Two major factors should be taken into consideration for the next casino in Philadelphia: investment and environment. Wynn Philadelphia is unmatched in these aspects. It’s more than a proposal for city growth—it’s a guarantee.
The Greensgrow Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church recently held an event titled, “Whole Animal Butchering with Bryan Mayer and Michael Pasquarello.” The event was not only educational, but presented some of the ideas behind an exciting new culinary project in Fishtown called B-Side Social Club. Continue reading
The desk in Victor Rossi’s office is laden with diagrams and drawings of furniture design, heavily annotated with notes. Above this disarray is a row of antique clocks Victor likes to fix, and a reproduction of Peter Paul Rubens’ “Prometheus Bound.” The wall opposite his desk is an extensive library of art books on different eras and crafts: Bernini, Art Deco, Bugatti. The collection is rich in variety. What’s apparent from Victor’s office is his overall appreciation for craftsmanship, and his deep knowledge of design. Victor has dedicated his life to his skill, and is able to reproduce any style of furniture with impeccable detail. A ceiling high bookcase from Victorian England, a French Empire style armchair fit for Napoleon Bonaparte—if it existed at some point in history, Victor will know how to make it.
I’ve become used to the inconsistencies of supermarket produce. I’ll put tasteless tomatoes in a salad, or peal a sour orange, and hardly notice it anymore. I just accept it as good enough. Occasionally, I’ll go out of my way to a food co-op, or venture to a local farmers’ market, and remember what real food tastes like. Biting into a ripe, natural tomato from Greensgrow gives the palate a vital reawakening.
There are several reasons you go to a barbershop. Maybe you want a new look, or just the same old style you’ve had for years. Bottom line, your hair is getting shaggy and you want to look fresh and clean again. There’s also something else you get in going to a barbershop—the experience. Continue reading
Amrita Yoga and Wellness is located at 1204 Frankford Avenue, and is owned by lead yoga teacher and massage therapist Heather Rice. There is always something interesting going on at Amrita – workshops led by nationally known teachers, African dance sessions, Buddhist meditation classes, and of course all types of yoga. Everything the studio offers is geared toward the same goal: holistic improvement of mental and physical well-being.
The growing richness of Amrita’s services gives people in the area a unique opportunity to focus on their overall health. Yoga classes are calibrated to the students’ level of experience. All levels from beginner to advanced are made to feel comfortable. Continue reading
The next feature of Fishtown Spotlights is Soup Kitchen Cafe, located at 2146 East Susquehanna Avenue. This restaurant has become an essential addition to the neighborhood in the last few years. People appreciate the consistently high quality food, friendly staff, and comfortable interior. Continue reading
The first feature of Fishtown Spotlights will be Greensgrow Farms, located at 2501 East Cumberland Street. Greensgrow sells locally grown food and has a wealth of resources for gardening. It’s also known for engaging the community through various programs.