November 8, 2012
In conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition, City Food Tours is taking booze enthusiasts on a Prohibition-themed tour of Philadelphia. At each spot on the tour, you’ll get a taste of the drinks people were sneaking back in the day including The Southside, Al Capone’s personal [...]Read more»
October 31, 2012
Upon its opening almost two decades ago, Stephen Starr’s Continental Old City strove to be considered the martini bar in Philadelphia. Their way of giving a heads up to the city that they’ve still got it: an entire month of celebrating local spirits, and serving them on the cheap. This November is “Local Spirit Month” [...]Read more»
October 15, 2012
Prohibition, the alcohol-free period in American history between 1919 and 1933, made a huge cultural impact on our nation and continues to be an influential, intriguing slice of history today. From TV shows like HBO’s Atlantic City-set Boardwalk Empire to festive 1920s celebrations around the city, the Philadelphia region toasts to Prohibition all year long. [...]Read more»
June 8, 2012
As the temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s, so do our diets adjust to the changes. Root vegetables are swapped out for fresh tomatoes and ramps; mulled cocktails and dark beers for bright ales and fruity wines. To be sure, certain foods and drinks hit the spot perfectly during certain times of year. And [...]Read more»
Check out today’s Philly 101 video to meet Colin Shearn, the master mixologist behind those delicious, award-winning sips at the Prohibition style Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Rittenhouse.
See Colin work his bartending magic, see inside the Franklin if you haven’t been yet and learn what delicious sandwich he likes to chow down on when he’s not chipping giant ice cube spheres or concocting quirky cocktails.
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
112 S. 18th Street
Chickie’s Italian Deli
1014 Federal Street
Check out today’s Philly 101 video to meet Colin Shearn, the master mixologist behind those delicious, award-winning sips at the Prohibition style Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Rittenhouse. See Colin work his bartending magic, see inside the Franklin if you haven’t been yet and learn what delicious sandwich he likes to chow down on [...]Read more»
February 21, 2012
Like New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras is one of those festive occasions when one is, shall we say, expected to imbibe a bit. So in true New Orleans fashion, where the celebration has a long-standing history, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., deemed one of the best bars in the country by [...]Read more»
January 13, 2012
Phoebe Esmon, head mixologist at The Farmers Cabinet, rolled out a brand new seasonal cocktail menu last night that’s as poetic as it is delicious. “I was imagining a time when a lot more people grew their own food,” Esmon says of the prose filled menu offering libations like Spirits of Another Sort (grappa, yellow [...]Read more»