Posted by Sam Bloch on May 20th, 2013
Sip-N-Glo Juicery opened its doors for business for the first time today. The South Street juice shop serves up seven juices and seven smoothies that are sure to quench your thirst. The store at 932 South Street (right across from Whole Foods) and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday but Tuesday.
Posted by Foobooz on May 13th, 2013
Golosa Chocolate Bar & Dessert Lounge at 6th and Passyunk is closing after six years in business. The BYOB dessert spot will be open this week until May 24th. So stop in and say goodbye or to take advantage of sales prices on their imported Italian chocolates.
Posted by Foobooz on May 9th, 2013
This Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hawthornes at 11th and Fitzwater hosts its fourth annual IPA Block Party. The free to enter event runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. outside of Hawthornes (weather worry warts, there will be tents) and 24 hop-forward beers (and some gluten-free and wheat beers as well) will be on tap. All beers are $5, including Pliny the Elder and there will also be live music and a special menu of street food.
Posted by Taylor Bush on May 2nd, 2013
The cultural flair of Vietnam and Mexico collide at South Philadelphia’s Le Viet.
Le Viet, known for its traditional Vietnamese food, is offering a Cinco de Mayo special Friday, May 3rd, featuring $3 Coronas, $5 margaritas and two Vietnamese tacos for just $7. The event runs 5 to 7 p.m.
Le Viet [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on April 12th, 2013
The highly anticipated Serpico is in the home stretch. But Peter Serpico is still looking for a few key players, including a junior sous chef. Serpico has filled other positions at the restaurant including chef de cuisine. Anne Strong, who worked with Serpico at Momofuku Ko in New York has come down to Philadelphia to fill that role. Strong graduated from Penn State and had a career in the publishing industry before she began going to culinary school at night at the Institute of Culinary Education. She has also worked at New York’s Anthos and The Modern. Another New York transplant is Rich Fell, who has come down to be Serpico’s general manager.
A local face will also be in the kitchen. Jae Hee Cho, former sous chef at Stateside, under George Sabatino is also on the staff.
As for the opening date, the job ad says Serpico “is only a few weeks away from opening.”
SERPICO is opening soon!! Only a few open positions left [Foobooz Jobs]
Posted by Taylor Bush on April 12th, 2013
Burgers. Lots of burgers!
That’s what’s in store Sunday, May 5th at the Third Annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl being held at the Fleisher Art Memorial, located on 719 Catherine Street in South Philadelphia. The event will feature twenty of the city’s top burger chefs duking it out to see who will come out with the top burger.
The invitation-only event sells out annually and more than 700 attendees are expected. Marc Summers will emcee the event.
The Philadelphia Burger Brawl was founded in 2011 by Rob Wasserman, owner of Rouge, 500 Degrees and The Saint James, as a private fundraiser to benefit the construction of computer labs in public elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia.