Philadelphia

You Say You Want A Revolution, well you’re not going to be up in arms at the Revolution House (Party Pictures)


Revolution House 200 Market St opened about a month ago in the old location of the Snow White diner. What was once a one story building that housed the iconic, weathered Snow White diner is now a more modern two story eatery with a roof top garden, with a touch of historic Philadelphia and colonial accents through out the rooms. Luca Sena, owner of Ristorante Panorama and The Penn’s View Hotel, along with partner John Poulous, has opened Revolution House. The 144-seat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night seven days a week. Luca’s son, Luca Sena Jr. serves as executive Chef. Sena enlisted longtime friend and noted commercial photographer Dominic Episcopo to design the look and vibe of Revolution House. Episcopo used a palette inspired by the Confederate flag. Crisp navy blue and soothing charcoal gray accent the former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse’s original 1798 brick. Episcopo sourced local reclaimed accents to create an aesthetic that he describes as Industrial meets Federal chic.The menu is extensive and Cristian David says it has a “Great Salmon Sandwich”I loved the lasagna muffins, there was shrimp, pasta etc, but the biggest draw is

the coal oven pizza. For the last couple years steak was king, but move over carnivores the PIZZA is king. Here’s Luca Sena showing a pie to John Bolaris who did not have his Playboy girlfriend with him (See Dan Gross’ column Wednesday)

Justin Giza, editor at Drink Philly.com and Adam Schmidt, the founder of DrinkPhilly.com, the Philadelphia-based drink specials website that won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011. In August they celebrate their 1 year anniversary, yeah! “Drink Philly celebrates their first anniversary First Friday Part & Art Showing with a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Donations requested at the door. 8/5/11 5PM 239 Chestnut St, Second FloorIs there an Attorney in the house? Spencer Creddy, Esq. Ross DiBono, Esq., Michael Mattioni, Esq. and Dawn Tancredi, Esq.

The antique bottle lighting 2nd floor bar is an interesting accent to the bar

Where Magazine Team: Kari Oriolo, Brett Copol and publisher Beth Douglas

Jerry Blavet with 6ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli showing the REVOLUTION HOUSE GM Megin Mowry the wine he would like her to carry at the restaurant. He likes it so much he brings it with him in a wine holder her carries over his shoulder to dinner wherever he goes.

Speaking of wine: Meet Alana Zerbe of the Wine School and Keith Wallace, Author of the forthcoming book “Cork & Fork CEO” out in August.

How pretty is food writer Maria Valetta, Weekly Press



Grub Street Philly’s Collin Keefe and his wife Holly Keefe were enjoying the view.

and the delicious food.

Joe Broderick, Lathan Hotel Doorman, and marketing director April Martin. Joe tells me that the Lathan is just about ready to open and he is eager to get back to work.

The landscaping for the deck was done by Luca’s son in law who’s name escapes me and my notebook. He won a ribbon at this years Philadelphia Flower Show too.

Luca Sena, Linda Sonnie of GPTMC and Meryl Levitz, President and CEO of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)

Beautiful twosome executive producer Mara Webb and 6ABC’s Brian Taff stop by to check out the new digs. I think it’s safe to say they both love their jobs and good things happen there besides getting to work with the genius Jim Gardner. Follow him on Twitter

The most dramatic and some would say adventurous element I would have to say would be the steel wired stair case. Every step you take to the 2nd floor there is a distinct reaction, and if that wasn’t enough there is the illusion that the folks below you can see up your skirt. They can’t, but you can certainly look down id them as it’s like a two way mirror. It’s not exactly like plexiglass floor in the woman’s department at Boyds, it’s a little more obscured. I think you need to go check it out yourself, it will no doubt be a novelty in many future conversations, have you walked up the flying staircase at Revolution House, oh and their pizza yum.



and that roof deckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk