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South Philadelphia

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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 […]

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South Philly Barbacoa Will Be Featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table

Netflix just released the lineup for season five of their much-lauded Chef’s Table series, and one of our own is being featured. Cristina Martinez, co-owner […]

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City Life

Behold, a “Philly Special” Eagles Mural Is Going Up in South Philly Right Now

With the Eagles prepping for their home opener on Thursday, Philly is excited. Really excited. And one guy is so excited that he commissioned a […]

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City Life

Eagles Opener Forced Postponement of Original FringeArts Opening Night

The FringeArts Festival’s official opening night was originally scheduled for this Thursday. But it turns out that the festivities had to be moved to Friday […]

City Life

This South Philly Artist Turned Her Vagina Into Art

If you happen to be strolling through Passyunk Avenue’s boutique gallery Nice Things Handmade, you might spot some artwork on the wall and wonder, “Wait, […]

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City Life

No Charges in Collision That Killed 11-Year-Old in South Philly

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has decided not to press charges against the driver who fatally collided with an 11-year-old bicyclist in South Philadelphia in May. […]

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Foobooz

Oh Dear Lord: The South Philly Meatball Contest Is Back

Last year, you might remember that the South Philly Meatball Contest turned into an all out war after Top Chef alum Jennifer Zavala had the […]

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South Philly Barbacoa Was on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

We got word a few weeks ago that none other than pioneering late-night host Samantha Bee was filming a segment in Philly for her show Full […]

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South Philly Barbacoa Has Returned

South Philly Barbacoa reopened in a new space at 9th and Ellsworth over the weekend, just a few doors down and across the street from […]