April 9, 2014
L’Chaim! Prepare the matzo ball soup, Passover begins on Monday, April 14 and continues through Tuesday, April 22. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries, since many restaurants in the area celebrate Passover with classic takes — and modern twists — on the holiday meal. Zahav serves up a sure-to-be-delicious feast with classic items like a [...]Read more»
September 25, 2013
Students craving gastronomic education certainly have options in Philadelphia — what with Beer School at Strangelove’s, fall classes at Cook and more. But as everyone knows, students hungry for food and drink knowledge are always starving for more. All the more reason to get excited about Madame Fromage’s Traveling Cheese School holding fall sessions at [...]Read more»
September 12, 2013
[This spring, Visit Philly launched an effort to promote 14 different neighborhoods surrounding Center City Philadelphia. With our complementary "Philadelphia Neighborhoods" post series, Uwishunu is teaming up with Visit Philly to promote all the awesome dining, shopping, arts, nightlife, events and more within Philly's many exciting neighborhoods.] With an amazing event — the Baltimore Avenue [...]Read more»
July 11, 2013
You know that waiter serving you a glass of wine? He or she might actually be an artist — funding the creation of artwork by slinging food and drink. At Metropolitan Gallery 250, Wendy Born, who owns Metropolitan Bakery, along with baker James Barrett showcases work from artists who work in Philadelphia restaurants in the [...]Read more»
April 15, 2013
You might not be aware, but a huge number of waiters, bartenders, hostesses and hospitality workers are actually artists — funding the creation of artwork by slinging fine food and drink. Wendy Born, who owns Metropolitan Bakery along with baker James Barrett, recognized this connection, and will now showcase work from artists who work in [...]Read more»
December 11, 2012
‘Tis the season to shop local. And Uwishunu is here to help. After some serious browsing, sifting, taste-testing and evaluating, we’ve pulled together our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Rather than narrowing your options by category, we thought it would be helpful to provide one solid list of great-for-anyone gifts. Stock up on locally crafted jewelry, [...]Read more»
October 4, 2012
First Friday in Philadelphia usually means gallery hopping by the light of the moon and toasting the latest exhibitions with the sudden and generous outpouring of free wine. Sometimes, it also means a dinner of endless cheese and crackers. But appropriately enough for the month of Halloween candy and pumpkin beer, this October offers a [...]Read more»
Check out the video above to meet Jessie Harris of Metropolitan Bakery, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
Founded in 1993, Metropolitan Bakery is the brainchild of pastry chef James Barrett and onetime restaurant manager Wendy Smith Born who met while working at local-food landmark White Dog Café.
Today, the bakery boasts five locations around the city, all of which trade in their artisan creations like flour-dusted organic miche, crusty baguettes and round cracked wheat loaves; plus their award-winning granola!
262 S. 19th Street, 12th and Arch Streets, 1901 Vine Street, 4013 Walnut Street, 8607 Germantown Avenue
Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
18th and Walnut Streets
Check out the video above to meet Jessie Harris of Metropolitan Bakery, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Founded in 1993, Metropolitan Bakery is the brainchild of pastry chef James Barrett and onetime restaurant manager Wendy Smith Born who met while working at local-food landmark White Dog Café. Today, the [...]Read more»