Posted by Tara Nurin on December 4th, 2012
Free lot parking in Manayunk may just be reason enough to venture out to the newly reconstituted Jake’s and Cooper’s Wine Bar, though diners who’ve patronized Bruce Cooper’s award-winning Main Street spot for the past 25 years will probably want to check out the latest reconceptualization that has the Jake’s side of the operation finally eliminating most traces of its fine-dining history in order to meet 21st century Philadelphia where it’s at today.
Posted by Alex Tewfik on November 7th, 2012
Sharing the limelight with Manayunk makes it pretty difficult for a town like Roxborough to get on the map, figuratively speaking. Sure, Manayunk is oozing with college bars and generalized douchery, but it also has its own brewery and beer-centric neighborhood haunts, making it, for most, more of a destination point than neighboring Roxborough.
On the other hand, Roxborough is a livable ‘hood with a small share of its own neighborhood staples (e.g. Dalessandro’s, Lenny’s Home Plate, and a few pubs dotted here and there). And now, the whole balance of boozy, culinary power in the region might be shifted with the announcement that Roxborough will be getting its very own Foodery.