You might think of South Philly as our Little Italy. I’ll make a case for a different neighborhood. Also this week, I find interesting Lebanese cooking in a Malvern shopping center and tasty sandwiches from a hole in the wall in Fishtown. And Craig LaBan is here, all choked up about a spring vegetable. If you need food news, click here and fo...

Recently my dear friend, Carol Salinsky, lost her mother, Ruth.  By all accounts, she was a wonderful woman who raised a great family.  In sympathizing with my friend, I was led to reflect on my own mother, Catherine’s, passing back in 2002.  It seems no matter how old we are we’re only kids in grown up bodies and the memories flow freely……..  “Kat...

The groundbreaking ceremony at Columbus Square started out as the kind of event that takes place all the time in Philadelphia — a few shiny shovels stuck in a pile of dirt, the people who worked on the project sharing congratulations. But this one played out differently Monday in a green pocket of South Philadelphia, where Native American-rights...

A rush of Italian culture, aromas, music and traditions will soon overtake the country’s oldest outdoor market. That’s right: South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market Festival — a two-day, eight-block enduring celebration — will take place on May 18 and 19 from Fitzwater to Wharton Streets. Tens of thousands of people will flood the historic corrid...

My grandparents emigrated to Western Pennsylvania from the province of Chieti, in the Abruzzo region, in 1910. I never had the opportunity to ask them why they left, or why they chose PA. But research and histories have revealed some answers. According to a number of studies, Western Pennsylvania coal companies were booming in the late 19th and ear...

We’re kicking off a new series called “A Chat With” on CBS3. Each week, Jessica Kartalija will sit down with local celebrities and newsmakers to get a unique look at who they are. The first guest is Philadelphia sports radio icon Angelo Cataldi. Q: How much do you love what you do every day? “Obviously enough to do it for 29 years and to get up at...

Request for Proposal for Design, Leasing of display structures and Services for the Italian Pavilion (1600 sq. ft.) at BIO 2019 – June 3-6, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.  The Italian Trade Agency will be participating with an official Pavilion at the at BIO 2019 – June 3-6, 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphi...

When Allen Peake and Chef Joel Gruneich took over Philadelphia's cheesesteak restaurant, they had a vision to elevate the experience without changing the things people loved about the place. That's why you'll still find the most authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches around on the menu, but now they're made with hand-sliced, grass-fed Bently...

Philadelphia may be called a "city of neighborhoods,” but it’s also a city of robust public spaces. From Dilworth Park to the four original “squares,” The Porch to Penn’s Landing, they are the lifeblood of our walkable, human-scale city. But often missing from this conversation is another important public space — our streets. This has been brought...

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 PM, Rainey Lecture Room, Penn Museum (3260 South Street, Philadelphia). Free admission. Brian Rose, Ph.D., Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section. In this lecture, Dr. Brian Rose reviews new archaeological discoveries in Rome and Pompeii during the last 30 years. In Rome, in particular, increased construct...