Fiore, a modern Italian cafe-restaurant from two pedigreed New York chefs, is now soft-open at 757 S. Front St. in the Queen Village building that years ago housed Frederick’s before The Village Belle and Kanella South. Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil are aiming at the neighborhood with an operation that starts in the morning and adds dinner once th...

Italians know a thing or two about feasting. (See: Feast of the Seven Fishes, Feast of San Gennaro, any Sunday night my family gathers for Nonna’s gnocchi). But there’s one legendary feast that makes all the others look like light snacks. La Panarda, an epic 40-course, 8-to-10-hour meal, hails from the Abruzzo region of Italy, and, at least since 2...

Daniel Leone has been a Philly cop for more than 23 years. But recently, things have gone downhill on the job for the 47-year-old Northern Liberties resident. In a just-filed federal lawsuit, Leone claims that members of the Philadelphia Police Department have discriminated against him because he’s an Italian American. It all started close to ten y...

Preparing to go over the top with the romance this Valentine's Day? While there is no shortage of romantic restaurants in and around Philadelphia, it turns out you don't have to go far to find the most romantic restaurant in the whole of Pennsylvania. That's according to food and recipe site Delish, which proclaimed Society Hill's Bistro Romano as...

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...