Four restaurants robbed along East Passyunk Ave.

Four restaurants on the 1900 block of East Passyunk were hit in smash and grab robberies early yesterday, in which some punk broke through the windows and grabbed the cash registers. Fuel, Le Virtu and Adobe Cafe were hit around 1:30 a.m., according to NBC10, which reported that surveillance video

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List of semifinalists for James Beard awards reads like a South Philly restaurant directory

The James Beard Foundation has released the nominations of its annual culinary awards – which are something like the Oscars of the food world – and South Philly is well-represented. In various categories, Will, Bibou, Le Virtu, Laurel, Fond and Serpico have all been nominated as semifinalists. Check out the

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More details emerge on Brigantessa, planned for summer opening on Passyunk

The folks behind the upcoming Brigantessa, which is planned for a summer opening in what is now Karina’s at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave., have already commissioned the handmade wood-burning oven that will be the centerpiece of the restaurant. The heart of the restaurant will be the centrally located wood-burning oven,

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Le Virtu’s owners planning second spot on East Passyunk called Brigantessa

Francis Cratil Cretarola and Catherine Lee, owners of the highly successful Le Virtu, are partnering with their chef Joe Cicala to open a casual spot at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave., where Karina’s is now, reports the Insider. Called Brigantessa, the name of the female guerrilla fighters who fought Italian unification in

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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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