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Liz Spikol, our colleague at the Property blog, has the latest on what's become of the "Real World House" at 3rd and Arch, where the reality TV show filmed years ago and has left a sour taste of neighborhood residents ever since.Perhaps a new use for the building will banish bad memories. A few days ago, DAS Architects’ David Schultz went before the Historic Commission to present plans that would convert what is now a two-story space into a three-story space for a gourmet food store. From PlanPhilly:The effort includes installing a small roof deck on the northern half of
You know when you're at the cold food bar at Whole Foods and you have to check the labels to make sure your turkey isn't actually tofurkey? Well this week, those labels have been just as confusing as the dishes themselves. 15 Whole Foods stores spread across the Northeast have been mixing up their curried chicken salad and their vegan chicken ("chick'n") curried salad, meaning more than a few loyal vegans may have accidentally eaten their tastiest meal in years. Both items were sold on Tuesday and Wednesday this week before being recalled.There weren't any mix-ups in the Philly area,
The powers of crowd-sourced journalism struck again last night when passersby on 13th Street peered into Green Eggs Cafe Midtown and witnessed a group of rats eating dinner.I don't know about you, but that's all I needed to see. Never again, @greeneggscafe. twitter.com/ericanardello/…— Erica Nardello (@ericanardello) May 6, 2013@greeneggscafe Saw a bunch of rats in your front window. So disappointed. It was my fav place in the neighborhood. twitter.com/jennab22/statu… — jenna bachen (@jennab22) May 6, 2013Green Eggs, Eater Philly reports, has blamed the problem on a broken sewage pipe and is closing indefinitely to fix the problem. Looks like Rittenhouse's
There has never been a line this long outside Lorenzo's before sundown. Or featuring so many sober people. Today marks their grand re-opening, after the South Street pizza joint caught fire last June.
This is the line at Lorenzo's right now - wraps right around the corner! twitter.com/philebrity/sta…— Philebrity (@philebrity) May 3, 2013
NewsWorks reports that New Jersey is fast becoming a battleground in the "better burger" wars—with franchises popping up all over the state representing Burger 21, Smashburger; Cheeburger, Cheeburger; Elevationburger; Zinburger; Bobby's Burger Palace; Five Guys and Jake's Wayback Burgers, "to name a few."NewsWorks doesn't explain why Jersey would be such an attraction to all those better-burger-purveying chains—it spends more time explaining the whole concept of "better burgers," which, duh, fancier than McDonald's not as fancy as a steakhouse—but, you know, New Jersey voters did give the governorship to this guy. The market kind of defines itself.Which leads, naturally, to this musical
Nine months ago, Lorenzo & Sons pizzeria on South Street caught fire, closing its doors and depriving thousands of drunk revelers from their badly needed 3:00 a.m. grease and carbohydrates. Just in time for summer, your late-night ritual can resume again, as the famed joint has soft-opened today in advance of its grand opening on Friday.A few local food snobs probably won't be celebrating. A little more than a before Lorenzo's caught fire, Eater Philly polled a handful of culinary poobahs to seek their opinion of the place. Former City Paper food critic Adam Erace called their slices a "floppy mess."
It's an annual rite of spring. Restaurant and bar and cafe owners plunk down tables on their sidewalks, legally or not, and the city vows to crack down. This year, the city's Streets Department has announced a concrete (get it?) plan to commence monthly inspections on all those miscreant businesses. Things that aren't allowed in the public "right-of-way."Signs, sandwich boards, banners, “feather” signs, as well as café seating beyond the City-approved licensed limits.Penalties include a potential "confiscation of signs, tables, and/or chairs." Which leads to the tantalizing question: Where will the city store them? Will there be a dungeon for