Discovering Vintage Philadelphia

Author: Tanya Birch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Discovering Vintage series takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots each city has to offer. The books spotlight the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They're all still around—but they won't be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Food Lovers Guide to Philadelphia

Author: Iris McCarthy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762788968
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Food Lovers' Guides Indispensable handbooks to local gastronomic delights The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Food festivals and culinary events • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops • Places to pick your own produce • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes using local ingredients and traditions • The best wineries and brewpubs

Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia

Author: Irene Levy Baker
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681061414
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you are hungry for a good meal and a delicious story, this book is here to serve you. It introduces you to the most fascinating restaurants and chefs in Philadelphia. Discover how two chocolatiers got engaged; dinners interrupted by bungled mob hits; restaurants that survived an earthquake, a fire, and even Prohibition; a secret restaurant that began in a backyard tent; and a distillery that started in a basement. The book includes the sweet and spicy stories behind more than 90 bistros, bars, bakeries, and breweries - restaurants with moving stories and good food and drink. Learn how to get reservations at trendy restaurants and into secret speakeasies. Find the most sinful desserts, where senior citizens dine with college seniors, where to taste goat, and spot celebrities too. Philadelphia, perhaps best known for its famous cheesesteaks, is finally getting recognized for its restaurant scene. It seems natural that a city sandwiched between two rivers would become one of the hottest food cities in America. With so many great restaurants, this book will help you to be well read and well fed.

Savoring Gotham

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199397023
Format: PDF, Docs
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When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.

100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die

Author: Irene Levy Baker
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681060418
Format: PDF, ePub
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Want to land a table at Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants? Get instagram-worthy photos of the sunset over the city? Score free or discounted show tickets? Introduce your jaded teen to a dwarf’s skeleton? Discover a kid-sized grocery store that will keep your toddler busy on a rainy afternoon? Want to be serenaded by future opera stars or sing the praises of the best cheesesteak? Then this bucket list book is for you. It includes the tried-and-true as well as little known gems for lifelong Philadelphians, recent transplants and visitors. Looking to keep the kids engaged during school vacations? Want to make the most of your visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Want to find out where to go in Philadelphia and how to get the most out of each experience? Then make this curated, easy-to-use guide your travel companion. For the latest news about Philadelphia, follow facebook.com/100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphiaBeforeYouDie

More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Author: Jane Golden
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592135271
Format: PDF, ePub
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More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, a sequel to Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell, shares with the earlier work its color photography, along with profiles of the artists. Featured here is the remarkable story of an unlikely artistic collaboration - between boys who live in a residential facility, a community in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, and men who are incarcerated in a maximum-security state correctional facility. Spanning an eighth of a mile, the mural they created, about balanced and restorative justice, was intended to help the young men give something back to a community they had harmed and to help the community wrestle with issues of crime and violence. The process of creating that mural became a life-changing experience for all involved.

Philadelphia Stories

Author: Fredric Miller
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9780877225515
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Photographs document the growth of Philadelphia and show the life of its citizens from 1920-1960

Beer Lover s Virginia

Author: Tanya Birch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493022504
Format: PDF, ePub
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Beer Lover’s Virginia features over 100 breweries, brewpubs and beer bars geared towards beer enthusiasts looking to seek out the best brews throughout the state -from bitter, citrusy IPAs to rich, complex stouts. In this exciting and ever-evolving US craft beer marketplace, the state of Virginia is making their own strong impact on our nation’s thriving beer scene. This comprehensive guide book will share all you need to know about its current environment, covering the entire beer experience for the proud, local beer lover and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - breweries and beer profiles with tasting notes - brewpubs - notable craft beer bars - beer festivals, self-guided tours and beer bus tours - city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps -bonus appendix of food and clone beer recipes you can make at home

Lost Philadelphia

Author: Ed Mauger
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
ISBN: 9781909108448
Format: PDF, ePub
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A nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Philadelphia institutions that failed to stand the test of time, such as the Horn & Hardart automat or the Market Street ferries. It highlights grand buildings erected in the Victorian era that were too costly to be refurbished, and movie theaters that the age of television made redundant. Philadelphia's shipbuilding tradition is one of the more recent losses with the Navy Yard closing in 1995 and the historic Cramp & Sons shipyard disappearing much earlier in 1946. Other sites include Fairmount Water Works, The Great Central Fair, Music Fund Hall, Graff House, Masonic Hall, Smith and Windmill Islands, Grand Depot, Starr Garden, Lubinville Film Studios, Logan Square, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Metropolitan Opera House, Old Post Office, Arch Street Theatre, Betsy Ross House, Baker Bowl, Broad Street Station, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Stetson Hat Company.

111 Shops in New York That You Must Not Miss

Author: Susan Lusk
Publisher: Emons Verlag
ISBN: 9783954513512
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Potions and pinball and pickles, kilims and knishes and kids' haircuts, rugs and rugelach and rubber stamps, neon art and naughty lingerie, chopsticks and cookbooks, vases and vintage clothes, tattoos and terrariums, peanut butter and porcelain, crystals and custom shoes, matzohs and magic. NYC Simply the most diverse place on the planet! Its kaleidoscope of cultures brings passion and brilliance to the marketplace. This insider's guide to a world of special shops seeks out the quirky, outlandish, classy, obscure, historic, nearly forgotten, beautiful from offbeat and edgy to deluxe and delicious. For the curious and adventurous this is a discovery tour full of surprises and delights. It explores reinvented hip neighborhoods, like Soho, Meatpacking District, Dumbo, Williamsburg. And the traditional, like Lower East Side, Little Italy, Harlem, Greenwich Village. This city is known the world over as a shopper's paradise. And this book brings it all to life 111 of the most irresistible shops in New York City!"