3 days ago

At Acadia, he hopes to make the good times roll

...a budding culinary career for business school, will open Acadia, a Creole-Cajun restaurant, at 824 S. Eighth St. in Bella Vista on Saturday. He envisions Acadia, named after the French speakers from Canadian...

    At Acadia, he hopes to make the good times roll
    Philadelphia isn't exactly a hotbed of New Orleans cuisine. The city does, however, have a full slate of people entering the restaurant business. Sean Nevins, 43, who years ago traded a budding culinary career for business school, will open Acadia, a Creole-Cajun restaurant, at 824 S. Eighth St.
    http://www.philly.com

6 days ago

Bella Vista townhouse with room to spare asks just under $1M

The $969,000 price tag buys a five-bedroom, four-bath home at 606 Fitzwater Street, which clocks in at an impressive 2,620 square feet. The home itself is extra large, measuring 18-feet-wide.

    Bella Vista townhouse with room to spare asks just under $1M
    An extra-large Bella Vista townhouse that's big on space and style has hit the market for just under $1 million. The $969,000 price tag buys a five-bedroom, four-bath home at 606 Fitzwater Street, which clocks in at an impressive 2,620 square feet. The home itself is extra large, measuring 18-feet-wide.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Jan 06

Free King Cake to celebrate Twelfth Night

Where: Acadia at 824 S. 8th St., 19147

    Free King Cake to celebrate Twelfth Night
    New NOLA-inspired restaurant Acadia is soft-opening with a bang. A Twelfth Night party to mark the end of Christmas and the start of Carnival will feature King Cake, menu samples, drinks (including milk punch) and music. Open to neighbors, family, friends and anyone interested in checking out the new spot.
    https://billypenn.com

Jan 06

Jan 02

Philly restaurant openings to look forward to in 2018

Acadia (824 S. Eighth St., Bella Vista): New Orleans style comes to South Philly (January).

This article has 40 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Mike’s BBQ (1703 S. 11th St., South Philadelphia): Michael Strauss of Tap Room on 19th brings his mobile BBQ to the great indoors.

Illegal Tacos (427 S. Broad St., Avenue of the Arts): Taqueria at Broad and Pine has picked up some preopening buzz for its name.

Clubhouse Sports Lounge (111 S. 17th St., Rittenhouse Square): Jan. 26 is the debut of this sports lounge, which also will have an ice lounge in partnership with Malinalli Tequila, two themed escape rooms, and two full-service bars.

Redcrest Fried Chicken (1520 S. 11th St., South Philadelphia): Adam Volk cooks chickens and sides at 11th and Passyunk.

Engimono (2319 Fairmount Ave., Fairmount): Poke is the specialty here.

Chubby Cattle (146 N. 10th St., Chinatown): Flashy hot-pot specialist backed by Penn students.

Vista Peru (20 S. Second St., Old City): Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar from the folks behind El Balconcito.

Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar (3432 Sansom St., University City): The Montgomery County pub opens a branch on Penn’s restaurant row (January). A Manayunk location is teed up for spring at 4311 Main St.

Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar (3432 Sansom St., University City): The Montgomery County pub opens a branch on Penn’s restaurant row (January). A Manayunk location is teed up for spring at 4311 Main St.

Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen (126 Chestnut St., Old City): David Crudele, a longtime bartender at the now-shuttered Eulogy Belgian Tavern, sets up a beer bar with 36 on tap and an American menu featuring roasted meats in the former Mad River/ Middle East restaurant space (January).

Concourse Dance Bar (1635 Market St., Center City): Avram Hornik is behind a retro dance club in the former Turf Club that can be entered by way of a slide. Ball pits and a killer sound system will complete the funhouse motif (January).

At Ramen (1608 Sansom St., Rittenhouse): Jason Kim of Jason’s Toridasu in Ardmore spins off his Manayunk ramen restaurant to Rittenhouse.

TALK (2121 Walnut St., Center City): Marigold Kitchen spins off a classic eclectic new-American with an a la carte menu.

Tipsy Bistro (3131 Walnut St., The Left Bank, University City): Chef Anh Vongbandith and Fond former partner Tory Keomanivong do a sports bar with elevated food (February).

