Tag Archive | "Italian Market"

The South Philly SHAME Burger

Monday, April 19, 2010

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The South Philly SHAME Burger

Since the opening of The Wishing Well on 9th and Catharine early this month, we have been receiving emails directing us to the burger that got kicked out of Atlanta for being too rib sticking. The SHAME burger was invented by chef Carmen Cappello at his southern location, where he improvised on Pennsylvania tradition in [...]

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Paesano’s Sandwiches Philadelphia

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Paesano’s Sandwiches Philadelphia

For a few months now we’ve been privy to Peter McAndrews’ and Nathan Baynes’ plans to introduce an Italian Market location of their wildly successful Paesano’s Philly Style. Last week word spread that the shop was nearing an open. Hastily, lunch plans were made for that Friday. However, those plans had to regretfully be postponed. [...]

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Sarcone’s Deli: Great Food On Great Bread Makes Great Sandwiches

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Sarcone’s Deli: Great Food On Great Bread Makes Great Sandwiches

Lou Sarcone Jr., the fourth-generation baker on 9th Street in South Philadelphia, is known among his family simply as Junior.  His father, also Lou, and his son, Louis, share more than a name – they share a commitment to keeping a very old business operating the way it did a very long time ago.  That [...]

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Bebe’s Barbecue Smokes The Competition

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Bebe’s Barbecue Smokes The Competition

Barbecue is popping up all over Philadelphia these days. From the recent opening of Q BBQ & Tequila to the popularity of pulled pork sandwiches on gastropub menus (think Slate, Pub & Kitchen, etc.), the heat is on for competitors in this category. The newly opened Bebe’s Barbecue on 9th Street in the Italian Market [...]

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Taqueria La Veracruzana: A Mexican Sandwich In The Italian Market

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Taqueria La Veracruzana: A Mexican Sandwich In The Italian Market

The torta, a Mexican sandwich on a soft roll topped with a selection of different fillers from carne asada to tripe, is not the easiest to come by in certain areas. In Philadelphia your selection is exceptionally limited, but we’ve been told by readers and friends to check out Taqueria La Veracruzana on Washington Avenue. [...]

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Recreating the “Best Sandwich in the World”

Friday, February 13, 2009

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Recreating the “Best Sandwich in the World”

Stroll down any street in downtown Barcelona and you will find at least one shop selling a variety of sandwiches or bocadillos as they are known. Typically the sandwiches are premade and stacked on top of one another in a display case. I was studying there for six months and was not initially prepared for the local cuisine. The only bocadillo I liked was tortilla de patatas, which is essentially a potato pancake sandwich. Then I saw an article that convinced me to venture in to unchartered waters. A year prior to my arrival, a New York Times writer proclaimed a bocadillo from a Café Vienna on Las Ramblas as the best sandwich in the world. Needless to say, this restaurant pounced on the praise and posted flyers and posters around the city and outside their location highlighting the article and luring in tourists and potential customers.

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