What’s Happening in Philadelphia

Skate at The Piazza   Whether you’re lacing up skates for the first time or you’re an experienced skater, you’ll love skating at The Piazza at Schmidt’s! Open daily until Feb. 23, The Piazza will host a skating rink with special events practically every day of the week. Friday nights… Continued


Naan flatbread pizza with ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, pesto and spinach Ingredients: 1 Trader Joe’s frozen tandoori garlic naan ¼ cup cooked spinach ½ cup cooked and cut sun-dried tomato chicken sausage 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon pesto 4 cherry tomatoes Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400… Continued

Zavino will add to Chestnut’s menu

Dining options on Drexel’s campus will expand to make room for Zavino, a pizzeria and wine bar that will open in Chestnut Square. Zavino is one of several restaurants that will be located in the new University-affiliated housing and retail space and begin operations this fall. Zavino, currently situated in… Continued

Rustica is worth the extra dough

When it comes to Italian food, you have to be adventurous. All too often I find myself attending group events where the organizers invariably make the decision to order the same dreary thing every single time: a tall stack of plain pizzas and another of, hold on to your seats… Continued

Small Italian chain perfects classics

Up for review this week is another of my Center City favorites. Since moving into the area I have found some great Italian food, and Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is just one example. On every other block in Center City is another pizza shop or Italian restaurant for me to… Continued

Pitruco Pizza truck a must-try

Americans love pizza, especially those living in Philadelphia and New Jersey. More than Italians? I don’t know. However, so many of us are not as particular as we should be when it comes to the thousands of unique varieties, styles and ingredients. The possibilities are overwhelming; seemingly endless combinations yield… Continued