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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Five-course eating and drinking tour of East Passyunk Avenue

It’s normal to stop in one of the abundance of great restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue for a multiple-course meal with a reservation, but how about a five-course meal, with each course at a different restaurant?

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Try the soup dumplings at Bing Bing Dim Sum.

Zagat rounded up five restaurants for you to “spend an evening exploring this South Philly stretch of culinary talent from the comfort of no-reservations bar seats.”

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

How do East Passyunk Avenue restaurants deal with high noise levels?

Along with an increase of restaurants in the area, there’s an increase of noise at the restaurants. Noise levels are increasing and some restaurant-goers are complaining.

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Brigantessa is one of the restaurants dealing with noise concerns.

So how do some of East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurants deal with this noise problem?

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Brigantessa introduces fun pizza shapes to menu

Chef Joe Cicala at Brigantessa sure knows his pizza.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

East Passyunk Restaurant Week dates and restaurants announced

Update: The menus for restaurant week have been announced. You can find them here.

Clearly we all know that the avenue is the go-to place for good food in the city.

epa_rw15_logoWe’ve dominated citywide restaurant rankings, like this one from Philly Mag, and have plenty to offer with a variety of cuisines. So forget about Center City’s Restaurant Week and prepare yourself for the upcoming East Passyunk Restaurant Week, running from Feb. 22 through Feb. 28.

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Brigantessa receives 3 bell review from Laban

Brigantessa opened in October at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. Originally the restaurant was slated to be mostly about pizza before changing their direction to include a whole menu of Southern Italian cuisine.

Brigantessa-3 The Inquirer’s Craig Laban paid Brigantessa a visit, and from the impressive 3 bell review, it seems as though this restaurant from the crew that brought you Le Virtu is worth a visit.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Valet parking on East Passyunk Avenue expands to 6-days a week

Remember that time you finally snagged a reservation at Laurel and nearly missed it due to circling the block in search of a parking spot near E. Passyunk Ave.? Well, that’s all about to change.

Chef Will Kearse of Will BYOB will validate your parking spot. (Photo: Aversa PR)

Chef Christopher Kearse of Will BYOB will validate your parking spot. (Photo: Aversa PR)

The East Passyunk Business Improvement District and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Committee announced that, effective immediately, the valet service typically available Friday and Saturday nights will be expanded to six days a week. Valet will now be offered Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight in two specific areas.

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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.

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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.

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

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