Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
South Street’s a weird place, but it’s got some great restaurants and bars. These are the 12 best spots.
Andy’s makes the best Korean fried chicken on South Street.
Ishkabibble’s is a cheesesteak spot with two different locations on South Street.
Big Gay is an ice cream chain from New York with excellent chocolate-dipped soft serve.
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
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Alimentari is a wine bar above the Center City Di Bruno Bros, and it has more charcuterie board options than you’ll know what to do with.
Gigi is a 12-seat pizza place in Queen Village that makes Neapolitan pies and has a full bar.
Le Caveau is a small natural wine bar above The Good King Tavern in Queen Village.
Condesa is an excellent, upscale Mexican restaurant in the lobby of the Pod Hotel.