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Not Your Father’s Irish Pub

By Leo Dillinger Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) Damien Given has seen his share of pubs throughout his 20 years in the industry. When he opened Sona Pub and Kitchen in April 2017, Damien wanted to break away from the norms of tradi...

A Millennial’s Cup of Tea

Throw out your preconceived notions and experience modern Persian cafe culture at Safa Persian Teahouse. By Leksey Maltzman Photography by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com)   When you hear the words “Persian teahouse,” what images come to m...

Keeping it in the Family

The century-long story of the Ryan family business. By Brian Anderson • Photos by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) When you walk into Ryan’s Pub, you might think to yourself, “This place seems like it’s been here forever.” In some ways, it has. Being...

The “Perfect” Recipe

Manayunk’s newest restaurant finds food inspiration from around the world to their own customers. By Megan Douress Photos by JPG Photography (jpgphotography.com) Canh Ho’s love of food started at a young age. Originally from Vietnam, the owner of Main S...

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...