Performance artist Robert Karimi, in character as chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, makes a claim as big as a half-pound bacon cheeseburger: He can teach people to improve their diets without ever uttering such unappetizing words as healthy or nutritious. During a cooking demonstration at Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday, he proved his point by persuading two 11-year-olds, waffle cones in hand, to put a dollop of his radish-greens, mint, onion, and lime dip on top of their ice cream.
Remember when Saturday morning used to mean rising and shinning in your PJs, watching Doug swoon over Patty Mayonnaise while happily slurping your snap, crackle and pops?
All of us here at PhilaMOCA are huge David Lynch fans and are thus honored to be a fixture of the Eraserhood, a neighborhood on the rise that will soon be known as “Callowhill”. So join us as we preserve our corner of Center City in all of its frightening/strange/surreal glory…
Panorama 1233 (by bruhinb)
Sunlight Over Wood Street
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The post-industrial neighborhood has long been a haven for large music venues —Electric Factory and Starlight Ballroom are tucked in among the low-slung buildings — but the area also has a growing residential population. The Union Transfer team worked extensively with the local community to make sure they would be a good neighbor. “You have to respect the character of a neighborhood,” says Four Corners’ Avram Hornik. “It’s why you want to be in that neighborhood in the first place.”
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954 Noble Steet
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There was a time when no self respecting human being would dare grab a bite to eat at the dirty old jiggle joint Trestle Inn. And if they did, the only options were pigs feet and beef jerky. But since the bar underwent its amazing transformation, the food options have improved exponentially. You can still get your pigs feet and jerky fix, but there’s plenty more at the Eraserhood hot spot. And this week, the menu’s been tweaked for spring.
Join Mero Cocinero Karimi, our favorite revolutionary chef, dreamer, and community builder, as he returns to Asian Arts Initiative with the latest installment of The Cooking Show. The Cooking Show is a live cooking performance to satisfy your heart, mind, stomach, and funny bone.