I was just reading a blog post by Kirkus Mac Gowan about blog topics. What do we blog about? What should we blog about? Anyone that reads my blog knows that you could find anything and everything here. Hence, the Versatile Blogger Award! But I do not blog for awards. I blog for fun. I try to keep it fresh and interesting. I do, sadly, blog about my life happenings. And yeah, that is pretty boring!
So today I am going to blog about one of the locations in my WIP (work in progress).
I have loved South Street since I first discovered it in high school. There are hundreds of shops, eateries, clubs, bars, book stores, coffee houses, tattoo parlors… Yeah, lots of cool stuff.
The best thing about South Street is the food. As a native Philadelphian, I am all about great pizza and cheesesteaks. One of the best places to go is Lorenzo & Sons Pizza. They have giant slices that are absolutely foldable. You haven’t had a piece of pizza until you can fold it in half and eat it like a sandwich. Even better than the food is that you can get it up until 3 or 4 in the morning!
If you are looking for cool duds to sport, check out Crash Bang Boom. Formerly Zipperhead (which was an icon on the 80’s and 90’s) this clothing store has everything your little rocker heart desires! Leather, spikes, denim and even cute, frilly dresses… if you’re looking for punk, goth or some other outlandish look, this is the store to get your butt to. There are also a lot of vintage and consignment shops on South Street if you want to go retro.
Oh! You want a tattoo to commemorate your awesome visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Well, check out the best of the best and get your butt to Philadelphia Eddie’s. This joint has been around since I can remember. One of the more famous artists is Bird. I got my first tattoo here. You should too!
There are fifty, yes, FIFTY bars and restaurants on South Street. Some are fine dining, others are more beer/live band and chicken fingers type hang outs. Whichever your preference, you’ll love it. If you are into live music, I suggest hitting one of the bars that have it. JC Dobbs (Formerly the Cadillac Grille – which was formerly JC Dobbs!) is the BEST place to go check out up and coming bands as well as more famous ones.
If you know of a place in your hometown where you can eat, shop, drink, catch a show and get a tattoo all on one street, please share! 🙂 Have you been to South Street in Philadelphia? How was your experience?
Photo Credit: By B. Krist