- Neighborhood: Center City East
- Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-351-0735
- Cuisine: Comfort Food
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Downtown Jenkintown (say that ten times fast) is set to have a brewery of its very own as of June 19th.
Guild Hall Brewing Co. will open their restaurant and brewery, Guild Hall, in the historic building that previously housed the Jenkintown Antiques Guild (and, for car buffs, the space that was originally a Rolls-Royce garage). Two years in the making, the restaurant is owned by Owen Hutchins of the General Lafayette Inn, and his wife, Jennifer McGuire. Alongside their own craft beers, made by Hutchins, they’ll be serving a locally-sourced (and pretty extensive) menu covering any and all of your beer hall dream snacks.
The Reading Terminal Market has been looking for a new general manager since Paul Steinke stepped down in December, in order to run for City Council. Today, the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation named Anuj Gupta as the new general manager. Gupta comes from Mt.Airy, USA where he served as Executive Director. Gupta has been instrumental in many improvements in Mt. Airy over the past five years including; the resurgence of some of the 6500-6700 blocks of Germantown Avenue; a second location for Wissahickon Charter School; and the birth of Street Fare – Mt. Airy’s successor to Night Market.
Each year, Glen Macnow of WIP scours the region to find the best food for his annual Food Hunt. Last year both Rouge and Dog & Bull took home the title for best burger.
This year, Macnow’s Food Hunt is centered around bacon. But he’s not looking for items like a bacon cheeseburger. He’s looking for an innovative, creative bacon dish.
Macnow reviews each dish and scores it out of 100. So far he has reviewed 16 different bacon creations, with Grubhouse's bacon cakes tied in first place with Beiler's Bakery's maple bacon doughnut, both with a score of 92.
After about seven weeks of searching, WIP will hold a public event on Saturday, May 16th at the Valley Forge Casino, where you get to try the top contestants and vote on who's the best.
You can check out all of Macnow's reviews here.
Glen Macnow's Best Bacon Creation [94 WIP]