fig速 spring 2014 | issue no. 4 | the fresh, fashionable, & flavorful of doylestown, pennsylvania
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Shop (and eat!) local and discover the beauty of investing in your community
good taste art + dining + shopping + entertainment
Doylestown is a culinary paradise and your table is ready. Home to more than 50 eating establishments, the borough is a great destination for foodies to savor and experience some of the best food in the region, from bagels to brisket, pastries to pizza, coffee to craft beer, and farmers markets to fine dining. This spring, take a stroll to the newly opened food co-op or farmers market for fresh, local vegetables. Try a recipe from the latest cookbooks at the Doylestown Book Shop, or dress a homemade salad using Doylestown Fresh’s hydroponic lettuce and the most delicious olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Olive Oil Etc. or The Tubby Olive. Treat your sweet tooth to some fresh fig gelato at Nonno’s, or dine at the newly opened BYOB Genevieve’s Kitchen. Whether you’re attending a lunch meeting, enjoying appetizers at happy hour, making reservations for a dinner date, or eating out or dining in, the culinary expertise and abundant fresh foods in town make for a flavorful visit to the borough—a trip worth savoring.
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“I love every minute of living here, and at this point in my life, I could be here forever. I really do love my local.”
Hey, who is that guy? That’s what Chris Clark often hears. Moving here sight unseen from Louisiana, his journey began as a music major in college, then on to pursuing his passion in Austin, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge, with a rockabilly-surf-punkcountry band along the way. When he and his wife headed north to raise their daughter, they found Doylestown. It had everything they were looking for, plus the added bonus of being a hop, skip, and a train trip to NYC, where Chris could feed his love of jazz.
With an unwavering focus on family, Chris wanted the type of job where he could meet his daughter after school. That’s when he found Nonno’s, where he’s been somewhat of the coffee ambassador of town ever since, even earning the nickname, “Captain Americano.” “It’s about priorities and what’s important to you,” says Chris. “The reason I wanted to move here was the education, the lifestyle, and the small town appeal with a Euro feel. I love every minute of living here, and at this point in my life, I could be here forever. I really do love my local. Building new relationships is what makes small
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town living so special.” Speaking of special, Nonno’s owner Andrea Serio gets it, saying, “I have been stopped many times by people saying how great and friendly Chris is. He treats Nonno’s as if he were entertaining guests in his own home. That’s a quality that shines through, and one you don’t see very often.” Chris is ready to get more involved in the local music community. A self-described “hollow body guitar fanatic” who also plays sax and piano, Chris confesses his dream of someday opening up a boutique guitar store in the borough. He even has a spot picked out, so stay tuned.
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FOOD for THOUGHT “It really is a destination location because you have so many choices. The nice part of our town is that restaurants provide a personal touch and a memorable dining experience, along with the superior food.” – Matt caffrey, chambers 19
food. The centerpiece of many gatherings
and much joy. The sustenance of a celebration. The first half of dinner and a movie. The happy hour specials. The business lunch. The live music and bar menu. The snacks for the big game. Say the word “food” around Doylestown and mouths start to water, dinner reservations are made, plans are arranged, and/or spontaneity abounds. As Doylestown has grown in culture, popularity, and offerings, what could be better than yummy food accompaniments before or after a museum visit, watching a movie, a shopping excursion, or simply planning everything else around the meal itself? Locals and visitors are flocking to the fresh array of savory and flavorful cuisine in this walking
wonderland of gastronomy. With spring just around the corner, get ready to dine in the shine of the sun as the outdoor patios start prepping for the season. Like world cuisines? Doylestown has it. Prefer local fare? Doylestown has it. Can’t resist a good plate of pasta, healthy salad, comfort food, a big ol’ steak, sushi, vegetarian, gluten-free, or all of the above? Well, you may need to come back more than once or twice or thrice. Bring the family, bring the friends—Doylestown has something for every palate. You get the picture. With its plethora of delectable delights, the borough has become a destination for foodies near and far who are looking for a gourmet alternative to the city, while experiencing fine or casual dining in a small town with a metro feel. And now that the farm-to-table movement is part of the vernacular, restaurants (and the brand-new food co-op) are sourcing from local farmers more than ever before, and that’s good for everyone. A chance to have the freshest produce while supporting local farms is a win-win in our book. There’s craft beer, there’s fine wine, there’s BYOB, smoothies and ice cream and soup, barbecue and chocolate—there’s even fancy olive oil to taste and take home for your own gourmet meals. There’s eat in, take out, fly-by pick up, dining al fresco (soon, people, soon!), a quick lunch, a catered event, a leisurely dinner, or a late night snack. And coffee. Let’s not forget the coffee. Hot, cold, fancy, simple, meet up for a cup before or after your walk around town.
