Italian Market – Jeff Fusco
Plan Philly has the story behind changes that are coming to the “Italian Market.” Changes to the city code will give the South 9th Street Business Association more power in shaping the mix of vendors on the block.
There are currently spaces for 160 carts along 9th Street but only half of them are full.
Other Changes to the Italian Market »
With Morgan’s Pier winding down we were wondering what George Sabatino would be getting into this fall. At Feastival he told us that he has been working on the menu at Boot and Saddle and was very excited for who was going to be the executive chef. Today we can tell you that Chris Davis will be the executive chef at Boot and Saddle and will be executing a menu overseen by Sabatino.
Davis comes to Boot and Saddle after a stint at Popolino and as chef de cuisine at Barbuzzo.
Boot and Saddle menu and what’s next for Sabatino »
This four-bedroom, 18-foot-wide beauty has many pleasing qualities, chief among them the floors, which are random-width hardwood in most of the home, red tile in the kitchen and bathroom, and simply beautiful throughout. There are three outdoor spaces: one is a roof deck; one is a deck off of a bedroom; the last is a back patio area with red brick and much privacy. The staircase inside is unburdened by claustrophobic walls, so the entire thing is in a sort of atrium with light and space seeming to pour through the banisters.
The location can’t be beat when it comes to food: It’s right near the Italian Market; the stores and restaurants on Washington Avenue; and two supermarkets–one insistently healthy, the other featuring plenty of junk food if that’s desired.
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Whether you want eat like a yoga instructor or a weightlifter, Trey Popp finds that Serpico provides an excellent adventure.
The evening can begin in any number of ways. An elegantly attired hostess might seat you at the kitchen counter, beneath Serpico’s placid gaze and neatly parted hair, next to a pair of buttoned-down boomers sipping a bottle of Kistler. Or you could find yourself drinking mezcal-and-Averna cocktails with a pair of hip-hop fashionistas in New Era ball caps, attended to by a hipster-whiskered server rocking tight shorts cut from cream-colored corduroy.
The variability blossoms from there.
Three Stars – Excellent
Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Choose Your Own Adventure at Serpico [Philadelphia Magazine]
Serpico [Official Site]
Photo by Jason Varney
Special bacon and cheddar meatloaf sandwich with pickled corn
Blue Belly BBQ is adding an appetizer section to its menu of sandwiches and smoked meat platters. The Queen Village BYO is now offering smoked whole chicken wings, beer-battered onion rings, loaded tater tots and more.
The pint-sized global barbecues spot is also offering catering. Buy a half or full tray of meat and sides for a football game or just a baller night at home.
Blue Belly also has rotating daily specials (one of which is pictured above) and would like to remind you that BYO is always an option.
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Peter Woolsey opened Bistrot La Minette five years ago yesterday. And come September, Woolsey will be celebrating that fifth anniversary on
September 11th and 12th September 18th and 19th with a special blowout five-course dinner.
But before that, Woolsey wants to celebrate his sous chefs who he calls “the best I have ever had.” This Wednesday and Thursday (August 28th and 29th), Nich Bazik and Paul Carrier will be pulling out all the stops for their special four-course, $35 tasting dinner.
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Philadelphia’s mobile food force and local South Street area businesses are mobilizing for tonight’s Night Market. The South Street Night Market will have the most vendors yet and the unseasonably wonderful weather probably means it will be the best attended Night Market yet. In addition to the 80+ food vendors there will be five locations for live entertainment, the opportunity to turn clean energy into a free Six Point beer and the chance to turn your Instagram shots into prints.
Check out the program for all the details. And if you cannot make it out tonight, the next Night Market will be in Chinatown on Thursday, October 3rd.
South Street Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market Philadelphia [Official Site]
Adam Erace says that Serpico is everything we wanted it to be and maybe even more.
The dashi haunts my dreams. It comes ice cold, an umami-dense tonic of kombu broth fortified with bonito, mirin and soy so inexplicably refreshing it should be served with a Collins glass and a straw. Instead, the staff pours it tableside over a landscape of purslane, charred pea tendril, shiso, compressed zucchini, cucumber pearls in sugar-snap pea pods and cubes of chilled crème fraîche that look like tofu and taste like mozzarella. If you order only one dish at Serpico, make it this one. If you order only two dishes, make the second the decadent egg custard. The mix of eggs and dashi steams in its own little cocotte till barely set; wobbling like a panna cotta, its brown-butter-submerged surface bears enough rare Siberian sturgeon caviar to explain the $25 price tag.
Serpico: Everything We’ve Waited For [City Paper]
Serpico [Official Site]
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis
Sip N Glo at 932 South Street is celebrating being open for its first Tuesday open. The juice bar has previously not been open Tuesdays and have just gone to a seven day a week schedule.
Check out the details of the deals over on Be Well Philly.
Sip N Glo Juices Are a Dollar Off Today [Be Well Philly]
Sip N Glo [Official Site]
Yesterday we told you that Luke’s Lobsters had begun offering delivery and today we’re going to ruin your healthy lunch plans with news that Paesano’s now delivers.
If you live within five-or-so blocks of the Center City or Italian Market locations, you can now have your Arista, Daddy Wad or Paesano sandwich delivered seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Paesano’s Italian Style [Official Site]
Paesano’s Italian Market – 215-440-0371
Paesano’s Center City – 215-545-3357
Delivery Area [Google Maps]