Taste of the Season: Homemade Ice Cream at Bainbridge Street Barrel House

On a recent steamy evening, I made the short trip from my house to Bainbridge Street Barrel House in search of one thing–homemade ice cream. Upon arrival, I was greeted warmly by owners Eleni Fetfatzes and Eric Paraskevas, whose passion is infused into every dish and drink they serve. With

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A well-deserved honor

A Grays Ferry resident will receive an honor for improving the lives of locals affected by crime. By Joseph Myers Tyrique Glasgow is well-versed in loss, having said goodbye to many acquaintances in his Grays Ferry environs due to violence and even to five years of life on a drug

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Doing their BID-ding

Community leaders are advocating for a business improvement district that would have the South 9th Street Italian Market as its hub. By Joseph Myers In 2016, a proposal to create a business improvement district (BID) for the South 9th Street Italian Market failed to acquire the mandatory two-thirds vote to move

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Go away…but tell me a story first

Tonight’s monthly story-telling jam theme is Go away (but they really want you to stop on by). This month’s Tell Me a Story (TMAS), Philadelphia’s long-running evening of storytelling, celebrates the stories that take you to far away lands, or have you running like the wind. The organizers are committed to

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Mario Lanza Institute & Museum Fundraiser to Benefit New Home in Passyunk Square

The Institute lost their lease in Bella Vista but hope to “Keep The Dream Alive” and remain in South Philly You may have heard that the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum lost their lease at their current home, 712 Montrose Street. We’ve just learned the Institute plans to relocate to

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Italian Market Festival returns – with a challenge to Eagles fans!

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival returns this Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The event will fill 9th Street between Wharton and Fitzwater streets with family fun, fine food, outstanding crafts, live music, and Italian traditions like the Procession of Saints. This year’s

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