Video: In 2016, This Shit Still Happens to Gay People in Philly

South Philadelphia resident Donald Whitfield caught on video calling his gay neighbor a "faggot."

South Philadelphia resident Donald Whitfield caught on video calling his gay neighbor a “faggot.”

If you haven’t been to South Philadelphia since the 1990s, a lot has changed.

Yes, there are all sorts of trendy bars serving fancy beers, and you can get award-winning Norwegian and French fare on the same strip where you’ll still find old-school linguini and meatballs. But one of the most noticeable and dramatic differences that this historic neighborhood has seen is an incredible influx of gay residents.

Indeed, South Philadelphia has become its own gay mecca. And that’s why one gay couple was so shocked when their neighbor unleashed a homophobic tirade on Tuesday night. Read more »

Chef No Longer at Restaurant School After Controversial Facebook Posts

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

On Tuesday afternoon, we told you about Philadelphia chef and Restaurant School teacher Nicolas Dandelias, whose Facebook page contained some troubling statements about women and immigrants as well as a racial slur. Well, within a matter of hours, we’ve learned that Dandelias is no longer employed by the Restaurant School. Read more »

Restaurant School Teacher Blasted Over Sexist Facebook Post

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

UPDATE: The Restaurant School has announced that it has taken some action regarding chef Dandelias. Click here to read the latest news.

ORIGINAL: Nicolas Dandelias has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Distrito, Barbuzzo, and Four Seasons, and these days he’s a teacher at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Well, we imagine that his female students at the Restaurant School might want to know what Dandelias has to say about women in the kitchen. Read more »

Janeen Thomas Would Like to Apologize for Those Philly Restaurant Incidents

Photo courtesy Janeen Thomas

Photo courtesy Janeen Thomas

Last summer, I had a chance encounter with a woman named Janeen Thomas, whom I caught redhanded stealing my belongings from atop the bar at a local restaurant. It turned out that this wasn’t Thomas’ first time causing mischief in our local eateries, and shortly after my run-in with her, Thomas was arrested for trying to dine and dash at Vedge. She quickly became Public Enemy Numero Uno on the Philly food scene.

Eight months later, Thomas has been through the court system. She’s had time to reflect on her actions. And this week, we spoke on the phone about where she was then and where she is now. This is that conversation.

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Video: Woman Threatens Barista at B2 Cafe Over Cell Phone Incident

Keep all products containing bleach away from the woman seen here.

Keep all products containing bleach away from the woman seen here.

It’s been quite a week down at a certain coffee shop in South Philadelphia. First, we told you about The Cell Phone Incident at B2 Cafe, which… Oh, you better just go read the story here. Then we called B.S. on the whole situation. And now, we’ve obtained surveillance footage of a woman threatening the barista involved in the original debacle. Read more »

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