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South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly hosts a number of good eateries that are worth trying out, and the further south you, go the more food gems you’ll find. Whether you’re trying to get some breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack, there are more than a handful of good choices to sate your appetite no matter what time […]

 

Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

While the one year anniversary of Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen re-opening approaches, the staff couldn’t help but appreciate how much of an impact the restaurant has had in the community. In 2011, Sister Muhammad Kitchen was forced to shut down due to eminent domain and reconstruction plans by the Nicetown Community Development Corporation. Their purpose was […]

 

Chinatown: Parking Program Assists Businesses and Customers

Chinatown: Parking Program Assists Businesses and Customers

Philadelphia is a city full of historical places to see, restaurants to eat in and museums to visit. Many of these locations can be found in Chinatown, making it a destination for tourists and city residents alike. Although it is a popular area, some tend to avoid it due to problems with traffic and parking. […]

 

Waterfront: Morgan’s Pier Reboots For The Summer

Waterfront: Morgan’s Pier Reboots For The Summer

Morgan’s Pier is entering its third summertime season since its grand opening in April 2012. The popular waterfront bar, restaurant and music venue has experienced significant success in its first two summers and has even higher hopes for this season. While some attractions remain the same, others have transformed. This summer these changes include a […]

 

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

Residents living south of South Street have witnessed rapid change over the last decade. From Ori Feibush’s new construction and rehabilitated homes to closing shops and bars, the area has been in a constant state of flux. According to census data, the area’s African-American population decreased more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, while white residents have nearly doubled […]

 

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Although they make up just 12 percent of Philadelphia, the city’s Latino population is not shy about making their mark on the community. These are five people within Philadelphia’s Latino community who are dedicated to making a difference. These five people are a small sampling of the noteworthy Latinos who call Philadelphia their home.   […]

 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 Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Hip City Veg Opens New Branch in West Philly

Spruce Hill: Hip City Veg Opens New Branch in West Philly

Fast food doesn’t have to be bad food. Hip City Veg opened its second restaurant, located on 40th Street across from Hamilton Village, on Oct. 11.  The vegan restaurant serves plant-based dishes in the form of familiar foods, such as wraps, cheesesteaks, burgers and fries. HipCityVeg opened its flagship Rittenhouse store in April 2012. “I realized […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mt. Airy: Serving “Food Awareness” at Wine Thief Bistro

Mt. Airy: Serving “Food Awareness” at Wine Thief Bistro

In a cozy bistro on Germantown Avenue, food awareness is the idea behind every dish. The owners Mount Airy’s Wine Thief, Sophie and Chris Simpson, have embraced the idea of “you are what you eat.” The Simpsons have developed their restaurant on the principle that food should be clean, healthy and environmentally safe. They use […]

 By Brianna Michelle Bosak and Elizabeth Diane Sim

Mount Airy: Duo Behind Trinidadian Eatery Finally Find Home

Mount Airy: Duo Behind Trinidadian Eatery Finally Find Home

Iman Marcano-Sowell always loved cooking, but it was never her dream until she and her mother opened their food stand, Calypso, in the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market in May 2009. “I just knew that she could cook,” Marcano-Sowell said of her mother, Claudette Campbell. “And I knew that we would do well because quality is […]