Salt & Vinegar Local Food, Drink and Gift Shop Opening Soon in Bella Vista
Bella Vista / South Philadelphia

Salt & Vinegar Local Food, Drink and Gift Shop Opening Soon in Bella Vista

Salt & Vinegar is a new retail shop opening soon-ish in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philly at 905 Christian Street in the former Superior Pasta Company spot. Owner Jen Honovic Herczeg stated that Salt & Vinegar would debut as a pop-up store in December before becoming fully operational in January, pending inspections and permits. … Continue reading

Grace and Proper Vintage Eurobar Opens in South Philly
Bella Vista / South Philadelphia

Grace and Proper Vintage Eurobar Opens in South Philly

Philadelphia, PA – Hawthorne’s Restaurant Group announces the grand opening of Grace and Proper at 941 S. 8th Street this Friday at 4:00pm. Husband-wife duo Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico have teamed up with their long-time operations director Susan Freeman on the opening of this new vintage Eurobar located in the Italian Market. Grace and … Continue reading

Meet Joe Betzala of Dough Head Pizza in South Philly
Pizza / South Philadelphia

Meet Joe Betzala of Dough Head Pizza in South Philly

A new artisan pizza restaurant has opened in South Philly, ready to make a splash on Philly’s pizza scene.  Local owner/operator Joe Betzala received special training from renowned pizza expert Gregorio Fierro and opened the doors to Dough Head Pizza in the middle of September.  Betzala, who has more than 35 years of culinary and catering experience, is now … Continue reading

Blue J Brunch Now Open in South Philly; Shaking Crab Opening Soon
Brunch / Seafood / South Philadelphia

Blue J Brunch Now Open in South Philly; Shaking Crab Opening Soon

A new brunch restaurant is now open in South Philadelphia.  Blue J Brunch, located at 43 Snyder Avenue, serves breakfast and lunch from 7 AM to 2 PM every day except on Tuesday. The new restaurant replaces the former Diner at the Plaza and Frankie and Jimmy D’s. The menu features breakfast favorites such as a … Continue reading

The Dutch Debuts First-Ever Happy Hour 
Happy Hour / South Philadelphia

The Dutch Debuts First-Ever Happy Hour 

The Dutch, the popular breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, is debuting an all-new happy hour complete with signature dishes, craft cocktails, brews, and wines starting on Wednesday, September 14.  Fans of the much-loved South Philadelphia establishment can enjoy a rotating happy hour menu of bites and beverages on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 5 – 7pm, with … Continue reading

Herman’s Coffee Celebrates 5 Years in Pennsport
Coffee / South Philadelphia

Herman’s Coffee Celebrates 5 Years in Pennsport

A lot has happened in the past five years since Herman’s Coffee opened in Pennsport; the quaint coffee shop in this South Philadelphia neighborhood is thriving. Owners Mat Falco and Amy Strauss Falco are throwing a special 5th Anniversary party on Saturday, August 20, to celebrate the occasion, and many local friends are joining in! … Continue reading

Devil’s Den in South Philly is closing, new owners take over in October
Bars / Closings / South Philadelphia

Devil’s Den in South Philly is closing, new owners take over in October

Update: Bake N Bacon, a bacon-themed restaurant will open sometime this Winter. Devil’s Den, one of the city’s premier craft beer bars for almost 15 years, at 11th & Ellsworth Streets, will close on October 10th, according to owner Erin Wallace. The announcement was made on the bar’s Instagram page today. The post pretty much … Continue reading

Colanzi’s Moira’mensing Cafe in South Philadelphia is now open
All Day Cafe / Openings / South Philadelphia

Colanzi’s Moira’mensing Cafe in South Philadelphia is now open

Colanzi’s Moira’mensing Cafe is open for business. The former Colanzi’s Bar at 1301 West Moyamensing Avenue in South Philadelphia has been revamped and is now an all-day cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The family-friendly dining spot features brick oven pizza (including breakfast pizzas!), sandwiches, homemade soup, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, desserts, a coffee bar, and … Continue reading

Chickie’s & Pete’s Philly Pop at Citizens Bank Park
South Philadelphia / Sports

Chickie’s & Pete’s Philly Pop at Citizens Bank Park

Aramark Sports + Entertainment and the Phillies are reimagining a popular gameday treat at Citizens Bank Park beginning Friday, July 22, when the team hosts the Chicago Cubs.   Introducing Philly Pop! A tasty twist on a baseball classic, the new popcorn offering is inspired by Chickie’s and Pete’s world-famous Crabfries and features Chickie’s and Pete’s signature seasoning paired with a tangy white cheddar flavor.   … Continue reading

Julia Birnbaum Opens Philly Cheese School Classroom in South Philly
Food Education / South Philadelphia

Julia Birnbaum Opens Philly Cheese School Classroom in South Philly

Cheese educator Julia Birnbaum launched the Philly Cheese School in 2020. Throughout the pandemic, she hosted virtual cheese classes, and now, with her new space at 701 S. 9th Street, she can host in-person BYOB cheese classes. I featured her among four other cheese educators in Philadelphia last year. “This brand new classroom space is home base for all … Continue reading