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  • Ants Pants Cafe

    A breakfast, lunch and brunch eatery on South Street West that now also serves dinner

    This Australian-inspired cafe dishes out sumptuous breakfast options (served all day long) as well as a collection of Aussie drinks and sweet potato fries that keep diners raving.

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  • Beauty Shop Cafe

    A cool coffee shop at 20th and Fitzwater with free WiFi

    Inside this cozy — and pink — cafe, patrons enjoy tasty pastries, a wide selection of teas and coffees and free Wi-Fi in a laid-back atmosphere.

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  • Betty’s Speakeasy

    A neighborhood place with the comforts of grandmother’s kitchen

    The staff here prides itself on personally knowing many of the people who grow food for their menu, which lists local, organic and fair-trade options. From fudge made with an old family recipe and award-winning cupcakes to cheese, specialty drinks and sandwiches, Betty’s satisfies any craving.

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  • Bistro La Baia

    An Italian BYOB with popular outdoor seating in warmer months

    The familial service and the lobster ravioli are just two of the many reasons this cozy Italian BYOB has been a neighborhood mainstay for nearly 15 years.

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  • Bloktoberfest

    An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall

    Celebrate autumn during Bloktoberfest on South Street

    Saturday, October 11
    Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.

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  • Café Lutecia

    A charming neighborhood cafe a block off Fitler Square

    Cafe-goers choose this quaint, French-inspired nook for its substantial soup-and-sandwich combo, pleasant staff and sizable cups of coffee.

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  • Cafe L’Aube

    The crepe escape

    Cafe L’Aube (French for “the dawn”) is famous for its sweet and savory crepes and accompanying fresh-roasted coffees.

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  • Celebration of Black Writing

    One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country

    Discover the history of Chicken Bone Beach on the Jersey shore during Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing.

    Now in its 30th year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.

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  • Doobie’s

    A legendary old-school dive bar that serves up local beer and board games

    Many Philly bars and restaurants have great beer selections, but Doobie’s sets itself apart with its killer jukebox, dog-friendly policy, vegan food and board games.

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  • Govinda’s

    A true institution for Philly vegetarians

    Featuring both a fast food-ish takeout area and a sit-down restaurant, Govinda’s is a true institution for Philly vegetarians.

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  • Grace Tavern

    Amazing burgers and great local beers in a Graduate Hospital standby

    Beer lovers rave about Grace Tavern, founded by the minds behind Philly beer havens Monk’s Cafe and Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, but patrons who don’t sample the venue’s varied food selection — the fresh oyster po-boy, the spinach and feta sausage sandwich and the blackened green beans — are missing out.

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  • Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat

    Breakfast and lunch comfort fare comes to Graduate Hosptial

    Honey's Sit 'n Eat

    This Honey’s is the second Honey’s location. The original location opened in Northern Liberties in 2005, and has basically been overflowing for breakfast and lunch service at 4th and Brown ever since.

    The new location has pretty much the same menu as the original — look out for delicious favorites like Challah French Toast, Brisket Soft Tacos, Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Fried Steak, Patty Melts, Milkshakes and a lot more — but the new location is larger than the original, so we’re hoping the waits on weekends won’t be as long.

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  • Indian Restaurant

    Graduate Hospital’s go-to restaurant for delicious Indian fare

    This BYOB delivers what its name promises. The staff is attentive; the menu is fresh, healthy and vegetarian-friendly; and the portions are perfect for leftovers.

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  • Jet Wine Bar

    A popular wine bar on South Street West

    Wine connoisseurs feel right at home at Jet Wine Bar, which features vino from around the globe along with a revolving menu of small plates of meats, cheeses and sandwiches.

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  • Julian Abele Park

    An awesome new neighborhood park at 22nd and Carpenter Streets

    This public green space has been revamped to make it even friendlier to local residents looking to relax in a clean, green setting.

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  • La.Va Cafe

    A neighborhood cafe anchoring the corner of 21st and South

    Coffee shop by day, BYOB by night, this comfortable venue serves Israeli-style treats along with pastries and coffees.

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  • Lazaro’s Pizzeria & Grill

    The secret is in the sauce

    With monstrous single slices and pizza pies that range from 14 to 26 inches, Lazaro’s does thin-crust pizza right. But the other menu options, including 18-inch cheesesteaks, are worth a taste too.

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  • Loop

    An awesome yarn shop on South Street West

    A one-stop shop for all-things yarn, Loop began as an online store before expanding to a South Street retail shop. Patrons looking to hone their hand-knitting craft can join a group class or sign up for a private lesson.

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  • Magpie Artisan Pie Bakery & Boutique

    Pie in the sky

    Baker Holly Ricciardi shares her skill for sweets with South Street at this quaint pie boutique, where her flavors rotate by the season.

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  • Meritage

    Fusion fare complemented by a spectacular wine list

    Meritage features a fusion menu dotted with signature dishes, such as the local favorite Korean fried chicken. Two seating areas, a bar and a wine list praised by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast round out the dining experience.

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  • Moe’s Hot Dog House

    Awesome hot dogs from an unassuming corner spot on Washington Avenue

    A self-proclaimed “mini-diner,” Moe’s has expanded its menu from 14 hot dog and sausage options to sandwiches, fish, salads and breakfast fare. Don’t worry — they still serve the original treats, many topped with homemade condiments.

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  • Mushmina

    Beautiful and unique hand-crafted clothing and accessories from Morocco

    The flagship location of a global brand, Mushmina offers beautiful and unique hand-crafted clothing and accessories from Morocco.

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  • My Thai

    The neighborhood’s go-to Thai spot in Graduate Hospital

    This lovingly decorated eatery has everything people expect of a Pad Thai restaurant: big portions, budget-friendly prices, friendly service and—be careful—very spicy dishes.

