The home of Super Bowl XLIX, Glendale Arizona – Parking lots, dirt and sprawl.
Patriots, Seahawks, football, blah blah blah.
Look, we like football as much as anyone. But this year, owing to various regional animosities and deep-seated issues with certain Pacific Northwestern waterfowl, we’re way more excited about Super Bowl Sunday as a food holiday — an excuse to amass the maximum amount of deep-fried calories possible and then see how many of them we can consume before passing out on the couch.
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Rotolo | Courtney Apple
Postmates, a-kind-of-Uber-for-delivery service has launched in Philadelphia and they’re partnering with Pizzeria Vetri on a swell deal.
Today and tomorrow, you can use Postmates’ app for a mid-week pizza party. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can order Pizzeria Vetri’s Best of Philly winning rotolo appetizer and pizza (Margherita, Marinara or Renato) for just $10. Normally that would run you $16.50 to $18.50 and Postmates is paying for the delivery fee too. So this a really good deal. So good I ordered it myself yesterday.
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Starting on January 9, Tiffin began to offer $8 entrees for eight days. Each day, the deal was featured at one of their eight locations. Tiffin has now extended that deal until January 30 and it will now be offered at every location, every day. The chain has restaurants throughout the Philadelphia area and New Jersey.
This deal is available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery and has an eight entree limit per order.
Yesterday we told you that Hawthornes is close to coming back and was teasing a big announcement. We assumed that it would be related to passing a health inspection or something similar.
Turns out it’s much bigger than that. Hawthornes will be delivering beer. Dribs and drabs of a recent PLCB decision to allow licensed restaurants to also have a Transporter-for-hire (delivery) license have been popping up. Turns out that decision was reached because of petitioning from Hawthornes owners, Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico. You can read the whole opinion rendered here.
So when Hawthornes reopens during the first week of January, Hawthornes Quick Sip will have a fleet of motorbikes that will deliver beer on ice.
How is that for a happy new year?
Beginning today, Instacart is now delivering from 32 Reading Terminal merchants. The online delivery service allows users to select items from Bassetts Ice Cream to Valley Shepherd Creamery. It’s an exciting addition for crowd averse Terminal shoppers.
Instacart already provides delivery from Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, ACME Markets, Super Fresh and Green Aisle Grocery within a couple hours of ordering. Instacart charges a flat fee for delivery and also offers an Amazon Prime-like service of no-charge delivery for $99 per year.
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More ways to enjoy national ice cream month just keep on coming. And Uber car service wants to make your celebration a little bit easier, a little more whimsical and a little more spontaneous. If you find yourself with a hankering for a frozen treat on Friday July 18th between 11 a.m and 5 p.m, just open the uber app on your phone for instant access to on-demand ice cream. Wherever you are (in Philadelphia). I know what you’re thinking.
Are we being punk’d right now?
Nope. On-demand ice cream delivery is real and that makes us really happy.
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Yesterday, I got home from working late and stumbled upon something really interesting. I was hungry, it was 1:30 in the morning, and I was scrolling through GrubHub’s suspect list of restaurants open for delivery late at night.
Nina’s Trattoria, yes the little BYOB in the Italian Market, was hidden amongst all the chinese takeouts and gross pizza parlors. I called to make sure they were open, and to my surprise, somebody answered. I ordered my food, it came within the hour, and the bliss I felt chowing down on their penne bolognese with a side of meatballs at 2:30 a.m. is a feeling you can only experience for yourself.
David Neukirch, one of the two brothers that own Nina’s explained, “working in the industry, you get out late at night, and you end up eating junk. So we’re giving people some good food to eat late at night.” He mentioned that they’ll soon be adding to the late night menu as well—pizza to be specific.
They’re open late for delivery Tuesday-Sunday until 2 a.m. on weekdays, and 3 a.m. on weekends (Nina’s encourages placing your order before 1:45 a.m. on weekdays, and 2:45 a.m. on weekends, and a call ahead won’t hurt either).
Sometimes, good news just falls in your lap.
Nina’s Trattoria [Official]
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Um, I think I just died and went to heaven: As of today, grocery-delivery service Instacart will be offering delivery from none other than the Fine Wine & Good Spirits shops of Philadelphia. Yep, that’s right, folks: You can now have your champagne, wine or Scotch delivered straight to your doorstep. Although, if you’re looking to shed some pounds, you’d be better off with tequila. (More on that here.)
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Instacart, the same-day delivery service that can get your groceries from multiple stores in about an hour, came to Philadelphia about a month ago. And now they have added wine and spirits delivery from Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.
Instacart has acquired an alcohol delivery license from the city and that means you can get all your Yellowtail and box wine delivered right to your door.
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Rotisseur, which recently added a Bo Ssam Banh Mi to their menu is now offering all-day delivery. That means you can now get whole rotisserie chicken to your Center City office or home for lunch.