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Jason Cichonski Scores a Pig

  Jason Cichonski of Ela scored his pig for next week’s Cochon Epic from Country Time Farm. As you can see, it’s just about the […]

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Vetri Is Le Bec-Fin

For the next three nights Le Bec-Fin will return to its original location and current location of Vetri at 1312 Spruce Street. Marc Vetri is […]

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Uber Adds Ice Cream Option for National Ice Cream Day

Uber, the smart-phone-powered way to snag a town car has been saving us from hot Philadelphia cabs for over a year now. And tomorrow, Friday […]

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Ron’s Ribs Looking to Return

Before South Street West was a thing, there was Ron’s Ribs. The venerable barbecue spot was praised from far and near. Sadly the shop closed […]

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South Street’s Mixed Plate Is Listed for Sale

Save the PBR mirror Over on Property, they’ve got the details on South Street’s Mixed Plate being listed for sale. The Asian restaurant hasn’t been […]

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Dandelion’s Robert Aikens Is Heading to New York

In a reversal from what has certainly been a trend, Robert Aikens is heading from Philadelphia to New York. The head man at the Dandelion […]

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More Cronut Clones Hit Philadelphia

Two weeks ago, Swiss Haus Bakery’s Swiss cro-creme was the first cronut clone to hit Philadelphia. Now we’ve learned of two more. Holly Moore posted […]

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HipCityVeg Now Offers Calorie Counts

Nicole Marquis’ HipCityVeg has been packing in throngs of hungry vegans and other diners looking for a healthy meal. But what no one knew until […]

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Italiano’s Water Ice Is Closed

Italiano’s Water Ice has been a South Philadelphia institution for 37 years but this year the house-front water ice business hasn’t opened. Owner Nancy Italiano […]

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Joe Cicala’s Mortadella Piadina Is American Sardine Bar’s Sandwich of the Month

American Sardine Bar and Scott Schroeder offer a “celebrity” sandwich each month. The honor for July is bestowed upon Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala. Cicala has created […]

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13th Street Featured in Yesterday’s New York Times

Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney are featured in a New York Times story about the transformation of 13th Street.

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Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Happy Long Weekend Edition

Okay, so it was something of an abbreviated week here at Foobooz World HQ, what with Fireworks Day and all the drinking and barbecuing that […]

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Sneak Preview: August At Cook

So, at first glance, the August schedule at COOK looks a little light. Just a dozen-odd classes and a lot of days with nothing going […]

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Six Pack: Italian In Center City That We Never Talk About

Editors Note: Once again, we’re introducing a new Foobooz writer to the world, so please welcome Camilla Brandfield-Harvey. For her first post, we presented her […]

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Peter Serpico on Philadelphia

“I’m 31 years old now. I need to think about my future and the future of my family. If you were going to leave New […]