• Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s had better watch out. A lab in Colorado tested pizza slices from popular takeout chains to see how closely the calorie counts printed on menus matched up to their own results. Spoiler: It doesn’t look good. [Men’s Health]
Arthur Cavaliere’s In Riva in East Falls turns three today. And the Italian restaurant and pizzeria is celebrating with $3 Margherita pizzas. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., just say “Happy Birthday” to your server and receive a pizza for just $3.
Limit one per table and not available for takeout.
Congrats to Cavaliere and In Riva for proving the riverfront location was not cursed but simply needed the right concept executed well.
In Riva [Foobooz]
Two weeks ago, we showed you footage (and animated GIFs, see below) of a robbery at Omega Pizza at 22nd and South, where the robber tripped as he fled and spilled the stolen money on the ground near the exit.
Police say they’ve caught the clumsy robber. Cops yesterday announced the arrest of Gary Grant, accused of the Omega Pizza robbery and several others.
Police are looking for a man who robbed the Omega Pizza at 22nd and South streets in Center City.
The robbery happened on October 16th. Surveillance video shows a man dressed in all black brandishing a small handgun at the cashier and another man standing at the counter. He collects money from the cashier in a black bag and then flees the store.
Square Pie opened today at noon today for lunch (serving through 2 p.m.) and will be open this evening for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.
It’s not an extensive menu, but it should offer some quality pork dishes and thick crust.
Oddly shopped renderings aside, the highly-anticipated City Tap House in Logan Square opened yesterday, with a full dinner menu and all the craft beers you could possibly want. For now, the Logan Square Tap House is opening at 4 p.m. daily and running as a dinner-only operation, but lunch and a bar menu will be added starting November 10, and brunch service is scheduled to begin some time in December.
In the meantime, check out the dinner menu below.
Gennaro’s Tomato Pie has made 1429 Jackson Street a bit of a destination. But the small pizzeria is heading to bigger digs on East Passyunk Avenue, in the former Da Vinci’ Restaurant. The new spot will offer a second floor and a completely under appreciated courtyard.
Mike Giammarino tells Michael Klein that the Gennaro’s will open on the Fountain on East Passyunk in mid-2015. Gennaro’s remains open on Jackson Street in the meantime.
Gennaro’s Tomato Pie to replace Da Vinci Ristorante on E. Passyunk Ave. [Passyunk Post]
Gennaro’s moving to East Passyunk [The Insider]
Searching for a slice of gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real deal? Look no further. Our gluten-free panel of taste-testers tried pies from across the region. Here, the three that had everyone begging for seconds.
Cochon’s Gene Giuffi is getting into the pizza game. He’s converting his former Blue Belly BBQ at 600 Catharine Street into a small pizza shop. Square Pie will serve up Sicilian-style pizza as well as pastas. Giuffi has worked with pizza in the past, and even offered brunch pizzas in the past at Cochon.
Like Cochon, pork will feature heavily on the menu. Look for Square Pie to open later this month.