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August 20, 2014

Awesome News Alert: The Brand New Dilworth Park At City Hall To Open On Thursday, September 4 With Three Days Of Grand Opening Festivities

The wait is almost over, Philadelphia. After a more than seven years of planning, design and construction, the $55 million renovation of the concrete-laden Dilworth Plaza into the foliage-filled Dilworth Park is nearly complete. On Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m., Dilworth Park will officially open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by […]

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June 2, 2014

Savor Summer In Bucks County At The Garces Foundation Summer Barbecue At Luna Farm, Saturday, June 7

Forget farm-to-table! This Saturday, June 7, Philadelphia’s “Iron Chef” Jose Garces brings the table to the farm at the Garces Foundation Summer Barbecue. During this foodie fundraiser, members of the public are invited to a delectable barbecue at Luna Farm, the Garces’ private Bucks County home and farm. From 2 to 5 p.m., local vendors […]

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April 18, 2014

Now Open: Chef Jose Garces’ Volvér At The Kimmel Center Debuts Its Complete Culinary Program And Ticketed Dining Experience

When Philadelphia superchef Jose Garces joined forces with the marvelous Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to provide all of the catering services within the arts center in 2013, we knew the match would be a megahit. Now, the Garces Group expands its culinary-arts offerings at the Kimmel even further with the debut of Volvér, […]

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April 9, 2014

Opening Alert: Bar Volvér At The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts Opens Today, Wednesday, April 9; The Dining Room To Open April 16

Champagne, anyone? Today, Wednesday, April 9, marks the first chance for the public to step inside Volvér at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Bar Volvér, the restaurant’s sophisticated champagne and caviar lounge, welcomes its first guests this evening starting at 4 p.m. The first part of a two-phase opening, today’s debut begins the […]

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March 3, 2014

Chef Jose Garces To Debut Volvér At The Kimmel Center This April With A Ticketed Dining Experience And Walk-In Champagne Bar

This spring, Philadelphia superchef Jose Garces will expand his culinary empire to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with the opening of Volvér, which is Spanish for “to return,” this April. A splashy restaurant on the ground floor of the Kimmle, Volvér patrons will have the chance to choose between two dining experiences: a […]

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February 21, 2014

Raise A Glass To National Margarita Day At Distrito With Margarita And Food Specials This Saturday, February 22

Who’s ready for a taste of summer? This Saturday, February 22, celebrate an essential drink of summer — the margarita — during National Margarita Day at Distrito, chef Jose Garces’ modern Mexican restaurant and bar in University City. Satisfy your urge for a tart beverage, and head out to Distrito for an evening full of […]

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February 12, 2014

Coming Attraction: Chef Jose Garces To Debut Volver At The Kimmel Center This April With An Exhibition Kitchen, Champagne Bar And Lounge And More

In 2013, Philadelphia superchef Jose Garces joined forces with the marvelous Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to provide all of the catering services within the sprawling performing arts center on the Avenue of the Arts. This spring, the Garces Group will expand the culinary offerings at the Kimmel even further with the opening of […]

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January 6, 2014

Chef Talk: Philadelphia’s Iron Chef Jose Garces Dishes On Favorite Restaurants, Best Markets, Secret Finds And More

[Philadelphia’s charms as an eating town are increasingly well known, but it’s also a city that harbors a fair number of hidden delights. Visit Philly asked five local food luminaries to share where they like to go on their off-hours, what they snack on late at night, their favorite low-cost meals and why they love […]

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December 30, 2013

The Kimmel Center Celebrates New Year’s Day With Family-Friendly Programming And A Feast By Garces Catering, Wednesday, January 1

On January 1, 2014, The Kimmel Center turns into a hub of festive energy for New Year’s Day revelers. As The Mummers Parade makes its way down Broad Street, catch the action from inside The Kimmel Center at a slew of family-friendly events. In Commonwealth Plaza, visit the resolution wall to share all 2014 goals […]

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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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