Noshhh: Craft Food and Drink Showcase This Friday

Noshhh is coming up on Friday, March 20.

Noshhh is coming up on Friday, March 20.

Noshhh, a local craft food and drink vendor showcase, is going to be held at Old City’s United By Blue, this Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm. You can feel ultra hip while sampling Philly’s newest and trendiest food, cocktails and beers.

Some of the vendors for the event include 2nd Story Brewing Company, Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Manatawny Still Works, Broken Goblet Brewing, AGNO Grill and Two Brothers Hummus. You can read the full list of vendors on event’s Facebook page.

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Live in the Former Home of the Most Interesting Man in the World

TREND images via Redfin

TREND images via Redfin

His shoes can only be filled by him, but maybe his penthouse condo will be a little more accessible to the likes of you or me.

The two-bedroom is a corner unit at the National in Old City, and has windows facing north, east, and south. It comes with a balcony and two parking spaces (because of course the Most Interesting Man in the World would have more than one), as well as a master bedroom with three closets, one of which is a walk-in. The master bath features a double vanity sink with granite tops, a rainhead shower, and a linen closet. Bamboo flooring is throughout.

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Two Bells for Capofitto

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Craig LaBan reviews Capofitto, the new artisan pizza spot in Old City from the team behind Capogiro. He finds the new pizzeria is just what the historic neighborhood needs.

I know, I know. More pizza. Just what Philadelphia needed. But if it’s created with as much dedication to craft as Stephanie and John Reitano bring, one as good as Capofitto can represent a quality-of-life improvement. And these two bring the same commitment to the details of authenticity that elevates the gelati at their Capogiro chain far beyond mere ice cream.

Two Bells – Very Good

Capofitto is a welcome addition to Old City [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Capofitto [Foobooz]

Monday Obsession: Mara Hoffman Dashiki

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Image via Third Street Habit.

Shop long enough in this city and store owners will get a sense of what floats your style boat. To wit: an email I received from January, owner of Third Street Habit in Old City, which said, “This outfit reminded me of you.” I clicked and saw what has become my standby spring/summer look: a dress or tunic over a pair of flared jeans. (In my book, pretty much every dress looks cooler over pants.) I’ll wear it like this, or with a pair of wild platforms for true ’70s style. Who knows? Maybe shopping for spring can will the season to hurry on up and get here.  Click here for more details.

Old City Shuffling

irish-pol-show-400Drink Philly has the scoop on Irish Pol, the long running Irish/Polish bar at 45 S 3rd Street is closing this Saturday, February 28th.

But the bar will resurface at 114 Market Street, the subterranean home to a club and eons ago, a restaurant named DiPalma’s.

No word on when the reopening will occur.

Irish Pol to Close Its 3rd Street Doors and Reopen on Market Street [Drink Philly]
Irish Pol [Facebook]

Looking Back on 30 Years At Old City Coffee

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Thirty years ago, Ruth Isaac brought coffee roasting to Old City. Today, Old City Coffee has three Philadelphia locations and is still family operated by Ruth and her husband, Jack. All of the roasting is now done at their Reading Terminal location, where Ruth and Jack can be found helping customers, making drinks and offering suggestions for their favorite coffee.

The Reading Terminal location opened four years after Old City in 1988. “When I came in [to the Reading Terminal Market], there were major amounts of renovation that went on, and at one point, when it rained, the water just rained right into the market,” Isaac says. “It was really nitty-gritty. It wasn’t nearly as full, it wasn’t nearly as bright.”

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Luna Cafe Opening In Old City

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Luna Cafe is a small 30-seat BYOB that will open Friday, February 20th at 317 Market Street, where Panini’s Trattoria was located. The menu will feature American bistro-style cuisine and all ingredients will be locally sourced from products grown on farms within 100 miles of Philadelphia.

Owner Sarah Levine is taking the leap after her own experience working in the restaurant biz, from wait staff to line cook, in places such as Chart House and Westin’s Winthorpe and Valentine. She earned a BA at Temple University for business administration and an MBA at Drexel University for entrepreneurship.

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Get Drunk for Puppies

Wouldn't you drink for this guy?

Wouldn’t you drink for this guy?

Finally, this is your chance to use that drinking problem of yours for good.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 18), Old City’s The Gaslight is hosting a happy hour event to benefit The Morris Animal Refuge (America’s first animal shelter).

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Six Pack: Ramen In Philadelphia

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This weekend’s frigid winter weather has us all longing to hibernate until warmer days. But don’t let the cold stop you from going out. Just use it as an excuse to indulge in some heartwarming comfort food that will bring feeling back into your fingertips.

Back in December, we did a round-up of the best soups in Center City and now we’re coming back with the best ramen in town–for those of you who want all the comforts of Japanese food thrown into one large, steaming bowl.

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Looking for a Single-Bedroom? Check Out This Old City Loft Inside a Former Factory

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

The original details that once swathed this former factory from the mid-1800s have not all been lost in the footnotes of history, as many of its materials have been restored to outfit the condo lofts that now sit on this cobblestoned-block of Church Street.

Inside, high ceilings tower above, while original pumpkin floors are throughout. Exposed brick walls, ceiling beams, and built-in bookshelves also have their place in the unit. There’s even a built-in bench seat that was made from reclaimed wood beams from the factory.

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