Food

 

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

The Fairmount neighborhood, which is roughly bordered by Girard and Vine Street to the north and south and Broad Street and the Schuylkill River to the east and west, is home to many popular institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library. It’s an up-and-coming community that draws people in with its […]

 By Jad A. Sleiman and Jessica Griffin.

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Just about all of the Point Breeze business buzz is rooted near the rapidly gentrifying Newbold section, where craft beer vendors and a yoga studio vie for street space with Dominican and Indonesian corner stores. A few blocks west, however, Point Breeze Avenue is slowly coming back to life. A round up of neighborhood establishments […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Just last year, at the intersection of Chew Ave and Washington Lane, there was only a large vacant lot. Now, there is a supermarket in its place. After months of construction, a new Bottom Dollar Food opened to the public on the day of Halloween.  And in the subsequent months, the store appears to be […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Food Deserts Greatly Affect Philadelphia, Particularly the Northwest

Germantown: Food Deserts Greatly Affect Philadelphia, Particularly the Northwest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, define food deserts as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet.” Most citizens would access these types of food through nearby supermarkets and grocery stores. However, according to a 2009 study conducted by […]

 By Chris McAndrew and Joe Fricker

Technically Philly: Restaurant Startup Matt & Marie’s offers a Modern Twist on A Philly Classic

Technically Philly: Restaurant Startup Matt & Marie’s offers a Modern Twist on A Philly Classic

Already well-known for their hoagies, Philadelphia is about to get a new twist on the old classic. Nicole Marie and Justin Sapolsky are the co-founders of Matt & Marie’s Modern Italian Sandwiches, a forthcoming eat-in delicatessen that aims to provide consumers with both a high end Italian sandwich and a comfortable, modern atmosphere to enjoy […]

 By Desiree Disney

Roxborough: Wendy’s and The Future Of The Community

Roxborough: Wendy’s and The Future Of The Community

Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia is booming with commercial businesses. Many famous corporations have been expanding their operations throughout the area. One company in particular has stirred up quite a controversy among the locals. A potential business opportunity for Wendy’s at Ridge and Roxborough avenues has been the hot topic around town. While […]

 By Micaella J. Wesley

University City: Invisible Sentinel Celebrates its Expansion Within the Science Center

University City: Invisible Sentinel Celebrates its Expansion Within the Science Center

Invisible Sentinel, a startup company based out of the Science Center in University City, announced its company expansion this fall. Invisible Sentinel develops diagnostic technologies for a safer food supply. Its focus is on developing rapid diagnostics that quickly provide accurate information about the presence of harmful pathogens. The company currently has 18 employees in […]

 By Aaron Stevens

Mt Airy: A Change in Consumer Awareness

Mt Airy: A Change in Consumer Awareness

[vimeo 78714382] In Mt. Airy, a handful of businesses with an environmentally conscious business model are helping to bring change to the consumer’s landscape. Earth: Bread + Brewery, Wine Thief and The Night Kitchen are conscious of their carbon footprint. Each place sources ingredients locally and tries to raise awareness on many topics considered sustainable. Amy […]

 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 […]