Trinity Tuesday: A Big Little Beauty in Bella Vista

724 S 7th St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

724 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

The little home with the blue door. You’ll see it right away, but you won’t forget it as easily.

Tree-lined, quiet and quaint, the Bella Vista street this Colonial trinity sits on is enough to win your heart over. It’s not just the street, however. The living room inside this home gracefully showcases an open floor plan, with a wide arched passageway that opens into a charming kitchen boasting a hand-painted tile floor, tons of cabinet space and cozy storage nooks. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Home for the Wanderluster in Bella Vista

802 S 6th St. #D, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via Plumer & Associates, Inc.

Don’t have the budget to explore the world just yet? Enter through the gated European-style courtyard to get to this trinity home and experience the sensation of travel right here in Philadelphia. A wonderful adventure awaits you in the form of a three-story-plus stucco home with curb appeal, nestled on the border of Queen Village and Bella Vista.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Beauty in Bella Vista

706 S Mildred St, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147

706 S Mildred St, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147 | TREND Images via Keller Williams Realty

It feels like each week for Trinity Tuesday we talk about the downsides of trinities, and how that week’s featured house manages to deny those downsides. Truth be told, though, it’s warranted. When you look at tons of houses every week, you find that many of the city’s trinities really don’t need to be put up on our site. There are some that do, however, and this is one of them. Read more »

Coeur Adds New Dishes, Chef

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Coeur has received positive reviews since its opening but here come some changes. Opening chef Andy Tessier has left the restaurant and Justin Bennett has been named the new executive chef. Bennett is also exec chef for Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly at Local 44 and Clarkville.

Menu staples like the rotisserie chicken and smoked brisket sandwich remain but there is now escargot, bone marrow, raclette fondue, grilled pork chops and more. And get this, poutine is now on the menu of this Montreal-inspired restaurant.

Another cool thing on the menu is Coeur’s Sunday special of half-priced sparkling wines.

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Banh Mi and Bottles Brings Vietnamese Street Food to South Street

banh mi bottles 940Ever hear of a Vietnamese Taphouse? Well there’s one coming to South Street. Tuan Phung is bringing Vietnamese street food and over 200 different bottles of craft beer to 712-714 South Street.

Banh Mi and Bottles will focus mostly on “street bites,” or Vietnamese tapas, but also on the menu will be Banh mi, pho, salad rolls, and other authentic Vietnamese dishes. On top of the 200 to 300 varieties of beer to choose from, Phung says they’ll have a full bar with house-made organic cocktails with a Southeast Asian influence.

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Field Guide: 25 Philadelphia Bars and Restaurants With Fireplaces

Fireplace at the Dandelion | Photo by Starr Restaurants

Fireplace at the Dandelion | Photo by Starr Restaurants

Know what the best thing about winter is? Snow days. And just because you’re a grown-up now doesn’t mean that you can’t have them occasionally, too. While we certainly understand that big storms (like the one that hitting the region this weekend) can be serious business, we here at Foobooz World HQ understand that once the worst of the snow has passed, what people really need is to climb out of their pillow forts, throw off their blankets, and to go somewhere warm and cozy to congratulate themselves on weathering the storm.

So with that in mind, we have assembled this list of 24 bars in the area that have a roaring fireplace (and an adult beverage or two) waiting for you. So now be safe, be responsible, and get out there and enjoy your snow day.

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Bella Vista Lot to Swap Parking for Million Dollar Mansions

Rendering via The McCann Team

Rendering via The McCann Team/JKRP Architects

It looks like more million dollar homes are coming to Bainbridge Street in Bella Vista. This time, it’s with a project developed by National Realty & Investment Advisors (NRIA) called Bedford Estates.

As Naked Philly points out, the McCann Team has published an information packet that shows 7 large homes replacing the Patriot Parking lot at 7th and Bainbridge, adjacent to the Good King Tavern.

According to a site plan in the packet, four homes will front 7th Street, two will front Kater Street and one large L-shaped pad will be placed on Bainbridge Street. The grouping modern day mansions made of brick and metal bays will share an interior parking lot, which looks to be access via Bainbridge Street.

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Trinity Tuesday: Snuggle Up Next to This Wood Burning Fireplace in Bella Vista

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

The weather in Philly has been funny lately. One day, it’s 65 degrees and sunny, and the next one is blustery with a chance of actual snow! Yo-yoing temps mean that it’s critical to have a versatile place that keeps you warm in the winter and also cools you down during those hazy, hot and humid days.

This tucked away trinity home on a cul-de-sac-like stretch of Darien Street in Bella Vista does just that, thanks in large part to its wood burning fireplace (with lovely tile accents) and the central air conditioning.

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The Boot Is Back: Boot & Saddle Glows on Broad

Photo by Pat Hoban

Photo by Pat Hoban

The Boot & Saddle’s two-story sign has been reinstalled at Broad and Ellsworth. Foobooz reader Pat Hoban snapped the above picture over the weekend.

The sign was originally set to be relit in June but Len Davidson, who restored the sign and hundreds of other neon signs that make up his Philadelphia Neon Museum collection, determined more work was needed.

When the Boot & Saddle reopened almost two years ago, the restoration of the sign was a condition of the Boot & Saddle getting its liquor license endorsed by the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association.

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