Friday, October 5, 2012
Say hello to Mt. Airy's newest eatery.
Poqulito Jamie's, a mexican restaurant located at the old Wired Beans location at 6734 Germantown Avenue, is open for business. The restaurant is owned by Mt. Airy resterarunter Jimmie Reed, who co-owns Little Jimmie’s Bakery Cafe. Check out this interview Reed did with the Chestnut Hill Local for some more information.
Say hello to Mt. Airy's newest eatery.
Poqulito Jamie's, a mexican restaurant located at the old Wired Beans location at 6734 Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, is open for business. The restaurant is owned by Mt. Airy resterarunter Jimmie Reed, who co-owns Little Jimmie’s Bakery Cafe. Check out this interview Reed did with the Chestnut Hill Local for some more information.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Little Jimmie's Bakery and Cafe will be one of the businesses selling locally-made items at Mt. Airy's Night Market on August 16.
With the return of this year's night market on August 16 will come plenty of new treats -- including a stage with entertainment supplied by 88.5 WXPN a small amount of crafters and new vendors. One of those additional vendors will be Little Jimmie's Bakery and Cafe, which opened in December. Co-owners Laura Little and Jimmie Reed, who is a Mt. Airy resident, set up shop at 6669 Germantown Avenue after several months of planning to open a cafe all their own. The two met while working at Chipotle and began catering together. But they were left craving more. "If you don’t have the space, you won’t get the foot traffic," said Little. "We saw the lease [for this building] one day and we called the number. Once we saw the inside of it, we had to…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Walk through the doors of Campbell’s Place you will be transported over the Atlantic to a quaint English-style pub where the locals are friendly and the food simply delicious.
Although this 100-year bar is under a second ownership since the original proprietress retired, Campbell’s Place still retains the neighborhood friendliness and a flair in the kitchen from the appetizers to the desserts. Being mainly a tavern, there are many spirits to select. If you a nose for wines, there is a domestic and imported selection for you to choose from. For the beer drinkers in the crowd, there are lagers or ales aplenty. While you have a spirit in hand, take a gander at the options that manager and executive chef Rob Mullen has to offer. Not only does Campbell’s Place provide a dinner and lunch menu, if you visit on a Sunday, you can partake in the brunch menu. During this particular weekend visit, the weather was rainy and …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Started as a family-run business in Chestnut Hill, Fiesta Pizza III provides the neighborhood with Italian family favorites with a Greek spin. Fiesta Pizza III created a niche of fine food that includes more of what you expect from a pizza place.
As a longtime resident of the Hill, Fiesta Pizza III, 8339 Germantown Ave., has served residents, guests traveling through the area, and students at Chestnut Hill College. My dining companion was a former student from the days when the college was a women-only school. She remembers that Fiesta Pizza III was a haven of decently priced, good food. Lunch and dinner visitors will find the quintessential items such as pizzas, hoagies, grinders, and burgers. What newcomers won’t expect is a signature food made with a flair to the loyal customers’ high standards. When you walk through Fiesta Pizza III, their sunny interior welcomes you to sit down, relax, and get ready for good times. Our server enthusiastically welcomed us and kindly gave …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Chestnut Hill’s latest restaurant, Chestnut 7, Offers Variations of Traditional Food and Cuisine
Replacing a popular restaurant, Chestnut 7, 8201 Germantown Avenue, provides diners with a grand selection of handcrafted food that everyone in your party can appreciate. If you decide to dine alone you won’t stick out by enjoying the intimate setting whether you choose to eat your meal indoors or out. Right on Germantown Avenue, the outdoor seating area is separated from the public pedestrian area. It’s nicely decorated with fauna and lights. You’ll appreciate that every table comes with a large umbrella for when the sun blazes at its worst. On this day after a late afternoon shower and more clouds approaching in the early evening, I decided to try Chestnut 7 not too long after they officially opened their doors. The restaurant’s name is …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Found on Forbidden Drive is an oasis for people who enjoy the seasonal changes of Fairmount Park while dining in a comfortable legendary inn.
On a beautiful, although very hot day, The Valley Green Inn, 7 Valley Green Road, serves joggers, bicyclists, strollers, and visitors to the Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park. This restaurant offers Sunday brunch, and daily lunch and dinner for visitors, many of who have no idea of its longtime history in the area. During the warmer months, you have the choice of indoor and outdoor seating. If you choose to sit outside, you will be protected from the summer rays by the inn’s wooden porch. You can view the lovely, lush foliage from the many trees surrounding the area, flocks of geese cooling off in the creek or waddling on the trail, or people enjoying Forbidden Drive. After walking the trail on such a hot day, there is plenty of …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Find out how kid-friendly The Valley Green Inn on the Wissahickon Trail is.
Moms know how tough it can be to eat out with little ones while enjoying nature’s beauty. Patch wants to help you know before you walk in the door if The Valley Green Inn is a good place to eat with your children. Restaurant: The Valley Green Inn, 7 Valley Green Road Is there a kids’ menu? There is a kids’ menu for Sunday brunch, but there isn’t a separate menu for children on the daily lunch and dinner menus. Still you can find kid favorites such as hamburgers, chicken salad sandwiches and more. Are there healthy options on the kids’ menu? It’s the standard type of American food fare and there is a choice of soup or fruit salad to go on the side. How does the restaurant deal with food allergies? If you ask before you order The Valley …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A high-end restaurant on the top of Chestnut Hill draws guests in with a progressive American cuisine, locally grown ingredients, and pure talent.
Chestnut Hill has a host of different restaurants, but there is a new sheriff in town called Mica, 8609 Germantown Ave., that brings forth the shining standard using local ingredients that forms into a progressive cuisine. Chef Charles "Chip" Roman once again showcases his talents and skill by taking seasonal produce, fresh meats and fish and brings forth the natural flavors in the food. Each course satisfies both your appetite and tantalizes your sense of taste, smell and sight. Mica’s décor and atmospheric music foreshadows a cozy, yet elegant dining experience. Like the Chestnut Hill area, you sense you will experience something out the norm, but without any pretension. My dining companion decided to go with the à la carte items rather …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Find out how kid-friendly progressive, yet classic restaurant Mica in Chestnut Hill really is.
Patch wants to help you know before you walk in the door if Mica, 8609 Germantown Avenue, is a good place to eat with your children. Restaurant: Mica Is there a kids’ menu? No. Mica is a restaurant that is more suitable to an elegant date night for mom and dad rather than your typical family restaurant. If you want to introduce your little one to what the essence of food made with the best seasonal and local ingredients then you have found the right place. Are there healthy options? How does Mica deal with food allergies? All the courses are healthy. You won’t find fried or heavily processed food on the menu. If your child has a food allergy, make a request and that item will not be served. Is the restaurant so quiet that any childish …