Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Quick Links: Brunch Everyday!

by: Karley Cohen



Girard Bruncherie  – Fishtown

Talia’s Grille – Fishtown

The Dutch – Pennsport

Hinge Cafe – Port Richmond

Monday, June 8th, 2015

FYI: Made in America Will be Staying Exclusively in Philly This Summer.

By: Jarek Cotto

The “Made in America” festival will be staying in its city of origin this year. The show scheduled for LA was cancelled, but there are rumors of a second free concert in New York.

Pop up beer gardens are rising all across the city. Should they be required by law to get community input first?

Cop stops robbery in Rising Sun pizzeria from a suspect who was literally firing blanks! More here.

University of Pennsylvania has been added to the “most stressful” list College Magazine has created. See more below.

Since Indego has launched, there has been over 65,000 Philly bike share trips. Read more.

PA state police warn of a mass exodus of its older troopers, but why?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

FYI: How Do We Increase Safety For Bike Riders In Our City?

By: Jarek Cotto


The Sixers’ new logos carry a retro-ish vibe with them. The team’s new logo is a modern version of their classic insignia. More here.


Drunk man tunnels into an Old City karaoke joint and steals alcoholic beverages. How thirsty was this guy?


Philly’s new sick leave law goes into effect on Wednesday. What does this new law entail? Find out here.


There were a total of 551 bike accidents in Philly in 2014. Even though that number has dropped drastically over the past few decades, city officials still believe that there are still too many accidents. As a fellow cyclist myself, I agree. Now, the question is, how do they go about making our city safer for bikers?


A man shoved a gun up his where? You may not want to know where it ended up, but it’s very entertaining to say the least

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

New Mexican Joint Coming to Fishtown!

By: Jarek Cotto

If you’ve been around Fishtown you may have noticed a tiny building on a vacant Frankford Ave. corner. 1431-35 Frankford Ave. has just been sitting there for years, and we were beginning to wonder if it would ever be redeveloped since there is so much construction going on in the surrounding area. Finally, it looks like we got our answer. The Fishtown Neighbors Association recently supported plans for a take-out taco shack at this location run by the owners of Modo Mio. If you ever been to Modo Mio, you’d know that this taco shack has the chance to be a real hit.


Just across the street from the shack is another Frankford Ave. project. According to OCF Realty, it will be a “mixed-use proposal for three four-story buildings with ground-floor commercial”. Just down the block from the future stand, is a church on Marlborough that will soon be demolished. The church is coming down to make room for six single-family homes.


The lot that will eventually house the taco shack used to be a hot dog stand then a breakfast luncheonette, and then it was vacant for a while. Back in 2005, it was first listed for sale, then again in 2009 for $125K. Fishbone Real Estate eventually snagged this lot in March of 2013 for $105K. Since its just three blocks from the hustle and bustle of Girard Ave.,there is no doubt that the new business will be welcomed by the neighborhood.


Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

FYI: Beer Can Now Be Delivered With Your Pizza!

By: Jarek Cotto

There is a steadily growing gap in funding between Philly’s richest schools and its poorest schools. Read the report below.


When Philly Bike Share comes back around they will offer a new safety feature, pedal powered lights. This unique feature will be added to increase safety and to limit the number of accidents during those heavy biking months. More below.


Uber was sued by 45 Philadelphia cab companies for operating a taxi service illegally. Uber has been under fire from a number of different sources since its introduction to Pennsylvania earlier this year. Will it bounce back?


Two police cruisers heading to the same call collided on Tuesday leading to 6 injuries. The crash happened at 22nd and Montgomery Street.


You can now order a 6-pack with your pizza! So many peoples dreams have just come true! Read more.


A 3-year-old child was struck by a stray bullet in Greys Ferry. It happened after a confrontation lead to shots being fired. A 40-year-old male was also shot. Both victims are reported to be in stable condition.


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kensington’s Mini-Golf Course Is Actually Pretty Cool.

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By: Jarek Cotto

Old factories have met different fates over the past few years. A former dye works was converted into apartments and office space at Oxford Mills. On Howard St., a factory was torn down to make room for new single homes. Today, we bring your attention to a factory that was converted into something pretty cool. The Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade is a factory conversion that is a unique edition to the area.

Located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The space occupies what was a textile and dye warehouse in the past. This BYOB mini-golf course was opened in mid-June by two Bucks County natives, Bill Cannon and Drew Ferry. The idea came to them after experiencing a crappy mini-golf course themselves. They were toying around with the idea after that experience, so the next day they went hunting for a space and a week later they signed a lease.

