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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Steps from East Passyunk Avenue edition

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This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located just steps away from East Passyunk Avenue at 1140 Watkins St.

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Currently on the market for $315,000, this 1,376 sq. ft. home has plenty of charm and potential.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Check in: South Philly Barbacoa

Check In is a new, occasional feature where we … uh, check in with a recently opened restaurant. Not a review, per se, but hey, you get the idea. Have an idea for a Check In? Email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.


It is entirely possible to live in the heart of South Philly and never notice the food cart at 8th and Watkins that’s serving up some of the city’s best Mexican food. That would be a mistake.

But I almost did. And I was looking for it. The only sign facing 8th Street last week was a small piece of brown cardboard with the word BARBACOA written on it. My kind of place.

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South Philly Barbacoa is a Sunday-only operation run by husband-and-wife duo Benjamin Miller and Cristina Martinez. They start serving at 6 a.m. – dinnertime for their night-shift customers – and stop when they sell out, usually around 1 p.m.

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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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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

“South Philly Barbacoa” would be the BYOB in Zagar’s warehouse

The restaurant that is being proposed for the Watkins Street mosaic warehouse, which we told you about yesterday, would specialize in a type of lamb barbecue native to a small village in central Mexico. It would be called South Philly Barbacoa, according to this Facebook page.

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Prospective owner Benjamin Miller, who has spent the last two and a half years supervising prep at Kanella at 10th and Spruce, will present an informational proposal Jan. 22 to the East Passyunk Civic Association’s zoning committee. Miller said the restaurant would only be open a couple days a week and that it would take up just a sliver of Isaiah Zagar’s cavernous warehouse at 1002 Watkins St.

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