Catch a Movie at Reading Terminal Market Tonight

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Tonight at 7 p.m., Reading Terminal Market is kicking off their “Movies at the Market” series. Once a month, anyone looking to watch a free flick can head over to the market to do just that. The film of choice tonight is “Chef,” a comedy/drama about a chef who quits his job at a prestigious LA restaurant and decides to open a food truck with his ex-wife, son, and best friend.

It’s a better movie than the description makes it sound.

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#ClosedInPHL: ScrappleFest Has Been Canceled

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UPDATE: And now Reading Terminal Market has announced that it, too, is going to be closed on Saturday, January 23 because of the blizzard. Which is completely unsurprising.

So here’s some shitty news for everyone. You know how we’ve been writing about Reading Terminal Market’s ScrappleFest that was supposed to be coming up this weekend?

Yeah, well it’s been canceled. Because of the storm that’s scheduled to hit the city this weekend.

The Market itself is going to remain open, but if you want to stuff yourself with scrapple (in order to develop that thick coat of insulating fat which will be necessary for surviving this allegedly epic snowstorm), now you’re just going to have to do it at home.

Party Time: Reading Terminal Market’s ScrappleFest Is This Weekend

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Scrapple | Photo by Bradley Maule

UPDATE: ScrappleFest has been canceled.

This Saturday, January 23rd, scrapple lovers will unite at Reading Terminal Market to celebrate their favorite Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast food.

Starting at 10 a.m., five brands, Leidy’s, Habbersett, Godshall’s, Frank’s, and Vegan Commissary will be serving free samples of their scrapple for the public to enjoy. At 2:30 p.m., the market will hold a contest for the most creative scrapple dish made by merchants. The contest will be judged by Paul Steinke, former General Manager of Reading Terminal Market, award-winning journalist Rick Nichols, and Laura Burkhardt, publisher of Where Magazine. 

The fest goes until 4 p.m., but it’s easy to find yourself at the market longer than planned, especially if one of the bakeries reel you in for a post-scrapple dessert. Here’s hoping the upcoming storm doesn’t get in the way…

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Jim Kenney Cooks Cajun

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As mayor-elect of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney has a lot to do. Figure out how to fix the schools, solve crime and send all of the PPA agents on permanent vacation (we wish). Well, tomorrow, Saturday, December 4, the man who’s about to take over the most powerful seat in the city is taking a break from all of that boring stuff to focus on something more, shall we say, savory.

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Reading Terminal GM: Why We’re Staying Open for Pope

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Anuj Gupta, general manager of Reading Terminal Market.

After being named general manager of Reading Terminal Market just three months ago, Anuj Gupta was immediately faced with a tough decision. Can the market remain open during the World Meeting of Families when an estimated 1.5 million people will descend on Philadelphia?

Yesterday, Gupta finally offered an answer — a resounding yes. Read more »

Reading Terminal to Open During Pope Visit

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After much debate, the Reading Terminal Market will remain open during the World Meeting of Families and visit from Pope Francis.

The market will keep its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Sept. 21-24 (Mon.-Thurs.) and remain open an hour later on Sept. 25 and 26 (Fri. and Sat.). It opens an hour earlier than normal on Sunday Sept. 27, but closes two hours earlier than normal. Read more »

Headlines: Reading Terminal Market to Transform Filbert Street Entrance

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

Reading Terminal Market is one of the crown jewels of Philadelphia. But if we took an informal poll about what changes might make it even better, we’d bet the top answers would be some form of the following: a free donut from Beiler’s upon entrance, extended the hours of operation into the evening and a less, um, cave-like entrance on Filbert Street near Iovine Brothers.

Philly Voice reports that the latter is set to take place (sorry, donut lovers), as Reading Terminal Market announced Thursday they are the recipient of a $160,000 grant through ArtPlace America to “transform and enliven Filbert Street.” So think a better lit, more inviting atmosphere that incorporates some yet-to-be-determined art installations. Plans also call for the tunnel entrance to become an event space for the market. Here’s the key, the new look could happen quickly, as one of the stipulations of the grant is that planning needs to be completed by end of 2016.

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This Weekend: Giant Ice Cream Block Party At Reading Terminal Market

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July is a lot of things (humid and long are the first adjectives that come to mind), but it is also National Ice Cream Month. If you have yet to begin celebrating (or are looking for a way to do it in the company of others rather than alone on your couch in your underwear with a pint of rum raisin), look no further because on Saturday, July 18th, Reading Terminal Market will be celebrating with the return of their Sidewalk Sizzle and Ice Cream Freeze.

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Reading Terminal Market Has a New GM

anuj-gupta-400The Reading Terminal Market has been looking for a new general manager since Paul Steinke stepped down in December, in order to run for City Council. Today, the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation named Anuj Gupta as the new general manager. Gupta comes from Mt.Airy, USA where he served as Executive Director. Gupta has been instrumental in many improvements in Mt. Airy over the past five years including; the resurgence of some of the 6500-6700 blocks of Germantown Avenue; a second location for Wissahickon Charter School; and the birth of Street Fare – Mt. Airy’s successor to Night Market.

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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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