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14 South Philly bars make “Best Bars in Philadelphia” list

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that South Philly spots are continuing to rank among the best restaurants and bars in the city.

American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

Philadelphia Magazine‘s list of “50 Best Bars in Philadelphia” includes 14 spots from South Street and below. So what spots should be on your new list of bar destinations?

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15 of city’s best bars call South Philly home, Philly mag says

Philadelphia magazine said in its latest issue that 15 of the city’s 50 best bars make their homes on or below South Street.

In the Top 10 were American Sardine Bar (4), Brauhaus Schmitz (8) and Devil’s Den (9).

American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

No. 4 American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

Buzzy spots like South Philadelphia Tap Room and Stateside made the list (14 and 37), but also places that are less likely to pop up on food blogs all over town, including Grace Tavern (28) and Fountain Porter (39).

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To-Do List: Hot dog cook-off, cool off deliciously & drink beer with your neighbors


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There’s nothing like grilling in the summer, but it’s even better when someone else does it for you.

The South Street Headhouse District and Hot Diggity are throwing a hot dog cookoff from noon to 4 p.m. on the 400 block of South 2nd Street, aka Headhouse Square. Participating restaurants include Hot Diggity!, Brauhaus Schmitz, The Twisted Tail, Bridget Foy’s, Copabanana, Bistro Romano, Marc Vetri’s Alla Spina, Lucky’s Last Chance, Misconduct Tavern, La Calaca Feliz, and Chefs Aaron Gottesman and Jen Carroll for Border Springs Lamb Farm.

There will also be a toppings contest, beer tents and live music from a seven-piece funk ensemble. Pay as you go.


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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Fountain Porter to serve $5 burgers; Scarduzio project inches forward

Fountain Porter, the beer-focused corner tap we showed you when it opened in October, will add one item to their minuscule menu – burgers. Grub Street reports that owners Evan Clancy and Scott Pawlicky have tasked the kitchen with sending out burgers that only cost $5.

They’re only available on weekends, though, so Monday to Friday, you can still only get cheese plates, charcuterie, pickles and free nuts at the bar. Expect the addition at the bar, 10th and Tasker, to be the first of a handful of new items they plan to roll out.

Meanwhile, at 12th and Morris, the Insider reports that Chris Scarduzio and partners Stephen and Tamar Olitsky have officially bought the building that now houses Artisan Boulanger.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Fountain Porter hosts a fundraiser for youth-run cafe

CORRECTION: The correct hours for the Saturday pop-up are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A fundraiser for the Monkey and the Elephant Cafe, a pop-up coffee shop run by former foster-care youth, is being held at the Fountain Porter tonight from 6-9 p.m. Lisa Miccolis, the founder of the cafe, is hoping that money raised can help her initiative take some big next steps in providing opportunities for young people who traditionally have trouble finding employment.

Having worked in cafes for six years, Miccolis understands the biz and she’s been impacted by some of the homeless and foster care youth that she’s met and worked with in other capacities. So, she believes that a coffee shop can be a great workplace for them to challenge themselves and gain leadership skills.

Currently, the Monkey and the Elephant Cafe is operating as a pop-up at Taffets Bakery in the Italian Market1024 S 9th St, every Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Eventually, the plan is to operate its own brick and mortar place, staffed mostly by youth who have recently aged out of the foster-care system. They will operate most of the daily tasks and also be leaders in constructing business plans and other aspects of running the business alongside supportive mentors, gaining important work-readiness skills and connections to positive role models.

The event features a silent auction and is free to attend. Bonus: the Fountain Porter is extending its happy hour through 9 p.m. A chance to enjoy $1.50 off drafts at one of East Passyunk’s hot new spots and send the savings towards a (potentially) new neighborhood hangout? Win-win.

Check here for the invite and here for more info about Monkey and Elephant.

Even if you can’t make it, head by Fountain Porter at 10th and Tasker
just to give them a little love for their community spirit

- Caroline Voyles, @CarolineVoyles

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First pics inside Fountain Porter, opening this week

The guys at Fountain Porter have finished renovations, gone before two civic associations (they’re on the border), unpacked the computer system and they’re ready to open Tuesday. In the former 1601 space at 10th and Tasker, the bar aims to please the neighborhood in both taste and wallet.

In the former 1601
Owners Evan Clancy and Scott Pawlicky, who worked at Kite and Key near 20th and Callohill, will be serving small plates, “not pub grub.” Menu isn’t finalized but think meat and cheese boards, local pickles, etc., and nothing fried for now, all for $1.50 to $12. They’re offering what the neighborhood has come to expect in terms of a varied beer program, with 20 taps, no bottles or cans. But they’ll also have a fully stocked bar and what they say will be a selection of good, affordable wines, which is just what the neighborhood needs: all kinds of decent booze in one place (not that there aren’t others, but it’s always nice to have options).
They’re starting with 43 seats including the bar for now, but that is evolving. They open at 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. on the weekends, closing daily at 1 a.m. for now. The muted palette of the decor is an improvement over the orange walls that graced 1601, and they’ve added a counter along the window. Certainly, this seems a worthy addition to the neighborhood. Good luck, guys. You’ll be seeing me often.

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UPDATE: See the opening draft list from their Facebook pagebelow

Part of the back room, which wasn’t completely set up yet
Seems more spacious than 1601
The back bar is the same, but the bar itself is new

Great Divide Titan IPA
Weyerbacher Pumpkin
Maine Peeper Pale Ale
Bear Republic Oktoberfest
Rodenbach Sour
Maredsous 8
Triple Karmeliet
Duvel Single

Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga
PBC Kenzinger
PBC Cider
Allagash White
Allagash Smoke’ n Beards
Slyfox O’ Reily’s Stout
Founders Double Trouble
Founders Breakfast Stout
Troegs Troegenator
Stillwater Saison
Neshaminy Pilsner
Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier
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