footer 1

Tag Archives | 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Brigantessa introduces fun pizza shapes to menu

Chef Joe Cicala at Brigantessa sure knows his pizza.

Brigantessa-3

While the restaurant, which opened in October, has a menu that includes Southern Italian dishes in general, pizza is one of the main focuses. Cicala is introducing new, playful pizza shapes to the establishment with a secret menu only for customers that are in the know about these new specialty dishes.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

First Pics: Brigantessa opens at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

Brigantessa, the new Southern Italian bar and restaurant from the owners and chef of Le Virtu, is now open at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

Brigantessa-5

The owners Francis Cratil Cretarola and Catherine Lee and chef Joe Cicala had originally planned to open in July, but due to some problems that arose once they began renovating, the opening had to be pushed back until October. The kitchen area had to be completely demolished before they could finish building and work toward their first day on Oct. 14.

Brigantessa-3

A look at the bar area you see upon entering Brigantessa.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

ADVERTISEMENT

What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Brigantessa shoots for September; Cicala gets put in handcuffs

The City Paper had a great interview with chef Joe Cicala, the man with the plan for Brigantessa, the brick-oven Italian joint planned for the former Karina’s at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

Looking good last week

Looking good last week at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.

Cicala — also the chef at Le Virtu, whose owners are partners in the new venture — completed a 10-day pizza certification course in Naples, Italy, but ended up having a run-in with the law.

Says the City Paper:

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Karina’s will move into former Hoof + Fin space off South Street

Just when we thought they’d be moving further south, Karina’s switched it up and is instead going north.

The jewel-box BYOB that is being replaced at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. by Brigantessa from the Le Virtu crew will be moving to 617 S. 3rd St. A lovely tipster sent us this picture:

Karina's new

Karina’s had been slated to move less than a block from its current home, across from the fountain into a building under renovation next door to Fond.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Karina’s move to the fountain is off

Karina’s, the quirky little BYO that is moving out of 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. to make way for Brigantessa from the Le Virtu crew, has called off its proposed move to the fountain.

Karina's (2)

Rumor has it that it is moving to a new location on Ritner Street, but we hear that site has not yet been finalized.

Continue Reading →

Continue Reading

ADVERTISEMENT:

Copyright 2013 Passyunk Post | WordPress customized by Auspicious Consulting