When you come to Doylestown for a meal, you get more than food. You get the experience. A chance meeting on a café patio turns into a new friendship, a quick conversation in a store brings several referrals for great restaurants, and an unexpected encounter with a new food you never tried before is icing on the cake. There’s something about the atmosphere of a community where the locals know the restaurant staff and the visitors feel like they do. Matt Caffrey, owner of Chambers 19, offers his take on the local scene and his many restaurant peers. “It really is a destination location because you have so many choices,” he says. “The nice part of our town is that restaurants provide a personal touch and a memorable dining experience, along with the superior food.” So c’mon over. You can watch the game, have a romantic date night, grab a beer and wings after work, close a deal, have a picnic, order a pizza, and of course, there’s always popcorn and gourmet chocolate to accompany a movie at the County Theater. Doylestown and food. It’s a small town with big flavor. Our compliments to the chef.
As you flip through these pages of Fig® Doylestown’s first-ever Food Issue, we hope you discover all the great places that make Doylestown so absolutely delicious. Dig in!
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Chefs Ryan and Matt deliver gourmet cuisine without an air of pretension. Their carefully crafted menu pays homage to traditional cuisine, while still surprising your palate with fresh combinationsâ€” such as their fourteen-ounce center-cut pork chop, garnished to perfection with caramelized apples and spinach, pictured above.
Ryan Calcagni , Chef, and Matt Caffrey, Owner
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APRIL 21-27 Enjoy fixed-price menus with extended merchant hours, sales, & specials! Special offers and menu items at over 20 restaurants!
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Home of the 18â€? Pizza. New York style traditional and gourmet slices daily. FEATURING Arancini, panini, wraps, clubs, hoagies, pasta entrees, fresh salads, and desserts. A BRand-NEW Grille serving cheesesteaks, grilled chicken sandwiches, fries, wings, and more.
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delightful and delicious in doylestown. Have you seen the orange awning across from the County Theater? It’s an inviting and colorful entry to the latest addition to East State Street. But here’s the twist. You may think they’re the new kid on the block, but really they’re not. Genevieve’s little corner panini shop has been open since 2011 (and still is), but co-owners Genevieve DiFilippo and Karen Bryant have always had a vision to open a full-service restaurant. In fact, Genevieve had her first restaurant job at age 12 and the rest, shall we say, is history. Genevieve’s Kitchen is now open and has already garnered a buzz around town. It’s no wonder. The food is fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the tagline says it all: “pure. simple. good.” Genevieve is all about using the freshest ingredients. “For me, it’s just real,” she says. “I want people to be excited about the food they’re being served. By keeping it simple and not layering on too many ingredients, the flavor of the food really stands out.” Try seasonally inspired sumptuous delights like Winter Chicken stuffed with spinach and parmesan, braised and finished in a tomato red wine sauce, or the grilled fresh ahi tuna with lemon-caper pesto, or farro with chickpeas, greens, and fennel, for a start. There’s brunch on the weekends, and pretty soon there will be plenty of outdoor dining, including a brand new patio with bistro tables out front.
