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Top Chef on the Avenue The Bravo reality show winner’s Laurel is already a star in East Passyunk Crossing.

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hef Nick Elmi’s sitting at Table 17 when I walk in to Laurel, 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., the small room dimly, morning-lit, with stacks of invoices and bills surrounding him. There’s very little pomp to him — he calls me “boss” and offers me coffee. The winner of Bravo’s runaway reality competition show, Top Chef, he’s poised to become one of the biggest names in Philadelphia’s already impressive culinary cadre. And he’s doing it right here in South Philly. His restaurant’s recently won a coveted Open Table award (Diner’s Choice 2013), as well as praise from Philadelphia Magazine, and perhaps even more important to him than the Top Chef title, three bells from Craig LaBan. Needless to say, Laurel is booked solid. “After this weekend, we are at 11 weeks, almost three months out,” Elmi confirmed. “We didn’t see that coming.” His BYO focuses on French and American food. The four-course menu is small, but clearly not short on flavor and presentation. “I always have a tendency to lean towards seafood,” he admitted. “I think it’s more delicate. I have a delicate hand when it comes to food.” And claim And claims throughout the show’s 11th season t w inconsistent and under-seasoned that he was don’t really bother him because it’s a game In Hawaii and he won. for the grand finale “I think I had a pretty polarizing episode of “Top Chef” Season se season, and it’s funny to see people’s 11, Laurel chef/owner Nick Elmi r reaction to what is essentially a televireceived a vote of confidence s sion show,” he said with a laugh. “And from his wife, Kristen, before if you were the ones judging me on the final elimination challenge. Tw Twitter,” he says of the criticisms from Photo Provided by aud audiences, “I’d probably be in trouble.” D av i d M o i r / B r av o And with a $125,000 cash prize and a feature in Food & Wine Magazine, yes, the

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■ Chef and owner Francesco Parmisciano loves letting patrons acquire a taste of the Old World with his Gnocchi di Ricotta at East Passyunk Crossing’s Da Vinci Ristorante. See page 26.

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■ An East Passyunk Crossing basketball team will look for more glory following a flawless regular season.

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or their supposed roles in a trio of thefts, including one that involved the reported shoving of a pregnant woman at T-Mobile, 2029 S. Broad St., Feb. 4, Isiah and Zakee Allen soon will stand before a judge. On Jan. 10, the Central Detective Division began an investigation into a lucrative theft from a Center Citysituated Verizon, with surveillance video Isiah Allen showing three black males cutting cell phones and tablets from their displays before fleeing on foot, Officer Tanya Little of Police Public Affairs said. The Philadelphia Police Department Zakee Allen released that footage soon after, with the Central Detective Division announcing on Feb. 6 that the alleged committers of the January heist matched the description of the masterminds behind the Feb. 4 incident in South Philly. In the local matter, the purported figures used box cutters to take phones and iPads valued at $2,638 and supposedly shoved a pregnant worker during the theft. On Feb. 6, the Allens reportedly attempted another heist of a Center City T-Mobile store, with responding officers agreeing the description of the intruders matched that of earlier notices, Little said. The law enforcement figures observed the suspects entering a white Dodge sedan and trailed them, eventually stopping Isiah Allen and Zakee Allen within three blocks of each other after they allegedly resisted arrest by fleeing on foot. Authorities said the total value of the confiscated items to date stands at $21,227. The third suspect remains at large. To report information, call Public Affairs at 215-686-3388, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.

Up in smoke A woman who allegedly used a cigarette request to orchestrate a robbery ended up

arrested in Lower Moyamensing Friday. At 9:55 p.m., the complainant stated he was walking eastbound on the 800 block of West Moyamensing Avenue when an unknown female approached him to ask for a cigarette, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. As he reached for a butt, another individual, whom the victim could not describe to authorities, grabbed him from behind and threw him to the ground. A fight between the complainant and the aggressor ensued, with the woman supposedly taking $600 and the victim’s identification before fleeing on foot. When the second figure let the man go, he pursued the female and quickly caught up with her, with the complainant, who had not sought treatment for a large lump and cut above his left eye and a gash to his left cheek as of press time, stating the woman shouted “Rape” when he grabbed her to retrieve his property. Flagging down an officer, he watched as the law enforcement figure recovered the missing items from the woman, Tolliver said. A search of the area for the unclassified individual produced nothing. Authorities arrested 46-year-old Elizabeth Mandrusiak of the 1800 block of Gladstone Street. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.

Alleged robber indicted A 19-year-old faces serious charges for allegedly robbing six locations, including a South of South business. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Feb. 6 that Abdullah Sirleaf is the lone suspect in a half-dozen heists throughout Philadelphia and Lansdowne. The office contends that on June 22, Sirleaf “knowingly used and carried, and aided and abetted the use and carrying of, a firearm, that is, a black handgun” to obtain $2,400 from employees at Kerrs Building Materials Inc., 1528 Washington Ave. Its report adds that if successful prosecution occurs, Sirleaf could face a mandatory minimum term of 107 years in prison with a maximum of life. He could also face up to five years of supervised release, a possible fine, a $1,100 special assessment and restitution.


POLICE REPORT Falling action A woman fell prey to two robbers following a Monday fall in Newbold. Walking along the 1500 block of Mifflin Street at 11 p.m., the complainant heard people walking behind her and decided to walk faster, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. Stepping on ice, she slipped and fell and soon encountered two unknown men, the first scopping up her wallet, which contained $60, a debit card and identification and the second attempting to remove her purse from her shoulder. As the struggle for the holder increased, the strap broke but the woman retained possession of the carrier, Tolliver said, and observed the offenders running eastbound on Mifflin Street toward Broad. She described them as black, 25 to 30 years old and clean-shaven; wearing blue jeans and puffy black coats. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.

