Food

 

Chinatown: 5 Places to Eat Something Other Than Chinese Food

Chinatown: 5 Places to Eat Something Other Than Chinese Food

Chinatown offers a comforting, reliable picture for the hungry: cooked ducks hanging in shop windows, neon signs glowing with ads for noodle soup and chow fun. Around this time of year, red paper cut-outs and lanterns hang from stores for the celebration of the Lunar New Year. But for a neighborhood that stretches less than […]

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Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

South Street, which serves as the northern border for Queen Village, Hawthorne and Bella Vista, is an urban melting pot. Located just southeast of Center City, the corridor has a unique edge and several can’t-miss places to eat in the area.   Jim’s Steaks Ah, the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak. That’s what this city is known for! […]

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Chestnut Hill: Five Must-Try Cafes

Chestnut Hill: Five Must-Try Cafes

If you are sick of standing in Starbucks’ long lines and eating its pre-made food, you should check out the cafes in Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue. They are all mom-and-pop shops and unique in their own ways. Pennsylvania General Store Michael and Julie Holahan, owners of the Pennsylvania General Store (above), also own the Pennsylvania General […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

Manayunk: Along With Healthy Foods, Pretzel Park Farmers Market Offers A Sense Of Community

The Pretzel Park Farmers Market, now in its fourth year of operation, provides fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to the people of Manayunk, a community known to be lacking in accessible healthy food retailers. The market takes place every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) from mid-May through November. It’s run by Friends of […]

 

Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Just when you think the fast-paced, industrialized, city life is dry and desolate, the Philadelphia Orchard Project brings nature’s beauties to brighten up Philly’s urban neighborhoods. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, the Philadelphia Orchard Project transforms vacant lots, schoolyards, community gardens and areas in low-wealth neighborhoods into green spaces to harvest useful and edible plants for the […]

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Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, Lucky’s Last Chance has earned recognition for its selection of specialty burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. In 2013, the peanut butter and bacon burger even earned the restaurant the People’s Choice Award at the Philly Burger Brawl. Now, the restaurant is also earning recognition for its role in […]

 

Somerton: Kosher Bakery Remains a Neighborhood Favorite

Somerton: Kosher Bakery Remains a Neighborhood Favorite

Hutchinson’s Bakery, located at 13032 Bustleton Ave., remains a local favorite in the Northeast after more than 25 years of operation and three location moves. The kosher bakery offers many cakes, cookies, donuts and danishes that cater to the demographic of the community. “We always have to have things with no butter, no dairy or […]

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West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

As you travel north on Broad Street, you’ll come across several flourishing communities such as West Oak Lane, East Oak Lane, Olney and Fern Rock. These communities consist of thriving, independent restaurants, community service organizations, and spacious homes surrounded by lush green lawns that give the neighborhood a trendy yet suburban ambiance. During the 1960s, […]

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Brewerytown: Coffee Shop Doubles as a Resource for Former Foster Youths

Brewerytown: Coffee Shop Doubles as a Resource for Former Foster Youths

Though it seems like an ordinary coffee shop, The Monkey & The Elephant in Brewerytown is an entirely unique organization. Its only employees, besides management, are young people who have just recently exited the foster system. Lisa Miccolis, the founder and executive director of The Monkey & The Elephant, pictured above, had years of experience working […]