Food

 By Alexandra Keller

Bell Vista: Food Tour Serves Up a Taste of South Philly

Bell Vista: Food Tour Serves Up a Taste of South Philly

Food enthusiasts got their fill while on the Ethnic Eats Food Tour as they tasted the unique flavors that make up the Bella Vista neighborhood. Run by City Food Tours, the tour took hungry attendees on an adventure of Asian and Mexican cuisine. Aside from filling their plates, they learned a thing or two about […]

 By Desiree Disney and Marian Dennis

Manayunk: The New St. John the Baptist Christmas Bazaar

Manayunk: The New St. John the Baptist Christmas Bazaar

One day after Halloween, the New St. John the Baptist Church held its annual Christmas Bazaar. Formerly known as St. John the Baptist Church, it changed its name due to the number of parishioners from other churches that have closed nearby. The bazaar was recently held in the church’s social hall. Many came out to […]

 By Marian P. Dennis and Desiree M. Disney

Roxborough: Bethany Lutheran Church Reaches Out

Roxborough: Bethany Lutheran Church Reaches Out

Among the residential areas of Roxborough, on the corner of Martin and Pechin streets, sits a towering stone structure called Bethany Lutheran Church. The church is home to a small community of faithful who live by the philosophy of welcoming all people without exception. The Bethany Lutheran Church recently welcomed members of the Roxborough community […]

 By Christine B. Mattson

Brewerytown: Mt. Airy’s High Point Cafe to Add Life to Girard Avenue

Brewerytown: Mt. Airy’s High Point Cafe to Add Life to Girard Avenue

The Brewerytown section of Philadelphia has had its highs and lows but right now, it’s on the rise. Businesses are moving in and plans are being made for the part of the city that was once left in the dust. Entrepreneurs and development planners alike are devising their own ways to bring the Brewerytown section […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Harvest is Celebrated at Historical Arboretum

Germantown: Harvest is Celebrated at Historical Arboretum

Fall weather and the idea of harvest have fast approached. Leaves have begun to turn colors, as pumpkins have been set out in the fronts of homes. The Awbury Arboretum in Germantown is also capturing the spirit of harvest. The 55-acres of green space recently held its first ever Harvest Festival in conjunction with the […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Hip City Veg Opens New Branch in West Philly

Spruce Hill: Hip City Veg Opens New Branch in West Philly

Fast food doesn’t have to be bad food. Hip City Veg opened its second restaurant, located on 40th Street across from Hamilton Village, on Oct. 11.  The vegan restaurant serves plant-based dishes in the form of familiar foods, such as wraps, cheesesteaks, burgers and fries. HipCityVeg opened its flagship Rittenhouse store in April 2012. “I realized […]

 By Charlotte Jacobson and Skye Leppo

Newbold: Brewing South Philly Love on 1500 Mifflin Street

Newbold: Brewing South Philly Love on 1500 Mifflin Street

While the largest celebration on Mifflin Street this October was the tenth anniversary of the South Philadelphia Tap Room, the festivities truly highlighted the tenth anniversary of Newbold as a thriving section of Point Breeze. Beginning with Longacre Property Management Group‘s redevelopment of the area in 2003, owner John Longacre has successfully redefined a pocket west […]

 By Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: Church Stands Against Hunger

Olney: Church Stands Against Hunger

Since becoming the first African-American and female pastor of Solid Rock United Methodist Church in 2004, Reverend Margaret Powell has been dedicated to promoting nutritious education and combating city-wide hunger. The church, located at 199 E. Tabor Rd., donates thousands of pounds of food each month to those in need through its partnership with SHARE, some of which […]

 By Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: United Methodist Plants Roots in Community

Olney: United Methodist Plants Roots in Community

In line with its dedication to combat city hunger and promote nutrition, Solid Rock United Methodist Church will host its Harvest Festival on Oct. 25. The event, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., will feature free food, pumpkin “picking” and painting, story time and plenty of fall-appropriate treats for all ages. There, Reverend Margaret Powell will announce […]

 By Jennifer Babu and Kaitlyn Rocks

Pennsport: The Guerilla Ultima Brunch Experience

Pennsport: The Guerilla Ultima Brunch Experience

A sit-in food truck just became the new Sunday brunch. Guerilla Ultima, run by Chef Robert Legget, is an American BBQ food truck in Philadelphia. Like any other mobile restaurant in the city, it makes appearances in different locations at different timings. Except on every Sunday, from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., when the Guerilla […]