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Will BYOB on East Passyunk to close

Chef Christopher Kearse will open a new restaurant in the former Capofitto space in Old City.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Chhaya Cafe has a new owner

Chhaya’s current home at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave.

Marc Grika has bought Chhaya Cafe at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave. from its founder

Coffee & breakfast spot Chhaya originally opened at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave. In 2014 it moved to larger digs at 1819 East Passyunk.

Michael Klein reports that owner Vernana “V” Beuria has relocated to Washington, D.C. and sold the business to Philadelphia restaurant veteran Marc Grika.

Grika told Klein, “No immediate changes are expected,” though he hopes to “add dinner in September as well as special events, including pop-up dinners from guest chefs.”

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Lower Moyamensing 

A Measured Approach

An East Passyunk Crossing poet will appear at a favorite haunt to celebrate National Poetry Month.

By Joseph Myers

Maria Famà is a nationally-renown poet who has read pieces across the country. This Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., she’ll celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading at the Fumo Family Branch of the Free Library, 2437 S. Broad StreetFamà has participated in more than 10 readings at the Lower Moyamensing-based library. She enthusiastically accepted the invitation of Fumo Branch Manager Abbe Klebanoff. “It’s such a wonderfully inviting space,” she said of the site, where she also enjoys yoga lessons and meditation instruction. “I’m thrilled to be able to present some of my work there for this celebration…because of the sense of belonging that the Fumo Branch exudes.” Continue Reading →

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Get saucy this weekend!

Ten homemade gravies (that’s red sauce, to you) from South Philly home cooks will be available for tasting at the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s fifth annual Red Gravy Cook-off. The tasting, followed by a pasta dinner, takes place this Sunday, March 31st, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 South 10th Street. A $20 ticket gets you entry to this popular local event celebrating the Italian-American heritage of the neighborhood.

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Michael’s Place: from Citywide to “Scotch Friday”

by Sequoia Medley for the Passyunk Post

Michael’s Place is a shot-and-beer corner bar where you can literally see the layers of history — from the weathered wooden bar with its brass rail to the decades of photos on the wall. It’s also the kind of bar that’s slowly disappearing. There’s a cigarette machine on one wall, and a single pool table that’s free on Tuesdays. The doors open at 7am and there’s no food menu. But it’s not stuck in the past. Continue Reading →

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