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


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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Rubb: Good Old Fashioned Barbecue in Manayunk


After much ado, Rubb, a beer, bourbon and barbecue joint in Manayunk finally opened. And now, Philadelphia Weekly’s Brian Freedman has visited the restaurant and is singing its praises.

 Rubb will win over plenty of fans as word gets out about this simply decorated yet inviting spot an easy drive from the city. The rub itself is a uniquely sweet one, yet not overwhelmingly so, and it’s plenty complex. When applied to the generous ribs and allowed to meld with the meat over the course of its stint in the smoker, an almost molasses-like texture develops on top, sticking to the teeth in layers with each bite and providing the slightest sense of crystalline crunch. Bumping up against the smoky-earthy meat, the result is a mouthful that’s rich in sweetness and savor in equal measure, and a seriously fine serving of ribs.

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Shop Here Now: Nicole Miller Sale Launches Today


Nicole Miller’s Manayunk store. | Photo via Visit Philly.

Sale alert: Nicole Miller—you know, the national brand that has two locally owned outposts in Center City and Manayunk—is kicking off its semi-annual sale today.

The sale goes through January 31st, and you can expect from 50 to 75 percent off select styles. (Everything is final sale.) While the shop is known for its eveningwear—particularly those ubiquitous stretch-metal gowns—you should really head there to shop the selection of wear-everyday sportswear.

Click here for details.

City House of the Week: Unit #5 in Manayunk’s Falcon Condominiums

Falcon Condominiums, All images by TREND via The Daly Group/Keller Williams

Falcon Condominiums, All images by TREND via The Daly Group/Keller Williams

Are you looking to live in Manayunk and take advantage of all of the nearby bars, restaurants and things to do? You should probably start at Falcon Condominiums at 3863 Terrace Street–especially now that they’re offering a $10,000 credit towards closing costs if you’re under agreement before January 31st. That’s on top of the 10-year warranty and 10-year tax abatement that were already included. Hey, let’s face it, everyone loves freebies.

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Reduced: Cool Loft Apartment Inside Former Church

TREND photo via CitySpace.

TREND photo via CitySpace.

If an offbeat condo is your idea of the ideal home, have we got a news for you: a former Manayunk church on Terrace Street was converted into condos back in 2003.

We wrote about two of these cool units back in 2013, but somewhere between then and now one of them got a $5,100 price cut. Nothing too big, but it may have helped sweeten an already enticing property because, if time has shown, church conversions are hot.

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