This morning, HughE Dillon tipped us off that the sign at the Original Famous 4th Street Deli on 19th Street was being replaced with a “Kaufmans” sign. A worker inside the deli says that the business is under new ownership but the menu remains the same. However, she wasn’t able to shed any light on who the new owner is (Update below).
A call to the original Original Famous 4th Street Deli at 4th and Bainbridge verified that only the 19th Street location has been affected by the sale and business continues as usual.
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From Pat’s to Ponzios, Victor Fiorillo revisits some of the most notable Best of Philly winners from 1974.
Forty Years Later, Are These Philly Favorites Still the Best? [Philadelphia Magazine]
BY VICTOR FIORILLO
In case you missed it, there’s a new BBQ restaurant on South Street, from the folks who brought you Zahav, Marigold, and Xochitl. The team visited a disgusting amount of ’cue joints in Texas to get their meat right (a story expertly told here by food editor Ashley Primis, who accompanied the carnivorous lot on their research trip). But a man can only eat so much meat. He needs something to wash it all down. So I paid a visit to Percy Street to sample their drinks.
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