Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

Walking down East Passyunk Avenue, you might miss this Italian, family-owned and operated pizza shop. Iannelli’s Famous Brick Oven Bakery may be small but third generation owner, Vincent Iannelli, knows his way around the kitchen. The 28-year-old Iannelli inherited the bakery from his grandparents, Terry and Mirna, who started the business in 1910. Iannelli’s grandparents […]

 

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

South Philly: Five Places to Get Your Pizza

The west side of Broad Street in South Philadelphia isn’t exactly known for its pizza. But from West Passyunk to Point Breeze, the community contains several pizza shops worth noting. Some of the pizzerias in the area are new, while others – like Uncle Tomy’s – are relatively old. Some sell traditional pizza, while others, such as Florida Style Pizza, give […]

 

Washington Square West: Reliving the Past at Pine Street Pizza

Washington Square West: Reliving the Past at Pine Street Pizza

Having been in business since 1983, Pine Street Pizza, located at the intersection of 12th and Pine Streets, will celebrate its 31st anniversary on April 25. The Washington Square West neighborhood pizzeria has seen the many changes the community has gone through and has retained much of its original atmosphere making it a little piece […]

 

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

The Friday evening kickboxing class at Joe Hand Gym does more than get young girls exercising. It builds them up from the inside out. Last summer, Erin Fennell and Brittani Warner started a kickboxing and self-esteem class for girls 10 to 18-years-old.  Their mission was to get girls exercising and to give them a safe […]

 By Matthew Wargo

Fishtown: Local Pizza Shop and Museum to Showcase World Record Collection

Fishtown: Local Pizza Shop and Museum to Showcase World Record Collection

One Fishtown man is serving up pizza topped with cheese, sauce and history at the world’s first pizza museum and restaurant. Brian “Brain” Dwyer is the man behind Pizza Brain, located at 2313 Frankford Ave. In addition to serving pizza pies, the space will showcase Dwyer’s Guinness World Record-setting collection of pizza-related memorabilia — the largest […]

 By Daniel Koob and Joshua McAdams

Port Richmond: Taste of the Neighborhood

Port Richmond: Taste of the Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Port Richmond, Aramingo’s Best Pizza has been serving up its signature “Sauce on Top” pie for almost 20 years. Created unlike other pies throughout Philadelphia, Aramingo’s Best starts out with a thick layer of cheese before spiraling on a tangy tomato sauce on a thin crust. The result is a […]