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October 26, 2006 | By RICHARD PAWLAK For the Daily News
IN CHICAGO, Lou Malnati's serves the city's classic deep-dish pizza. In New Haven, Conn., it's Pepe's or Sally's for a heady white clam pie. Wolfgang Puck's duck-sausage pizza still rules in Los Angeles. And in New York, fuhgeddaboudit, nothing tops the smoky, charred pies from the coal ovens of Lombardi's or Totonno's. But is there a pizza that Philly can call its own? The brick-oven-baked beauties from Tacconelli's in Port Richmond and Marra's in South Philly are strong contenders, but Philly isn't really a brick-oven pizza town.
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October 19, 1994 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
I'm old enough to remember Saturday matinees for 50 cents and pizza slices for a quarter. My mom would drop me off at our old neighborhood theater so I could watch a Tarzan movie, a serial and cartoons while she worked as a waitress at a nearby restaurant to earn a few extra bucks for the family. I wondered whether such cheap entertainment could still be found. So I asked my colleague Phantom Rider, who knows how to make the Indian cry on a buffalo nickel. "You should go to the Devon in Mayfair," said Phantom, "and make sure you stop in at Tony's afterward for a tomato pie. " That's what we did. At the Devon, we saw a movie about Andre the seal, who swam every year from the Boston aquarium back to Rockport, Maine, and the family who loved him. The movie tickets were $2 each.
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April 4, 2001 | by Peggy Landers Daily News Food Editor
The hair on the back of Frank Santucci's neck stands on end when a customer orders "tomato pie. " "To one it means a pizza with no cheese, to another it means pie with sliced tomato, and to another it means cheese and sauce," laments the owner of Santucci's Original Square Pizza, 4019 O St. "When they order 'tomato pie' we have to ask 'What do you mean by that?' And every time we ask we get a different answer.. . .Sometimes I don't think they even know what they're asking for. " Santucci's been in the pizza biz since '76, back when "if you wanted a pie with no cheese you'd SAY it. " But lately - as in the last three or four years - he's been getting a lot of requests for tomato pie, which - in case you are among the uninitiated - is a pizza with tomato sauce, no cheese.
FOOD
April 4, 2001 | by Peggy Landers Daily News Food Editor
They're close-mouthed with their recipes Nobody, but NOBODY will reveal the exact recipe for their tomato pie. "Don't get mad at me," says Wink Hall, co-owner with his wife, Minelly, of Gaeta's Italian Bakery on Castor Avenue. "It's my bread and butter. " We understand, Wink. And we take up the challenge to figure out - on our own - how to make a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering pomodoro pie. We realize that genius can be found in simplicity. And, having tasted several area tomato pies, we also realize that no two pies taste alike.
NEWS
October 11, 1996 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
Family Fare recently completed its second year of reviews in its current incarnation. The assignment has had a civilizing effect on our boys. Nick is almost 10 and now takes a full nine minutes to eat his meal. Beeka the Destroyer is 7, and we've been able to remove the muzzle and leash. To celebrate, we offer a list of the top five restaurants we've visited. Our list is not based so much on food - we omitted several places where the food was great - but the combination of food and kid-friendly ambiance.
FOOD
May 1, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
What's new The first Greek American chef at the mod Greek spot  Opa  (1311 Sansom St.), Bobby Saritsoglou has revamped the menu top to bottom. It's all small plates. Mike Giammarino, who owns the century-old Lombardi's in Manhattan as well as Gennaro's Tomato Pie in South Philadelphia, just debuted  Grace & Pat's , a family friendly ristorante at 1533 S. 11th St. (215-336-3636), across from the Singing Fountain on Passyunk Square. The cash-only BYOB - done up in New York subway kitsch - has an early, limited menu of pizza, appetizers, salads, and desserts.
NEWS
May 15, 1987 | By SAM GUGINO, Special to the Daily News
I remember a segment on "All in the Family" some years ago in which Edith tried to foist some exotic ethnic food on Archie. Archie rebelled by saying, "To hell with this, I'm going out to eat something American - pizza. " Pizza is America's No. 1 food, outstripping hamburgers and hot dogs. The 38,000 pizza restaurants in the United States represent more than 10 percent of all restaurants, and that total keeps multiplying like so many amoebas. Pizzas have now gone far beyond the basic red-sauced pie to include almost any topping, filling, and shape imaginable.
NEWS
March 9, 2007 | By Keith Forrest
Poets are people, too. I know it doesn't seem that way. Most of us approach a poem with all the enthusiasm of a child forced to eat soggy vegetables. I didn't discover Dickinson, Whitman and Frost of my own free will. I had a high school English teacher standing over me, cracking her intellectual whip. If I didn't interpret the poem adroitly, a ghastly grade would serve as my sentence. At that point in my life, I saw poets as torturers who had struck some perverse bargain with frustrated educators.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2010
NOT TO BRAG, but when I happened across a story in yesterday's Daily News by my colleague Catherine Lucey about how more people are calling Philly home these days, I couldn't help but do a little chest-thumping. The City of Brotherly Love is the bombdiggedy, as they say. We already know the cost of living in Philly is way cheaper than Washington and New York City, and the city's neighborhoods are all that . . . but here are my reasons why Philadelphia is a great place to live.
SPORTS
February 9, 2001 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Pneumonia was no match for Kelly McCallion. The Springfield senior was diagnosed with the illness not once but twice this season, and she still qualified for the District 1 Class AA swimming championships for the fourth straight season. McCallion advanced in the 200-yard freestyle, the 500 freestyle, and the 200 individual medley. "She's probably my most talented senior," Springfield coach Rob Evans said. "She's not the quiet and shy type. They thought the pneumonia was out of her. When the doctor let her, she watched practice from the sidelines.
