Sunday, August 2, 2015

Capogiro's UCity location opens

The gelato chain's fourth spot is up and scooping, though the booze is a week or two away.

Capogiro's UCity location opens

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Five days after opening their third Capogiro location at 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., gelato hucksters John and Stephanie Reitano have unlocked the doors to their fourth spot. It's in the Radian at 3925 Walnut St., which is along Walnut between 39th and 40th Streets. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. weekdays, till 1 a.m. on weekends.

This location includes a wider food menu, a yogurt bar and a liquor license.

In a week or two, John Reitano says, they'll start pouring: 10 wines (mostly Italians, including Prosecco) by the glass and bottle, two American artisanal beers on tap, and the ability to produce cocktails out of sorbet (how 'bout lime sorbet in a margarita).

Reitano says the production kitchen at the former Medical College of Pennsylvania in East Falls should be running by the end of next week. That's where the gelato base will be produced; the gelato will continue to be made in batch freezers at each store. A fifth cafe, with a breakfast-lunch food component, will open at the MCP site once financing can be arranged, Reitano told me.

Click here for the menu.

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