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Adam Erace Calls Opa a “Great Restaurant”

Adam Erace was already a fan of Bobby Saritsoglou’s cooking from Saritsoglou’s time at Santucci’s. There, Erace realized the pizzeria was also a really good neighborhood […]

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Fergie’s Beach Returns on May 20th

Last summer Fergie’s Pub opened “Fergie’s Beach” next to the Sansom Street pub. The “60-seat beer garden and asphalt paradise” will return on Wednesday, May 20th […]

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A Day in the Life of Midtown Maven Valerie Safran

If there’s anyone whose goings-on we want to know, it’s entrepreneur and queen of Midtown Village Valerie Safran. As if co-owning nine businesses — Open […]

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Pine Street Pizza Has Closed

After 30+ years in business, Pine Street Pizza at 12th and Pine has closed. The pizza shop has spanned a time from when 12th and […]

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New Chef and a New Menu at Opa

Bobby Saritsoglou, the mustached head chef who took over the helm of Opa in early March, has released his new menu, which will be officially […]

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TONIGHT: Lobster Spaghetti Deal at Little Nonna’s

Tonight, Little Nonna’s on Locust Street is hosting Lobster Spaghetti night. For $25, you can get a one-pound lobster with spaghetti in a San Marzano tomato […]

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Mercato Debuts New Spring Menu

As the trees turn green once again, so do our dinner plates as restaurants transition their menus to lighter and brighter fare. Mercato, the longstanding […]

Property

Jaw Dropper of the Week: Huge Loft in Midtown Village Will Be Next to East Market

We gave you a background snippet on the White Building last we reported on one of its available units: how the built circa 1867 structure basically helped […]

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The Salted Caramel Budino Donut Has Arrived

We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and now it is finally here. Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have finished testing, […]

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Petruce et al Offering City’s Balling-est Citywide

Petruce et al posted its happy hour menu to Facebook today and one item really caught our eye. The “Balling” Citywide” is a “London Balling” […]

Property

NBC Universal Exec Selling Transformed Spruce Street Home

Somewhere along the line this Federal-style mansion was converted into a tri-level condo (includes finished basement) with a reworked interior we were not expecting. According […]

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Two Retro Reviews from the Weeklies

  Brian Freedman visits Olde Bar for Philadelphia Weekly while Adam Erace reviews Franky Bradley’s for City Paper. Freedman is in love with the fried clams at Jose […]

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Pinterest-Worthy Condo on Spruce Street in Midtown Village

Well, looky here! Right around the corner from that neat multi-unit property on Antique Row we told you about yesterday is this Spruce Street home, which […]

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Tasting Scratch Biscuits with Mitch Prensky

The build-out on Mitch Prensky’s Scratch Biscuits storefront at 1306 Chestnut Street is on schedule, maybe even ahead of schedule. This, Prensky told me as […]

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Carré d’artistes New Philly Location Makes Original World-Class Artwork Accessible

Carré d’artistes is a known name across the pond in Europe, but for most Philadelphians, the new gallery that opened at 104 South 13th Street in what […]