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Capogiro wins a Bon Appétit mention; Tiffin Pizza is under construction; two brothers are planning a beer distributorship in Northern Liberties.

  1. June's issue of Bon Appétit mag names "The Hot Ten: The Best Ice Cream Shops," and Capogiro is included. Blurb says: "From the traditional hazelnut to the avant-garde lime-cilantro, gelato is made daily from scratch in small batches -- must-try flavor: blackberry." Capogiro, which started at 13th and Sansom and then expanded to 20th and Sansom, opened its South Philly location the other day at 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., next to the new Michael's Cafe. Later this week (Thursday, I'm told) should see the opening of the fourth store, at the Radian building, 39th and Walnut.

  2. Tiffin Pizza is the working name of the Desi-style pizzeria that Tiffin Store owner Munish Narula just started building next door to the original Tiffin restaurant/takeout at 710 W. Girard Ave. He's hoping to open in mid-July. Meanwhile, Narula is hunting for a space in Elkins Park. And yes, he says he'd also be open to landing a spot on East Passyunk Avenue, though he expressed concern about the effects of South Philly's congested streets on Tiffin's trademark snappy delivery. (This, from a guy from New Delhi.)

  3. The Northern Liberties' zoning committee has a plan from brothers Jack Lee and Tony Rim of the Foodery to open Global Distribution, a beer distributor that would serve wholesale and retail clientele from a building on American Street near Girard. Rim, who also has an interest in Raw, Sumo Lounge and APO, wants to sell 300 to 400 varieties in the 9,000-square-foot building at 1150-56 N. American (mapped below).