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November 25, 2013

Now Open: Chef Pierre Calmels Brings His Refined French Fare To Rittenhouse Square With Le Chéri In The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Now Open: Chef Pierre Calmels Brings His Refined French Fare To Rittenhouse Square With Le Chéri In The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Thanks to the recently reopened dining room within the Philadelphia Art Alliance, there’s a new culinary treasure to discover in Rittenhouse Square. Le Chéri, a French term of endearment which translates to “darling,” is now open in the gorgeous restaurant space within one of this city’s very oldest multidisciplinary exhibition spaces. Chef Pierre Calmels and […]

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August 15, 2013

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Our Guide To The Restaurants, Bars, Markets And Cafes In The Queen Village Neighborhood Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Our Guide To The Restaurants, Bars, Markets And Cafes In The Queen Village Neighborhood Of Philadelphia

[This spring, Visit Philly launched an effort to promote 14 different neighborhoods surrounding Center City Philadelphia. With our new complementary “Philadelphia Neighborhoods” post series, Uwishunu is teaming up with Visit Philly to promote all the awesome dining, shopping, arts, nightlife, events and more within Philly’s many exciting neighborhoods.] The tree-lined South Philadelphia neighborhood of Queen […]

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December 18, 2012

Viva Sunday: Top Picks For Sunday Suppers At Philadelphia Restaurants

Viva Sunday: Top Picks For Sunday Suppers At Philadelphia Restaurants

Sunday suppers are a cherished tradition among many families, and even among restaurant staffers, who often gather for a family-style feast at the end of the weekend. Happily, the Sunday supper legacy is being carried on by restaurants in Philadelphia. Some serve traditional, family-style meals and others boast special offerings like prix-fixe menus and exclusive […]

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October 19, 2012

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: Bon Appetit Declares “Eating Out In The City Of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better”

More Love For Philly's Food Scene: Bon Appetit Declares "Eating Out In The City Of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better"

Coming on the heels of a five-page, full-color spread on Philadelphia’s dining scene in November’s Travel + Leisure is another glowing profile, this time from Bon Appetit. In a piece called “Philadelphia’s New Originals,” the magazine posits that “Eating Out in the City of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better.” Our favorite excerpt from the article: “In […]

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September 18, 2012

Uwishunu’s Guide To Philadelphia BYOBs — South Philly Edition

Uwishunu's Guide To Philadelphia BYOBs — South Philly Edition

This is the fourth in a series of posts that rounds up our top picks for “Bring Your Own Bottle” restaurants, or BYOBs, in Philadelphia, categorized by neighborhood. Have you been following along with our new Guide to BYOBs? So far, we’ve posted top picks for BYOBs in Center City, West of Broad; Center City, […]

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James Portner, Concierge At The Ritz-Carlton
 

Watch the video above to meet James Portner, Concierge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (and member of Les Clefs D’Or USA, a huge deal for concierges) and learn about what he wishes more people knew about and took advantage of in Philadelphia.

Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts
www.ritzcarlton.com

Mercato
1216 Spruce Street
www.mercatobyob.com

Melograno
2012 Sansom Street
www.melogranorestaurant.com

Matyson
37 S. 19th Street
www.matyson.com

Bibou
1009 S. 8th Street
www.biboubyob.com

Lolita
106 S. 13th Street
www.lolitabyob.com

Watch the video above to meet James Portner, Concierge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (and member of Les Clefs D’Or USA, a huge deal for concierges) and learn about what he wishes more people knew about and took advantage of in Philadelphia. Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia 10 Avenue of the Arts www.ritzcarlton.com Mercato 1216 Spruce Street www.mercatobyob.com Melograno […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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February 27, 2012

Google Maps Now Taking You Inside Your Favorite Philadelphia Restaurants And Bars

Google Maps Now Taking You Inside Your Favorite Philadelphia Restaurants And Bars

View Larger Map Have you ever wanted to check out what a restaurant or bar looked like before actually visiting it? We certainly have. Enter Google Maps. Google Maps first unveiled Street View back in 2007, allowing people to see not just the address of where they were trying to go, but also what the […]

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February 22, 2012

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Philadelphia Nabs An Impressive 16 Total Nominations

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Philadelphia Nabs An Impressive 16 Total Nominations

The 2012 James Beard Award Semifinalists have officially been announced, and Philadelphia is representing in a big way. Tashan, The Farm and Fisherman and Zeppoli are all in the running for Best New Restaurant. We have four nominees for Best Chef Midatlantic: Pierre Calmels of Bibou; David Gilberg of Koo Zee Doo; Konstantinos Pitsillides of […]

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February 6, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan Crowns The Five Best Restaurants In Philadelphia As Vetri, Zahav, Bibou, Talula’s Table And Fountain Restaurant

Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan Crowns The Five Best Restaurants In Philadelphia As Vetri, Zahav, Bibou, Talula's Table And Fountain Restaurant

As we mentioned last week, Sunday was a big day for the Philadelphia restaurant scene. Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan yesterday unveiled the results of revisiting the Philadelphia region’s top restaurants for the first time in five years to see which restaurants deserve his coveted four-bell rating. A quick refresher: Craig LaBan employs a […]

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April 12, 2011

In Honor Of PIFA, 11 Master Chefs From France Have Paired Up With 11 Celebrated Philadelphia Chefs To Serve Special Limited-Edition Menus

In Honor Of PIFA, 11 Master Chefs From France Have Paired Up With 11 Celebrated Philadelphia Chefs To Serve Special Limited-Edition Menus

Calling all foodies: beginning this Wednesday, April 13, eleven Master Chefs from Lyon and Paris will each be paired with one of Philadelphia’s star chefs to collaboratively create a special PIFA menu. Each menu will be comprised of innovative dishes with both Philadelphian and French flair, and will be available to diners through May 1 […]

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