Chef Luke Palladino Debuts Late Spring and Early Summer Menu at Palladino's on Passyunk

Chef Luke Palladino announces the debut of late spring and early summer dishes at Palladino’s on Passyunk (1934 East Passyunk). Eighteen new offerings will place the spotlight on vegetables and meats at the prime of their season and freshness.

Highlights will include Sweet Pea Tortelli (filled with ricotta, peas and mint, brown butter, shaved parmigiano), Black Spaghetti (made with cuttlefish ink, sautéed ramps, shrimp, bottarga, toasted bread crumbs), Pollo in Porchetta (poussin chicken stuffed with pancetta, garlic, sage, rosemary, fennel pollen, served over cannellini bean puree, broccoli rabe pesto, slow roasted tomatoes and Mixed Grill Spiedino (skewered shrimp, fish, Barnegat scallops, oregano-scented breadcrumbs, salmoriglio sauce).

For a sweet ending, Chef will supplement Luke’s Cannoli and Affogato with three new dessert offerings, including Ricotta Zeppole, Cheesecake and Fallen Chocolate Torta.

Chef’s spring menu changes mark the the first major transition of the menu since the restaurant opened in December of 2014. Going forward, Chef will debut new seasonal dishes two to three times each season. Look for other summer dishes to debut just in time for squash blossom season in two to three weeks. All mentioned new dishes are available starting this week. Let's eat! 

NEW DISHES:

ANTIPASTI COLD

Vignarola - Baby artichokes, fava beans, peas, spring onions, mint, oilve oil. $10.00

ANTIPASTI HOT

NJ Asparagus Two Ways - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

NJ Asparagus Two Ways - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

NJ Asparagus Two Ways - Savory asparagus flan, truffled egg salad,    shaved asparagus, lemon, Ligurian oil, shaved parmigiano. $11.00

Wood Grilled Octopus - Ramp salsa verde, potatoes, olivada. $13.00

FRITTI

Spring Vegetable Fritto Misto - Swiss chard ribs, artichokes, asparagus, spring onions. $11.00

ZUPPA & INSALATA

Zuppa Di Carciofi - Purée of artichoke soup, fava bean pesto, Tuscan oil. $9.00

Spring Greens - Assorted greens, shaved Ubriaco cheese, spring vegetables, rhubarb vinaigrette. $10.00

The Anti-Wedge - Bibb lettuce, gorgonzola cheese, shaved bermuda onion, candied pecans, smoked chili ranch dressing, crisp pancetta. $11.00

FOCACCIA/ FLATBREADS

Carciofi - Stuffed with stracchino cheese, topped with baby artichokes, shaved bottarga, parsley. $17.00

Mortadella Focaccia - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Mortadella Focaccia - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Mortadella - Stuffed with stracchino cheese, topped with sliced mortadella, pistachio pesto. $18.00

HAND-CRAFTED PASTAS

Sweet Pea Tortelli - Photo by Aversa PR & Events


Sweet Pea Tortelli - Photo by Aversa PR & Events


Sweet Pea Tortelli - Filled with ricotta, peas and mint, brown butter, shaved parmigiano. $21.00

Black Spaghetti - Pasta made with cuttlefish ink, sautéed ramps, shrimp, bottarga, toasted bread crumbs. $26.00

Maccheroni - Beef ragu, pea tendril pesto. $24.00

WOOD-FIRED GRILL

Pollo in Porchetta - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Pollo in Porchetta - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Pollo in Porchetta - Poussin chicken stuffed with pancetta, garlic, sage, rosemary, fennel pollen, served over cannellini bean puree, broccoli rabe pesto, slow roasted tomatoes. $24.00

Kobe Strip Steak 8 ounces. $48.00

Mixed Grill Spiedino - Skewered shrimp, fish, Barnegat scallops, oregano-scented breadcrumbs, salmoriglio sauce. $30.00

DESSERTS

Ricotta Zeppole - Moscato zabaglione. $9.00

Cheesecake - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Cheesecake - Photo by Aversa PR & Events

Cheesecake - Amaretti cookie crust, berry-basil composta, Florentine crisp, aged balsamic. $9.00

Fallen Chocolate Torta - Flourless Valrhona chocolate cake, Strega zabaglione, seasonal berries. $10.00

For more information, please visit www.lukepalladino.com/Palladinos, visit Open Table, follow @palladinosepx, like Palladino's on Facebook or call (267) 928-4339.

