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April 9, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Passover Dinners In And Around Philadelphia

L’Chaim! Prepare the matzo ball soup, Passover begins on Monday, April 14 and continues through Tuesday, April 22. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries, since many restaurants in the area celebrate Passover with classic takes — and modern twists — on the holiday meal. Zahav serves up a sure-to-be-delicious feast with classic items like a […]

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November 7, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Spots To Score A Perfect Slice Of Pie In And Around Philadelphia

Feasting on pie — double crust, lattice topped, hand pie or whoopie pie — never feels more appropriate than during the holiday season. From a slice of all-American apple to Pennsylvania Dutch-born shoofly pie, Philadelphia pastry chefs and bakers know how to fill a crust with sweet and savory fillings. This season also brings the […]

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September 25, 2013

Metropolitan Cafe Hosts Local Cheese Expert Madame Fromage For A Traveling Cheese School This Fall

Students craving gastronomic education certainly have options in Philadelphia — what with Beer School at Strangelove’s, fall classes at Cook and more. But as everyone knows, students hungry for food and drink knowledge are always starving for more. All the more reason to get excited about Madame Fromage’s Traveling Cheese School holding fall sessions at […]

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September 12, 2013

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Our Guide To The Restaurants, Bars And Markets In The Spruce Hill And Cedar Park Neighborhoods Of Philadelphia

[This spring, Visit Philly launched an effort to promote 14 different neighborhoods surrounding Center City Philadelphia. With our complementary "Philadelphia Neighborhoods" post series, Uwishunu is teaming up with Visit Philly to promote all the awesome dining, shopping, arts, nightlife, events and more within Philly's many exciting neighborhoods.] With an amazing event — the Baltimore Avenue […]

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July 11, 2013

Metropolitan Gallery 250 Shows The Work Of Emerging Artists Working In Philadelphia’s Culinary Industry In The Sidework Series, On View July 15-August 26

You know that waiter serving you a glass of wine? He or she might actually be an artist — funding the creation of artwork by slinging food and drink. At Metropolitan Gallery 250, Wendy Born, who owns Metropolitan Bakery, along with baker James Barrett showcases work from artists who work in Philadelphia restaurants in the […]

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April 15, 2013

Metropolitan Gallery 250 Opens Tonight, April 15, With Its First Restaurant Industry-Driven Art Installation, The Sidework Series

You might not be aware, but a huge number of waiters, bartenders, hostesses and hospitality workers are actually artists — funding the creation of artwork by slinging fine food and drink. Wendy Born, who owns Metropolitan Bakery along with baker James Barrett, recognized this connection, and will now showcase work from artists who work in […]

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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 4, 2012

Metropolitan Bakery Debuts Metropolitan Gallery 250, A Brand New Art Space Celebrating The Cross-Over Between The Food And Art Scenes

First Friday in Philadelphia usually means gallery hopping by the light of the moon and toasting the latest exhibitions with the sudden and generous outpouring of free wine. Sometimes, it also means a dinner of endless cheese and crackers. But appropriately enough for the month of Halloween candy and pumpkin beer, this October offers a […]

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September 11, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Rosh Hashanah Menus At Restaurants In Philadelphia

Philadelphia restaurants are celebrating the first Jewish High Holiday of 2012 in high spirits, with special prix-fixe menus and specials on tap. Looking to celebrate the Jewish New Year without the dish duty? Check out our top picks for Rosh Hashanah dinner at restaurants in Philadelphia, below. L’Shana Tova 5773! • Supper: On Sunday, September […]

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Jessie Harris, Director Of Retail At Metropolitan Bakery
 

Check out the video above to meet Jessie Harris of Metropolitan Bakery, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1993, Metropolitan Bakery is the brainchild of pastry chef James Barrett and onetime restaurant manager Wendy Smith Born who met while working at local-food landmark White Dog Café.

Today, the bakery boasts five locations around the city, all of which trade in their artisan creations like flour-dusted organic miche, crusty baguettes and round cracked wheat loaves; plus their award-winning granola!

Metropolitan Bakery
262 S. 19th Street, 12th and Arch Streets, 1901 Vine Street, 4013 Walnut Street, 8607 Germantown Avenue
www.metropolitanbakery.com

Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market
18th and Walnut Streets
www.farmtocity.org

Check out the video above to meet Jessie Harris of Metropolitan Bakery, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Founded in 1993, Metropolitan Bakery is the brainchild of pastry chef James Barrett and onetime restaurant manager Wendy Smith Born who met while working at local-food landmark White Dog Café. Today, the […]

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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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