The Food & Drink Issue

Summer 2022

Grab the dog and pack a picnic, meet a friend and pour a glass, gather the family and go on a city adventure—however you soak up the sunny season, let this be your loving local guide to making memories all summer long.

Read Issue

Featured in this Issue

Community Interest

Dog Days

In our first-ever Dog Photo Contest, we asked to see the dogs of Lancaster, and our Fig friends answered! Sponsored by That Pet Place, we hosted the contest on Fig’s social media and received over 100 submissions—which is a lot of cute puppies to choose from…

Food & Drink

Fresh Face: Cafe One Eight

Anthony Vega & Demi Smeltzer never thought they’d own a café, but after Anthony’s brother, Rob Vega, passed away in 2013, Anthony made a commitment to honor his brother’s legacy, using his dream of becoming an entrepreneur to keep his memory alive.

Shopping & Retail

Fresh Face: Sweetish

A Lancaster City staple, Sweetish’s new corner location is bringing even more sweetness to downtown. Tyler Graybeal opened Sweetish in 2019, and when he got the opportunity this spring to move to a bigger spot on North Queen…

Health & Wellness

Fresh Face: EpitomeFit

Health Coach Neo Cortex believes it’s time for a change in the fitness industry. For years, many gyms and personal trainers have taken a one-size-fits-all approach that has left many first-time gym-goers feeling intimidated by entering a fitness space and left regular gym goers without the tools they need to put their health at the forefront of their workout regimen…

Shopping & Retail

Fresh Face: Lisa Torba, J. Hilburn

From T-shirts to tuxedos, Lisa Torba is bringing her expertise as a J. Hilburn stylist to Downtown Lancaster in a luxurious new studio space.

Shopping & Retail

The History and Future of Miesse Candies

In 1875, Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States, Thomas Edison was on the cusp of inventing electric light, and Miesse Candies had just started making the most delicious sweet treats.

Food & Drink

Shaken, swirled & sipped

Lancaster City is located in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County—a national destination for good food, rolling farmland, and family adventures. There’s so much goodness waiting to be discovered around every corner, so grab a few friends and make some memories…

Food & Drink

savory or sweet?

You may notice a little something different about our Summer 2022 Food & Drink Issue.

Community Interest

Lancaster Looks Up | Summer 2022

Partnering with local studio, MAROTTA/MAIN Architects, the School District of Lancaster recently renovated two middle schools—Reynolds, left page, and Lincoln, right page—using Armstrong World Industries (AWI) ceiling solutions to improve the performance and aesthetics of the space to support well-being…

Community Interest

Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Peter Barber

Whether driving a bright orange Volkswagen bus or sponsoring the YWCA Race Against Racism, Peter Barber actively participates in building community. Faithful readers of Fig may know Barber as one of "the Dudes" who owns Two Dudes Painting Company with his business partner…

Community Interest

Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Vanessa Philbert

Vanessa Philbert, CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP), is a vibrant example of leadership with her blend of confidence, kindness, wisdom, and style. She communicates her extensive knowledge of corporate psychology and organizational structures in a conversational tone that encourages and develops leadership in others.

Local Services

Cookin’ Up Something Good at Community First Fund

At Community First Fund, financial equity has been at the heart of what they do for the past 30 years. Through their work in financial services, affordable housing, and small business resources, Community First Fund is leveling the playing field for the clients they serve…

Local Services

Waste to Energy at LCSWMA

You might have heard or seen Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s mission a time or two: Managing waste as a resource to protect and benefit our community. But how are they really using waste as a resource?

Arts & Culture

Fresh Face: Vital Theatre

The team at Vital Theatre knows that a small seed of creativity can grow into a life infused with curiosity, wonder, and delight, and they plant those seeds into shows geared towards children and their families…

Arts & Culture

60 years of sweet music at Long’s Park Amphitheater

In 1957, Civitas (then known as Sertoma) came together with an idea to bring beautiful music to Lancaster’s Long’s Park through the construction of an amphitheater. With the expertise of Wickersham Construction &amp…

Food & Drink

Fuel Yourself at Clean Eatz

After a serendipitous trip with an old college friend in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Dyers suddenly found themselves with an itch for entrepreneurship and a potential outlet for their passion to help others live healthier lives.

Fresh Figs Delivered to You

Designed and produced four times a year, Fig Lancaster magazine is filled with the latest in Lancaster including local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community.