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Front Street Cafe & Philly Fringe Festival

Front Street Cafe & Philly Fringe Festival!

Front Street Cafe & Philly Fringe Festival!

Front Street Cafe is proud to be hosting an art installation in conjunction with Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater, Adrienne Theater & Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival.

As many of you know FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide.

The Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is a 17-day, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts. The party continues late night, every night, with music, food and drink at FringeArts’ center on the Delaware River waterfront. This vast assemblage of curated and self-produced innovators offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a cross section of the world’s greatest experimenters at one time, in one city.

Year-round programming is presented at FringeArts’ state-of-the-art center on the Delaware River Waterfront—a renovated historic building that also houses a restaurant and beer garden. Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced contemporary performances.

For Fringe 2016 Front Street Cafe is the proud host of an interactive art installation.

Front Street Cafe & Fringe Arts
A Similar Fringe Arts Installation will be at Front Street Cafe, Photo courtesy of Bobbi Block

Tongue & Groove is installing a Before I Die interactive chalkboard mural, to be unveiled on Sept 8 at 6:30pm at its groovy location at the Front Street Cafe in Fishtown.  For the installation party they will have music from the booty-shaking Brazilian Samba band, Unidos da Filadelfia!  And you can enjoy delicious food, beer and fresh juices from the Cafe.
The Mural prompts anyone to complete the phrase “Before I Die I Want To…’
Anyone can add their hopes and dreams to it; responses from the mural will be added to audience responses to inspire each T&G Fringe performance.

The board will be located on the outside-facing wall of Front St Cafe at N. Front and W. Thompson Streets.  (frontstreetcafe.net)

Tongue & Groove Theater will have Shows from Sept 9th-24th at the Adrienne Theater
Tongue & Groove Theater will have Shows from Sept 9th-24th at the Adrienne Theater

 
The day after the mural unveiling, Sept 9, T&G Debuts

BEFORE I DIE
the performance!

Sept 9 @8pm • Sept 10 @ 5pm
Sept 17 @ 5pm • Sept 23 @ 8pm • Sept 24 @ 5pm

The PlayGround at The Adrienne
2030 Sansom St

Responses off the wall will be mixed with audience responses submitted at the theater.
The actors will use these anonymously-submitted bucket-list dreams to inspire a montage of hilarious and heartbreaking scenes and monologues.
TICKETS for BEFORE I DIE are AVAILABLE THROUGH FRINGEARTS.  SCROLL DOWN TO PURCHASE.

For more information, video clips:  tongue-groove.com

Front Street Cafe & Philly Fringe Festival!

Front Street Cafe Sponsors Philly Block Project

Front Street Cafe is honored to be an official sponsor of the Philly Block Project and Philadelphia Photo’s Arts Center’s year long project.

Philly block project

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of contemporary photography. We offer classes and workshops, fine art printing services and the option to create work in our Artist Lab, exhibitions and lectures.

Residents of N. Cadwallader Street in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia PA pose for Philly Block Project artists Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery in June, 2016.
Residents of N. Cadwallader Street in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia PA pose for Philly Block Project artists Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery in June, 2016.
From October 2015 to November 2016, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) and renowned conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, curator Kalia Brooks and other collaborating artists, including Lisa Fairstein, Wyatt Gallery, Hiroyuki Ito, and Will Steacy, have partnered to launch the Philly Block Project—a year-long, socially-engaged collaboration that provides a visual narrative of South Kensington’s past and present through photographs, while creating shared spaces for fostering interconnectivity, celebrating the history, and preserving the heritage of the community.   
See the article in Philly Mag here.
Photo by Steve Weinik c/o City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Photo by Steve Weinik c/o City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

