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Posted by Sam Bloch on May 17th, 2013
PHAIR, a new Philadelphia open air market, is debuting this Saturday, May 18, at 23rd and Arch Streets. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, from May 18 to November 23.
The market is celebrating its first Saturday with a food truck roundup. Philly food trucks Zea May’s, Sweetbox Cupcakes, Rival Bros. Coffee Roasters, Poi Dog Snack Shop, Made in the Shade Beverage Co., GiGis & Big R Caribbean & American Soul Food, and Reuben on Rye will be present. There will also be a number of non-food vendors that you can peruse through while enjoying your jerk chicken from Gigi’s or bison hot dog from Zea May’s. And don’t worry if you miss this week’s PHAIR because there should be a great lineup of food trucks at 23rd and Arch every Saturday for a few months to come.
PHAIR [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on May 13th, 2013
On Saturday, May 25th Wyebrook Farms is welcoming Jonathan “Johnny Mac” Adams (Rival Bros. Coffee, formerly Pub & Kitchen) to prepare a special chicken based four-course dinner using meat raised on the Honey Brook farm as well as seasonal vegetable from neighboring farms.
The dinner is $100 per person, including tax and gratuity. The meal kicks off at 7 p.m. with a complimentary Victory beer toast and the dinner follows on the top floor of Wyebrook’s restored stone barn. Seating is limited to 40 guests and reservations are required.
Email email@example.com to reserve your space.
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Posted by Jason Sheehan on April 19th, 2013
Alright, so the small-world stuff is getting kind of crazy today. Two posts on piano bars, a double-shot of Justin Swain, and now this:
So we know that Pub & Kitchen just recently re-opened with a new menu and a new chef taking the place of Jonathan Adams, who cooked there up until the remodel and has now been replaced by Eli Colins, ex of Daniel Bolud’s DBGB. And now, we’ve just gotten word that Adams will be on the team at the Cafe At Wyebrook Farm in Chester County when it opens for the season next week.
The way things are shaking out, Wyebrook’s owner, Dean Carlson, brought on Farm & Fisherman chef Josh Lawler to write the menu (which will feature meats from Wyebrook and locally sourced produce and cheeses). Adams will be on hand to work with Wyebrook’s existing chef, Michael Baver, to “implement the menu and oversee operations in the cafe.” Not sure exactly what that means, but that’s what we’re hearing.
Unsurprisingly, Adams’s Rival Bros. Coffee will also be added to the offerings at the Wyebrook Farm Market.
The Cafe will open for the season on Friday, April 26.
Wyebrook Farm [Official]
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Posted by Alex Tewfik on March 7th, 2013
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Small. So small, you probably haven’t even heard of it. They specialize in single-origin, fair trade coffee, and they’re only pumping out about 700 lbs of it a week, which makes them very befitting of their “micro-roaster” label. Their production is small, but they’re extracting big and beautiful flavor profiles from their coffee beans, from their rich but brightly tanged Honduran coffee to their easy and fruity Burundi coffee. The dedicated and obsessed minds of Mark Corpus and Mark Capriotti have big dreams, and with a new location comes more production, and if their success continues, well, there are whispers of a little brick and mortar action.
Rival Bros Coffee was born and bred in Philadelphia, much like the partners that created it. Friends since childhood, the two grew up entangled in a shared group of friends, Philly’s restaurant scene, and the budding coffee scene. As Jonathan “Johnny Mac” Adams ran some gastropub kitchens in Philly (The Diving Horse, Pub & Kitchen), his best friend Damien Pileggi mastered the craft of coffee, and after a few years, they bought the legendary delivery truck from which they now pull their espressos, pour their pour-over, and drip their brew.
To Jean-Luc Fanny and Jefferson Green, the coffee bean doesn’t speak for itself, nor does the roast. To them, it’s about the creator, the visionary, the duet of mind and body behind every bean, for each bean tastes a different color, and each region possesses a different shade.
When Jean-Luc Fanny arrived in the U.S. from France, he decided to open a French café—Café L’Aube, and in doing so, realized he wanted a little more out of his coffee. He knew the only way to do that was to roast his own, so he left for Belgium where he’d apprentice under a family that has been roasting coffee since the 1800s, and he learned of the small nuances and complexities he could create in his coffee by gauging the pressure and heat of the roaster. With his newly acquired philosophical ideals of coffee, he returned to Café L’Aube, and with the helping palette of Jefferson Green, with the same machine he used in Belgium (Probat Burns), he creates beautiful blends in a way that only he can do. After all, he’s a master of his craft and a perfectionist in his product—an artisan through and through.
Bespoke is the name of the game for Peregrine. Yes, they offer single origin, single estate, and blends, but where they really excel is in their ability to make a product specifically for you. Schedule an appointment, go in, try their vast array of different coffee, and have them bag it up for you right from their location. It’s all tailored to your palate, to your needs, to your likes and dislikes, so you can enjoy your coffee the way you want it.
