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First Friday: the unlikely success story of artists having a vision

First Friday: the unlikely success story of artists having a vision

It started with a vision—a vision to create a community of artists sharing their work with the community. The vision became a reality for Lancaster City. The vision has transformed a city once known for its Amish roots and farmland into an art destination. The vision began about 14 years ago with a small group […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
No Bribing, Just Barbeque

No Bribing, Just Barbeque

In the proud tradition of those who can’t turning to judging, our resident glutton, Mike Madaio, works the system to win a coveted front-row seat at the state barbeque championship. I rose to my feet, legs wobbly from the weight of the fatigue and pork fat and reeking of smoke. My right hand went up […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Living With Your Art

Living With Your Art

Why you shouldn’t try to turn your home into a gallery, and a few other guidelines for personalizing your collection. By Morrie Breyer Art is my addiction. I’m far from a collector of fine works, if “fine” means expensive. I don’t buy investment pieces (for myself, at least. I’m happy to hunt for them on […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pass the Cookie, Keep the Milk

Pass the Cookie, Keep the Milk

A cookie made without butter, it turns out, can be an improvement. By Mike Madaio While food allergies are something of a modern phenomenon, food preparation according to strict kosher standards is about as old of an active practice as there is. Only in this strange new world could a bakery emerge catering to both […]

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Prepare to Eat Well and Cheaply, But Quickly, Too

Prepare to Eat Well and Cheaply, But Quickly, Too

The Philly dining scene is evolving at such a rapid rate these days—a good problem to have, mind you—that it feels almost futile to try to keep up. For that reason alone, the approach of the 11th annual Center City District Restaurant Weeks—it’s actually two weeks—is an especially welcome sight. September 7 through Sept. 12 […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Family-friendly Theater Company to Debut in Bryn Mawr

A Family-friendly Theater Company to Debut in Bryn Mawr

The Bryn Mawr-based Two Ducks Theatre Company will be staging its inaugural production, the kid-friendly Rainbowtown, Sept. 6 through Sept. 20 at the Radnor United Methodist Church, in Bryn Mawr, as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. A hilarious, interactive short play, Rainbowtown was written by Carrie Nielsen, a Bryn Mawr resident and a professor […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pumpkin-lovers, Load Up on Advil

Pumpkin-lovers, Load Up on Advil

The end of summer is surely nigh when pumpkin-flavored everything begin surfacing. It’s hard, though, to be weary of the trend when it all tastes so damn good. Well, most of it, at least. Among the first offerings—and early candidates for the tastiest iterations—are Iron Hill’s Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Classic Pumpkin Ale, which […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Taste of Something Different

A Taste of Something Different

Brian Sirhal and Timothy Spinner seem to harbor the same raging appetites that their restaurants inspire in us. Following close on the heels of Taqueria Feliz, their first Manayunk venture and their third restaurant in the Philly region, Sirhal (pictured, left) and Spinner (right) earlier this week unveiled Beast & Ale, their updated take on […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Addition and a Facelift for Menagerie

An Addition and a Facelift for Menagerie

Menagerie Boutique’s second location opens Monday in Haverford Square. A Main Line staple, the new shop will carry the same labels as the Eagle Village flagship, including Calypso, Claire Vivier, Jillian Gulius, Karen Walker and Coolchange. It’ll also have a collection of owner Kate Lawson’s one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Web site, www.AJeweledMenagerie.com, was […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
National Lands Trust’s Stardust Fundraiser

National Lands Trust’s Stardust Fundraiser

Bonnie and Peter McCausland hosted the National Lands Trust’s annual Stardust fundraiser June 20 at their Erdenheim Farm, in Montgomery County. The 450-acre farm—known for its Angus cattle and Cheviot sheep—is one of more than 360 privately-owned properties protected by the organization. Its preservation was finalized in June 2009 after an eight-year campaign. “Erdenheim Farm […]

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