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These 18 Pennsylvania Counties Just Went Green, Reopening Bars, Dining Rooms, Gyms, and More

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Governor Wolf Shifts 18 Counties to Least Restrictive Green Phase If you really need to sit at a bar […]

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Philly’s Pizza Speakeasy Was Never Meant to Last

Maybe we’ll forget all about Joe and Angela Cicala’s pizza speakeasy once this is over. Like it never happened, never existed. Maybe it will become […]

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Cicala at the Divine Lorraine Isn’t This Good by Accident

My server really wanted me to try the fish pasta. It was his favorite, he said. Delicious. Amazing. He had a favorite cocktail, too. A […]

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There’s a Chef Party Happening at Joe Cicala’s New Restaurant

We’re still waiting for Cicala at the Divine Lorraine, the tony new concept from Joe and Angela Cicala, to open on North Broad Street this […]

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Joe Cicala Makes His Comeback With a New Restaurant at the Divine Lorraine

The Divine Lorraine Hotel, a citywide beacon of luxury that fell into disrepair after decades of neglect, reclaimed a measure of its history last year […]

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Joe and Angela Cicala Are Popping Up at the Divine Lorraine

Since their somewhat complicated separation with Le Virtù and Brigantessa last summer, chefs Joe Cicala and Angela Ranalli-Cicala have focused on cooking classes, Sunday night […]

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Chef Joe Cicala Speaks Out on His Termination From Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The breakup between Le Virtù and Brigantessa owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Cathy Lee and chef Joe Cicala culminated in quite the social media frenzy […]

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Joe Cicala Is Out at East Passyunk’s Le Virtù and Brigantessa

The announcement was made last night: After 7 years, award-winning chef Joe Cicala was no longer the man in the kitchen at Le Virtù and […]

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Brigantessa Plays Host to Manatawny Still Works, Amis, and Dock Street

Brigantessa has some fun stuff going on in the next week: A craft spirits night with Manatawny Still Works tomorrow and their monthly industry night, […]

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The Pies at Brigantessa’s Underground Pizza Party Will Blow Your Mind

Pizza alle vongole @brigantessaphila A post shared by Joe Cicala (@joe_cicala) on Mar 12, 2015 at 3:00pm PDT Ever had a vesuvio pizza? How about […]

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Local Chefs Star in Redo of Terminal B at PHL

Yesterday afternoon, American Airlines, Philadelphia International Airport and airport hospitality firm, OTG put on an impressive show to announce a $30 million overhaul of PHL’s […]

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Brigantessa Is Now Open for Weekend Lunch

East Passyunk’s Brigantessa is now open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Executive chef and partner Joe Cicala and chef de […]

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Brigantessa’s New Tasting Menu Offers A Tour of Sicily

This week, Brigantessa premiered their new series of Southern Italian Tasting Menus, “Cucina Tipica,” created by chef and co-owner Joe Cicala. Each month, he plans to focus […]

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Brigantessa Introduces New Chef de Cuisine

Chef/Owner Joe Cicala and Brigantessa are officially welcoming Julia Robinson as chef de cuisine to the East Passyunk restaurant with a  wine dinner. Robinson started at Brigantessa in June […]

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Summer Movie Nights At Le Virtu

  Le Virtu has always been a kind of physical love letter to Abruzzo. From the food (natch) to the overall aesthetic of the place, […]