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19 South Philly dining destinations rank on Philly Mag’s ’50 Best Restaurants’ list

Every year Philly Mag releases their list of the city’s best restaurants. With South Philly’s top notch dining spots, we’ve come to expect a strong turnout on lists like this one. For the end of 2016, these 19 South Philly spots ranked in the top 50.

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Laurel has been knocked out of the number one spot that it held on the list for years, but that doesn’t change the East Passyunk Avenue restaurant’s reputation one bit. After all, it is now a four bell restaurant, and number 2 on the list isn’t too bad either.

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The story of the stealing of Mifflin Street

In 1984, someone stole Mifflin Street. Yes, as in they stone-by-stone took the street apart in broad daylight.

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Bob Laramie photo, via Philly.com.

How does such a thing happen? In Philly.com’s series of forgotten city history, this week the story revolves around the stealing of Mifflin Street.

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South Philly holiday lights run tonight

If biking through holiday lights isn’t your thing, you can join the South Philly Striders and the Fishtown Beer Runners on their annual run through South Philly’s light displays.

Photo: J. Fusco via EPX

Photo: J. Fusco via EPX

Tonight, December 15, the group run will begin at Toll Man Joe’s on Oregon Avenue and will continue on a 3.5 or 5 mile run through South Philly’s best lights.

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Join the Bicycle Coalition for a holiday lights ride through South Philly

This Thursday, December 15, you’ll have the chance to join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for a holiday lights bike ride.

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Photo from the Bicycle Coalition.

Since parts of South Philly go all-out with decorations for Christmas, the group ride will take a seven-mile tour of the best there is in our neighborhoods.

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Travel + Leisure thinks Philly (especially East Passyunk) is one of the best places to travel in 2017

When you think about ideal travel destinations, does South Philly come to mind? Travel + Leisure thought of our wonderful city when compiling a list of 50 best travel destinations for 2017.

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South Philly Barbacoa is one of South Philly’s restaurants mentioned in the article.

While the designation as a travel destination is for the city at-large, almost the entire Philadelphia description is about the East Passyunk area, including Townsend, ITV and South Philly Barbacoa.

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SBSNA hosting fundraising event for Broad Street Business Improvement District

In the spring, the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association hosted its first fundraising event to move forward with the proposal and planning for the creation of a Business Improvement District on Broad Street.

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BIDs are meant to improve commercial corridors with added funding, bringing improvements, events and more to the area. To continue to raise money for the creation of a BID, SBSNA is hosting a second edition of BINGO! for a better Broad Street on Thursday, December 1.

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