Food

 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 […]

 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 […]