Ice Cream Parlor Possibly Opening Across From Royal Tavern

Dominic Aspite has been busy applying for zoning permits and is now working for the owner of the current garage at 932 E. Passyunk Avenue, Peter Larosa. If all goes according to plan, this spot across from Royal Tavern, directly next to Napoli Pizza‘s parking lot, will be home to a brand-new ice cream parlor with seating. John’s Water Ice is right around the corner and there’s a sad excuse for an “ice cream” business at 514 South […]


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Sustainable Sweetgreen Opens Today And Features Fair Food Ingredients

Back in February we reported the opening of Sweetgreen, and this gorgeous and mild Philadelphia winter must have just helped time just fly by; Sweetgreen officially opens today at 3925 Walnut Street as an addition to the Radian. “Our newest location in Philadelphia reminds us of the first Sweetgreen we ever opened when we were seniors at Georgetown,” said Nathaniel Ru, co-founder of Sweetgreen. “We have grown quickly, but seven locations later, Sweetgreen retains the same charm and […]


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Architect Paul Drzal Designing Corner Restaurant in Fairmount

Local architect Paul Drzal has worked on the Tendenza space in Northern Liberties and is now getting involved on the 1350-square-foot corner spot at 2222 Brown Street with AR Engineers. The plan is for a take-out restaurant (no liquor license) and we hope to see some outdoor tables on that sunny corner come the end of summer!


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This Clearly Won’t Upset Anyone

We just got this flyer in the mail (read: inbox) and thought we should share, given our coverage on the Point Breeze moratorium issue with Anna Verna. The party is being held this Friday in the heart of the very neighborhood fighting these three-story roof decks (and chances are Anna Verna is not invited). We are guessing that yuppies think drinking Kenzinger and eating South Philadelphia Taproom’s wings taste better three stories above their neighbors.


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Sawatdee Thai Taking Over Old Pico De Gallo Spot

Chef Tony Inchote—of Dmitri’s, Susanna Foo and Twenty Manning fame—will be opening Sawatdee (a Thai greeting meaning “Hello. How are you?”) at 1501 South Street at the old Pico De Gallo location. Inchote will be preparing traditional Thai food (i.e: pad Thai, curries, stir-fried basil) as well as many vegetarian dishes, and he tells us renovations on the BYOB location will start at the end of this month. Restaurant hours will be 11am to 10pm Monday through […]


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Old City Resident Saved By Boot Shopping Spree This Morning

At 11:45am today, Pamela Riley called her husband, shaking in her newly bought boots. “I have barely escaped death,” Riley said over the phone. Moments before she had arrived at home, 40 or so 100-year old bricks came tumbling down blocking her entrance to her residence at 156 N. Third St. Riley and her husband Gresham had just finished up a presentation at the University of Pennsylvania when she decided to go shopping for boots […]


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The Spring Garden Gateway Project: An Interactive Light Installation Under 95

If you liked J. Meejin Yoon’s interactive Light Drift installation on the Schuylkill River last October, then you’re going to love this new project by the Mural Arts Program, in conjunction with the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association, which plans to bring a more permanent light installation to the city. The Spring Garden Gateway Project is an interactive light installation created by Sarah Zimmer and Kim Brickley, which hopes to cover the I-95 underpass at Second […]


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Where To Put Philly’s Two New Bike Lanes?

Center City cyclists who swerve through traffic and squeeze through moving cars will have a less dangerous option for a route across town later this summer when the Streets Department implements two new bike lanes. The north and south lanes (linking Spring Garden and South Streets) will complement the current east and west lanes on Spruce and Pine. When we talked to The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, they said there is a bigger need for bike […]


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PHA-Gate Continues: PHA Claims Worlds Smallest Parking Spot For The Disabled

Front page on Philly.com today is the continuation of one of Nakedphilly’s stories from late March, the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s $1M lesson in listening to the community. This time the argument is over parking; “PHA submitted a plan without parking or an approved loading zone on 20th Street to accommodate vans or buses for the handicapped” for their building, but they are now claiming they did provide parking spots for loading and unloading on the […]


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The Last Time The Sartorialist Came To Philly, He Left

How fashionable is Philadelphia? That’s a question one might not normally ask themselves, and considering the fact that we saw at least two full-grown adults wearing pajama bottoms as pants today in Center City, it’s not hard to imagine why we don’t ask ourselves questions like that. However, the news just came out that perhaps the most important street fashion photographer in America right now, most recently selected as one of Time Magazine‘s top 100 […]


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