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.
Tomorrow: Art in the Age cocktail dinner at Ela
Tomorrow night, chef Jason Cichonski and Art in the Age will be hosting a "spirited dinner" at Ela (637 S. Third St.). The menu comprises five courses, each matched with a cocktail featuring one of three AITA liquors, ROOT, SNAP and RHUBY.
Nadine, Postbox, Philadelphia | Root for Dinner
Take three unique spirits from that unique retailer Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Root, a spirituous sort of root beer; Snap, spicy ginger liqueur; and Rhuby, blended from rhubarb, beets and spices.
Add Jason Cichonski, the smoking-hot—in every sense of the word—chef who has been turning heads and surprising palates with his love of odd and delicious flavor combos at Ela.
The awesome result is an Art in the Age Craft Spirits dinner at Ela, coming to excited mouths next Tuesday (March 13).
Cichonski is mixing cocktails based on Root, Snap and Rhuby to accompany each of the five courses, which include fabulous items like scallop tartar with vanilla, kiwi and coconut; foie gras carpaccio; pulled beef shank with smoked bone marrow and green olive agnalotti and celery root; and—serious wow here—whipped butterscotch chocolate cake with almonds.
Art in the Age Craft Spirits dinner at Ela, 627 S. Third St., artintheage.com.