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Foodie Friday: Tasty bits to digest

There’s been a smorgasbord of South Philly restaurant news in the blog-o-sphere. Here are some links to whet your appetite, so to speak…


Northwest corner of 12th & Morris gets a tenant!

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Kline broke the news yesterday that something’s (finally!) coming to the retail space at the northwest corner of 12th & Morris streets (1646 S. 12th St.):

Separatist Beer Project, the onetime gypsy brewer from Easton known until recently as Sole Artisan Ales, says it has signed a lease for what it calls “a concept bar and beer experience”

Kline spoke with the owner Joe Fay who said the new bar would serve its beer plus wines and coffee. According to Kline:

He described the look as “modern Scandinavian.” The basement, with 10-foot ceilings, will be a kind of rathskeller, with barrel- and bottle-aging and a large table to be used for special events.

The bar could open “as soon as August.”

The space was originally slated for a restaurant by Chris Scarduzio. He bowed out before the building broke ground.  The retail space has sat empty since the building was completed about two years ago. See our previous coverage about the site here and here, and here.

1646 S 12th Street. Photo courtesy of E-Built. www.ebuiltinc.com


Smoke signals

Mike’s BBQ, 1703 S. 11th St., received a nice review in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.  Writer Emily Teel sums it up: “Barbecue in South Philly? Mike’s isn’t just blowing smoke.”


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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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City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors: Park in South Philly

Next week is the 2017 NFL Draft which, if you didn’t already know, is taking place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With an expected 200,000 fans coming through, road closures and parking logistics for area residents have been a nightmare.

City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors - Park in South Philly
But the City of Philadelphia has a solution. Let them park in South Philly!
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Walk Against Hunger announces partnership with Thomas’

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Thomas’®, as in – Thomas’ English Muffins, for the 21st annual Walk Against Hunger to be held on April 8, 2017 at the Lincoln Financial Field.

2017 Thomas' Walk Against HungerLaura Wall, The Coalition’s Executive Director states “We are thrilled to have Thomas’ as the title sponsor of this year’s Walk Against Hunger. Their participation demonstrates Thomas’ commitment to ending hunger in our region and is an important boost to an annual event that raises critical funds for the area’s hunger fighting organizations.” Continue Reading →

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What ever happened to the plans for the Live! Casino? Two years later, still stuck in court

The last news we shared with you about the Live! Casino planned for Packer Avenue was related to the master plan’s approval and the necessary zoning changes also being approved. While the casino may have jumped through those hoops already, the real challenge is making it through the court proceedings that have stalled the Cordish Company’s plans for this casino.

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Now that it’s been two years since the Cordish Company was awarded a license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, what is happening with the casino? Due to appeals filed to the state Supreme Court by SugarHouse and the Market East Associates, the project is not moving forward very quickly.

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Last Night Market of the year is tonight at the Navy Yard

This year, two South Philly Night Markets were added to The Food Trust’s summer and early-fall roster of events. The first happened under I-95 in Pennsport on September 1.

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The second South Philly event and the last Night Market of the year is happening tonight at the Navy Yard.

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