In a Facebook post, Pizzeria Vetri declares that the weekend starts at 3 p.m. A sentiment that we can certainly get behind today. And the Chancellor Street location is offering happy hour beginning at 4 p.m. That means $2 off of draft beer and wine plus half-priced margherita pizzas.
We’ll see you there.
Pizzeria Vetri – Rittenhouse [Foobooz]
It’s been clear since the get go that Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin and the rest of the Vetri Family team planned to expand their Pizzeria Vetri concept beyond Philadelphia. And now through their connections with Urban Outfitters, they’ve locked up their first out-of-market location. Benjamin tells Danya Heninger for Billy Penn that the Pizzeria Vetri will be opening next to an Austin Urban Outfitters.
Closer to home, Vetri’s restaurants could become part of Urban Outfitters’ lifestyle village in Devon. That project is slated to include an Urban Outfitters store plus a Terrain and Anthropologie, as well as 138-unit apartment building and restaurants. Though the deal isn’t finalized, Benjamin tells Heninger that there will likely be more than one Vetri Family restaurant in the Devon Yard project.
Pizzeria Vetri reveals big expansion: With Urban Outfitters’ help, to Austin and beyond [Billy Penn]
Pizzeria Vetri [Foobooz]
New at Pizzeria Vetri’s Chancellor St. location, the Rittenhouse, a lobster topped pizza.
The second branch of Vetri Family’s Pizzeria Vetri opens today at 1615 Chancellor Street (between Walnut and Locust Streets). The second Pizzeria Vetri shares a lot in common with the original, though it is about 500 square feet bigger. Part of that room goes to establishing a true bar with eight seats. Another similarity is the Renato pizza oven that will pump out pizzas daily from 11 am to 11 pm (1 am on weekends).
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On Sunday, May 31st, Jim’s Steaks is hosting a special one-time Philly Beer Week event celebrating the “Philly Taco,” a Jim’s cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza.
The event kicks off at Lorenzo’s (305 South Street) at 10 pm where participants will grab their oversized piece of pizza. Then it’s a short walk to Jim’s for cheesesteaks and a Philly Taco beer. Yes, there is a Philly Taco beer. It’s the collaboration of two out-of-town brewers, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa). Perennial co-owner Phil Wymore met Cigar City founder Joey Redner at Philly Beer Week a few years ago. The two hit it off and after a beer soaked evening, wound up eating Philly Tacos on South Street.
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SliCE is showing off its new Spring pizza by giving sliCEs away between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The samples are of the ramp and ricotta pie, made with locally sourced ramps, ricotta, mozzarella, olive oil, garlic, 1732 Meats Garlic Insanity bacon and finished with pine nuts. The pizza is available for a limited time. A small is $17.99, a large is $23.99.
SliCE has locations near Rittenhouse Square, South Philadelphia and Washington Township, NJ.
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Starting this Monday, May 4, both Zavino locations are doing a new meatless Monday menu, featuring two courses for $15. Choices include appetizers, pastas and pizzas and includes gluten-free options for guests.
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East Passyunk is one of the most bumping of stretches in Philadelphia. And with that energy comes change.
Just this weekend saw the opening of Grace and Pat’s. The owner of Gennaro’s Tomato Pie, Michael Giammarino has opened another BYOB pizzeria at 1533 S 11th Street, across from the fountain on East Passyunk. Giammarino is serving up thicker pizza than the Neapolitan pies he serves at Gennaro’s, but it wouldn’t be fair to call it Sicilian-style.
Today marks the opening of the new location of the Bottle Shop. Previously located at 1837 East Passyunk Avenue is now it is located at 1616 E Passyunk, next to Green Aisle Grocery. The new space is brighter than the original spot. In common, hundreds of beers available by the bottle.
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First Tacconelli’s pizza out of the Navy Yard pizza oven.
Mercer Cafe, the small, beloved Port Richmond eatery, is expanding to the Navy Yard at 15th Street and Kitty Hawk.
The new location will have its grand opening on May 1, offering their breakfast and lunch menu, along with La Colombe Coffee, a grab-and-go market and lunch delivery.
What’s even more exciting is co-owner Dina Woltjen and her brother Vincent Tacconelli have decided to merge their businesses under one roof. The new Mercer Cafe will serve the famous Tacconelli’s pies, with their own brick oven in the cafe.
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Now that we’ve finally had one inarguably spring-y weekend, the new spring menus are really starting to pop up around town. And Bufad (at 1240 Spring Garden Street) isn’t about to be left out of the action.
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Because 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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