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September 24, 2014

Celebrate Oktoberfest At Alla Spina This Weekend With A Sunday Street Festival, Tap Takeover And More, September 26 & 28

It’s still September, but Oktoberfest is in full effect throughout the city. This weekend, the party moves to Marc Vetri’s Italian gastropub Alla Spina. In addition to slate of special events, Victory Brewing will host a tap takeover, and the kitchen will serve up delectable German fare all weekend long. The party kicks off at […]

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June 9, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Father’s Day Dinner, Brunch And Events In And Around Philadelphia

It’s time to show pop some love. Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15, and to celebrate dear ol’ dad, a slew of Philadelphia restaurants, bars and attractions host Father’s Day celebrations all weekend long. From free steak dinners and free beer for Dad, to an outdoor extravaganza on Independence Mall, making every father in […]

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March 20, 2014

Philly Wine Week Picks: Our Guide To Opening And Ongoing Events

Beginning this Sunday, March 23, the city uncorks red, white and sparkling wines (along with tons of great food pairings) for the first-ever Philly Wine Week. The wine-centric fete runs through next Sunday, March 30 and brings dozens and dozens of events to more than 10 participating bars. Participants include Alla Spina, High Street on […]

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March 12, 2014

Alla Spina Launches Sunday Suds And Grub, A Rotating Weekly Prix-Fixe Family-Style Menu Every Sunday

Sunday suppers are a cherished tradition among many, including restaurant staffers, who often gather for a family-style feast at the end of the weekend. Happily, the Sunday supper tradition is alive and well at Alla Spina, James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri’s Italian bar on North Broad Street. As of this month, diners can take […]

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March 11, 2014

Philly Wine Week Makes Its Debut With Tastings, Classes, Happy Hours And More At Tons Of Bars And Restaurants In The Area, March 23-30

Wine is the name of the game for a full week as the city welcomes the first-ever Philly Wine Week from March 23 to 30. For its inaugural year, Philly Wine Week promises wine-centric events at some of the city’s most popular bars and restaurants. The party kicks off on Sunday, March 23 at Ristorante […]

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February 18, 2014

Top Philadelphia Chefs Take On Kosher Dining For A Good Cause At Bubby’s Cook-Off, Wednesday, February 26

Though the name Bubby’s Cook-Off evokes a bunch of ladies rolling knadelach, the second-annual event actually squares off local chefs rendering contemporary spins on kosher cooking. Set for Wednesday, February 26, the interactive fundraiser sets top Philadelphia chefs against one another in a cook-off of traditional kosher dishes with a modern twist, and the guests […]

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October 8, 2013

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: Food And Wine Magazine’s Restaurant Editor Heaps Praise On The Philadelphia Dining Landscape

It’s no secret to us that Philadelphia’s culinary landscape is broader and better than ever — and now word is spreading far and wide with the help of the brand-new November 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine. In I ♥ Philadelphia, Food & Wine restaurant editor Kate Krader admits to not giving Philadelphia restaurants […]

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July 31, 2013

Chefs Jose Garces, Marc Vetri And Peter McAndrews To Serve Up Signature Fare At Lincoln Financial Field For The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Season

The new era of gourmet sports food leaves no stadium behind. Football fans cheering on our Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field this fall will certainly applaud a tasty new partnership. ARAMARK, Lincoln Financial Field’s food and beverage provider, and three top Philadelphia chefs are set to bring locally conceived, epicurean-approved menus to the stadium. […]

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July 23, 2013

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: GQ Magazine Names Two Philly Spots To Its List Of The 50 Best Things To Eat And Drink Right Now

The brand-new August 2013 issue of GQ magazine calls out the The 50 Best Things To Eat And Drink Right Now, drawing on multiple authors and experts to name the current 50 best dishes and drinks in America. From beets and brisket to Belgian wild ale and a classic Ramos gin fizz, the roundup of […]

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July 16, 2013

South Street Headhouse District’s Annual Hot Dog Cook-Off Returns With Inventive Dogs And Plenty Of Craft Beer, Saturday, July 20

Celebrate the dog days of summer and national hot dog month with the ultimate hot dog event. The 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-off is slated to satisfy appetites all around on Saturday, July 20. Visit the Headhouse Shambles this Saturday for a full day of hot dogs from 11 Philadelphia eateries […]

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