- Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
- 1014 Federal Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-462-8040
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- Cuisine: Italian
- Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Of course, the business includes all the large items, like the commercial gas stove, the built-in AC units, the refrigerators, the freezers, the counters, deep fryers, etc. But the inclusion of small items — like cash registers and a small microwave — reminds me of Georges Perrier’s poignant Craigslist-advertised estate sale). It just feels sad.
There’s also an “anti-pasta box” listed, which I’m embarrassed to say I had to read a couple of times before I understood that no one at Chickie’s has anything against pasta.
Paesano’s hasn’t yet stood the test of time but as Philly Phoodie found out, the Paesano is quite possibly the greatest sandwich ever. [Philly Phoodie]
Drawing for Food visits Chickie’s Italian Deli and returns with photos that should only be viewed after lunch. Oh and besides the photos, there’s talk of a current special, a fried tomato and bacon hoagie. [Drawing for Food]
Drawing for Food also visits DiNic’s in the Terminal for the pulled pork Italian and returns a “delicious” verdict. [Drawing for Food]
I Am Beer Wise was also at the opening of Earth Bread + Brewery and files a complete report. [I Am Beer Wise]
David McDuff enjoys a “fantastic” meal at Zahav and chronicles the Italian wines he paired with it. [McDuff’s Food & Wine Trail]
Philly Grub went to brunch at Lacroix feeling skeptical but come out throwing around superlatives like genius and spectacular and unbelievable. [Philly Grub]
Foodaphilia visits Ekta, the most talked about takeout spot in the city. [Foodaphilia]
The Beer Lass comes up with a concept the only concept that can rival Oktoerfest, Porktoberfest. [Beer Lass]
Mac & Cheese finds that it’s slim pickings for the vegetarian at Parc but like just about everyone else she finds the people-watching bountiful. [Mac & Cheese]
Living on the Vedge won’t be back to Hummus at 40th and Walnut but if you work or go to school nearby it might be worth a look. [Living on the Vedge]
I Am Beer Wise visits Kite & Key and the Tiedhouse in the Art Museum area. [I Am Beer Wise]
Mac & Cheese heads to the self-proclaimed “originator of the veggie hoagie,” Chickie’s on Federal Street and discovers the fried tomato hoagie. [Mac & Cheese]
Planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest? Then you might want to check out Foodzings who review everything including the food at the airport. [Foodzings]