Thought I would get something new up on the dusty old blog. Shot Tower Coffee, 6th and Christian in Philly, opened a couple of months ago with lots of rustic wood, old subway tiles, and Philly’s first Strada espresso machine. The Stunptown coffee is good, the cast iron cafeteria table from the Tasty Cakes factory is handsome and substantial. But what really takes the podium are the exquisite (and I don’t feel funny using that word to describe these) orchids on every flat surface. Matt, one of the owners, is said to have some experience in botany, and he keeps the alive and in full bloom.