Food

 Nina C. Lispi and Edward P Durkin

Pennsport: Five Places You Need To Know

Pennsport: Five Places You Need To Know

Pennsport is South Philadelphia’s spot along the Delaware. This stretch of prime waterfront property sits nestled between Washington and Snyder avenues and east of Sixth Street. Compared to other parts of Philadelphia, it can appear a little sleepy, but just because the area is largely residential doesn’t mean it’s not sprinkled with hidden gems. The […]

 

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

Newbold: Four Defining Spots of the ‘New’ South Philly

There’s nothing new about Newbold, per se. It is, after all, a longstanding Point Breeze neighborhood that just happens to sport some new digs. But rising home sales prices of 13.3 percent in the area, coupled with an eclipsing of the city average of new homes built post-2005 and a mid-30s median resident age, all are ingredients […]

 

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park are known as the Hispanic capitals of Philadelphia. Over 50 percent of the population is of Spanish decent. With residents hailing from Latin American countries all over the world, this neighborhood is filled with some of the best Spanish-owned and -operated eateries in the city. Here are some places you […]

 

East Passyunk – Five Places You Should Know

East Passyunk – Five Places You Should Know

One of the most sought-after neighborhoods to live in and visit in Philadelphia is the area of East Passyunk. The area extends east of Broad Street from Washington Avenue to Snyder Avenue. The neighborhood’s history dates back to colonial America when George Washington and his troops resided on Federal Street during the Revolution. The neighborhood […]

 

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

Fairmount: Five Places You Need to Know

The Fairmount neighborhood, which is roughly bordered by Girard and Vine Street to the north and south and Broad Street and the Schuylkill River to the east and west, is home to many popular institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library. It’s an up-and-coming community that draws people in with its […]

 By Jad A. Sleiman and Jessica Griffin.

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Point Breeze: The Breeze Is All Business

Just about all of the Point Breeze business buzz is rooted near the rapidly gentrifying Newbold section, where craft beer vendors and a yoga studio vie for street space with Dominican and Indonesian corner stores. A few blocks west, however, Point Breeze Avenue is slowly coming back to life. A round up of neighborhood establishments […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Just last year, at the intersection of Chew Ave and Washington Lane, there was only a large vacant lot. Now, there is a supermarket in its place. After months of construction, a new Bottom Dollar Food opened to the public on the day of Halloween.  And in the subsequent months, the store appears to be […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Food Deserts Greatly Affect Philadelphia, Particularly the Northwest

Germantown: Food Deserts Greatly Affect Philadelphia, Particularly the Northwest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, define food deserts as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet.” Most citizens would access these types of food through nearby supermarkets and grocery stores. However, according to a 2009 study conducted by […]

 By Chris McAndrew and Joe Fricker

Technically Philly: Restaurant Startup Matt & Marie’s offers a Modern Twist on A Philly Classic

Technically Philly: Restaurant Startup Matt & Marie’s offers a Modern Twist on A Philly Classic

Already well-known for their hoagies, Philadelphia is about to get a new twist on the old classic. Nicole Marie and Justin Sapolsky are the co-founders of Matt & Marie’s Modern Italian Sandwiches, a forthcoming eat-in delicatessen that aims to provide consumers with both a high end Italian sandwich and a comfortable, modern atmosphere to enjoy […]

 By Desiree Disney

Roxborough: Wendy’s and The Future Of The Community

Roxborough: Wendy’s and The Future Of The Community

Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia is booming with commercial businesses. Many famous corporations have been expanding their operations throughout the area. One company in particular has stirred up quite a controversy among the locals. A potential business opportunity for Wendy’s at Ridge and Roxborough avenues has been the hot topic around town. While […]