Formerly housing the Blue Lotus rug company, the space on the first floor of the White Building, where condo's start at $400k's, was quickly snatch up by what I think is the first of it's kind in Center City
A raw food restaurant: Catalyst? What's that you say? Which fits right in at the White Building, which already houses a healthy fitness center Fusion Cross Training on the mezzanine level, The T Bar at the corner of 12th and Sansom, and they yummy clothes of Matthew Izzo and 611 Lifestyle Clothing.
The building is still "raw" space and needs to be built out. Lucky for me when I was walking by the other day I noticed the plans hanging on the wall and was able to get a few shots of the them.
Now that the fasting diet seems to be all the rage, can eating Raw Food be much further down the road in achieving balance and spirituality, which the proponents of Raw Food say are the rewards of a raw food lifestyle. Update: Foobooz educates me on what catalyst is and it's the cleansing regime that I was talking about which several of my friends just did. Here's their Facebook Page. Another Update: Update: Michael Klein reports that it's called Jar Bar and stands for Juice and raw. (The project is called Catalyst as it's based on the cleansing juice.)
Raw foodism (or rawism) is a lifestyle promoting the consumption of uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. As you release body fat, toxins, and emotional toxins, remember that the journey, not the destination of raw food perfection, is the important element in detoxification on a raw food diet. Take it slowly and at your own pace, and seek the counsel of a wise friend, raw food coach or mentor, or websites like this one.
No "formal" kitchen is needed for a raw food dining experience as the food is raw, but their will be a production kitchen. Many of the foods are simple to prepare, such as fruits, salads, meat, and dairy. So look for the Raw Experience to make it's debut sometime in the summer.