This Weekend: Spring Has Sprung So Let’s Get Drunk

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I’m almost afraid that writing this publicly will jinx it, but it’s supposed to be 79 degrees and sunny this Saturday (April 18), which means it’s officially T-shirt weather (and that means everyone’s arms will be out, and who doesn’t love a good view of arms?).

But springtime means something else in addition to visible arm flesh: pub strolls (and allergies, but lets just talk about bar crawls.) Namely, the South Street West Business Association Pub Stroll this Saturday from 1-7pm.

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Huge Percy Street Condo Has the Size, Location and an Isaiah Zagar Mural

Images by TREND via Redfin/Elfant Wissahickon-Rittenhouse Square

Images by TREND via Elfant Wissahickon-Rittenhouse Square

It’s getting warmer each and every day, and that typically means ones thing: a trip to South Street for a tour of Isaiah Zagar’s wonderland of Philly Magic Gardens. It’s easy to get lost in the garden of bottles, mirrors, bike wheels and plates for hours.

Why not live in a nearby building that boasts its very own Zagar piece? Trust us, it has plenty of space. Read more »

PHOTOS: 84th Annual Easter Promenade on South Street

Rabbits on stilts, marching bands and costume-clad pooches hit the South Street / Headhouse District yesterday afternoon for the 84th annual Easter Promenade. Organizers say the event brought out record crowds to revel in the Easter Sunday sunshine, estimating 2,500 to 3,000 revelers showed up. South Street Headhouse District shared some photos of the event. Check them out below:



 

Video: South Street Idiots Break Jim’s Steaks’ Windows

The moment of impact.

The moment of impact.

Every time we start to believe that South Street might be improving, something like this happens. Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning some guys decided it would be fun to pound on and eventually ram into the front windows at cheesesteak institution Jim’s Steaks, breaking two large panes and causing what the owner says was $1,850 in damage. Read more »

Fat Tuesday Flashback: the South Street Mardi Gras Riot of 2001

MARDI GRAS

Mardi Gras revelers vandalize a television news van on South Street in Philadelphia late Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001. About a dozen stores were looted or vandalized as police tried to clear thousands of Mardi Gras revelers from a popular entertainment district.

Easter is early this year, which means Lent is about to start when it’s about 20 degrees outside. That will probably prevent any outdoor celebrations of Mardi Gras today, and everything is scheduled indoors. The rowdiest event seems to be a “bead contest” at Xfinity Live! On South Street, Tattooed Mom’s is holding an Arts and Crafts Happy Hour with proceeds going to Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens.

That wasn’t the case in 2001. Read more »

Foobooz Six Pack: Philly’s Best Pie

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Double Crust Apple Pie à la mode from Jones

Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.

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South Street’s Hot Diggity Closes

Menu boards by Hawk Krall

Menu boards by Hawk Krall

Keith Garabedian is closing his South Street hot dog shop after three-and-a-half praise filled years. Hot Diggity immediately seemed like it had always been on South Street and I never considered it would close. Garabedian shares a wonderful thank you letter to his customers, co-conspirators, chef friends and more.

Hot Diggity will be missed.

Read the entire letter on Facebook.

Hot Diggity [Foobooz]

Abner Silver of Jim’s Steaks Dies

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Abner Silver, the owner of Jim’s Steaks on South Street passed away today at age 79. Silver co-owned Jim’s with Bill Proetto since the South Street location opened in the mid-seventies. Silver became the sole owner when Proetto passed in 2011.

Silver, a jazz buff, was responsible for setting up Jim’s first cheesesteak eating stunt back in 1978, when Lynda Kuerth devoured 11 steak sandwiches. Silver was also the founder of Abner’s Steaks in University City.

Silver had suffered from Alzheimers in recent years but passed peacefully today.

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