's on well, Tuesday (idiot). And Quizzo is on Wednesday. A guaranteed way to increase your tolerance by Saturday is to partake in the real craft beers at the GLP (no dyed green Coors Light here).

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This Week in Mayfair (02/18/13)

Alright, the quick and dirty version since it's friggin' Wednesday already and let's face it, you kinda like it that way. *wink*

The Grey Lodge Pub; always quick and NEVER dirty (unless you want them to be and in that case they are more than willing to run out back in the alley and make like a chinchilla taking a dust bath).

Taco Tuesday was last night. My bad. (I'm not going to say it was a President's Day hangover but I'm not going to deny it either.) But since you've been going for awhile now and don't need me to tell you. But here's next week's reminder in the even that I'm slacking as bad as I was this week: TACO TUESDAYS.

Next time TR says "Bully old chaps!! Let's do shots of Jager!!", tell him to eff off.

Quizzo is tonight starting at 8pm up on the second floor. Prizes and bragging rights are up for grabs. Are you wo/man enough? I highly doubt it.

She's a really good Quizzo moderator!

Any comparisons between the Boaks 5th Anniversary Party and your parents anniversary party is a bit crazy. But I can guarantee that you won't be stuck talking to your elderly Aunt Violet and Aunt Gertie about what a floozie your Aunt Louisa is because she forgot to wear a bra and put her teeth in (again) at the GLP. So beg off and say you have the stomach flu on Friday, February 22, 6pm – 9pm.
There will be an anniversary cake (yay!), brewer/owner Brian Boak and 3 years of their specialty Belgian beers; Monster Mash, plus Two Blind Monks, Wooden Beanie, Abbey Brown and Double BW. 

Did I ever tell you about the time your grandpa and I had a threesome?
And last, but certainly not least is Third Thursdays in Mayfair at Headquarters (7213 Frankford Ave) starting at 7pm. Local artists, light refreshments and a gallery art show all in one place. Read more about it here: 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

This Week in Mayfair (02/11/13)

Welcome to Doomsday Week. Yes, gentlemen....gird your loins.....Valentines Day is Thursday (dun-dun-DUUUUUNNN).

Does anyone remember candy-grams? I went to St. Hubert's High School for Girls where there used to be a Valentine's Candy Gram exchange between our school and our brother school Father Judge. You would pay $1 and you would get to send a little card and a short rolling digital message that was displayed in the cafeteria to your boy/girl of choice at the opposite school. Never in your life have you witnessed several hundred teenage girls sitting in rapt attention and deathly silence broken only by a muffled giggle or a chorus of "awwwww's" at a particularly mushy message. In retrospect, they probably also should have just dropped a bottle of Drakkar Noir and a bag of jock straps and dirty socks in the middle of the cafeteria to add to the general Father Judge ambiance. Of course, being teenage girls, your relationship either lived or died by those messages; there were either squeals of joy or dramatic tears because "Bobby didn't send me a message! It's soooooo over!!"

Raise your hand if you're getting pregnant this weekend!!

So are you ready for V-Day? It was a rhetorical question...I know you aren't. So here's some ideas to inspire you!

Get to Torresdale Flowers and pick out the biggest damn bouquet you've ever seen. Like basically the delivery guy should have to go out on disability because the flowers you bought were so freaking heavy he slipped a disc carrying them to your front door.  If you place an order to be delivered on February 11th or 12th, you will receive $10.00 off a purchase of $50.00 or more! If you place an order to be delivered on February 13th, we will include a free Happy Valentine's Day mylar balloon with your arrangement! Call or stop in to see Antoniette in person today to place your orders!

Torresdale Flowers
7332 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136

Has your love run cold recently? It's probably because your windows suck. Take advantage of this February Special from Gallagher Brothers Windows by clicking on the link below and heat up your house and your love life.  

Indoor Heat Wave 

We're calling Gallagher brothers....we need new windows and a bigger friggin' door.....

You or your significant other have always had the burning desire to make beautiful art, right?  Well, now here's your chance....the gift of art lessons right here in Mayfair. Read more about it here: Art Lessons at Headquarters.

Your mother and I want to pose for you.....

Go to the Grey Lodge Pub for dinner or just general good times. Pick a day of the week. Any day of the week this week and you'll pretty much find something going on at the GLP. Let's take a look:

It's Monday...just go get a drink and some cheesesteak eggrolls. No's just Monday.

5pm--Taco Tuesday--who doesn't love taco's? You're mother-in-law that's who...and what the hell does she know? Nothing. Go stuff your face.

