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Neighborhood or town you live in: Ivyland, PA
Job: Owner of Craft Concepts Group
What do you most love about what you do for a living? Running bar/restaurants is a challenge but I take satisfaction in watching guests of my restaurants enjoy themselves at dinner and relaxing with a craft beer.
"I love creating an idea of a restaurant concept, constructing it and watching it come together."
How would you spend a perfect day in Center City?
Getting up early on a spring day and going for a run along the Schuylkill River trail, then going for brunch at Café La Maude. I would then take a walk around Rittenhouse Park and do some shopping on Walnut Street, then finish with dinner and cocktails in Midtown Village.
What is on your nightstand?
A photo of my wife and kids, my AirPods, cell phone, notepad to write down thoughts.
Favorite designer or fashion brand: Tom Ford and Salvatore Ferragamo
Favorite article of clothing: I love a nice sports jacket
Describe your style in 3 words: Casual but modern and polished
Describe your go-to look: Slim fit button down shirt
Favorite scent: Dolce & Gabbana The One
Favorite drink: Jameson neat
Last trip you went on: Riviera Maya, Mexico
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to control time. Slow down and to accomplish more and to enjoy things that make me happy longer. Rewind, to fix mistakes and fast-forward through a few things I dread.
"My favorite places to shop in Center City? Rittenhouse Row has plenty of boutiques and national retailers. I’m a fan of Boyd’s and Suit Supply, and I also like Midtown Village, 13th street has plenty of cool gift shops."
Favorite places to eat in Center City:
Well, I’m biased but I love all my restaurants, Brü, Tradesmans, Blume, Uptown Beer Garden, etc… They each offer an eclectic style of food, all with cool different concepts
Favorite places to drink in Center City:
Putting my bars aside, I’m a fan of a.bar, Monks Café and Hop Sing Laundromat. All three of these bars are completely different in what they offer. a.bar has a unique cocktail list, in a small comfortable space. Monks Café offers a great sour beer which is my style of beer choice. Hop Sing Laundromat has one of the best cocktail lists in the city and I like the dark, speakeasy vibe.
Favorite Center City hidden gem:
One of my favorite places to visit that I consider a hidden gem is the Mütter Museum, which is full of preserved collections of specimens, medical instruments from the 19th century.
Teddy Sourias photographed in Damari Saville suit jacket, dress shirt, and pocket square, Goorin Bros hat, denim and shoes are his own, at Damari Savile.