When I was a kid I thought it was pretty cool that we had a bunch of cousins who lived in Rhode Island.  They were all from my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and when we would drive north to see them or they would come to Philly to visit, there was always fun to be had.   My earliest recollections, of our visits to the Warwick area, come...

Italian restaurant Fiore is preparing to open on S Front Street, with a series of dinners starting this week. The Queen Village restaurant, which takes over the former Kanella South space, comes from a duo of chefs with some notable experience. As previously reported, Justine MacNeil and Ed Crochet bring experience from New York restaurants Craft a...

Pietro, Antonio, Ireneo MEO (negli Stati Uniti scelse di chiamarsi solo Ireneo) nacque a Castelguidone (CH), in corso del Popolo n.10, il 16 luglio del 1894 da Beniamino e Carmina “Carminuccia” D’Amelio. Partecipò alla Prima Guerra Mondiale guadagnandosi prestigiose decorazioni. Poi, nel 1921, decise di tentare il “sogno americano”. Arrivò ad “Elli...

Friday, January 18, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Leading this session is Stephanie Longo, an Italian American writer based in Dunmore, PA. Boasting one of the nation's largest and most diverse Itali...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Gran Caffe L'aquila. Topping the list is Gran Caffe L'Aquila. Located at 1716 Chestnut St. in Rittenhou...

While working on this teacher diversity series, we visited one of the schools in the city with an all-white faculty, A.S. Jenks in South Philadelphia. What we found was a school that in many ways is a model of diversity. Its principal is black, and the student body comes from all over the world. Its teachers, nearly all of them native white South P...

The Italian Market in South Philadelphia was packed with shoppers who were all packing their shopping bags with lots of fixins' for Christmas. "I have Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, fresh figs,” said one Italian Market shopper. She joined hundred heading to Isgro Pastries shop at 10th and Christian Street, like Maria from Las Vegas. "You can't visit...

Christmas is a wonderful holiday.  As I grew up, this was always evident and proven year after year in our loving Italian-American family. Most importantly was the religious aspect of Christmas, where we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by attending mass and receiving Holy Communion. Our little church, Our Lady of Loreto, at...

“The Grinch came last night and stole Christmas from 9th Street,” said Amber Volpe. Volpe, with the Visitor’s Center at the Italian Market is referencing an incident that occurred December 15, just after 12:15 a.m. A man is seen in surveillance video walking away with a portion of the nativity scene near the intersection of 9th and Catharine Street...

La Panarda, a marathon meal at East Passyunk Avenue’s Le Virtu lasting more than 40 courses and nine hours, is back for its seventh year. The epic Southern Italian feast, which takes over the entire restaurant, is planned for Sunday, January 27, starting at noon. Le Virtu will begin accepting La Panarda reservations beginning Friday, December 7, at...