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May 1, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
What's new The first Greek American chef at the mod Greek spot  Opa  (1311 Sansom St.), Bobby Saritsoglou has revamped the menu top to bottom. It's all small plates. Mike Giammarino, who owns the century-old Lombardi's in Manhattan as well as Gennaro's Tomato Pie in South Philadelphia, just debuted  Grace & Pat's , a family friendly ristorante at 1533 S. 11th St. (215-336-3636), across from the Singing Fountain on Passyunk Square. The cash-only BYOB - done up in New York subway kitsch - has an early, limited menu of pizza, appetizers, salads, and desserts.
FOOD
January 24, 2013
Mike Giammarino, whose Lombardi's Pizza on 18th Street was displaced in 2005 for the construction of the 10 Rittenhouse condos, found a corner spot in South Philly for his month-old revival, Gennaro's Tomato Pie. Giammarino - whose Lombardi's in New York is acknowledged as the oldest pizzeria in the United States - puts out old-school, well-done New York-style pizza. The signature white pizza has a sturdy yet lightweight crust that holds generous portions of fresh mozzarella and ricotta salata, bubbling and brown.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | Dan Gross
Snoop Dogg will perform a 30-minute concert after the Philadelphia Soul's first-round Arena Football League playoff game July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Joining Snoop will be Biz Markie, of "Just a Friend" fame, who will perform that hit and a few other tunes at halftime. Snoop's show is free to those who attend that game as well as to all season ticketholders. VIP meet-and-greet passes are available for an additional cost. Snoop is a youth-football coach, and his son Cordell is a football star at Diamond Bar High in California who received a scholarship offer to play at UCLA.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2010
NOT TO BRAG, but when I happened across a story in yesterday's Daily News by my colleague Catherine Lucey about how more people are calling Philly home these days, I couldn't help but do a little chest-thumping. The City of Brotherly Love is the bombdiggedy, as they say. We already know the cost of living in Philly is way cheaper than Washington and New York City, and the city's neighborhoods are all that . . . but here are my reasons why Philadelphia is a great place to live.
NEWS
March 9, 2007 | By Keith Forrest
Poets are people, too. I know it doesn't seem that way. Most of us approach a poem with all the enthusiasm of a child forced to eat soggy vegetables. I didn't discover Dickinson, Whitman and Frost of my own free will. I had a high school English teacher standing over me, cracking her intellectual whip. If I didn't interpret the poem adroitly, a ghastly grade would serve as my sentence. At that point in my life, I saw poets as torturers who had struck some perverse bargain with frustrated educators.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2006 | By RICHARD PAWLAK For the Daily News
IN CHICAGO, Lou Malnati's serves the city's classic deep-dish pizza. In New Haven, Conn., it's Pepe's or Sally's for a heady white clam pie. Wolfgang Puck's duck-sausage pizza still rules in Los Angeles. And in New York, fuhgeddaboudit, nothing tops the smoky, charred pies from the coal ovens of Lombardi's or Totonno's. But is there a pizza that Philly can call its own? The brick-oven-baked beauties from Tacconelli's in Port Richmond and Marra's in South Philly are strong contenders, but Philly isn't really a brick-oven pizza town.
NEWS
May 25, 2004 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rutgers University has a new course, but you have to be a professor to take it. Called Garden State 101, it is a five-day, 540-mile field-trip meant to immerse relatively new instructors in all things New Jersey - or as much as can be covered in that time. The traveling seminar hit the road yesterday, starting at university president Richard McCormick's home in Piscataway, N.J., and stopping in Trenton, Camden and Cherry Hill before heading to Vineland to spend the night. And you might be happy to know that on field trips, even professors get the fourth-grade treatment of a head count when they board the bus. "The goal here is to connect the university to the state, emulating a little bit of that Midwestern tradition where the 'U' is a more central institution in the state than Rutgers currently is in New Jersey," McCormick said.
NEWS
May 20, 2001 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jerry Nicola's mayoral-campaign signs still dot the Montgomery County borough of Bridgeport, their promise perversely fulfilled. "It's Time for a Change!" they proclaim. Change came to Bridgeport with a vengeance Tuesday, though hardly as Nicola had envisioned. On the day voters handed the retired police chief an upset victory over a two-term Republican incumbent, a devastating fire devoured a large chunk of his political inheritance. Roughly half of Bridgeport's businesses vanished in the flames that destroyed the Continental Business Center.
FOOD
April 4, 2001 | by Peggy Landers Daily News Food Editor
They're close-mouthed with their recipes Nobody, but NOBODY will reveal the exact recipe for their tomato pie. "Don't get mad at me," says Wink Hall, co-owner with his wife, Minelly, of Gaeta's Italian Bakery on Castor Avenue. "It's my bread and butter. " We understand, Wink. And we take up the challenge to figure out - on our own - how to make a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering pomodoro pie. We realize that genius can be found in simplicity. And, having tasted several area tomato pies, we also realize that no two pies taste alike.
FOOD
April 4, 2001 | by Peggy Landers Daily News Food Editor
The hair on the back of Frank Santucci's neck stands on end when a customer orders "tomato pie. " "To one it means a pizza with no cheese, to another it means pie with sliced tomato, and to another it means cheese and sauce," laments the owner of Santucci's Original Square Pizza, 4019 O St. "When they order 'tomato pie' we have to ask 'What do you mean by that?' And every time we ask we get a different answer.. . .Sometimes I don't think they even know what they're asking for. " Santucci's been in the pizza biz since '76, back when "if you wanted a pie with no cheese you'd SAY it. " But lately - as in the last three or four years - he's been getting a lot of requests for tomato pie, which - in case you are among the uninitiated - is a pizza with tomato sauce, no cheese.
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