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Public school breakfast, lunch menu for February, 2015

Posted on 08 February 2015

Click on the images below to view breakfast and lunch menus served at local public schools for the rest of the month. If your school uses a Satellite menu, click here.

K-8 Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Feb. 2015


9-12 Breakfast and Lunch Menu, Feb. 2015

February 9-12

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More Girl Scout cookie table locations in West Philly (updated)

Posted on 07 February 2015


UPDATE: VIX Emporium, 5009 Baltimore Ave, is also selling Girl Scout cookies until they run out. Open Tues-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

If you are looking for Girl Scout cookies in the neighborhood we saw a sign this week that they were being sold at the barbershop on S. 45th Street between Walnut and Sansom. There was a Girl Scout cookie table this afternoon at the corner of 45th and Walnut. There was also a table at the Fresh Grocer on S. 40th Street. And here’s more information on Girl Scout cookie table locations and dates in February and March in other parts of West Philly:

ShopRite of Haverford Ave., 6700 Haverford Ave.

Sat. Feb 7th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Troop 9613
Sat. Feb 14th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Troop 96
Sat. Feb 21st: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Troop 979

Pathmark, 4160 Monument Rd.

Sun. Feb 8th: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Troop 935

ShopRite of Parkside, 1575 N. 52nd St. & Lowe’s, 1500 N. 50th St.

Sat. Feb 7th: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm – Troop 9263 – Lowe’s from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun. Feb 8th: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm – Troop 9689
Wed. Feb 11th: 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm – Troop 9957
Thurs. Feb 12th: 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm – Troop 91
Fri. Feb 13th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Troop 9609/5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Troop 9263
Sat. Feb 14th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Troop 954
Sun. Feb 15th: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm – Troop 9957
Sat. Feb 21st: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Troop 97251 – Lowe’s from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat. Feb 28th: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Troop 9997
Sun. Mar 1st: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Troop 9986

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Two West Philly food start-ups announce partnership, create Valentine’s Day Gift Suite

Posted on 04 February 2015


Two West Philly food start-ups are joining forces to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Red Fox Gourmet and Smackaroons, both operating out of the Culinary Center on S. 48th Street, have just launched “Love Me…I’m Local,” a campaign celebrating the collective of emerging artisan food entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia area. Their first collaboration and product offering is a Valentine’s Day Gift Suite featuring gourmet treats.

Smackaroons produces dairy and preservative free artisanal Coconut Delights and currently has over 60 retail partners in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley Regions. Red Fox Gourmet is a snack company focused on making wholesome snacks with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Its owner and head chef, Sarah Merrick, says that she and Claudia Baudo, the owner of Smackaroons, are thrilled to be part of this campaign.  Continue Reading

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Rx The Farmacy closed for renovation; New concept for Babylon Bistro and more food & restaurant news

Posted on 30 January 2015

We’re happy to pass along some recent news from the West Philly food and restaurant world.

Renovations Underway at Rx The Farmacy

The Bar(n)

(Left to right): Danielle Coulter, Ross Scofield, and Tim Blair.

Some Spruce Hill residents and Rx The Farmacy (Facebook page) fans may have noticed that the restaurant has been closed for several days, so we got in touch with one of the owners, Ross Scofield, to see what’s going on. Turns out they are doing renovations to the kitchen. “A lot of things/equipment in the kitchen were left over from Rx,” Ross explains. ” Now that the Farm is on a steady track, we are taking the opportunity to update our little cooking space.”

Ross and his partners, Danielle Coulter and Tim Blair, who now also manage the recently opened The Barn on Baltimore, are taking the opportunity to renovate the kitchen during the slower winter season. Ross also shared some of his plans for the busy spring season.

“Spring time is a busy time for The Farmacy with UPenn having graduation and the neighborhood coming out for the nice weather. I want to have a new outside seating arrangement in place. The Farm needs a nice, big sign out front. New plates, flatware, and glasses are all needed. The kitchen also needs to be “repositioned” to handle the volume of brunch service,” Ross wrote us in an email.  Continue Reading

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Girl Scout cookies go on sale this week

Posted on 14 January 2015


Girl Scout pop-up cookie shop at Lil’ Pop Shop. January, 2014. (Photo by Amy Kwasnicki)

It’s Girl Scout cookie time again! The cookie sale season starts Thursday, Jan. 15, and local Girl Scout troops, Junior troop 91143, Brownie 93273, and Daisy 91569, are passing along information on their cookie table locations and schedule (see below). Cookies will be on sale from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25. All the classics are $4 a box, plus gluten-free Trios (peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate) will be offered for $5.

Orders of 12 boxes or more can also be delivered (please contact Amy at; cash only).

Eastern Mountain Sports
3401 Chestnut Street

Thursday, Jan. 15 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 16 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Continue Reading

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Hai Street Kitchen opening at 40th and Sansom; free sushi burrito giveaway on Thursday

Posted on 12 January 2015


Hai Street Kitchen Facebook photo.

Hai Street Kitchen, the modern Japanese burrito restaurant, is opening its second location in Philadelphia this week, at the new retail space at 125 S. 40th Street (corner of 40th and Sansom). The opening celebration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 15, with free sushi burrito giveaway to first 300 customers, starting at noon.

The restaurant will officially open on Friday, Jan. 16. It will be open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (the menu is available here).

Hai Street Kitchen is the fourth eatery at that location. The retail space at 40th and Sansom, which replaced an old church demolished in December, 2013, also houses Dunkin’ Donuts, Zesto Pizza, and Jake’s Sandwich Board.

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