Category: Healthy Living

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!

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

Philadelphia Restaurants that are Vegan Friendly

February 12th, 2016

Written by: Andy Battaglia | Nation’s Restaurant News

“The capital of cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches is showing its versatility”

Full Article  here.

In Fishtown, a favorite for breakfast expanded to lunch and then also healthy, hearty dinner offerings with a wide range of inflections and influences that are vegan friendly.
Website: frontstreetcafe.net
Number of seats: 120
Average per-person check: $20
Popular dishes: Front Street Big Vegan Breakfast: Tofu scramble with smoked black beans, oven fried potato, porridge bread and choice of vegan scrapple or mushroom bacon; barbecue pulled mushroom sandwich with smoked oyster mushrooms, veggie slaw, pickles and vegan brioche bun; Skuna Bay salmon with soba noodles, shiitake dashi, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, nori and miso butter.
What people come for: Organic juice bar, 16 local beers on tap, private event space, outdoor garden
Address: 1253 N. Front St.
Phone number: 215-515-3073

Philadelphia Vegan Friendly Restaurants for Vegans, Vegetarians and everyone.

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

Phila Style Magazine “Veggie Based Dishes”

Thanks to Michelle Cassidy (Yelp) and Philadelphia Style Magazine for their mention of Front Street Cafe in their recent article “5 Veggie Based Dishes Everyone Will Love”

Full article here.

Michelle Say’s:

“Whether you’re feeling peckish in the morning, noon, or night, Front Street Cafe has your veggie based dishes covered. Start the day with the vegetable hash, though you shouldn’t miss out on their oven fried potato, a deliciously genius twist on traditional breakfast potatoes” 1253 N. Front St., 215-515-3073

Veggie Hash w:poached Egg Best Veggie based Dishes

Check out Front Street Cafe full menu here.

Popular dishes: Front Street Big Vegan Breakfast: Tofu scramble with smoked black beans, oven fried potato, porridge bread and choice of vegan scrapple or mushroom bacon; barbecue pulled mushroom sandwich with smoked oyster mushrooms, veggie slaw, pickles and vegan brioche bun; Skuna Bay salmon with soba noodles, shiitake dashi, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, nori and miso butter.
What people come for: Organic juice bar, 16 local beers on tap, private event space, outdoor garden
Address: 1253 N. Front St.
Phone number: 215-515-3073

Not only is Front Street Cafe great for Veggie Based Dishes but Front Street Cafe is also aunique full service neighborhood Cafe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Cafe offers residents of Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic New American cuisine with international influences. This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, European beer garden, outdoor terrace with garden seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.

Front Street Cafe strives to offer the highest quality foods possible and utilizes local plant based farm to table and organic ingredients whenever available.

Make your next event one to remember in one of our private event spaces.  Our second floor can accommodate 60 seated and the outdoor garden space can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 120 with the bar.  Flexible catering packages available to fit any type of gathering.

Reservations here.

Front Street Cafe “What the Neighborhood Needed”

Original Article by the Inquirer’s Michael Klein, article here

As Fishtown’s development progressed, moving west into Kensington, Lee Larkin and Nicole Barclay were watching.

He owned a grand, 19th-century building on the southeast corner of Front and Thompson Streets, a block north of the Girard Street El stop. And as the influx of new residents reached a critical mass, they began developing what they imagined to be “what the neighborhood needed”:

A cafe serving organics and sustainably raised foods, catering both to omnivores as well as to vegetarians and the lactose-intolerant and gluten-free crowds. And while the mission of Front Street Cafe is clear and respectable, it appears they have avoided much of the preachiness that has a way of turning off mainstream audiences.

Front Street Cafe (1253 N. Front St., 215-515-3073) opened in stages this fall, and now that dinner service has been added, it’s gotten around to marking its grand opening.

This roomy spot has it all: a coffee/pastry counter opening at 6 a.m. weekdays (7 a.m. weekends) for locals who need a cup and even a quiet table, breakfast starting at 8 a.m., lunch and dinner that is served on two floors, a moderately hopping bar that is open past midnight six days a week, a patio/garden set out back in the nicer weather – and for no additional charge, the rhythmic chug-chug of the El as it rumbles past at the building’s roof line.

Larkin says they’re experimenting with live music upstairs one or two nights a week.

About 90 percent of the building materials were reclaimed, recycled, or repurposed: the Schuylkill pine floors and third-story cornice remain, old wooden doors cover the bottom of the bar, benches from the bar come from a shuttered restaurant, steps were built from joists taken from a home being demolished at Temple University, tin was cut and pieced together to create a ceiling, reclaimed brick was used on exterior walls. The irrigation system was set up to funnel rainwater to the plantings.

Chef Andrew Petruzelli, who helped write the menu, is general manager.

About 85 percent of the menu – executed by chef Chris Rubinstein – is vegan/plant-based, and produce is purchased from the local distributor Riverwards Produce. Organic chicken, free-range grass-fed beef, and sustainably harvested seafood are offered.

Two lunch recommendations: the vegan burger (a mildly seasoned quinoa base, studded with mushrooms) and the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich (with mustard maple aioli, pickles, applewood bacon, butter lettuce, and tomato jam on a toasted brioche bun), served with a Hasselback-style, spiral-cut oven-fried potato that’s a conversation-starter in itself.

Original Article by the Inquirer’s Michael Klein, article here
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Front-Street-Cafe-Fishtown.html#L6pg83ZHMUfLTOKX.99

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”