LET’S GET READY TO RUUUMBLE!!!!!
Thousands will descend on Memorial Park in Pottstown this weekend for the Annual Pottstown Rumble Grass Volleyball Tournament. One of the largest such events in the country.
Memorial Park is located off King Street, along the Manatawny Creek, and can be easily reached from Routes 422 and 100. Spectators are welcome and there are food vendors for your convenience.
More information: https://pottstownrumble.com/index.php
With the Holiday Season upon us, many folks are busy preparing for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza. If you live in the Tri-County area or are adventurous and don’t mind making a trip, iCreate Cafe, located at 130 King Street, in historic Pottstown, is open to serve your holiday needs.
Whether you need a break from shopping and want a healthy meal alternative; if you are looking for a great gift to give the people you care most about or if you are looking for a place to gather with friends to celebrate the season, iCreate Cafe can fill all your needs.
Gift certificates are available and you select the amount. Nothing says, “I love you” like the gift of great food! Take the worry out of your holiday shopping!
If you are looking for a unique space to gather with friends, look no further. The spa-like atmosphere and amazing vegan cuisine are a winning combination. The food is filling as well as healthy. The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. The new iMenu 5 food menu has been expanded, the drink menu has been expanded and more dessert options are available to please the most discriminating palate.
The owner and vegan chef, Ashraf Khalil (you can call him Ash) has created one of the most unique dining experiences in the Philadelphia region. The food is made from scratch, made with love and beautifully presented. A feast for the eye as well as the mouth!
The cafe, located at 130 King Street in Pottstown, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Friday and Saturday the cafe is open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. You can view the menu online at http://www.icreatecafe.com. You can also check out reviews of the cafe on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Happy Cow. If you want to inquire about gift certificates or make reservations you may call the cafe at (484) 312-0404 during business hours.
Ashraf Khalil’s journey brought him, not just from Syria, but through a battle with cancer to wellness and a vegan lifestyle. He has his career and shares not just recipes but his technical skills.
Pottstown, PA – “Vegiterranean” might not be an official word in the dictionary but it’s the word iCreate Café owner Ashraf Khalil uses to describe his dishes that are a combination of vegetarian and Mediterranean food.
The café at 130 King St. may seem like just another building from the outside but once customers walk in, they are greeted with a variety of colors, comfortable couches and plenty of seating. The small café does a lot with a little including also being a computer training center. But in recent years, it’s been the vegetarian fare that keeps people coming back.
Khalil, or Ash as most customers know him, said Mediterranean fare uses a lot of legumes such as chickpeas, fava beans and lentils. As a native of Syria, he grew up on dishes that included more plant-based foods than meat. He said there were very little animal sources in meals, partly because it’s very expensive to buy overseas.
“That’s one of the reasons we love hummus. We grew up eating it back in Syria, not knowing it has all this protein but because it’s cheap and affordable,” he said during a recent cooking demonstration at the café.
This Saturday at 7:00pm
Originals with Michael Reddy
Make it a Special Valentine’s Day
For more information: http://www.icreatecafe.org
Call for reservations (484) 312-0404
The York County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a West York man found dead outside his home early Tuesday morning.
Lancelot Hylton, 41, of the 1100 block of West King Street, suffered a gunshot wound, York County Coroner Pam Gay said.
He was found dead on the front-porch stairs of his home, officials said.
Arts district: Check.
Convention Center: Check.
Sixteen years after business leaders tried to revive Lancaster city with an economic development plan, many of the plan’s major components have come to pass.
Lancaster is a very different city than it was in 1998.
POTTSTOWN — Earlier this month, two new food retail shops were approved by borough council.
During the conditional use hearings that preceded their approval, the usual menu of concerns were aired by neighbors — parking, hours of operation — but another was raised as well.
Questions were raised about the healthiness of the food the shops would serve.
The first business on which council heard testimony will be called Goldie’s Corner, located at 451 N. Charlotte St. in the space most recently occupied by the Milkman Lunch Co. before that shop moved to High Street.
Where: Montgomery County Community College West
101 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
When: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
RSVP: Dawn Short (610) 323 – 1888 ext. 202
Price: $40 Includes performance & lunch
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $35 BEFORE FEB. 07
Get Your Tickets Now-This Event Is Sure To Sell Out Fast!
Featuring: Dr. Daisy Nelson Century – Dr. Daisy Nelson Century defines her role as a Historical Interpreter because she becomes that character. She dresses like the character from that particular time period and weaves their story to the audience from birth to death. She engages the audience through every phase of their life. The audience will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes. The performances are usually 35 minutes to 1 hour long. There is always room for questions at the end.
Dr. Daisy Century has her Ed.D. She taught for over twenty years in the Philadelphia School System as an award winning science teacher. She has become quite a history hound and historian researching information for her historical interpretations.
