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Go Down for History: Nick Elmi’s Favorite Place

Why Old City? About a year and a half ago, my wife and I realized we had never done the historical-Philadelphia things. For her birthday, […]


Old City’s New Ice Cream Shop Is Throwing an Old-School Ice Cream Party

Franklin Ice Cream Bar, the new frozen treat spot from old-timey confectionery dandies Ryan and Eric Berley, quietly opened back in April. Inspired by a time […]


Taste Civil War-Era Food at the Mütter Museum’s Refreshment Saloon

It’s safe to say that most American adults — and most American school children — are more knowledgeable about the Civil War than our angry-tangerine-in-chief […]


Whiskey Chocolates from Shane Confectionary

Shane Confectionery has partnered up with New Liberty Distillery to introduce chocolates that showcase New Liberty’s Kinsey Whiskey. Kinsey Whiskey is a historical Pennsylvania brand that […]


This Year, You’ll be Eating Well on the Riverfront

Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest have announced their food partners and the ante has been upped. Franklin […]


The Gaslight Pairs Up with Franklin Fountain and Dad’s Hat

It’s an Old City collaboration with the Gaslight’s Jason Cichonski and The Franklin Fountain’s Eric and Ryan Berley. The four-course dinner will pair Cichonski’s food […]


Chocolate + Whiskey = A Happy Afternoon

Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey and Shane Confectionery are teaming up for an afternoon of chocolate and whiskey at the distillery in Bristol, PA, on Sunday, […]


Little Spoon Cafe Is Now Open

Little Spoon Cafe opened today at 15th and South Streets, in the former (and a bit weird) home to Baja Room. The space has been […]


Foobooz Six Pack: Best Local Chocolates

Philly has a long history of candymaking, and we have our fair share of excellent chocolatiers. So while yes, this is a good city to […]


(More) Food Predictions For 2012

Now that Art has had his say about what he thinks 2012 will bring to the Philly food scene, I figure it’s my turn. For […]


Philly and the Chocolate Factory

In an era when big-box megastores are calling the candy shots, Philly’s renegade chocolatiers are intent on doing it their way. Sweet. When the Berley […]


Shane’s Confectionery Nears Finish Line

Shane’s Confectionery has been closed for almost two years as the Berley Brothers (Franklin Fountain) have painstakingly refurbished the candy shop that predates the Civil […]


Notes From A Stroll: My Philly Faith Reinforced in 300 Steps

What I really wanted to be when I grew up was a spy. Not a James Bond type (I’ve never had the haircut for it). […]


Quick Bites

Biba is the name of Tria’s “feisty little cousin” set to open this August at 3131 Walnut Street. It will be a slimmed-down operation from […]