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January 8, 2015

Restaurant Opening Alert: The Garces Group Opens The Olde Bar In The Former Old Original Bookbinder’s This Friday, January 9

The Olde Bar

A landmark Philadelphia restaurant, the long-dormant Old Original Bookbinder’s in Old City is poised for a great resurrection as The Olde Bar, thanks to chef Jose Garces and his Garces Group. Shuttered since March 2009, Bookbinder’s seafood house was a Philadelphia mainstay in its mid-20th-century heyday. The expansive historic building will now house the celebrity […]

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December 31, 2014

Looking Back: 14 Awesome New Attractions And Developments That Debuted In Philadelphia In 2014

Washington Avenue Pier

As 2014 comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on all of the amazing developments the city of Philadelphia has seen throughout the past 365 days. What happened in 2014? A lot! We have a long list of new public spaces and all-new attractions that were completed in 2014, giving first-time visitors […]

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December 30, 2014

Looking Ahead: 25 Exciting New Restaurants Coming To Philadelphia’s Dining Scene In 2015

Victory Brewing

In 2014, the Philadelphia dining scene smoldered with restaurant openings from Top Chefs, James Beard Award-winners and hometown heroes all churning out exciting new ideas. The year ahead already has quite a glow, too, since it seems nothing can quell the fires burning in Philadelphia’s kitchens. Some of the inventions to look forward to in […]

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December 18, 2014

Now Open: Chef Luke Palladino Debuts His First Philadelphia Restaurant On East Passyunk Avenue Today, Thursday, December 18

Palladino's

For years, diners have flocked to the South Philadelphia neighborhood of East Passyunk for its restaurants, particularly its red-gravy Italian joints. In recent years, though, a neighborhood renaissance has brought a wave of contemporary eateries that’s enticed folks to head south for not only great Italian, but also superlative contemporary cuisine. Now, a new neighbor […]

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December 12, 2014

New Restaurant Alert: Chef Luke Palladino Is Set To Open His First Philadelphia Restaurant, Palladino’s, On Thursday, December 18

Palladino's

Exciting news! Another hotly anticipated restaurant will soon join the dining ranks on East Passyunk Avenue. On Thursday, December 18, Palladino’s, Chef Luke Palladino’s first Philadelphia restaurant, will open its doors at 1934 East Passyunk Avenue. Palladino’s will restore life to the space of the former Colombo’s building. Opening with daily dinner and late-night service, […]

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December 12, 2014

Opening Alert: Iron Hill Brewery’s New Ardmore Location Welcomes The Public For Brews This Sunday, December 14

Opening Alert: Iron Hill Brewery’s New Ardmore Location Welcomes The Public For Brews This Sunday, December 14

Over the years since its founding in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery has steadily built a regional empire, based on the quality of its award-winning craft beers, extensive and crowd-pleasing menus and family-friendly atmosphere. It was only a matter of time until the restaurant chain came to Ardmore. And now, with the grand opening of its […]

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December 10, 2014

New Restaurant Alert: Iron Chef Jose Garces To Debut The Olde Bar At The Former Old Original Bookbinder’s In Old City On New Year’s Eve, December 31

Bookbinder's

Philadelphia’s Iron Chef Jose Garces has undoubtedly proven to be one of this city’s original culinary leaders. From his first restaurant, Amada, to the host of others under his Garces Group umbrella — Tinto, Distrito, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, J.G. Domestic, Rosa Blanca and Volver — the superchef has served up key developments in […]

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December 8, 2014

Now Open: Top Chef Kevin Sbraga Debuts His Third Philadelphia Restaurant Juniper Commons Today, Monday, December 8

Now Open: Top Chef Kevin Sbraga Debuts His Third Philadelphia Restaurant Juniper Commons Today, Monday, December 8

A photo posted by @junipercommons on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:53am PST New restaurant alert! Top Chef Kevin Sbraga’s latest endeavor Juniper Commons opens on South Street today, Monday, December 8. Philadelphia, Top Chef-alum Kevin Sbraga is seriously cooking. Just a day before celebrating the one-year anniversary of his second restaurant, The Fat Ham, Chef […]

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December 1, 2014

Now Open: Chef Jose Garces Opens Nacional 56, An Underground Bar And Lounge Beneath Rosa Blanca In Washington Square West

Rosa Blanca

Celebrity chef Jose Garces has always had a knack for reinventing Philly’s dining scene, and with his latest offering, the just-opened Nacional 56 lounge, he’s done it again. After all, the only thing missing from his eminently accessible and high-spirited Rosa Blanca Diner was the dancing. A joint production between Garces Group and Pena Productions […]

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November 11, 2014

Now Open: City Tap House Logan Square Makes The Second Philadelphia Location For The Craft Beer Bar And Restaurant

City Tap House

The second location of City Tap House is officially open, folks. Logan Square’s newest addition promises to be a mecca for lovers of beer, excellent food and televised sporting events — an 18 by 19 foot planar video wall shows 12 different shows or games simultaneously. With a staggering 40 taps, two cask engines and […]

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