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In Ardmore, a Shopping Soundtrack

In Ardmore, a Shopping Soundtrack

Suburban Square’s free, weekly outdoor concert series will continue Wednesday, at 5 p.m., with Phyllis Chapell & SIORA. Chapell was named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all-time by critic Scott Yanow. She and her band blend the sounds of North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. On July 30, Beats […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-based craft brewer, has a new take on the pint with the launch of its own line of ice cream. The three flavors—Hopped Up Devil, Triple Monkey and Storm Drop—are going for $6.49 a pint at Kimberton Whole Foods, Shady Brook Farm and the Victory retail outlet. The ice cream’s made […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
ML Most-Loved 2014

ML Most-Loved 2014

Even the overly-self-confident like us are faced with the reality, at some point, that we don’t know everything. (Though, true to form, we’ll fake it until it gets embarrassing for all involved.) That precious epiphany finally hit us—rather, we finally accepted it—in planning the ninth edition of this spread, our annual roundup of the best […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Best of Craft and Community

The Best of Craft and Community

With market season well underway, veteran seller and shopper Susan Forker highlights four that you need to hit, whether you’re hunting for goods or some community. The onset of spring signals the approach of a personal and professional touchstone in my life: the start of the outdoor market season. As a veteran seller at a […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

  At his new Manayunk gallery, Lenny Bazemore is exploring the art of living. And what you’ll find on the walls is only the start of what he’s turning up. Between the basement-to-roof renovation and the intricate design, The Bazemore Gallery itself is intended to be every bit the featured attraction that the contemporary paintings […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Power to the People

Power to the People

Made by hand, conceived right here. By Scott Edwards We’re in the throes of a newfound sense of pride. This is an era where “well-made” implies not only innovation but character, thoughtfulness and a meticulous, verging on maniacal, attention to detail. Staring into a faster, sleeker, sterile future, it’s as though we gradually reached the […]

April 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Coming to a Corner Near You

Coming to a Corner Near You

As food trucks finally begin to gain traction along the Main Line, we peer into a few of the most magnetic of the cramped kitchens for a taste of their ingredient-driven, meticulously-prepared innovations. By Mike Madaio Food trucks are a true sign of the times: Talented, uncompromising chefs determined to make a name for themselves […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
How the Farmers Markets Failed Us

How the Farmers Markets Failed Us

While we’ve been admiring the locally-sourced foodstuffs—and admiring ourselves for it—we were overlooking a big chunk of our diet. Where’s the beef? Thanks to a health-conscious mom in Philly, it’s on the way. By Scott Edwards How often do you eat beef? “Once a week. That’s it,” says Jessica Moore, a petite woman who’s about […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Our Favorite Food People

Our Favorite Food People

When we settled on the subjects of our sixth annual compilation, it wasn’t with the intention of creating a portfolio that contrasts the extreme ends of the food industry spectrum today. But that’s kinda how it played out. In Jose Garces and Michael Solomonov, we have the rock stars. Two chefs with a rare talent […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Cost of Sustainability

The Cost of Sustainability

In forging more closely-knit communities, trailblazers beget more trailblazers. By Sara Scully From calculating a holiday shopping budget to reflexively taking account of the year that was with a new one rising on the horizon, the season inevitably begs the question, can I afford it? The answer, for conscientious people and organizations alike, is almost […]

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