Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch sat down with the acclaimed Philadelphia chef to talk about why he chose Moorestown and what foodies can expect to see on the menu—and when.
After 14-plus years innovating Philadelphia’s restaurant scene, preeminent Italian chef Marc Vetri will open his first restaurant outside the city when he brings Osteria to the Moorestown Mall later this year. Vetri opened the original Osteria, located on North Broad Street in Philadelphia, in 2007, nine years after opening the eponymous Vetri. Osteria (pronounced “O-stuh-ree-a”) describes itself as a traditional Italian eatery specializing in “homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas or wood grilled meats and fish.” Philadelphia Magazine named Osteria its No. 1 restaurant in 2008 and 2012, and it’s landed in the top 15 every year since it opened. Vetri—who, according to the restaurant’s website, spent years working in “some of the finest …
Monday, December 24, 2012
'Tis the Season for a look back at 2012, Mo'town style!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Marsia Mason
Monday, December 24, 2012
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Moorestown, Lack of parking near Main Street was getting us down. The lot was fenced off all around old town hall, And EDAC was celebrating out at the mall. Mo’towners were nestled all snug in their beds, whilst visions of fine dining danced in their heads. Maybe Emeril or Paula, well Vetri for sure! Perhaps Morimoto, with a crab soup du jour. On the library roof there arose such a clatter, Perhaps ‘twas my critics? Ah well, they don’t matter! Perhaps ‘twas Mark Morgan, he’s put up a new show! He’s cast all of Moorestown, 20,000 or so. But at the library, things weren’t going so well, Patrons complained, “Holy Cow! What’s that smell?” Away to the window to let in the breeze, “How sad,” we …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Acclaimed Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri plans to open a second Osteria at the Moorestown Mall, according to a PREIT spokeswoman.
It's official. Nearly a year after entering into talks with PREIT, world-renowned Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri has signed a lease agreement to open a restaurant at the Moorestown Mall. PREIT spokeswoman Judy Trias said Vetri signed the lease late last week, only a few days after PREIT, which owns the Moorestown Mall, was formally awarded four liquor licenses. She said the restaurant will be a version of Vetri's Osteria, located on Broad Street in Philadelphia. The original Osteria opened in 2007 and has been consistently recognized as one of the best restaurants in the city. Vetri himself leaked the news Friday, tweeting, "Let's see if you can figure out what this means!!!! BOOM!!!," with a picture of the lease agreement attached. "…