Artisanal food retailer Green Aisle Grocery is closing one of its locations after the end of the month.
Brothers Adam and Andrew Erace who own Green Aisle Grocery locations on East Passyunk, Grays Ferry Avenue and soon, Girard Avenue are getting their own TV show. Great American Food Finds is premiering on the Food Network on Monday, August 3rd at 10:30 p.m.
The Food Network describes the show as:
With a sixth sense for the unexpected and delicious, brothers Adam and Andrew Erace travel the country in search of America’s hidden food treasures to fill their family market’s shelves. Whether it is a mac’ and cheese pie at the out-of-the-way farm stand, or the bacon-studded fudge brownies at the hole-in-the-wall bakery, the Erace brothers are on a mission to find it and put it on your plate.
In addition to his ownership of Green Aisle, Adam Erace is the food critic for City Paper (so much for the veil of anonymity) and Andrew has a background in real estate. Stay tuned for more news about the show.
Green Aisle Grocery [Official]
Andrew and Adam Erace are preparing to open their third location of Green Aisle Grocery. The boutique general store has locations on East Passyunk and a second on Grays Ferry Avenue in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. The newest location, which should open this spring/early summer, will be located at 11 West Girard Avenue, same block as Sancho Pistola’s and the new Joe’s Steaks. The Fishtown Green Aisle will be about 400 square feet, bigger than the 260 square foot original but not nearly as big as G-Ho’s 1,000 sqft “megastore.” The Girard Avenue spot will have a little garden in the back where they hope to plant tomatoes, herbs and greens that they will sell.
There will also be the local, organic and gourmet provisions that have made Green Aisle a hit. Look for grass-fed steaks, raw milk, Zahav hummus, bitters, plus Green Aisle’s own line of products, including pistachio butter, five spice pickled beets and more.
Green Aisle Grocery – Fishtown [Foobooz]
If you’re not the cooking-Thanksgiving-dinner type–or if you just want to fool everyone into thinking you are–Philly’s food scene is down to help you out. There are plenty of places out there willing to supply you with everything you need to convince your friends and loved ones that you know how to use your oven for something more than warming your pants on winter mornings.
And if you do want to cook the turkey, then there are also places to get your fresh, heritage turkey needs filled by local farms and stores.
Check it all out below. And remember: Many of these places need a significant amount of advance notice, so pre-order now and don’t get caught scrambling later.
Back in late 2012, Side Project Jerky collaborated with chef Sean Magee of Time to create Pho jerky. It was a hit. Since then, Side Project Jerky has been perfecting the recipe and is bringing it back.
To get some of the delicious Pho jerky, join Green Aisle Grocery on Grays Ferry Avenue for their “Meet the Maker” series, this Saturday, October 11, from 12pm-3pm, where Side Project will be sampling of all four flavors of their dried beef products at Green Aisle’s Grays Ferry Location.
Marcos Espinoza of Side Project Jerky will be on-hand to answer any and all jerky-related questions, and jerky will be available for sale at the Green Aisle counter.
Side Project Jerky [Official]
Green Aisle Grocery is the master of quality over quantity and now we get to meet those behind all the awesome items sold there. Green Aisle’s Meet the Maker series will happen at the Grays Ferry location every Saturday afternoon this fall.
The first of the bunch, tomorrow, Saturday, September 20th, will be ReAnimator Coffee. The Kensington based roaster will be in the shop from noon to 3 p.m.
The series runs through the end of November, other guests include Sip N Glo Juices (a Best of Philly recipient), Soom Foods Tahina, and Mast Bros. Chocolate from Brooklyn.
Special sales on the maker’s products, lots of samples, and time to meet the people producing the foods will be featured.
Packing a picnic basket for a day trip to the beach can be a monotonous task. Water bottles, ham-and-cheese sandwiches on white, bags of salt and vinegar chips. Or maybe, because you’re a true Philadelphian, you’re making a pit stop at Wawa for an Italian hoagie with extra sweet peppers. There’s nothing wrong with the usual. Old habits die hard and it’s a fact that hoagies taste better with salt water in the air. This summer however, we’re breaking routine and packing up some of our local Philly favorites to bring down the shore because everyone needs a taste of home away from home.
The second Green Aisle Grocery is now open at 2241 Grays Ferry Avenue and the good folks from the Passyunk Post dropped by to snap some shots of the new space.
With 1,000 square feet to play with, there’s more room for products and a kitchen, so the Green Aisle crew will now have a space of their own to be able to make prepared foods (some of which may end up being sold at the original store) and produce some of their private label products.
There are a bunch of photos and some more descriptions of the available stock over at the Passyunk Post.
First Pics: Green Aisle Grocery Opens Second Location [Passyunk Post]
So last week, we brought you the news that Green Aisle Grocery was expanding—picking up a second, much larger location in Graduate Hospital–and now we have some more news.
As of today, delivery (in as little as one hour) will be available on all Green Aisle products via Instacart–the grocery (and booze) delivery service that launched in Philly a couple months ago. Instacart is already providing supplies from Whole Foods and your local wine and spirits stores. But Green Aisle? That’s a sign of them really digging in and going local. It’s also good news for those of you who really want some pickled sriracha carrots, Rival Bros. coffee and Little Baby’s Ice Cream brought to you while you sit on the couch watching cartoons in your underpants.