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Breakfast in bed…South Philly-style!

Start the day right – have breakfast delivered by one of these South Philly favorites

By Catherine Murray

As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, lingering at home in the morning is more and more appealing. We wanted to remind our readers of these long standing South Philly favorites that will deliver a piping hot breakfast to your door. So stay in your jammies, nurse your cold (or hangover), and dig into a hearty breakfast, South Philly-style.

Tell ’em the Passyunk Post sent you!


Brunic’s
2000 S 17th Street
Open at 6 am, Sundays at 8 am

Sweet Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, egg, and provolone. Photo courtesy of Brunics.

Breakfast club with scrapple. Photo courtesy of Brunics.

Brunics traces its beginnings to the 1950s when it was Mary’s Kitchen. In 1972 the restaurant was renamed when Bruno and Nicky took over. Brunics started delivering breakfast in South Philly over 22 years ago and remains a go-to place for breakfast sandwiches with hot or sweet Italian sausage and eggs. Be sure to add the broccoli rabe or sharp provolone for an extra punch. Or opt for one of Brunic’s most popular items, a triple decker breakfast club sandwich made any way you want.

Menu: View their menu at AllMenus, or on their Facebook page.

How to order: Call 215-755-7645 for cash only delivery or via Grubhub for credit card. 


Fat Joe’s
1618 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Open daily at 8 am

Breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, onions and cheese. Photo courtesy of Fat Joe’s.

Fat Joe’s serves breakfast all day and has a wide variety to choose from including sandwiches, mega omelets, quesadillas, and pancakes. The Dirty Dirty Home Fries are mixed with angus beef, bacon, jalapenos, onions, and pepper jack cheese. Craving a taste of childhood?  Order the Sweet Crunch Toast, a play on French Toast coated with Captain Crunch or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Menu: View their menu at MenusPages.com.

How to order: Call 215-389-1333 or via Grub Hub. 


T & N Homemade Kitchen
1820 W. Moyamensing Ave.
Open on weekdays at 6:30 am and weekends at 8:00 am

Da Bomb. Photo courtesy of T&N Kitchen.

T&N has been part of the Philly fabric since 1980 and is now on it’s second generation of ownership. Their extensive breakfast menu includes eggs platters with pork roll, Italian sausage, or scrapple. They also offer unique items like ‘Da Bomb,’ an omelet – with anything you want – rolled into a pancake. If that’s not enough, order the colossal breakfast with french toast, pancakes, meat, potatoes. Breakfast is served all day.

Menu: http://www.tnhomemadekitchen.com/menu/.

How to order: Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, or simply give them a call at 215-462-1095.


Vincenzo’s Deli
1626 S 9th Street
Open at 7 am on weekdays and 9 am Saturdays; closed Sundays

Pancake breakfast. Photo courtesy of Vincenzo’s.

A beloved establishment for over 30 years, Vincenzo’s serves up breakfast sandwiches on long rolls, hearty breakfast sandwiches, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Can’t decide if you want breakfast or lunch? Opt for the meatball omelet served with three eggs, meatballs, spinach, and cheese.

Menu: http://vincenzosphilly.com/menu/.

How to Order: Delivery through Grubhub only.


Do you have a favorite South Philly breakfast place that delivers? Let us know at tips@passyunkpost.com or in the comments below.

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Events Round-up 10-12-18: Fall is finally here edition.

Festivals, flea markets, honky tonk, mums, meatballs, homemade wine – and more!


Fleisher Art Memorial Kids’ Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkin carving returns to Fleisher’s Sanctuary for a festive celebration with friends, neighbors, and cool jack-o’-lanterns. Large pumpkins, tools, and artistic guidance to help you create your masterpiece will be provided and refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Bella Vista Neighbors Association (BVNA) and is made possible by a grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund.

Where: 419 Catharine Street
When: Friday, October 12, 4 pm – 6 pm
More info: Learn more and register at 
http://fleisher.org/event/11863/

Hootenanny at the Headhouse
Get your boots ready to scoot, with Philadelphia’s HonkyTonk Sweetheart, Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm for a night of country swing under the historic Headhouse Shambles. Music, dancing, savory cider, craft beers. 

When: Friday, October 12, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where:
Headhouse Shambles – 2nd & Lombard Streets
Cost: Free event.
More info: Learn more at the South Street Headhouse Distrcit website.


