Down to the Wire for Mother’s Day

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Petruce et al will be debuting brunch on Mother’s Day.

We’re down to the wire for Mother’s Day plans and if you haven’t made them, or your siblings have dropped the ball, here are some suggestions that might make you the hero child.

The usual candidates fill up fast for Mother’s Day but here are some new spots that are worth considering:

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Crow & The Pitcher Opens on Rittenhouse

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Alex Capasso quietly opened his Rittenhouse Square restaurant, Crow & The Pitcher on tax day. The revamp of C19 makes the space more rustic with pub tables in the front and a more formal dining area beyond the bar. Capasso’s old boss Georges Perrier was hanging out when we swung by to grab a copy of the opening menu. The menu ranges from $6 for a salad with Boston lettuce to $28 for a rib-eye steak.

The restaurant and bar will be open Tuesday to Sunday, from 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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Crow & The Pitcher Gets Its Awning

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Crow & The Pitcher has been on the Upcoming Openings list for a good long time. What has long been alleged to be chef Alex Capasso’s Philly reinvention of his beloved Blackbird Dining Establishment (which he shuttered in Collingswood to make way for Benny’s Burger Joint) was first announced back in November of last year. There was a January opening scheduled, which then got pushed back to February, and then just “spring.” And in all that time, there never seemed to be much work happening at the 19th Street address that was once home to C19.

Now, though, that most hopeful of all signs: An awning has been installed. And while there’s no formal update on when, exactly, Crow & Pitcher might open the doors, we have a feeling that things must be getting close.

Or at least closer.

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