Arts & Entertainment

Readers’ Choice: Making a strong First Impression 

Readers’ Choice: Making a strong First ImpressionPhoto by Maria YoungWhere are you sending your child to preschool?Yes, there are plenty of options here in South Philly. But it seems one place is continuing to make...

Readers’ Choice: A winning consistency 

Readers’ Choice: A winning consistencyPhoto by Maria YoungWhen talking about South Philly diners, there are plenty of options available for customers, But this time of year, we always ask SPR readers to pick their favorite...

Readers’ Choice: Meat-ing success

Photo by Maria YoungWhen Anthony Messina and Frank Sangiuliano opened Pastificio 12 years ago, they didn’t exactly plan on going into the sandwich business.Manufacturing fresh pasta was the initial focus. Then something happened on the...

Readers’ Choice: Steak-ing their spot

Photo by Maria YoungWhen we put together the 2017 Readers’ Choice ballot, cheesesteak was not included among the original 20 categories. We were saving it for next month’s Food Issue, but the voters spoke loud...

Readers’ Choice: A meaty identity

Photo by Maria YoungMany people are great at griping about completing a 40-hour work week. Those individuals might have their minds enlightened, and eventually their stomachs satisfied, through a conversation with Anthony Lombardi, who takes...

Readers’ Choice: A meal-good story

Shortly before her father’s 2009 death, Gina Rucci, knowing that second-generation businesses often struggle to sustain the magic that guiding their founding, vowed to father Nicholas that she would enhance his vision and make...

Readers’ Choice: Victory Topping

Photo by Maria YoungThe NCAA Tournament will likely be filled with its share of upsets, but no matter who is playing, many local residents are likely to be craving some pizza. Local pizza joints are...

Readers’ Choice: A cut above the rest

Photo by Maria YoungWhen SPR reached out to Sherry Lanphear about being the Readers’ Choice for top hairstylist, the news caught her a little off guard. She thought someone was pulling a fast one on...

The foodie field is set

There is no doubt about it, South Philly is a foodie mecca. Name a food — we are talking burgers, cheesesteaks, crab cakes, gravy, water ice — and you will likely find several satisfying options between South Street...

Neighborhood Chatter: A sweeping image

The countdown is on! That’s right, the 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is slated for Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Streets Department held an outdoor kickoff celebration at...
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