Category Archives: Ardmore

Fibered Up: Artist Bonnie MacAllister to Yarn-Bomb The Tasting Room as Part of First Friday, August Residency

When I first met Doylestown native Bonnie MacAllister more than two years ago, she was helping me curate an art exhibition in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia for an online publication I was editing. I soon learned that MacAllister knew anyone who mattered in the Philly art scene, and that she’s also a prolific performer, writer and maker.

Since we opened The Tasting Room, her and her husband Victor have been big supporters of our seasonal cafe, and we’re proud to exhibit her talents on one of the Ardmore’s biggest art stages, First Friday Main Line, on Aug. 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. (more…)

Ardmore Reader: JPM Checks Out Ardmore Library's 9th Annual Kitchen Tour Fundraiser

During a time of many milestones, our 2 year-old son recently added another to the list. He checked out his first library book at the Ardmore Free Library on Ardmore Ave. The library, one of the finest in the Philadelphia suburbs, mesmerized our little guy, and he was so excited to check out his book on cars.

ardmore_library_kitchen_tour_sideReconnecting with the library through our son reminded us that it’s so important to support such a vital community institution. So we were thrilled when asked to support the library’s main fundraiser, its 9th annual Kitchen Tour on Sunday, April 27 from 1-4 p.m. (more…)

Hola! Best of JPM Catering and The Tasting Room Now Available at Ardmore's Awesome Play Space, Lulu's Casita

When we opened The Tasting Room around Thanksgiving, most every customer who walked in carrying or carting around a small child said we absolutely had to check out the new play space around the corner that was quickly becoming a hotspot for little ones and parents alike.

1461178_608712062525681_1683368965_nUpon visiting Lulu’s Casita, tucked into a sprawling space that welcomes visitors on Cricket Ave. and stretches up to Lancaster Ave., with our 2 year-old, it was easy to see that a treasure had been bestowed upon Ardmore and surrounding communities by owners Viviana and Jessica. It’s more than just the ball pit, slides, swings, mountainous pillows, wagons and dinosaurs. It aims to be a place where the little ones can play and parents can stay, and both parts of that bargain
ring true. (more…)