Broccoli Rabe Shortage Hits Philadelphia

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Robert’s Market Report points us to the jarring news that there is a broccoli and broccoli rabe shortage in the United States. Drought conditions in the Southwest United States has demand outstripping supply.

According to the Reading Terminal’s Iovine Bros., the shortage is expected to last a good four or five weeks. And with the Philadelphia Auto Show descending on the Reading Terminal Market, all those Dinic’s sandwiches might be missing their signature greens.

Broccoli Rabe Crisis [Robert’s Market Report]

Photo via McDuff’s Food & Wine Trail

DiNic’s Changes Roll Providers

The Philadelphia Inquirer dedicated 690 words to DiNic’s decision to change bread providers from Carangi to Sarcone’s? Why? Because its that freaking important. The roast pork sandwich at DiNic’s in the Reading Terminal Market was recently named the best sandwich in America by Adam Richman.

Over the past couple of months the stand has been serving up both Carangi and Sarcone’s. Yesterday was the first all Sarcone’s day at DiNic’s. What does it mean for business? Sarcone’s is looking at delivering more than 1200 rolls on a “moderately busy” day.

Philly’s star sandwich takes on a new roll [Philadelphia Inquirer]

DiNic’s Named the Best Sandwich in America

After weeks and weeks of grueling research to find the best sandwich in America, Adam Richman has finally chosen Philly’s own DiNic’s roast pork sandwich as the winner. The reality show which began in June first sent Richman looking for the best contender in each region of the country. He then pitted the regional winners against each other until he was left with a top ten.

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DiNic’s Up for Best Sandwich in America

Adam Richman of Travel Channel’s Man Vs Food is searching the nation to find the absolute best sandwich. Of course our own DiNic’s, of Reading Terminal Market, is in the running with their roast pork.

Tomorrow night, Wednesday June 6th at 9 p.m., DiNic’s will compete for the Northeast Regional Championship against the finalists from New York and Pittsburgh. Watch Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America on the Travel Channel tomorrow at 9 p.m. to find out if DiNic’s makes it past this round!

In the meantime, check out this clip from the show where DiNic’s owner Joe Nicolosi teaches Richman a few things about the roast pork masterpiece.

Best Sandwich in America: Northeast [Official Site]

Bigger DiNic’s Opens Today

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Today is DiNic’s first day in its new Reading Terminal Market stall. The new location at the former Harry Ochs spot off the center court should deal with the throngs a bit better and counter seating expands from 11 to 18 seats.

DiNic’s is just the first domino to fall in the Reading Terminal shuffle. Next up Spataro’s moves to DiNic’s old spot. Flying Monkey takes over Spataro’s and L. Halterman and Sons also shifts. This all will make space for the Rick Nichols Room as well as new vendors for the venerable market.

Messy and Picky has a good photo of the new space from the close of business yesterday.

Reading Terminal Market [Official Site]

Reading Terminal Renovations Update with Opening Date for Molly Malloy’s

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If you’ve been in the Reading Terminal Market in the past few weeks you may have seen some of these renderings posted around the market. They include the new and larger DiNic’s that will be opening where Harry Ochs stand was located.

There are also renderings of the other stalls that are shifting and getting a face lift including the new Molly Malloy’s which is replacing the tired Beer Garden. Malloy’s also has gotten its social media in order with a new Facebook page and Twitter account. The gastropub is owned by the Iovine Brothers and is aiming to open on October 11th. The bar will offer its own food and beer for eat-in or takeout. Happy hour will be offered daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Musical Stalls at Reading Terminal

Changes are afoot at the Reading Terminal Market. Harry Ochs departure and the forthcoming renovations have several vendors on the move.

  • DiNic’s is moving into larger digs at the former Harry Ochs.
  • Spataro’s is taking the DiNic’s corner.
  • Flying Monkey is moving to Spataro’s
  • L. Halteman is moving next door to the former Market Blooms & Garden

Robert’s Market Repot also notes the new and larger DiNic’s will offer meatball sandwiches.

DiNic’s will move to Ochs location [Robert’s Market Report]
Moving and Shaking at Reading Terminal Market [The Insider]

Around the Web: Classics Edition

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]

First Sip: Percy Street Barbecue

psbfullBY VICTOR FIORILLO

In case you missed it, there’s a new BBQ restaurant on South Street, from the folks who brought you Zahav, Marigold, and Xochitl. The team visited a disgusting amount of ’cue joints in Texas to get their meat right (a story expertly told here by food editor Ashley Primis, who accompanied the carnivorous lot on their research trip). But a man can only eat so much meat. He needs something to wash it all down. So I paid a visit to Percy Street to sample their drinks.

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