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South Street Stroll: It’s Always Sunday in Philadelphia

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GREAT NEWS: The reservation deadline for the South Street Stroll is extended till Friday, August 7 at 5:00pm!  Hurry to reserve your seats before time runs out!

Hello Lovely Inhabitants of Philadelphia, 

South Street MosaicClose your eyes. What do you envision when you picture South Street? Of course, it’s so much more than the last time you causally moseyed along the noteworthy street and was subject to carefree bar-hopping laced with a frat-boy mentality and barely legal youngsters who forfeit curfew to solicit harmless attention from the opposite sex.

Good clean, delicate fun comes just as natural as the fiery, late-night scene associated with the tourist attraction, particularly when Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and Supper Restaurant are involved. 

Sunday South Street Stroll will unite cuisine and artfulness as ticketholders experience the best that mosaic tile artist Isaiah Zagar and Supper Restaurant have to present. “It's summer in the "City of Brotherly Love" and a perfect time to explore the rich history of South Street and community stewardship through a walking tour of this area,” says Ellen Owens, PMG’s Education and Outreach Manager. “Supper, one of the newest restaurants on South Street, is a perfect partner to appease hungry stomachs after walking through Zagar's glittering alleyway creations. Owner Jennifer Prensky was born and raised in Philadelphia and fondly remembers South Street, along with Julia Zagar's Eyes Gallery, from her teenage years.” 

Gardens from above by Gabe KirchheimerForty dollars not only permits entry into the PMG and an hour-long tour between 4th and 10th Streets, but grants you a 3-course meal (topped with complimentary wine or beer) prepared by Supper’s chef Mitch Prensky and guarantees that you’d save $20 if you were dining and touring any other day (not that it would be any less magical). “Supper's seasonal menu is described as "New American cuisine tempered by French and Italian techniques and global influences. Walking tour guests select from a special, limited-time menu,” Owens assures. 

Participants will get to come face to face with the exquisite abstract wall designs that have otherwise been overlooked time and time again. You’ll get a closer glimpse into the story behind these murals and “stroll” away with a familiarity that will have you feeling like a habitué of Philly’s most clandestine art galleries. “Whether you're a tourist or a resident, the PMG Walking Tours contain interesting tidbits about the artist, Isaiah Zagar, about folk art, mosaicing, and tile-making, and about the stories of this thriving Philadelphia neighborhood.” 

It’s really starting to feel like summer in the city and the Sunday South Street Stroll may just deliver a tranquil afternoon that’s both breezy and bubbly – but remember, it is South Street. “The atmosphere of the tour is upbeat, informative, and fun without feeling too formal,” Owens adds. “Given the funky backdrop of South Street stores and shoppers, the walking tours weave through this diverse street and groups can never be sure of what interesting things they may encounter along the way!”

Food at Supper

Who: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) and Supper Restaurant

What: Sunday South Street Stroll, a neighborhood walking tour followed by a gourmet dinner

Where: Tour starts at PMG (1020 South St.) and weaves through surrounding neighborhood, ending at Supper (926 South St.)

When: Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

 

*Reserve your tickets by Wednesday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m. by calling Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens at 215-733-0390

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 South Street

www.philadelphiamagicgardens.com 

 

Supper Restaurant

926 South Street,

www.supperphilly.com