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The Philadelphia Department of Health put this cease operations sign on the door of Famous 4th Street Deli after a restaurant inspection on Thursday revealed some major problems
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Wednesday Was a No Good, Very Bad Day at Philadelphia’s Most Iconic Deli

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]


Dear Famous 4th Street Deli, Don’t Ever Change

One of the details I adore about Famous 4th Street deli is how far the dining room juts out into the sidewalk. It leaves just […]


Behold, a New Jewish Deli From the Schulson Crew and Former Parc Chefs

The Schulson Collective is installing a new operation on the ground floor of their Giuseppe & Sons space at 1523 Sansom Street. If it’s been […]

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First Look: Liberty Kitchen, Fishtown’s New Deli and Artisan Market

Liberty Kitchen, the locally-focused deli, specialty market, and event space, officially opens tomorrow at 1244 North Front Street in Fishtown. The concept is a collaboration between […]

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American Joe’s Will Bring Hoagies and Crabcakes to Jeweler’s Row

Center City’s newest sandwich spot is opening in…the back of a jewelry store? When American Jewelry Co. owner Joe Bonfiglio Jr. bought 132 South 8th Street […]

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Liberty Kitchen, a Deli, Market and Event Space, Is Opening in Fishtown

Liberty Kitchen, a new locally-focused market, commissary, and event space, is set to open next month in Fishtown. The concept at 1244 North Front Street […]

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An Upscale Deli Is Opening on Dilworth Plaza

Dilworth Plaza is getting a new spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Waterfront Gourmet, an upscale deli, will open at 1414 South Penn Square. Waterfront […]


Northeast Philly’s Blue Duck Hosts Jewish Deli Pop-Up

Northeast Philadelphia’s Blue Duck is turning two and celebrating with a couple days worth of events. On Sunday, October 2nd, owners Kris Serviss, Joe Callahan […]


Kaufman’s Deli Looks Closed

On Friday a sign said that Kaufman’s Deli at 19th and Ranstead was closed due to mechanical issues. On Monday evening the sign was larger, […]


Famous 4th Street Deli on 19th Is Under New Ownership

This morning, HughE Dillon tipped us off that the sign at the Original Famous 4th Street Deli on 19th Street was being replaced with a […]


Parkway Corner Deli Opens

The Parkway Corner Deli is opening today at 22nd and Spring Garden. The deli will be open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as […]


Best of Philly: Forty Years Later, Are These Philly Favorites Still the Best?

From Pat’s to Ponzios, Victor Fiorillo revisits some of the most notable Best of Philly winners from 1974. Bassetts Ice Cream Famous 4th Street Deli […]


Woolsey’s Kitchen Equipment Going to Avenue Delicatessen

Remember back in December when Peter Woolsey was looking to give away some of his old kitchen equipment? Well it’s been claimed. The Avenue Delicatessen […]


Want to Run a Deli?

Last week Delicatessen closed after a two year run at 703 Chestnut Street. Today a Craigslist post offers the two-floor property for lease. Monthly rent […]


Quick Bites: Center City Falafel, American Sardine Delays and Kitchen Returns

Falafel makes a triumphant return to 18th and Ranstead. Crisp is the name of the New York-based falafel operation. There’s an odd density of falafel […]