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January 22, 2014

Roundup: The Best Ramen In Philadelphia — Where To Get A Bowl Of Piping Hot Ramen In Philly

Philadelphia hasn’t always been a ramen town, but in recent years, Philly’s ramen scene has taken off. In the past year or so, a bunch of new Japanese-style ramen places have opened, including Nom Nom Ramen in Rittenhouse Square, Market 16 Noodle Bar and Ramen Bar in University City, Hiro Ramen House in Washington Square [...]

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December 14, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Where To Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner In Philadelphia

Ring in the New Year at Philadelphia’s top restaurants with dinner specials, festive celebrations and champagne toasts. This year is extra-flexible with the return of two sets of (free!) fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront, at 6 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy the 6 p.m. show with kids, or not, followed by dinner and a [...]

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May 8, 2012

Iron Chef Morimoto To Throw Out The First Pitch At Tonight’s Phillies Game As Part Of Asian-Pacific Celebration Night At Citizens Bank Park

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who actually played a little minor-league baseball in Japan, will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Phillies game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The chef is just one part of an Asian-Pacific Celebration tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Other festivities include Hoh Daiko Japanese style Taiko [...]

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April 4, 2012

The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival’s “Dine Out Japan” Returns April 15-19; Get 20% Off At Morimoto, Zento And Other Japanese Restaurants

As Philadelphia’s mild weather grows ever milder, The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival gets into full swing with events spanning the Philadelphia area. Starting April 15, the festival’s annual Dine Out Japan promotion kicks off, offering a 20% discount at ten fabulous Japanese restaurants spanning from King of Prussia to Center City. This year’s participating restaurants [...]

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December 16, 2011

Charlie Manuel And Iron Chef Morimoto Break Bread At Morimoto

Charlie Manuel and Morimoto dined together yesterday at Morimoto on Chestnut Street. The occasion came about stemming from an auction prize from Morimoto’s fundraiser for Japan back in June of this year. The auction winner won lunch with Charlie Manuel and Morimoto. The meal was prepared by the Iron Chef himself in the restaurant’s open kitchen, with guests looking on. No word on how adventurous an eater Charlie is. [Starr Restaurants]

November 8, 2011

GQ Magazine Features The “Marc Vetri Tour” Of Philadelphia, A Personalized Guide To The Chef’s Favorite Food, Drink And Music Spots Around Town

In honor of Chef Marc Vetri’s newest cookbook, Rustic Italian Food, out this month, GQ Magazine has just published a cool online feature in which Chef Vetri dishes on his top food, drink and music picks in Philadelphia. The latest feature in the magazine’s series called “The Short Order,” in which top local chefs provide [...]

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August 5, 2011

Happy National Oyster Day: Our Top Picks For Some Of The Best Oyster Dishes In And Around Philadelphia

Today, August 5, is National Oyster Day. Probably the most well-known aphrodisiac, plus one of the most summer-centric foods, oysters are also extremely nutritious. To capitalize on all this, top Philadelphia chefs have been serving both tried-and-true and new and unusual preparations of the delicious mollusk. Check out our top picks for some of the [...]

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May 10, 2011

Stephen Starr’s Morimoto Restaurant To Host A Fundraiser Dinner For Japan Relief, Including A Live Cooking Demo By The Iron Chef Himself

Join Iron Chef Morimoto in raising funds for Japanese relief at Morimoto for Japan, a one-of-a-kind culinary fundraiser event, Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-10 p.m. The intimate evening starts off with passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi and champagne, and leads to a live cooking demonstration by the Iron Chef himself. Then enjoy a specially crafted five-course omakase [...]

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April 29, 2011

Chef Morimoto Raising Money For American Red Cross Relief In Japan With A Digital Cookbook

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, at the helm of Stephen Starr’s popular creative Japanese restaurant Morimoto, is doing his part to raise money for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan by teaming up with Michelin star chef Anito Lo, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Madonna’s personal chef Mayumi Nishimura and others to provide [...]

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January 24, 2011

The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods Comes To Philadelphia For An Episode Airing This Tuesday, January 25

The Travel Channel’s popular travel and food show, Bizarre Foods, is spotlighting Pennsylvania and specifically Philadelphia in an episode that will debut tomorrow night at 9 p.m. The show, currently in its 6th season, documents the audacious gustatory journeys of chef and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern. In the Pennsylvania episode, Zimmern hits up a number [...]

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