Paesano’s: Margate, Returns for a Second Season

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Over the past year, Paesano’s has been doing a bit of an expansion experiment. They’ve opened down the shore a year ago, today; they’ve opened, and closed, in Woody’s; they’ve give us a delivery option.

I’m happy to say, the Paesano’s down the shore is open again. Operating only on weekends (Friday through Sunday), the Philly Style sandwich spot is open in the the Memories Lounge at 9518 Amherst Avenue, Margate, NJ. Shore hours are from 11 a.m. until the crowd dies away.

Paesano’s [Foobooz]
Down the Shore [Foobooz]

Pete McAndrews Wins Food Porn Award at Eagles Chiefs Game

On Thursday night, the Eagles and the Chiefs squared off at Lincoln Financial Field. I’ll let the people who know something about the sport opine about the future of the Eagles. I was there for the food and left before the end of the first quarter.

Below, some photos of what you’re going to be eating at the next Eagles home game at the Linc. Hats off to Aramark — the folks actually making and serving the food — for running a pretty tight operation.

Paesano’s Pete McAndrews wins the coveted food porn award for his namesake Paesano brisket sandwich:

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That Didn’t Last Long: Paesano’s Out at Woody’s

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Well that didn’t last long. The Paesano’s within Woody’s has closed. Announced through its Facebook page, no details were given as to why the less than two-month-old venture went kaput. Paesano’s promises to continue to deliver to “nearly every neighborhood” in the city.

Peter McAndrews continues to serve up Paesano’s Italian Style sandwiches from his Girard Avenue and Italian Market locations. He also is vending from within the Memories Lounge in Margate. McAndrews will also be serving his meatloaf parmesan (pictured above) and four other sandwiches this season at Lincoln Financial Field.

Paesano’s Italian Style [Facebook]

Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles Add Garces, Vetri and McAndrews to Team

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Last season the Philadelphia Eagles offered food from Kevin Sbraga at Lincoln Financial Field. This year the Eagles and Aramark are teaming up with Jose Garces, Marc Vetri and Peter McAndrews. For the 2013 season fans will be able to get dishes from each of these chefs at various spots in the stadium including on the main concourse, Headhouse Plaza and the club levels.

Look for more details on the food at Lincoln Financial Field to be released next week.

Paesano’s Opening at Woody’s

mcandrews-at-cookMichael Klein is reporting that Peter McAndrews is looking to expand his Paesano’s sandwich shop chain. Paesano’s has locations in Fishtown, the Italian Market and recently opened a location within Margare’s Memories night club. Next, McAndrews is taking the cohabiting concept to Woody’s Bar at 13th and Walnut.

Also on tap for McAndrews, a Paesano’s at Lincoln Financial Field.

McAndrews also owns Modo Mio, Monsu and La Porta. His Popolino in Northern Liberties is closed for the summer.

Paesano’s in expansion mode [The Insider]
Paesano’s [Official Site]

Paesano’s Is Heading to Margate

paesano_aristaPaesano’s recently posted a job listing on Foobooz, looking for a counter/sandwich maker “for at least one more shop opening in the next couple weeks.” Paesano’s general manager Nate Baynes tells us that the sandwich shop is definitely looking to expand this summer and will “most likely” operate out of Jerry Blavat’s Memories night club in Margate. They are of course aiming to open in time for Memorial Day but there are details to iron out.

One idea is to be open 24-hours a day to cater to people at the Atlantic City casinos.

Paesano’s Philly Style [Official Site]

What’s Wrong With Horse Meat? Foobooz Talks to Michael Smerconish Today

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Last week, Foobooz broke the news that Philadelphia chef Peter McAndrews intends to introduce horse meat to the menu at his South Philadelphia Sicilian restaurant, Monsu. That story made it all the way across the pond via England’s Daily Mail. And today at 1:30 p.m., we’ll be on the air nationally with radio host Michael Smerconish discussing the controversial issue. Read more »

Peter McAndrews Takes Over Bridgid’s Kitchen

Bridgid’s was one of our first steps in the right direction when it came to beer in Philadelphia. The homely bistro was a Belgian beer haven before Monk’s, The Belgian Cafe, or anyone ever uttered the term gastropub. It was there before the boom, but then sort of got lost in the vast assemblage of craft beer bars Philly is now bursting at the seams with. Their food was neither here nor there—and when competing with the likes of those other establishments, good food is vital.

So they decided to step up. Peter McAndrews (Modo Mio, Monsu, Paesano’s, Popolino, and La Porta) is taking the helm behind the stoves, and he’s turning the kitchen around. For a restaurant that prided itself with European-influenced American food, it seemed to lack continuity—the old menu featured “Escargot Au Pernod” right above “Southwest Chicken Rolls”. Consistency and identity are two absolute requisites in restaurants, and Bridgid’s had it with beer, just not so much on the other end.

Check out McAndrews’ menu »

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