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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Will BYOB’s coming along


Meal Ticket checked in with Christopher Kearse, the chef/owner opening Will BYOB at 1911 E.P.A. near the end of August. 

MT says he’s in the process of hiring his staff, plucking from his former employers Pumpkin and Lacroix (Kearse has a mile-long resume of short stints at stellar restaurants, including Napa’s French Laundry and at Charlie Trotter’s and Alinea in Chicago).

From the outside renovations appear to be progressing smoothly. New, black fling-out windows are installed and lighting and the paint job look complete. A quick peek inside showed plenty of work to be done though, so hopefully late August isn’t too optimistic.

Kearse seems to think not, though. His Open Table site is up, which is a good sign even if their map is wrong.

Oops, that’s West Passyunk

Check out this incredible story about Kearse from May in City Paper.



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Well, let’s see

Trusty Indian head, guide us well

Coming to you from world headquarters just steps off the Avenue, we here at the Passyunk Post will serve as your guide, newshound, clairvoyant and arbiter of taste for all that “downtown” South Philly has to offer. Because let’s face it, this neighborhood has been on the rise for more than five years, but now it’s about to really take off.

Ever since moving to the neighborhood nearly 10 years ago – back when the Cantina was Ozzie’s and Stogie Joe’s was the signless and slightly scary Passyunk Tavern – we’ve been peeking through paper windows and bugging clueless work crews with pesky questions. We briefly considered calling this site the Passyunk Prowler before realizing that the name could instill more fear than curiosity. Still, all that harmless stalking was good practice and now it will be put to good use.

We’re going to eat, sleep and breathe the ‘hood, focusing on Passyunk Square and EPX – which are deemed a collective “East Passyunk” from here on out. Sometimes, we may venture out to the wilds of Newbold and Pennsport, or even above Washington Avenue if we’re feeling frisky.

So, enjoy, and feel free to send tips, suggestions, criticism or other thoughts to punk@passyunkpost.com.

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Passyunk Post

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