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August 27, 2008
RE THE EX-COP who shot and killed a robber who tried to hold him up as he tried to deliver a pizza. Thank you for getting rid of a bad guy who has been in and out of jail and had cost us taxpayers a great deal of money. No thanks to his parents or single parent who didn't do a good job of raising him to be a lawful citizen. Robert F. Schaffer, Philadelphia
FOOD
January 22, 1989 | The Inquirer staff
The Italian government is being asked to define pizza. Italy's Green Party, alarmed over numerous food places that now say they are selling pizza, wants laws to establish what constitutes a proper Italian pizza. The Greens believe that none of the coffee bars, American-type hamburger joints, railway-station canteens, grand hotels, tourist-site vendors and others that sell what is labeled pizza actually seems to be making a pizza. The Greens believe that there is no evidence of the pungent odor of a wood- burning oven, in which a proper pizza must be cooked, according to Neapolitan tradition.
NEWS
May 3, 1986 | By JACK McGUIRE, Daily News Staff Writer
Six West Philadelphia residents required hospital treatment last night after eating a homemade pizza apparently laced with a hallucinogenic drug, police said. All six were taken to Lankenau Hospital, where they were treated for a toxic reaction to an unknown substance. A doctor at the hospital told police the substance probably was a hallucinogenic. Two of the victims were admitted to Lankenau in stable condition. They are Maria Iannone, 88, of 65th Street near Callowhill, and Michael Ermilio, 56, who lives across the street from Iannone, police said.
FOOD
September 1, 2011
There's a reason that there are six Santucci's in the Northeast: The crust is square, deep, and crispy, the tomato sauce is sharp. But they are known for causing pizza mayhem by putting a layer of melted mozzarella beneath the sauce, not the other, expected, way around. Now Santucci's has opened a location in Bella Vista, and it couldn't be more welcome. It's the type of normal, untrendy, sit-down restaurant that makes a neighborhood complete. Here, the non-pizza offerings are stepped up - there's an antipasto board, and hoagie rolls are teeming with slow-cooked meats such as short ribs with wild mushrooms and porchetta.
FOOD
June 15, 1994 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
Good pizza is a simple matter. Start with fresh ingredients. Strike a proper balance among crust, cheese, oil and sauce. Cook in an oven that's hot enough. Yet Philadelphia and the nation are glutted with bad pizza. We're drowning in it. Choking on it. Smothered by it. Pizza that's pre-fab. Reheated. Drenched in oil or buried in cheese. Yellow cheese. Beige cheese. Fake cheese. Crust that's too thick. Too heavy. Too old. Sauce that's canned. Too processed. Too cheap. Such pizzas are consumed by the tens of thousands every day in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012
What's to eat: Wood-fired, bubble-crusted, 11-inch pizzas - a steal at $9 or less. These pies are arguably the best in town. Find it: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at 440 N. Broad St.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at the northeast corner of 33rd and Arch; Wednesdays and Fridays at LOVE Park. Look for: A red-and-white trailer hitched to a black F-150. Online: www.pitrucopizza.com . Twitter: @PitrucoPizza. Call ahead : 484-602-5454. Around for : Four months.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
After serving four generations of a single family at the same Port Richmond location for 72 years, the old brick oven at Tacconelli's Pizzeria has been forced into retirement. "It was a wreck. If I called the doctor for the oven, he would have put it in intensive care," explained Tacconelli's patriarch pizza baker, Vincent Sr. Contractors are hitting the bricks on Tacconelli's stalwart old oven to make way for a new one to carry the family's brick-baking approach to pizza into the 21st century.
NEWS
September 2, 2002 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Basketball is first on Tyree's fun agenda - and he's earned a trophy that he will be glad to show anyone in sight. Tyree has a long list of activities that he enjoys. Riding a scooter, playing video games, and watching magic shows on television are among his favorites. He's also talented at drawing, and likes to look at illustrations in magazines and copy them. Doing any of these is even better when followed by a delicious cheese pizza. Tyree, 11, has a reputation for having a sweet disposition, despite neglect and abuse in his background.
NEWS
June 3, 1990 | By John V. R. Bull, Inquirer Staff Writer
With summer coming, Vinnie & Scalia's California Pizza is an exceptionally attractive place for fashionably light dining. Open only six weeks, this Cherry Hill spot exuberantly offers imaginative cuisine that will tickle your palate as well as caress the eye. The menu offers exotic boutique pizzas, excellent salads and marvelous pastas. The office-complex restaurant formerly was the site of two other restaurants, Down Under and H. A. Winston's. Thankfully, the place has been repainted and brightened in typical California-Spartan fashion.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1986 | By SAM GUGINO, Daily News Restaurant Critic
Old wineries never die; they just become new restaurants. Housed in what used to be the South Mountain Winery, which closed eight years ago, is the Metro Cafe. Little more than a month old, it's South Street's newest restaurant. The Metro Cafe is sleek and casual, with some attractive art deco features - wall light fixtures, very comfortable grey and black chairs and walls painted something called silver pink. I would have preferred cloth to paper napkins, but the oil cloth table covering is one of the smartest I've ever seen.