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Rock and roll An East Passyunk Crossing business owner lost $200 in a burglary last week. At 11:15 a.m. Feb. 5, the proprietor of Capo’s Coins, 1620 E. Passyunk Ave., called authorities to inform them of an incident at her site, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. She noted that sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. that day, someone lifted an unlocked security window gate, broke the window with a rock and removed two $100 bills that she had hanging in the window. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.

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Police are hoping surveillance footage can lead to the arrest of a man who burglarized 19 Degrees Cafe, 1847 Christian St., 12:30 a.m. Feb. 1. The video shows him throwing a brick to break a glass side door and accessing a cash register after hurling it to the floor. Discovering no money in it, he copped two cartons of Newport cigarettes and one carton of Marlboro smokes before fleeing in an unknown direction. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.

Homicide reward upped The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 announced Monday it has increased its reward from $10,000 to $20,000 for providing information that leads to the arrest of a Girard Estate resident’s killers. The bolstered amount will be available through Sunday. Amber Long and her mother were walking along the 900 block of North Front Street Jan. 19 when two unknown men approached them from behind, with one encountering resistance as he tried to nab the handbag of the 17th-and-Ritnerstreets resident. The aggressor shot Long once in the chest and made off with the item before he and an accomplice, who had taken mother Stephanie Long’s purse, fled northbound on Front Street in a black Chevy Impala. Following transport to Hahnemann Hospital, Long, an architect for a Center City firm, died that night at 11:15. The City of Philadelphia had already issued a $20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. To report information, call the Fraternal Order of Police tipline at 215-686-8477. SPR All Review police-, court- and re-related items are collected from or veried by ofcial sources. Items are roughly prioritized by urgency or news value. If you have already reported an incident or missing person to police and would like to inform us, contact Managing editor Joseph Myers at jmyers@southphillyreview.com or ext. 124

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s different age groups were pulled from their tutoring classrooms to be awarded inside the library at Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth St., Monday, where Dr. Beatriz Garces and her husband Iron Chef Jose Garces were in attendance, it became clear the youngest pupils had the most pride, poise and condence. That is a testament, perhaps, to the growing scope of Southwark’s partnering with the Puentes Hacia el Futuro (“Bridges Toward the Future”) program, one the Garces Foundation has wholeheartedly endorsed, which supports students who sometimes begin kindergarten with very little English mastery. When Southwark principal Andrew Lukov began his tenure last summer, he met with Puentes staff to lay out plans for making the program more instrumental. “When I arrived at Southwark, I met with [Puentes leaders] and realized that they are very dedicated to our students, families and school community and brainstormed with them ways to expand services and become a formal ‘Community Partner,’” the Roxborough resident said. “The ‘expansion’ also included giving them office space within our school building.” The program, which began with Dr. Steven Larson’s drive to bolster the health care options for many Latino immigrants who, too often, live under the poverty level and without health care, began with Puentes de Salud (“Bridges to Health”). Larson and Beatriz Garces have teamed up to extend discounted or free services to Philadelphia’s immigrant community, and Jose Garces has extended two-pronged support to both Puentes programs through grants. “The work that Puentes does is so specific and needed for this vulnerable population and directly matches our overall goal for the foundation,” Beatriz Garces said, the goal being “to provide Philadelphia’s vibrant and growing immigrant community with access to the care and education they need.” Clearly, meeting those needs need not be exclusive to medical care. Puentes and the foundation seek not just to fix problems, but prepare a young generation for success and mobility. They were able to see the success of the program through smiles and sheer numbers this week. Posing with certificates, the participants in the Southwark after-school mentor and tutor program look as able as their peers who hold a command of only one language.

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A KEY PLAYER in the success of the tutoring arm of Puentes has been Daphne Owen, a University of Pennsylvania medical student who was drawn to Larson’s commitment to progress. “My first visit to the Puentes clinic, I met Dr. Larson, who spoke about Puentes’ commitment to the social determinants of health: addressing all of the social issues that influence people’s health outcomes,” Owen said. Wellness and education aren’t so disconnected as she pointed out. “There is plenty of research and data out there to suggest that education level, literacy, and employment have a positive impact on health,” Owen said. “Essentially, being able to read, graduating from high school, getting a good job, these things lead to socioeconomic mobility and better access to health care, medicines, food, shelter, and ultimately leads to better health.” It has been a slow build over the past four and a half years. And what started as only a dozen or so students with twice as many tutors, has nearly quadrupled in size, not wholly unlike the Latino population in Philadelphia County. According to the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s analyses of the 2010 U.S. Census,

while Philadelphia County grew from 2000 to ’10 by 1 percent, the Hispanic community grew 46 percent The unfortunate truth is that for many students whose primary language is not English, and whose households do not include the use of the English language, keeping up with their peers is an often overwhelming challenge. Jemma Benson, one of the after-school program’s educational coordinators, sees firsthand the struggles of immigrant children to stay at grade level. “Most of our students are several grade levels behind, particularly in literacy,” she said. “For this reason, last summer we launched a summer literacy enrichment program for twenty of our students who were farthest behind. While math is easier for many of them, often times they still struggle a great deal because they cannot decipher the instructions on a homework assignment or test.” The program’s needs grow as the population grows and the success of the program becomes more evident to administrators, families, students as well as tutors and volunteers. The tutors are sourced from partnerships through a robust collection of Philadelphia-based universities. The tutors often forge tight bonds with their charges, sometimes returning annually and even in some cases coming in on school breaks. “When we don’t have Puentes for a few weeks because the tutors are on college vacation, I have students running up to me in the halls begging to come back to Puentes,” Benson said. “When we informed one

