If your idea of the perfect run is one that ends with crabfries and beer (because duh), you’ll be happy to hear that the Chickie’s and Pete’s Boardwalk Run is making its way back to Atlantic City for the third year on Saturday, August 20th. Read more »
Yesterday afternoon, Herr’s officially unveiled their latest flavor, Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries, at the restaurant’s South Philly location. This came a few weeks after rumors swirled about the chip’s existence, and days after they started popping up at Oregon Avenue’s finer Sunoco stations.
So, are they any good? That’s a seemingly simple question with a seemingly simple answer: Yes. Yes they are. Read more »
About a month ago a photo of Herr’s Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries Potato Chips showed up on social media. At the time, we were told the chips would be available in a few months. But the feedback was so overwhelming that Herr Foods moved up the release date and the chips are now available.
The chip’s taste mimics the Chickie & Pete’s crinkle-cut French fries that are sprinkled with a Old-Bay-esque seasoning and are served with cheese sauce.
The chips are available for $1.49 per bag and will be distributed throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
Hell’s Kitchen somehow begins its 14th season tomorrow, and once again, features a local face. Chef Advisor for the Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant group, Christine Hazel, will be a
victim contestant on the show with celebrity chef and professional shouting enthusiast, Gordon Ramsay.
To watch the tears, blood and breakdowns, Chickie’s & Pete’s will be hosting viewing parties each week at different Chickie’s locations. This week, you can catch it at the Chickie’s & Pete’s Parx Casino location, where Hazel will showcase some featured menu items.
The party begins at 6 pm and the first episode of the season at 8 pm.
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In our unending quest to cover all-things-cheesesteaks, we direct you to the Washington Post’s Sports Blog where Dan Steinberg went above and beyond in figuring out just what was thrown at Philadelphia’s Public Enemy Number One, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Chris Baker. Baker was jeered by fans at the Linc on Sunday after being ejected for an unnecessary roughness penalty for crushing Nick Foles in the 4th quarter.
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 17th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., restaurants from all over South Philadelphia will compete for what may be the most honorable, and certainly delicious, title known to man: Pizza Olympics Champion. And this year, you get to decide who takes home the crown.
The 6th Annual Pizza Olympics at Penn’s Landing Caterer, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, will feature fifteen of Philadelphia’s pizza parlors, all of which will
fight knead for your votes. Guests will decide the top slices in seven categories – Best Crust, Best Veggie, Best Creative Topping, Best White, Favorite Sicilian, Top Tomato Pie, and Best Sauce. Tickets are $15 and get you three hours of all-you-can-eat pizza sampling. And in addition to your full stomachs, the event is providing a DJ, prizes, and performance by the Mummers.
It’s official: Everyone is getting in on the 5K game this year.
The latest comes by way of Chickie’s & Pete’s, the Philly sports bar famous for its crabfries, which is hosting its first-ever timed 5K race on the Atlantic City boardwalk on August 23rd. It will start and end at the Tropicana Casino—where Chickie’s & Pete’s has a location, natch—and feature live music and a post-race beach party with a beer garden. And get this: Every runner will get a free order of crabfries.
From the “You’re A Total Douche” section of this week’s metro news we present to you Peter Ciarrocchi Jr., the owner of the famous local sports bar and eatery Chickie’s & Pete’s. Ciarrocchi has agreed to pay $8.52 million in back wages and damages to employees for illegally docking a portion of their tips and failing to properly pay minimum wage, overtime and other required income.
According to the story, servers alleged that they were routinely docked 2 percent to 4 percent of total table sales, a practice employees routinely called “Pete’s Tax.” How nice!
The investigation found that the practice was an established part of the business’ operations and that servers were expected to pay at the end of their shifts even when tips were not in cash but on credit card charges. As a result, servers sometimes had to borrow money from coworkers or take cash from ATMs to make their payments. “These just weren’t violations,” Brian Johnson, a regional director of enforcement for the Labor Department said. “This was part of [Ciarrocchi’s] business model.”
Ciarrocchi Jr. called the settlement “the right thing to do.”
What Pete did was disgraceful and embarrassing to any business owner (like me) who employs people. It gives fuel to those who hate the “1 percent” and makes business people look evil in a political environment where businesses are not currently considered to be heroes.
I say that Pete is not being punished enough. He needs to really pay. And I’ve got a few suggestions to add to his sentence. Your honor, do we still have time to make a few adjustments? If so, I’d also require Pete to….
Sharon Chase, a former manager at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Egg Harbor, New Jersey has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the sports bar chain and owner Peter Ciarrocchi Jr. Chase alleges she was fired after providing information to federal investigators about the chain’s wage practices.
This is only the latest suit filed against the sports bar chain. More than 80 current and former Chickie’s & Pete’s employees are plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuits alleging tip-skimming. And the U.S. Labor Department has been investigating wage practices at the chain.