Now at Lincoln Financial Field: Pizzeria Vetri and a custom oven.
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.
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Shot from last year’s Garden Tour, courtesy of South Philly Food Co-op.
The South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC) is gearing up for its South Philly Garden Tour. The fourth annual event is a fundraiser for SPFC’s efforts to open a grocery store in South Philadelphia.
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Chef Scott Calhoun has been announced as the chef for the upcoming Marc Vetri restaurant, Lo Spiedo. Lo Spiedo, which is Italian for “the spit” is aiming to open this September at the entrance of the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.
On Tuesday, September 16th, Calhoun is hosting a preview dinner of what will be served at Lo Spiedo at Osteria. The four-course dinner is available for $175 per person and tickets are extremely limited.
If you can’t get into the Lo Spiedo preview, Vetri is offering a series of other classes in September at Osteria as well as in the new upstairs space at Vetri.
For reservation information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lo Spiedo [Foobooz]
Finally, somewhere you can dive into all you can eat Alaskan Crab Legs on a Tuesday night. And that place is Warmdaddy’s on Columbus Blvd. The tuesday night special is $22.95 per person and your choice of two sides comes with your never ending bowl of crustaceans.
Tuesdays are double duty for the restaurant because the stage hosts a Blues, Soul + Rn’B open jam session, backed by a live band. You can show off your talents or just enjoy the music while you partake in the 1-2-3-4-5 special. This special includes; $1 hot dogs, $2 Yuengling drafts, $3 Heinekens, $4 Buffalo wings, and every Philadelphian’s favorite, $5 City Wide Special (PBR & a shot of Jack Daniels).
SS United States. Photo | Jeff Fusco
Lost your artsy friends to Brooklyn sometime recently? It could get worse: The SS United States may move to Brooklyn in a matter of months!
A bit of backstory: The United States was built in 1952 as a luxury ocean-liner that would break the transatlantic speed record. It was successful. The ship still holds Blue Riband for westbound transatlantic trips (as well as the eastbound record). Unfortunately for the United States, transatlantic air service for passengers began in 1958; the ship made its last run across the Atlantic in 1969.
Since 1996, it’s been sitting at a South Philly dock — near the South Philly IKEA, as many writers have noted — while everyone figures out what to do with this historic ship. The SS United States Conservancy — who has noted for years that the ship’s time is limited without a restoration — is attempting to save the ship from the scrap heap.
And now it might move to Brooklyn.
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Elijah Milligan’s Burger Brawl burger.
Elijah Milligan (formerly of Laurel, Stateside, Le Bec Fin) has been on the job at Tap Room on 19th for about two weeks now and tonight he rolls out his first full menu. There’s an emphasis on shareable plates and it is highlighted by the likes of chorizo poutine, oxtail nachos, Bavarian pretzel bites, soft shell crab sandwich and a Pat LaFrieda blend burger.
Check it out tonight and wash down whatever you get with an IPA, because Wednesdays are half-priced IPA nights.
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John’s Roast Pork winds up on the top of more cheesesteak lists than any other cheesesteak joint and that’s despite the fact that the cheesesteak might just be their third best sandwich. There’s no argument that the roast pork is top notch and a recent visit proved what we expected, the new roast beef sandwich belongs in Philadelphia’s pantheon of best sandwiches.
Since we were there trying out the new roast beef, we couldn’t resist ordering a cheesesteak for the first time in way too long. Here’s how the cheesesteak stacks up.
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Tap Room on 19th in the Girard Estate neighborhood has received positive note since Michael Strauss and his team took over. Part of that praise included the kitchen, run by Jennifer Choplin. But today, Strauss tells us that Choplin and the Tap Room have parted ways. Strauss has brought on Elijah Milligan who has been working on Nick Elmi’s team at Laurel and before that, succeeded George Sabatino at Stateside.
Milligan begins today and he’ll be getting his cooking out there through the Tap Room’s specials and further down the line, across the menu. According to Strauss, that menu will still include “upscale, comfort, stoner food.”
Tap Room on 19th [Foobooz]
We spotted this Instagram photo from Ron Templeman. It’s a lamb sloppy Joe that you can find on the menu at Tap room on 19th right now. And maybe this is a testament to Templeman’s photography skills but we’ve never seen a sloppy Joe look this good.
Tap Room on 19th [Foobooz]
The Passyunk Post is reporting that South Philadelphia water ice institution, Italiano’s is going to return after a year hiatus. The house that sells water ice at 12th and Shunk has been a Philadelphia tradition for 37 years until last year’s sudden closure. That closure was sparked by owner Frankie Italiano’s sudden death. Italiano’s sister Nancy kept the storefront closed out of respect for her brother but this year, it appears Italiano’s will in fact open.
After taking a hiatus last year, Italiano’s Water Ice at 12th and Shunk is reopening [Passyunk Post]