Schuylkill Wildlife Get Spotlighted in New Street Art Project in Manayunk

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Photo courtesy of Tiffany Ledesma

Manayunk is getting a blue makeover this summer courtesy of one of Mural Arts’s largest installations ever.

“Waterways,” a collaborative effort between Philadelphia Water and Mural Arts, is a 50-piece outdoor project that begins at Pretzel Park, winds through the Main Street business corridor and finishes up at Venice Island. The exhibit is helmed by local artist Eurhi Jones, who is using a rare vinyl medium to create the vibrant works that will swim along the roughly 10 blocks comprising the installation.

Think of it as the Schuylkill meets Finding Nemo, but without the clownfish. Instead, the images, which act as stepping stones through the neighborhood, will feature Manayunk’s native wildlife, such as herons, shad and crayfish, and pay tribute to the area’s industrial history by incorporating wheels and cogs within the works.

The exhibit will be officially feted this Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m. with a celebration at Main and Lock streets. The unveiling will include free ice cream and a tour of the entire installment, which ends with some fun time at Venice Island. According to a rep from Philadelphia Water, “Waterways” will be on display for 3 or 4 months, and possibly longer in certain locations. Check out more photos from the exhibit below:



 

Free Spin Classes for Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Runners

The Wall Cycling Studio | Photo by Kara Laufer

The Wall Cycling Studio | Photo by Kara Laufer

If you’re running the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K on Saturday, hold on to your bib after you cross the finish line. The Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk is offering free indoor cycling classes to Hot Chocolate runners all next week, but you need your entry bib to score the deal.  Read more »

Six Pack: Food Events For Wine Week And Beyond

Manayunk's favorite foodie fest returns for a fall edition this weekend. StrEAT Festival brings over 40 Philly food trucks to Main street, serving up everything from BBQ to cupcakes, with an emphasis on a special seasonal ingredient: apples! Manayunk merchants will offer sidewalk sales and promotions, plus fresh fruits, veggies, and homemade spices, oils, and jams will be available to purchase from the farm stand and gourmet vendors. Kids will be entertained at Recess, a littles-only zone held at Canal View Park, complete with everything from a moon bounce to face painting. Plus, a pop-up beer garden will be the highlight of Cotton Street, offering samples of craft brews to compliment the food truck fare. Come hungry. Sunday, September 28th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Street, Manayunk.

Spring stirs up a celebratory air in this city, as festivals and events seem to be happening in every neighborhood all of a sudden. And no celebration is complete without an abundance of food and booze. From one last Wine Week blowout to a patio pig-out,  here are six upcoming food events that you shouldn’t miss this season.

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Spotted in Manayunk: Center City Style With a Four-Stop Elevator

All images by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Chestnut Hill

All images by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Chestnut Hill

Looking for a luxurious place in Manayunk? You might want to check into what’s going on over at Delmar Street. Mainstreet Development Company and Harman Deutsch (Remember Design Home 2014?) have teamed up on four high-end units and this one, located at 234 Delmar Street, is probably the top of the heap. Not to mention: It has a four-stop elevator.  Read more »

Forest & Main Beers at Beast & Ale This Week

beast-and-ale-940Manayunk’s Beast & Ale is offering a ridiculously good tasting menu this week. The sister bar/restaurant of all the Feliz restaurants is offering three courses and three beers from Ambler’s Forest & Main for just $18. They’re also offering the three Forest & Main beers for $10.

Among the beers is Forest & Main’s Petit Dubois, a dark saison aged in apple brandy barrels for six months.

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Taqueria Feliz to throw Tiki Party

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Wednesday, Feb. 25 will be the date of the “Tiki-ria” at Taqueria Feliz

Manayunk’s Taqueria Feliz is throwing a Tiki party today through Thursday, February 26th. Food and drink menu additions will be available all three days with the big party with prizes and giveaways happening on Wednesday, February 25th.

Taqueria Feliz is offering $4 Kona Brewing Co. draft and bottles, along with $7 speciality cocktails like the “Azul Hawaiian,” the “My oh Mai Tai,” Lilikoi Margaritas, and Pina Coladas.

The three-course tasting menu is just $21 per person.

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This Weekend: Philadelphia Runner Manayunk to Celebrate Grand Opening

Philadelphia Runner Manayunk

Philadelphia Runner Manayunk

Last summer, Philadelphia Runner signed a lease for a new shop at 4358 Main Street in Manayunk, and they’ve been hard at work revamping the space ever since. While they originally hoped it’d be up and running in time for the Philly Marathon last November, the design and build-out took longer than expected.

Here’s the good news: As of this week, the shop is officially, officially open for business, and they’re celebrating the grand opening this weekend with fun events Friday through Sunday.

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Cheesesteak and Roast Beef Sandwich Expansion Report

Bread: Amoroso's kaiser roll.  Innards: Tender and flavorful roast beef from the flat and round parts of the steer.  Sandwich secret: Order an "overpoured combo with outs," which means extra gravy, cheese, and the crispies – crunchy burnt bits on the outside of the roast.  Nick's Roast Beef, 2149 South 20th Street, 215-463-4114

Nick’s Old Original Roast Beef

A sandwich may be a humble thing, but these three sandwich shops are really going places. Nick’s Old Original Roast Beef (locations in Springfield and South Philadelphia) is opening in West Chester, Tony Luke’s is expanding into Manayunk, and Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop is looking at a March opening for its Fishtown location.

According to West Chester Dish, Nick’s Roast Beef is slated to open on Monday, Februaary 23rd. The new location will be at 1215 West Chester Pike.

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