Monday, April 29, 2013
This year's annual celebration of the arts will have live music, dance, art and, for the first time – beer!
Visitors to this year's 4th annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival on Saturday, May 4, will be treated to all of the art, entertainment and family fun they've come to expect from this popular event, with one new addition that's sure to please many – a beer lounge! Local brewmeister, Gretz Beer Co., is sponsoring the beer garden, which will be situated just across from the live music stage for optimum adult enjoyment. Gretz will be providing a couple of options, both in the regular and premium beer choices, and beer garden patrons will be carded and buy tickets for beer. Volunteers from the Norristown Fire Department will be manning the beer garden to make sure the experience runs smoothly for everyone. Organizers of the festival say there …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thousands of area art and culture lovers are expected to visit this year's Norristown Arts Hill Festival and your business could benefit.
The 4th Annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival is slated for Saturday, May 4 and the Norristown Arts Council is looking for fine artists, craftspersons, arts-related organizations, corporate/industrial vendors and especially food vendors to participate. Thousands of area residents come to the festival each year and this is a chance for local businesses and artisans to expand their brand beyond their current clientele. Organizers are excited about the many food and drink vendors returning for this year's festival, but are keen to include more. BBQ masters, the Willis Brothers, are returning with their mouth-watering ribs, as are Mid-Atlantic (the folks with the smoothies and funnel cakes). There are also newcomers like Banh Mis Bar & Bistro …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Super Gigante West Norriton Farmers Market is getting closer to opening and they're looking for staff.
If you're like me, you've been passing the old Genuardi's in Jeffersonville for weeks now, watching it transform into the Super Gigante West Norriton Farmers Market. While I'm definitely nostalgic for my Genuardi's days, I'm definitely excited at checking out what the new market has to offer. According to their Facebook page, they'll be opening on May 5, but before that they need to staff up. They're taking applications at the old bank building in the shopping center. When they do open, it looks like it'll be more than just a run-of-the-mill farmers' market. According to their website, they'll offer produce, meats, seafood, a bakery, a deli and even a florist. For more information about job openings, stop by the store at 1930 West Main …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Newly opened Banh Mi Bar & Bistro is joining the Main Line-area's annual ode to dining out, along with plenty of King of Prussia restaurants.
Main Line Restaurant Week is expanding its borders. Or maybe Norristown is invading. Whatever your perspective, the annual celebration of Main Line-area restaurants is growing and will kick off this Monday, April 22 continuing through Sunday, April 28. Only a few months old, Norristown's Banh Mi Bar & Bistro is joining an ever growing list of eateries participating in the week of special deals for local diners. There are also plenty of King of Prussia locations joining in. Gourmands can enjoy lunch specials at many of the participating locations and all will be offering three-course dinners priced at $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person. For some of the participating restaurants, that's a big discount. Participating restaurants include: You can…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The sign is up, the furniture's moving in, and the popular Conshohocken bar and restaurant's new East Norriton location is set to open in April 10.
The highly anticipated Guppy's Good Times Bar, moving into the Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center along Germantown Pike in East Norriton, has put up their facade sign, moved in furniture, and is preparing for their April 10 grand opening. --- Related Stories New East Norriton Bar Has Early April Opening Slated Guppy's Good Times Opening Location in East Norriton New Businesses Opening in Hillcrest Plaza in East Norriton
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The popular courthouse-area lunch spot is now serving breakfast for early risers.
The Times Herald recently featured the new breakfast menu offered by the Court Order Grille at Swede and Airy streets (across from the Montgomery County Courthouse). The popular lunch spot is barely a year old and they're already expanding their menu. According to the Herald, breakfast lovers can treat themselves to a number of offerings including: Read more about owner Jay Kowal's plans for the Court Order Grille here. --- Related Stories New Businesses Opening in the Norristown Area Fat Sam’s Sammich Blog: Court Order THIS!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Norristown's newest ethnic delicacy is a French-Vietnamese fusion of deliciousness. Just ask Chef Christopher Nguyen.
New restaurants are popping up in Norristown pretty regularly these days and Patch's latest favorite is the Banh Mi Bar & Bistro on West Main Street, just around the corner from the Montgomery County Courthouse. I've been dreaming about those warm baguettes filled with marinated pork and ham and pickled vegetables ever since the place opened it's doors last month, but every time I try and tell someone about it I get the same question – "What the heck is a banh mi?" Well I can tell you how awesome it tastes, but I'll let Banh Mi Bar & Bistro chef Christopher Nguyen explain the hard stuff. See the video above for a quick primer on Franco-Vietnamese cuisine. --- Related Story New Restaurant Opening This Week
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Banh Mi Bar & Bistro will be up and running for a soft opening on Thursday and then open officially on Friday.
Another new eatery opens in Norristown this week! The Banh Mi Bar & Bistro at 31 West Main Street (near the corner of Main and Cherry streets) will open this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a soft opening. Friday, the restaurant will be open for its regular schedule – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 9 p.m. for dinner. Residents have been passing by the location for weeks now, wondering when the new eatery would open its doors. The owners announced they have passed all their inspections and are ready for the big show. If you're not familiar with banh mis, they're the Vietnamese answer to the hoagie and they're great. You can get a look at their full menu on their Facebook page. Even better, they're a BYOB!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The New York-based purveyor of fast food chic is setting up shop near the King of Prussia Plaza.
Local foodie blogs are abuzz with the news that Shake Shack, the burger joint that makes fast food hip, is opening another Philly-area location in King of Prussia. The New York-based eatery already has a successful location at 20th and Sansom streets, downtown, and reportedly has another planned for University City. Sticking true to that old adage that good things come in threes, the company has announced plans for a third location at the former Wachovia Bank spot at West DeKalb Pike and Mall Boulevard, according to Philly.com. The new Shake Shack will also reportedly be the company's second solar-powered operation with a solar panel array on the roof that will account for an estimated 10% of the restaurant's total power consumption. "We …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The shopping center is bookended with a new Dunkin' Donuts on one end and a new bar coming at the other.
East Norriton residents are getting a few new shops in the Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center. A new Dunkin' Donuts just opened at one end of the shopping center and it's having a big grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 12. Stop by from noon to 1 p.m. for free coffee and giveways and prizes including gift cards to Target, Walmart, Dunkin' Donuts and local mobie theaters and even a Kindle Fire HD. The first 300 customers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. get free mugs. There will also be face painting, balloons and a petting zoo for the kids. At the other end of the shopping center, in the space formerly occupied by the Blue Sky Cafe & Bar, word is the popular Conshohocken bar and restaurant, Guppy's Good Times. is setting up shop. According to …