sixth-grade boy that Puentes would be starting the following afternoon, he pumped his fist in the air and exclaimed, ‘Yes!’” Beatriz Garces really enjoyed watching the young learners receive a certificate of accomplishment because it lets her and her husband see the way their foundation improves lives. “It is so gratifying to see that the work our foundation does allows for immediate and meaningful improvement in the lives of the population that we serve,” she said. “The ceremony reinforced that our strategy of funding succinct programs that solve important issues in the everyday lives of our city’s immigrants is working.” One of those students is Bryant, age 10, whose writing sample, titled “If I were a Mayor,” illuminates the potential for extraordinary growth. “If I were a mayor I would build more schools because I want students to get good education so that they can get good jobs. I would also create more after-school programs, like sports such as soccer, baseball basketball, and ballet. The reason I would make more after-school programs is so that kids won’t get into gangs and be involved in mischievous behavior. I would help immigrants in the city of Philadelphia. I would help them by hiring translators to help them communicate with doctors. Also create more English classes for free so that immigrants can learn English faster. These are a few things I would do as a mayor.” SPR

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■ Charles Santore Branch: Onehour one-on-one Computer Tutoring for Seniors by appointment; Beginner English as a Second Language Class 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 18; Intermediate English as a Second Language Class 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 19; Baby Storytime 10:15 a.m. and Toddler Storytime 11 a.m. Feb. 18. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766.

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THE NATIVE OF West Newbury, a sleepy river town in the far northeast pocket of Massachusetts, has been in Philadelphia for almost 13 years now. Elmi lives with his wife, Kristen, in Collingswood, N.J., along with their two kids, Wes (2) and Grace (4). But his first gig in Philly was at George Perrier’s Brasserie Perrier, fresh out of Culinary School at the Culinary Institute of America. He left Philadelphia for formative experiences in New York City (working with Rocco DiSpirito and Chris Lee) and Paris, but found himself at Rittenhouse Tavern when Lee Styer, the head chef at Fond, 1537 S. 11th St., said that his former space was ripe and ready. “Lee has been a friend of mine for years,” Elmi said. “It was vacant, he wasn’t doing anything with it and I needed something to do.” The decision to move from Rittenhouse to East Passyunk Avenue was one that many critics have questioned. Is he regressing? Is this the right move for a rising chef? To most people who fantasize about being their own boss, this one was a no-brainer. “People say that [it’s a mistake] but the

■ Fumo Family Branch: Civics Course 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 18; Thursday Morning Storytimes 10 a.m. Feb. 13; Saturday Sleepytime Stories 10 a.m. and LEGO Club 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758. ■ Queen Memorial Branch: Making Mosaics Workshop 4 p.m. Feb. 13. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899.

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way I look at it is that it’s a dream to do exactly what he did,” Elmi’s sous chef, Edmund Konrad, a resident of the 700 block of Medina Street, explained. “He’s got a small restaurant so that he can focus on a small team and a small menu. You open up a huge restaurant, and you have so many loose ends. You take your time here and make sure you’re doing everything as perfect as possible.” “We didn’t open a 22-seat BYOB in South Philly to make money and get rich,” Elmi put it plainly. “We want to cater to our clients and customers. For me, especially, this is for me to say ‘This is who I am as a chef.’” “We’re here to do one thing, and that’s to make people happy,” he added. And they have. Alice Tran, his general manager and a resident of the 1600 block of Tasker Street, first met Elmi as the catering coordinator at the Rittenhouse Tavern. She knew, going into Laurel, that things would be far different from then on. “That was the goal from the beginning. We didn’t want to be like everyone else by cramming in as many people and seats to turn a profit,” Tran explained. “We wanted

to focus on a great dining experience.” Elmi joins Kevin Spraga in an elite Top Chef brotherhood of Philadelphians. And while Spraga’s opened his namesake restaurant at 440 S. Broad St., Elmi is content to perfect his craft 44 covers a night. “We want to be able to consistently serve people. I’m gaining more and more control not only of who I am but with what I’m doing,” he said. The product, it seems, is speaking for itself, something Konrad says is due to the ability to deliver to a limited number of guests. “It just seems like there’s a lot more heart and love that goes out to the dining room than from a huge restaurant,” the Dickinson Square West resident said. “Right now my focus is Laurel,” Elmi said. “People’s expectations of me were that I would be doing something big and extravagant in Center City or Rittenhouse, but that’s not what I want to be doing right now.” SPR Contact Staff Writer Bill Chenevert at bchenevert@southphillyreview.com or ext. 117. Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/features.

■ Parkway Central Branch: A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin with author Jen Bryant 10:30 a.m., Trivia Challenge with Bob 6:45 p.m., Shakespeare Reading Group 7 p.m. and Romance Panel featuring Megan Hart reading “Stranger,” Grace Burrowes reading from “Gareth: Lord of Rakes” and Geri Krotow reading from “Navy Orders” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Affordable Care Act Enrollment 10 a.m. Feb. 14; Winter Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. and Susan Cheevers reads from “E.E. Cummings: A Life” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost: $7-$15 for reading; Making Ideas Matter: An Evening with Representative Dwight Evans 7 p.m. Feb. 19. 1901 Vine St. 215-686-5322. ■ Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Branch: English Conversation Group for International Adults 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kindergarten Registration Panel 6 p.m. and Yoga for Adults 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13; Basic Computer Tutorials for Seniors noon Feb. 17 (Pre-registration required); Preschool Storytime and Crafts: Dinosaurs 11 a.m. Feb. 19; Homework help, computer assistance, literacy and teen activities and crafts 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755. ■ Whitman Branch: Wee Ones Storytime 10 a.m. and Ready-to-Read Storytime 11 a.m. Feb. 13; Scrabble Club 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18; Yoga for Kids 5:30 p.m. and adults 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754. SPR Visit freelibrary.org.