Antique and Vintage Flea Market & Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale
Three events in one: the Antique and Vintage Flea Market, Sidewalk Sale and Second Saturday. Shop from East Passyunk merchants and visiting flea market vendors, enjoy live music, and food.

When: Saturday, October 13, 8 am – 4 pm
Where: 
Flea market takes place in the parking lot, East Passyunk and Morris
More info: Visit the East Passyunk Avenue bid’s event page.

Capitolo Flea Market
Flea market with live entertainment by local artists and musicians. This twice yearly event is a fundraiser for Capitolo Park, put on by friends of the park.

When: Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 3 pm
Where:
 Capitolo Park, 9th & Federal Streets
More info: Visit the Flea Market’s event page.

9th annual Mums and Mutts Fall Festival
Sponsored by Morris Animal Refuge. Enjoy blessing of animals, food, drinks, kids’ zone, Mummers.

When: Saturday, October 13, 11 am – 4 pm
Where:
Burke Playground, 200 Snyder Avenue
More info: Visit Morris Animal Refuge’s event page.

South Philly Meatball Contest
Come and enjoy free meatballs – included the controversial vegan meatball.

When: Saturday, October 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: Taproom on 19th,
 2400 South 19th Street
Cost: Free event.

Columbus Square – Outdoor Movie Night
See Disney’s Coco under the stars.

When: Saturday, October 13, 7 pm
Where:
1200 Wharton Street
Cost: Free event.
More info: Learn more about the free movie nights.


Vendemmia Festival
Annual festival celebrating wine and the Italian homemade wine-making tradition.

When: Sunday, October 14
Where:
Stephen Girard Park, 2101 West Shunk Street
Cost: $55 per ticket
More info: Learn more and purchase tickets at the Vendemmia Foundation website.


Weekly Events

Singing Fountain – Farmers’ Market
Come and get your fresh, local-grown produce, Amish goods, among other delectable.

Where: East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker Street
When: Every Wednesday, 3-6 pm through mid-November

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Set a Flight Pattern to see “Fly Eagles Fly” at the Fringe Arts Festival

Tribe of Fools soars to higher theatrical heights with an Eagles-themed FringeArts show.

By Joseph Myers

Until February 4, when the Philadelphia Eagles used their talons and talents to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, holding allegiance to the Birds had mostly meant dealing with disappointment. Now that the gridiron group holds championship distinction, the city has collectively found itself captivated and even adopting atypical athletic swagger. South Philly-heavy performance collective Tribe of Fools chose to capture that joy through “Fly Eagles Fly,” a runaway favorite in this year’s FringeArts Festival.

Action shot from “Fly Eagles Fly.”Credit: Plate 3 Photography

“It’s so interesting, especially in Philadelphia, how sports can affect so many individuals’ demeanors and dispositions,” artistic director Terry Brennan, who is also co-directing the 90-minute look at fandom and friendship, said before a recent performance. “When we look back to seven months ago, that’s where we got that rare example of just how good it can feel to go from being in the hunt to being the best of the best.”

“Fly Eagles Fly” performers (left to right) Nathan Alford-Tate, Janice Rowland, Taiwo Sokan, Jacinta Yelland, Kyle Yackoski. Credit: Plate 3 Photography

The West Passyunk resident and his peers are presenting the office-situated comedy through September 22 at Center City’s Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake. Touching on the depth of personal interactions, social matters, self-knowledge and concern for others—all frequent Tribe of Fools themes—the plot follows the riveting 2017 campaign that culminated in the title game upset over the vaunted Patriots, whose quarterback ends up as a character dubbed “evil, imaginary Tom Brady” in the show. Continue Reading →

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FDR Park: Master Plan, Survey, and Call for Artists

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, also known as F.D.R. Park and “The Lakes,” has provided a green oasis for  South Philly since the early 1900s. The park’s popularity, years of active use, flooding, and major projects like the construction of Sports Complex and I-95 have taken their toll on the park. Now, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is preparing a master plan for the 348-acre park – and they’re seeking your input. They’ve also just released a call for artists for a temporary environmental art installation.

The Overlook on Edgewood Lake, FDR Park. Courtesy of the Farimount Park Conservancy.


