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. We’ve dominated citywide restaurant rankings, like this one from Philly Mag, and have plenty to offer with a variety of

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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.  The Inquirer’s Craig Laban paid Brigantessa a visit, and from the impressive 3 bell review, it seems as

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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. The East Passyunk Business Improvement District and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Committee announced that, effective immediately,

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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. 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

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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. Cicala — also the chef at Le Virtu, whose owners are partners in the new venture — completed

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Sign of the future at Karina’s – in the form of a Brigantessa liquor license

The tell-tale orange liquor license application has appeared in the window of Karina’s, providing some evidence of the BYOB’s move into new digs a stone’s throw away at the fountain. The move will make way for Brigantessa, an effort by the Le Virtu crew that will occupy both floors of

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