What’s always in fashion? Food! Which is the exact subject we focus on every week on Food Farms and Chefs Radio Show, and to make things even more fashionable, we spoke with a trend-setting business that focuses on everyone’s favorite side dish, then we bring you all-aboard an exquisite venue on Delaware Avenue, and we’re offering your taste buds some deeply-rich chocolate to indulge in as a treat!
Food Farms and Chefs: Interviews with Marti Lieberman, Patti Lorden, Michelle Delp, Timothy Roquemore, Andre March Download
Sisters and business partners, Marti Lieberman and Pamela Lorden, own and operate The Mac Mart in Philadelphia. Although the venture began without any former training or background in the business, Marti started The Mac Mart to create a job for herself after graduating college, and was soon joined by her sister. The inspiration? A decadent mac-n-cheese that she made for her own graduation party was a huge hit, and food trucks were an up-and-coming trend at the time. Years later, the business has grown into multiple cart locations and a brick and mortar spot in center city…with a lot of happy mac and cheese lovers enjoying every cheesy bite!
We then climbed aboard the Moshulu off of Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia, speaking with the General Manager, Michelle Delp. Michelle knows all the in’s and out’s of the Moshulu, having worked there for 16 years, so when it comes to knowing the history and stories behind the Old cargo vessel she’s certainly the perfect guide! After taking an optional champagne-toasted tour, you can enjoy some of the menu options like a raw bar, plentiful seafood options, along with steak, chicken, and more! And if you’re looking to celebrate an event or holiday gathering–the Moshulu is the place to be! With sweeping back-drops of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge, you can taste your way through the night. And be sure to check out at least one of the five bars for you favorite cocktail or mocktail. Whether you’re there to celebrate an event, enjoy a lovely dinner out, or grabbing brunch with friends, the Moshulu is a great place to experience in Philadelphia!
And we’ll leave you with an indulgent treat, as we speak with co-owners Timothy Roquemore and Andre March of Afrika Bar. Creating something nice while doing good certainly hits the sweet-spot for anyone, and Timothy and Andre are doing just that. Both owners have worked within the fashion industry, so they’re connoisseurs of what looks and tastes high-end. So the pair ventured to create an indulgent chocolate that will play off your palate with a variety of tasting notes, all sourced from small farms in Africa. Through their company’s sales of both chocolate and branded fashion, they are able to give back to those farms to help support fair wages and sustainability practices. So if you are searching for a chocolate to enlighten your senses while doing good, try some of the chocolate from AfrikaBar.com!