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Best Place to Watch the Game – 2018

Pitchers Pub By Brian Anderson Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   It’s a chilly Wednesday night in January, and all five TVs are tuned in to show the 76ers face off against the Chicago Bulls. Both teams have struggled this sea...

Best Healthy Menu Item – 2018

Açaí Bowl (Boostin’ Bowls) By Rachel Jenkins Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   What are the ingredients that make up an ideal healthy menu and can get Manayunk talking? For Boostin’ Bowls owner, Jenna Cardello, it was a new ...

Best Server – 2018

Meg (Greg’s Kitchen) By Ainsley Maloney Photography by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com)   The timing could not have been more perfect. One random Friday three years ago, Meg Kyle was strolling up and down Main Street looking for open serv...

Best Bartender – 2018

Chris (Lucky’s Last Chance) By Leo Dillinger Photography by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com)   What separates ordinary bartenders from the extraordinary? Is it the perfect pour of a craft beer or a flawlessly constructed cocktail? For C...

Best Lunch Spot – 2018

The Couch Tomato By Noel Bartocci Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   Nestled into the corner of Main and Rector Streets in Manayunk, The Couch Tomato has been a culinary staple in town since 2003. Even more impressive than the...

An Eye for Food Design

What do architecture and food have in common? For James Morrissey, it’s all about the design. By Brian Anderson Photography By JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) James Morrissey sings high praises of Manayunk’s most popular thoroughfare. “Main Stree...

Sipping Success at Pilgrim Roasters

Dan and Ryan are perfecting coffee one bean at a time. By Leksey Maltzman Photography By Alexa Nahas (alexanahas.com) One would typically expect a coffee shop to be cozy and dim-lit, but upon entering Pilgrim Roasters, the first thing you notice is the ...

The “Cheers” of Manayunk

Where Everybody Knows Your — or Your Dog’s — Name By Ainsley Maloney Photography By Melissa Kelly (melissakellyphotography.com) Back in the mid-2000s, Joseph Keough and Jeff Bender had been bartending at Bourbon Blue for nearly five years when they began ...

A Taste of The Old Country

The Marchiano family’s baking legacy continues to thrive in Manayunk. By Leo Dillinger • Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) Daneen Marchiano is no stranger to Manayunk. Over the last four decades, her family has provided residents and vi...

The Adventures of Tubby Robot

Two lifelong friends unite their passions for ice cream and video games under one roof. By Leo Dillinger Photography By JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) Ever since they met in sixth grade at Julia R. Masterman School, Chris Maguire and Steve Wright Jr...