YWCA Tri-County Area * 315 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 323 – 1888 * www.ywcatricountyarea.org
Editor’s note: Ash, you’re a class act!
HARRISBURG, PA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second day without electricity Thursday as utility crews from as far away as Canada and Arkansas scrambled to restore power lost when ice took down trees and limbs in the mid-Atlantic. Forecasters said a bone-chilling cold would remain in place for days.
Nearly a half-million customers lacked power in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In Pennsylvania, where most of the outages were located, officials likened the scope of the damage to a hurricane. Some who might not get power back for several days sought warmth — or at least somewhere to recharge their batteries — in shopping malls, public libraries and hastily established shelters.
One cafe in downtown Pottstown gave about 15 free meals to people without power, encouraged them to plug in devices and even let a few get a warm shower.
“It’s just kind of giving back to the community — there’s no other purpose of this,” said iCreate Cafe owner Ashraf Khalil.
Greg Vassos has traveled a long road from his native Massachusetts to Pottstown – Providence, R.I.,, Barcelona. Grand Cayman, Palm Beach.
Now he’s a first-time solo act, 20 minutes up Route 422 from King of Prussia.
The Johnson & Wales-trained chef has been getting great notices in the early going of the fine-dining Restaurant Racine, a 30-seat BYOB that took over earlier this month for Funky Li’l Kitchen in Pottstown (232 King St., 610-326-7400).
It’s sustainable, locally sourced cuisine prepared with French technique and artful presentation.
Pottstown‘s most unique and healthy restaurant/computer training center needs our help or they will have to close their doors. We certainly don’t want that! To that end, please read below and if you want to keep this amazing cafe in Pottstown, click on the link provided and donate whatever you are comfortable contributing to the cause!
We NEED to raise money ASAP to pay for THE ZONING VARIANCE application to be able to stay in our location in the historical district of our beautiful Pottstown, and to keep providing services to our local customers and students.
If we don’t apply for the zoning variance then we will have to CLOSE OUR DOORS.
Your contribution to our fundraising is truly appreciated.
To contribute, please click on this link: http://www.gofundme.com/Saving-iCreate-Cafe
iCreate Cafe is located at 130 King Street, Pottstown. You can check out their website at:
http://www.icreatecafe.org/ for more information.
Mark this date in your calendar: 5 pm Wednesday 10/23
Come celebrate with Ash on his Birthday
Open Buffet Dinner for the first time in iCreate Cafe
15$ tickets – 5-8 pm
Menu and Off-Menu items, deserts & drinks..
Reservation Only to minimize the waste ..
Meet new Friends and enjoy the evening !!
Thanks for supporting our cafe by sharing this special event ..
If you live in the Greater Pottstown area and are concerned about your health here is some great news. iCreate Cafe had started home delivery! Get delicious food brought right to your door.
If you live in Pottstown, there is a $15.00 minimum for free delivery.
If you live in Limerick or Douglasville, there is a $20.00 minimum for free delivery.
If you live in Boyertown, there is a $25.00 minimum for free delivery.
iCreate’s website is http://www.icreatecafe.org/ or call Ash at 484-312-0404.
Happy eating 🙂
The café is at 130 King Street, Pottstown. It’s the block between Hanover and York Streets. iCreate is diagonally across the street from the Salvation Army, so it is very easy to find.
My friends were anxious for me to experience iCreate and to meet the owner, Ashraf (Ash) Khalil. Walking in I immediately knew I would like this place. The vibe is definitely chill. It’s decorated colorfully and casually, making one feel right at home. The owner, Ash, is very friendly and gave me a tour of the café and computer training center before we were seated.
We brought along a nice bottle of wine, which Ash opened up for us and poured into glasses while we looked over the menu. The cuisine is vegetarian/vegan and a number of gluten-free items are on the menu as well.
My friends recommended getting a sampler platter on the first visit, which I did. They have eaten there many times and already have their favorites. There are several sample platters to choose from. Mine came with Hummus, Baba Ghannoj, fava bean salad, Debes and pita bread. My friends ordered several things to share including stuffed grape leaves, Baba Ghannoj and Fattah. Everything was fantastic. The entire meal was expertly prepared, delicious and HEALTHY!
The prices are VERY reasonable. The most expensive menu items are $12.00. We also had dessert, which was very good.
The website is very well done so you can get a good sense of what to expect before you get there. The menu is online. Looking over it again I started a mental list of things I want to try on future visits.
This locally owned and operated business is a refreshing change of pace for Pottstown diners who are drowning in a sea of chain restaurants, pizza and Chinese food. There is nothing like this place in the Greater Pottstown area, that I am aware of. The owner also owns a home in Pottstown which in my book makes him somebody who walks the talk. Give iCreate a try, you won’t be sorry! We give two Roy’s Rant’s thumbs up!
Address: 130 King Street, Pottstown PA
Phone: 484 312 0404
Hours of operation are: