Cookbook Author Elisa Costantini at Fante’s Kitchen Shop
Authors / Books / Italian Market / Local Foodie Gifts

Cookbook Author Elisa Costantini at Fante’s Kitchen Shop

Local cookbook author Elisa Costantini will be at Fante’s on Saturday, December 23rd between 12:00-2:00 p.m. will be doing a meet and greet and signing copies of her book, Italian Moms Spreading Their Art to Every Table. Stop by and say hello to a wonderful woman who cooks from the heart and buy a few … Continue reading

Walking Tour of Iconic Italian Market with Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno Bros.
Italian Market

Walking Tour of Iconic Italian Market with Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno Bros.

Did you see this?? Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno Bros. gives Google Local Guides a live, go-pro walking tour of the Italian Market. They couldn’t have chosen a better tour guide, in my humble opinion. This is why I love Philly! Way to go, Mimi! Marilyn JohnsonThe Doyenne of Delicious in Philadelphia and South Jersey. … Continue reading

East Passyunk / Italian Market / Northern Liberties

A Spin on ‘Street Food’

Over the past few years, Philadelphia’s culinary scene has exploded into what has now become a major foodie destination. No longer limited to cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, or hoagies, the range of cuisines in Philly’s different neighborhoods has the power to transport the diner to almost any corner of the world without having to leave the … Continue reading

Santucci’s Now Open – 10th & Christian
Italian Market / Philly Restaurant Openings / South Philadelphia

Santucci’s Now Open – 10th & Christian

It’s taken Santucci’s over a year to renovate its location at 10th & Christian. “Good things come to those who wait” they say. This is mostly the case with Santucci’s. I made a point to stop by today. My first impressions are “It’s good and I will go back.” Marilyn JohnsonThe Doyenne of Delicious in … Continue reading

Italian Market / Philly Restaurant Closings / Philly Restaurant Openings / South Philadelphia / South Street / Vegan

Philly Food Notes (June 2011)

I tried doing weekly Philly Food Notes, but sadly all of June was neglected. So I’ll just recap a few items from the month of June. Hot Diggity has opened at 630 South Street. Early reports say it’s good, especially the hand-cut fries with different dipping sauces. It’s high on my to-go list. President Obama … Continue reading

Al Zaytouna – Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant in the Italian Market
Italian Market / Mediterranean / Middle Eastern

Al Zaytouna – Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant in the Italian Market

Al Zaytouna is a new restaurant in the Italian Market specializing in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. When it opened about a month ago, I made a point of stopping in. I posted this review on Yelp. I liked it so much the first time I wanted to try it again. Marilyn JohnsonThe Doyenne … Continue reading

Italian Market / Pennsport / Philly Restaurant Closings / Philly Restaurant Openings

Philly Food Notes (5/22-5/28)

Al Zaytouna (906 Christian Street; next to Sabrina’s Cafe) is now open much to my delight! I haven’t tried it yet, but since it’s so close to where I live, it won’t be long. Pictures and menu on Meal Ticket. In case you missed it, The Witch in Pennsport closed. There’s much speculation about what … Continue reading

Italian Market

Italian Market Festival

Last weekend was the Annual Italian Market Festival on 9th Street in Philadelphia. As always, it’s a good time complete with great food, drink, live entertainment, arts & crafts, and prime people watching! Despite the rain, the turnout was great. As for the food, I had jerk chicken & roast pork sandwiches from Esposito’s Porchetta … Continue reading