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

PHS Pop Up Gardens Open in Manayunk and South Street for 2021 in April
Manayunk / Outdoor Dining / Pop Ups / South Philadelphia

PHS Pop Up Gardens Open in Manayunk and South Street for 2021 in April

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced the return of its two Pop Up Gardens at South Street in Center City and at Jamestown Avenue in Manayunk for the 2021 season. PHS invites visitors to experience the Pop Up Gardens’ unique blend of horticulture and culinary arts and to explore the newly designed sites with … Continue reading

Bitar’s Launches Mediterranean Superfood Brunch
Brunch / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern / South Philadelphia

Bitar’s Launches Mediterranean Superfood Brunch

With the ethic of “better eating through super nutrition” trending and the mounting evidence that the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern diet is the healthiest menu on the planet, Philly’s Middle Eastern cuisine pioneer Bitar’s is introducing an all-new Mediterranean Superfood Brunch served with FREE Turkish Coffee. Starting on the weekend of March 20-21, brunch will be offered at Bitar’s, located … Continue reading

Pandemic Success Story: Bitar’s Middle Eastern Market & Grill
Middle Eastern / South Philadelphia

Pandemic Success Story: Bitar’s Middle Eastern Market & Grill

When I asked to hear more pandemic success stories, I only got one response. I don’t think that is for a lack of hopeful stories despite the continuing challenging times, but perhaps those who are thriving don’t want to toot their own horn while others continue to struggle. That’s certainly understandable. Bitar’s, the iconic Middle … Continue reading

Pandemic Success Story: 5 Dollar Fresh Burger Stop
Burgers / South Philadelphia

Pandemic Success Story: 5 Dollar Fresh Burger Stop

A lot of restaurants and food businesses follow me on Instagram or Twitter. It’s usually how I discover new ones. Unfortunately, since I’m still quarantining, for the most part, I don’t get out as much as I once did. It kills me that I can’t just run out and check these places out. Alas, safety … Continue reading

Ruby Buffet Becomes Ruby’s Cajun Seafood Boil
Openings / Seafood / South Jersey / South Philadelphia

Ruby Buffet Becomes Ruby’s Cajun Seafood Boil

Buffet restaurants are primarily for dining indoors. When the coronavirus stuck shutting down all restaurants, it seemed like buffets would be the first to close permanently. Converting a buffet-style restaurant to a take-out or delivery business model would be nearly impossible in order to continue operating profitably. Ruby Buffet with locations in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, … Continue reading

Pride Month Spotlight: Mandie Spindler of Fante’s Kitchen Shop
Celebrations / Food Markets / South Philadelphia

Pride Month Spotlight: Mandie Spindler of Fante’s Kitchen Shop

Happy Pride Month! This month I wanted to shine a light on LGBTQIA people working in the local food scene. I think it is important to recognize our diversity and include all of the fabulous people contributing to our amazing community. I put the word out on Twitter and got a response from Fante’s Kitchen … Continue reading

Annual Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil’s Den
Beer / Booze / South Philadelphia

Annual Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil’s Den

The start of December marks the annual lighting of the Devil’s Den iconic wood-burning double-sided fireplace. Saturday, December 1st, Devil’s Den owner, Erin Wallace, will light the fireplace for the season and celebrate with the now-famous annual fireplace lighting party, featuring a curated menu of smoked and wood-aged beers, among other treats. Draft List 2SP … Continue reading