Pizzeria Vetri Going Square

Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie

Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie

The Pizzeria Vetri that’s opening at the confluence of the Urban Outfitters brands at the King of Prussia Mall will be different than the other Pizzeria Vetri locations out there. It will be known as Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie and will specialize in pizza al taglio, Vetri’s take on the thicker, square traditional Roman pizzas. Additionally there will be a whole menu of Pizzeria Vetri’s rotolos, stuffed and rolled pizza dough, plus a selection of seasonal desserts.

The new menu will also include dessert pizzettes, including an apple pie crumble variation and a Southern-inspired gelato created in collaboration with chef Kevin Sbraga, exclusive to the King of Prussia location. The Pizzeria Square Pie will also offer wine and beer and will offer counter service and a seating area for 60 diners.

The Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie will be part of the Urban Outfitters destination at the mall, which will include an UO, Anthropologie and Free People. Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie is scheduled to open on Friday, October 14th.

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Bye Bye Hangover Brunch at Dock Street Brewery

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Sometimes, life hands you some difficult decisions, and this weekend we have to make a really hard one: when we inevitably wake up with an excruciating hangover from Oktoberfest at Alla Spina (or from whatever our Saturday night plans happen to be), will we brave techno and deep house music for the reward of hand-tossed brunch pizzas, biscuits, craft beer and “beerdrivers” at Dock Street Brewery?

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Connor Barwin Orders Santucci’s After Every Eagles Home Game

Photos of Santucci’s pizza and Eagles defensive player Connor Barwin

This is not usually what you look like after consuming a lot of pizza | Photos: Santucci’s pizza photo by Dan McQuade; Connor Barwin photo by Jeff Fusco

Connor Barwin recently did an interview with GQ about his diet. Barwin is listed as 6-foot-4, 264 pounds — and in modern pro sports, every extra little bit counts. So he works out a lot, and he also eats a lot. He detailed his diet and pre-game ritual for the magazine, but he also explained his one cheat:

You obviously try to get protein and amino acids back. My normal routine is coming home and getting pizza—but that’s more for relaxing. Mushroom pizza always from Santucci’s in Philadelphia. Always.

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Two Philadelphia Restaurants Land on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants List

Pizza Room at Wm. Mulherins Sons | Photo by Matthew Williams

Pizza Room at Wm. Mulherins Sons | Photo by Matthew Williams

Today Bon Appetit rolled out its 50 Best New Restaurants for 2016 and two Philadelphia restaurants make the cut. One might have been expected, the other is a surprise but a mighty deserving one. Slick Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the expected choice, what with its gorgeous redo of a century old building and with celebrated chef Chris Painter in the kitchen. The magazine praises the pastas and pizza while also remarking on the cocktails coming from the bar.

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New Pizza Shop Coming to Rittenhouse Will Have — Drumroll, Please — Salad Pizza 

Salad Pizza | Photo courtesy &pizza

Salad Pizza | Photo courtesy &pizza

Yesterday, our friends over at Foobooz clued everyone into the fact that D.C.-based &pizza — a pizza chain that focuses on made-to-order pies made with organic dough and seasonal, local ingredients — will be setting up shop in Rittenhouse come fall. And one of the menu items they’ll be bringing to our fair city? Salad Pizza. I repeat: Salad Pizza. I.e. Pizza you can’t possible feel guilty about eating because it’s topped with SALAD.

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Pizza Shop With Organic Focus Coming to Fishtown 

SliCE Pizza | Photo via Facebook

SliCE Pizza | Photo via Facebook

The owners of SliCE, the Trenton-style pizza joint with locations in South Philly, Rittenhouse and South Jersey, just announced that they’ll be opening the doors to a fourth location in Fishtown in August. And get this: This location will be the first of SliCE’s shops with an organic concept. Owners Marlo and Jason Dilks say just about everything at the new location will be made with organic ingredients (any ingredients that aren’t organic will be labeled), and the rest of their locations will follow suit starting at the end of the year.
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Manco & Manco’s Is Moving into the Old Strand Theatre in Ocean City

New Manco & Manco location - Ocean City, New Jersey - rendering

A rendering of the new Manco & Manco location on the Ocean City boardwalk.

The owners of Manco & Manco Pizza may still be waiting sentencing on their federal tax evasion case, but business continues to boom.

Yesterday, Manco & Manco announced it was moving its 9th Street location, on the Ocean City boardwalk, into the storefront of the old Strand movie theater. Read more »

Buying Cool: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Reviewed

Woodfired oven at Wm. Mulherin's Sons | Photo by Michael Persico

Woodfired oven at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons | Photo by Michael Persico

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the best-smelling restaurant I’ve been to all year.

It’s pretty, sure. Big, new, shiny, polished, fitted out with rich woods, artisan tile and carefully preserved architectural flourishes. But when you’re playing at this level, who isn’t pretty? Packaging matters. Every crack in the walls, every scuff on the floor or scab of tarnish on metal is as deliberate as the gleam on the walnut tables (as though the trees were grown to no other purpose than to be made into them, arranged in this order). There’s a big new skylight that lets brilliance spill in like water. The bar is long, brick-backed and achingly well stocked. The tall windows don’t rattle when the El snaps past, but you can feel it—roaring like a memory of dinosaurs and catching you right below the heart. This place has the design culture of second-gen hipsterism in its bones.

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Pizza Happy Hour and Summer Specials at Capofitto

Local Zucchini Salad with fiore sardo cheese and pistacchios with a lemon vinaigrette

Local Zucchini Salad with fiore sardo cheese and pistacchios with a lemon vinaigrette

Capofitto Pizzeria + Gelateria will be hosting late night pizza “happy hours” on Mondays and Tuesdays this summer.

Dubbed the Pizzata (which is Italian slang for pizza party), you can swing by Capofitto from 8 to 10 p.m. and get pizza for just $10. The two flavors included in this deal are Marinara and Margherita pizzas.

Even if you can’t make it to happy hour, Capofitto is bringing in a slew of new specials for the summer.

New caprese and zucchini salads will be available. As well as panelle fritte, which is a chickpea fritter, and a summer bolognese of slow cooked local pork, white wine, fragrant herbs and fresh paccheri.

You can also officially have cheese for every meal with a dessert cheese plate.

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