kensington: The Heart of Kensington: A First-Hand Experience - 01/22/19 08:02 AM
These days, whenever we talk about "Kensington," it's necessary to differentiate between the two reputations it has. On one hand, the neighborhood showcases a bustling community of art-inspired, gritty city slickers. It's full of what some consider to be the run-off of Fishtown(although I'd argue that they've got their own type of swagger), the new construction is cyclical at this point, and the promise of a vibrant future shines on. 
           
 
On the other hand, some sections of the area still face the hardships that come along with poverty, such as drug abuse, homelessness, and crime. The area has had … (1 comments)

kensington: A Guide to 5 Fruity Beers - 01/10/19 01:13 PM
A Guide to 5 Fruity Beers (So You Can Have the Fun Taste, But Still Appear “Rugged”)
Sometimes you just don’t wanna drink a regular old beer, but you also don’t wanna order a cocktail. Or drink straight juice. You’re lookin’ for a lil’ suttin’-suttin’ in between. Maybe it’s just nice outside.
…Look, I don’t know your life, but I do know that these beers are delicious (feel free to recommend others, of course):
*Ahem*
 
 
Schofferhofer, Grapefruit Heifeweizen: this beer is a German gem. It’s fruity and light, and you can find it in beer gardens and your local Acme alike. The catch is that they’re only … (1 comments)

kensington: Buzz Cafe - 01/10/19 01:02 PM
Buzz Cafe
The eccentric, cartoon-esque eatery on the corner of Montgomery and Howard.
Kensington's very own bi-level Wonderland of all things cafe and alt-pop culture.
Walk in when it opens and leave when it closes so you can do each of the following:
1. Experience the heaps of natural light filtering through the windows on each street side 
2. Listen to a playlist of beaty alternative music from the likes of Cold War Kids, Band of Horses, Silversun Pickups, and company
3. Admire the artwork of owner and manager, Terrence Laragione--local artist who found his way into the food industry because "that's just what artists tend to … (0 comments)

kensington: Kensington Goes Reading Terminal Market - 01/10/19 12:50 PM
Stateside Vodka: Kensington goes Reading Terminal Market
Nina Ricci 
 
There’s a lot to say about Kensington, Philadelphia’s own Stateside Urbancraft Vodka. For starters, it’s distilled SEVEN times. To put that into perspective, Grey Goose is distilled five times.
 
What distilling does is get rid of all the impurities and solids in a liquid, so the more you distill a vodka, the smoother and cleaner it is. When something is distilled seven times, you’ll feel the heat of the alcohol, but if you’re waiting for that bite at the end—you won’t get it. (Your inner-teenage-self will thank you for paying attention to this.)
 
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kensington: What’s the Deal with the Kensington Night Market? - 01/10/19 12:41 PM
What? You thought Second Street Festival was the only vendor-filled, arts-inspired big-ass block party? …Well. Me too.
But with the rise of Kensington (Yes. Believe it if you don’t already, people.), the summer celebrations extend far past the limits of Northern Liberties. We’re talkin’ closing down blocks upon blocks of Fishtown/Kensington’s own Frankford Ave, and let me tell you, people – it was a force to be reckoned with.
 
The Kensington Night Market took place on August 9, 2018. This captures a
mere fraction of the length of that thing.
Throughout the festival, there had been tons of different forms of arts and entertainment–from … (0 comments)

 
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