Small Bites for March 24, 2019

Back with the show last night, and here’s what I mentioned during my segment:

  • The second incarnation of Pizzeria Beddia has now opened on North Lee Street in Fishtown. Joe Beddia’s new place is a full restaurant and bar, but it’s still going to be a trick to get a seat. According to Philly Mag, reservations are already booked well into next week. Evidently Joe will not be only one making pizzas at the new place, so we’ll see if these pies will maintain its status as Greatest in the US.
  • Blume is the name of the new concept that is taking over for Cinder Copper & Lace on Locust Street, according to multiple reports. Out with the ciders and sour beers, and in with a natural wine and cocktail bar and restaurant. Look for a late-April opening.
  • Alpen Rose is a new steakhouse from Michael Schulson that is opening on 13th Street in the Midtown Village section. Seating only 40 people, it’s a throwback steakhouse with dark wood and chandeliers. Eater Philly posted the menu, which includes a 32oz porterhouse and a 45oz Tomahawk. Opening date is this Wednesday, March 27th.
  • National Cheesesteak Day was yesterday, so how about a nice vegetarian cheesesteak? Thanks to Questlove, Citizens Bank Park will be serving a cheesesteak that uses the plant-based Impossible product as the steak substitute. Questlove’s Cheesesteak will be available at every Phillies home game.
  • Two new breweries in South Jersey to be on the lookout for: Axe & Arrow Brewing, which will join Bonesaw and will give Glassboro two microbreweries, and Neck of the Woods Brewing, which will give Pitman three microbreweries.

Other stories of interest from this past week include:

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