On September 7th 2016 Front Street Cafe was the proud host and sponsor of the VIP dinner for the project, along with donations from local  Philadelphia Brewing Company,  Faber Distilling, and Stateside Spirits the evening was one to remember!  The Cafe served 75 guests in the private garden and the weather was perfect.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of contemporary photography. We offer classes and workshops, fine art printing services and the option to create work in our Artist Lab, exhibitions and lectures.
Check out all the upcoming events!
  • Archive Collective: South Kensington 19122, running from June 9-August 28, 2016, comprised of photos submitted by individuals who have called South Kensington home over the years.
  • The Philly Block Exhibition from Hank Willis Thomas and collaborating artists, opening September 8, 2016 and featuring images from South Kensington’s present. Then come back to PPAC for the project’s wrap up celebration with a street festival on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
  • And at the Philly Block Project’s core, ongoing community dialogue and engagement. Over the course of the year, PPAC will serve as a meeting place for residents, wherein monthly community meetings, free artmaking workshops and performances will be hosted in the PPAC gallery. These gatherings will allow residents and partners to inform the direction of the community-driven project as it moves along, while sparking connections between neighbors new and old.

 

 

Front Street Cafe in Vogue Magazine’s Fishtown Restaurants

Vogue Magazine highlights some of the Best of Philaldelphia’s Fishtown Restaurants.

“The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Philadelphia Are All in This One Neighborhood”

Original Story by Victoria Lewis Here

Beet Salad Wood Plate

First came the artists, then the musicians, then the enterprising new chefs, and just like that, Philly’s low-key working-class neighborhood of Fishtown (so-called because of its history as the center of the shad fishing industry) evolved into the city’s latest hub of cool. The focus of this area’s renaissance? Fishtown Restaurants have really good food (and drinks too).

Like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg did five years ago, under-the-radar Fishtown has become home to nationally acclaimed restaurants (including a pizzeria deemed the best in the country by Bon Appétit) and lively bars. Here, a field guide to the very best spots to eat and drink in Philly’s coolest new hood.

When all the burgers and beers start to feel a little too heavy for you, head to this airy café and stake out a spot on the sunny back patio. Here you can choose from a selection of healthy juices and smoothies and virtuous takes on classic comfort food (think vegan tacos and Mexican-inspired grain bowls).

On the corner of Front and Thompson Streets stands a beautiful, brick building, left over from the 1800s. The building (found at 1253 N. Front St.) is just  one block north of the SEPTA Girard Avenue Station. It’s location is a convenient stop for commuters along the corridor.

From dawn to dusk, the café  features brunch from 8AM through mid-afternoon, with dinner menu coming in from 5 to 10PM. Lots of healthy, avant-garde choices are available all day, with choices like wild rice collard dolmas with citrus hemp dressing; avocado citrus salad with organic baby kale, avocado, mango, radish greens, hemp, pumpkin seeds, and citrus jalapeno dressing; zucchini lasagna; and organic rotisserie half-chicken.

Unusual for most Fishtown Restaurants there is also a full bar serving craft beer, organic wines and cocktails, while commuters on the health train can order smoothies and juices from the juice bar to go.   Front Street Cafe is one of the best new restaurants in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood.

Additional Information from this article by K. Andrew Deffley

Top Picks for Brunch Philadelphia

FSC top pick for Best Brunch Philadelphia

Could FSC be one of the Best Brunch Philadelphia ?

Well Uwishunu chose Front Street Cafe (FSC) as one of the top picks for “Where to Brunch in Philly this Winter.”   Full article by Julian Wilson here. And Chose Front Street Cafe as one of the Best Brunch Philadelphia.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia does brunch very, very well thanks to brunch-focused restaurants serving eggs and bacon all week long and fancier establishments that serve meticulously crafted brunch only on the weekends.

During the winter, brunch takes a majorly cozy turn with soul-nurturing egg hashes topped with braised meat, stacked burgers, wood-fired meals and overflowing biscuit sandwiches.

A number of Philly restaurants even up the ante with fireplaces, close-knit seating, open stoves and flickering candles to keep the warmth in for brunchers all around.

Make plans to check out Philly’s great brunch scene this winter.

Those looking for healthy alternatives during brunch should look to Front Street Cafe, a farm-to-table restaurant with everything from warming coffee and fresh juices to the FSC vegan eggs Benedict and quinoa oatmeal porridge.

