Clocks Saturday night take a leap forward, which trims an hour from sleep-time but which adds an hour of daylight in the evenings for more ways to Make It Montco. It's also a harbinger of spring, with warmer temperatures, green lawns and flowering beds not too far behind. Hopefully.
In thinking about ways to spend some of that extra daylight this weekend, consider the following:
dineKOP, the King of Prussia Restaurant Week, continues until March 8. Some of the area's most talented chefs - in some of our most luxurious dining settings - will welcome first-timers and steady regulars with full-course lunches running $10-$20 and dinner feasts at $20-$40. Create a culinary adventure for yourself and grab a table at one of these favorites:
- Bahama Breeze
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Cantina Laredo
- Creed's Seafood and Steaks
- Maggiano's Little Italy
- The Melting Pot
- Morton's The Steakhouse
- Pepper's Italian Restaurant
- Ralph's of South Philly
- Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- Seasons 52
- Sullivan's Steakhouse
- The Capital Grille
- The Pub by Wegmans
- The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus
- Tilted Kilt
- Pacific Prime, The Valley Tavern and Viviano's, all at Valley Forge Casino Resort
Taking part in dineKOP will not only give you an unforgettable meal, it helps others. Proceeds from the week benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's King of Prussia Care Center, opening September 2015.
Natural gardens and landscapes may not have fully awakened, but the outdoor colors of spring and summer are on display at the Morris Arboretum. Opening last weekend and running until the end of July, the exhibit "Artists in the Garden" is brightening up the Visitor Center's upper gallery. In conjunction with an ongoing program by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the impressionistic work of students, alumni and faculty will have visitors insisting that they can smell the fragrant hyacinth and touch the vivid daffodils - even when the flowers have not been artistically interpreted in a literal sense.
Springtime is the season to plan your summer getaway - especially if that means a road trip. Ensure that you travel in style by checking out the Greater Philadelphia RV Show, running March 5-8 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The $10 ticket price opens you to all that the savvy RV and camping enthusiast needs to know about a top-notch experience of the great outdoors. Kick the tires - for real! - on the latest models of motor homes, travel trailers, tent trailers, 5th wheels, RVs and more. Campgrounds and resort information is available as well.
The stage of the DCP Theater in Telford will be rocking the night of March 7 for a one-night-only performance by the Sonic Rock Orchestra (SRO). No mere tribute band, SRO is several rock legends rolled into one unforgettable performance. Close your eyes and you'll swear you are in the presence of the originals: Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull and more. The concert is BYOB (over 21 only) and light refreshments are included in the ticket price of only $10.
April and May is prom season, which means March is the best time to shop for the latest gown and evening-wear fashions. The Lord & Taylor store at King of Prussia Mall features a Prom Fashion Show March 7 from 2-4 p.m. The afternoon includes food, music, a photo booth and the first look at the store's pop-up salon. The main event, though, is the chance to see the styles and looks that will enable you and your date to whirl away a magical night on the dance floor. Lord & Taylor is located in the Plaza, between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Winter 2015 is sliding behind us. The opportunities for a romantic getaway - part of our seasonal hotel campaign - are going to melt away like snow on a sunny March afternoon. Before they're gone, check our website, pick a package and have a cozy weekend getaway.