When Genevieve and her partner Karen moved to this area, they never looked back. Relocating from DC and leaving the corporate world, Genevieve felt the support of the community right away. “Doylestown is so embracing and welcoming,” she says. “We felt that from the day we opened the panini shop, and it’s flowed over into the Kitchen.”
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a RECIPE for knowledge
books for all ages
events book signings
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16 South Main Street 215.230.7610 doylestownbookshop.com
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DID YOU KNOW ? Busy Bee operates the gift shop at the Bucks County Childrenâ€™s Museum! Visit us at 500 Union Square, New Hope, PA.
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a local life of service
You’ve probably seen him around town. In the co-op. At the coffeehouses. Over at the conservancy. John LaSala is the very fabric of Doylestown, and we are lucky for that. After saying goodbye to corporate America, and the tragic loss of his wife to cancer in 2001, John felt a calling to shift focus, help the community, and improve the environment, starting with a memorial fund in his wife’s honor and being a star fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. John was on his way to fulfilling his life’s mission: “I can’t fix the world, but I can make my corner of the world better and I can make it bigger.” Going back to college for a Sustainable Building Advisor certificate, John conducted a full sustainability analysis for the Heritage Conservancy and now co-chairs the farm-totable dinner. In 2010, when his best friend and dance partner, Karen, was losing her battle to cancer, undeterred, John stepped in to help. After her passing, he joined with Karen’s daughter, Chanin Milnazik, founder of the Women’s Business Forum, in establishing the Karen Walsh Fund to raise money for women entrepreneurs. John now serves on the advisory board and organizes the very popular bowling fundraiser. John is relentless about promoting causes he believes in. Did we mention the food co-op? There from the start, he just finished working 24/7 for 4 months as the volunteer general contractor, doing everything from demolition to decoration. Though member based, John wants everyone to know that you don’t have to be a member to shop there, and now that the store is open, maybe John will (finally) have time to devote to his own venture as a Sustainable Business Advisor for his new company, Green Box 123. We hope so. He deserves it. 20
I can’t fix the world, but I can make my corner of the world better and I can make it bigger.
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HUNTING & GATHERINGS HOME designing beautiful spaces In our seventh year as a home décor and interior design store in Bucks County, we are thrilled to be back in Doylestown where we started. Our emphasis is to bring the latest products to make your home entertaining, fun, and exciting, and provide great choices in fabrics, wall coverings, furnishings, and personal services for your decorating needs. interior design furnishings home décor distinctive gifts Brittany Stein, Manager Hunting & Gatherings
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Life on the Leash carries natural, holistic dog foods with ingredients that support overall health. From puppy to senior, and all ages and sizes in between, we’ve got a food that fits your dog’s needs!
Lucy the French Bulldog and Rosie the Cockapoo: winners of the “Life on The Leash Spring Facebook Model Contest.”
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NEVER MISS A STYLISH BEAT with Jane (coordinator), Kim and Andy (owners), Kelley (model), Daphne (stylist), Ashley (stylist), Kim (stylist), and Kristen (coordinator).
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CROSSING BOUNDARIES & CRAFTING MODERNISM
138 South Pine Street 215.340.9800 MichenerArtMuseum.org
modern marvels at the michener The Michener Art Museum is proud to present exciting, original exhibitions this spring that celebrate internationally recognized artists from Bucks County. Led by the Michener’s own Connie Kimmerle, Curator of Collections, Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries & Crafting Modernism is the first comprehensive survey of Evans’s work. Known for conceptualizing furniture as sculpture and abstract composition, Evans (1931 – 1987) established a reputation as a creative designer of unique, sculpted-metal furniture. This exhibition will be on view from March 1 – June 1, 2014, and then travels to Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan. In June, the Martin Wing will house monumental steel and bronze sculptures by Quakertown resident Steve Tobin. Tobin is perhaps best known in this country for his three-ton bronze sculpture, known as Trinity Root, which was inspired by the 70-year-old sycamore tree that shielded Trinity Church against falling debris during the collapse of the Twin Towers in 2001. His creative oeuvre spans more than twentyfive years and multiple mediums, including glass and ceramics. His work has been exhibited widely in Europe and Asia, and is held in the collections of major international institutions. The Michener will install several large-scale steel root sculptures, both inside and outside of the museum complex, from June 28 – October 26, 2014, along with a variety of bronze, ceramic, and recycled metal objects. I hope you find these exhibitions as exciting and engaging as we do, and that you’ll make a visit to the Michener Art Museum part of your Doylestown experience.
