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December 26, 2012

Year In Review: 12 Highlights From The Philadelphia Dining Scene In 2012 And 13 Food Stories We’re Excited About For 2013

When it comes to food, Philly’s got it covered. In 2012 we welcomed lots of great new bars and restaurants that have proved to be well worth the anticipation. Philly restaurants have cleaned up in the awards and accolades department and our favorite chefs have been featured left and right. But all of that’s not […]

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October 24, 2012

Tonight Picks: East Passyunk’s Witch Craft Beer Crawl, Night Of The Living Dead At The Penn Museum, Philadelphia Film Festival, Terror Behind The Walls And More

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] As always, there’s a lot to […]

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August 6, 2012

Roundup: New Restaurants In Philadelphia To Add To Your Must-Try List This Summer

This summer has made Philadephia’s dining and drinks scene stronger than ever before. Since the beginning of the season, we’ve been crazy about new restaurant openings, from the sensational Shake Shack and waterfront favorite Morgan’s Pier to the fully revamped Le Bec-Fin. But those are far from the only ones on our radar. Check out […]

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March 7, 2012

The New York Times Highlights Chef Georges Perrier’s Indelible Effect On Philadelphia’s Dining Scene With A Big Feature In Today’s Dining Section

The New York Times Dining section published a feature today on Chef Georges Perrier’s retirement. The piece reflects on how Le Bec-Fin, the kitchen of which Perrier presided over for 42 years, has been a cornerstone of the Philly food community. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t an equally bright future here. As the Times puts it, “[In Philadelphia] there are much-praised, chef-driven magnets like Mica, Zahav and Barbuzzo. There are ambitious, ante-raising chefs like Marc Vetri and Jose Garces. There’s the vibrant energy of Mr. Starr’s restaurants, and a boom in beer-centered gastropubs and B.Y.O.B. spots.” It’s the end of an era, but also the beginning of one. [New York Times]

January 30, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig Laban To Name The Five Best Restaurants In Philadelphia This Sunday, February 5

Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan employs a bell system for reviewing restaurants, awarding a restaurant between zero and four bells. No bells is poor; one bell is hit-or-miss; two bells is very good; three bells is excellent; and four bells is superior. And rare. Right now, there are four restaurants in Philadelphia that LaBan […]

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October 18, 2011

Le Bec-Fin To Host Chef Han Chiang Of Han Dynasty For A Seven-Course Franco-Szechuan Dinner, Monday, October 24

Celebrated Han Dynasty chef Han Chiang will take over the Le Bec-Fin kitchen for one night, Monday, October 24 to serve a special seven-course dinner. Some courses on the Franco-Szechuan menu will be served family style and some as plated dishes. There are two seatings: 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 8:30-9:15 p.m. Le Bec-Fin is BYOB on […]

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October 17, 2011

Tryst, Le Bec-Fin’s Refurbished Downstairs Bar, To Host Wednesday Wine And Cocktail Workshops Throughout The Fall

If you’ve ever taken a food or cooking class, you may have mastered how to make a fancy five-course meal, but do you know what beverage to pair with it? Never fear. Tryst, the chic new bar below Le Bec-Fin, is hosting cocktail and wine classes on Wednesdays this fall to teach you the ins […]

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September 21, 2011

Restaurant Week Chef Q&A: The Legendary Georges Perrier Of Le Bec-Fin Dishes On Local Mushrooms, Where He Takes Out-Of-Towners And More

In honor of this fall’s Center City District Restaurant Week, which kicked off last week and lasts through this Friday, September 23, we’re running a short series of Q&As with some top Center City chefs whose restaurants are participating in the biannual promotion. Next up is the legendary Chef Georges Perrier. Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin has […]

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August 26, 2011

Now Open: Tryst, A Reborn Version Of Le Bec-Fin’s Downstairs Bar, Serving Modern French Small Plates And An Extensive European Wine List

What was, until recently, Bar Lyonnais, is now Tryst, a bar in its own right serving modern French fare in the underbelly of Georges Perrier’s classic Le Bec-Fin. Chef-partner Nicholas Elmi will dish up a small plates menu priced from $5-$21. There will be nine beers on tap, and a European-dominated wine list. The Tryst […]

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August 15, 2011

Le Bec-Fin To Host A “Sparkling Wine & Peaches Dinner” In Celebration Of Summer, August 31

Summer is fresh peach season, and Le Bec-Fin is doing justice to the juicy fruit with a special Sparkling Wine & Peaches Dinner, Wednesday, August 31, 6 p.m. Start your meal off with a cool Peach Cocktail followed with four peach-centric courses each paired with a cool sparkling wine. The menu will include the following: […]

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