Philadelphia Chocolate Tours’ guides parade patrons through the streets to the city’s top chocolatiers during each approximately three-hour trek. Groups embark from Reading Terminal Market to traipse through sweets havens such as Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate by Mueller, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato Artisans, snagging included samples which can be used to lure stubborn roommates out of their blanket forts. Guides also weave narratives denoting the rise of cocoa-based candy and spin tales of Philadelphia past. Peruse the schedule, which offers tours that depart every day except Monday and twice daily on weekends.
The locally owned Express Care Quick Lube center betters the interior and exterior of vehicles with the same skill and professional touch championed by Valvoline in more than 100 different countries. Full-service oil changes keep cars running smoothly, and replacement batteries reinvigorate weary engine blocks. While transmission and radiator services take care of the inner organs, laser car washes keep the car’s shell radiant with high-pressure washes, polishes, and sealants that protect the paint against moisture and UV rays.
Employing a steady diet of CrossFit movements and techniques, the talented coaches at CrossFit Body & Fuel help bulbous bodies chisel away fat and achieve fitness goals. Embark on a healthful voyage with the beginner's workshop, in which fitness fanatics of all skill levels learn proper technique for the lifts and movements used in CrossFit classes and the secrets of fueling bodies without the use of gasoline shots.
Born out of the three core principles of public engagement, collaboration, and design excellence, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture stays true to its founding vision by connecting professionals and community leaders through activities ranging from exhibits and competitions to charitable functions and workshops. The center also reels in a wider audience with public walking tours scheduled in conjunction with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, revealing the secrets of some of the city’s most notable buildings with the help of trained guides. As a chapter of AIA Philadelphia, the center also hosts public forums between architects and community members, promoting dialogue about the importance of sustainable neighborhoods and the need for public spaces dedicated entirely to sack races.
Call Me Cupcake mobilizes muffins' sweeter sibling, taxiing tasty treats to the frosting-deprived. Founder Dave Dilks rescued a former postal truck from a dessertless retirement, driving it 950 miles home so he could deliver fresh, locally baked, gourmet cupcakes ($2.50+) from the brightly colored pastry wagon. Year-round flavors come in chocolate, carrot, and red-velvet deluxe, while seasonal stylings pay homage to the tilt of the earth's axis.
After Emile Bouari lost 40 pounds, he was inspired to found Bouari Clinic and help others achieve the same results. Today, the clinic's several locations have assisted over 30,000 people in achieving their weight-loss goals with FDA-registered supplements and prescriptions. Bouari, along with a coalition of medical directors who oversee individual clinics, lends a supportive helping hand to clients without resorting to intense exercise regimes or fad diets consisting of celery-scented mist.