So You Want To Open A Restaurant: Speed Coaching Event For Small Businesses

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If you’re inspired by the recent restaurant boom in Philadelphia or impatiently waiting for your business to take off, Sam Adams may be able to help you out.

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream campaign is coming to Philly on Monday, March 16 at the Reading Terminal Market. They, along with Fair Food Philly, are hosting a “speed coaching” event, which is sort of like speed dating, but instead of telling someone how many cats you have, you talk about your business model and professionals give you advice.

So actually nothing like speed dating. Except that it all happens very quickly.

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Instacart Adds More Reading Terminal Vendors

instacart-rtmInstacart, which we were just sending good vibes out to yesterday about how they allow us to shop local merchants from the comfort of home, has added more than ten new Reading Terminal Market merchants and vendors. Among the highlights, Beiler’s Bakery and Donuts and Riehls Deli and Cheese Shop. These vendors join the likes of La Divisa Meats and Iovine Produce as available vendors at the Terminal.

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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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Finding Love At Reading Terminal

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With Valentine’s Day upon us and signs of love all around, romantic spots in the city like ice skating at Dilworth Park and couples taking pictures in front of the LOVE sculpture seem to be extra crowded as of late. But most people probably wouldn’t pin the Reading Terminal Market as a very romantic spot.

You know, that huge, loud indoor market that smells like fish?

Although it may not be the ideal destination to take your date, employees at the market seem to be hitting it off. Author and blogger Carolyn Wyman wrote an article on the Market Blog about couples who met while working at the Reading Terminal Market.

Like Flying Monkey manager Shane Monroe and previous manager Elly Koenig, who recently moved in together.

Or Roger Miller of Miller’s Twist Pretzels who married Shauna Glick, a waitress who started back in 2000.

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Brick & Mortar Gets Some Early Pre-Opening Ink From Details (And Has Free Food At Reading Terminal Market Today)

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Photo courtesy Details

Brick & Mortar–the new spot from ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh–isn’t open yet, but it just made Details magazine’s list of the Most Anticipated Bar Openings of 2015. Which is nice, right? It was the only Philly spot to get a mention, and got tagged for its promise of “quality drinks served quickly, [including] wine on tap, bottled and batched cocktails, and low-alcohol libations to keep locals sitting on barstools long into the night.”

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Hunger Burger Opening in the Reading Terminal

hunger burger february squareGeorge and Kim Mickel, who already own By George! in the Reading Terminal Market are getting ready to open a second stall, Hunger Burger. The burger stand is scheduled to open on February 2nd on the center court of the market.

Hunger Burger will serve up Black Angus beef burgers, fries, breakfast burgers, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and milkshakes made with the Terminal’s Bassett’s Ice Cream.

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Foobooz Six Pack: Philly’s Best Pie

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Double Crust Apple Pie à la mode from Jones

Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.

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Serious Eats Declares the Roast Pork Sandwich Our Greatest Culinary Attraction

Reading-Term-Roast-Pork-BeefSerious Eats wasn’t very impressed with the state of Philadelphia’s cheesesteak scene but is a big fan of our roast pork sandwiches. Features Editor Niki Achitoff-Gray tried 14 of them recently and came up with her best six.

It’s a pretty good list, we just wish it were easier to find ANY roast pork sandwich after nightfall.

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Paul Steinke, Former Reading Terminal Manager, Will Announce City Council Bid

Paul Steinke (right) at Reading Terminal Market. Photo | Facebook

Paul Steinke (right) at Reading Terminal Market. Photo | Facebook

The Philadelphia City Council at-large race is starting to get crowded. Democrat Paul Steinke, who stepped down from his position as general manager of the Reading Terminal Market last month, will officially announce Tuesday that he’s running for an at-large seat in the May 19th primary.

His announcement is taking place at the Field House, a sports bar across from — where else? — Reading Terminal. More from the Steinke campaign’s announcement:

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La Divisa Meats Takes Over for Border Springs Farm Stand

la-divisa-meats-squareNick Macri, who has been working at the Border Springs Farm Stand in the Reading Terminal Market is now taking over the stand and rebranding it La Divisa Meats.

The stand will continue to serve Border Springs lamb but will also add Country Time Pork, grass-fed veal and whey-fed pork from Birchrun Hills Farm.

Macri has dabbled in the butchery and charcuterie game before. After leaving Old City’s Beneluxx in 2009, he was working to get La Divisa Specialty Meats off the ground as a wholesale operation. But then he went back into the restaurant game at Southwark.

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