Maple Sugaring at Peter Wentz Farmstead

Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Maple Sugaring Join our farmers as they create maple sugar from trees right here at the Farmstead! Watch as they tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Learn about the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring and how the process

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Fishtown Freeze & Winter Wonderland

Fishtown BID and Fishtown Co, the minds behind Fishtown FestivAle, are excited to announce another year of our new frosty event, the Fishtown Freeze & Winter Wonderland! Now entering its fourth year, the event is a day-and-night-long family-friendly festival that brings dozens of custom-designed ice sculptures and an ice bonfire, carved by Ice Sculpture Philly,

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Red Brick Distillery builds their business out of barrels

A Startup Turns 1 by Emily Kovach Red Brick Distillery opened in October 2015 in a 900-square-foot warehouse in Kensington. The tiny operation currently makes four products: single malt whiskey, barrel strength whiskey, sugar wash rum and pineapple rum. Grid chatted with founder and distiller Brian Forrest about Red Brick’s first year in the business. 

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Function Coffee Labs explores the technical side of coffee

Photo courtesy of Function Coffee Labs The Scientific Method by Emily Kovach Ross Nickerson possesses two of the greatest traits a barista could ask for: the unwavering precision of a scientist and the chatty good nature of a neighborhood bartender.  Working behind the counter of Function Coffee Labs, he and his fiancée Megan McCusker’s new

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Incarnate Coffee fuses Nigerian culture with third wave coffee

Photo courtesy of Karen Katz Bearing Fruit by Emily Kovach Adesola Ogunleye moved to the United States from Nigeria at age 6 and spent her childhood moving around the East Coast. She attended high school and college in North Carolina, where she studied textiles and printmaking, moved to Baltimore after graduating and then came to

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Cocktails Get a Closeup

Photo courtesy of Peggy Baud-Woolsey by Emily Kovach If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a happy birthday, or just a happy hour, here are some of our favorite cocktail spots in the city. Get comfy at the bar and get up close and personal with a coupe glass or two. 1 Tippling Place 2006

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Small Plate Specials

Photo courtesy of Coeur by Emily Kovach These small-plate-focused experiences aren’t supporting acts—they’re the main event. One of the best ways to experience a restaurant is, oddly enough, to not sit at a table and delve intothe full menu. Drinks and a few snacks at the bar let you soak up the atmosphere and sample the

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Farm-to-Table Stars

Photo courtesy of Tired Hands Brew Cafe by Emily Kovach You’ll never find a Sysco truck unloading produce into the kitchens of these restaurants—their goal is to keep it local, all year round. The farm-to-table trend certainly had its moment, and in some scenes that moment may have passed. But in our neighborhoods, there is

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Vegan & Vegetarian Show Stealers

Photo courtesy of V Street by Emily Kovach We have many culinary treasures to take pride in, but one of the greatest is the fact that no vegan, vegetarian or health conscious diner will go hungry on our watch. But, to echo omnivorous local food enthusiasts who are reminding the world that Philly is about more

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