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Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange


Nov. 21, 2014

If any lessons have been learned over the last few years of updated pickle boards, heritage grits, and back-to-roots Americana flavors, it is that anything in a skillet or mason jar will likely be a hot seller.

Splash the diners with whiskey cocktails and a list of obscure local brews. Serve them in a casual, kid-friendly space clad in the barn wood and steel of rustic-industrial chic. And there's the formula for a neighborhood mainstay, Philadelphia circa 2014.

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