Chickie’s Italian Deli
Photo via Chickie’s Facebook page.
— self-proclaimed originator of the veggie hoagie — has been in business at 10th and Federal since 1993, and received countless accolades, including more than one from Philadelphia Magazine. Now the business in toto is for sale — and we’re talking everything
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.
Read more »
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]
Charlie’s Hamburgers is as old school as they come and as cheap too. Philly Phoodie checks out one of Craig LaBan’s favorite burgers in Folsom. [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]
Adam Erace finally makes it to Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat and gets the breakfast po’ boy. [blogalicious]
It’s the baked eggplant that makes the difference in Chickie’s veggie hoagie. [Living On The Vedge]
Mac & Cheese experiences the “best enchiladas I’ve ever had. Â¡Hola!” at Las Bugambilias. [Mac & Cheese]
Last week Phoodie.info got down with a tour through Chinatown. [Phoodie.info]
Jose Garces cooks octopus in Chicago. [MenuPages]
The PhillyFoodGuys have a podcast up on their site where they have seven eateries square off for the title of best South Philadelphia Vegetarian Sandwich.
South Philly Veggie Sandwich â€œSmackdownâ€