What's up with Sophia's?

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Sophia's at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave.

Summertime can be unkind to city restaurants.

Added to the apparent shutdown of The Village Belle in Queen Village comes the information that the East Passyunk yearling Sophia's has not returned from vacation.

Its phone is shut off, its social-media has been dormant, and its OpenTable link is down.

On the strength of chef/partner Christopher Lee, Sophia's landed two bells last spring from The Inquirer's Craig LaBan. (Meanwhile, Lee's New York restaurants, Huntington Social and Social Media, appear to be down, as well.)

I await return calls from Lee and business partner Joe Massara.

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