The Inside Scoop on Philly Kombucha Company Inspired Brews

Photo courtesy Inspired Brews

Photo courtesy Inspired Brews

I’m sure you’ve seen it at Whole Foods or Di Bruno Bros, those bottles of fermented tea called kombucha (pronounced exactly as it appears, btw). Like quinoa, it’s one of those things that’s been around for thousands of years but has been having a bit of foodie and health-food junkie renaissance lately.

Fostering that renaissance locally is Philly-based company Inspired Brews, co-founded by Washington Square West resident Jessa Stevens. Her business partner, Jennifer Snow, leads up the Dallas, Texas, operations. Stevens has been whipping up small batches of the stuff for the past few years, teaching kombucha classes and making connections with local foodies. This past January, she started bottling and selling her product at local retailers, including Tallula’s Daily, Down Dog Healing Cafe, Terrain at Styer’s and more.

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Move Over, CVS: This Fishtown Pharmacist Is Changing the Pharmacy Game

Kris Hunsicker with his wife and son.

Pharmacist Kris Hunsicker with his wife and son.

At first glance, the bare-bones storefront of Fishtown Pharmacy might look like no match for big names like CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid. But don’t let the lack of body wash and chewing gum fool you—this neighborhood joint is filled to brim with things you probably won’t find at the local big-box: customized prescription compounds, holistically-minded medical counseling and health solutions for your pet, to name a few.
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Get a Free Smoothie at Philly’s Just-Opened Robeks Location

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Photo via Flickr

Foobooz noted earlier today that Philly’s first Robeks location is officially open for business at 1035 Chestnut Street. But we can do even better: How about a coupon for a buy-one-get-one free deal on Robeks drinks to celebrate?

The offer’s good for any medium or large juice or smoothie, but you have to print the coupon (no flashing it on your phone, please) to use it. It’s good through October 31st, and you can only use it at the new location.

Click here to get the coupon.

Happy sipping!

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BeWOW: Loved #RuntoWorkPHL? You’ll Love This Workout

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Since many of you took advantage of the awesome Run to Work Day last week, let’s keep the momentum going with an interval workout this week.

No matter where you’re running—in the city, on a trail, a treadmill, a track, whatever—it’s easy to work in some intervals. All it entails is mixing in some sprint and recovery periods. It’s a really efficient way to torch calories and improve your fitness faster. You can choose your own interval distances (maybe you sprint a block, then jog a block, or maybe it’s as simple as sprinting the distance to the next mailbox), or you can use a stopwatch.

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8 Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon Instagrams Guaranteed to Make You Smile

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Rolling out of bed on a Monday morning is tough enough, let alone lacing up your sneakers for a run. Am I right? But no worries, guys—we’ve got just the fix for your Monday blues: Here, eight smile-filled Instagrams from yesterday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon that will inspire you to get off your tookus, strap on your sneakers and hit the pavement running. Check them out below.

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: “I Push Myself Past My Limits”

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This week’s #BWPSelfie-taker, Paige!

Welcome to our new weekly feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.

Name: Paige Layng

Day job: Co-founder of HappyPhilly + Co wellness events and blog, pharmaceutical meeting planner, and soon-to-be personal trainer

Where she snapped this: Corolla, North Carolina in the Outer Banks

What she was doing: Six-mile beach run

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What to Eat This Week: Tasty 10-Minute Meals

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Time to say goodbye to summer, guys: Monday marks the first official day of fall. Meaning, we finally have to snap out of the slow-paced summer mode we’ve gotten used to and back into reality. Sad, I know. But the good news is, we’ve got some recipes to help make your transition to fast-paced fall life a bit smoother: Here, five healthy and totally drool-worthy meals that will only take up a short 10 minutes of your busy day. Happy cooking, Be Wellers!

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