Category Archives: Restaurants

Shakespeare & Co. branches out

We had some very exciting bookstore news here in Philadelphia with the soft opening of the new Shakespeare & Co. bookshop in the heart of the city. Located in the ritzy Rittenhouse Square neighborhood on Walnut Street, the store occupies the former … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round (cont.)

Last week coffee played an inordinately large role in stories on TBTP. This week, I thought that I would follow-up with some feedback from readers on their favorite joe joints. The first suggestion that I received was from Micheal W., who offered … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round (pt. 2)

Yesterday’s post on the new Museo Lavazza coffee museum in Turin got me thinking about just how important coffee is in my daily life and when I’m traveling. As a home roaster of raw green coffee beans, I take the brown elixir … Continue reading

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Become Someone Else

“Become Someone Else” is a clever ad campaign for the Mint Vinetu which is a popular independent secondhand bookshop and cafe in the heart of Old Town Vilnius, Lithuania. The cozy shop also sells vinyl and provides a venue for local musicians … Continue reading

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Bookshelves and Veggie Meatballs

Say what you like about the Swedish megastore chain Ikea, I’ve been a fan for decades. Just looking up from my desk I can count eight Ikea bookshelves, two file cabinets, and the actual desk that I’m sitting at. And … Continue reading

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Leave the gun, take the cannoli

One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to sample new foods or variations on edibles that you’ve enjoyed all of your life. Unfortunately lapses in language skills, confusion about what exactly to ask for, or even widely differing … Continue reading

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Philly: Come for the history, stay for the food

For decades, many of us in the Philadelphia area have been baffled by the inability of anyone to make good use of the old Bourse building in the heart of the historic district. The beautiful 19th century Beaux Arts landmark … Continue reading

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London is the pits

While some folks may think that the who;e avocado toast trend is over, the World Avocado Organization (yes, it’s a real thing) has other ideas. And to underscore their faith in the continuing allure of the tasty fruit, the WAO … Continue reading

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New York Secrets

If you can’t live in New York City, or even visit whenever you want, the next best thing may be this brand new periodical about NYC life. Civilization,  which is co-edited by Richard Turley, Mia Kerin, and Lucas Mascetello, is a … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round

Folks who know me will vouch for my life-long love of coffee. For the most part, I’m a coffee purist; I tend to stick with simple and direct caffeine delivery systems. Give me a doppio espresso, a Red-Eye, or just … Continue reading

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