The address that most recently housed Greek favorite Kanella South is getting a new tenant next year. Chefs Justine MacNeil and Ed Crochet, who are married, are opening Fiore at 757 S. Front Street. They’re planning it as an Italian daytime cafe that transitions into a full-service restaurant in the evening. The couple is coming from New York City,...

Anyone who has ever wanted a piece of Frank Rizzo is in luck. The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief is for sale, and so is just about everything inside. Rizzo’s estate sale starts Black Friday, Nov. 23, and will feature hundreds of items both large and small, including his billy club and Rolodex, Italian-made...

Italian-American Foundation, Filitalia, honors Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Founder & President of Sbarro Health Research Organization at Temple University with the Humanitarian award at the foundation’s 31st Anniversary Gala. Filitalia International & Foundation celebrates 31 years of commitment, dedication and service at their Annual Gala Dinner on...

La Trentunesima Cena Annuale di Gala di Filitalia International (FI) si è svolta al Celebrations Banquet Hall, in Bensalem, PA dalle 16.30 fino alle 22.30 di domenica 11 novembre 2018. Il Maestro di Cerimonia della serata di gala è stato Marco Circelli, Direttivo Esecutivo di FI, il quale ha ricordato ai presenti che l’organizzazione celebra il tre...

An Italian cafe/restaurant called Fiore is on the way to the former Kanella South space in Queen Village. Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil, two pedigreed chefs last in New York, have signed a lease for 757 S. Front St., which last was Kanella South after a brief spell as Village Belle, which followed a decades-long run as Frederick's. (Kanella's Kons...

Parliamo di te del tuo arrivo negli Usa a 25 anni e la formazione artistica all’Accademia di Arte di Philadelphia?“Sono nata a Roma ed ho sempre disegnato e dipinto poi intorno ai 25 anni ho deciso di andare negli Stati Uniti per conoscere me stessa. Ho vissuto in diverse città della costa orientale ed occidentale, e mi sono trasferita a Philadelph...

This column is a partial thank-you to the creepy cowards who vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue at Broad and Oregon and the History of Italian Immigration Museum on East Passyunk Avenue. Because of your vandalism, I met Michael Bonasera, a listener and one of the people who founded and runs the museum. On our recent tour, Bonasera said: "Th...

If you’re looking for a super-authentic South Philly Italian meal in the city these days—a classic chicken parm or meatballs in red gravy—you better know someone who’s willing to invite you over for dinner, or hope that Mr. Joe’s is open. (The little restaurant run by Vincent Termini, Sr. known for its authentic dishes is also known for being prett...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and salads, has made its debut in the neighborhood. Called Pat's Pizza & Pasta, the new addition is located at 1410 South St. in Graduate Hospital. Expect to see a diverse selection of traditional Italian and American eats, including pizza, burgers, pasta and sandwiches. Look for the new lobster ravioli stuffed wi...

La storia di Mario Gendrachi è di quelle che racchiudono quasi interamente l’esperienza della nostra emigrazione. Nacque a Campobasso nel 1908 da Ernesto e Giuseppina. A solo due anni giunse, con i suoi genitori, negli Stati Uniti. La famiglia Gendrachi si stabilì a Philadelphia. Qui il piccolo Mario conobbe la difficoltà dell’emigrazione e la dure...