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Mémé’s Fried Chicken Is Popping Up at Capofitto

Plus, the Old City spot is adding pizza al taglio at lunchtime and hosting a special cocktail happy hour.


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The Mémé-style fried chicken lunch at Capofitto | Photo courtesy of David Katz

Since Fitler Square spot Mémé closed back in 2012, chef David Katz’s beloved fried chicken has popped up a few times over the years. And now that he’s Capogiro’s culinary director, that fried chicken is coming to Capofitto Forno at 233 Chestnut Street.

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th, Katz and crew will serve Mémé-style fried chicken for lunch. Each order comes with two pieces of chicken, a biscuit, and a bottle of Miller High Life for $11. They’ll start serving at 11:30 a.m. and go till it’s gone, so plan accordingly.

Capofitto is also rolling out pizza al taglio, the rectangular Roman-style pie that’s typically sold by weight, starting on Friday, October 12th. They’ll be selling slices with toppings like house-made sausage or potato and herbs for takeout or at the bar only during lunchtime hours.

And on Wednesday, October 17th at 5 p.m., Capofitto will host a special happy hour with Philly food and drink writer Drew Lazor. He’ll be on hand selling and signing his new book Session Cocktails, while Capofitto rolls out a sneak peek of its new weekends-only bar menu — think small plates like Venetian chichetti, but inspired by cuisines across Italy.



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