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Francis Cratil Cretarola and Catherine Lee, owners of the highly successful Le Virtu, are partnering with their chef Joe Cicala to open a casual spot at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave., where Karina’s is now, reports the Insider. Called Brigantessa, the name of the female guerrilla fighters who fought Italian unification in the 1860s, the new restaurant […]
Joe Cicala, the acclaimed young chef of Le Virtu, will be retooling the menu of the Abruzzese gem at 1927 E Passyunk Ave. Eater Philly reports that the restaurant is changing the format of the menu to make it one page (instead of the current two) and it will change daily to focus more on local, seasonal […]
Another spring weekend, another set of block parties in South Philly (that’s three weeks in a row, maybe we should diversify). Nah, these are worth it. Saturday South Philly Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., is busting outside for a block party, it’s 8th annual wheat beer festival. More than 30 wheat brews will be […]
UPDATE: This post has been updated from an earlier version. Le Virtu’s new patio, which we told you about in March, will get its public unveiling with a party on Sunday. But it looks like it’s ready to go already. On Sunday, Chef Joe Cicala will serve Le Virtu soup, “the restaurant’s namesake and a quintessential Abruzzese […]
Le Virtu will soon be taking “il Campo” much more literally. Italian for farm, the phrase “il Campo” had been bestowed upon the grassy area that has graced the restaurant nearly since its debut in 2008. Now, owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Cathy Lee are tearing up the grass and replacing it with an elaborate […]