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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Has Blue Belly BBQ bitten the dust? Yes (updated)

Could the absence of the smoky smell of barbecuing meat wafting down 6th Street signal the demise of Blue Belly BBQ at 600 Catharine St.?


Butcher paper is up in the windows and there are dead plants inside.

We emailed them the see what’s up but haven’t heard back. The restaurant’s phone message says they would be closed from March 19 to April 1 for vacation.  That’s a bit long to extend a vacation.

UPDATE: We heard back this morning from co-owner Amy Giuffi:

We have decided to close.  We are considering reconceptualizing. Generally speaking, we were busy on weekend dinners,  but lunch and weekdays never got going to the degree we had needed to hit enough volume.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Passyunk Square :  Pennsport 

Link Love: Le Viet is beloved, BBQ smokes it, Mummer fire triumph & a ‘Victorian stunner’

Modern surroundings, fresh ingredients, an affordable cocktail and wine list and a moderately priced menu that is not too large and carefully planned are the reasons I would return again and again.

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  • The housing development that is replacing the fire-ravaged Mummers warehouse at 1301 S. 2nd St. is rising out the the ground, reports Pennsporter, which has a bunch of pictures of the construction. This is what it eventually will look like:

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