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Miss Tootsie’s On South Street Celebrates 15 Years In Business

The eatery, which is fast becoming a Philadelphia icon, has very humble beginnings.

05/23/2015

(REALLY?!?  A food cart patron, center, appears shocked as a stranger offers to pay for her lunch, no strings attached.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Restaurant Spreads Joy With Random Kindnesses in Center City

Some people in center city Philadelphia were surprised this afternoon when they were told lunch was free.

05/15/2015

(KeVen Parker at his soul food stand in the Reading Terminal Market.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: A Soul Food Revival, and a Coffee Truck Gets an Anchor

This week we’ve got food news about soul food in the Reading Terminal Market, and a coffee shop with a pedigree in center city.

01/24/2013

(KeVen Parker [left] and Bumi Ole, a member of Ms. Tootie's staff [right], with Shirley [center], who was surprised to get her grocery bill paid.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Entrepreneur Spreading The Love

KeVen Parker has begun a year-long campaign to do random acts of kindness throughout the area. First up was paying the grocery store bill for a woman named Shirley.

02/12/2012

(KeVen Parker.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

KeVen Parker

Entrepreneur KeVen Parker is most known for his soul food establishment “Ms. Tootsie’s,” is branching out with a lifestyle boutique and a hotel of lavish, extended-stay suites.

02/08/2012