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Morris twins declare for the draft, page 34 Vo l. 6 4 N O. 1 5 w w w. s o u t h p h i l l y r ev i ew.c o m April 14, 2011 Raising funds for Japan Two local business owners are helping East Asians to recover from last month’s earthquake. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w s ta f f w r i t e r L iving in South Philadelphia prevents residents from ever feeling the direct impact of an earthquake. Though tremors may never trouble their homes, they can hurt their hearts, building sadness for the affected population. Domenic Nigro and Lisa Bruemmer have looked beyond despondency, using their businesses to acquire aid for the victims of last month’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Their backgrounds and occupations differ greatly, but Nigro and Bruemmer See JAPAN RELIEF page 10 These provisions from Monday are but a small sample of the food selections that will be available two weeks from Saturday. Twenty restaurants will spend five hours sating desires for scrumptious rations. Photos by Greg Bezanis Fresh ingredients Sports An East Passyunk Avenue festival will mark its fifth celebration with assistance from a collection of rookie establishments. By Joseph Myers r e v i e w s ta f f w r i t e r Unanimous precision A Passyunk Square pugilist is preparing to add to his promising career. By Joseph Myers................Page 34 C ombine 20 food purveyors with hundreds of eager tummies, and what is the result? Renee Gilinger hopes it will be the most successful Flavors of the Avenue yet. As the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District’s main street manager, she oversaw Monday’s A Taste of Flavors preview event at Urban Jungle, 1526-30 E. Passyunk Ave. This year’s main celebration, set for 1 to 5 p.m. April 30, will rely heavily on numerous firsttime participants. Flavors, which resumed last year following 2009’s cancellation, lets the avenue’s diverse eateries delight patrons’ palates with top dishes and potables. It wards off any inclement weather with a sprawling tent and provides immediate satiety to stomachs and gobs of potential business to the vendors. A consummate pursuer of novelty for her stretch, Gilinger will welcome the talents of recently opened locations and will look to maximize the day with two post-Flavors events. Monday’s gathering united most of Flavors’ contributors, blending seasoned places with their younger brethren. “This is a very nice thing they are doSee FLAVORS page 12

South Philly Review 4-14-11

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