Brigantessa Is Rolling Out New Pizza Shapes

brigantessa-secret-pizzaBecause round is boring? Joe Cicala is rolling out an “underground” selection of his Neapolitan pizzas that will come in playful shapes at his Brigantessa. These pizza shapes are kind of the Lucky Charms marshmallows of the pizza world. Check out Brigantessa’s video where chef Cicala creates the Stella (star shaped) pizza with points stuffed with sheep’s milk ricotta and the Racchetta rolled on one end and stuffed with ricotta. Both of these odd shaped pizzas appear on the menu. Other shapes are only available by customers who are in the know.

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Third Thursday: A Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s / Abe Fisher Collaboration

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First Fridays are great for when you want to wear that trendy buttonless jacket your ex bought you and sip wine while feeling cultured because you’re looking at art, but sometimes all you want is pizza and ice cream. And by sometimes I mean all the time.

Thus, this stroke of genius from Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream: Third Thursdays. Third Thursdays are a monthly collaboration between Pizza Brain, Little Baby’s, and a third local small food business where guests can come and enjoy unique pizza and ice cream flavors for one night only. This month, the third local small business is Abe Fisher, and the menu sounds awesome.

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Half-Price Pizza at Zavino Today

Get any pizza for half off today | Photo via Zavino

Get any pizza for half off today | Photo via Zavino

Today, Monday, March 16th, Zavino is celebrating the first birthday of its University City location with half-price pizzas there and at their original Midtown Village locale.

Available for all dine-in guest throughout lunch and dinner, guests will be able to choose any of the pizzas for half off (limit one per person).

Zavino – University City [Foobooz]
Zavino – Midtown Village [Foobooz]

What to Eat This Week: Pizza for Dinner Every Single Night — Seriously!

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Raise your hand if you would marry pizza if you could. Yeah, me too. Sadly, that’s not life. But what you can do, which is almost as great, is eat pizza for dinner every single night this week without feeling even a hint of guilt. Seriously! We’ve rounded up five pizza recipes — from portobella pizza, to polenta pizza to plain ol’ whole wheat pizza — that are loaded with good-for-you stuff like kale, avocado, black beans, egg, and more. So go ahead, make pizza a mainstay on your dinner table this week — and don’t you dare feel bad about it.  Read more »

Another Link in the Chain

not-your-average-joe-ardmore-940Not Your Average Joe’s is coming to Ardmore’s Suburban Square on February 23rd. The Massachusetts-based, casual bar-restaurant chain is taking over the old movie theater at Suburban Square. The Ardmore location is the second are location for the chain, NYAJ opened in Glen Mills last year.

Also in Ardmore’s Suburban Square, Michael Klein has the details on Besito, an upscale Mexican chain from Long Island, New York that promises “a fiesta every night.”

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Spotted: Growler Stop Coming to 22nd and South

growler stop logoA banner for the Growler Stop adorns the wall at the former L2, promising beer, sandwiches and brick oven pizza. Details are few on the web site, Facebook page and Twitter account but on the face of it, Growler Sop will be in conflict with Omega Pizza across 22nd Street, which offers pizza and takeout beer.

Earlier rumors had the former L2 being turned into a Starbucks. A brick oven pizza and beer space, would seemingly be more welcome to the neighborhood but it will be interesting to see how the project plays out with neighbors.

The 2201 South Street building has been marketed as 1,607 square feet of retail with over 100 feet of frontage primarily along 22nd Street.

Check out a rendering of what the space could look like »

Parlor Pizza Bar to Open Early March

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Former Saint James in Ardmore will become Parlor Pizza Bar

Rob Wasserman, owner of Rouge and 500 Degrees, has announced his plan to turn his Saint James into a family friendly pizza restaurant called Parlor Pizza Bar in early March.  The restaurant will be located at Saint James used to be, at 30 Parking Plaza in Ardmore.

Parlor Pizza Bar’s menu will center around artisan wood fired pizzas, as well as pastas and salads intended for families and groups. The restaurant will also be serving draft wines by the glass, with reasonably priced options starting at $6 a glass.

Otto Architects is remodeling the space, bringing in a crimson and gray palette. A Ferrari red pizza oven imported from Modena, Italy will be the focal point of the dining room.

Parlor Pizza Bar [Foobooz]

Restaurant Week Alternative: Pizzeria Stella

stella_pizzaweekRestaurant Week at Pizzeria Stella isn’t really Restaurant Week, it’s Pizza Week. And to celebrate Pizza Week, Stella has some specials.

During the full stretch of Restaurant Week (January 18-23 and 25-30), Stella will be offering a kind of two-for-one deal, meaning you go in, order 2 salads or antipasti, any pizza on the board, and 2 gelati for dessert, and walk out the door for just $35.

A killer deal? Yes, it is. A perfect night out for couples trying to avoid the crowds during Restaurant Week? Absolutely. But one of the biggest reasons to give Stella a try is just because, in this pizza-loving moment we’re in, Stella is a truly great restaurant that often gets overlooked in the rush to the new, the weird and the rustic. So take this chance to figure that out for yourself, huh? I think you’ll be surprised how well it stacks up.

Pizzeria Stella [f8b8z]

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