Sunday, May 19, 2013
Get to know the third-generation owner of Bevan's in Media.
Patch wants to get to know the owner of Bevan's Own Make Candy, a long-standing chocolate/candy shop and a staple in Media. You've met him as the head chocolatier, now get to know him as the owner below. Name: Randy Bevan Owner of: Bevan's Own Make Candy — Originally owned by Bevan's grandparents Marty and Virginia Bevan who handed the shop down to Bevan's parents Skip and Barb Bevan. Year Established: November 1959 How Long He's Been There: His whole life. He actually grew up in the building. Bevan's candy shop is where his basement was located. He started working full-time at the shop about 15 years ago. When his parents passed away, Bevan took over the shop and has been keeping his family business alive since then. The chocolate …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Find out what everyone is noshing on at Seven Stones Cafe in Media.
What's everyone picking up at Seven Stones Cafe in Media? According to one employee, the breakfast pastries are a favorite among their customers as well as the iced lemon pound cake and the delectable caramel apple crumb cake. A few of the tasty goods are made by their own employees, while most are done by various local bakers. What's your favorite item at Seven Stones Cafe? Tell us in the comments. Did you know Seven Stones launched a new brunch menu, too. And in case you missed it, see who's behind the espresso machine at Seven Stones here.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Meet this local barista from Seven Stones Cafe.
Media Patch wants to know who is pouring the drinks at local establishments. Get to know this barista at Seven Stones Cafe and what her least and most favorite drinks are to make there. Name: Rose Fairley Age: 24 Hometown: Swarthmore Current Residence: Fishtown, Philly Barista For: Seven Stones Cafe How Long She's Been at Seven Stones: Off and on two years Origins: She started off as a house cook for a family one summer on Eagle Island (her grandfather had bought a house there in 1929 and hooked her up with a family in need of a cook). She began working at Seven Stones a couple of years ago right after that stint and learned her way making lattes. Favorite Drink to Make: Cappuccinos—"I like the fluffiness of the foam." Least Favorite Drink…
Monday, April 8, 2013
See how Bevan's in Media makes their vanilla buttercream chocolates.
Ever wonder how Bevan's Own Make Candy makes their chocolates into perfect bite-sized morsels? Check out this video and watch how Randy Bevan, owner and head confectioner at Bevan's, makes his vanilla buttercream chocolates. The machine he uses to shape them into bite-sized pieces dates back to the 1920s. Find out what the most popular chocolate is at Bevan's here.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Approximately 4,000 smaller chocolate bunnies have been made at Bevan's Own Make Candy.
Have you met Harvey yet? He's a chocolate bunny that weighs approximately 35 pounds and greets guests at Bevan's Own Make Candy on Baltimore Pike in Media. Randy Bevan, owner and head confectioner at Bevan's, told Media Patch he's been making Harvey for a number of Easters now. How the name Harvey came about? Bevan can't tell you, but, it just did. So far, Bevan's has made approximately 4,000 chocolate bunnies, 2,500 chocolate Easter eggs, 23,000 party mints and approximately 250 pounds of miniature Easter eggs daily. Happy Easter!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Find out what everyone's been eating at Bevan's in March.
Chocolates tend to change with the seasons but for the month of March, the most popular chocolate item at Bevan's Own Make Candy is the Easter egg-shaped chocolate coconut cream. Randy Bevan, owner and head confectioner at Bevan's, said they offer the coconut cream chocolate year-round (though not shaped like an Easter egg) but it only gets its month of fame during Easter. Have you tried the coconut cream chocolate? Tell us in the comments. If you're heading to Bevan's to pick up some Easter treats, check here for their store hours.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Media Borough's newest hot dog joint officially opened for business on Saturday.
The hot dogs are on their buns and My Three Sons Hot Dogs and Beer Emporium in Media Borough is officially open for business. The doors to State Street's newest eatery opened Saturday afternoon and there was a steady stream of hungry people walking through the doors immediately. Cindy and Carl Vairo, of Middletown, enjoyed the Jayhawker Dog and the vegan dog and both were delicious, the couple said. My Three Sons Manager Mike Joslin said before noon on Saturday more than a dozen people had ordered the first dogs of the day. Joslin said when Owner Steven Gariffo approached him with the concept for My Three Sons, he was immediately onboard. "It's been a lot of hard work but I think it's going to be really successful," Joslin said. "It's …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The hot dog and beer emporium on West State Street will officially open for business on Dec. 15.
UPDATE: The opening of My Three Sons has been pushed back to next Saturday, Dec. 22. The owner apologizes for the postponement but it will be worth the wait for a tasty dog. As details, decor, inspections and menus are finalized at My Three Sons Hot Dogs and Beer Emporium, owner Steven Gariffo could not be more excited to open Media Borough's newest restaurant. Gariffo's enthusiasm for hot dogs, beer, family, customer service and his new business venture is electric and will surely make My Three Sons a success. This is Gariffo's first food service venture but he grew up working in his parent's Southwest Philadelphia deli. Gariffo says he and his wife, Roxann wanted to pass a legacy down to their sons but being a doctor of physical …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The new restaurant will host a grand opening on Jan. 12.
Double Edge Sports Grille, located at the former Winner's Circle in Marville Shopping Center in Edgmont Township, is open for business. The new restaurant opened the Wednesday before Thanksgiving but will host its grand opening celebration on Jan. 12. Owner and Manager Chris Knight says they wanted to wait until after the holidays to truly celebrate the opening. Four new owners, from both Delaware and Chester counties, took over the sports-themed bar and grille and took about three weeks to renovate and upgrade the facility. There is new flooring and paint throughout the restaurant, the bathrooms were completely renovated, new booth seating was added but the sport's decor remains a staple with walls of flat screen TVs, sports memorabilia …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The hamburger spot at the corner of Orange and State streets closed last weekend.
Zac's Hamburgers, at the corner of Orange and State streets, flipped its last burger and blended its last milkshake last weekend in Media. Zac's four other locations in Aston, Crum Lynne, Folsom and Havertown will remain open. Owner Pete Politarhos says the classic burger joint was unable to work out a new lease agreement with the building's landlord and the last day at the Media location was Nov. 24. However, Politarhos says, the hope is to find a new Media location. "We will miss all of our customers in Media but look forward to seeing them again in the near future," Politarhos says. Media was Zac's Hamburgers third location and opened in 2005.