Not What It Used to Be

First named League Island Park, the park’s original plan was created by famed landscape designers, the Olmsted Brothers. When it opened in 1921 the park stretched from 11th Street to 20th Street. In 1926 the portion of the park east of Broad Street was redeveloped into Municipal Stadium, now the site of the Wells Fargo Center. Additional acreage was lost to the construction of Interstate 95. According to the park’s nomination to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:

Over the years F.D.R. Park lost approximately 32 acres of parkland, including a running track, a picnic shelter with fireplace, several heavily used picnic areas, a soccer field, a volleyball court, a children’s playground, the Melville Memorial and 649 mature trees.

Running track? Volleyball court? Soccer field? More trees? Yes, please!

The original League Island Park plan by the Olmsted Brothers, 1913. The area on the right is now the site of the Sports Complex. I-95 runs through the site roughly along the area at the bottom labeled “right of way.” Courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia, Map Collection


Master Plan: Your Input Wanted

According to the Fairmount Park Conservancy, “the goal of the master plan is to revitalize the park, restoring it back to its original intent as an urban oasis for people as well as plants and animals, and create a shared vision for the park’s future.” Part of this process involves collecting extensive community input. A public meeting was held in June and an online survey was created.

Public meeting participants. Courtesy Fairmount Park Conservancy.


Call for Artists

This Fall, the Conservancy is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an outdoor environmental art installation or interactive experience. The goal is to “invite visitors and community members to engage with the relationship between FDR Park and climate change.” Artists may submit ideas for participatory projects, installations, sculpture, and multi-disciplinary interventions that engage FDR Park users.

Suggested locations for the art installation (outlined in red).

The project must be installed or activated by Friday, October 19, 2018. A stipend of $4,000 will be allocated for the artist/artist team. This commission is part of the Arts and Culture Program at the Conservancy, supported by grants from CUSP at The Franklin Institute and William Penn Foundation.


F.D.R. Park Action Items:

Take the FDR Park user survey to let the Conservancy know your thoughts on the future of FDR Park.

Apply to the call for artists.

Learn more about the master planning process.

Read more about FDR Park’s history.

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South Philly Food Co-op Is Alive & Well — and Busy As Ever

Note from the Editor:  a reader informed us that she’d heard the Food Co-op’s new store was being replaced by a deli. “Say it ain’t so!” she implored us. Well, we’re happy to report that it’s “Fake News: South Philly Edition”… 

By Carolyn Huckabay, Board of Directors, South Philly Food Co-op

The South Philly Food Co-op is as busy as ever this summer, from ushering in new board members, hosting community events, and building major momentum in their Capital Campaign.

In June, we told you about the Co-op’s “Kitchen Crawl: A Traveling Cocktail Party” — a progressive happy hour that took attendees on a tour of five South Philly homes and gardens. The tour ended with a sneak peek at their future location at 2031 S. Juniper St. The event was a great success, raising thousands of dollars toward the capital campaign, adding some new member-owners, and sharing a tour of the space.

Visitors receive a tour of the Food Co-op’s future space at 2031 S. Juniper St.

To build the store, the Co-op hired Philadelphia-based small business owner Buckminster Green as general contractor. Phase 1 of construction began this spring, and included framing out the store. This will allow the landlord to complete their agreed-upon improvements, including electrical and HVAC installation and distribution. Be on the lookout for the storefront which will be installed later this summer, thanks to the City of Philadelphia’s Storefront Improvement Program.

Kitchen Crawl participants on tour. Photo courtesy Food Co-op.

Buckminster Green will begin Phase 2 as soon as the Co-op reaches their Capital Campaign goals, and support from member-owners and the South Philly community at large has never been stronger. As of today, the Co-op has raised nearly $200,000 in member loans, and they’re 919 member-owners strong. With an overall fundraising goal of just over $1 million, there’s still work to do, so they need everyone’s help — dare we say cooperation — to keep up the momentum and bring in the funds needed to break ground!

Next Thursday, August 2, the Co-op will host a happy hour at Pistolas Del Sur, with drink specials and proceeds benefiting the Co-op. Come join the celeberartion and get all your questions answered.

If you’d like to get involved by becoming a member-owner, making a loan, or volunteering, please email general@southphillyfoodcoop.org. Or join the mailing list to receive the latest news from the Co-op!

