- Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
- 1205 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-665-8080
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- Cuisine: American
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With that mustache, he’d fit right in in Fishtown
This year marks 100 years since the death of famous Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Furness’ designs were bold and eccentric during his life, and have since become revered not only in Philadelphia, but wherever his designs were produced. He was greatly influenced by the industrial designers of his day, often combining materials in new ways and designing on a scale meant to dazzle and break with the norm. Other famous architects like Louis Sullivan, who studied under Furness, and Frank Lloyd Wright were strongly influenced by his designs. Many of his important buildings, like the University of Pennsylvania Fisher Library and Drexel’s Paul Peck Center, still stand throughout Philadelphia–some housing popular restaurants.
Hot dogs in Philly? They’re totally a thing now–with dedicated shops opening around town and fancy-pants chefs adding them to their menus for a bit of the common touch. And all of this is great news because if there’s anything we love here at Foobooz World HQ, it’s being given the opportunity to make more wiener jokes.
But do you know what else is great? The news, courtesy of the Insider, that Underdogs–the 17th and Sansom gathering place for underground tubesteak enthusiasts–is making a fast expansion into South Philly. The new lease has been signed for a space at 1205 South 9th Street (just spitting distance from Pat’s and Geno’s), the menu will be the same, and the Underdogs crew is hoping for a September opening.
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