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NEWS
May 6, 2015 | Philly Clout
IF YOU'RE IN the market for a serious recap of last night's debate at Temple University among the six Democratic mayoral candidates, Ryan Briggs has you covered. But we here at Philly Clout know you're looking for something else. Something different. Collected here are . . . drum roll, please . . . The Most Interesting Moments from Last Night's Debate:   Sinful confessions   The candidates were asked to disclose their guilty pleasures. No one ventured into Fifty Shades of Grey territory - thank God - but Jim Kenney , Doug Oliver and Milton Street offered the most interesting responses.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THROUGH the years, people have told James Stewart that someday someone was going to come along and help him. He thought about those words as he learned to ride a bike. He thought about them as he bonded with his father over cooking lessons. He thought about them as he toured pizzerias to learn how to toss pizzas. He thought about them as he lived his life with a malformed hand, a birth defect. The reality is that Stewart, 34, doesn't need help: He's adapted, he's determined and he's doing just fine in his job making pizzas.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in Newtown Square are looking for a few volunteers - to get drunk and eat free pizza. Seriously. The Delaware County department posted the request on its Facebook page: "Volunteers Needed! Serious Responses Only!" "This is for real," said Officer Joe Vandegrift, volunteer coordinator for Newtown Township. There is a hitch, of course. The department is holding a field-sobriety training exercise for 24 officers from across Pennsylvania. The 20 volunteers it hopes to recruit have to go through three field-sobriety tests - horizontal gaze, walk and turn, and one-leg stand - given by officers looking to be certified, Vandegrift said.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN UPPER Darby man left critically wounded after a case of mistaken identity last spring is now suing the police officers who opened fire on him. Philippe Holland, 21, seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claiming that the "intentional and reckless actions and conduct of" Officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Hanvey left him with "serious bodily injury and extreme emotional distress," according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in the city's Court of Common...
FOOD
February 6, 2015 | Craig, LaBan
The Philly pizza wheel keeps turning as a new oven fires up seemingly each week. But not all the best new pies are round. Gene Giuffi, abandoning the food-cost headaches of his meat-centric Blue Belly BBQ, has decided to go for dough and return to his native Bensonhurst roots with Square Pie. Brooklyn's L&B Spumoni Gardens is the inspiration for Giuffi's deep-dish creations at this tiny corner nook. And while the inch-thick squares are the hearty antithesis of those popular paper-thin Neapolitans, Giuffi's dough is full of handcrafted character.
NEWS
January 20, 2015
M ASON WARTMAN, 27, of Center City, owns Rosa's Fresh Pizza, on 11th Street near Chestnut in Center City. Rosa's sells its pizza for $1 a slice, $8 for a pie. Wartman, a former Wall Street stock researcher, is also a social entrepreneur. He developed a program to give free slices of pizza to the homeless, and now sells Rosa's T-shirts and sweatshirts to clothe the homeless. Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the host presented Wartman with a $10,000 check from Shutterfly. Q: How'd you decide to get into the pizza-making biz?
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A SAUCY PIZZA shop employee with pie-in-the-sky hopes bribed an undercover worker from the Inspector General's Office to pass health inspections at two of the pizzeria's locations earlier this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Adolfo Delacruz, 35, an employee of Stacy's Pizzeria, which has locations on Market Street near 42nd in West Philadelphia and on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue in Overbrook Park, has been charged with two counts of bribery. An employee with the Inspector General's Office who was wired as part of the investigation posed as a health inspector and visited the Stacy's Pizzeria location in Overbrook Park on Sept.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Dana was kind of flu-ish one Sunday night in November 2009, but she joined her roommate Maria at the bar below their apartment anyway. Dana was not thrilled to learn that the guy Maria was seeing and one of his friends would be joining them. She didn't bother changing out of her sweatpants. Matt, the friend, strolled in wearing Yankees garb. Dana's apartment was in Hoboken, but her heart was firmly in Philadelphia. The Washington Township native still smarted from her Phillies' then-recent World Series loss to those damn Yankees.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the regulars funnel into the pizza parlor, Rocky Wilson greets them with a high-pitched voice and a monkey sock puppet. "Helloooo!" he says, exchanging hugs and pleasantries (switching back and forth between his normal and puppet voice). It's Wednesday night in downtown Camden, and Wilson has turned off the TVs in the pizzeria's small dining room, draped a leopard-print cloth over a bright light fixture to cast a warmer glow over the room, and placed a stack of poetry books on a center table.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
"I'm either in a dough room, a dairy, or a dungeon office," says Stephanie Reitano. "But I just washed my hands and grabbed a cup - so we can talk. " But where to begin? Gelato? Pizza? Her Jersey roots and fierce Philly pride? All of the above, it turns out, spark enthusiasm in the dynamic 44-year-old Fairmount resident and mother of three, who also happens to be Philadelphia's gelato queen at Capogiro, the exceptional gelateria empire she founded with husband John Reitano in 2002.
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