Gran Caffé L’Aquila’s Carbonara

April 6, 2009 will forever be a devastating day in the history of the original Gran Café L'Aquila, as an earthquake destroyed the capital city of Italy's Abruzzo region.

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Posted Mar. 5, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Joseph Myers

Ristorante Tre Scalini’s Halibut Acqua Pazza

Hailing from a land well-versed in the joys in independence, Franca DiRenzo loved the liberty involved in opening Ristorante Tre Scalini in 1994.

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Posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Comments: 1

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By Bill Gelman

Will BYOB’s Pumpkin and Pear Soup

Chef/proprietor Christopher Kearse has a will, but we aren’t just talking about his 28-seat East Passyunk Crossing-based Will BYOB, 1911 E. Passyunk Ave.

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Posted Feb. 19, 2015 | Comments: 1

Bing Bing has arrived

After much anticipation, Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., opened Monday. To get the low down on the second venture from the Cheu Noodle Bar crew, I chatted with chef/owner Ben Puchowitz.

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Posted Feb. 19, 2015 | Comments: 0

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Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

A nasty bout of the flu kept me housebound for more than a week.

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Films, flowers and food
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

The Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest and largest event of its kind in the world, opens Saturday and runs through March 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Square Pie
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

In 2007, chef Gene Giuffi and his wife, Amy, opened Cochon BYOB, a charming French bistro in...