Philadelphia

Urban Village Brewery at Schmidt’s Commons AKA Piazza

Hey guys, sorry for the abbreviated posts the next few days. I was under a tight deadline as I prepared to head to a wonderful Alaskan cruise, which I am on right now. Follow me on Instagram @PhillyChitChat to see pixs as I can post as there isn’t much internet connection I hear. But in port I will post up a storm.   Thanks to Cabot Cheese for honoring me for my charity work, it’s a joy to volunteer for Komen Philly, Linda Creed, Suicide Awareness, PAWS, Philadelphia Veterans Home to name a few. Every year Cabot Cheese Foundation honors one person from every state and its territories for volunteer charity work. I try and do something for every charity that sends me a press release, or asks me for promotion, but the ones I named above are ones I donate photography services or raise money for for the past couple years, Linda Creed, Suicide Awareness Philly and Gilda’s Club I have volunteered for for nearly 7 years.  I did do a PhillyChitChat post everyday, so still pop in. Thanks

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On the eve of their big opening Urban Village Brewery held a friends and press preview dinner. I arrived a tad after it started, and didn’t have time to eat but I will say that everyone I spoke with LOVED the food. Urban Village Brewing Company  The Schmidt’s Commons  1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

 

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An evening of craft beer brewed on-site and paired with delicious breads and  brick oven pizzas made from naturally fermented yeast dough – a first for  Philadelphia. Guests sample menu  items and sample one or all 12 of Urban Village’s distinctively unique drafts  including year round signatures like Rye Bread IPA (John McDevitt said it tastes just like Rye Bread), Land Down Under Hoppy  Saison, Wildey Wheat Witbier and Sour Beets Berliner Weiss.

 
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The food menu will revolve around brick-oven pizza but will also feature sandwiches and bar snacks. Urban

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Owners and founders Dave Goldman and Tom RevelliHD1_5562 (Custom) (Custom)
 Chef Chris Davis helped create the menu along with the owners, all of who have been in the restaurant business for years. HD1_5573 (Custom) (Custom)
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Mark Nevenglosky and Samantha Story

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OK everyone loved the bathrooms. You’re going to have to check them out yourself to see whyUrban

OMG BEET SALAD, my favorite.