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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.
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.
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
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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Makes 1 pizza or 6 servings For the crust: 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons warm water 1/2 package dry yeast (11/2 teaspoons) 1 tablespoon neutral oil, plus a little more for oiling the dough 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 3 tablespoons flour on wooden board For the Sauce: 1 10 ounce can tomato puree 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon basil 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8...
FOOD
September 9, 2016
Makes 12 slices 1 packed cup fresh spinach leaves, larger stems removed 1/2 cup prepared pesto (refrigerated is usually better than jarred) 1 bag pizza dough 2 cups shredded mozzarella 1 cup grated Parmesan, divided Pizza sauce 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. 2. Combine the spinach and pesto in a food processor and process into a paste. Set aside. 3. On a lightly floured work surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough as thin as possible (about 14 or 16 inches long and 9 inches wide)
FOOD
September 2, 2016
In a city of pizza riches, Fishtown already serves some of the best, from the cheffy Neapolitans at Wm. Mulherin's Sons to the crispy cult rounds at Pizzeria Beddia. With the recent arrival of Medusa along its northern edge, the neighborhood now has another worthy destination - a starkly modern and spacious bilevel hall that makes the wood-fired pizza experience all the more accessible. The view from its second floor deck, gazing north from the corner of York and Gaul over the rooftops of rapidly gentrifying Kensington and Port Richmond, is a draw in itself.
FOOD
August 5, 2016 | By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer
North of Northern Liberties, the intermittent clanging of a tinny firehouse bell is a sound familiar to many. But it doesn't signal a blaze requiring immediate attention. There, the ring means one thing: The pizza truck is coming your way. A roving staple of the River Wards for more than 50 years, this boxy, boisterous slice-dispensing truck is an institution in this part of town, an outlier untouched by the pull of the new-wave mobile-food culture. It's not wrapped in loud graphics; it doesn't work college-campus or music-festival circuits.
FOOD
July 8, 2016
That's a wrap Instead of using plastic wrap to cover bowls, store sandwiches, and wrap cheese - and then throwing it away - consider a reusable, natural alternative. Bee's Wrap is washable, made with beeswax and cloth. The warmth of your hands is enough to mold and seal it into place. - Samantha Melamed Bee's Wrap, $19 for a set of three 10-by-11-inch wraps at Kitchenette, 117 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, 215-829-4949 Pizza that goes against the grain If you're off gluten but still craving pizza, Smart Flour Foods' version, with a crisp crust made of amaranth, sorghum, and teff, might help you climb back from the brink of despair.
FOOD
July 1, 2016 | Craig LaBan, Food Critic
"Who is pizza_jew?" And "where can I get these?!" are two of the hotter questions in recent months among locals surfing #pizzaporn on Instagram. As I lingered over that relatively new account's gallery of gorgeous Neapolitan pies, the hint "Jersey Shore" was dropped, and my own curiosity was piqued, too. It turns out that Mike Fitzick, 30, is the pizzaiolo in question, and Valentina's in Northfield is his hearth home base. Of course! I loved this Neapolitan BYOB during my visit last summer, recognizing it as one of the Shore's best trattorias.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police are searching for two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver and shot him in the back of the head Monday night. Detectives believe the 34-year-old driver was set up by the two robbers, who called in an order for pizza, steaks and soda to be delivered to a house on the 5700 block of Beaumont Avenue in Kingsessing, Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said Tuesday. After the driver arrived on the block and got out of his 1998 gold Toyota Corolla to organize the food and call the person who made the order, two men approached him, police said.
FOOD
May 27, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Kafta pizza 2. "Pizza danish" 3. Grilled Italian sausage for sandwiches For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Manakeesh Cafe (4420 Walnut St.) 2. La Colombe (all locations). 3. Rocco's Italian Sausages (2200 W. Oregon Ave. Home Depot)
FOOD
April 1, 2016
The notion of a pizza topped with Mexican ingredients is not new to Philadelphia, where pizzerias like Rosario's on Wharton Street have been topping pies with everything from chicken tinga to mole for several years. But few cooks are quite as well-prepared to deliver Mex-Italian fusion as Justino Jimenez, the Puebla-born chef who cooked for several years at Vetri, Osteria, and Amis. When Jimenez sold his Oregon Avenue taqueria in September and moved uptown to buy Logan Square Pizza (now Pizza & Cocina)
FOOD
March 25, 2016
Serves 12 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 2½ cups warm water 6½ to 7 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons olive oil 9 large eggs 2½ cups freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese ¼ pound provolone, chopped into small pieces ¼ cup ham steak, chopped into small pieces ¼ cup sweet sopressata, chopped into small pieces 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash ...
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