South Philly News Roundup

Progress in the 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project has – surprise! – sparked outrage. As part of phase one, signage started going up. “You’re changing residential streets to be bike lanes,” said Girard Estate resident Jody Della Barba, “without telling the neighbors.” “I feel like once I cross Washington Avenue,” said

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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? Zagat rounded up five restaurants for you to “spend an evening exploring this South

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

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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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