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South Philly

  1. FYI
    Help Decide the Fate of Boot & Saddle TonightThe zoning committee takes up the discussion at its meeting tonight.
  2. Truckin’
    Pitruco Pizza Rolls Up on Bella VistaThe truck is parking in Bella Vista and slinging pies.
  3. The Other Critics
    Sky Cafe Lobs ‘Umami Grenades’; Siri’s Thai Side ‘GetsRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  4. Truckin’
    Vacant Lot Behind Ikea to Make Way For Food Truck SanctuaryIf the right number of vendors come aboard, the real estate developer will build a commissary and overnight parking facilities.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Little Baby’s Ice Cream Freezes Out Frankford Ave.; Khyber Taps Into TsarRounding up news from around the neighborhoods.
  6. Fish Stories
    Ippolito’s Seafood Rolls Out a Sashimi BarSouth Philly’s 83-year-old fish market gets a taste for the raw.
  7. Coming Soon
    ‘Upscale’ Gastropub In the Works For East Passyunk Ave.Though details are few, the project’s announcement was met mostly with applause.
  8. The Other Critics
    J&J Trestle Inn Puts Forth the ‘Best Roast Pork Sandwich’;Rounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Devil’s Den Does Dogfish Head Weekend; Green Rock Tavern Celebrates PierogiesRounding up all the region’s neighborhood news.
  10. Rumor Mill
    Rumors Have Geno’s Going Up For Sale [UPDATED]The Cheez Whiz capital of South Philly could possibly be up for sale.
  11. Closings
    Say So Long to Sticks & StonesThe bar and restaurant was open for about half as long as it was under construction.
  12. The Other Critics
    Ring-a-Ding-Ding: Three Bells for Il Pittore; Sky Cafe’s ‘Crispy,Rounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  13. Bars
    Chickie’s & Pete’s Erects Philly’s Largest TV ScreenAfter scoring bragging rights to being the country’s best sports bar, the crabfries slingers decided building a bigger TV was in order.
  14. Mediavore
    Mummers and Mayor Celebrate Diner’s Reopening; Food and Modeling LivePlus: Wendy’s rebounds in Japan; and China’s first Hello Kitty restaurant opens, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Openings
    Kristian’s Rechristened Kris and Serving Dinner in South PhillyThe new spot is a little more casual than its predecessor.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Volunteers Get Free Federal Donuts Saturday; Vedge Has Its Liquor License and IsRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  17. Rumor Mill
    Though Nebulous, More Details About 1601 EmergeThe bar is in in the process of being resuscitated, but it will operate independently of Kite & Key.
  18. Rumor Mill
    Kite & Key Owners Deny Rumors of Taking Over South Philly’s 1601One of the owners said he looked at the property, but decided to pass.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Le Virtu Celebrates Gluttony With Gluttony; Garces Wants You to Meet LaRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  20. Mediavore
    No Cheesesteaks Harmed in Last Night’s Fatal Shooting in South Philly;Plus: Mini-desserts are trending; and meat consumption is going up, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Foodies With Benefits
    How About Some Beers to Go With Your Donuts?The benefit will pair donuts with local brews.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Tequila’s Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary; ’Tis the Season to BeRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Bumper Crops Sprout Up at the Rachael Ray Garden; Work Gets Underway at AllaRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  24. Food TV
    Rachael Ray’s Focus on Philly Airs TodayFire up the idiot box!
  25. Beef
    Neighbors Are Perplexed Over Rachael Ray’s PearsOne of Rach’s lackeys was put in charge of the murals, because the show didn’t want to pay Mural Arts to do it.
  26. Food TV
    The ‘Rachel Ray Show’ Begins Shooting Near Pat’s TodayShooting begins today for an upcoming episode that focuses on Philly.
  27. R.I.P.
    RIP Joey Vento: Somewhere in Heaven Angels Shed Tears of Cheez WhizThe cheesesteak tycoon who founded Geno’s passed away last night.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Spread Bagelry Rises From the Ashes; Wolfgang Puck Catering at the Mann CenterRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  29. Empire Building
    With Green Eggs On the Way, Wash West Gets a Little Less ShadyThe new, more kid-friendly location will take over the space left vacant by a strip joint.
  30. Openings
    Santucci’s Is Now Open, Serving Square Pizza and More at 10th and ChristianThe new location brings the square pizza phenomenon to South Philly.
  31. Sweet News
    Fond Pastry Chef to Open a Shop on East Passyunk Ave.She expects to open shop near Dickinson St. sometime this fall.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Superfresh Will Fill Pathmark’s Void In NoLibs; JG Domestic Hosts BBQ andRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  33. Foodievents
    South Philly Food Co-Op Partners With Gold Star ParkGold Star will provide the tunes, and the Co-Op will offer a variety of food related events.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    FroYo Comes to Old City; Fresh Grocer’s Wine Kiosk Stays PutRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Strongbox Closed; Broad Street Diner Is Still For SalePlus the Full Moon Saloon is on the market, and Bitar’s is on the move, all in our roundup of neighborhood news.
  36. Openings
    Philly Restaurant Preview: Openings, Openings Everywhere!Fall means a slew of restaurant openings.
  37. Green Eggs Cafe Serves Eco-Friendly Eggs; Doc Watson’s Will Become the Blue Bear
  38. Beef
    You Can’t Beat Joey Vento’s MeatA man was arrested after scratching Vento’s car.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Darlings Closes at 20th and Pine; South Philly Adds a New Farmers MarketPlus Nook Bakery and Coffee Bar opens, and the Barbary begins serving food, all in our roundup of neighborhood news.
  40. The Other Critics
    Avenida Is on the Right Track in Mt. Airy; Dominican BYO Café Colao ServesRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  41. Mediavore
    South Philly Sandwich Shop Says: Leave the Gun, Take the Hoagie; Donations toPlus Rahm Emanuel’s brother Zeke moonlights as a food critic, and Portland, Oregon has a thriving backyard chicken sitting business, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Openings
    Green Eggs Hatches a Second LocationThe second location will open somewhere in Northern Liberties.
  43. Openings
    Paloma Gears Up for Its South Philly DebutThe Mexi-French fusion restaurant, formerly of the North East, will open at 8th and Catherine.
  44. Openings
    What to Eat at China Moon, Now Open In Bella VistaThe new Chinese restaurant replaces Asia @ Cafe.
  45. Food TV
    Bizarre Foods Takes On Philly’s Edible OdditiesScrapple, tripe sandwiches and eye-ball tacos are a few of the local delicacies the show shot.
  46. Mediavore
    Schmidt’s Sign Comes Home; Food Network Sets Sail With Celebrity CruisesPlus: Self-serve beer flows in Center City, and Feds confiscate toxic honey in South Philly, all in our morning news roundup.
  47. The Other Critics
    Los Gallos Delivers in More Ways Than One; Meritage’s Vegan Tasting Menu ExceedsRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews
  48. Empire Building
    Kenmare’s Joey Campanaro Coming to Queen VillageThe South Philly-born chef will take over Frederick’s on South Front St.
  49. Empire Building
    Starr’s Next Move: South PhillyYes, it’s the same property Starr flirted with last year.
  50. Openings
    Sticks & Stones Opening Soon, Sans Cheese WhizTwo years of delays plagued chef-owner Nick Miglino.
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