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■ 3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton Streets, holds its Police Service Area 2 meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Sacks Rec Center, Fourth Street and Washington Avenue; and a Town Watch Community meeting 10 a.m. Feb 19 at the district. 215-686-3030. phillypolice.com/districts/3rd. ■ 17th Police District, 20th and Federal streets, holds a Town Watch Community meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 13, at the district; and a Police Service Area 2 meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Pratt Senior Center, 3001 Moore St. 215-686-3170. phillypolice. com/districts/17th.

■ Church of Philadelphia, 17th and Snyder Ave., hosts a Youth Recreation Night 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays with games, fun and snacks for ages 8 and older at the Church; and an Intercessory Prayer Night 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the same location. 215-467-8500. ■ Dickinson Square West Civic Association, P.O. Box 63891, holds its general meeting 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Mount Moriah Church, 410 Wharton St. info@dickinsonnarrows.org.dickinsonsquarewest.org. ■ DiSilvestro Playground offers free adult computing and computer fundamentals courses 3 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m Mondays and Thursdays. 1700 S. 15th St. 215-685-1598.

■ East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, 1904 East Passyunk Ave., presents Queers on the Avenue 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Bottle Shop, 1837 E. Passyunk Ave.; and East Passyunk Restaurant Week Feb. 23 to March 1. 215336-1455. visiteastpassyunk.com. eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com. ■ Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, P.O. Box 37522, holds its Executive Committee Meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 (e-mail kmassare@gmail.com for details); and a LoMo seventh Anniversary Happy Hour 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant, 1204 Wolf St. lomophilly@gmail.com. lomophilly.org.

■ Marconi Older Adult Center, 2433 S. 15th St., hosts an Enhance Fitness Class 9 a.m. Feb. 13 (free); What’s That Love Song, Sing Along 10:30 a.m. Feb 14 (free); a Valentine Party with band 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 ($2); and Theater Group 1 p.m. Feb. 18 (free). 215-218-0800. caringpeoplealliance.org. Official Hospital of the Philadelphia Eagles

■ Murphy Rec Center, 300 Shunk St., holds ceramic classes 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays ($3 plus ceramic piece). 215685-1874. murphyrec.com

■ Nar-Anon Family Group meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Holy Spirit Rectory Basement, 1924 Geary St. 215-334-4242. ■ Passyunk Gardens is open 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays. 829 Wharton St. beautication@passyunk.org. passyunk.org.

■ Passyunk Square Civic Association, P.O. Box 18052, holds its Education Committee Meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Columbus Square, 12th and Wharton Streets (e-mail education@passyunk.org for more info). passyunk.org.

■ Philadelphia Access Center, 1832 S. 11th St., hosts Coram Deo (before the face of God), a Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Access Center. 215 389-1985. ■ Queen Village Neighbors Association, P.O. Box 63763, holds its Clean and Green Committee meeting 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Weccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catharine St. 215-339-0975. qvna.org/qvna. ■ South Broad Street Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 54784, holds its Zoning Meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 18 Methodist Hospital, Morgan Conference, 2301 S. Broad St. sbsna.org. ■ South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., hosts Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia’s Bible Study/Fellowship 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. sroche@ccphilly.org. ■ South Philadelphia Prayer Community, holds a worship meet-up “the coffee house way” Thursdays at 2115 S. Ninth St.; and Daily Devotions 9 to 10 a.m., Mondays through Fridays at 2117 S. Ninth St. 215-334-0707. southphilaprayer.org. ■ South of South Neighborhood Association, 1901 Christian St., holds a Kindergarten Registration Panel 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Free Library branch, 1935 Shunk St.; an Economic Development Meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the SOSNA ofce; a Friends of Chester Arthur Elementary School General Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at 2000 Catharine St.; a Clean & Green Committee Meeting 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18, at the SOSNA ofce; and a Zoning Committee Meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St. southofsouth.org 215-732-8446. SPR For more information on local communities, visit southphillyreview.com/community/neighborhoods.


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made her first trip to Philadelphia for her University of the Arts audition, and it soon became curtains for the others. “I was so adamant about going there,” Kearns said of the Center City-situated haven for budding artists. “I gained so much perspective there, too.” Immersing herself in her studies, which included tutelage under fellow Newbold dweller and Barrymore Award winner Aaron Cromie, she came to consider the location an immediate gateway to meritorious projects, with her dedication yielding roles in such productions as “The Seagull,” which sated her fondness for Anton Chekhov, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and “A Christmas Carol” as the miser-turned-humanitarian Ebenezer Scrooge. Junior year bred thoughts on what post-collegiate life might involve, but Kearns knew nothing could keep her from establishing a local presence. “The city is so passionate about the arts, and I love being where I am because there are so many people who are thrilled about presenting amazing works,” the soon-tobe Actors’ Equity Association member, who has lived in South Philly since June ’12, said of the community that she and her peers have forged. Her journey has endowed her with op-

