Famous Deli, Relish Philadelphia Host Election-Day Luncheons

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Philadelphia tradition says all elected officials must attend brunch at either one of these popular restaurants the day of the primary. Politicians, paparazzi  and people who wanted to be part of the action all gathered at Famous Deli and Relish Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19 primary election day.

JIM KENNEY for mayor workers hold huge bobble head Kenney signs outside of Famous Deli at 4th and Bainbridge streets Tuesday. Of course, Judge Kevin Dougherty’s pic was in mix.

JIM KENNEY for mayor workers hold huge bobble head Kenney signs outside of Famous Deli at 4th and Bainbridge streets Tuesday. Of course, Judge Kevin Dougherty’s pic was in mix.

PUBLISHER of The Philadelphia Public Record James Tayoun visits with mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham at Famous Deli Tuesday during the May 19 primary.

PUBLISHER of The Philadelphia Public Record James Tayoun visits with mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham at Famous Deli Tuesday during the May 19 primary.

MILTON STREET enjoys a moment with Dave Auspitz, Bella Vista’s “mayor”.

MILTON STREET enjoys a moment with Dave Auspitz, Bella Vista’s “mayor”.

PUBLISHER of The Philadelphia Public Record James Tayoun, DJ Bob Pantano and Senator Larry Farnese share campaign thoughts.

PUBLISHER of The Philadelphia Public Record James Tayoun, DJ Bob Pantano and Senator Larry Farnese share campaign thoughts.

COUNCILMAN Ed Nielson and Ken Adams stop for a mile-high sandwich at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

COUNCILMAN Ed Nielson and Ken Adams stop for a mile-high sandwich at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

AFT President Ted Kirsch catches up with Sen. Daylin Leach.

AFT President Ted Kirsch catches up with Sen. Daylin Leach.

MICHAEL Untermeyer, far right, meets with friends for lunch at Famous Deli.

MICHAEL Untermeyer, far right, meets with friends for lunch at Famous Deli.

JUDGES VINCE Melchiorre and Abby Fletman, Register of Wills Ron Donatucci and PNC Regional President Paula K. Fryland share moment at Famous Deli.

JUDGES VINCE Melchiorre and Abby Fletman, Register of Wills Ron Donatucci and PNC Regional President Paula K. Fryland share moment at Famous Deli.

LUCIEN E. Blackwell Jr., Tommy Blackwell and  Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell stopped for lunch at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

LUCIEN E. Blackwell Jr., Tommy Blackwell and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell stopped for lunch at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

ABBY Fletman, Mayor Michael Nutter and Mark Segal just arrived for lunch at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

ABBY Fletman, Mayor Michael Nutter and Mark Segal just arrived for lunch at Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

LUCRETIA Clemons and Derek Green wishing each other good luck on the campaign trail at Famous Deli (Greene wins Tuesday’s primary). Photo by Maria Merlino

LUCRETIA Clemons and Derek Green wishing each other good luck on the campaign trail at Famous Deli (Greene wins Tuesday’s primary). Photo by Maria Merlino

“MIX Master Mike” Mayor Michael Nutter gets a job offer from WOGL’s DJ Bob Pantano as a co-host for Saturday night dance party. Photo by Maria Merlino

“MIX Master Mike” Mayor Michael Nutter gets a job offer from WOGL’s DJ Bob Pantano as a co-host for Saturday night dance party. Photo by Maria Merlino

LYNNE Abraham and Joe Grace share a bite to eat at the Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

LYNNE Abraham and Joe Grace share a bite to eat at the Famous Deli on Tuesday, May 19 primary day.

ENJOYING lunch at Famous Deli are, from left, Eddie Kirlin, Dan Stevenson, Sugarhouse executive, Jeff Hornstein, community activist and winner of Supreme court ballot position Kevin Dougherty. Photo by Maria Merlino

ENJOYING lunch at Famous Deli are, from left, Eddie Kirlin, Dan Stevenson, Sugarhouse executive, Jeff Hornstein, community activist and winner of Supreme court ballot position Kevin Dougherty. Photo by Maria Merlino

WORKING crowd at Relish’s election-day buffet were councilmanic candidate Paul Steinke and City Commission candidate Omar Sabir.

WORKING crowd at Relish’s election-day buffet were councilmanic candidate Paul Steinke and City Commission candidate Omar Sabir.

GUEST of honor at Relish’s luncheon was Jim Kenney, surrounded here by, from left, Rev. Ron Hill, congressional aide Ducky Birts, Judge Kevin Dougherty and State Rep. Brian Sims.

GUEST of honor at Relish’s luncheon was Jim Kenney, surrounded here by, from left, Rev. Ron Hill, congressional aide Ducky Birts, Judge Kevin Dougherty and State Rep. Brian Sims.

SHERIFF Jewell Williams, right, was warmly greeted by 6th Ward Leader Pete Wilson at Relish.

SHERIFF Jewell Williams, right, was warmly greeted by 6th Ward Leader Pete Wilson at Relish.

HOLY TRINITY of Oak Lane politics: Councilwoman Marian Tasco, her chosen successor State Rep. Cherelle Parker and State Rep. Dwight Evans at Relish Restaurant on Ogontz Ave.

HOLY TRINITY of Oak Lane politics: Councilwoman Marian Tasco, her chosen successor State Rep. Cherelle Parker and State Rep. Dwight Evans at Relish Restaurant on Ogontz Ave.

N. PHILA. lineup at Relish included, from left, State Rep. Cherelle Parker, Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman Marian Tasco, State Sen. Vincent Hughes, and State Reps. Brian Sims and Dwight Evans.

N. PHILA. lineup at Relish included, from left, State Rep. Cherelle Parker, Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Council President Darrell Clarke, Councilwoman Marian Tasco, State Sen. Vincent Hughes, and State Reps. Brian Sims and Dwight Evans.

 

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