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  • NextFab Studios

    Art of the future

    A testament to Philly’s burgeoning tech sector, NextFab is a state-of-the-art studio and workspace catering to modern artisans.

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  • Novita Bistro

    A cozy BYOB serving Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints

    A romantic, 40-seat dining spot with exposed brick walls, the snug Novita Bistro BYOB serves Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints.

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  • OCF Coffee House

    A neighborhood coffee house operated by a real estate company

    Owned and operated by neighboring real estate firm OCF Realty, the coffee shop offers 15 loose-leaf tea selections, French press coffee and seasonal beverages.

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  • Odunde Festival

    One of the largest and most longstanding African-American street festivals in the nation

    The Odunde Festival draws nearly 500,000 people to South Philly.

    The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods with an abundance of cultural, historical and family-friendly events.

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  • Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q

    A take-out spot serving Oklahoma-style barbecue on South Street West

    BBQ lovers can indulge in Oklahoma-style barbecue food without hopping on a plane. For almost 20 years, Graduate Hospital residents have flocked to the South Street outpost of Phoebe’s for its ribs, sandwiches, candied yams and mac and cheese.

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  • Plazapalooza

    Graduate Hospital alfresco festival returns with food, beer, live music and family fun

    Plazapalooza will take place just outside of Grace Tavern

    Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.

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  • Pub & Kitchen

    Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008

    Pub & Kitchen

    For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.

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  • Pumpkin

    One of the best BYOBs in the neighborhood

    Local and seasonal ingredients play a major role in Pumpkin’s cuisine, so it’s no surprise the menu of this relaxed New American establishment changes constantly — all without compromising value.

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  • Pumpkin Market

    A small neighborhood market serving delicious sandwiches alongside locally sourced produce, cheese and breads

    Down the street from its restaurant counterpart, Pumpkin Market offers an assortment of sandwiches, smoothies and soups and sources much of its meat, produce and dairy from local farms and families.

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  • Quick Fixx

    Flatbreads, pasta, salads and more on South Street West

    The name says it all — Quick Fixx is your go-to when you want a quality salad, sandwich, pasta or flatbread and you want it fast.

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  • Randazzo’s Pizzeria

    Another pizzeria on South Street West that has a lot of loyal fans

    A dozen thin-crust gourmet pizzas are just the beginning at this neighborhood pizzeria, which serves cheesesteaks, burgers, wings, wraps, salads, pasta and even milkshakes.

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  • Resurrection Ale House

    One of several excellent craft beer bars in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood

    People come to this traditional American craft beer bar and restaurant for its nationally known twice-fried chicken, but they stay for the 12 draft beers on tap and a menu that focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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  • Rex 1516

    Down-south, on South

    From the owners of Jet Wine Bar across the street comes Rex, a small and swanky haunt where American Southern food and drink is the focus.

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  • Robert’s Twi-Lite Lounge

    An old-school bar in the heart of Graduate Hospital

    With friendly service, friendlier clientele, soul food, a stocked jukebox and occasional live jazz, the Twi-Lite Lounge challenges the neighborhood bar stereotype.

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  • Roberto Cafe

    A charming Italian BYOB on South Street West

    This tasteful BYOB on South Street receives praise for its authentic Italian cuisine, befitting atmosphere and speedy, friendly service.

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  • Sawatdee

    A new Thai restaurant for the Graduate Hospital neighborhood

    The neon green interior may be the first thing people notice about this cozy Thai BYOB, but it’s not the last. They come back to taste the mix of dishes and take advantage of the $10 three-course lunches.

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  • Shiloh Baptist

    An historic church designed by the renowned Frank Furness

    A beautiful piece of period architecture designed by the renowned Frank Furness, Shiloh plays host to expertly curated dance and visual art events.

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  • Tastebuds Market & Catering

    A small corner market and cafe in Fitler Square

    Tastebuds prides itself on personal service while serving coffee and bagels for breakfast or made-to-order sandwiches for lunch. Patrons should not forget dessert: The company’s triple fudge brownie is heaven on Lombard Street.

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  • Ten Stone

    Craft beer, pub fare and popular outdoor seating

    Resembling an English pub, this bar and restaurant serves light fare that pairs perfectly with imported beers and domestic microbrews. After eating, diners can stick around to watch a game or play pool or darts.

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  • The Cambridge

    A new addition to South Street West serving a wide selection of craft beer

    A welcoming neighborhood bar, the UK-ish Cambridge is certainly a beer drinker’s haven, but don’t forget to ask about their classic cocktail list, either.

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  • The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts

    Sound the horn

    A neighborhood institution, the Clef Club’s mission is to preserve Philly’s rich musical history through regular performances and programming.

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  • The Philly Pack

    A small boutique pet store on Grays Ferry

    Dog owners in need of advice can turn to The Philly Pack. Not only does the staff bring years of experience to its leash training and social conditioning sessions, but the store also offers high-quality food and treats.

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  • The Sidecar Bar & Grille

    A neighborhood anchor at 22nd and Christian with awesome beer and delicious food

    This two-floor gastropub — proud of its expansive and constantly evolving beer list — reinvents the happy hour, pouring specials from 12:00 midnight to 2:00 a.m. every weeknight. On the weekends, brunch means burritos and Bloody Marys.

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  • Ultimo Coffee

    Craft coffee at its best

    Pretty, bright Ultimo, which has another successful location in the Newbold neighborhood, focuses on high-quality coffee and espresso brewed using Counter Culture beans.

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  • United States Naval Asylum

    William Strickland (1827-33 / 1844)

    When built, the United States Naval Asylum was one of the largest Greek Revival hospitals in the country, modeled after the Temple of Ilissus in Athens.

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