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portunities to align her skills with those of performers whom she had long admired, including the forces behind Applied Mechanics, whom she assisted as Talleyrand in April’s remount of “Vainglorious: The Epic Feats of Notable Persons in Europe after the Revolution” for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Other tasks have included a ’12 FringeArts Festival role and jobs with Bright Light Theatre Co., Hybridge Arts Collective and RebelYard Collective, with her Philadelphia Theatre Co. employment marking her breakthrough. “It’s definitely a place I’ve been proud to help,” she said of the 40-year-old venue. “I’d definitely like to work here again and get my foot in the door of other places, too.” Taking on a hearing impaired young adult as her thus-far standout role, Kearns has become even more appreciative for her unhindered inspection of life and its offerings. “No matter what we face, though,” she said, “we can’t forget to speak out.” SPR


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omorrow is Valentine’s Day. But what do we really know about St. Valentine himself? After researching Catholic Online and The Christian Broadcasting Network, I discovered that though there were at least three St. Valentines, the one whose feast day is Feb. 14th was a priest who lived in the third century during the reign of Claudius. Claudius believed unmarried soldiers would fight better than those who were married. Using the creative genius that is the sole province of emperors, he prohibited young men from marrying. He could have chosen the alternative of stopping senseless wars, but then what good would it have been to be the emperor? The good priest Valentine didn’t think much of this edict. He knew if Claudius had been the U.S. President, he would never have gotten 60 votes in the Senate to pass a ban on marriage among young people unless they were of the same sex. So Valentine rebelled (please stay with me here because I will eventually get to the part where Cupid gets into the act and Whitman’s begins putting chocolates in heart shaped boxes). Valentine bravely went around encouraging young people to defy Claudius and marry anyway. There is no documentation that Valentine got 10 percent from the catering halls in Rome for his efforts, but cynics may believe what they wish. Valentine’s courage, if not his motives, was unquestioned. Emperors tend to weigh heavily in favor of capital punishment when they are disobeyed. A record number of Romans were executed for jaywalking in that fateful year of 269 A.D. (some radical historians claim the year should have been designated “B.D.” for “Before Dennis Rodman”). I wish I could report that Valentine escaped death by execution, but look at it this way, if he hadn’t been put to death he likely would not have become a saint and instead would have gone down in history as a well-meaning yenta. As you can imagine, Claudius was upset at Valentine’s act of defiance, but he was a compassionate ruler. He did not have the mean streak of Caligula or the expertise in playing the violin of Nero. In truth, Claudius wanted to avoid having to execute Valentine, turning him into a martyr and adding another feast day to an already crowded calendar. The emperor offered Valentine his own morning shift as a sports talk host, as well as a mistress, a popular stripper who appeared annually at Wing Bowl, then held in the

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Roman Colosseum. Valentine weighed the offer. Do I want to become a sports talk host with a mistress who dripped hot sauce from her chin or a saint? The answer was obvious to Valentine so he chose sainthood. Emperor Claudius was outraged, so outraged he ordered the execution of the brave Valentine in three stages — beating, starving and beheading. Claudius actually was so angry he wanted a fourth phase added, but his adviser — Idioticus —informed the emperor that after the beheading, what was the point? It is widely believed this three stage execution became the origin of the word “overkill.” Predictably, Valentine became a saint while Claudius became the subject of a PBS Masterpiece Classic presentation (small compensation for Claudius because the ratings were later dwarfed by “Downton Abbey” while St. Valentine is honored all over the world, especially in South Philadelphia, where windows are festooned with red hearts). As with all saints, Valentine has certain areas of life over which he is attributed influence, most of which involve marriage and love. You may pray to St. Valentine for intercession in these areas. Prayers to St. Valentine should always begin with “roses are red, violets are blue.” The sharp eye of your columnist did find several categories that are the province of St. Valentine of which you, my dear readers, may not be aware — beekeeping and fainting. I don’t believe the readership of this newspaper includes many beekeepers (please don’t criticize me for going beyond the proper boundaries of South Philadelphia, there is a remote chance of a beekeeper or two that might read this online. And I am relatively certain more than a few of my readers faint on occasion). You can look to St. Valentine for help in these lesser known areas. Valentine implores you to keep him busy lest he befall the fate of St. Christopher and be left off the Church calendar. You martyr yourself and then what, you’re forgotten? It’s here your columnist becomes stymied. How did the Feast Day of St. Valentine become associated with a diaperwearing Cupid (I am not even going to guess why Cupid would use a bow and arrow when handguns are so available around here). My first thought was, could Valentine have worn Depends at the time he was beheaded? My conclusion is that upon facing execution, it is very possible one would need Depends (and that would also explain Cupid’s diaper), but I can find no such evidence. That will have to remain one of a mystery. As for the candy hearts, St. Valentine did have a notorious sweet tooth. I would think the linking of hearts and romance is self-explanatory. SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/opinion/ cardella.

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ith Valentine’s Day upon us, here are five films, listed alphabetically, that are made great by their diverse and lasting love stories.

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Rainer Werner Fassbinder took inspiration from Douglas Sirk when crafting his 1974 masterpiece “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.” Channeling Sirk’s melodrama “All That Heaven Allows,” this isn’t just a May-December romance; it’s a meditation on any love faced with stigma and oppression. Its taboo bond involves aging widow Emmi (Brigitte Mira) and Arab worker Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), two people separated by age, race and social class. The couple’s affair shocks everyone they know, but that’s nothing compared to the impression it leaves on viewers.

