Is this man the next Swiss Cheese Pervert?
Coffee is the most important part of my morning. I roast my own and hand-grind it. The whole process takes about 25 minutes. It’s the least efficient way to get a cup of coffee. Rojo’s Roastery in Lambertville is the only place outside of Philly where you can get a good cup. // I’m normally in the  brewery, which is in an old bank, by 9 or 10 a.m. We only schedule our brewing four weeks out, but we always try to have certain styles:  a stout or porter, an IPA, an approachable beer like Belgian blond, and a special seasonal beer like a hefeweizen. // I wear  &Work Vocation shirts—you can wear them to nice restaurants, or to move 50-pound bags of grain. There’s always a penholder in the most ridiculous places. //  Charcoal in Yardley is the best fine dining in Bucks County. They’re always rotating their menu. It’s more like a local diner for breakfast. I love the blueberry-pistachio pancakes. They’re decadent. //  James Lasdun’s The Horned Man; I think he’s an exceptionally talented writer. Not for the faint of heart. // John’s Barber Shop in Newtown is the best place to get a haircut in Bucks. It’s old-school, and you can get a beer during your cut. // We have  live jazz at the Vault every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. But in the city, Ortlieb’s Lounge is an old and funky jazz spot. // Everything that Ardmore’s Tired Hands Brewing Company puts out is fantastic. Inventive beers in a comfy atmosphere. // Finch’s Beer Co.’s Secret Stache Stout is full-bodied, chocolaty and inky black. A perfect winter beer.
First appeared in the February, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
New Hope is itself a great respite from the city and some of its more densely populated suburbs. This beautiful modern home is a respite even from New Hope. The three-bedroom home is situated on 12 acres at the end of a winding driveway that spans your very own stream. Lush landscaping conveys the sense of a private escape even though New Hope’s bars and restaurants are a five-minute drive away.
The home’s architecture is spare enough to be modern but still retains warmth – both figurative and literal. A stone fireplace on the first floor towers into the lofted second story before hitting the roof. The master suite is on the ground floor and two additional bedrooms are upstairs. Bonus: the master bath features a bidet, if you’re into that kind of thing. The kitchen has been updated with a Viking stove and a Sub Zero refrigerator.
This unique log home — with more than 6,000 square feet, it really can’t be called a cabin — was built out of Montana Lodge Pole pines
Built from pine wood from Lodge Pole, Montana, this four-bedroom was designed by Michael Ryan Architects in 1996 as a central gathering place for an extended family. The firm tried to keep it local for materials like blue stone and limestone flooring, and chose a building style meant to complement the rural 8 acre landscape.
The structure has what’s called an upside-down floorplan, which is not nearly as delicious as upside-down cake, but can be a nice change of pace. Here, the first floor includes not only the kitchen, dining room and living room, as expected, but also the master bedroom, which includes a two-person shower (romantic) and a sauna. There are all kinds of other amenities — tropical hardwood deck, radiant heat, hot tub, even a stocked pond — but there’s no question it’s the logs that make the home so unusual.
A 100-foot-tall pile of road salt collapsed at the International Salt facility in Falls Township, Bucks County, yesterday afternoon, fatally suffocating an excavator operator.
If you are prone to pining after a country retreat, this is your Bucks County sanctuary. This home marries Andrew Wyeth’s color scheme and simplicity with a sense of calm and comfort. Homeowner – and interior designer – Danielle Datz purchased the house in 2005 and while she said it was a “solid, well-built” home, she also concedes that it was “very ’80s.” She oversaw renovations herself and now calls the home her design muse.
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Whatever the opposite of “Hallelujah” is, sing it now. 21-year-old Pennsbury High School grad and West Chester University student Matthew Schuler was eliminated last night on “The Voice.” No, not by a judge. By Twitter.
Fox 29 reports: “An investigation is under way at the scene of a fire where a young mother and child were found dead in Bucks County. … The Bucks County district attorney says it appears the victims were stabbed, and the fire may have been set to conceal evidence. Relatives told FOX 29 News that the victims are 22-year-old Ebony Tally and her 4-year-old daughter, R’mani.”
Officials in Bucks and Montgomery counties gathered at the Sellersville fire department yesterday to draw attention to the dereliction of its bridges and urge legislators to pass a long delayed transportation package.
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