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Brigantessa

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  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Price: $$$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 5 p.m. until 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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Snow Day Deals

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With the snow apocalypse heading our way, restaurants and bars in Philadelphia are staying open and offering deals and discounts for those adventure seekers. And what’s a better excuse to eat and drink all day than snow? Keep checking back as we update with any more deals.

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Restaurant Review: Brigantessa

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We expect a lot from restaurants these days. If they don’t transform liquids into powders or barrel-steep cocktails with homemade bitters, they’d better serve chickens that roamed freer than our children do. So when a forneria bowls you over even before the door whooshes shut as you enter, it’s time to ask what really matters most.

I’m not the only winter-bitten soul to feel that way crossing the threshold of Brigantessa, where great blasts of heat from a Vesuvian-ash pizza oven ripple along a bar teeming with platters of sausage-stuffed long hots and oil-poached swordfish and wood-grilled octopus salad. Chef Joe Cicala’s sophomore effort on Passyunk Avenue has been rollicking since it opened in October.




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You’re Doing It Wrong: Joe Cicala Teaches Us How To Eat Real Neapolitan Pizza

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So you guys know all about Brigantessa by this point, right? Joe Cicala‘s new place on East Passyunk? His ode to Neapolitan street food and super-authentic pizza?

Yeah, well apparently what he’s trying to do at Brigantessa (which includes, among other things, being the first DOC-certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Philly which involves following a whole bunch of rules made by Italians to govern what is and is not a proper pizza) is confusing some folks. So he’s put out a video all about his oven, his pizzas, the right way to make a Neapolitan pie and the right way to eat them. In addition to being instructional, it’s also full of slo-mo pizza porn and lots of loving shots of that imported pizza oven, so be aware: Maybe don’t watch it until after you’ve had lunch.




Hardcore Pizza Porn, right this way

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