Luckily for Philly, Rob Cassell found a way to get past early challenges to start turning out Bluecoat Gin in April 2006. That blue glass bottle has become ubiquitous wherever mixologists turn out labor-intensive cocktails.
If you've visited the Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market, and you’ve found coolers filled with raw milk, pasture-raised eggs and humanely raised meats. But what you probably haven't done is ask about the story behind these locally produced items. That's about to change.
Bartram’s Garden, the pre-revolutionary home of naturalist John Bartram, is an unlikely location to begin with. Located next to a housing project in Southwest Philadelphia, the unassuming entrance masks Bartram’s stone house, the historic garden and the woods along the river. Even more unlikely are the five sets of beehives tended by local beekeepers.
Juicy muddled blackberries topped with ice, American Harvest organic vodka, splashes of Cointreau and Chambord, plus a Sprite squirt results in some sublime sipping.
The wicked favorite by pastry chef Thomas McCarthy will make your heart sing—and no, not just ‘cause of the hemp seeds he’s so craftily utilizing.
It’s like an expensive designer Crunch, except the milk chocolate’s crispy notes come from tiny bacon pieces and sweet maple, tinged with smoked sea salt.
Proud finger-lickers, rejoice! Chef Jamie Wolf's delicious drummettes are first confited, then coated in a spice-tanged sauce made from Amarena cherries.