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Blackbird Pizzeria Is Coming to Northern Liberties — And More Intel

Plus, Wissahickon Brewing Co. opens this weekend

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Blackbird Pizzeria

— Fresh off its win at for Veg’s Best Vegan Cheesesteak contest, Blackbird Pizzeria tells Michael Klein a second all-vegan location is coming, this one in Northern Liberties.

— Family-owned Wissahickon Brewing Co. in East Falls is introducing itself to the neighborhood on Saturday with an all-day grand opening party.

— Starting April 1, Alla Spina will offer Saturday brunch. The beer cheese toast, ribs and eggs, and apple pie pancakes used to be offered only on Sundays.

— It looks like Tasty Tuscan is moving forward on South Broad. reported over a year ago that the Italian restaurant and marketplace was taking over the former Tashan spot at 777 S. Broad St., with the owners hoping to open in July 2016. The application for a liquor license sign was just posted on Saturday.

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
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— Speaking of Italian restaurants, Stefano Biasini, co-owner of Gran Caffe L'Aquila on Chestnut Street, will be competing in the World Cup of Gelato. He won the contest in 2014. But for the first time, Biasini will be representing the U.S. team instead of the Italian one. The international competition takes place in Rimini, Italy, in January 2018.

— There’s a new place to satisfy dumpling and bubble tea cravings in West Philly: Curry Bird is open at 46th and Woodland.