Bright Star Criminally undervalued upon release, Jane Campion’s swooning retelling of the relationship between poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) achieves a poetry all its own, pairing the writer’s prose with transcendent imagery conveying all of first love’s fervor. One of the best films of the new millennium, “Bright Star” ends in tragedy, but leaves behind proof that great romance can inspire great art. Serendipity Turns out a formulaic romantic comedy can still leave a lasting mark. Starring a winning Kate Beckinsale and a disarming John Cusack, “Serendipity” may not be considered a classic, but those who’ve devoured its destiny-driven narrative likely haven’t forgotten it. It’s the details that make “Serendipity” soar, like the specifics of the Manhattan setting, Molly Shannon’s bestie character and a constellationfreck cluster that reinforces shaped freckle written written-in-the-stars love.

Another Year “Another Year” is a testament ament to the virtues of long-term erm relationships, and the life-Tit Titanic sustaining contentment For many, “Titanic” has that awaits those brave b become more punch line enough to surrender to than movie, its popularity commitment. The beauso effusive that the only tiful, weathered love of t thing left to do is crack Tom (Jim Broadbent) j jokes. But if 2012’s 3D and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) LEONARDO DICAPRIOM re re-release proved anything, is juxtaposed against the AND KATE WINSLET INM it’s that the ballad of Jack aimless self-undoing of TITANICM (Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose Mary (Lesley Manville), W (Kate Winslet) is, all irony aside, the couple’s friend who’s too de deunsinkable. SPR tached from reality to attach herself to another. Though deeply layered, the film is Comment and see the trailers for this week’s chiefly an ode to how selfless partnership movies at southphillyreview.com/arts-and-entercan keep one grounded. tainment/movies.


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The Kings of Leon, a family act from Nashville, brings its “Mechanical Bull” Tour to South Philly, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets: $29.50$69.50. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 215-336-3600. comcasttix.com.

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Ang & The Damn Band, fronted by South Philly’s Ang Bocca, will offer a dynamic and soulful experience, 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $6. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St. 267-324-3348. ortliebsphilly.com. First Person Arts Storyslam: The Ex-Files is an opportunity for jilted lovers to speak their peace in ve minutes time, 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $14. Underground Arts, 1100 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale” returns for another act 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. Tickets: $75-$150. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. 215-972-1000. princemusictheater.org. G. Love & Special Sauce, a hometown hero returns to South Street for a two-night residence, Feb. 15 and 16. Tickets: $31. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.2599. livenation.com. “Wild at Heart” at the Philadelphia Zoo celebrates love with the family 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16. Tickets: Free-$20. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 Girard Ave. 215-243-1100. philadelphiazoo.org. South of South’s Dion Waiters returns home with his Cleveland Cavaliers to face the Philadelphia 76ers 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets: $20-$190. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 215-336-3600. comcasttix.com. Fairmount Park Historic Houses trolley tour: Slavery and Freedom in Early America, honoring Black History Month, explores Philly’s connections to the Abolition movement 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets: $30-$38. Leaves from Philadelphia Museum of Art west entrance, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 215-763-8100. philamuseum.org/historichouses. Azuka Theatre’s “I Love You, I Hate You” Happy Hour could be the ideal un-date for non-Valentines 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets: $20. L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. 215-563-1100. azukatheatre.org. The Gershwins’ "Porgy and Bess", as part of the Broadway Philadelphia series, brings the Tony-winner to Broad Street, Feb. 18-23. Tickets: $20-$105.50. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-8931999. kimmelcenter.org. 116th Annual Student Exhibit displays current Fleisher learners' work with cash prizes at stake in seven categories Feb. 18-March 7. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. 215-922-3456. eisher.org.

Other Goodies “Sideways Stories from Wayside School”: Through Feb. 15. Tickets: $18-$36. Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St. 215-922-1122. ardentheatre.org. “Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears”: Through Feb. 16. Tickets: $20$232. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. operaphila.org. “Tribes”: Through Feb. 23. Tickets: $52-$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. “Trousers”: Through Feb. 23. Tickets: $25. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St. 215-454-9776. inisnuatheatre.org. “True West”: Through Feb. 23. Tickets: $10-$50. Plays & Players, 1714 Delancey St. 215-218-4022. theatreexile.org. “Joie de Vivre: A Celebration of Black Culture”: Through Feb. 28. Free. Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St. 267-970-5509. jedwilliamsgallery.com.

Roaring good time Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus presents “Legends,” with good-for-all-ages entertainment, through Feb. 16. Tickets: $25-$130. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 215-336-3600. comcasttix.com.

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium presents Jean Giraudoux’s “Ondine”: Through March 2. Tickets: $15-$25. Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. 245-285-0472. ondine.bpt.me. “Other Desert Cities”: Through March 2. Tickets: $10-$85. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. walnutstreettheatre.org. “The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank”: Through March 30. Tickets: Free-$8. American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776. americanswedish.org. Rock On Philly’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets: $8-$10. Milkboy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. State Rep. Jordan A. Harris presents: Senior Sweetheart Dance: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Free. Yesha Fellowship Hall, 2301 Snyder Ave. 215-952-3378. “Into the Clear Blue Sky”: Feb. 13-16. Tickets: Free-$10. The University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St. 215-717-6450. uarts.edu. Rory Scovel from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”: Feb. 13-15. Tickets: $16-$99. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215496-9001. heliumcomedyclub.com. All You Need is “Love”: A Beatles Tribute Concert: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $39.50-$49.50. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-572-7650. keswicktheatre.com. Love to the Max: A Soulidified Tribute to Maxwell: 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400.

