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South Philadelphia

Foobooz

Nifty Fifty’s Burgers, Shakes and Diner Breakfasts Are Headed Back to South Philly

There are currently three outposts of the ’50s-style diner Nifty Fifty’s in the Philly area: Northeast Philly, Folsom, and Turnersville, N.J. South Philly used to have […]

City Life

The FBI’s Interest in Kenyatta Johnson Appears to Be Heating Up

On January 30th, the same day that the U.S. Department of Justice announced a sprawling indictment against electricians union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and […]

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City Life

This South Philly Firefighter Wants to Rename Broad Street to Honor the Eagles

It has been exactly a year since Eagles fans across the region converged on Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a massive parade […]

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Foobooz

Essen Bakery Reopens After Flooding, While Fire Closes Angelo’s Pizzeria

A streak of rough luck seems to have hit South Philly restaurants this week. On Tuesday, Essen Bakery owner Tova du Plessis discovered that an overnight leak above […]

City Life

Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

City Life

Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

City Life

Meet the Couple Behind South Philly’s New Hyperlocal Indie Bookstore

It’s a Passyunk love story for the books. Until a few months ago, now-newlyweds Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alexander Schneider could hardly find time to fit one […]

City Life

Who Stole Jesus, Mary, and Joseph From This South Philly Nativity Scene?

It’s (almost) a Christmas tragedy: Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph vanished briefly from a South Philly nativity scene this weekend. Police say a man was […]

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Foobooz

More Lies and Misdeeds from Anthony Bourdain’s Fake Friend

People are always telling me that I should have my own podcast. If I did, the bewildering saga of South Philly chef Michael DePasquale, who […]

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Foobooz

South Philly Chef’s Claims of Anthony Bourdain Partnership Implode

Update: We’ve uncovered more lies in the story of Michael DePasquale. For the latest news, go here. Yesterday started out simply enough, with me interviewing […]

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Be Well Philly

This Is the Best Way to See the Holiday Lights in South Philly

Let’s face it: Trying to sightsee around the holiday season can be, well, a lot. Between the large packs of locals and tourists clogging up […]

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Foobooz

El Compadre Has Closed, Will Become a Cooperative Restaurant

El Compadre, the Italian Market torta spot owned by South Philly Barbacoa’s Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller, has been closed for the past couple of […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

The Whole Neighborhood Showed Up to This Epic South Philly Block Party Wedding

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of block parties. Okay, so that’s not exactly how that part of the Declaration of Independence goes, but maybe it […]

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City Life

How One of the Largest Marine Corps Birthday Parties Wound Up in South Philly

South Philadelphia evokes many images and ideas: Cheesesteaks. Rocky. Stoop sitting. Gaudily decorated front windows. The list goes on and on. But one thing that […]

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City Life

Police Say This Man Tried to Set a South Philly House on Fire

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say tried to set a house on fire in South […]