Root, Root, ROOT For The Phillies
It’s getting nicer and nicer out, and as we inch closer to the baseball season (Phillies opening day tomorrow, home opener Monday), people around here are getting pretty excited. Some, will share that excitement through endless Facebook statuses throughout every game that make you question if you really like them that much anyway, and other will offer food and drink specials. We prefer the latter.
On both opening day and the day of the home opener, The P.O.P.E. (1501 Passyunk Ave.) will be offering $2 shots of Art In The Age ROOT, and ROOT you-call-it-drinks, including the ROOT+Beer Float (which is probably not the same thing as this, but that is pretty awesome). So why not check it out, because if you’re not at the game, where else are you gonna go, Xfinity Live?
A Geek’s Guide to First Friday & Local Galleries: April 2012
The Art of Beekeeping @ Art in the Age: While there won’t be a formal reception for this until April 26th, this exhibit *technically* open in the AITA space on Friday the 6th, and it sounds fascinating… “During the month of April, The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will showcase the ancient tradition of beekeeping, highlighting a variety of modern hives types and beekeeping techniques within the Art in the Age gallery space.” Just don’t take anyone who may require an epipen.
Art in the Age and Federal Donuts launch limited-edition 'nut line
Art in the Age, the nattily attired makers of ROOT, SNAP and RHUBY, are in snacky cahoots with the ever-popular Federal Donuts (1219 S. Second St.), joining forces to create three donuts inspired by the boutique Pennsylvania liqueurs. While the 'nuts themselves do not have alcohol in them, the flavor profiles have inspired some sugary innovation (L-R) — a "root beer float" with vanilla ice cream icing; "gingersnap cookie," with a ginger glaze and snappy cookie crumb; and "strawberry rhubarb pie," rhubarb-glazed and hooked up with pie-crust crumble (!) and strawberry icing. Available from Friday, April 20 [stoner joke!] until Sunday, April 29, the AiTA donuts will be distributed just like Fed's "fancies," available for $2 a pop daily from 7 a.m. till they're all gone.
Herbal appertif has local roots.
Root and Snap are two herbaceous botanical liqueurs produced by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction based in Pennsylvannia. Owner, Steven Grasse, is on a mission to restore originality to all things mass produced. His boutique and gallery, and more recently his Tamworth Lyceum storefront in Tamworth, where he summers, are alive with possibilities. More than just stores, the spaces encourage discussion, philosophy and, of course, good coffee.
Check out the video above to meet Daniel Abraham, Curator at Art In The Age of Mechanical Production artistic collective, boutique and local spirits creator in Old City, and learn about what he wishes more people knew about Philadelphia.
Art in the Age
116 N. 3rd Street
Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!
Art in the Age Dinner
627 S Third St
$65 (includes cocktail pairing)
Art in the Age and Chef Jason Cichonski of Ela are coming together for a food and cocktail pairing, and let me just say: the menu looks amazing. Though the price might be a little bit high at 65-bucks, with items like Scallop Tartar with kiwi, vanilla and coconut and Whipped Butterscotch Cake with almonds (plus, those glorious Art in the Age cocktails!) on the menu, it’s bound to be worth it.