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worldcafelive.com. Martha Redbone: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $55. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. 215-898-3900. annenbergcenter.org. Pablo Batista Mambo Syndicate: 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: $15$20. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 215-925-9914. paintedbride.org. Bob Weir with Ratdog: Feb. 14 and 15. Tickets: $29.50-$69.50. Tower Theater, 69th & Ludlow streets, Upper Darby. 215-922-2599. thetowerphilly.com. Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show: 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets: $28.50. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-572-7650. keswicktheatre.com. Seafarin’ Saturdays - Sailor Valentines: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets: Free-$13.50. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd. 215-413-8655. phillyseaport.org. Angelique Kidjo: 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets: $35-$49.50. Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chesnut St. 215-972-1000. princemusictheater.org. Toddler Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Tickets: Free-$8. American Swedish Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776. americanswedish.org. American Theater Arts for Youth presents “Wizard of Oz”: Feb. 18-19. Tickets: $9.50-$13.50. Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. SPR

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Change of scenery The Strip Joint recently opened in the space formerly known as SoWe Bar & Kitchen, 22nd and Carpenter streets. In a surprisingly quick reimagining of the concept, they’ve converted the former South of South gastropub into an affordable steakhouse — pricing a steak dinner under $20. The phillystripjoint.com website details at length the classic steakhouse experience at a reasonable price, discussing a “void” in Philadelphia dining and lamenting the high price tag typically associated with a steak dinner. But there's no need to read their manifesto, the 6-ounce filet and 10 ounce. New York strip steaks for $19 each says it all. SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/features.

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liver failure and in dire need of a transplant. Over the past six months Mark has been in and out of the hospital, his condition growing worse by the day leaving him unable to work, or do much of anything anymore. Please help Mark by showing your love and support at this benefit to help raise funds for his growing medical expenses.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 at Galdo’s Catering and Entertainment 20th & Moyamensing Ave. 7pm to 11pm Tickets are $40 pp and include a buffet and live entertainment. Cash bar. Raffles. 50/50. And more! Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing markromanobenefit@gmail.com. Or at the door the night of the event. You can also make a donation by stopping by Valley Green Bank, Broad and Tasker sts., c/o the Mark Romano Benefit Fund. Also, anyone interested in donating a basket or anything else to raffle off at the fundraiser please contact Mary Ellen at 215-336-2500 ext 106 or email markromanobenefit@gmail.com

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aren O’Leary’s artwork is red hot, and it is now on East Passyunk Avenue. Now, it’s on display and for sale as part of a pop-up shop being held at Frame Fatale, 1813 E. Passyunk Ave., coinciding perfectly with O’Leary’s breakthrough feature in this month’s edition of O, The Oprah Magazine. Pegged as “cutting edge cartography” in the aforementioned article, the work cuts maps of various neighborhoods and cities by hand using no lasers or aids. These personal, modern pieces ended up in South Philly after a bit of luck and a whole lot of foresight from storeowner Elaine Johnson. “A lovely young couple had brought in a hand-cut map of Washington D.C.,” she explained while we stood between her wall of frame samples and the display of O’Leary’s work she had commissioned. “In that day between when I finished the job and before they picked it up another customer stopped in to pick up his own piece and saw the map out of the corner of his eye. He said it looked like the work of a friend of his. Turns out they had gone to architecture school together, and he put the two of us in touch.” From there Johnson learned that O’Leary was looking for an independent store in Philadelphia to sell her work. “I jumped right on it,” Johnson recalled. With that came her first order of Passyunk

Square art, a set of unique pieces displaying that famous diagonal slash that cuts across the otherwise near perfect grid of South Philly streets. “We sold out of them within days.” Johnson has since commissioned several more pieces, including a new depiction of Passyunk Square and others of various Philly neighborhoods, as well as a grand work that displays the whole city. The marriage has been so successful thus far that O’Leary herself will stop by the store on Feb. 22nd from 4 to 6 p.m. for a meet and greet, making it among her first post-Oprah stops and a feather in the cap of South Philly’s burgeoning art scene.

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dinner there. Foie gras is always on the menu and features a duo of seared Hudson Valley foie gras with date compote and a creamy silky custard version. Entrée selections are well-balanced and feature wild halibut, roast quail and hanger steak. Bibou 1009 S. Eighth St. 215-965-8290 biboubyob.com

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alentine’s Day weekend begins tomorrow, and restaurants throughout the city will be serving up luscious fare with a side of romance. Three of South Philadelphia’s most romantic settings are owned by a husband and wife team. Chef Lynn Rinaldi and her chef beau Corey Baver turn out extraordinary Italian cuisine at Paradiso. Contemporary American fare takes center stage at Fond, where Chef Lee Styer and his pastry chef wife Jessie Prawlucki create menus with seasonal ingredients. Near the Italian Market, chef Pierre Calmels and his wife Charlotte were responsible for bringing classic French cuisine front and center when they opened Bibou BYOB. The couple recently opened Le Chéri near Rittenhouse Square. When I think of Valentine’s Day and romance, I immediately think of these lush ingredients served at Paradiso, Fond and Bibou. They are among my favorite restaurants.

