Kensington

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Vientiane Bistro Is Now Open in Kensington

Lao cuisine has come to Kensington. Vientiane Bistro, the first offshoot of long-running West Philly favorite Vientiane Cafe, is now open at 2537 Kensington Avenue. […]

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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook May Be Opening a “Zahav-Like” Restaurant in Kensington

It appears as though Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook are expanding their empire into Kensington. The CookNSolo business partners may be planning to bring a new concept to 1301 […]

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A Fergie’s Alum Is Opening a Neighborhood Bar in Kensington

Niall Murphy, a longtime Fergie’s bartender, is bringing a neighborhood bar with an industrial vibe to Kensington. Sutton’s will open at 1706 North 5th Street, with 10 […]

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Environmentalists: Kensington Junk Yard Fire Was a “Preventable Disaster”

The massive junk yard blaze that consumed nearly a full block on the Kensington/Port Richmond border and produced plumes smoke that could be seen for miles […]

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Firefighters Battled a Massive Junk Yard Blaze in Kensington

Firefighters battled and calmed a massive, four-alarm blaze on the border of Kensington and Port Richmond on Tuesday night. The fire started around 8:30 p.m […]

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Eat This Now: Pit-Roasted Pork at Lechonera Principe

Lechonera Principe claims to be the only restaurant in the region that’s licensed to run a proper Puerto Rican-style brick charcoal pit, located in the […]

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Flow State CoffeeBar Is Just About Ready to Open

Kensington’s newest coffee bar and gelateria is just about ready to open. Flow State CoffeeBar is set to debut at 2413 Frankford Avenue later this week. […]

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We Think We Just Found Donald Trump’s Dream Bar in Philadelphia

About 15 minutes into my Thursday-night visit to Old Philadelphia Bar, the inevitable happened. A man, who said he was a former firefighter before saying […]

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Drink Here Now: Fermentery Form in Kensington

Down the alley, under the green light, through the anachronistically fancy doors — that’s where you’ll find one of Philly’s strangest local breweries, Fermentery Form. […]

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Kensington Fuming Over Developer’s Fake “Historical District”

There’s a new neighborhood in Philadelphia, kids! Parts of Kensington shall henceforth be known as Stonewall Heights. No, the name change wasn’t voted on by […]

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SEPTA Officers Revive Pregnant Woman Who OD’d Twice in One Night

A pair of SEPTA Transit Police officers saved the life of an unidentified pregnant woman on two separate occasions after she overdosed on heroin twice […]

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Popular Colombian Pop-Up Graduates to Full-Fledged Restaurant in Kensington

Philly got a bump of Venezuelan love when TartAreperia 18.64 opened in Fishtown, and then again when Puyero opened in Queen Village, and then again — recently — when […]

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OPINION: Neighborhoods Are Bearing the Cost of the Conrail Heroin Camp Cleanup

When the city demolished the Conrail drug community in Kensington, it was as if Carrie Nation herself had returned from the grave to swing her […]

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Police: Officers Shot Armed Suspect in Kensington

Philadelphia police opened fire on a shooting suspect in Kensington Wednesday evening. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on the 400 block of East Somerset Street, where […]

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PPD Investigating Controversial Video of Kensington Arrest

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a controversial video of an arrest that occurred Monday in Kensington. The three-minute video, posted by a resident named […]