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PLNT Burger Opens New Jenkintown Location This Friday
Jenkintown / Plant-Based / Vegan

PLNT Burger Opens New Jenkintown Location This Friday

PLNT Burger, a plant-based burger and milkshake chain, will open its newest Philadelphia-area location inside of the Whole Foods in Jenkintown this Friday at 11 a.m. This will be the second Pennsylvania location of the DC-area-based company started by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn. The first area location is inside of the Whole Foods in Wynnewood. … Continue reading

Philadelphia is Named America’s Fourth-Best Beer City
Beer

Philadelphia is Named America’s Fourth-Best Beer City

Clever, a real estate data company, just released new research that named Philadelphia the fourth-best beer city in America. Certainly, we believe that Philadelphia is the BEST beer city in America, but who can argue with actual data? They looked at the 50 most populous metro areas in the U.S. and compared their: – Number … Continue reading

TAG Time Happy Hour Fundraising Events by Kristina and Jim Burke
Chefs / Fundraisers / Happy Hour

TAG Time Happy Hour Fundraising Events by Kristina and Jim Burke

I’m very pleased to share this fundraiser as it is near and dear to my heart. My father died of lung cancer 32 years ago so I feel this is a worthy cause. From industry veterans, Jim and Kristina Burke, Philadelphia area chef and hospitality maven respectively, comes the TAG Time Happy Hour Series, a … Continue reading

Bluecoat Gin Gets a New Look
Booze / Products / Spirits

Bluecoat Gin Gets a New Look

Philadelphia Distilling unveils today new packaging for the full range of Bluecoat spirits – original Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Bluecoat Elderflower Gin, and Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin. The brand redesign also features a new logo, which had remained unchanged since the brand first hit shelves in 2006. While Bluecoat packaging has changed, the liquid inside … Continue reading

Playa Bowls Set to Open on Temple Campus
Healthy / Openings / Temple University

Playa Bowls Set to Open on Temple Campus

This Saturday, May 8th, Playa Bowls will be celebrating the opening of a new location at Temple University. The new shop will be located at 1932 Liacouras Walk in Philadelphia, PA. The store will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday beginning at 11AM with custom t-shirts and free bowls for the first 50 customers in a socially distanced line.  This … Continue reading

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company
Bars / Cocktails

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

Another one bites the dust? The Franklin Bar is permanently closed. Yet another COVID-19 casualty? Almost certainly. However, rumors say the building has been sold for some sort of development. Isn’t that always the story in this city? Sigh. While this is extremely sad news for cocktail enthusiasts, it hardly comes as a surprise. Pandemic … Continue reading

Dunkin’ Offers New Coconutmilk Options
Coffee / Products

Dunkin’ Offers New Coconutmilk Options

As someone who is lactose-intolerant, I need to drink milk alternatives. It made me happy to learn that Dunkin’ is going all-in on non-dairy options. They’re also getting creative with the cold drinks for the summer. I have tried some samples and can confirm they are tasty. I’m happy to share this press release as … Continue reading

Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates National Pretzel Day with Free Pretzels
Free / Soft Pretzels

Philly Pretzel Factory Celebrates National Pretzel Day with Free Pretzels

Philly Pretzel Factory will once again be celebrating National Pretzel Day on Monday, April 26th by giving away one free soft pretzel to customers at all of its franchise locations with no purchase necessary. Regional locations include: 22nd & Oregon – 2125 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, Pa 19145 30th Street Station – 2955 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19104 … Continue reading

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Franchisee Plans Philadelphia Area Expansion
Center City / Chain Restaurants / Sandwiches

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Franchisee Plans Philadelphia Area Expansion

Chris Shimer, 36, had a fantastic career as an electrical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He rose through the ranks into supervisory and managerial positions. But after nearly 15 years, something wasn’t sitting right with him. He felt the encroachment of burnout from working all of the time and knew something had to change. … Continue reading

Empanada Alley by Cuba Libre
Cuban / Ghost Kitchens / Old City

Empanada Alley by Cuba Libre

Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot has launched Empanada Alley — a delivery-only restaurant or “ghost kitchen“ centered around freshly baked, ready-to-enjoy empanadas delivered right to your door. Empanadas on demand, y’all! Consumers can choose from six different empanadas (Beef Picadillo, Chicken De La Casa, Pork Del Campo, Atún (Tuna), Vegetariana, Guava Dulce/Sweet), five sauces and … Continue reading