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They were originally going to make it a Philadelphia landmark-themed 9-hole, but Franklin Square already took that idea. Instead, they went with a 1950’s “Americana” type of look. The design for the holes was created by Drew’s retired father Skip  They plan on continually changing the course in order to”keep it fresh.” They acquired a number of the course’s unique fiberglass props from vintage stores and flea markets. The old-school arcade games were found and gifted to them.

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This place brings some much needed fun to the area. Keystone Mini-Golf is open Thursdays from 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Fridays 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Come get drunk and play some mini-golf!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

FYI: Real Fans Bleed Green.


By: Jarek Cotto

We all know it’s tough being an Eagles fan sometimes. We glare at anyone not wearing green on Sunday, and tend to verbally abuse anyone who’s rooting against us. From the outside looking in, we may appear to be a barbaric tribe of bird worshippers, but that’s not all. Find out what observations non-Eagles fans have about real fans.

If you think your cat or dog is safe from ending up on a plate as a succulent meal, think again. It is perfectly legal for you to dine on America’s favorite pets in Pennsylvania. The state legislature may soon pull the plug on this. Read more below.

Could counterfeiting sports jerseys really land you 190 years in prison?

Drexel scientists discover the largest dinosaur ever. You’ll be amazed at how huge this thing is.

Mayor Nutter will need to make a decision on the decriminalization of pot sometime this week, but many think that he is trying to come up with an alternative plan. Councilman Jim Kenney, who sponsored the bill, said he will work to override any veto Nutter tries to make. Find out more to all of these stories in the links below.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Scrumptious, Secret, Sandwich, Shop

by Jarek Cotto

Paesano's Italian Market

Philly is home to some of the best sandwich spots around. Being the birthplace of a world renown sandwich the Philly cheesesteak, it’s no wonder that it has inspired some places to go the sandwich route. Paesano’s is one of these places. They are a small restaurant in Northern Liberties known for their “Philly style sandwiches with Italian inspiration”. This places looks and tastes as real as it sounds. It’s a small joint seating no more than a handful of people at a time. It has stools on the inside with counter space to eat your sandwiches, and only a few tables outside. The size of it adds to its authenticity and provides a more personal dining experience.


According to their website, “Chef Peter McAndrews decided to open a shop of his own. With the help of partner Nathan Baynes, Paesano’s quickly went from a hole-in-the-wall pretender to a multi-award winning contender. “It’s like a dream come true,” say both proud partners. “You start with this idea about how to make something better… then all the sudden boom! They say we’re the Best of Philly, it’s been very satisfying.” They have a true passion for providing Philly with one of the best dining spots out there.

Their sandwiches are amazing to say the least. The portion sizes are great and will definitely fill you up. The selection is unique and each sandwich has their own perfectly balanced toppings. They don’t take too kindly to people telling them what to put on their sandwiches, but trust me, these professionals know what they’re doing.


Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Old MacDonald Had A….


by Karley Cohen Organic produce at Farmers Market Farmers’ markets are an amazing way to eat clean and support local companies and farms in the Philadelphia area.  Most neighborhoods have a local farmers’ market at least once a week seasonally, and if not, don’t fret because the Italian Market and Reading Terminal Market are open daily year round!  Eating clean is very popular (and of course good for you)  these days and many of these farms don’t use chemicals on their produce and also make sure their animals are eating clean to the circle of clean living continues. food-trust-logo.220.114.s The Food Trust is one of the companies that operates over 25 of the local markets that occur.  Their website has a breakdown or markets by day of the week.  The Food Trust’s home base is at 16th and JFK and they have been around for over 20 years! Their mission is “…to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.  Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.” SubLogo Farm to City is another company who operates farmers’ markets throughout the city and has a day by day breakdown of famers markets throughout the city but also outside the city.  According to their website, “Farm to City is a small business based in Center City, Philadelphia.  Bob Pierson is founder and director.  The farmer’s market program manager is Matt Weiss, our controller is Diane Greenwall, Kelly Creighton is our Winter Harvest quality control manager.  Tom Javian is the software developer and webmaster.”  They are based in the heart of Philadelphia, at 13th and Walnut. Farmers-market-opens-for-the-season-460x240 With all of these incredible resources I hope you are able to go to the farmers’ markets that are near you and support these farmers and their goods, which might I add, are delicious and good for you! Having such amazing food so close to your home it makes city living better by bringing communities together around one thing we all need to survive, food.  Yum!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

6 Delicious Local Coffee Roasters

Check out these delicious Philly coffee roasters – these are the beans you want to be drinking to start your day off right!
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