Friday, November 12, 2010

Barbuzzo Opens Wednesday With Piggy Popcorn & Pizza

Speed walking from one air conditioned destination to the next is nearly a thing of the past and hopefully sooner than later, you’ll be able to slow your roll and take a look around – maybe even notice some of the new, soon to be neighborhood gems that will be opening their doors in the coming weeks. First out of the gate is Barbuzzo, a Mediterranean kitchen and bar, opening Wednesday, September 1, in what’s been renamed Midtown Village, formerly known as the Gayborhood.

Both the ambiance and the menu are planned to be a fresh, home made, farm-housey tribute to a recent trip to the Mediterranean coast, taken by owners Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. Menu prices range from $3 - $20 and offer a selection of snacks & spreads like the piggy popcorn – a.k.a. Chicarones, Barbuzzo’s house made pork rinds, boards with cured meats or veggies, salads & vegetables, Neapolitan pizza from the wood burning oven, pasta and plates.

The front of the house / back of the house team has had a solid run of successes growing the 100 block of 13th Street, home to their other ventures; Lolita and Bindi, both BYO, a gourmet prepared food spot, aptly named Grocery and two lifestyle boutiques.

With the addition of this Mediterranean sister comes the perk of adding a bar to the internationally distinguished family. Barbuzzo is planning a list of signature cocktails influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean, as well as a frequently changing wine list offering 30 wines by the bottle, six reds and six whites by the glass.

Barbuzzo will serve dinner Monday – Sunday from 5pm – midnight. They offer indoor, outdoors and bar seating with happy hour beginning at 4pm daily and lunch and brunch coming soon.

Barbuzzo 110 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 215-546-9300

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