Archive for March, 2012

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Florist

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Florist

Valley Forge Flowers at the Eagle Village Shops With its café, BYOB ladies nights and DIY workshops, Valley Forge Flowers reenergized the Main Line home and garden set with what manager Barbara King describes as a “floral fantasy.” But, that was only the start of the revolution. With the recent move to a new, 7,600 […]

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The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Dan Semko had an admirable vision: Bring gourmet sausage to the masses. How, exactly, turned out to be the hard part. But, following a winter reboot, the dream’s alive again. Avery Greene Two years back, a new food truck rolled into South Philly and ignited a sensation amid what was becoming an increasingly competitive and […]

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A Depth Beyond Taste

A Depth Beyond Taste

Four kinds of hummus—the luscious, creamy dish made from chickpeas. If your tastebuds aren’t twitching yet, step back for a moment and consider what else a be on the menu of a restaurant that bothers to make four kinds of hummus. There, in that instant, you’ll have your first fleeting taste of chef Michael Solomonov […]

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Barnes raising, Philly-style

Barnes raising, Philly-style

Love it or hate it, it’s happening. Finally. The (very publicly) coveted Barnes art collection will be unveiled in its new home on May 19 after an excessively long custody battle. Technically, it’s being called an “expansion,” but it’s hard to see it as such when every piece of the legendary collection is being transplanted. […]

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Judy Has Left the Building

Judy Has Left the Building

On the eve of her retirement, Judy Herman, the savior-like leader of the Main Line Art Center, dissects how she realized a potential that was 75 years in the making—without cashing in any easy favors. By Scott Edwards  •  Photography by Josh DeHonney The numbers—and there are plenty of them—only hint at the massive impression […]

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