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
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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.
Ela and Art in the Age Pair Up For a Boozy Dinner
Jason Cichonski hosts Art in the Age at Ela tonight for a “spirited” five course dinner. And by “spirited,” we mean each course comes with its own signature cocktail made with the local booze makers’ best wares. With Root and bourbon matching a pork belly dish, and pulled beef shanks and smoked marrow going with the George Washington Porter- and Sailor Jerry-spiked Smoked Root, the pairings sound pretty sweet. Seatings are still available for the $65 prix fixe, but reservations are a must.
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Until recently, Jason Cichonski was a teetotaler who touched nary a drink, but you would never know it from the creative cocktail list the chef put together for his Queen Village bistro Ela. That prowess will be on display at a five-course dinner complete with drink pairings using locally-run Art in the Age Root, Snap and Rhuby liquors. What sips well next to a foie gras carpaccio with baby octopus? We’re not sure, but we’re certain Cichonski has figured it out! Seats are $65 per person and reservations are required (627 S. Third St.; 267-687-8512).