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.
upon entering our new 11th Street location in Philadelphia's Midtown Village you'll immediately notice the large, vibrant mural completed by Martha Rich. Featuring colorful characters proclaiming even more colorful remarks (some of which Martha had overheard while eavesdropping at our 16th Street location), this piece provides a wonderful splash of energy to the space.
"founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization" claims the popular Brooklyn-based brewery, Sixpoint. Created to push the boundaries on the overall perception + styles of beer, Sixpoint has since established itself as one of Brooklyn's finest breweries, with almost every Brooklyn bar offering some variation of their brews on tap (you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar that doesn't carry SWEET ACTION—their staple cream ale/pale ale hybrid). The team at Sixpoint was even nice enough to provide the local suds for our Brooklyn FoodWorks pop-up dinner a few months back.
the Newark Bike Project (NBP) has been providing affordable, healthy means for transportation to the relatively small town of Newark, Delaware since 2011. Accepting donations from residents, businesses + collecting discarded bikes from the University of Delaware campus, this nonprofit has cemented itself as a Newark staple, offering a fully stocked bike repair shop, riding lessons + other services to the community.
in late March, we hosted an intimate pop-up dinner for some of our New York friends at Brooklyn FoodWorks—a career creation platform which exists to help educate + empower culinary start-ups by providing access to high-end kitchen space, mentors + other utilities. Without their aid, launching a new business in the bustling New York market seems to be a daunting task.
New York has no shortage of artists, which made choosing just one featured artist for our new Brooklyn location almost impossible. . . so we chose two! Complimenting the beautiful architectural design by our friend Jennifer Carpenter, sits a breathtaking mural by reknowned artist Rubin415, accompanying several photos from Joseph Michael Lopez (editor's note: blog coming soon!).
we're thrilled to announce our first Brooklyn, NY location + 16th overall is now open at 194 Joralemon Street! Easily accessible via the Borough Hall stop and lines 2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, W, A, C + F, this location is in the heart of Brooklyn's Downtown district, and is flanked by popular fitness spots such as SoulCycle, Equinox and New York Sports Clubs.
for some time we searched for a solution to our "order up" system—something which would replace shouting order numbers with a more delicate, "honeygrow" approach. In an effort not to over-tech our restaurants with another digital display, we opted for a split-flap display system (which used to be found at train stations all over the world). We wanted this system to not only display order numbers, but also have the capability to show messages, symbols + promotions with a nostalgic, comfortable presence for our guests. One problem—we needed it to be custom built.