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Be A Maker AND Taker in Philadelphia Reinvigorated Neighborhoods

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WHY GO: From its inception, Philadelphia has been a city of diverse “Makers.” Founded as a center of commerce rather than a religious colony, newcomers didn’t have to pay that irksome Church tithe, so strivers from all backgrounds sought their fortunes here. By 1740, Philadelphia was the largest city in the colonies, an engine of industry. One German observer wrote in 1754, “Pennsylvania is heaven for farmers, paradise for artisans, and hell for officials and preachers.” This “paradise for artisans” has gone through a rebirth in recent years, revitalizing Philadelphia’s flagging neighborhoods, bringing a distinctive creative energy to each. You can explore each of 14 identified neighborhoods – none more than a 15 minute walk or drive from Old City – through hot restaurants, attractions and shops.  Or, become a “Maker” yourself in one of the many studios cropping up all over the city.  Highlighted here are a few neighborhoods to get you started.

SHOP: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. “Art in the Age” began as a T-Shirt line and now stocks all manner of handcrafted items, aka “stuff made with thought.” Shop for jewelry, artwork, clothing and books, including upcycled accessories from wunderkinds Walter and Margeaux Kent’s Peg and Awl.   Art in the Age has also partnered with the group that created Henricks Gin to distill 80 proof spirits. Though you can’t purchase bottles of these robust liqueurs named Root (from root beer), Snap (gingersnap) and Rhubarb, in the shop, you can taste them for free during Thursday Night Happy Hour and then buy them from local liquor stores.

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Featured Mixologist Angelika Gorokhova

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Name: Angelika Gorokhova

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Nationality: Russian

Birthday: July 3rd

Sign: Cancer

Where You Bartend: Shoo-Fly Diner, Lyric Opera House

How Many Years Bartending: 5

Favorite Cocktail: Old Bay & Bacon Bloody Mary made with Bacon Vodka

Favorite Beer: Widmer Hefeweizen

Favorite Shot: Pickle-Back with Irish Whiskey!

Favorite Bar In The World To Have A Drink: Grand Cru


Angelika’s Own Signature Cocktail – Fall Favorite: “Rhu the Day”

Ingredients: (Equal Parts)

  • Art in the Age Rhubarb
  • Rhum Agricole (Cane Juice Rum)

Preparation: On the rocks with a splash of Pear or Apple Cider

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Toast The Unique Space's Uber-Inspiring New Digs Tomorrow

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After five months of knocking shit down, painting things up, and generallykicking ass and taking names, Sonja Rasula & Co.'s inspiration-inducingUnique Space in Downtown is now (almost) open for business. Officially launching December 2nd, the 18,000-square-foot workplace and event space is set to welcome creative movers, stylish shakers and entrepreneurial makers for what's expected to be one seriously cool community of LA's top talents.

In addition to providing brain juice-building perks like meet-and-greet mixers, workshop discounts and monthly field trip adventures, the collaborative environment also offers high-speed wi-fi, communal kitchen and dining areas, a design library and lounge, and a rooftop terrace with killer downtown views. (How's that for the ultimate office space?)

To toast their soon-to-open digs, the Unique Space is throwing a massive, not-to-be-missed bash tomorrow (you know how they do).

Tomorrow from 8pm to midnight, enjoy plenty of "all-around craziness" (in Rasula's own words) with delish drinks by Art in the Age, sweet treats from The Pie Hole and Coolhaus, snaps by the photogs at Smilebooth, and of course, plenty of dancing and good vibes all around.

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Gift Guide: The home cook

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Bolle Design cutting board | A good knife is a necessity. A great cutting board to put under it feels like an out-of-control luxury. Bolle boards, crafted in Kensington from reclaimed wood, are pretty enough to soften the blow of even the most miserable recipe failures. $175, Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St., 215-922-2600,

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Join Continental in Old City in Celebrating Spirit Month

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For the entire month of November, The Continental in Old City is celebrating spirits.

No, not the kind that go bump in the night. Rather the kind that enliven your own when carefully mixed and poured for your pleasure. For the month-long celebration, The Continental has created eight cocktails that feature spirits by Art in the Age and Philadelphia Distilling.

Concoctions include the Salted Caramel Budino (Shine Salted Caramel, dark cacao, vanilla & chocolate cream, & sea salt), Bramble (Blue Coat Gin, orange liquer, fresh lemon juice, & muddled blackberry), Jim Morrison (Root with house-made chai tea cola), and more.

All Spirit Month cocktails are just $7 for the entirety of November. 

You could also win entry into a free happy hour just for clicking and sharing a snapshot of your drink. The Continental shares pictures of its food and drinks all the time anyway. So ahead and add the hashtag #ContinentalOC when sharing on Instagram and get an invite to the free happy hour. Stay tuned for a date for the happy hour.

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Cranberry Sage Martini

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The husband, Rick Pipito, is back at it again.  The martinis just keep getting better and better.  I wanted to share with you this delicious holiday drink.  My husband has been to a couple different foodie events with me and we had the pleasure of trying some amazing foods, but this liquor really captured our attention.  It’s a local place here in Philly called Art in the age . They have 4 different flavors of spirits: Root, Sage, Snap and Rhubarb.  I love them all and I hope the hubby comes up with different martinis with these other flavors. 

Anyway for this one we used my all time favorite… Sage.  So many people use Sage right now for their cooking during Thanksgiving.  So why not take the other top seller around this time, cranberries, and make a martini.  It’s super easy to make and so tantalizing to your taste buds.  I hope you try this delicious cocktail at your next holiday party.


Ice Cubes

4 Shots of Cranberry Juice

2 Shots of Art in the Age Sage Spirit

Martini Glass

2 Cranberries, Garnish

2 Sage leaf, Garnish


In a shaker mix cranberry, ice and sage. Shake vigorously and pour.  For the garnish, take 2 sage leaves and fold them onto a toothpick.  On either side of the leaves, place a fresh cranberry. (It should look like a small holly branch that will float in your glass)

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