Lisa Tremper Hanover Director & CEO
INSET, TOP: Paul Evans (1931-1987), Cabinet (Skyline Cabinet) detail, ca. 1966, welded and patinated steel, colored pigments, and brass; 30 1/4 x 75 x 18 5/8 inches. Conn Family Trust. Photography by Jason Wierzbicki INSET, MIDDLE: Steve Tobin, Steel Roots, 2010, 12’ H., photography by Kenneth Ek.
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whip your yard into shape this spring Paul B. Moyer and Sons are your local lawn-care experts. Family-owned and operated, they have generations of knowledge ready to share.
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advice you can COUNT ON “I love the idea of ‘hyper-local’ business. We live, work, and raise our family in Doylestown. So do many of our clients.” William Reiner, CFP®, ChFC® Owner, Reiner Financial
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full-service catering or delivery a la carte menus made from scratch serving intimate parties to grand events Turn your party into an unforgettable experience! Count on Anna Pâ€™s for quality food, outstanding service, and stress-free entertaining. From menu planning and rentals to on-site staffing, Anna Pâ€™s provides a personalized experience to ensure that your event is a one-of-a-kind experience. Serving Doylestown, New Hope, & the surrounding areas of Bucks and Montgomery counties.
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Winter Salad of Root Fries with Sherry-Maple Vinaigrette
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Grilled Vegetables finished with 18-year Aged Balsamic Chocolate Balsamic and Blue Cheese Filet Mignon
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Season filets with sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.
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Heat Â˝ cup Dark Chocolate Balsamic in saucepan to boiling, then simmer, whisking constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in White Truffle Roasted Potatoes
1 tablespoon butter.
Drizzle over meat and enjoy!
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Scenic Strolls A beautiful walk around Doylestown— beginning each week at a new location. Wednesdays, March 26 – April 30: 10 AM Wednesdays, May 7 – June 4: 9 AM doylestownborough.net
Memorial Day Parade An annual parade through Downtown Doylestown sponsored by the United Veterans of Doylestown. Pay tribute to veterans at this, one of the nation’s oldest Veteran’s Day celebrations. 10 AM unitedveteransofdoylestown.org
Doylestown Kids Triathlon Swim, bike, and run. For boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. Fanny Chapman Pool. 8 AM & 10 AM dtownkidstri.org
March 29 Doylestown Youth Fishing Borough Dam at Chapman Park. 8 AM (May 3: Seniors and Handicapped Persons Free Fishing Day, 8 AM.) doylestownborough.net
APRIL 5 & May 3 & June 4 First Saturday Chess Program Open to players of all ages and abilities. Doylestown Historical Society Park. 10 AM – 2 PM doylestownborough.net
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let’s get social
#figDOYLESTOWN We’re always on the lookout for friends who love local as much as we do. Here are just a few of our favorite Instagram shots tagged with #figdoylestown by readers.
APRIL 19-November 22 Doylestown Farmers Market Saturdays 7 AM – 12 PM, rain or shine. buckinghampacivic.org
APRIL 21-27 Dine Doylestown Fixed-price menus with extended merchant hours, and sales. Special offers and menu items at more than 20 restaurants. dinedoylestown.com
May 24 Doylestown 5K A series race through Downtown Doylestown attended by 800+ runners. Registration on May 23 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel school gym. 215.340.9988
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At the County Theater to see the Wizard of Oz. Thanks to #figdoylestown for the reminder!
