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The Pop Shop
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Who's participating in the multi-course prix fixe week? We've got the list here.
Collingswood Restaurant Week starts Sunday, and what a great week for “foodaholics” like us. Not only are we fans of the food itself, but also the creativity and culture it brings to town. For the unfamiliar, Collingswood Restaurant Week models itself after Philadelphia’s Center City version, where participating fooderies create multi-course, prix fixe menus ranging from $25-35 per person. Restaurant week is a celebration of food: an opportunity for chefs to flaunt their culinary creativity, and diners to experience something special. Although food options may sometimes include items from a restaurant’s regular menu, oftentimes chefs choose to have fun and create limited and exclusive dishes. For example, Ecuadorian grill El Sitio’s …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Five Collingswood restaurants offer up their takes on comfort food Jan. 21- 25. Preview the menus here.
Well, they’re at it again. The allure of prix fixe menus has once again lowered its seductive eyes in Collingswood’s direction, setting up what will likely be the first of three Restaurant Weeks to come in 2013. Monday, Jan. 21 kicks off "Homestyle Classics Restaurant Week," in which “the kind of cooking, flavors, and tastes you remember from your mother’s kitchen” come to Restaurant Row, reads a release from the borough. The idea was conceived by Tortilla Press chef Mark Smith who, after visiting his family back in Ohio a few years ago, was teased that he wouldn’t be able to enjoy their cooking anymore because he owned a Mexican restaurant. Smith got to thinking, which led to the big event next week. As per typical Restaurant Week …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The borough is celebrating the season with tricks and treats throughout the week.
Wed., Oct. 24 — 5:30–8 p.m. - The Pop Shop "Big and little kids can dance and have a scary-good time. Costumed kids 16 and under receive $1.00 off their meal and will have a chance to win a complimentary dinner for free. Bring your mummy and dad, too!" Wed., Oct. 24 — 6–8 p.m. - First United Methodist Church "There will be lots of cleverly decorated cars and trunks overflowing with all things sweet and chewy. Hotdogs, popcorn and lemonade with be provided at no charge. Plus, free goodie bags for those who attend!" Fri., Oct. 24 — 8 p.m. - Grooveground "A spirited, funky song list will await guests who choose a tune that summons their inner voice (selections are first come, first pick)...Runner-up CD prizes and a grand prize for best …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Held on National Coming Out Day, the event includes a rollicking evening of LGBT-themed trivia at The Pop Shop with some $3,300 in prizes to be awarded.
You’re sitting down with a coworker at a conference. The group leader asks you to try out a simple exercise with the person next to you. Have a five-minute conversation. Try to get as much information as you can from one another without disclosing anything about one specific topic: your sexual orientation. How much time would you take considering your pronouns? How would you refer to your family members, spouse or children? What kind of information couldn’t you share? Imagine working in a place where you couldn’t disclose that type of information; attending a school where you weren’t allowed to talk about it. That’s what it like, says NJEA staffer Richard Wilson, 55, of Collingswood, for a lot of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Patch spoke with a variety of sources about possible motivations behind the act of vandalism on Haddon Ave. Monday.
Nobody knows yet why The Pop Shop was vandalized Monday morning, or by whom. Most importantly, the whole thing washed off with bleach, according to Pop Shop co-owner Connie Correia Fisher, and nobody was harmed in the process. Collingswood Police are calling it an isolated incident, and did not offer any interpretation of the artwork left behind—a face with X's for eyes and a horizontal line for a mouth set against the letters "CMD" and "NIG" in gold and grey. Collingswood Patch asked several likely sources if they knew what to make of the graffiti left behind in the incident: tattoo artists, law enforcement agents, people with first-hand gang encounters. All but one of them offered opinions exclusively on condition of anonymity. One …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The gray-and-gold graffiti read "CMD" and "NIG" with a picture of a face. Police have no suspects at this time, and the paint came off with bleach.
Staff at The Pop Shop came into work Monday morning only to discover that its front window had been vandalized overnight. Done in gray and gold, the graffiti depicts a face with the eyes crossed out, the letters "CMD" appear twice, as do the letters "NIG." Everything came off with some bleach, said owner Connie Correia Fisher. The intention behind the act is, at this point, unknown to either the business or borough police; however, Cpl. Tom Hartshaw said it was an isolated incident. "There were no other reports of criminal mischief in the area," Hartshaw told Patch on Monday. He also was unwilling to speculate on any meaning implicit in the graffiti. "We don't know the meaning behind the acronym," Hartshaw said. Hartshaw said members of …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A handful of the best of the best in town were there to meet the voters who supported them in Readers' Choice 2012.
From the dulcet tones of Kevin Monko and Bill "the raging sensualist" Fergusson to the sweet treats of The Candy Jar, South Jersey's favorite farmers market played host to a sampling of Collingswood's favorite businesses Saturday morning. An overcast early morning was brightened up by a beautiful floral display from Warner Landscape and Patio and the smiles of children taking home free balloons from The Pop Shop. More than a few women stopped to chat up Morgan Robinson of Frugal Resale (and one couldn't resist the shoes she'd put out with the vintage autumn outfit displayed at her table). In all, the event was a small but meaningful capstone to the 2012 Readers Choice Awards. Here at Patch, we wanted to provide an event to help introduce …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Our food columnist gathered up all of the Father's Day dining specials in Collingswood and Haddonfield.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it would be an injustice for this column to acknowledge Mom while ignoring Dad. As with Mother’s Day, I’ve gathered for you a convenient guide to restaurant specials in Collingswood and Haddonfield that celebrate Father’s Day. Without further ado, I give you Father’s Day 2012: Blackbird Café Father’s Day Brunch 10:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Brunch menu includes appetizers, entrées and sides. Casona Father’s Day Dinner includes a special filet mignon with mini crab cake, potato cake, and asparagus in a thyme reduction. IndeBlue Father’s Day Brunch 11:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Brunch menu includes mako and Cornish hen. Dad also receives a complimentary Indian beer for being awesome. Nunzio’s Regular a la carte menu, plus …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The venerable Pop Shop notches a Readers' Choice win.
Collingswood Patch readers spoke loud and clear this week, crowning The Pop Shop as the town's best place for a cool treat. The Pop Shop took nearly half of the votes in our poll on Collingswood's best place to get ice cream, fro yo and other icy treats. Cabana Water Ice took second, while the new Yogo Factory in Haddon Township came in third. Thanks to all who voted! Check back on Monday for a new Readers' Choice.