deep in the heart of South Philly lies a once dormant giant, which has recently been given a second life. We met with Lindsey Scannapieco, Project Manager + Managing Partner of Scout, to discuss how the team plans to breathe life back into this once vacant icon while respecting the history + cultural impact the building has had on the surrounding community and Philadelphia as a whole. From a rooftop bar to a nanoscientist, the former Edward Bok Technical High School is poised to once again provide new opportunities + further cement its legacy in South Philadelphia.
throughout our year-long partnership with Musicopia, we've witnessed countless examples which prove #ArtEdWorks. Musicopia’s mission is to provide opportunities for children to experience, learn, perform + appreciate music. We were proud to support Musicopia through our #hgMusic campaign during the '16-'17 school year.
flower delivery services have been around for decades, however the overall experience of ordering + receiving those flowers has barely evolved. This is where UrbanStems steps in—D.C. born, but now in Baltimore, Austin, Philadelphia + New York City, this flower delivery start-up is taking each order personally to help elevate expectations + change the industry overall.
“It’s honeygrow!” exclaimed one of our young musicians as she caught a glimpse of the snack being prepared. These kids join the Musicopia String Orchestra for the music, but they certainly enjoy the snack break during weekly rehearsals. Musicopia String Orchestra program, founded by Musicopia in 2005, is based on the philosophy that participating in serious, long-term musical endeavors can have a transformative impact on students, encouraging discipline, tea
Photo credit: Scott Suchman
in 1978 Gary Abramowitz launched Wok 'n Roll, a vegetarian friendly food truck, into the expansive arsenal that is Rutgers University's fast-service dining options. A few years later he found himself moving on from the truck + into the realm of tofu production at Allentown, PA's Fresh Tofu Inc., where he's been cranking out various soy-based products ever since.
David Alima + his wife, Laura, are practicing a sweet science in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood by way of their ice cream shop, The Charmery. A year-round destination for ice cream + other treats, The Charmery offers unique, often crazy, flavor combinations to test your palate—all while sourcing ingredients as locally as possible. We chatted with David to learn more about the history of the shop, their fun flavors + what makes Baltimore such a great hub for those in the food service industry.
What a year it’s been! We are excited to announce that our 12th location opens today at the new King of Prussia Town Center. Our sixth location in the Philadelphia region is located at the corner of Main Street and Village Drive, right by the new Wegman’s off of Warner Road. Anchored by a unique "silo" like feature, this 2,400 square-foot location was designed by Jennifer Carpenter Architect.
since its introduction to our menu earlier in 2016, our Roasted Wheat Berry salad has been a fan favorite, thanks in large part to the local goat cheese provided by Kirchenberg Goat Farm in Fleetwood, PA. Through our friends at The Common Market, we met with farmer John Zimmerman and toured his 120+ goat, chicken + horse farmland, to see where our delicious goat cheese comes from.
raw materials, hand woven pieces of local, Pennsylvania leather, carefully choreographed etchings + patterns—there is a certain elegance to the handmade leather bags which Chadds Ford resident, Bri Brant, assembles for her self-run company, Arden + James. We met with Bri to learn more about her bags (which were just named Best of Philly!), what inspires her designs + the revival of artisan craftsmanship in the Brandywine Valley.