Love City (1016 Buttonwood St., West Poplar): Brews and snacks from beer geeks Kevin and Melissa Walter in an industrial setting.

Louie Louie (3611 Walnut St., University City): Brasserie at the Inn of Penn from Marty and Sydney Grims, behind the White Dog Cafes.

Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft (29 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore): Cocktail bar in the heart of Ardmore.

Nunu (1414 Frankford Ave., Fishtown): Shawn Darragh and Ben Puchowitz open a Japanese-style bar next door to their Cheu Fishtown.

Somo SoPhi (3101 S 13th St., South Philly): Manayunk bistro turns up with a sports-bar theme in deep South Philly (spring).

L’Anima (1001 S. 17th St., Southwest Center City): A Roman seafooder from the Melograno/Fraschetta team. (March)

Kurant Cider (436 E. Girard Ave., Fishtown): The suburban cidery joins the Fishtown scene.

Chalaco’s Ceviche & Pisco Bar (1030 N. Second St., Northern Liberties): Peruvian stylings come to Liberties Walk.

The Bercy (7 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore): French brasserie from Lansdale’s Stove & Tap crew in the gorgeous Main Line building last housing Primavera Pizza Kitchen. (March)

Brickwall Tavern (1215 Sansom St., Washington Square West): An American tavern from the operators of the new Porta, which shares a building and fronts at 1214 Chestnut St. (March).

Brickwall Tavern (1215 Sansom St., Washington Square West): An American tavern from the operators of the new Porta, which shares a building and fronts at 1214 Chestnut St. (March).

Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave., Fishtown): The hit Middle Eastern cafe opens its dining room for dinner in March, followed by its garden.

Tria Garden (31 S. 18th St., Rittenhouse): Note the new name of this wine garden set up at the United Engineers building; it’s a joint project between Avram Hornik and the crew from Tria.

Urban EEL (1000 Frankford Ave., Fishtown): Casual dining, cigar lounge, and theaters — it’s all in this sibling to the bizarre post-apocalyptic-themed Mad Rex.

White Yak (6118 Ridge Ave., Roxborough): It figures that Philly’s first Nepalese restaurant will be located in the highest point of the city. I’ve enlisted a sherpa to get more info.

The Lucky Well (990 Spring Garden St., West Poplar): Chad Rosenthal’s Ambler barbecue hall joins Roy-Pitz Brewing in Spring Arts (June).

Rosy (2220 Walnut St., Center City): The former Roosevelt’s Pub gets a redo as a Mexican bar (late June).

Goose Island (33 E. Laurel St., Fishtown): Brewpub from Goose Island and AB InBev, near the Fillmore.

Tatel (1908 Chestnut St., Rittenhouse): Elegant, roaring ’20s-style Spanish restaurant rooted in Madrid with outposts in Ibiza and Miami Beach.

Del Frisco’s Grille (Cambria Hotel, 219 S. Broad St., Avenue of the Arts): The city’s busiest steakhouse (at 15th and Chestnut) adds a smaller eatery to the new Cambria Hotel.

Del Frisco’s Grille (Cambria Hotel, 219 S. Broad St., Avenue of the Arts): The city’s busiest steakhouse (at 15th and Chestnut) adds a smaller eatery to the new Cambria Hotel.

The Institute (525 N. 11th St., West Poplar): The popular bar plans to move a block away, picking up a roof deck in the process.

Giuseppe & Sons (1500 block of Sansom Street, Rittenhouse): Take the cannoli. And the red-gravy pasta, as the Termini family partners with Michael Schulson next door to his Harp & Crown.

Aether (1832 Frankford Ave., Fishtown): Chef Scott Anderson and investor Stephen Distler of KoP’s Mistral do a seafood spot specializing in affordable wines and cocktails (June).

Bourse Food Hall (Fifth Street north of Chestnut, Old City): Twenty seven food companies are setting up at this historic building (summer).

Craft Hall (901 N. Delaware Ave.): Avram Hornik is taking over the former Yards Brewing building with a brewpub that also...

