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Get Your Gravy On

By Samantha Gross

This Sunday is your opportunity to weigh-in on South Philly’s best red gravy at the 4th Annual East Passyunk Red Gravy Cook-Off.  Try fifteen different types of gravy with pasta, New York Bakery bread, salad, and Triangle Tavern’s famous vegan meatballs. Sip complimentary Vin Café wine and finish off your meal with Rival Bros. espresso.  

The competition brings together amateur and professional chefs for a blind tasting.  Over $400 in prizes will be awarded to winners of the Judges’ Choice and Crowd Favorite. This year’s panel of judges includes Geno Vento of Geno’s Steaks, Councilman Mark Squilla, and “Mamma” Maria di Marco, owner of Mamma Maria Ristorante Italiano.

East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association President, Leon Malloy, calls the event, “A celebration of South Philadelphia.”  He adds, “East Passyunk is known for its amazing food scene, and this event really showcases that in a fun way. We look forward to this competition every year as an opportunity for everyone to get together, taste some delicious sauces, have some wine, enjoy homemade desserts and conversation.”

The event takes place on Sunday, April 22nd from 4pm-6pm in the Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School cafeteria.  Enter the event through the parking lot at 11th & Moore Streets. Tickets can be purchased here.  All proceeds benefit the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association.  Kids 12 and under dine free!

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Manatawny Still Works tasting room could open on East Passyunk Avenue

Very recently it was announced that Rival Bros Coffee would be opening in the former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker. As it turns out, a coffee shop won’t be the only business taking over this former Italian restaurant’s space.

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The portion of the location with an entrance on East Passyunk Avenue, which was originally the kitchen for Chiarella’s, is set to become the home of a different kind of beverage distributor. Pottstown-based small-batch distillery, Manatawny Still Works, has plans to open a tasting room in this storefront at 1603 E. Passyunk Ave.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Rival Bros Coffee to open in former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker

Pretty soon East Passyunk Avenue will have a new spot to grab a cup of joe.

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Rival Bros Coffee, the Philly-based custom coffee roasters with a shop at 24th and Lombard, will soon be joining Black and Brew, Chhaya and others on the avenue in serving coffee. This shop is set to open in the former Chiarella’s Ristorante location at 11th and Tasker.

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