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    Default Potito's to move uptown

    nice to see a few local businesses move into center city
    South Philly's Potito's Bakery opening in Center City
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    A minor nit to pick...they are expanding, not moving uptown. When reading your headline, I expected to see in the article that they were leaving S. Philadelphia and moving all operations.
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    Being that it's a block from my place, is this bakery good?

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    They're moving to Germantown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNG1324 View Post
    Being that it's a block from my place, is this bakery good?

    It is very good!
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    Can we just change this thread topic to Philly's best cannolis?

    My number one is Termini Bros, but I haven't tried Potito's. How does it compare to Termini?

    The city's other standard bearer, Isgro's does not measure up, IMHO. For a place known for their cannolis and whose website is bestcannoli.com, it's a travesty that they aren't filled to order. The three times I've been there, they've had their cannolis pre-filled, which is an unforgivable sin. Isgro's other pastries though are top notch. Does Potito's pre-fill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daninpa View Post
    They're moving to Germantown?
    Calling any NW neighborhoods "uptown" seems to be a newer phenomenon. It was brought to my attention by High School students. I get the feeling they are referring to West Oak Lane/Cedarbrook more so than Germantown.
    Oh, and I loved Potito's at 16th and Ritner.

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    They are moving to 1317 Walnut St in the space fomerly known as Naked Chocolate and Philly Chocolate, so it's not Germantown. What products did you like from the bakery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno View Post
    Calling any NW neighborhoods "uptown" seems to be a newer phenomenon. It was brought to my attention by High School students. I get the feeling they are referring to West Oak Lane/Cedarbrook more so than Germantown.
    Oh, and I loved Potito's at 16th and Ritner.
    in my somewhat limited experience with south philly old timers, center city is uptown since it is, in fact, up town from south philly. does potito's have tomato pie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldondre View Post
    in my somewhat limited experience with south philly old timers, center city is uptown since it is, in fact, up town from south philly. does potito's have tomato pie?
    Definitely heard South Philly people refer to CC as uptown back in the stone age when I was growing up. As far as I remember, Potito's was mostly sweet baked goods. Don't remember tomato pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldondre View Post
    in my somewhat limited experience with south philly old timers, center city is uptown since it is, in fact, up town from south philly. does potito's have tomato pie?
    It's a sweets bakery not a bread bakery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno View Post
    Definitely heard South Philly people refer to CC as uptown back in the stone age when I was growing up. As far as I remember, Potito's was mostly sweet baked goods. Don't remember tomato pie.
    Don't know where you been but CC is still called uptown. Just the other day a young Guito made the reference to me.

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    I been up in my airy. Not too many guitoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno View Post
    I been up in my airy. Not too many guitoes.
    I heard you only moved up there after the spanish american war.
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    Wait you mean the chocolate place that replaced the failed chocolate place failed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNG1324 View Post
    They are moving to 1317 Walnut St in the space fomerly known as Naked Chocolate and Philly Chocolate, so it's not Germantown. What products did you like from the bakery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    Wait you mean the chocolate place that replaced the failed chocolate place failed?
    it's moving to south st I think. I heard it wasn't as good as naked chocolate which was the only thing that seemed to do well at that location (they failed after they opened new locations elsewhere). before naked chocolate it was bonte's and before that a coffee shop that served crepes. of them all I think NC made it the longest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldondre View Post
    it's moving to south st I think. I heard it wasn't as good as naked chocolate which was the only thing that seemed to do well at that location (they failed after they opened new locations elsewhere). before naked chocolate it was bonte's and before that a coffee shop that served crepes. of them all I think NC made it the longest.
    It's open at 20th and South, Philly Cupcake but they have all sorts of chocolate too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldondre View Post
    it's moving to south st I think. I heard it wasn't as good as naked chocolate which was the only thing that seemed to do well at that location (they failed after they opened new locations elsewhere). before naked chocolate it was bonte's and before that a coffee shop that served crepes. of them all I think NC made it the longest.
    I thought Bonte was next door at 1315 before it became a failed Froyo place called Tutti Frutti but I could be wrong. Either way lots of places haven't lasted long in that area. Bonte couldn't cook as many things there as in their other places(all soon to be closing I think) and the Fryo place was one of 6 or 7 in a 2 block radius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldondre View Post
    I heard you only moved up there after the spanish american war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNG1324 View Post
    I thought Bonte was next door at 1315 before it became a failed Froyo place called Tutti Frutti but I could be wrong. Either way lots of places haven't lasted long in that area. Bonte couldn't cook as many things there as in their other places(all soon to be closing I think) and the Fryo place was one of 6 or 7 in a 2 block radius.
    yes, that's right. crepes/bonte/tutti frutti
    shirt store/nc/pc (don't remember if anything came in between the shirt store and naked chocolate). all in same building, same landlord, and at one time, it was all the same retail space until they carved it in two. if I'm not mistaken, the old bonte space can't have a proper kitchen because of ventilation issues.
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