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Bella Vista: Five Non-Italian Places To Eat At The Italian Market

Bella Vista: Five Non-Italian Places To Eat At The Italian Market

The Italian Market on South Ninth Street contains its fair share of restaurants and cafes. Its name, however, is a tad misleading. Along with its abundance of Italian restaurants, the Market has become a spot for dining diversity. Rather than take you through the best Italian cuisine, here are five non-Italian places south of Washington Avenue to […]

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Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

Tacony: Lorenzo’s Café Espresso Aims to Bring Neighborhood Together

There is no such thing as a grand opening without a ribbon cutting, so what does an Italian cafe owner do when there is no ribbon in sight? Use a red, white and green banner of course. Jan. 30, 2016, was a Saturday afternoon like no other for Lisa and Mike Lorenzo. It was the grand […]

 

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

When Joe Livewell uncovered the “ghost sign” beneath the plaster, a hand-painted advertisement of a boy holding bread, it solidified the fact that Richmond Street was once a place for foot traffic, a place where ads, like the one for Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread, were viewed on a street that held and still holds much of Port […]

 

Fishtown: Tea Making its Mark in a Coffee Culture

Fishtown: Tea Making its Mark in a Coffee Culture

In a city where coffee shops and roasters trump nearly every other food service market, cafes continuously strive to stand out above the rest. For many of these businesses, tea may be the answer. Throughout Fishtown, where independently owned coffee shops populate the majority of the retail business in the neighborhood, coffee is nearly a […]

 

Cedar Park & Spruce Hill: Five Places for Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free Food

Cedar Park & Spruce Hill: Five Places for Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free Food

It isn’t always easy to find places to eat that offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options, but the cafés around Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia offer plenty of choices. Although some may not expect this neighborhood to offer such varied cuisine, both locals and tourists will be surprised to see what they find when they take a closer […]

 

Old City: Coffee and Cleanups at United By Blue

Old City: Coffee and Cleanups at United By Blue

United By Blue is a clothing store and café that focuses on keeping oceans and waterways clean and beautiful through community cleanups and sustainable business practices. While the storefront officially opened in the fall of 2013, the company has been operating since 2010, hosting 102 cleanups across 21 states. While these outdoor events have helped […]

 

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Although they make up just 12 percent of Philadelphia, the city’s Latino population is not shy about making their mark on the community. These are five people within Philadelphia’s Latino community who are dedicated to making a difference. These five people are a small sampling of the noteworthy Latinos who call Philadelphia their home.   […]

 By Jake Adams and Antonio J. Boone

Brewerytown: His Dream Becomes a Coffee Cafe

Brewerytown: His Dream Becomes a Coffee Cafe

[vimeo 65353919] For roughly three decades J. Roger Powe III had an itch. After spending almost 20 years in broadcasting and marketing  Powe wanted to return to the restaurant business, an arena he once worked in long ago. But the ideal opportunity never presented itself until he joined the Brewerytown Community Development Corp. four years ago. […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Priscilla Ward and Jillian Mallon

Fairmount: Rybread Cafe Opening New Location in Brewerytown

Fairmount: Rybread Cafe Opening New Location in Brewerytown

  Rybread Cafe has plans to expand from its location at 2139 Fairmount Ave. “We didn’t want to expand originally, but we had to in order to provide more seating, a bigger kitchen and more catering,” said Rybread co-manager Stephanie Mertz. The main attraction at the new location on 28th Street and Girard Avenue will be […]