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September 10, 2012

Uwishunu’s Guide To Philadelphia BYOBs — First Up: Center City West Of Broad Street Edition

This is the first in a series of posts that rounds up best bets for BYOBs in Philadelphia, categorized by neighborhood. September means the return of summer vacationers to the city, back-to-school season and the kick-off of a fresh fall season. Whether you’re new to Philadelphia, a long-time resident or just visiting, the beginning of [...]

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September 7, 2012

Matyson BYOB Debuts Suckling Pig Sundays Starting This Weekend

Acclaimed BYOB Matyson offers consistently awesome Sunday prix fixe dinners. But now they’re upping the ante with Suckling Pig Sundays starting this weekend, September 9. The four-course menu will set you back $35, and includes Crispy Skin Salad, Herbed Polenta and Apple Crisp in addition to the pièce de résistance: Slow Roasted Suckling Pig. The first two courses incorporate pork as well, for an all-around whole hog of a meal. Want more pig? Check out our roundup of large format pig dinners at places like Alla Spina, Cantina Feliz and Amada. [Matyson]

July 31, 2012

Matyson Serving A “Best Of Philly” Winners Tasting Menu Through Thursday, August 2

Chef Ben Puchowitz of Matyson restaurant is turning out a new tasting menu this week that has our stomachs performing somersaults of delight. The BYOB took home Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly award for “Best Tasting Menu” due to Puchowitz’s cleverly put-together rotating tasting menus he offers up each week. With the restaurant’s new win, [...]

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May 22, 2012

Roundup: Where To Celebrate National Escargot Day At Philadelphia Restaurants, Thursday, May 24

National Escargot Day, another one of those wacky yet delicious holidays, is this Thursday, May 24. From apps to four course dinners, we’ve rounded up a few spots to indulge in the French gastronomic delicacy right here in Philadelphia. Note that a few are celebrating a day early, May 23. Check it out: • Amis: [...]

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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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January 18, 2012

Matyson To Host A Roundye Noodle Bar Pop-Up, Sunday, January 29

Currently in the beginning stages of development, Roundeye Noodle Bar is the brainchild of longtime friends Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh. Puchowitz has been manning the stoves at Matyson Restaurant for more than four years, and Darragh has extensive food and retail marketing experience. The combo of their backgrounds along with their obsession for noodles [...]

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