When the Bees moved here in 1980, it was a rough neighborhood.Silk City was still DeeDee’s Diner — a truck stop that closed by 3:30 p.m. The bar was nothing but a hole serving booze breakfast and liquid lunch.The Bees were a Kensington-born (B Street and Allegheny Avenue) family who lived for a spell in Atlantic City and Margate (Mark went to Holy Spirit High School in A.C.) before returning to Philly and new digs below Spring Garden.”Actually I went to a vo-tech in Margate,” says the bearded Bee, with a grin, about specializing in the most dangerous but profitable brand of plumbing: underground stuff. “I figured college would’ve been wasted on me.”
Not so coincidentally, we now have Silk City’s menu.
[Photo via Citypaper]