Meet “The Bizcolumnist” and his Favorite Restaurant in Phoenixville

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Jared Bouchard is the writer behind a terrific blog with a focus on Phoenixville businesses. Click here to read more!

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post is by Jared Bouchard, aka “The Bizcolumnist.”

Hey all, you might recognize my social media handle as @bizcolumnistpxv. You may have even stumbled upon my site If you’ve seen my blogs circulating around Phoenixville–and beyond–I’m the guy who writes them.

My name is Jared Bouchard, nice to finally introduce myself! I’m not necessarily an anonymous writer, I just like to focus my content on the people that matter. If you’ve noticed, my blogs are about small businesses and happenings around Phoenixville.

One day I decided to combine my passion for creative writing and small businesses and start my own blog. I wanted to highlight all the exciting businesses I visit while I’m out on the weekends. I didn’t really think anything would come of my writing, but now I’m approaching 30,000 pageviews!

It’s crazy how far I have come this year. I believe that people often think I’m a legitimate publication, which is awesome, but I’m just a guy that likes to write. I work a full-time job and squeeze in time in my off hours to work on writing.

Writing is an escape for me and the combination created a niche that I didn’t know existed. Now that I’m ingrained in the small business world, I wanted to share my favorite restaurant in Phoenixville.

I often post stories on Instagram related to Greek culture. That’s because I am obsessed with my family heritage! I wrote an article earlier this year talking about my ancestors from Mytilene, Greece–if you’re into Genealogy, I write about it on

As someone who loves Greek culture, my favorite restaurant is hands down Avlos Greek Cuisine. I may be a little biased though.

Avlos Greek Cuisine, Photo by Bizcolumnist

After I wrote about the restaurant in the summer, I became close with the owners because we share connections to Greece. Chef Nicole is extremely passionate about her food. She spent over 7 years in the Greek islands and villages learning to cook.

The restaurant feels like a home to other Greeks I’ve spoken to. Everything within the restaurant has its place and reason for being there.

One of my favorite things to get is coffee. You can get it made just like they do in Greece. Greek coffee is prepared differently than American-style coffee. Typically, the coffee is boiled and served in smaller cups, which is something you can order when you’re at Avlos.

As for the food, it’s next level. Greek food is based around pork, fish, and lamb, so that’s something to be aware of when visiting. If you take a look at the menu, you’ll see all the healthy options–you’re bound to find something mouth-watering.

The restaurant is BYOB, so I recommend taking a look at the current menu and finding a wine to pair with your dish. Oh, here’s a hint. The Foodery across the street sells 2 types of Greek beer–Mythos and Fix Hellas. I prefer Fix over Mythos, but it’s a great pit stop before hitting Avlos.

Overall, the experience is top-notch, and it’s owned by both Chef Nicole and her sister Katerina. You can meet Katerina as she works the front of the house and greets customers as enter the restaurant.

Again, I am a tad biased, but you get the idea. It’s a really special place and quickly became my favorite place to go in Phoenixville and quite frankly, anywhere.

If you’re looking to try something new, check out Avlos. You will not be disappointed. Also, if you haven’t followed me yet, check out my handle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bizcolumnistpxv. You can also visit my site at

Editor’s Note: Help The Bizcolumnist continue his journey to bring more exposure to the businesses in Phoenixville by following him online, and perhaps buying him a coffee.

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