Ask the Concierge

A Final Word From the Concierge Desk

As hospitality guru Ken Alan embarks on new adventures in the service industry, he answers one more question as your concierge.

What Are the 'A' Tables at Main Line Restaurants?

Whether you're conducting business, people-watching or on a date, professional concierge Ken Alan knows the best tables at these nine local restaurants.

Five Travel Destinations Within 30 Minutes or Less

Professional concierge Ken Alan answers a Havertown reader’s call for nearby vacation spots.

Where Are the Best Tapas Restaurants on the Main Line?

Impressed by Philadelphia's tapas selection, a Malvern resident asks for Main Line suggestions. Professional concierge Ken Alan shares his top two favorites.

Can You Suggest Any Non-Chain Stores for Unique Gift Cards?

From artisan chocolates to fresh flowers to car detailing, the Main Line area offers plenty of options for unique gift certificates. Here are seven.
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Who Are Your Favorite Main Line Caterers?

Professional concierge Ken Alan speaks from experience, recommending six local caterers, from the high-end to the imaginative to the casual.

How Can I Get 'Player' Treatment at the Casinos?

Here are several expert tips to help you make yourself known at Atlantic City, Harrah's in Chester, Dover Downs, Vegas—wherever. You'll be on the path to perks in no time.

What Are the Best Concierge Requests You've Gotten?

From a cheesesteak delivery in Idaho Falls to an actual breakfast at Tiffany's, local concierge Ken Alan shares the top five requests from his hospitality career.

What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Shop?

From Wayne to Phoenixville, ice cream parlors are giving Main Liners their cold-treat fix in flavors galore.

Who Offers the Main Line's Best Alfresco Dining?

Professional concierge Ken Alan narrows it down to 10 favorites in Philadelphia's western suburbs.
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Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!