Cafe V, launched just after Labor day at 1318 South, could be the connector to make it happen. With a full-service kitchen and a strong coffee shop and bakery game, Victoria Picariello’s new 40-seat quick-serve is a gleaming bright spot in a four-block stretch that has remained a perplexing quiet zone (the less-elegant, hookah-purveying Cafe Leila has just shuttered not even a block away). Picariello is a first-time restaurateur, though her husband has run South Philly's Wolf Street Pizza for decades. We stopped in to try the coffee and fresh-baked goods and check out the varied lunch options. Check them out in the slide show that follows.