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New Eatery Opening Feb. 11

On Monday, February 11th, a new restaurant will be opening its doors in Phoenixville. The Spiedie Bistro, a 'fast casual' restaurant, will be located at 100 North Bank Street. Their signature meal will be a Spiedie, described on their website (http://www.spiediebistro.com/) as:

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The spiedie (SPEE-dee) comes from the Italian word "spiedo", meaning spit. The spiedie, marinated in a mixture of Italian oils and spices was originally skewered and grilled over a spit, hence the name.

Traditionally, the early spiedie was made only from spring lamb but it can also be made from pork, veal, venison or beef. Over-time, the "chicken category" was introduced making it the most popular choice.

Though the issue of who originally brought the delicacy to the United States is disputed, the idea of the spiedie originated in Abruzzi, Italy making its way to upstate New York in the early 1920’s.
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In addition to sandwiches, Spiedie's will also feature "fresh salads, soups and other healthful and organic food including couscous and brown rice, as well as a variety of teas in addition to fountain drinks. The majority of food is locally grown and produced, free of pesticides and nothing is fried."

Good food is not the only thing Spiedie's offers. They are also taking great strides to make it as 'Green' as possible. From an article on today's Phoenixvillenews.com website:

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Laing said he has tried to use as many recycled materials as possible throughout the construction process, including recycled screws and sheetrock. The building also uses laminate floors and “eco-friendly” paint that emits no odor.

Once Spiedie Bistro opens, however, Laing plans to continue to keeping the environment in mind.

"Each year, we'll implement one to three steps to be fully green," Laing said. These steps would include using what Laing calls "green friendly" recyclable cups for drinks as well as environmentally safe cleaning materials. He plans to continue to research other methods as well.
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Best of luck to Brian Laing with his new venture!

For more information, see today's article in the Phoenix or visit the Spiedie Bistro website.

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