Inis Nua Theatre Company Serves A Play, A Pie and A Pint with Reprise of The Letter of Last Resort

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Inis Nua Theatre Company offers up a reprise of The Letter of Last Resort, our contribution to Tiny Dynamite’s popular A Play, A Pie and A Pint. We call it our Second Helping! Thought-provoking and darkly funny, The Letter of Last Resort explores the surreal nature of nuclear deterrents. The new Prime Minister is required to write a letter that will go into a safe within a safe within a Trident submarine. She must envision a world beyond all imagination and then decide…yes or no? Playwright David Greig is the author of Inis Nua’s Barrymore award winning Midsummer [a play with songs]. Claire Moyer directs Susan Giddings and Adam Rzepka in this intriguing tale based on real life protocol. 

The Letter of Last Resort runs Tuesday through Thursday, May 19, 20, and 21 at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. This short pub play is only $15 per ticket, and includes a beer (or soft drink) and choice of pie (meat or veggie), so it is a great early "night out". Doors open at 6:00pm (to get your pint and pie); show starts at 6:30pm. 

For tickets, call (215) 454-9776 or visit inisnuatheatre.org. For more information, and to join the conversation, please like Inis Nua Theatre Company on Facebook and follow @InisNuaTheatre on Twitter.

ABOUT INIS NUA THEATRE COMPANY
 
Inis Nua’s mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world.  Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experiences.

To date, Inis Nua has produced one world premiere, nine American premieres and eleven Philadelphia premieres. Inis Nua Theatre Company has been the recipient of grants from the Wyncote Foundation, the Independence Foundation, the Fels Fund, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. Inis Nua Theatre has also had seven playwrights visit during production of their shows.

 

Top Artists and Makers Present Handmade-in-America Wares at CRAFT PHILA Liberty Bell Fair

Top Artists and Makers Present Handmade-in-America Wares at CRAFT PHILA Liberty Bell Fair

Philly’s CRAFT PHILA-Liberty Bell Fair celebrates the region’s top independent artists with a juried, open-air festival at 6th and Market Streets. On Saturday, May 16 (10:00am to 7:00pm) and Sunday, May 17 (10:00am to 5:00pm) dozens of jewelers, fiber, glass and leather craftspeople, photographers, painters and printmakers will showcase handmade-in-the-USA wares.

Fair shoppers can also enjoy food and drink from the City’s best food trucks and carts. Entertainment and family fun will include live music, circus performances, art lessons for the kids, games and prizes, sidewalk chalk drawing, a selfie station, patriotic decor and other surprises. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine. For more information, please visit www.craftphila.orgwww.facebook.com, call (267) 679-3121 or twee

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South Street Spring Festival Kicks Off Philadelphia's Summer Season with Music, Food, Drinks, Family Fun, Art, Shopping and More on Saturday, May 2, 2015

South Street Spring Festival Kicks Off Philadelphia's Summer Season with Music, Food, Drinks, Family Fun, Art, Shopping and More on Saturday, May 2, 2015

South Street Spring Festival is ready to rock with the Philadelphia’s best sounds, tastes, sips, shopping and sights on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. This giant free, all-ages outdoor block party will close down South Street (between Front and 8th) and run along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard).

More than 30 eateries, bars and food trucks will serve signature and special dishes and drinks under the blue skies. More than 40 bands will rock three stages and seven performance areas. Headhouse Plaza will be transformed into a giant lawn concert complete with grass, lawn chairs, games and beachballs. Twenty-seven artists will sell their handmade wares and crafts. Children of all ages will enjoy free family fun in the expanded Kids Zone. Over 100 boutiques, small businesses and other other retailers will cater to your style, beauty, health, fitness and other shopping needs. In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the second annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a Maypole.  Outside of Atomic City Comics (638 South Street) look for free giveaways and character appearances during Free Comic Book Day.

South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.

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Theatre Exile Presents Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Plays and Players Theater April 16-May 17, 2015

Theatre Exile Presents Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Plays and Players Theater April 16-May 17, 2015

Marital strife has never been so wickedly fun -- or dysfunctional. Following two sold-out and critically acclaimed productions, Theatre Exile ends their 18th season with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Plays and Players Theater (1714 Delancey Place). Pearce Bunting (Boardwalk Empire), Catharine Slusar, Emilie Krause and Jake Blouch take the stage in this cultural landmark that has been riveting audiences for over 50 years and ruthlessly tears down the façade of the American family. Previews begin on Thursday, April 16, 2015 and opening night is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 32 performances through Sunday, May 17, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022.

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