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Property of the Week: 1720 S Chadwick

There are thousands of homes for sale in South Philly. Our “Property of the Week” features one worth checking out…


Welcome to 1720 S Chadwick located in South Philly’s Newbold neighborhood. This 3 bed, 1.5 bath home features 8-inch hand scraped oak floors throughout.

Location
The home is located just a few blocks from local favorites including the South Philly Tap Room, Ultimo Coffee, 2nd District Brewing, The Thirsty Soul, Hardena, and the soon-to-come Rowhouse Grocery. The Broad Street Line and East Passyunk Avenue are a short walk away.

First floor
The living room offers ample space for dining and entertaining.

Kitchen
The kitchen features a functional layout and tasteful design. The honed granite countertops compliment the shaker cabinets and glass subway tile back splash.

The back patio off the kitchen is generous in size and offers nice privacy.

Second floor
Upstairs there are 3 nice sized bedrooms with good closet space. The property faces east and gets nice morning light.

Bathroom
The modern-sized bathroom is handsomely renovated with subway tile in the shower and a light blue glass subway tile as an accent and backsplash.

Basement bonus
Last, but not least, the finished basement offers extra entertainment space, a half bathroom, additional storage, and a laundry area.

For more information, please contact:

Carl M Caldas
McDonald Group
Weichert Realtors
1010 N Hancock St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

carl@mcd-grp.com
c.(215) 279-1897
o.(215) 804-9182

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Halo there, Thirsty Soul

The “Pope Chair.”  Courtesy Darren Fava

New Watering Hole on West Passyunk Offers All-day Brunch, Clever Cocktails, and Live Music.

By Mark Ferrante for the Passyunk Post

“We’re all about comfort and spirits.  The comfort and spirits that we serve, and the comfort and spirits of those we serve,” says Timothy Lidiak about The Thirsty Soul, open since August at 1551 West Passyunk Avenue (northeast corner of West Passyunk Avenue and 16th Street) in Newbold. The church-themed restaurant is a joint-venture of Lidiak and fellow owners Billy Hines, and Adrienne Markey-Salvatore. Hines serves as general manager. Executive chef Barbara Romeo, previously at West Passyunk’s now-closed Grubhouse, has crafted a comfort food-filled, New Orleans-meets-South Philly all-day brunch menu.

Lidiak, a South Philly resident since 1999, also serves as president of the Newbold Community Development Corporation. He says the restaurant will provide “delicious comfort food and craft cocktails at an affordable price structure suited for our South Philly neighborhood.” More ambitiously, the restaurant hopes to  “jump start the economic growth and commercial revitalization of West Passyunk Avenue and provide job opportunities to neighborhood residents.”

The confessional. 

The fun, church-themed decor includes pew seating, a stained glass bar top, low lighting, and candles. A red-curtained confessional booth, located to the right of the main entrance, allows passage from the main dining area to a speakeasy-like space fittingly called the Red Room. This room features comfortable chairs, low lighting, a fireplace, and tables. Live music performances take place here.

The outdoor seating area, installed this past week along West Passyunk Avenue , will feature large sidewalk planters and landscaping when complete. Lidiak says it’s the restaurant’s “Garden of Eatin’” theme.

Red Room – live music lounge. Photo courtesy Thirsty Soul.

Stained glass bar top. Photo courtesy Darren Fava.

Southern-meets-South Philly
The Thirsty Soul’s menu features Southern- and New Orleans-inspired brunch items served fourteen hours per day (11 am – 1 am), seven days a week.

Appetizers include fried green tomatoes, catfish beignets, bacon jam-topped deviled eggs, and hot strawberry wings.

Hot strawberry wings. Photo courtesy Thirsty Soul.

Sandwich offerings include a “smashed burger” and a selection of “yo’ boys” with choices ranging from fried shrimp, catfish, and BBQ pork, to vegan-friendly green tomatoes or cauliflower.

BBQ Pork Yo’Boy. Photo courtesy Mark Ferrante.

Heartier plates like jambalaya mac and cheese, BBQ shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles with sausage gravy, and Eggs Benedict with BBQ pork fill out the menu – and will more than fill you up.

