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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 […]

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City Life

The Great South Philly iPhone Heist of 2018

There was a time when a certain type of South Philly guy would spend his productive hours casing tractor-trailers and delivery trucks to score truckloads […]

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Foobooz

Eat Here Now: Bitar’s in South Philly

Long-running Middle Eastern grocer Bitar’s looks a lot less like a grocery store these days. The South Philly spot just drastically transformed its interior, cutting […]

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Foobooz

This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]

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Foobooz

First Vegan Meatballs, Now an Alligator Version of the Roast Pork Sandwich

This weekend sees the return of the South Philly Meatball Contest, where chef Jennifer Zavala will bring back her vegan meatballs that caused such a […]

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Foobooz

Philly’s Top Chefs Are Cooking in Support of This Undocumented Mother

Asylum-seeking undocumented mother Carmela Apolonio Hernandez and her four children have sought sanctuary from an ICE deportation order in North Philly’s Church of the Advocate for the past 10 […]

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Foobooz

Yes, Somebody Is Actually Making a South Philly Meatball Contest Documentary

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly […]

Foobooz

Philly’s Favorite Cambodian Restaurant Is Back Under a New Name

We all let out a few tears when we found out Khmer Kitchen closed its doors for good at 6th and Morris Streets, right? Man, that was a […]

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Foobooz

The Cheesesteak: An Oral History

If you pick up the brand new issue of Philly Mag, you will see a cheesesteak from Joe’s gracing the cover. Inside the magazine, we […]