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Greetings from Philadelphia

11/12/2013
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Today’s Philadelphia City Guide Update comes to us from Sarah Stone, a graphic designer and blogger living in Philadelphia with her young family. While waiting for their old Philly row home renovation to be completed, Sarah and her husband Sean lived in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. They are now happy to call Northern Liberties home, and today they are sharing a fantastic guide to all that is wonderful in dining, shopping, seeing and doing in Philly. Thanks for such a wonderful update, Sarah! –Stephanie

Philadelphia is a city of equal parts grit and charm. It’s deeply engrained with history and culture. Like a patchwork quilt, Philadelphia has a distinct feeling from neighborhood to neighborhood. Each has its individual appeal and sense of community, making Philadelphia feel like a much smaller town than it actually is. Philadelphians are a proud bunch, always eager to praise/defend their favorite sports team, or tell you about their recent restaurant find.

Philly is becoming an increasingly popular home for entrepreneurs and creatives. Because of it’s proximity to New York and DC, the location provides access to those markets with a much more attainable cost of doing busine

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Cocktails & Chocolate for Mast Brothers Book Signing

11/12/2013
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If you’re a chocolate fiend, you’ve probably heard of the Mast Brothers. The Iowa native brothers with a Williamsburg shop were pioneers in the “bean-to-bar” movement, and their ultra-rich chocolates use only cacao beans and cane sugar with no additives. Their first cookbook has just been released, and this Friday, November 15, Art in the Age will host them for a cocktail- and sweets-filled book signing.

The brothers will be at the spirit company’s Old City store at 116 North Third Street from 6-8 PM, and everyone is invited to stop by to meet the modern Wonkamen while enjoying food and drink. Look for chocolate pastries from High Street on Market and boozy hot chocolate topped with Spodee marshmallows by Zynnie Bakes. Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook will be available for purchase, and there will also be giveaways for treat-loaded gift baskets.

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Local Spirits Highlighted All Month at the Continental

11/12/2013
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For the whole month of November, the Continental in Old City is celebrating Spirit Month. And if you order a cocktail that features local spirits, including those from Philadelphia Distilling, the drinks are just $7.

Here’s the list of the new $7 offerings available only for this month:
  • Salted Caramel Budino - shine salted caramel, dark cacao, vanilla and chocolate cream & sea salt
  • Sage Julep - sage, bourbon & fresh mint
  • Bramble - Blue coat gin, orange liquer, fresh lemon juice and muddled blackberry
  • The Hammonton - Penn 1681 Vodka, elderflower syrup, muddled blueberry and wheat beer
  • Tootsie Pop - Rhubarb tea, white cacao & fresh lemon juice
  • Jim Morrison - ROOT with house-made chai tea cola
  • Sergeant Snap - Snap, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup muddled mint & strawberry
  • Breakfast Cup - Bay Vodka, muddled lime & cucumber slices
 Tag your drink on social media with the hashtag #ContinentalOC and you’ll be up to win a free gift.

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Cocktails & Chocolate for Mast Brothers Book Signing

11/12/2013
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If you’re a chocolate fiend, you’ve probably heard of the Mast Brothers. The Iowa native brothers with a Williamsburg shop were pioneers in the “bean-to-bar” movement, and their ultra-rich chocolates use only cacao beans and cane sugar with no additives. Their first cookbook has just been released, and this Friday, November 15, Art in the Age will host them for a cocktail- and sweets-filled book signing.

The brothers will be at the spirit company’s Old City store at 116 North Third Street from 6-8 PM, and everyone is invited to stop by to meet the modern Wonkamen while enjoying food and drink. Look for chocolate pastries from High Street on Market and boozy hot chocolate topped with Spodee marshmallows by Zynnie Bakes. Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook will be available for purchase, and there will also be giveaways for treat-loaded gift baskets.

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BITE + SIP : PERSIMMON GINGER FIZZ

11/12/2013
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have you heard of the delightful spirits from Art in the Age?  with an amazing collection including ROOT, SAGE, SNAP and RHUBARB, there’s something for everyone.  a few weeks ago, the kind folks at Art in the Age sent us a bottle of their SNAP to test out.  and let me tell you… it’s incredible.

we’ve been mixing it with everything from hard apple cider to ginger ale and have even drizzled it over dulce de leche gelato and baked it into a cake!  I thought I’d share with you a little cocktail I whipped up today.

PERSIMMON GINGER FIZZ
makes 2 drinks

2 very ripe persimmons, pulp scooped and pureed
3 oz of SNAP
4 oz of apple cider*
1 generous knob of ginger, chopped
fizzy water
cinnamon
apple slices for garnish
ice

shake the persimmon puree, apple cider and ginger really well in a shaker with ice.  divide evenly between glasses and fill with fizzy water to the top.  dash with cinnamon, garnish with apple slices and enjoy!

to find SNAP or any of the other Art in the Age spirits in your area, visit their website here.

*not the hard stuff this time, but it’d probably be really good!  you could swap out the regular apple cider and fizzy water for hard cider.  I recommend Doc’s Pumpkin Cider or Anthem Apple Cider.

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Mast Brothers Chocolate Book Signing

11/12/2013
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This Friday we are so excited to have Rick and Michael Mast from Mast Brothers Chocolate on hand for a signing of their new family chocolate cookbook from 6-7:30pm at our Old City location in Philadelphia (116N 3rd St.)

We’ll be serving some boozy hot chocolate and hosting a variety of giveaways where five lucky winners will walk away with an assortment of goodies courtesy of Mast Brothers Chocolate, Art in the Age, and Spodee. Come munch on chocolate pastries from High Street on Market Cafe and purchase you very own Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook at the store!

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