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New Liberty Distillery & High Street Philly Rye Whiskey Collab
Booze / Collaborations

New Liberty Distillery & High Street Philly Rye Whiskey Collab

Three hundred years ago Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley was known as the “breadbasket of the colonies”. The region provided quality goods, fresh food, and delicious whiskey to the surrounding areas, all powered by innumerable mills. New Liberty Distillery is releasing its Millstone Sour Mash Straight Rye on Thursday, November 12, 2020, as a celebration of that … Continue reading

Product Corner: Granola Factory
Baked Goods / Lehigh Valley / Products / Sweets

Product Corner: Granola Factory

It’s Fall 2020, and the pandemic has changed the way we eat. We make fewer trips to the grocery store. We work from home. We cook more. But one constant remains: the need for delicious food made from real ingredients. The Granola Factory understands this need and is introducing Granola Factory at Home, providing customers … Continue reading

Moshulu Hosting Holiday-Themed Murder Mystery Dinner
Events / Penn's Landing

Moshulu Hosting Holiday-Themed Murder Mystery Dinner

Looking for a great present to give yourself this season? The Moshulu, located on Penn’s Landing, is hosting a holiday-themed murder mystery event on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 7-9 pm. Share in solving the mystery of Christmas’s past and find out the truth about Ebenezer Scrooge. How did he get so rich? Was it … Continue reading

Pandemic Success Story: Kismet Bagels
Bagels / Food Startups

Pandemic Success Story: Kismet Bagels

During the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacob and Alexandra Cohen began baking bagels, as their regular jobs as a realtor and an advertising salesperson — and even their passion careers as a musician and an artist — became suddenly less relevant. It started as simply a craving for great bagels but soon became … Continue reading

Cajun Seafood Boil Restaurant Crab Du Jour in Smooth Water During Pandemic
Cajun/Creole / North Philly / Seafood / South Jersey

Cajun Seafood Boil Restaurant Crab Du Jour in Smooth Water During Pandemic

As I reported back in June, seafood boil restaurants in the greater Philadelphia area, including South Jersey, have been on the rise despite the pandemic. In fact, the Crab Du Jour cajun seafood boil chain is opening many new locations and growing at a good clip. The first Crab Du Jour opened in Raleigh, North Carolina … Continue reading

Product Corner: Unique Snacks Pretzels, Pretzel Dips & Chocolate Pretzels 🥨
Berks County / Food Products / Products

Product Corner: Unique Snacks Pretzels, Pretzel Dips & Chocolate Pretzels 🥨

Editor’s Note: I’m happy to report this news about a beloved pretzel I grew up eating in Northeast PA. I remember eating the “splits” as a kid; they were a favorite in our household. In my 20s, I even lived close to the factory in the Reading area. If you love pretzels and haven’t tried … Continue reading

New Jersey-Based Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili Expands Westward
Food Startups / Vegan

New Jersey-Based Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili Expands Westward

Seeing how much I love chili, Manolo’s Best Farmstand Chili reached out to me to see if I’d like to sample some of its uniquely spiced 100% plant-based chili. Of course, I said yes. I’m an equal opportunity chili lover, after all. Founder Mitch Wolinsky delivered it himself. Though, I feel his days of home … Continue reading

Sara Lee® Artesano™’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Challenge
Food Competitions / Recipes

Sara Lee® Artesano™’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Challenge

Horsham, PA-based Bimbo Bakeries USA reached out to me to tell me about the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Challenge they are hosting featuring eight bloggers across the country (more about that below). While I am not participating officially in this grilled cheese competition, I asked them if I could play along on my own because I … Continue reading

Localicious: Virtual Fundraiser for Pennypack Farm
Farms / Fundraisers / Montgomery County

Localicious: Virtual Fundraiser for Pennypack Farm

The 10th Annual Localicious will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm virtually via live Zoom event. Guests can register to attend at no cost at pennypackfarm.org. The first 75 people who donate $25 or more will receive a limited-edition tote bag. This year’s Localicious is hosted by Mike McGrath (host of “You Bet Your Garden” on PBS) and will feature a vodka-infusion demo … Continue reading

Product Corner: Fabrizia Limoncello Canned Cocktails
Booze / Cocktails / Products

Product Corner: Fabrizia Limoncello Canned Cocktails

With the craft beer boom in full swing, it seems almost commonplace today for beer lovers/brewers to leave their careers behind to start breweries. It’s hardly commonplace for someone to leave their career to start a niche liqueur company—but that’s exactly what Phil Mastroianni did with Fabrizia Spirits in 2008. A former accountant, Phil left … Continue reading