New Kid on the Block


It looks like the wait for Kensington Quarters (1310 Frankford Ave.), an ambitious combination of butcher shop, restaurant and classroom, is about to end. The restaurant is a partnership of Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello (the owners of Cafe Lift, Prohibition Tap Room and Bufad), and a newcomer to Philadelphia, butcher Bryan Mayer.


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From the HEART: Food Truck Serves Up Local, Sustainable Cuisine

When you think of escargot or griddled pork belly, getting it from a food truck may not come to mind. With a promise to cook from the heart and to offer environmentally sustainable and local menu options, owners of the HEART food truck, Michael Falcone and Tonda Woodling, are looking to change that. 

“We really want to offer our customers the best product possible and help elevate the way people look at food trucks, we want them to see us more as a restaurant on wheels,” Falcon says.

Having owned and operated the restaurant Funky Lil’ Kitchen in Pottstown for nine and a half years (the restaurant closed in 2013), switching to a food truck meant more flexibility, creativity and a broader customer base for Woodling and Falcone.

“The truck allows us to do what we do best, but with more flexibility,” Woodling says.

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Two new Drexel eateries are sustainable on and off the menu

Drexel University’s Seasons Café and Vegetate both offer healthy, sustainable food options, emphasizing vegetarian and vegan fare and locally grown produce. Photos by Jordan Baumgarten.With the opening of Seasons Café and Vegetate, two new on-campus dining establishments dedicated to sustainable eating, Drexel University is responding to a growing demand for healthier, sustainable food options. Both facilities are open to the public and to students, and offer vegetarian and vegan fare, as well as locally grown produce. “The menu fills the need for the vegetarians and vegans in our community, but also appeals to meat-eaters looking for some fresh alternatives,” says Rita LaRue, senior associate vice president of Drexel Business Services.
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