Jambalaya Mac & Cheese. Photo courtesy Darren Fava.

Fried chicken & waffles. Photo courtesy Meghan Walter.

Cornbread, BBQ pulled pork, Eggs Benedict. Photo courtesy Thirsty Soul.

The drink menu offers unique craft cocktails. There’s a refreshing take on the Singapore Sling and a maple-infused bourbon “Saint.” Need a pick-me-up? Try the Perk-A-Tory, featuring La Colombe coffee and coconut water spiked with spiced rum.

Brunch n’ punch! Photo courtesy Thirsty Soul.

Are your dining companions are up for a common cup? Then invite them to experience a Jezebel punchbowl for the table – a vodka is infused with blueberry and basil. Craft beers on tap, dozens of can beer selections, and canned wine round-out the options.

Bar interior. Photo courtesy Darren Fava.

In addition to hosting live music, the Red Room will be available for special events and private gatherings. There’s also talk of a Gatsby-themed event to ring in the New Year.

Thirsty Soul is open 11 am – 2 am. Food served until 1 am. For more information, visit www.thethirstysoulphilly.com.

 

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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  West Passyunk 

4th Annual South Philly SausageFest

It’s back! The 4th annual South Philly Sausage Fest returns to West Passyunk Avenue & Broad Street on Saturday, September 29. This family-and-dog-friendly event runs from Noon to 7:00 p.m.

The event promises live music, local arts & crafts vendors, kid’s activities, craft beer from a dozen South Philly breweries.

West Passyunk-area restaurants that’ll be servin’ the sausage  include Taproom on 19th, Mike’s BBQ, South Philly Tap Room, Café y Chocolate, and newly-opened The Thirsty Soul. Options include Italian, kielbasa, chorizo, vegan sausages, and much more.

Discounted drink tickets are available, but they’re going quickly! Get ’em while they last here.

Grill master Tim Lidiak.

Now…live music, beer, and sausage are great. But here’s the best part: the proceeds from South Philly SausageFest support the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC)’s Street Cleaning Program. This program employees ten disabled Philadelphia residents who clean the commercial corridors along Snyder and West Passyunk Avenues. Newbold CDC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes the revitalization of the Newbold community. ​

For lists of participating breweries, restaurants, bands, and kid’s activities,visit: http://www.southphillysausagefest.com/

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Broad Street Run passes through South Philly this Sunday – watch for bus detours and parking restrictions

The 39th annual Blue Cross Broad Street run kicks off in North Philly and proceeds 10 miles south to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.

Spectators are encouraged to head out to Broad Street to watch the race and cheer on the runners.  Entertainment and refreshments are available along the course and at the finish line.

According to the official event website, some of the best places to watch the racers in South Philly include:

  • South Broad Street at Carpenter (High School for the Creative and Performing Arts);
  • South Broad Street at Jackson (South Philadelphia High School);
  • South Broad Street at Bigler Street;
  • South Broad Street at Packer Avenue, one block from Chickie & Pete’s
  • Broad and Pattison at the Sports Complex.

Extra trains, bus delays

Racers are encouraged to park at the Sports Complex and take the Broad Street Line to the race start.  To accommodate the crowds, according to SEPTA, “Participants in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run may ride the Broad Street Line for free before the race and until 9:00 a.m.  Participants must display their official competitor’s race bib number to a SEPTA cashier to gain entry.”

Beginning at 4:10am ten additional Express Broad Street Line Trains will operate every 10 minutes to transport racers from the parking lots near AT&T (Pattison) Station to stops near the race start Olney Transportation Center and Fern Rock Transportation Center.

Many bus routes in South Philly will be temporarily detoured due to the race.  Check SEPTA’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run Service Information page to see which routes will be detoured.  During the race, check TransitView for up-to-date detour information.

Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will provide Broad Street run-related transit, weather and safety information. To receive mobile alerts, text RUNPHL to 888-777 or visit OEM’s ReadyPhiladelphia page.

Parking will be restricted on Broad Street before and during the race – watch for posted signs!

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