 

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Events Round-Up

Compiled by Josephine Cardillo

If you have an event you’d like us to include on our weekly events round-up, please send us an email at events@passyunkpost.com 

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

  • 10 a.m. (earlier in hot weather) – Gardening at South Philly High. Dedicated groups work in both gardens. For more info, email lomo@gmail.com.
  • 2 p.m. Super Saturday Matinee: CrazyForSwayze – Tall Tale at South Street Cinema, 327 South Street. Pop-up cinema “brings classic films, cult favorite and campy cinema to Philadelphia’s boulevard of entertainment.”
  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kitchen Crawl: A Traveling Cocktail Party. Traveling dinner party, offering samples and sips of Philly’s local food scene at homes of South Philly Food Co-op member-owners. Benefits South Philly Food Co-op. Check-in at 2031 South Juniper Street, $30-$40. Read more here.
  • 8 p.m. CrazyForSwayze- Steel Dawn at South Street Cinema, 327 South Street. Pop-up cinema “brings classic films, cult favorite and campy cinema to Philadelphia’s boulevard of entertainment.”

All Weekend

  • 10 a.m. World Cup screening parties continue on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 & July 1, at Bardascino Park, 10th and Carpenter streets.
  • 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.  The Italian Market Project, is a 90-minute interactive adventure for audiences of eight to 10 people.  Learn about the past, present and future of the Market while enjoying snacks, beverages and puzzles. Five shows a weekend, now extended through July 15. Find more information here.

Monday, 7/2/18

Tuesday, 7/3/18

  • 2 p.m. Teen CornerFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Each Tuesday Teens can participate in a different activity and win prizes. This week: create a stop motion animation 30 second commercial with the library’s iPads.
  • 2 p.m. Teen Gardening Club, Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Teens, help spruce up Whitman’s yard with flowers, plants, and other natural fauna! Please wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 12-19.

Thursday, 7/5/18

  • 10 a.m. Construction ClubFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations!
  • 10:30 a.m. Movers and Shakers StorytimeSouth Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad Street. Dance, listen, and sing along in this active storytime for independent movers.
  • 2 p.m. Jetsetter ThursdaysThomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library, 1935 Shunk Street. Get your passport stamped without leaving the library! We will set off to discover a new country each Thursday. Discover the food, music, language, culture and wildlife of faraway places.
  • 4 p.m. CrafternoonWhitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. A new story and craft every week. For children and families. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 7/6/18

  • 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Coloring, Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Color away your stress and enjoy a beverage with other community members. All coloring supplies, tea, and coffee will be provided.
  • 2:30 p.m. Family Flicks | Ratatouille, Fumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Each Friday (except the second Friday of the month) the Fumo branch shows a different family-friendly film . They serve popcorn. Bring your own beverage.

All summer long…

Note: some on-going events may not be held due to the July 4th holiday.  Be sure to check individual schedules.

Tuesdays

  • 5:30 p.m. Woofstock Concert Series at Seger Park, 10th and Lombard streets. Weekly concert series welcomes dog owners and community members alike. Enjoy live music and dinner and drinks from local food trucks.  Through August 28.  Hosted by the members of Seger Dog Park. Next concert: July 10th.
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Free Evening Yoga, Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine Street. Offered Tuesdays in July and August at Palumbo Park,  6:15-7:15 pm. Next Yoga: July 10th.

Tuesday – Sunday

  • Visit the Pippi Longstocking Gallery at the American Swedish Historical Museum to introduce you child to the beloved children’s book character. This dedicated gallery brings to life the whimsical world of iconic Swedish author Astrid Lindgren with exhibits and a museum scavenger hunt. The museum is located in FDR Park, at Broad and Pattison Ave.

Wednesdays

  • 3 pm to 7 pm. Fountain Farmers’ Market at the “Singing Fountain,” East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker. Hosted by Farm to City, this market offers a variety of locally-grown, fresh produce every week.

Thursdays

  • 7:30 p.m.  Summer Mummers Concert Series. Mummers Museum, 1100 South 2nd Street. Thursday evenings from May through September, the Mummers Museum, holds a free outdoor string band concert under the stars. Bring your family, some lawn chairs, and sit back and enjoy the music. Refreshments served at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors. Note: no concert July 7th.
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