‘Little Jewish bakery’ called Essen opening at 1437 E. Passyunk Ave.

East Passyunk Avenue will soon have a new bakery. The storefront of Belle Cakery, the bakery from Fond co-owner Jessie Prawlucki Styer, closed at 1437 E. Passyunk Ave. once Styer had a baby.  Now a new business will be bringing life to this location once again. Owner Tova Du Plessis

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South Philly’s Best of Philly winners – and there are plenty of them

Once again, South Philly represented a disproportionate share of Best of Philly winners in Philly mag’s August issue, which marked the 40th year the publication has been running this list. Some winners are not surprises, but they’re honors just the same. Then there are some quirky little winners like the

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Passyunk Christmas tree lighting brings out the masses

More than 300 neighbors and visitors poured onto the streets around the fountain last night for the Christmas Tree Lighting on Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street. As we told you last week, the street was closed off to cars and the block surrounding the fountain was bustling with couples, families, dogs

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Passyunk tree lighting to be bigger than ever – plus free stuff

The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation is going all out this year for the tree lighting next Thursday, Nov. 29, complete with free food and booze! Sam Sherman at PARC says Stateside will be providing an “adult beverage;” Black & Brew, hot chocolate; FOND/Belle bakery, cookies/dessert; Paradiso/Izumi, sushi/bruschetta; Le Virtu, pasta;

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