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December 4, 2012

Chef Jose Garces Creates Custom Vans Shoes In Honor Of The Brand’s Nationwide High School Arts Initiative

In honor of the fourth annual Vans Custom Cultural Program, a nationwide initiative to raise funds and awareness for the importance of art in high schools, our own Chef Jose Garces was asked to design a unique pair of Vans shoes. Here’s how the program works: In 2013, Vans will donate $50,000 to the school […]

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November 16, 2012

Chef Michael Solomonov Designated An “Empire Builder” By Food & Wine

It’s a chef… it’s a restaurateur… it’s a culinary entrepreneur… nope, it’s a 2012 “Empire Builder” and his name is Michael Solomonov. In the just-out December issue of Food & Wine, a feature article names just 10 of the country’s most “extraordinary, prolific chef-restaurateurs,” and our very own Solo is one of them. The point […]

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October 10, 2012

Barbuzzo To Host An All-Girls Chefs’ Dinner, Sunday, October 21: Break Bread With Marcie Turney, Monica Glass, Jennifer Carroll, Anne Coll, Katie Loeb And More

Midtown Village moguls Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are hosting an awesome woman power dinner on Sunday, October 21. Titled “Made With Moxie,” the event will take place at Barbuzzo, and entail a six-course feast with beverage pairings, all prepared by hotshot female chefs and mixologists. The event is in honor of the release of […]

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October 5, 2012

Catch Jose Garces At The Free Library, Discussing And Signing His Brand New Cookbook The Latin Road Home, Monday, October 15

Want to get up close and personal with Iron Chef Jose Garces? Here’s your chance: Garces will be appearing at the Free Library for a very special Author Event on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. He’ll be interviewed on stage by Michael Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer Table Talk columnist and editor/producer of They’ll be […]

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August 17, 2012

Chef Bobby Flay Heads To Philadelphia To Cast The Food Network’s New Show America’s Best Home Cooks

Philadelphia’s becoming quite the draw for the TV camera. With an impressive brag sheet of featured restaurants, dishes and chefs on national television, it’s no wonder why Philadelphia’s attracting a lot of screen attention. Adding to the buzz, Bobby Flay of Food Network fame is heading to town to cast his next project: America’s Best […]

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August 10, 2012

Roundup: Philadelphia Restaurants And Chefs Boasting National TV Cred

Philadelphia has a solid place on the national radar when it comes to food and drink. Just this week, Saveur Magazine declared Philly to be the East Coast’s most exciting emerging food town. And, as we told you yesterday, Esquire just crowned Philadelphia The Late Night Capital of the United States. Pretty awesome. Not only […]

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April 9, 2012

Questlove To Take On Momofuku’s David Chang In An Epic Fried Chicken Battle On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon This Thursday, April 12

So you remember that Questlove of The Roots makes fried chicken now? It’s good. Bon Appétit included it on the magazine’s list of the “25 Things to Eat, Drink and Cook in 2012.” Well, Questlove knows David Chang, the chef behind New York’s Momofuku restaurants, who also happens to make a pretty legendary fried chicken. […]

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March 21, 2012

The Vetri Foundation’s Great Chefs Event Returns For Its Seventh Year, June 12; Tickets On Sale Now

The 2012 Great Chefs Event is set for Tuesday, June 12 and tickets are officially on sale. The event, now in its seventh year, is a huge deal, featuring a stellar lineup of participating chefs dishing up their fine fare for the benefit of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children, founded […]

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December 16, 2011

Charlie Manuel And Iron Chef Morimoto Break Bread At Morimoto

Charlie Manuel and Morimoto dined together yesterday at Morimoto on Chestnut Street. The occasion came about stemming from an auction prize from Morimoto’s fundraiser for Japan back in June of this year. The auction winner won lunch with Charlie Manuel and Morimoto. The meal was prepared by the Iron Chef himself in the restaurant’s open kitchen, with guests looking on. No word on how adventurous an eater Charlie is. [Starr Restaurants]

October 20, 2011

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To See Master Chefs Anthony Bourdain And Eric Ripert At The Merriam Theater, Plus A $100 Gift Card To 10 Arts

Master chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are opening up to share an evening of provocative storytelling about the truth behind the toques, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Theater, and we’re giving away a special prize package for you to make an amazing night out of it: one lucky uwishunu reader will win […]

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