Farm-To-Table Talula’s Garden Looking For Chefs de Partie

Aimee Olexy and her newly named Talula’s Garden chef Michael Santoro are looking for “experienced and driven line cooks and chefs de partie who are hard-working, ingredient-driven and willing to learn.” Talula’s Garden will be a “farm to table” restaurant, which we reported was opening in Starr’s old 210 W. Washington Square location, that will be committed (and will staff people who are) to sustainable sourced ingredients, artisan cheese and house-baked breads. Click here to send your […]


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Power 99 FM Throws Parties With Guns And Gets Sued

Power 99 FM’s “Beanie Sigel & Friends Birthday Celebration” at Solo Nightclub on Delaware Avenue was suppose to be  an innocent celebration for Philly rapper Sigel’s March 6 birthday. Some balloons, maybe a Carvel Fudgie The Whale cake, certainly a round of “Look Ma, No Hands” Pin The Tail On The Donkey, but never a shooting. Bellmawr, N.J., resident Tyheem Baker is suing Clear Channel, WUSL Power 99 FM and Beanie Sigel himself after he was shot […]


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Lithe Method Coming To Old City

Lauren Boggi has just acquired the fourth location for her Lithe Method studio: the fourth floor space at The Philadelphia Dance Studio in Old City. The 3500-square-foot spot at 219 Cuthbert Street will have Lithe’s full roster of classes and officially opens on April 1. Boggi already as Lithe’s set up in Ardmore, Northern Liberties and Rittenhouse, and she is very aware of the demand for her product. It’s interesting to see how in 2011 Old City […]


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Society Hill Hotel To Become The Monkey Bar & Restaurant

The Havana Banana Group (Bill Curry and the people behind Cafe Nola and Copabanana) have bought the Society Hill Hotel at 301 Chestnut Street, one of two projects they have planned for the Old City neighborhood. This “special plan,” according to a masked representative from Havana Banana, will be a sort of high-end Copabanana, and they will try as much as possible to “compliment the hotel and the Old City neighborhood.” The new restaurant, The Monkey Bar […]


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Philly’s Growing Pains: Is Anti-Gentrification Synonymous With Anti-Development?

Anna Verna, in an effort to appease a small minority group in Point Breeze, has put forward a bill to restrict the building of three-story homes and roof decks in that neighborhood for one year. Apparently this is legal. According to the City of Philadelphia, Verna, the current City Council president, has “made the renovation of housing stock in neighborhoods and affordable housing a top priority.” Really? Is that why on March 3 she proposed Bill No. 110134 […]


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Artist “Yarn Bombs” Septa’s Blue Line

Jessie Hemmon’s is Philadelphia’s one and only (to our knowledge) Yarn Bomber. Hemmons, who goes by Ishknits, woke up yesterday and just “decided to hand knit some cozies for some subway seats on the Market-Frankford Line of Philadelphia.” We are glad her unsuspecting urban targets yesterday were the three seats on three different El trains running from 15th to 69th Street. Finishing up her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and working as a drug and alcohol counselor in Philly does take […]


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Porn Theater Expanding. Apparently People Still Do This In Public.

Do people actually go to porn theaters anymore? More specifically, do people actually go anywhere on the 22nd block of Market Street? The answer is yes, a profitable yes. Anthony Trombetta’s Forum Theater on 2209 Market Street is the last old-fashioned, dry porno houses in Philly (“Save The Forum!”), and although we thought (based on no facts at all) its next headline would also mention the words “For Sale” or “Failed Kitchen Inspection,” it seems the […]


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Delilah’s Den To Get A Neighbor, More Customers

100 Spring Garden may soon have a new tenant. The lots where Zee Bar and Delilah’s sit just east of 95 will perhaps be getting a “bar/restaurant with live entertainment.” Of course this project has just been proposed to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and the zoning attorney for the applicant says it’s too soon to talk on the subject now, so we can’t report much more. Until we get an update, we can only […]


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PIFA Street Fair Coming To The Avenue Of The Arts In April

The PIFA Street Fair will be coming to Broad Street on Saturday, April 30. With an already abundant art scene in Philadelphia, this is an innovative idea that will only add to the artistic caliber of the city. The street fair will come towards the end of the month-long Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), which will be taking place between April 7 and May 1. With the Kimmel Center spearheading the project (using […]


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