Quick Hits: 25th Street as ‘City Beautiful’; Porto’s brunch; Point Breeze Ave biz

Despite its dangerous state, the 25th Street Elevated train line has an ironic origin in the City Beautiful movement of the early 20th century, says Hidden City, which delves into the history of the structure as well as South Philly’s relationship with train lines in general. The Insider checks in

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First Pics: Breakfast spot Porto opens at 1301 S. 11th St.

Porto, the Portuguese-influenced breakfast/lunch/brunch spot that took over the old Carman’s space, opened yesterday at 11th and Wharton. Owner Christine Liskowicz said she wanted to take her time getting things together, which provides one explanation for how far off we were when we guessed in March that she’d open in September. The

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Porto, the lunch spot replacing Carman’s, looks to be nearly ready

Porto, the Portuguese-influenced breakfast and lunch spot coming to 11th and Wharton, looks like it’s only a few weeks out. A faithful reader tipped us off that a sign had been put up, so we wandered over last week. Sure enough, there it is. Peeking through the windows, we were

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Porto, a Portuguese-influenced breakfast/lunch spot, coming to old Carman’s

We got some details on the new restaurant coming into the old Carman’s space on 11th and Wharton. It will be called Porto, a breakfast/lunch/brunch eatery opening toward the end of spring. Owner Christine Liskowicz also hinted at a “surprise” coming for Friday nights. We caught up with owner Christine Liskowicz and

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