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January 22, 2014

Tonight Picks, Snow-Day Edition: Stay Warm With Fireside Dining, Top Spots For Ramen, Center City Restaurant Week, Snow-Gazing And More

Yesterday, our city became a winter wonderland as more than a foot of snow blanketed the city. Philadelphia saw a record-setting snowfall with more than 13 inches accumulating, spurring the City of Philadelphia to declare a snow emergency, which is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight But for those who revel in chilly temperatures and […]

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December 13, 2013

Opening Alert: Jose Garces Set To Open His Brand-New Cuban Diner, Rosa Blanca, This Monday, December 16 For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner; Reservations Now Available

Ready for a taste of Cuba, Philadelphia? Rosa Blanca, Chef Jose Garces’ brand-new Cuban diner, opens its doors on Monday, December 16. Chef Garces rose to prominence in the food world after he opened Amada in Old City in 2005. In the years since, Garces has helped to change the face of Philadelphia’s dining scene […]

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March 19, 2013

EATS Philly: Two Kitchens/Two Countries, A Culinary Fundraiser Benefitting Healthy Eating, April 23

On Tuesday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m., a number of notable Philly chefs will battle it out to create the top global street food-inspired dishes during Eat Along the Street (E.A.T.S.) Philly 2013 , a festive event spearheaded by Chef Moon Krapugthong of Manayunk’s Chabaa Thai and Yanako. Participating chefs include Aimee Olexy […]

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December 11, 2012

Introducing Uwishunu’s Winter 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: 30 Gifts Perfect For Anyone On Your Holiday Shopping List

‘Tis the season to shop local. And Uwishunu is here to help. After some serious browsing, sifting, taste-testing and evaluating, we’ve pulled together our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Rather than narrowing your options by category, we thought it would be helpful to provide one solid list of great-for-anyone gifts. Stock up on locally crafted jewelry, […]

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October 29, 2012

Roundup: Upcoming Exhibitions And Restaurant Openings On The Horizon In Philadelphia

If you’re hunkered down indoors today riding out Hurricane Sandy, we’ve got a roundup for you to help pass the time. We pulled together our top picks for the most exciting exhibitions and restaurant openings coming down in the pipeline in Philadelphia. Lots to look forward to! Check it out, and let us know in […]

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October 22, 2012

Enjoy $25 Endless Steak Frites At Garces Trading Company All Fall Long

After a trip to Provence, Chef Jose Garces is bringing the flavors of southeastern France back to Garces Trading Company with endless steak frites all fall long for just $25! The special French meal will be available during both lunch and dinner. Guests will start with a green salad, and then dish on grilled hanger […]

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September 24, 2012

Distrito Kicks Off Football Season With A Weekly Monday Night Football Fiesta: Bottomless Tacos And Enchiladas, Plus $2 Dos Equis

Friends, football, food and fall — the F’s of the season — are celebrated tonight, and all Monday nights this season, at Jose Garces’ modern-Mexi restaurant in University City. Distrito’s Football Fiesta is an endless tacos and enchiladas night to enjoy while watching the big game on Distrito’s three high-definition televisions in the downstairs Cantina […]

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September 18, 2012

Catch Chef Jose Garces Live From The Porch At 30th Street Station, Thursday, September 20 At Lunchtime

This Thursday, September 20, grab lunch with Iron Chef Jose Garces at The Porch At 30th Street Station. He’ll be conducting a cooking demo from noon-1 p.m. Plus, when you donate $10 to Philabundance, nab tasty samples from five Garces restaurants: JG Domestic, Chifa, Distrito, Garces Trading Company and Amada, plus Guapos Tacos food truck. Samples are available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, but make sure you arrive early so you can secure a seat at one of The Porch’s colorful tables. Enjoy Iron Chef-caliber lunch and help feed families at the same time. Now that’s what we call a working lunch. [UCD]

August 22, 2012

Deal Feed: Amada And Chifa Introduce New Weekday Happy Hours With Food And Drink Specials Starting at $3

Happy hour in Philadelphia just got a bit happier. Two of Jose Garces’s most popular restaurants — Amada and Chifa — both recently launched brand new happy hours with great food and drink specials. Old City’s Amada is offering $5 Sangria, $6 wine, $8 cocktails and a selection of tapas specials ranging from $2.50 to […]

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August 10, 2012

JG Domestic Pairs Up With Bell’s Brewery For A Festive Family-Style Fish Fry, Saturday, August 25

On Saturday, August 25, Jose Garces combines backyard feasts and American summertime traditions for another popular beer and dinner pairing featuring JG Domestic and Bell’s Brewery, providing tastes of their award-winning beers from Michigan. The festive seasonal spread (PDF) boasts a family-style fish fry with sides of assorted pickles, salad greens, beef pastry and blueberry […]

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