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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, […]

 

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Kensington: Next On Tap At Saint Benjamin Brewery? Full-Service Kitchen

Five years ago, Tim Patton and Christina Burris would have never thought they’d be running their own brewery. Now, they’re not only making Saint Benjamin beer at a re-purposed warehouse in Kensington, they are set to add a tap room and kitchen in May. Using funds from the American Street Empowerment Zone business grant program, their tap […]

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Bella Vista: Chef Georgeann Leaming ‘Chopped’ Her Way to Success in Philadelphia

Bella Vista: Chef Georgeann Leaming ‘Chopped’ Her Way to Success in Philadelphia

Working in a professional kitchen is a career path that can be unforgiving. Enrolling in culinary school and finding a good job in the industry is anything but straightforward. Throw a newborn child into the mix and that makes things even more challenging. Georgeann Leaming knows this from personal experience. She entered culinary school at age 23 and gave birth […]

 

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

The Grays Ferry and Point Breeze areas – located between the Schuylkill River, Broad Street, and Washington and Snyder avenues – are home to not only an eclectic group of people, but also an array of churches, recreation centers and restaurants. The area has some of the most diverse culinary options in the city. Here […]

 

Brewerytown: Crime & Punishment Brings Beer-Making Back to the Area

Brewerytown: Crime & Punishment Brings Beer-Making Back to the Area

Brewerytown was home to many different breweries throughout the 20th century before and after the start of Prohibition. For a little over a year now, Mike Wambolt and his crew have been brewing beer and making health-conscious food at Crime and Punishment Brewing Co. “The name is from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,” said Wambolt, noting […]

 

Point Breeze: New Restaurants Signal Changes in Neighborhood

Point Breeze: New Restaurants Signal Changes in Neighborhood

In 2015, Point Breeze has witnessed a seasonal pop-up beer garden and a bistro opening in the neighborhood where change is no longer just in housing development. As a neighborhood gentrifies, businesses follow suit. The Point Breeze Pop-Up Beer Garden had its first season at Point Breeze Avenue and Tasker Street from May to October. Bistro Buckminster’s […]

 

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

Roxborough/Manayunk: Tensions Arise Between Renters And Homeowners

For Mary McCarthy and other longtime homeowners, the communities of Manayunk and Roxborough are areas that have rapidly changed during the last 20 years. Since the mid-1990’s, the community has shifted from mostly family style homes to apartments rented primarily by young adults. This change in demographic has brought a multitude of changes to the area, […]

 

Chinatown: New Restaurants Transform the Area

Chinatown: New Restaurants Transform the Area

Several new restaurants, including Dim Sum Hand Drawn Noodle, Szechuan Dim Sum Restaurant and Hippot Shabu Shabu, launched in Chinatown after this past summer. The area is undergoing a transformation with an influx of immigrants and restaurants, bringing in new tastes and enriching the diversity of this historic neighborhood. “New restaurants that opened in recent years […]

 

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

People’s Emergency Center, or PEC, has been a helping hand to the community for many years. Most known for its abundance of programs for helping families, PEC has now taken on small businesses. The dedicated staff provides many businesses the help they need to start up and survive as they help to rebuild the commercial district on […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philadelphia: Five Great Southeast Asian Restaurants

South Philly has always been bustling with new cultures. With new immigrants, traditions and families, different types of restaurants have been introduced to the community. For those who wish to try something different, there are a ton of highly accessible restaurants with authentic cuisines from Southeast Asia. Whether you’re in Point Breeze, Newbold or Girard […]