According to the magazine Travel + Leisure, Philly scored the number four slot in a list of the top US cities for pizza. Beaten only by Chicago, Providence (?), and NYC, Philly trounced the competition. Something tells me we have Allegros to thank. PHILLY PRIDE.
Allegro has been defiled beyond recognition. Either that or their sign was just taken down for some regular maintenance. Luckily, the guy who answered the phone confirmed it’s the latter. We’re just glad it’s back. That sign is a neon beacon of hope and cheesy goodness for hundreds of stumbling, partied out Quakers every weekend. Irreplaceable.
LOST & FOUND: Looking for that white slice? It’s looking for you. Pictured here is a (mostly) uneaten slice of Allegro pizza, which has gloomily lived on the 4000 block of Spruce for over 24 hours. Kudos to Penn for not giving into temptation with last night’s case of the drunchies. The Philly raccoon community might not have as much restraint.
Check it: the corner of 40th and Spruce way back in 1970. Groovy. Before Allegro served up greasy pies, this charming little retro diner was (probably) whipping up scrambled eggs, steaming stacks of pancakes, hot and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches…. mmMMm. Too bad the ghost of Pennsylvania Grill chose to die a second death rather than live on in that sad old excuse for a diner. Meh, who can blame it?
In case you missed it, there was a crazy line at Allegro yesterday. And in case you were wondering why there would ever be a line
this long for Allegro, it was for an awesome deal. Two slices for the price of one? No, one whole turkey for the price of none!
The Allegro crew and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosted a charitable giveaway of free turkeys for local families in need. Major props! This is seriously cool. Forget giving thanks that Allegro is there to satiate our 2a.m. drunchies, we’re thankful they’re always spreading the holiday cheer. See more photos after the jump!
In today’s edition of “Which Mediterranean-Influenced Restaurant Wore It Better?”, we present Allegro on the left and Greek Lady on the right. Each dining establishment is decked out in bales of hay, pumpkins and unique interpretations of the scarecrow. Points were awarded to Allegro for aesthetics and organization, while Greek Lady dominated in scale and creativity.
Remember how everyone was all excited when that mysterious structure cropped up in the empty lot near 40th and Spruce last year? And then we discovered it’s actually a temporary residence for families of HUP organ transplant patients and were like, “Uhh…” Tuesday night is the grand opening ceremony for the greatest architectural anomaly on campus since the Radian (even though it doesn’t open until July 1…ok).
Regardless of whether you have donated, intend to donate, are on the fence or just don’t give a flying Franklin about Seniors for the Penn Fund, this video is actually pretty funny. It involves pizza, awkward facial expressions and surprise Quaker violence set to Buddy Holly music, which are pretty much the basic ingredients for any good comedy. Check out the gems that inspired this video after the jump. PANDAS >>
Hey, Penn members of the National Italian American Foundation – did you know about this? Apparently, if you prove your membership in the NIAF, you’ll get a free soda with your slice (or something – we’re currently looking into it) at Allegro, which is now offering ethnically conscious promotions. Let’s all put the residual shame of Jersey Shore behind us and move forward into a shiny, new world, made fat by discounted snacks. To my Italian brethren, I say: Auguri! Buona sera! Gabagool! Hooray!
- Don Memo
This has been a Public Service Announcement from UTB. You can suggest more establishments in the comments or simply move on in life, no doubt enlightened.