    Philly restaurant openings to look forward to in 2018
    Gazing into the crystal ball for 2018 Philadelphia-area restaurant openings ... A splashy French brasserie in Ardmore. A second Center City location for Greg Vernick. The Philadelphia debut of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 25

How Craig LaBan reviewed Philly's restaurants in 2017

743 S. Eighth St.; 215-922-1349; angelinasbyob.com

This article has 31 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

135 S. 18th St., Philadelphia; 215-825-7030; akitchenandbar.com

705 S. Fourth St.; 267-858-9232; ambraphilly.com

1416 Frankford Ave.; 267-758-2269; cheufishtown.com

261 S. 21st St.; 215-546-4232; fridaysaturdaysunday.com

8609 Germantown Ave.; 267-335-3912; micarestaurant.com

Penn’s View Hotel, 14 N. Front St.; 215-922-7800; panoramaristorante.com

2218 Walnut St.; 267-519-0329; resipsaphilly.com

780 S. Second St.; 267-909-9002; royalsushiandizakaya.com

100 S. Main St., Doylestown; 215-348-0222; slatebleu.com

Cira Centre South, 2929 Walnut St.; 215-867-8067; walnutstreetcafe.com

1408 S. 12th St.; palizzisocial.com

2537 E. Somerset St.; 267-639-5041; thebestseafood.com

1709 E. Passyunk Ave.; 215-515-7900; barcelonawinebar.com

401 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd; 610-227-1507; b2bluefin.com

712 Main St., Harleysville; 267-932-8407; thebutcherandbarkeep.com

1805-7 Washington Ave.; 215-546-2233; chicksphilly.com

10865 Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4323 or 267-481-1971; georgianbread.business.site

1525 Sansom St.; 215-330-2800; harpcrown.com

701 N. Third St.; 215-922-2621; jaxonbyob.com

642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn; 610-240-7908; lacabrabrewing.com

2053 S. Beechwood St.; 267-761-5194

208 S. 13th St.; 215-999-1020; maison208.com

1526 Sansom St.; 215-454-6939; roostersoupcompany.com

990 Spring Garden St.; 215-995-6792; roypitzbarrelhouse.com

2201 Spruce St.; 215-732-5818

2401 Walnut St.; 215-333-3331; 24philly.com

249 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-1355; on Facebook.

26 N. Third St.; 267-239-5900; wisterbyob.com

The industrial chic Old City BYOB previously known as 26 North changed names and chefs but didn’t lose its culinary ambitions. Benjamin Moore, the longtime...

The Study hotel, 20 S. 33rd St.; 215-398-1874; thestudyatuniversitycity.com

1920 Chestnut St.; 267-519-2001; vedaphilly.com

    How Craig LaBan reviewed Philly's restaurants in 2017
    Philadelphia's best chefs turned back time in 2017, embracing some old favorites, with nods to tradition, and then making them relevant again. That's how Joey Baldino turned a century-old private Italian hideaway called the Palizzi Social Club into the hottest table in town - even with the added challenge of needing to find a member to host.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 24

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      800 Block S. Darien St. December 20, 2017 @ 3:55 p.m. Comment

Dec 23

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    INSTALLATION OF A FIRE SUPPRESSION SPRINKLER SYSTEM PER NFPA 13D STANDARD WITH A 3/4 INCH COMBINE SERVICE LINE, A FIRE PUMP AND SPRINKLER LAYOUT AS PER PLANS.

    729 FULTON ST Issued December 21, 2017 Comment

Dec 20

Where to Drink on Christmas Day 2017 in Philadelphia

12 Steps Down (831 Christian St.)

This article has 17 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.)

Bottle Bar (1308 Frankford Ave.)

Cavanaugh’s Headhouse (421 S 2nd St.)

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St.)

Doobies (2201 Lombard St.)

Green Room (1940 Green St.)

Grey Lodge Pub (6235 Frankford Ave.)

Little Lion (243 Chestnut St.)

National Mechanics (22 S 3rd St.)

O'Neals Pub (611 S 3rd St.)

Paper Street Pub (4630 Umbria St.)

South Philly Tap Room (1509 Mifflin St.)

Square 1682 (121 S 17th St.)

Taproom on 19th (2400 S 19th St.)

Red Owl Tavern (433 Chestnut St.)

Urban Farmer (1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.)

Union Tap House (4810 Umbria St.)