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At Fig® we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions— one that creates community connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. We believe in the mission of Bucks County Opportunity Council—our 2014 Social Mission Partner. Please consider giving to them with your dollars and your time this spring.
SOCIAL MISSION “ We believe that empowering people with the education, training, and the resources necessary to permanently leave poverty is far more beneficial than helping them cope in it.”
Karen Silk (left) is a 2013 graduate of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Program. Deb Rosenberg (right) is her Self-Sufficiency Coach.
when opportunity knocks The Bucks County Opportunity Council is about to turn 50, and the mission is clear—to help low-income people in Bucks County achieve and sustain economic selfsufficiency. Whether in an emergency or for the long term, the BCOC fulfills and fortifies many in our community, helping them leave poverty behind through the Economic Self-Sufficiency (ES) program. Coaches are partnered with participants and help them on their way to changing their lives for the better. Development Director Jessie Marushak sees the paradigm shift firsthand. “We 36
provide opportunity for those in need who have a dream and the motivation to go from dependency to self-sufficiency. We see courage and human spirit manifest in almost unfathomable ways; whole new worlds open up to individuals and families who learn to thrive and, best of all, pass on their new life to the next generation, creating a far-reaching impact.” The BCOC reaches directly into the community with projects like the Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden. In partnership with DelVal College who supplies the land, and Philabundance, to date, the garden has produced an astounding 50,000 pounds of produce.
Around 150 volunteers (including many from the Doylestown Food Co-op) tend the garden and distribute the produce to food pantries, so those in need can have fresh fruit and veggies. There are even more success stories to celebrate. Over 250 people have graduated from the ES program with an average salary increase of $39,000, and every dollar invested saves the community $4 in welfare subsidies. With plenty of opportunities for businesses and individuals to get involved, let opportunity knock on your door for the opportunity to change someone else’s life.
Get involved and find out more at bcoc.org or call 215.345.8175 Facebook.com/ bcopportunity @bcopportunity
Take part in local innovation with your own easy to maintain, custom-built wall system. Indoor gardening service and replacement plants available. Contact vegesystems.com. Tim Sulzer & Dennis Riling
keeping locally grown greens on doylestownâ€™s TABLE ALL YEAR LONG
Indoor vertical farming takes fresh to a whole new level! Tim Sulzer and Dennis Riling, graduates of Del Val, have spent years conducting research and development, growing produce year-round indoors. The Doylestown Fresh and Veg-e Systems team bring non-GMO, herbicide- and pesticide-free lettuce to Doylestown and surrounding communities. Now you can enjoy the convenience of nutritious, vitaminrich greens in your own home with their innovative new Veg-e Wall growing system. To learn more about their mission and their products, visit vegesystems.com.
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Phil Eiseman (center) with NARI members
It takes a community to do good things for deserving people, and this holiday season, thanks to our nominators, sponsors, and the Eiseman team,
we were able to give not one, but three families a FREE roof. thank you to our sponsors: GAF-Jeff Seilor, Billingham Built, Bucks Mont NARI, Odell Painting, Marvic Supply and Harvey Supply, Mike from the Gutter Guys, Blosenski Disposal, and Holly Clarkson from Diverse Design Studio for assisting with the program. 38
110 South Sand Road, New Britain 215.345.9159 www.eiseman.biz
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Janie Hutton never stops moving. Since moving to GSV, if she’s not running the marathon, she’s helping organize it, leading teams to Honduras, or traveling the world with her husband, Paul. It’s impossible to catch her standing still.
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“HICKORY KITCHEN is a comfortable neighborhood place where we celebrate heartwarming food with a spectacular view of the Doylestown scene.” Mike Markowitz, Owner
An authentic bbq house with unique sides vegetarian options catering available BYOB
lunch & dinner every day
9 West Court Street 215.348.5170 hickorykitchen.com