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New Place, New Neighborhood


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New Place, New Neighborhood

John Cip | Feb 4, 2005 08:50 AM

We tried a new place in the Northern Liberties Section of Philadelphia. The neighborhood is one of those growing avant- garde areas of the city that we do not often venture to, sticking mainly to CC or Manayunk to try new places (not that there aren’t great places there). I was surprised to find a bustling 2nd St. with several established and new spots. Myself, and 3 old friends ventured into Sovalo (sp?)- 2nd and Fairmount After a stay at the bar we were seated. The restaurant has a great continuity about it, uses the old style Philadelphia space well. Great antique and marble bar too. I truly enjoyed the atmosphere inside on what was otherwise a tolerable Philly winter night. The menu is Italian cuisine. I had an outstanding pork tenderloin over soft polenta dish. Great place in a great part of the city that to me was an uncovered jewel. I think many folks will probably know this area of the city already but it was a welcome change for us suburbanites who seem to venture to CC or Manayunk with far too much regularity. Any one know any other spots in Northern Liberties worth a try?

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