Today and tomorrow, you can use Postmates’ app for a mid-week pizza party. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can order Pizzeria Vetri’s Best of Philly winning rotolo appetizer and pizza (Margherita, Marinara or Renato) for just $10. Normally that would run you $16.50 to $18.50 and Postmates is paying for the delivery fee too. So this a really good deal. So good I ordered it myself yesterday.
There are a million and one food photos out there on Instagram, but here are thirteen of Philadelphia’s restaurants that do Instagram best.
1. Russet – @russetphilly
Russet posts a lot of vegetable pics, but makes ‘em look very appetizing thanks to such bright hues.
Another specimen of the chioggia squash.
The Eagles and Aramark unveiled new food options for the 2014 season at Lincoln Financial Field today. Among the new concessions, Marc Vetri’s Pizzeria Vetri, complete with a custom brick pizza oven and barbecue sandwiches devised by Eagles greats Michael Quick and Harold Carmichael.
The Pizzeria Vetri stands are located in both the SCA Club and Panasonic Club areas. Vetri is serving up his popular rotolo (ricotta cheese, spicy sopressata and marinara sauce) as well as two square pizzas, a Margherita and sausage as well.
Last night it snowed. Today the wind howled and you had to wonder if this winter would ever just give up. But Twitter is abuzz with photos and tweets that proved spring is indeed here. Local chefs are tweeting up a storm of the ramps they’ve foraged and already gotten onto their menus.
It was just two and a half years ago that we did our massive roundup of all the best (and worst) pies in the Philadelphia area. But since then, Philly has experienced something of a pizza boom, with amazing joints opening all over the city. Here are the best of the newcomers shaping our scene today.
Trey Popp comes to Pizzeria Vetri with great expectations but too many of the pizzas literally flopped.
The further away I got from the pizza menu, though, the better Pizzeria Vetri got. There are lovely salads: arugula and roasted fingerlings slathered with killer pesto, and a “wood oven” salad that’s a belly-filling medley of corn, chanterelles, blistered green beans and top-drawer ham, studded with ricotta salata. There’s exceptionally fresh-tasting kegged wine from the Gotham Project, and bottled sloe-gin fizzes and Americanos that serve two for $12. The rotolos are instantly the best savory pastry in town: crispy pizza dough coiled Cinnabon-style around mortadella and ricotta, doused with pistachio pesto.
Two Stars – Good
Restaurant Review: The Best Food at Pizzeria Vetri Isn’t the Pizza [Philadelphia Magazine]
Pizzeria Vetri [Official Site]
I was wrapping up lunch at Pizzeria Vetri when a gentleman approached my table. He was skinny and stooped-over and appeared to be in dire straits. Very politely, he asked for help getting a little food. I handed him the last slice of my rosemary-and-mozzarella pie.
A black blister had erupted from the only part of the wedge that wasn’t overburdened with cheese. The slice flopped over in his grasp, as the rest had in mine.
“Is this what they gave you at this restaurant?” he asked.
“Yes,” I nodded, attempting a reassuring smile.
His brow creased. “Were they angry with you?”
That was a little less polite. Save for one flighty server overcome by the dinner onslaught, Pizzeria Vetri’s staff was exceptionally pleasant on all four of my visits. And doubly so when my lunch date required a kiddie cup. Yet my unexpected visitor wasn’t totally off the mark. Pizzeria Vetri has many things to recommend it, but consistently good pizza isn’t one of them.