- Neighborhood: East Falls
- 4116 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-438-4848
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- Cuisine: Pizza
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
With the record-setting rainfall swelling the banks of the Schuylkill River and other creeks and streams, some restaurants are bailing water today.
In East Falls, In Riva has announced it is going to be closed today and Avalon Bistro owner John Brandt-Lee tweeted that his Downingtown restaurant “took a hard hit” as the Brandywine overflowed its banks.
No word yet from the often flooded Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant off of Main Street in Manayunk but Mad River is definitely surrounded by water.
UPDATE: Manayunk Brewery wasn't spared.
This Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetary is hosting Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill, a walking tour inspired by a tory of a woman whose heart, and only her heart is buried in the cemetery. After hearing her and other love stories of the cemetery, head inside for a toasty fireside reception with wine, hot chocolate and hors d’oeuvres. The tour is a very reasonable $20, $18 for students and seniors.
Don’t fill up too completely, because next up is dinner at nearby In Riva. Cozy up and share some of the best pizza around and if there’s anything featuring buratta, order it. Chef Arthur Cavaliere offers our favorite version of that cheesy goodness around.
For more Valentine date ideas, check out the Foobooz Guide to Valentine’s Day.
Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill [Official Site]
In Riva [Official Site]
Photo by Danya Henninger | ImagicDigital.com
We’ve had several enjoyable meals at In Riva over the past few months and in Craig LaBan’s online chat this week, the Inquirer restaurant critic sings the praises of the East Falls spot as well.
What have been your highlight flavors from the past week? I’ve had many, including this wood-fired pizza with brussels sprouts, rosemary ham, and balsamic from In Riva in East Falls – very Stella-like in setup. Some really nice wood-fired pies (even if those heat blisters can flake a bit too much char for my tastes. …) But the flavors are great, thoughtful, and well-prepared. It’s really settled into becoming the neighborhood anchor – casual, affordable, tasty – that I think East Falls really needs. Nice view of the river (great for cyclist breaks). Excellent little selection of Italian craft beers. And the crispy artichoke appetizer is not to be missed.