This Fall: Center City Restaurant Week (With Some New Additions)

ccdrw0914_mainpageThe 11th Center City Fall Restaurant Week has set a date and added some new restaurants to the mix. For two weeks – September 7th to the 12th and September 14th to the 19th – enjoy some of Center City’s popular dining destinations at discounted prices. The deal remains the same, $35 for dinner and $20 for restaurants participating during lunch.

Newbies on the list are Cook & Solo’s newest restaurant Abe Fisher, which will feature Jewish diaspora cuisine; 4 Fathers; Bank & Bourbon for your traditional American fare fixin'; ChopsFoobooz approved Entrée BYOB; High Street on Market; Mixto to satisfy your Cuban cravings; Society Hill Society and Stella Rossa.

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Free Pizza at Stella Rossa

Dave Magrogan at Center City's Stella Rossa.

Dave Magrogan at Center City’s Stella Rossa.

Yes, you heard right. In honor of the restaurant’s new by-the-slice option, there will be free pizza on Wednesday, June 18th, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Stella Rossa.

The new slices will be cut larger than the sit down menus slices and feature a more generous crust. Stella Rossa is serving up plain cheese, pepperoni and a speciality topping of the day.

Stella Rossa [Foobooz]

Burnt Pizza at Stella Rossa

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Some people hate burnt pizza. Some people love burnt pizza. The latter group should know that Dave Magrogan’s Stella Rossa restaurants are now offering a “charred” option for all of their pies. The burnt pizzas get an extra 45 seconds in the 900-degree Forno Bravo brick oven. Read more »

Free Stuff On A Cold Night

cheesesteakspringrollsYeah, we get it. The weather is rough. But it’s not all bad because days (and nights) like this often inspire restaurants to offer killer deals to those willing to brave the elements.

Restaurants like Davio’s, which is bringing back a deal they had last year where, on any day that the mercury drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, you can go in and demand a free order of spring rolls. The Davio’s “Cold Weather Special” is available during Monday–Friday, 11:30am–2:30pm and 5:00pm–11:00pm in the bar area only when the weather drops below freezing. It starts today (and, just for the record, its currently 16 degrees outside) and runs through March 19th.

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Stella Rossa Sets Opening Date

Dave Magrogan at Center City's Stella Rossa.

Dave Magrogan at Center City’s Stella Rossa.

Stella Rossa is replacing Square Peg at 10th and Walnut Streets. The 200-seat Italian bistro is the fourteenth restaurant for Dave Magrogan.

The restaurant will open on Wednesday, October 30th at 4 p.m. That will be followed by more training and a grand opening on Saturday, November 2nd.

The menu features cheese, cured meats and olives that are curated by Di Bruno Bros. Pizzas and wood-fired specialties like a rigatoni pizzaioli.

The restaurant will also contain an area dedicated to coffee and daily-made grab-and-go breakfast options.

During the grand opening, Stella Rossa will be offering a complimentary appetizer (one per table).

Stella Rossa [Foobooz]