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Former Birra Chef and Hell’s Kitchen Contestant Paul Giganti Dies at 36

Yesterday morning, 36-year-old Paul Giganti, executive chef at East Passyunk’s pizza and craft beer bar Birra, was found dead in his home.

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Six Pack: Mac and Cheese in Philadelphia

Macaroni and cheese: that ooey, gooey dish Mom used to make fresh after school with cheese oozing out of every bite. While we’ve all had […]

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7th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

Next Sunday ,July 29th from noon to 5 p.m. East Passyunk Avenue will be turned into a car show and street festival from Dickinson to […]

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Summer Salute Happy Hour at Birra

Beginning Friday June 22nd, Birra is unveiling its Summer Salute Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. all summer. Previously Birra’s happy […]

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Barra Opening Tonight in Old City

Gordon Dinerman of Birra has recently helped Rob LaScala turn his Rocchino’s and Azione spots in Old City into one, larger restaurant called Barra. Rocchino’s […]

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LaBan Review Finds Flaws at Birra

Craig LaBan likes the concept of East Passyunk pizzeria and beer bar Birra, but his review highlights problems with poor execution and flawed recipes. The […]

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Skip the Gimmicks, Enjoy the Pizza at Birra

Trey Popp urges you to skip the Birra Bowl but don’t ignore the East Passyunk gastro-bar with the “red-sauce soul.” Birra’s normal pizzas, anchored by […]

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Birra Adds Brunch

Birra is kicking off brunch service this Sunday. Expect breakfast pizzas, Tiramisu waffles, focaccia French toast rustic and frittatas. Brunch will be served Sundays from […]

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Tonight: Happy Hour on Passyunk

A Foobooz follower on Twitter asked for a happy hour suggestion on Passyunk Avenue. That got us to thinking that we hadn’t mentioned Birra’s new happy […]

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Dough Draws at Birra

With mac and cheese served in a bowl of pizza dough you might think Birra is just about the excess. Brian Freedman finds that isn’t […]

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Eat This Now: Birra’s Shrimp

I went to Passyunk Avenue’s new Birra this weekend with the intention of trying the pizza. I did try the pizza. And it was very […]

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Weekend: Where You Gonna Eat?

For most of you reading this, the only real question this weekend is which of the several new restaurants scheduled to open over the next […]

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Birra Opens Tomorrow

Birra, which has been trudging its way through the licensing process will open its doors tomorrow at 5 p.m. Gordon Dinerman’s 50-seat brick oven pizza […]

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Opening This Week

It’s the last full week of the month and there are many restaurants still aiming to open before the calendar flips to November. Chris Painter’s […]

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Birra Promises October Opening, Shares Menus

Barring any unforeseen hold-ups, Gordon Dinerman’s Birra is opening this month on Passyunk Avenue. Today he shared his all-day menus with us. Expect 14 types […]