What’s Happening to the Melrose Diner??? Apparently, nothing?! Or maybe something??
South Philadelphia

What’s Happening to the Melrose Diner??? Apparently, nothing?! Or maybe something??

SECOND UPDATE: While official annoucements *still* have not been made, sources say in this Inquirer article, that the building will be razed, a new building will take its place, which will include a new diner. Oh boy. Stay tuned for more as this story develops! UPDATE: FALSE ALARM! Someone who works there says the diner … Continue reading

Kalaya Thai Kitchen and Mike’s BBQ Collaborating on Thai BBQ Brisket Sandwich at Bok Bar on July 4th
BBQ / Collaborations / South Philadelphia / Thai

Kalaya Thai Kitchen and Mike’s BBQ Collaborating on Thai BBQ Brisket Sandwich at Bok Bar on July 4th

Update: The sandwich will now be available on Monday, July 4th at 2 p.m. due to rain on Saturday. Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon of Kalaya Thai Kitchen and Mike Strauss of Mike’s BBQ are collaborating on a Thai BBQ brisket sandwich, available for one day only – Saturday, July 2nd – during Kalaya’s final weekend of residency … Continue reading

$1 Hot Dogs During Phillies Home Games at Sports & Social at Live! Casino & Hotel
Fundraisers / South Philadelphia

$1 Hot Dogs During Phillies Home Games at Sports & Social at Live! Casino & Hotel

Sports & Social at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia invites guests to enjoy $1 Hot Dogs for a charitable cause during every Phillies home game during regular season. The best part?? All proceeds will benefit PAWS and PSPCA! Additionally, at both Center Bar and Sports & Social, those who present a Phillies ticket will receive post-game drink specials including … Continue reading

The Jim Opens in South Philly
Bars / Openings / South Philadelphia

The Jim Opens in South Philly

Philadelphia bar owners Fergie Carey and Jim McNamara, of Fergie’s Pub and The Goat, along with Tony Rim of 1225 Raw and The Foodery, have opened The Jim at 1701 S. 8th Street (8th & Morris) in South Philly. The former JC Chinese Restaurant is now a neighborhood bar with the kitchen serving a menu of Chinese and Korean … Continue reading

Brazilian Cream Donuts in Philadelphia
Brazilian / Donuts / South Philadelphia

Brazilian Cream Donuts in Philadelphia

Since opening Kouklet Brazilian Bakehouse this past winter, owner Mardhory Santos-Cepeda has had trouble keeping up with the Brazilian cream donut orders, selling out shortly after opening whenever they’re made available on weekends. Because of the incredible response and high demand, Cepeda has decided to begin offering her donuts — which are also called “Sonhos,” … Continue reading

The Yard at South Bowl Reopens
Bars / Outdoor Dining / South Philadelphia

The Yard at South Bowl Reopens

South Bowl is a bowling alley and event venue in South Philadelphia that opened in 2014. In 2019, South Bowl added to its entertainment complex by launching Philadelphia’s ultimate backyard experience, The Yard, making it a prime destination for outdoor fun. The 5,000 square-foot outdoor oasis at 19 E. Oregon Avenue gives visitors the perfect … Continue reading

Flavors on the Avenue Returns to East Passyunk
East Passyunk / Food Festivals / South Philadelphia

Flavors on the Avenue Returns to East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned shops and restaurants, will see the return of Flavors on the Avenue, an outdoor festival showcasing South Philadelphia’s finest culinary offerings, as well as boasting live entertainment, 80+ craft vendors, stellar sidewalk sales, fun-filled family-oriented activities, and much more, on Sunday, April 24 from 11am – 5pm. This all-ages event is … Continue reading

Eat This: Porco’s Turketta Sandwich
Sandwiches / South Philadelphia / Thanksgiving

Eat This: Porco’s Turketta Sandwich

I wasn’t going to post anything about Thanksgiving this year, as it is entirely too time-consuming to keep up with all of the specials and catering menus. However, I just learned of this special Thanksgiving sandwich that will likely put the standard “Gobbler” to shame! This literally sounds like the holiday sandwich of my dreams … Continue reading

Dodo Bakery Now Open in South Philly
Bakeries / Dessert / South Philadelphia / Sweets

Dodo Bakery Now Open in South Philly

You guys! An adorable new bakery is open on the corner of 11th Street and Oregon Avenue in deep South Philly serving Hong Kong style pastries, cakes and buns, bubble tea and smoothies, and custom cakes for any occasion. Dodo Bakery opened last week and serves the cutest Asian desserts daily from 7AM to 7PM! … Continue reading

Hot Damn Dogs Pops Up in South Philly
Hot Dogs / Pop Ups / South Philadelphia

Hot Damn Dogs Pops Up in South Philly

Do you know what Philadelphia needs? MORE hot dogs! Robert Soto, 27, Ryan Donohue, 28, and Andrew Pilalides, 29, are three young, enterprising men on a mission to give Philadelphia more hot dogs. “It all started as a silly inside joke,” Soto explained to Philly Grub. “We were joking around one night about opening a … Continue reading