No mother, I would never serve Johnny tacos. He hates them. Don't you dear?
 7:30pm--Lucky 13 Homebrew Club--learn to make your own beer. LOVE <3

8pm--Quizzo. 2nd Floor. Who loves ya, baby??
It's V-D Day (you know what I mean!). It's today and you got the flowers and all that other crap that girls eat up and now she expects to be wined and dined. GLP still has your back.  A four course dinner special for just $25! And chocolate beers on tap. Chicks love chocolate and beer makes them do crazy-stupid things. 

Who doesn't like foreplay in a bar?? I mean FOURplay. Sorry. Didn't mean to get you all excited. It's Stoudts Fourplay IPA International Debut from 6pm – 9pm! Stoudts debuts their new IPA, Fourplay IPA. It's a four part series that uses the same malt, but a different single hop in each of the four releases. This one, Batch # 1, will use Apollo hops. All four Fourplay IPAs will be 6% ABV and 60 IBUs. To further make it a fourplay, we will have 3 other Stoudts beers on tap too. For extra Fourplay (foreplay?) fun, play Connect Four against Kevin Romer for prizes. Clothing optional. Yoda mask essential.

Aaaaaand if all else fails do this:

Just slap on some Drakkar Noir and I. AM. READY.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Art Lessons

Are you interested in learning how to draw or paint? Is your kid constantly doodling and sketching but wants to take their skills to the next level? Are you trained artist looking for a part-time teaching opportunity? Look no further! Bill Becker owner of Headquarters at 7213 Frankford Ave is looking to hold art classes right here in our own backyard!! Spread the word!!

Beginner Drawing. Tuesday 4:30-6pm
Intermediate Drawing. Tuesday 7-8:30pm

**All classes subject to cancellation/refund if there are not enough students signed up.**

Only 10 students per class and students must meet the following age criteria:
  • Beginner Drawing over 8 years old
  • Intermediate Drawing over 11 years old, 
Each class will be $60 a month, one class a week and each class is an hour and a half. We're going to start up on Tuesdays with more days to follow hopefully!!

We're looking for people to teach other classes, so if you know of anyone please have them contact Bill Becker at

Beginner Drawing
Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 6pm
No drawing experience is necessary for this class.
We will introduce you to the basics of drawing; shape, perspective, and color. as you progress in your abilities so will the level of the classes.
Only 10 students will be accepted


Intermediate drawing
Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This class will help build your skills by using more complex still lifes, live models, references such as comic books, graphic novels, & you are also welcome to bring your own references.
Basic drawing skills are encouraged for those taking this course, it will move a lot faster than the beginners class.
Only 10 students will be accepted.

Gallagher Brothers Window Special!

While standing in front of your windows you can feel the frigid breeze creeping in from outside?

Sounds like you need new windows and you're in luck!

MBA member Gallagher Brothers Windows, Doors and Siding is running a special for the month of February: 10% OFF ALL ESTIMATES DATED FROM FEBRUARY 1 TO THE 28TH. 

Visit their website site right here--Gallagher Brothers

Sunday, February 3, 2013

This Week in Mayfair (02/04/13)

The relative word is "MAY". Unless it's diamonds, then it's a guarantee.

 You have 10 days til Valentine's Day fellas, I'm just saying.....

Are you ready? Of course you aren''re men.  Not that that's a bad thing it just means that most of you like to wait until the last minute and pick up a Boulevard bouquet on your way home from work. But you know what? That's cute because you thought of us briefly while you updated your Facebook status at Girard Ave. and it's one of the reason's we love you. That and your money, the fact that your well endowed, sensitivity,  your smile.

 Please call Antoniette at Torresdale Flowers now and make arrangements to have several dozen roses delivered to your favorite love. To place your Valentine's Day order, call or visit:

Torresdale Flowers
7332 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136

Here are some cards that you can print out at work and deliver along with the flowers. You're so thoughtful!!  



The Grey Lodge Pub is currently having a love affair with tacos. However, understand that the taco is a fickle Latina mistress and will only allow itself to be served for consumption on Tuesday's from 5pm to 10pm. It also is a jealous lover and will only be served with one other type of taco. More than 2 different types of tacos on your hands and you've got a full-on taco cat-fight and nobody needs to see that kind of bloodshed on a Tuesday night. NOBODY.

Ole reliable Quizzo is still on Wednesday's at 8pm. But good news, I heard it just read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and it promised some anonymous BDSM action for the winnersThe safe word is "bubblegum monkey".
Then on Friday February 8th from 6pm – 9pm, here comes Old Forge with the hops! "Anil can stop his kvetching" is what the GLP website says which, I assume, is code for "Come get some you sexy beast and we'll drink Old Forge til we do something we completely regret."
On tap:
Old Forge Hop Mama 
Old Forge Overbite IPA 
Old Forge Belgian IPA
 Old Forge The Eleven