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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Barbacoa hosting Isaiah Zagar art show tonight

Looking for something to do tonight? South Philly Barbacoa, who just recently opened their new storefront at 1703 S. 11th St., will be hosting the first of a new series of art shows.

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Tonight, Isaiah Zagar, who recently installed one of his murals on the location, will be displaying some of his new artworks at the space.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Spotted: Isaiah Zagar mural being installed on South Philly Barbacoa’s new location

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


The white exterior of South Philly Barbacoa’s new location at 1703 S. 11th St. is being transformed with a new mural from Isaiah Zagar. 

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A friendly neighbor sent this picture of the pieces of the mural being installed on Wednesday.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: New Zagar mosaic is finished at Fitness Works gym

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


Artist Isaiah Zagar, whose mirrored, colorful mosaics have multiplied throughout South Philly over the past 30 years, has finished another massive project.

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A big thank you to the helpful reader who sent us these pictures.

The mosaic wraps around the base of the Fitness Works gym on Reed Street between 7th and 8th.

Regular readers of the Passyunk Post will remember that we recently featured another Zagar project, the Watkins Street warehouse that was briefly the potential home for the South Philly Barbacoa food truck. That project never got off the ground — turns out they don’t need an actual building to do killer business — and we haven’t heard of a replacement.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

That was quick. South Philly Barbacoa will NOT be in Zagar warehouse

The proposed lamb barbecue joint by chef Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez, South Philly Barbacoa, will not be located in Isaiah Zagar’s mosaic warehouse on Watkins Street after all.

Probably not going to be a restaurant at all.

Probably not going to be a restaurant at all.

Miller gave an information-only presentation to the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s zoning committee last month to gauge community feedback and met “considerable resistance from the neighborhood about a restaurant opening there,” he told us yesterday.

“I hope that something really cool can happen there so it can show off that awesome space but I don’t think it will be restaurant,” Miller said. “It’s a residential neighborhood, on a little side street, and there’s no parking. But it was a great idea for our project.”

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

South Philly Barbacoa, proposed for Zagar warehouse, to debut preview in a cart

The couple behind the Mexican lamb barbecue joint that is proposed for Isaiah Zagar’s massive mosaic warehouse  just can’t wait.

Ben Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez will launch a lamb barbecue cart on Sunday as a preview for what they plan at 1002 Watkins St., says City Paper.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Miller and Martinez are going to be setting up their cart outside of La Rosa, a Mexican bakery on the corner of 8th and Watkins.

They’ll be out there till supplies run out.

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