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Rollin’ With the Changes

Now on wheels, Deke’s Food Truck is one of many recent evolutions of Deke’s Bar-B-Que. By Ainsley Maloney Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   When Derek Denmead joined Teach for America in 1993 upon graduating from University of ...

A Family Affair

Brothers go back to their roots for the ultimate fusion cuisine. By Megan Douress Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   For brothers Jason and Jimmy Mills, food has always been a big part of their lives. Growing up with a Korean mo...

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 ...