Flesh and Blood and Turnip

Rick Nichols was one of the thousands at last week’s Night Market. Difference is, Nichols knows how to turn a phrase.

There are few communal draws – the Phillies, of course, being one – that are now as powerful in this city as food; from roving cupcake trucks to pop-up restaurants (that blossom for three-night stands), from idealistic urban farms to, leading the pack, the outdoor farm markets that have become a don’t-miss weekly ritual for twenty- and thirty-somethings.

In an untouchable virtual world, sidewalk cafes and food trucks and “night markets” (another one is planned for spring) have emerged as concrete touchstones – the social network made flesh and blood and turnip.

Night Market vendors in South Philadelphia satisfy a hunger for community [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Night Market [Official Site]