The High Line in New York has provided Philadelphia with a blueprint of what to do with the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia. But a good idea needs money. And this week the Friends of the Rail Park are hosting a fundraiser along the viaduct.
The party starts at sunset, and what better way to start a party than with a pig roast, pizza, and more from the Thirteenth Street Kitchens (Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom, and Bufad). Rival Bros. will be providing coffee to keep the party going, alongside beer from Yards Brewing Co.
And when the sun goes down, the party really starts. Belly dancing fire throwers will be doing just that, amongst some other awesome entertainment:
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Bufad Pizza at the corner of 13th and Spring Garden has just one more hurdle to clear before their planned 6pm soft opening tonight: a final health inspection scheduled for just 2 hours before they unlock the doors. And while owners Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello (the team behind Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom) are ready, they’re also a little nervous.
“We’re going to be a little crazy until that’s done,” Mike told me when I got him on the phone this morning.
But nerves aside, he also told me a little bit about the 30-seat Neapolitan-style pizzeria that he and his wife are bringing to the neighborhood. He bragged a little about his oven (a traditional firebox that cooks at about 900 degrees and can blister a pie in mere seconds) and talked about how he’ll handle take-away slices at the eat-in joint the same way they do in Rome–by cooking up long, rectangular pizzas and cutting them to order with scissors. The sliceable pies will include everything from the potato and provolone, Pizza Rosa with hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes and traditional olive-oil-and-rosemary Pizza Bianco pictured above, to odder combinations like butternut squash, sage, parmesan cheese and crushed amaretti cookies–which Mike swears is delicious.
You can check out the full eat-in menu after the jump.
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Eater has the details on Bufad, the pizza shop coming to 13th and Spring Garden from Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello, the team behind the area’s Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom. The 30-seat pizzeria will have a wood-fired oven and plans to open in November.
That’s not all for the Pasquarellos, they’ve just signed a lease for 1310 Frankford Avenue, one of two recently refurbished spots on that stretch of Frankford Avenue sporting fluorescent orange liquor license applications.
Pizza Shop Coming from the Prohibition Taproom Team [Eater]
Dish + Bitch hit up Cafe Lift for some dishing, bitching and of course brunch. [Dish + Bitch]
Across the street and owned by the same peeps as Cafe Lift is Prohibition Taproom. Phoodie.info gives it the once over. [Phoodie.info]
Martha Stewart bails on Talula’s Table and David McDuff gleefully steps in for the a seat in the kitchen. [McDuff's Food & Wine Trail]
Living On The Vedge hits up Argan Moroccan Cuisine before we even knew it was there. [Living n The Vedge]
Tapas in Wilmington? Wilmington has an area dubbed LoMa? Mac & Cheese reveals the truth. [Mac & Cheese]
I Am Beer Wise makes the long trek to the Sidecar Bar for New Holland beers and “zestful comfort food.” [I Am Beer Wise]
Dish + Bitch doesn’t have much to bitch about when it comes to brunch at Supper. The photos have us quoting Susanna Hoffs, we do wish it were Sunday. Â [Dish + Bitch]
Fries with that Shake gets a good cheap breakfast at Honey’s Sit N Eat. [Fries with that Shake]
All you can eat dim sum for just $10 at Kingdom of Vegetarians. [Living on the Vedge]
Francesca Galarus has fallen in love withÂ Carman’s Country Kitchen and its magic kitchen. [The Triangle]
Philly Grub isn’t happy with the service at Cafe Lift but is willing to give it another shot because the food is worth it. [Philly Grub]
Rick Nichols visits several spots north of Center City for his piece in yesterday’s Inquirer. He starts off with praise of Cafe Lift, crosses his fingers for Cafe Estelle, stops off to slam Root and ends at Zhi-Wei-Guan, a new restaurant in Chinatown that doesn’t really excite. All-in-all, an odd spin around that section of the city.
New cuisine heard from [Philadelphia Inquirer]
UWISHUNU gives some love to the hidden Cafe Lift in the lofts district. Brunch is the meal to hit up with six kinds of frittatas and rarely a wait. [UWISHUNU]
Mac & Cheese hits up the vegetarian options at the Abbaye in Northern Liberties. [Mac & Cheese]
Keeping it veggie, Living on the Vedge dines out at Lolita. [Living on the Vedge]
Foodzings makes it out to the Royal Tavern for a couple vegan dishes and also over to El Vez where they get back in the meat swing. [foodzings]
This week the Bite comes up with things to do on Sundays now that you’ve sworn off Philadelphia sports including brunch with French toast topped with pumpkin cannoli filling!
The Bite: Yummy Sunday [Metro Philadelphia]