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September 2, 2014

Learn To Cook Like A Pro During Classes In Chef Marc Vetri’s Brand New Demonstration Kitchen Above His Eponymous Restaurant

If you haven’t been to Vetri yet, now’s the time. And if you have — it’s time to go back to experience the restaurant in a whole new way. This renowned Washington Square West fine-dining spot recently renovated its second floor, and the results are simply stunning. On one side of the stairs, an elegant […]

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August 28, 2014

Opening Alert: Michael Solomonov And Steven Cook Debut Abe Fisher On Sansom Street This Tuesday, September 2

The elements of Jewish cuisine are nothing if not varied. To some, Jewish food means matzo ball soup and latkes; to others, though, traditional fare also includes smoked meats, cured fish and even Chinese fried rice. These diverse flavors are all legit at Abe Fisher, the brand-new restaurant from CookNSolo Restaurants inspired by the culinary […]

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August 28, 2014

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: East Passyunk’s Restaurants Receives Dining Nods From USA Today

The East Passyunk neighborhood continues to bring in the accolades as USA Today toasts the neighborhood’s killer dining scene in a piece from August 26 entitled Philly’s Passyunk Ave. Evolves into Dining Destination. USA Today’s Robert DiGiacomo put the spotlight on some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants while also mentioning its Italian history and the […]

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August 26, 2014

Lolita In Midtown Village Launches New Lunch Service Wednesday, August 27 And Celebrates With Free Tacos Today, Noon-2 P.M.

Midtown magnates Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran reopened their flagship restaurant Lolita this past spring after a complete renovation — there’s a fresh layout, an updated menu and a shiny new liquor license, transforming the formerly BYOB eatery into a fully equipped modern Mexican bar and restaurant. Now, to complement the dinner and late-night offerings, […]

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August 26, 2014

Franklin Square Hosts A One-Night-Only Food Truck Festivus And Beer Garden To Wrap Up Summer, This Thursday, August 28

Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square makes an ideal spot for families, history buffs and lovers of milkshakes all summer long. This August, Franklin Square’s evening event series Things on Thursdays has kicked up the entertainment for the young and over-21 crowds alike with movie nights, quizzo, yoga and more. On Thursday, August 28, the […]

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August 25, 2014

Now Open: Chef Peter Woolsey Debuts La Peg At FringeArts, The New Restaurant And Beer Garden At The Waterfront Performing Arts Venue

Last fall, one of Philadelphia’s foremost contemporary arts organizations, FringeArts, welcomed the public to its new venue, taking the amazing performing arts of the annual Fringe Festival and giving artists a brand-new permanent home on the Delaware River waterfront. Housed in the former firehouse pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River […]

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August 25, 2014

American Sardine Bar Hosts A Special One-Night-Only Spam Dinner This Wednesday, August 27

Cue the Monty Python Spamalot YouTube clips. It’s all about the Spam at American Sardine Bar when Scott Schroeder’s sandwich shrine pays its respects to precooked canned meat product. A collaboration between Schroeder, photographer Neal Santos and food writer Drew Lazor, the very special evening (which is also Santos’ birthday) will feature a delicious spiced […]

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August 21, 2014

Deal Feed: The Fat Ham Launches A Burger, Beer And Bourbon Special On Friday And Saturday Nights After 9 P.M. This Friday, August 22

Top Chef talent Kevin Sbraga’s second Philadelphia restaurant, The Fat Ham, began serving up a healthy dose of Southern charm in University City this past winter. With a pork-laden menu full of Southern-style small plates, spicy fried chicken to write home about and a bourbon-fueled bar program, the intimate 48-seat restaurant has been packing in […]

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August 20, 2014

Pop-Up Dinner Parties In Philadelphia This Thursday, August 21: Dîner En Blanc Returns, Plus Dîner En Noir And Dîner En Sweatpants

Don’t be alarmed if you spot a crowd of 3,400 people dressed completely in white and carting tables and chairs tomorrow night. This Thursday, August 21 marks the annual Dîner en Blanc event, a worldwide pop-up dining phenomenon celebrating its third year in Philadelphia. In 2014, the global event will appear in more than 40 […]

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August 20, 2014

Savor Summer At Varga Bar’s Fourth Annual Crab Boil, This Weekend, August 22-24

Savor summer (as Labor Day quickly approaches!) at Varga Bar this weekend as Washington Square West neighborhood favorite hosts its annual Crab Boil feast. This weekend, pounds and pounds of crab fills the special board at the well-loved resto as its Crab Boil satisfies seafood lovers all weekend long. From August 22 through August 24, […]

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