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What’s Cooking on 1060: A Mexican Diner, Seafood Deliveries, and More!

(Alex Capasso.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

(Alex Capasso. Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) —   Crow and the Pitcher, at 267 South 19th Street, just off Rittenhouse Square, opens next week.  It features a “cheese cave” and “new American food,” but owner Alex Capasso, who worked under famed Philadelphia chef Georges Perrier, is admittedly French-influenced.

“He’s really given us a lot of support, more than we could ever hope for,” Capasso (top photo) tells What’s Cooking.  “As a matter of fact, as an opening gift he gave us a Christofle cheese cart from Le Bec Fin.”

Hear the full “Crow and the Pitcher” interview (runs 8:27)…

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Also opening next week (April 14th) is Cafe Ynez, at 2025 Washington Avenue.   Owner Jill Weber (below) describes it as a “Mexican diner.”

 

(Jill Weber, in the dining room of Cafe Ynez.  Photo by  Danya Henninger, ImagicDigital.com)

(Jill Weber, in the dining room of Cafe Ynez. Photo by Danya Henninger, ImagicDigital.com)

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“The executive chef is from Mexico City, and he is making all sorts of samitas, which is a specific type of Mexican sandwich on sesame bread,” Weber explains.  “Enchilatas.  We’re doing rotisserie chicken for take-out, for dinners.  We’re doing breakfast, coffee, pastries, et cetera, but all with a Mexican theme.”

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Hear the full “Cafe Ynez” interview (runs 7:13)…

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And Janet Anastasi Stechman (below), vice president of Anastasi Seafood Inc., says the Italian Market-staple restaurant is now offering catering and fresh fish deliveries.

 

(Janet Anastasi Stechman.  Photo provided)

(Janet Anastasi Stechman. Photo provided)

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“The people that have moved into Philadelphia are a lot of young professionals,” Stechman says, “so we have the chance now to help the young professionals and the caregivers bring our foods right to their door.  And it’s a new service that we believe is needed.”

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Hear the full “Anastasi Seafood” interview (runs 7:31)…

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And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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