Eggs Bennie with Vegan Mushroom Bacon Yum!
Eggs Bennie with Vegan Mushroom Bacon Yum!

 

Full Front Street Cafe menu is here

Best Place to eat in Fishtown

Foobooz “Field Guide: The Best Place to Eat and Drink in Fishtown and Kensington”

The Best Place to Eat and Drink in Fishtown

Front Street Cafe was recently included in the Foobooz “Field Guide: The Best Place to Eat and Drink in Fishtown and Kensington”  Original Article by Arthur Etchells here.

We hope you’re hungry, and thirsty Photo by | Jeff Fusco
We hope you’re hungry, and thirsty Photo by | Jeff Fusco

 

Our field guide takes you on an eating and drinking tour of the rest of the best on the food mecca that is the Frankford Avenue — a full day’s worth of delicious debauchery.

For Breakfast (The Best Place to Eat and Drink in Fishtown)

The recently opened Front Street Cafe represents one of Philadelphia’s best new trends, the all-day cafe. In the morning the vegan-friendly cafe offers quinoa porridge, breakfast tacos of the vegan or sausage variety, and an interesting take on shrimp and grits. And since the cafe has a liquor license, a Bloody Mary or Maria (with tequila) is a must.
An eater’s tip: In nice weather, the enclosed outdoor garden and bar is the place to dine.
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2016/01/03/eat-drink-frankford-avenue-fishtown-kensington/#iSUvmIZTccQQI4xT.99

The Best Place to Eat and Drink in Fishtown

Full Front Street Cafe Menu Here

Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for a week of Grand Opening celebrations January 10-17!

The Front Street Cafe roll-out is complete and we’re inviting you to help us celebrate with an array of community events!  Music, entertainment, tasting menus and more!

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Front Street Cafe first opened its doors to the Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown in mid-September. Since then it has been slowly rolling out each aspect of the business in turn. Starting first by offering organic coffee and juices to early morning and evening commuters, as well as a wi-fi lounge for those looking for daytime work space, a new vitality was brought to the corner of Front and Thompson.   Continue reading “Grand Opening Celebration”

A Sustainable Business

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Front Street Cafe is the perfect example of a small locally owned business that supports sustainability in every aspect of its operations.

From initial design, concept development, to daily management, Front Street Cafe maintains these principles with the highest intention. The Cafe purchases all of their produce from a small local distributor in the neighborhood (Riverwards Produce) who sources as much as possible from local and organic farms. All fresh squeezed juices and teas are 100% organic and non-GMO while the coffee is sustainably harvested, Fair Trade Certified, and organic as well. All of the raw artisan cheeses are sourced from small family owned dairies here in the United States.

Front Street Cafe supports the local community through job creation and 90% of employees live within 1 mile of the Cafe and 100% live in Philadelphia. Almost all employees including owners walk, bike or take public transportation to work.

When the Cafe was being constructed, green design was in mind. LEED elements were considered in all aspects of construction with over 80% of the building materials being reclaimed, recycled and repurposed from other old buildings in Philadelphia that were being demolished. Continue reading “A Sustainable Business”

Why organic fresh squeezed juice is one the best things you can do for your body

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables?  Drinking juice allows highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes to rapidly enter the bloodstream, where our body can absorb all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables.  This easy absorption gives your digestive organs a much-needed rest and replenishes them at the same time.

Continue reading “Why organic fresh squeezed juice is one the best things you can do for your body”

The Front Street Cafe to Remain Open All Day

Looking for a nice, comfortable place to go to spend some quality time with family and friends? Look no further.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Written by Thomas Beck, Spirit News

The Front Street Cafe at 1253 N. Front Street has extended its business hours from 6 AM to midnight, Monday through Thursday, and from 6 AM – 2 AM, Friday and Saturday. The Fishtown establishment — nestled between the surrounding areas of South Kensington and Northern Liberties — has become a hot place for the locals to gather.

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