On Tuesday, November 26th chef and owner Alex Boonphaya is giving away lunch at Circles in South Philadelphia to celebrate the Thai restaurant’s fifth anniversary.
Everyone who stops by the restaurant between noon and 2 p.m. will get to choose among Basil Fried Rice, Pumpkin Curry, Tofu Pad Thai and Pad Prik Khing with Tofu.
Limit one dish per person.
Circles Thai – South Philadelphia [Foobooz]
Rendering of proposed Point Breeze project via Naked Philly.
Though the sale isn’t yet a done deal, 2012 Wharton, formerly Louis Sherman & Co. printers, is in the midst of being purchased by a developer for a proposed 50-home project. The broker in the deal is OCF Realty — better known ’round these parts as Ori Feibush — but according to Feibush, OCF is not the developer. That mystery person will be revealed on Monday, Feibush says, at what’s likely to be a very spicy meeting of South Philadelphia Homes Inc.
Here are the details we know thus far of the developer’s proposal: Read more »
Rendering of the new PostGreen Point Breeze development reNewbold.
If you wanted to see why rumors were circulating about John Longacre running for City Council, you should have been at the reNewbold groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. If you wanted to see why he isn’t, you should have been at the ceremony as well.
And if you wanted to learn what the community leadership of Point Breeze really thinks about new development, this was also a good place to be.
Besides Longacre and representatives of the other businesses that worked to bring this ultra-green residential-commercial development about, the ceremony featured two people who are deeply involved in Point Breeze redevelopment issues: City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd District) and Claudia Sherrod, executive director of South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. (SPHINC), Point Breeze’s community development corporation and Registered Community Organization for zoning matters.
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South Philadelphia Taproom turns ten and celebrates its past, present and future all weekend. Friday is all about the past with some favorite beers and favorite dishes from the past. Saturday is about the present and Sunday will feature a preview of Scott Schroeder’s new menu and some rare beers from Founders, Allagash, Russian River, Nodding Head.
SPTR 10-Year Anniversary Tap Lists! [Philly Tap Finder]
South Philadelphia Tap Room [Foobooz]
This seemingly attractive contemporary rental is on South Chadwick Street, a small thoroughfare between 16th and 17th that starts at Wharton and runs south from there to Snyder. Though the listing doesn’t say the exact address, an aerial view indicates that it’s at Chadwick and Wharton. Suffice to say you’d be hard pressed to characterize any part of South Chadwick as Graduate Hospital, let alone Wharton. (The founder of phillyskyline.com, who coined the term “G-Ho” for that neighborhood, says, “Washington Avenue is a CLEAR boundary, without equivocation whatsoever. South of Washington? Point Breeze.”)
Whatever you’d like to call the neighborhood, this four-bedroom home “in great Graduate Hospital location” looks rather interesting. According to the listing, details include:
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John Longacre talks Point Breeze and development over on Property, Philadelphia magazine’s real estate blog. Here are some more of the week’s most interesting real estate posts.
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The South Philadelphia Tap Room will be hosting its eight annual Wheat Beer Fest this Saturday, May 18, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The block party/beer fest will feature 30+ wheat beers, live music, and grilling. If you are into wheat beers you definitely do not want to miss this event. All 30+ draft wheat beers will be only $3.
Check out the full list of wheat beers »
Scott Schroeder’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches are getting wider distribution. The sandwich artist and people’s champ’s sandwiches will be available at both Ultimo Coffee locations starting today. A vegan, vegetarian and meat-friendly sandwich option will be available each day. An Ultimo employee promised the sandwiches would be more substantial than previous sandwich options and priced more reasonably.
Today’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches at Ultimo »
Where’s the PPA when you need them? Here’s Guy Fieri on Germantown Avenue near Geechee Girl Rice Cafe. Fieri has been in town filming segments for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
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Beer and Thai, what a lovely combination. An even better combination if it’s paired by two of the best bottle shops in town. On Wednesday, January 30th, Circles Thai is joining forces with The Bottle Shop in South Philly, and The Foodery in Northern Liberties for a 5-course 5-Beer Dinner, each course garnering its own respective bottle.
Tickets are $50 a head, and $45 for groups of four or more. There will be two seatings, one at 6pm and the second at 8pm, and tickets can be purchased online through the below links:
Circles Thai at 812 N 2nd St. http://circlesthai.ticketleap.com/northphilly/
Circles Thai 1514 Tasker St. http://circlesthai.ticketleap.com/southphilly/
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