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)…
Also opening next week (April 14th) is Cafe Ynez, at 2025 Washington Avenue. Owner Jill Weber (below) describes it as a “Mexican diner.”
“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.”
Hear the full “Cafe Ynez” interview (runs 7:13)…
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.
“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.”
Hear the full “Anastasi Seafood” interview (runs 7:31)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”