Alex Capasso From Crow & The Pitcher Arrested For Child Pornography

alex-capasso-arrested-child-pornHe trained under Georges Perrier at Brasserie Perrier, opened Blackbird Dining Establishment in Collingswood to great acclaim, then came back across the river to open Crow & The Pitcher in Rittenhouse in the spring of 2014.

Now, Alex Capasso is in jail, charged with one count of distribution of child pornography, and the allegations against him (first reported this afternoon by the Philadelphia Inquirer) are seriously disturbing.

If you want to know the details (and trust me, you probably don’t want to know the details), Victor Fiorillo has laid them out over on the Phillymag news blog. Here, we’re mostly concerned with the restaurant side of things.

From what we’ve read and heard, it seems that Capasso has actually been missing from Crow & The Pitcher for the past week or so, and the crew has been carrying on without him. And right now, the restaurant remains open under the command of the remaining crew–something they’ve apparently gotten accustomed to.

UPDATE: Partners Rush to Sever Ties With Accused Child Pornographer Alex Capasso

Rittenhouse Chef Alex Capasso Arrested For Child Pornography [Phillymag]

The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmers Market This Weekend

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Summertime, and the living is easy. Fish are jumping, and you can find them from Shore Catch. The sweet corn stands high at AT Buzby farm and they’re packing it downtown. It’s the last weekend in July, and one of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing and get to the farmer’s market. You don’t have to be rich or good looking to fill your hands with beauties like these. I’m sure Louis and Ella would agree.

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We Tried Out Nick Elmi’s Crow’s Nest

The Crow's Nest. Photo by Jason Melcher

The Crow’s Nest. Photo by Jason Melcher

You can head to Morgan’s Pier for a drink and any of the delicious options on chef Nick Elmi‘s menu any time you want. But now you can also grab a group of 20 and get seated above all the ruckus in their newly opened chef’s table, the Crow’s Nest, lofted over the bar.

We checked it out this past Monday. Curious to know what it was like? Read on…

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Chef Rob Marzinsky Pops Up at Little Fish

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Ready for a pop-up?

Last February, Chef Rob Marzinsky, formerly of Fitler Dining Room hosted a pop-up dinner before jetting off to Australia, Thailand and Vietnam. Well now he’s back and he’s taking what he learned abroad with Australian chef Ben Shewry to host a second pop-up.

Marzinsky is teaming up with chef and former co-worker, Palmer Marinelli to host the lunch and dinner pop-up, DemoTapes2 at Little FishThe pop-up will run from Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th.

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Noord Launches New Summer Menu

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Chef Joncarl Lachman is launching his new summer menu tonight at Noord. Familiar staples remain on the menu, but there will be several notable additions including a heirloom tomato salad with goat gouda cheese; pan roasted chicken thighs; and Shellfish Waterzooi, a mix of mussels, shrimp and clams in a beer sauce.

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Spit Roast For Drury Beer Garden’s Third Anniversary

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Drury Beer Garden will celebrate its third anniversary with a spit roast this Saturday, July 25th from 12-5 pm. Head over to the beer garden to enjoy complimentary spit roasted pig and organic chicken from chef Bobby Saritsoglou. If that’s not your thing, the full menu will also be available. Oskar Blues Brewery joins in on the celebration as well; they’ll offer Dale’s Pale Ale and Mamma’s Little Yella Pils in cans along with Old Chub Nitro and Pinner Throwback IPA on draft.

We’ve got a feeling Drury will have a lot to celebrate this weekend. Check out our new Best Of Philly issue to see why.

Drury Beer Garden [Foobooz]

Watch: Trailer for Erace Brothers’ Great American Food Finds

great-american-food-finds-erace-400We told you a bit ago that brothers Adam and Andrew Erace of Green Aisle Grocery are getting a food network show. With just over a week til Great American Food Finds Monday, August 3rd premiere, we get to see a teaser trailer on their newly updated website. Check out the clip (and the mac n cheese at the 11 second mark) and watch the show Monday August 3rd at 9:30 pm. #GreatAmericanFoodFinds

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SpOt Burgers Gets a Storefront

Spot Burgers can often found at 33rd and Arch Streets on Drexel's campus.

Spot Burgers will go brick-and-mortar in Brewerytown

Josh Kim isn’t just busy coming up with new sandwiches. The owner of the SpOt Burgers food cart has also landed a storefront. According to Drew Lazor’s story on Philly.com, Kim will be setting up shop at 2821 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown this fall. SpOt Burgers will take over Butter’s Soul Food, which just moved up the street.

SpOt, the restaurant will offer burgers, cheesesteaks and according to Lazor, more of the specials that he sometimes had at his cart.

SpOt Burgers to open a restaurant this fall [Philly.com]

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