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.
It’s light, creamy, plus swimming with fresh-shucked corn and huge, tender blue crab beignets smack-dab in the bowl’s center.
The food achieves the elusive goal of being honest, exciting, and bracingly creative while always remaining as delicious on the tongue as it is thrilling to the intellect.
Korean favorites like bibimbob and bulgogi repose on the menu alongside more Japanese-style dishes like salmon teriyaki.
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.