Northwest: The Craft Beer Industry Is Booming. Here’s Why.

Northwest: The Craft Beer Industry Is Booming. Here’s Why.

Twenty years ago, when Philly entrepreneur Harry Renner and restaurateur Michael Rose decided to open up a brewpub in a former cotton mill factory on Main Street, they didn’t know what to expect. They were one of the first new craft breweries to open in the city. “It was Harry Renner’s vision,” Rose said. “He had […]

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Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Manayunk: Five Unconventional Food Items You Can Find On Main Street

Main St. in Manayunk is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the limitations of a mundane menu. These five eateries provide unique offerings for Philadelphia’s more adventurous food lovers. Tacos de Chapulines at Taqueria Feliz These grasshopper tacos are exactly what they sound like. The crispy insects have a taste similar to roasted […]

 By Desiree Disney and Marian Dennis

Manayunk: First Fridays in Manayunk

Manayunk: First Fridays in Manayunk

“First Fridays in Manayunk” takes place every first Friday of the month from five to nine in the evening. The event draws in people from across the city and suburbs to appreciate music, art, food and shopping along Main Street and the canal path in Manayunk. This day is also a great opportunity for musicians, […]

 By Marian P. Dennis

Manayunk: The Art of Capability

Manayunk: The Art of Capability

Scattered among the various and sundry items in a store called Latitudes and Longitudes, on Main Street between Grape and Cotton streets, are an assortment of colorful artistic works featuring architecture, plant-life and some other personifications of the artistic mind.

Members and coordinators of the Creative HeARTS program were present at the event. Back, from left, Director Christy Cugno and member Marvin Walston. Bottom, from left, members Kim Smith, Sarah Bosco, Todd Meyer and Executive Director Maureen A. McGlinchey.

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

Manayunk: Main Street Debuts Fashion’s Night Out

Manayunk: Main Street Debuts Fashion’s Night Out

For the past four years, from New York City to Paris, and London to Milan, designers and boutiques have taken part in a celebrated night of fashion to spark people’s interest in local retailers and get them hooked on the latest fashion trends. Although Manayunk was an unofficial participant last year, the neighborhood was proud […]