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Michael Pasquarello


Kensington Quarters Is Finally Reopening, This Time as a Seafood Restaurant

In the restaurant business, there’s a very fine line between adapting your business to keep up with the markets and fast-changing trends and losing your […]


Little Sister, an Italian Restaurant by the Kensington Quarters Crew, Is Coming to Spring Arts

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello of 13th Street Kitchens (Kensington Quarters, Prohibition Taproom, the Cafe Lifts) had their third child nine months ago. Her name is Ever Paloma, […]


Bufad, Spring Garden’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, Will Close for Good

We all have a special connection to Bufad, I think, because Bufad was there at the very beginning of Philly’s Neapolitan pizza boom. It was early […]


New Restaurant and Bar to Open Next Door to Union Transfer

Restaurateurs Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello are on fire. Joining their 13th Street Kitchens restaurant group — which includes three concepts on North 13th Street (Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom […]


Café Lift Narberth Is Just About Ready to Open

Last year, Michael Pasquarello announced that brunch destination and 13th Street Kitchens’ flagship restaurant Café Lift would be opening a second location in Narberth. Now, […]


Cafe Lift Is Opening a Second Location in Narberth

The 13th Street Kitchens empire is expanding again. And for the first time, owner Michael Pasquarello is doubling down on one of his existing concepts. […]


The Leftovers: Buckminster’s

Even after finishing yesterday’s review of Buckminster’s, I still had some things to say that didn’t make it into the final copy. So here, in […]


The Heart and the Head: Buckminster’s Reviewed

It was the bologna that threw me. I mean, really, it was everything. But it was the bologna most of all, because I loved the […]


Early Look at Buckminster’s Menu

Buckminster’s, the “neo-bistro” from Michael Pasquarello (Kensington Quarters, Bufad, Prohibition Taproom, Cafe Lift) with chef Rob Marzinsky in the kitchen is set to open at 21st and […]


Details On Buckminster’s In Point Breeze

See that guy over there? That’s Rob Marzinsky and he’s going to be running the kitchen at Buckminster’s when it opens sometime later this fall […]


Buckminster’s Names a Chef

Restaurateur Michael Pasquarello (Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom, Bufad, Kensington Quarters) is expanding his empire with Buckminster’s at 21st and Federal Streets, and he’s got a chef. […]


“Neo Bistro” Set to Anger, Confuse Point Breeze

Mike Pasquarello has successfully opened four restaurants, cafes and bars in Philadelphia including Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom, Bufad and Kensington Quarters. And next on his list is […]


Philly Love Stories in Coffee and Food

The February, 2015 issue of Philadelphia magazine is all about Love in Philly. As part of the issue, we recorded five interviews of people talking about their relationships. […]

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Philly Love Story: Jeniphur and Michael Pasquarello

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Opening Date for Kensington Quarters

Kensington Quarters is officially opening on Wednesday, October 29th. The Fishtown restaurant, bar, butcher shop, classroom combo will  offer a selection of the region’s finest meats in […]