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hen Paradiso opened in the autumn of 2004, I quickly became enraptured with Rinaldi’s talent and vision for a romantic Italian restaurant. Her menu holds true to the three course Italian dinner: antipasti, primi and secondi. One of my favorite ways to begin dinner is to savor Rinaldi’s chicken liver mousse served with homemade crostini. This classic dish from Abruzzi is rarely seen on restaurant menus. Handmade pastas are silky ribbons bathed in seasonal sauces. They may include rabbit ragu or the lightest po-

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Italian Barrel’s Fine Food: 1725 Wolf St., 215-389-6010, barrelsfinefood.com, $$ L’Angolo: 1415 Porter St., 215389-4252, $$ La Stanza: 2001 Oregon Ave., 215-271-0801, lastanzapa.com, $$ Popi’s: 3120 S. 20th St., 215-7557180, popisrestaurant.com, $$

tato gnocchi in the city. Last November, I tucked into an entrée of stuffed breast of veal with spinach and sublime reduction sauce that can only be called outstanding. Paradiso 1627 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-271-2066 paradisophilly.com

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ond moved to 11th and Tasker streets from East Passyunk Avenue and with the move came a liquor license. Styer has the uncanny ability to select ingredients that sing on the plate. He calls his cuisine contemporary American because one can find Asian and European influences in any number of dishes. Look to Italy for his yellowfin tuna crudo, France for a classic

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pork rillette salad and east meets west for a Thai curry escargot appetizer. Entrées often feature a selection of fish dishes such as organic salmon, skate wing, which I am happy to see make a comeback, and swordfish. Pork belly and short ribs will warm hearts and innards on a cold winter’s night. Fond 1537 S. 11th St. 215-551-5000 fondphilly.com

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Italian Caffe Valentino: 1245-49 S. Third St., 215-336-3033, caffevalentino. com, $$

Seafood Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House: 1020 S. Second St., 215339-9578, snockeys.com, $$

Vegan Grindcore House: 1515 S. Fourth St., 215-839-3333, grindcorehouse.com, $

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or those venturing outside of South Philly, Matyson offers a la carte and tasting menus each week. Chef Ben Puchowitz’s five-course tasting menu, offered Monday through Thursday, includes oysters, Atlantic salmon tartare, duck pappardelle, beef tenderloin and chocolate foie gras mousse. Matyson 37 S. 19th St. 215-564-2925 matyson.com

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inally, for those who find romance in cooking rack of lamb for two on Valentine’s Day weekend, my favorite romantic brunch spot is still XIX at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. This exquisite hotel will entice one with beautiful views of the city, and the sumptuous buffet features one of the best raw bars in town. Oysters, shrimp and clams are just the beginning for an afternoon of culinary passion. XIX 200 S. Broad St. 215-790-1919 philadelphia.bellevue.hyatt.com SPR Comment on this restaurant or review at southphillyreview.com/food-and-drink/reviews.

Hibachi 2 Go: 1414 Snyder Ave., 215-336-8646, hibachi2gophilly. com, $

Fast Break Breezy’s Cafe: 1200 Point Breeze Ave., 267-858-4186, breezyscafephilly.com, $ Brunic’s Luncheonette: 2000 S. 17th St., 215-755-7645, $ King of Wings: 2233 S. Woodstock St., 215-551-2400, kingofwings1.com, $ Moe’s Hot Dog House: 2601 Washington Ave., 215-465-6637, moeshotdoghouse.com, $ Texas Wieners: 1426 Snyder Ave., 215-465-8635, texaswieners.com, $

Mexican Café con Chocolate: 2100 S. Norwood St., 267-639-4506, cafeconchocolate.com, $

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): Career path h may require additional training to insure advancements. Avoid becoming too concerned with details and

perfection. Maintain a positive attitude, and avoid worry and stress. Lucky number: 204. SPR

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heartbreaking league quarterfinal on Valentine’s Day, the Saints had known they could compete with anyone, which their 57-26 toppling of Imhotep Charter in the District 12 final and advancing to the state tournament helped to prove. Aware that their Catholic contests would offer significant challenges, Santarelli intensified their appreciation for hard work by devising a high profile nonleague slate. “Well, it’s going to take talent and diversity at our positions to be winners, so we liked playing so many big games,” Sutton said. Their travels included stops in Maryland for the Tina Thompson She Got Game Showcase and New York for the Rose Classic Super Jam. Their winning ways also yielded the West Chester Classic title Dec. 29, when they whipped Cardinal O’Hara, the defending league champion and Santarelli’s alma mater, 49-26. “There have been numerous moments that have stood out,” the coach said . “I think we really showed who we are [Feb. 1] against [Archbishop] Wood when the girls really followed directions and came away with a nice [55-38] win.” “People talk about that one, but the [Bonner] Prendie game stands out to me,” Cryor said of Jan. 28’s 58-56 victory. “They gave us a good game and prepared us for a big stretch.” That part of the Saints’ schedule concluded Feb. 4 with another blitzing of O’Hara, this time a 63-44 decision. With Sunday’s 46-point cushion over McDevitt, they ended 12-0 in the league and are ready for the rigors of postseason action. “It means a lot for us to gain a national profile, and if we keep communicating, we’re going to get better,” Cryor said. “People are going to doubt us, but I don’t. We’re on a mission.” The second half against Conwell-Egan made that apparent, as the Saints displayed their external and internal expertise and harassed the Eagles each time they dared to score. With time waning, Santarelli removed the seniors, with Sutton winning hearty hugs from her peers. “It’s been a year with many m e m o r i e s ,” t h e D u q u e s n e University-bound sniper said. “Nobody wants to stop making them.” SPR Contact Managing Editor Joseph Myers at jmyers@southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview. com/sports/features.

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Immaculata University junior guard Adriana Sciascia, an alumnus of Ss. Neumann-Goretti, won the Colonial States Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor Monday. She averaged 19.5 points in two games last week and is scoring 10.7 points per contest on the year.

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4850 N. PALETHORP ST.

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Italian Market Area $285,000

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