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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Palladino’s officially opens tomorrow, here’s the menu

Palladino’s, the much-anticipated new restaurant at 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., officially opens its doors tomorrow for dinner service.

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Palladino’s is ready go to. (Photo: Nick Valinote)

While you’ve probably seen the black and white striped rebirth of the former Colombo’s space take form over the past few months, we now know what the menu has in store as well as some pictures inside the restaurant located at the gateway of E. Passyunk Ave.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Other Animal Coffee Roaster sets up small batch roasting space at 15th and Federal

An independent, small-batch coffee roaster has opened up a work space at 1500 Federal St.

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The space at 1500 Federal (Photo: Daniel Westiner)

Other Animal Coffee Roaster is run by Daniel Westiner, a veteran coffee guy with experience at some of Philly’s heaviest of hitters in the restaurant scene, including¬†Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden, and Talula’s Daily.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

SS United States has ‘preliminary’ agreement for redevelopment, ‘safe’ for the moment

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for those of us following the saga of the SS United States over the years.

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New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)

While it looked like the famed ocean liner with the fastest timed eastbound trans-Atlantic voyage was in dire straights, officials from the SS United States Conservancy said they have a “preliminary” agreement for the redevelopment of the ship that sits in the Delaware River at Snyder Ave.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

You may want to get the grits at Dante Espresso Bar Cafe

In a glowing review of Dante Espresso Bar Cafe, Phyllis Stein-Novack of the South Philly Review gave it a near legendary 3 and a half tips of the toque.

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Dante Espresso Bar Cafe, 1615 E. Passyunk Ave. (Photo: Facebook)

The review itself, which was taken during a recent visit for brunch, heaps high praise on the crunchy french toast crusted with Frosted Flakes, French omelette and, most notably, the “creamiest stone-ground grits I have ever tasted,” declared Stein-Novack.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Cafe Canela is open for business at 7th and Jackson in LoMo

Lower Moyamensing recently welcomed a new authentic Mexican restaurant into the fold.

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Cafe Canela is open for business. (Photo: James Jennings)

Located at 7th and Jackson St., the reboot of Cafe Canela offers burritos, tacos and entrees at reasonable prices and is available for eat-in, take-out or even delivery. “We’re very different from other places,” said Armando Navarro. “It’s like your mom is cooking everything, if you’re mom is Mexican.”

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Enormous Newbold home with indoor swing edition

This week’s SoPhilly is a spacious 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom home at 1410-1412 Tasker St.¬†in Newbold.

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This home clearly has a lot of space with 3,960 sq. ft. and 7 separate bedrooms, but in addition to the space inside, it also has a few separate outdoor spaces. Not only do you get outdoor space with a roof deck and backyard space, but there’s an indoor swing right off of the living room just in case it’s too cold to hang out on the hammock outside.

How much do you think this property is going for?

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Devoted ‘foodie’ to be buried with beloved John’s Roast Pork sandwich

Be it for their pork sandwiches, cheesesteaks or chicken cutlets, people simply love John’s Roast Pork located at the wonky intersection of Snyder and Weccacoe Ave. near Lowe’s.

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John “Butch” Gleason had one final request. (Photo: Quirky Berekely)

Well, you’ve heard the saying, “If you love it some much, why don’t you marry it?”, right? Here’s a story that swaps marry for bury.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Jack B. Fabrics is moving back into former spot at 4th and Fitzwater

After a stint across the street at 743 S. 4th St., Jack B. Fabrics is in the process of moving into their former space at 748 S. 4th St.

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748 S. 4th St. is back in action. (Photo: Melissa DiPento)

Owner Jack Blumenthal tells us that they started moving into the new/old space yesterday. We’ve since found out that permits have been filed to for a “sit down restaurant” at the now-empty 743 S. 4th retail space, which currently sports a liquor license on its window.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Two Street pitching in to help family of fallen female firefighter

Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning as Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis was killed fighting a blaze in the West Oak Lane section of the city, the first female firefighter in the history of city to lose her life in the line of duty.

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You’ll find these buckets in 45 different Pennsport/Whitman Mummer’s Clubs and businesses. (Photo: Matt Snyder)

Craig-Lewis leaves behind two children and neighbors in Pennsport and Whitman are looking to honor her memory by handing out buckets to Mummer’s Clubs and area businesses to collect donations for the family of the fallen 11-year veteran.

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