Back in 1950s Philadelphia, there was a street gang, and they called themselves the Green Street Counts. They were a menacing, tyrannizing group of individuals, and they made quite the name for themselves in this city. Some say they were inspiration for the street gangs that tore this city apart in the 60s and 70s.
So what does this have to do with coffee? Well, nothing, besides maybe GreenStreet being an inspiration to other local roasters. Besides that, all they want is great coffee, and they want it in all the right ways, so the roasters not-on-Green-Street are making an effort to revitalize the GreenStreet name, but this time, with a different association.
They have a certain sensibility about them. They’re a small coffee production, with two small locations: one on Church Street and one in Reading Terminal Market. Like the rest of them, they’re fair trade, organic, kosher, bird-friendly, rainforest friendly, but the thing that sets them apart is the fact that they roast in tiny batches at the point of sale. That means pure, unadulterated freshness. You’ll never get those weird bites or imbalanced flavor profiles you find in week-old coffee. Try their different blends, single origins, and weekly specials, and find something you like, because they’ll be roasting it in front of you, just for you.
We all know La Colombe. They’ve been around the longest, they’ve had the most influence, and they’ve expanded the most, but they originated here in Philly. And although they’ve stretched themselves across the world, we still have our little La Colombe cafes, and they’re still just as delicious as they were 15 years ago. They’re the alpha dog, the Big Kahuna, and the Head-Hancho, meritorious in their own regard.
In the quaint neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, a man by the name of Sultan Malikyar decided to open up a European/Seattle inspired espresso bar. From that came legendary pulled espressos and beautiful latte art. A year later, he decided to start roasting, and he hasn’t stopped since. Now, with two locations, he’s busier than ever, keeping high-end standards to his high-end coffee, bringing the coffee culture to neighborhoods that lack them.
One Village coffee seems to have encapsulated the company’s philosophy around the idea that coffee comes from a great community. Whether it’s a community of thinkers, a community of coffee aficionados, a community of roasters, or a community of farmers, coffee’s sole purpose is to bring people together. Yes, it’s a very romanticized ideal, but it’s something they strive for as a company, and it creates a great culture for a Philly-based roaster to build a business foundation upon. With everything from espresso, to a multitude of blends, to an array of single origins—all fairtrade, organic, Rainforest Alliance certified, One Village is doing things the right way from their beans to their philosophy.
Philly Fair Trade has been around since 2002—making them the first roasters to abide by Fair Trade Certification. They continue to be committed to high quality production, roasting 100% Arabica coffee, all fair trade and organic-like.
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Posted by Foobooz on February 22nd, 2013
Side Project Jerky has combined forces with Jonathan Adams and Damien Pileggi of Rival Bros Coffee Roasters to produce a new jerky, the Cowboy. Described as “an earthy and spicy homage to the Texas Panhandle,” the jerky combines Rival Bros Whistle & Cuss blend with guajillo chiles and balsamic vinegar. The jerky intends to mimic the flavor of burnt ends.
The limited release (300 packs) of Cowboy jerky will hit the shelves of Green Aisle, the Foodery, Rival Bros. truck and COOK on Monday, February 25th. Like Side Project’s first collaboration jerky, proceeds benefit a charity. This time it is “Fresh Palates to Palettes,” a Fresh Artists program developed by Deva Watson, a server at Pub & Kitchen where she used to work with Adams, who was the gastropub’s highly regarded chef.
Side Project Jerky [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on February 1st, 2013
Looks like Side Project Jerky’s next collaboration will be with Jonathan Adams and Rival Bros. Caffeinated jerky? We could se that working. We reached out to Side Project’s Marcos Espinoza who we’ll know exactly what they have planned when it is released at the end of the month.
Side Project Jerky [Instagram]
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Posted by Foobooz on January 4th, 2013
Later this month Pub & Kitchen will be closing to undergo a renovation. Reopening in February, the old bones of Chaucer’s will have been spruced up again. Expect more taps, new restrooms and a renovated kitchen.
But what will not be in that kitchen is chef Jonathan Adams. Chef “Johnny Mac” is stepping down as executive chef to concentrate on his Rival Bros. Coffee roasting company.
The bar’s concept will remain the same, with Adams’ kitchen staff executing the menu.
As for what’s happening at the former Meme, read on.
Pub & Kitchen [Official Site]
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Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 28th, 2012
To kick off Manayunk’s Restaurant Week – September 30th-October 5 – Manayunk is holding its first StrEAT Food Festival on Main Street on Saturday September 29th from 10am-5pm. Over 20 vendors from the Philadelphia area will attend the event, the only day of the year that street vendors are allowed to sell food in Manayunk due to district regulations.
Read on for details and a list of participating vendors.
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