    Where to Drink on Christmas Day 2017 in Philadelphia
    While a lot of people may celebrate Christmas Day at home with family, that doesn't work for all of us! Here's a list of bars open on Christmas, so you can get out for a bit if the eggnog runs dry or the ham comes out burnt. Open from 7 PM-2 AM.
    http://philly.thedrinknation.com

Dec 19

Acadia will bring New Orleans food and drink to Bella Vista

Acadia will serve food and drink inspired by New Orleans at 824 S. Eighth St., just above Christian near the Italian Market. The space, which has sat vacant for nearly a year, is the former home of Coeur, the Mildred, and before that, Jim Burke’s acclaimed James.

    Acadia will bring New Orleans food and drink to Bella Vista
    Next month, wintry Bella Vista will get warmed up with a taste of Louisiana. Acadia will serve food and drink inspired by New Orleans at 824 S. Eighth St., just above Christian near the Italian Market. The space, which has sat vacant for nearly a year, is the former home of Coeur, the Mildred, and before that, Jim Burke's acclaimed James.
    https://billypenn.com

Dec 17

Philly basement bars: 12 places to drink underground

831 Christian St.

This article has 11 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

727 Walnut St.

1320 Chestnut St.

247 S. 17th St.

120 S. 13th St.

1200 Callowhill St.

112 S. 18th St.

243 S. Camac St.

1526 Sansom St.

1823 Sansom St.

1525 Sansom St.

200 S. Broad St.

    Philly basement bars: 12 places to drink underground
    Philly's got a surprising variety of options for subterranean drinking, from smoky dives to hip dance clubs and faux speakeasies to sushi counters. Beneath the city sidewalks, you can catch a game, watch a live show, bowl a few rounds or play darts.
    https://billypenn.com

Dec 15

  • ZONING ADMIN REVIEW

    FOR THE AMENDMENT OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PERMIT #790969. WORK TO INCLUDE THE REDUCTION OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FRONT SETBACK AS SHOWN PER PLANS. ORIGINAL PERMIT APPROVED FOR WORK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF A ROOF DECK WITH A ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE OVER THE THIRD STORY PORTION. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN PLANS. FOR USE AS AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING.

    711 FULTON ST Issued December 13, 2017 Comment

Dec 10

Dec 06

10+ Can’t-Miss Art Exhibitions & Events In Philadelphia This December

Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street

This article has 7 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street

Muse Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

    10+ Can't-Miss Art Exhibitions & Events In Philadelphia This December
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia Stunning light installations, painting masterworks, experimental art and more... At PechaKucha, presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each on a chosen topic, with one evening covering a whole range of interesting themes.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Dec 03

  • ADDITION PERMIT

    LEVEL II ALTERATIONS (NO CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY) TO INCLUDE THIRD FLOOR AND ROOF DECK WITH PILOT HOUSE (FOR ACCESS TO ROOF DECK ONLY) ADDITIONS TO AN EXISTING ATTACHED SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING (EXISTING IRC 2009 TOWNHOUSE) AS PER APPROVED PLANS. BUILDING NOT REQUIRED TO BE SPRINKLERED. **SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR MEP WORK**

    709 FULTON ST Issued December 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 30

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW 5" CURB TRAP AND FAI INTO HOUSE-PA1#20173261128-"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    825 S MILDRED ST Issued November 28, 2017 Comment

Nov 29

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200AMP SERVICE, METER, PANEL & GROUNDING,WIRING THROUGHOUT WITH LIGHTS,SWITCHES,OUTLETS,BATTERY BACKUP,SMOKE/CO DETECTORS,LOW VOLTAGE WIRING OF PHONE CABLE AND DOORBELL AS PER 2008 NEC(SOUTH DISTRICT)

    729 FULTON ST Issued November 27, 2017 Comment

Nov 29

Nov 26

Nov 22

Charming Bella Vista Trinity on tiny side street asks $254K

756 S. Darien Street, #8 [Kimberly Miller, Very Real Estate]

    Charming Bella Vista Trinity on tiny side street asks $254K
    A Trinity hiding away in Bella Vista is on the market with a smaller price tag after undergoing a recent price chop, packing in plenty of charm and character into 570 square feet. The tiny home sits on an equally tiny, pedestrian-only courtyard off S.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Nov 22

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