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South Philadelphia


The Most Important Philly Restaurants of the Decade

There are restaurants that come and go, filling voids and hopping trends, and there are restaurants that change the game completely. Generational spots that, when […]

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They Love Supermarket Sweep, So This Guy Proposed with a Philly Version of the Game Show

As the year winds down, the number of proposals ratchets up. It’s pretty much science. (It’s also why December is Proposal Month here at Philadelphia […]

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City Life

The City’s $200M Plan to Save South Philly’s FDR Park

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here. Philly’s sole estuary park […]


South Philly Barbacoa Tacos Are Now Available Seven Days a Week

The best way to experience South Philly Barbacoa‘s extremely hyped tacos is to order them by weight, so they come with all the fixings – toppings, […]

Philadelphia Wedding

This Philly Musician Knew Just The Place to Propose: Under the TLA Marquee

What do you do when a) you met the love of your life talking about music, b) you’re in a Philly band, and c) your […]

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City Life

South Philly’s Ridiculously Out of Place Asterix Mural Is Being Demolished This Week

There are a lot of murals in Philadelphia. The city’s Mural Arts program has put up some 4,000 murals throughout the city during its 33-year […]

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Bok Building BBQ Spot South Philly Smökhaus Has Closed

After less than a year in the ground floor of the Bok Building, barbecue spot South Philly Smökhaus has closed. The announcement comes four weeks after […]

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South Philly Just Got Another Chef-Driven, Members-Only Restaurant

Messina Social Club, a revamp of a 110-year-old South Philly institution, softly opened over the holiday weekend. Chef-restaurateur Jason Cichonski and Ampere Capital Group are behind the revival […]

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City Life

Can South Philly Hold On to What’s Always Made It Unique?

In the late summer of 1981, very much against my Catholic mother’s wishes, I had just moved into a rowhouse at 17th and Naudain — […]

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City Life

South Philly Is Changing

It’s our most famous neighborhood — a place defined by its immigrants and its characters, by intermingling (sometimes clashing) cultures, and by near-constant change. Where […]

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City Life

Quiz: How Well Do You Know South Philly?

How well do you know the South’s quirky neighborhood trivia and traditions? Let’s find out.

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City Life

Racial Discrimination Is the Legacy South Philly Can’t Seem to Outgrow

I always had a visceral dislike for Frank Sinatra,” says Tayyib Smith, owner of Little Giant Creative and co-owner of Pipeline Philly, “and I realized […]

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City Life

A Brief Timeline of South Philly Through the Ages

40,000 BCE– 10,000 BCE Paleolithic peoples enter North America. The Lenape settle territory along the Delaware Watershed. Buffalo roam. 1631 Dutch settlers establish a foothold […]

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Eat This Now: Indonesian Street Fare at Pennsport’s Sophie Food Truck

Head to South Philly’s Mifflin Square Park on a hot summer evening and you’ll see some familiar sights: neighbors chatting on benches and walking their dogs, […]

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City Life

South Philly Woman Offers $1,000 for Return of Passport Stolen From Sprouts Market

For most people who have a passport stolen, it’s an inconvenience but not the end of the world. But for South Philadelphia resident Rebecca O’Leary, […]