Revolution House in Old City has a solid beer list and an eclectic menu with cutesy things like mac and cheese topped with chips and meatloaf “bites”. But most cutesy sounding of all were the “lasagna cupcakes.” I had to have that.
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Strolling around Old City, looking for something hearty, I saw a sign advertising “Mom’s Homemade Lasagna” in front of Old City Pizza. I had never been to this place before and it was pretty crowded inside.
Besides pizza, sandwiches, and appetizers, the menu has a few specialty items, including some Greek Food. I was tempted by the spanikopita, but I looked at it behind the counter and the lasagna seemed more of a full meal.
Nina’s Trattoria is a casual Italian restaurant located in the Italian Market. Probably more thought of as a place for dinner, they are open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch as well. Expect an every day brunch menu, plus a shortened list of Italian plates from the dinner menu.
Simple, meat filled hoagies from a plain looking (or even menacing looking) corner deli are one reason I love Philly. Ricci’s Hoagies has been family owened and operated since 1920, according to their website. There are 2 locations, the original by Passyunk Square and the newer store, which I checked out, in Point Breeze. The hoagie shop has bars on its windows, but sometimes the least inviting looking places will have you coming back for more important reasons.
I love reading the write ups from my fellow local bloggers. I do it daily. So it was thanks to Philly Phoodie and Mac and Cheese that I learned about Mr. Joe’s Cafe, the classic, homestyle Italian spot in South Philly. With its olde time furnishings I had thought this place had been around forever, but its actually just a few years old. Adding to that old school feel, the hostess/waitress Annamaria, lauded for her front of house service, makes you feel like you are being taken care of by someone’s Italian aunt. As a disclaimer, the menu items are pretty much all over $10. But essentially with each order you are getting a 3 course meal.
We’ve all played the game of imagining our last meal on earth, though we hope the time for such a feast is far far away. Every year however, I plan out my last meal. My last meal before I am without bread, pasta, and most good carbs for a whole week because of Passover. This year it was easy, I knew my perfect “last meal” had to involve the Philly King of Bread- Sarcone’s.
Cacia Bakery is a tiny spot in South Philly with rolls and slices of pizza behind glass for you to point at and take home with you. The snack sized square slices are barely over a dollar, but you will need a few to fill up.
I had heard tales of their tomato slice, but I just didn’t want to give up cheese. Instead, I was directed to the “pizzaz” slice.