A Peruvian Food Revolution Is Afoot in Philadelphia

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Apart from the very few Peruvian restaurants that exist exclusively on the fringes of this city (the El Balconcitos in the Northeast and Inka Wall in Upper Darby), Philadelphia doesn’t have much input in the Peruvian restaurant revolution happening across the globe.

But when the El Balconcito crew opens their Old City outpost later this year, and when Giovanni Delfino, Francisco Acevedo and Carmen Silva open Chalaco’s in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia will finally have the bolstered Peruvian scene it deserves.
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Obsession: Love & Honey Reviewed

Fried chicken is the star at Love and Honey (Photo: Facebook)

There’s something about fried chicken that speaks to the obsessive streak in certain people. Like barbecue, like soup dumplings, fried chicken is one of those things that dedicated eaters can spend a lifetime cataloging, going further and further afield, chasing after some sweet and mythical epitome like all their breath and future happiness depend on it.

And those who cook it? Particularly among those who do it for a living, fried chicken becomes not just a food—not just an edible object whose preparation requires a certain set of discrete steps—but a vocation. A passion on which they can spend an inordinate amount of time, sweat and treasure.

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WATCH: Driver Runs After Crashing U-Haul Into NoLibs Restaurant

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

A man driving a U-Haul truck plowed into a store at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberities this afternoon – and then proceeded to run away.

The driver, who police said is a 41-year-old man, crashed into the Urban Village Brewing Company at 1001 N. 2nd St. around 1 p.m., according to police.  Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Two-Pack in Northern Liberties for $260K

1521 N. Palethorp St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Calling all bargain hunters: here’s a two-for-one deal! Right in the heart of Northern Liberties, these two historic trinities built in the 1900s offer a variety of opportunities. With separate but equally charming units, the possibilities are endless. A duplex, such as this featured listing, is an appreciable investment for anyone looking to rent out a piece of property and make a little profit off their purchase. Who knows? Maybe being a landlord is in your future.

It must be noted that the real selling point for this two-for-one special is its location. Positioned on a quiet street, the property is surrounded by new construction condominiums. Coupled with its Northern Liberties address, the two-unit home finds itself steps away from grade-A restaurants, shopping, bars and galleries. Read more »

Philly Ranked Fifth Most Walkable City in U.S. This Year

All of Center City’s neighborhoods, from the Avenue of the Arts on down, are “Walker’s Paradises,” contributing to the city’s continued ranking among the five most walkable cities in the U.S. | Photo by Jeff Fusco

A mere two-tenths of a point dropped Philadelphia from its perch as the nation’s fourth-most-walkable city in this year’s Walk Score rankings of American cities.

Miami traded places with Philadelphia to become the No. 4 most walkable city in the U.S. on this year’s list. But no one should lament this development, for what it means is merely that cities all across America continue to up their walkability game.

A news release from Walk Score parent Redfin noted that once again, all of the 10 most walkable cities had higher Walk Scores than they did last year, and of the top 50, only Omaha saw its Walk Score fall (by a mere 0.3 point). Philadelphia’s Walk Score of 79 was 0.7 points above its showing last year, but Miami posted an even stronger gain of one full point to 79.2, putting it in fourth place and Philly in fifth. Read more »

Eat This Now: Love & Honey’s Fried Chicken

Photo by Alex Jones

Last year, we reported that chefs Todd and Laura Lyons would be opening a fried chicken-centric restaurant in their Northern Liberties neighborhood.

Last month, Love & Honey Fried Chicken debuted in a cute, cheery storefront at 1100 North Front Street.

I’m excited to report that you should absolutely eat this now.

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Just Listed: Modern Luxury in Northern Liberties for $1.199M

822 N. American St. #4, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Photos: Jackie Dabrowski via Space & Company

It’s not that often that one sees a home in Northern Liberties with a million-plus price tag, so when one does hit the market, you know there has to be something special about it.

And there’s lots that’s special about this spacious, luxurious townhome, part of a nine-unit development surrounding an intimate courtyard on an equally intimate lane.

From the moment you lay eyes on it, you can see the quality of its construction and design. Read more »

Old House, Young Soul in Northern Liberties for $489K

841 N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Photos via Janet Ames, RE/MAX Executive Realty

The little homes of Northern Liberties present modest faces to the outside world, and many of them still possess equally modest hearts.

Not this one, however. For its 100th birthday in 2010, its owner gave it a stunningly modern heart and soul, one that bespeaks both style and sophistication.

Actually, to characterize this 2,000-square-foot home as “little” is a misstatement. That modest facade conceals plenty of room for socializing, entertaining, relaxing and enjoying personal time. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Quiet Retreat in Northern Liberties for $315K

1011 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Images via Luminous Realty

We’re suckers for bargains. “That looks fabulous on you!” “You paid how much for that?”

You’ll probably get comments like these from your friends after moving into this super-stylish modern trinity on a super-quiet lane in Northern Liberties.

Yes, we said “modern trinity.” On the outside, it presents the classic 19th-century trinity face, but on the inside, it’s totally up to date with a bunch of nice style touches and extras. Read more »

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