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October 30, 2014

Now Open: Chef George Sabatino And His Wife Jennifer Debut Aldine Restaurant In Rittenhouse Square

Chef George Sabatino has been a key fixture in acclaimed kitchens all around the city, working at such hot spots as Fork and Barbuzzo before helming his own kitchen at Stateside. Since his Stateside departure, Sabatino’s projects have been numerous, including seasonal eateries Morgan’s Pier and The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest, as well as menu […]

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October 30, 2014

Last Chance: Independence Beer Garden Wraps Up Its First Season This Weekend And Celebrates With A Closing Party On Sunday, November 2

This past summer, the 22,000 square-foot outdoor area of One South Independence Mall West welcomed awesome alfresco space Independence Beer Garden, and the place has been a bona fide hit. The latest venture for chef Michael Schulson, also of Sampan in Midtown Village, the mobile IBG Truck and Izakaya in Atlantic City, Independence Beer Garden […]

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October 28, 2014

Now Open: Lo Spiedo, A New Rotisserie And Grill At The Philadelphia Navy Yard From Marc Vetri And Team

A photo posted by Lo Spiedo (@lospiedophilly) on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT With the opening of Lo Spiedo at The Navy Yard, chef Marc Vetri has given diners an excellent reason to head south for a meal — namely, juicy meats from a custom 72-inch rotisserie. The ever-expanding restaurant empire of Philadelphia super chef […]

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October 24, 2014

Wursthaus Schmitz At Reading Terminal Market Celebrates National Bologna Day Today, Friday, October 24

Now here’s a holiday that’s worthy of serious observation: National Bologna Day. Leave it to the fine folks at Wursthaus Schmitz in the Reading Terminal Market to give a lunchmeat celebration its due, evoking memories of Oscar Meyer meals past and one-upping them with house-made artisanal goodness. After all, chef Jeremy Nolen is the author […]

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October 21, 2014

Halloween In Philadelphia 2014: Our Guide To Costume Parties, Themed Dinners, Haunted Houses, Concerts And More On Friday, October 31

Get ready for a monster of holiday weekend, Philadelphia. We’re pretty psyched Halloween is on a Friday this year, since that means the parties and celebrations can go all weekend long. Whether you’re looking for activities for pint-sized trick-or-treaters or blowouts for party-ready grown-ups, festivities are in high supply in neighborhoods across the city. Also […]

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October 20, 2014

Now Open: Vedge Chefs Rich Landau And Kate Jacoby Debut V Street, A Casual Street Food-Inspired Bar In Rittenhouse

Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, a dynamic husband-and-wife team, first shook up Philadelphia’s meatless-eating scene with their restaurant Horizons, and it earned them a fervent following. In recent years, the duo’s lovely fine dining, plant-focused Vedge restaurant has developed a much wider fan base here in Philadelphia and beyond, with a bumper crop of […]

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October 20, 2014

Bistro St. Tropez Introduces Year-Round Restaurant Week Deals With A Permanent $35 Three-Course Dinner Menu

French-inspired cuisine comes paired with enchanting views of the Schuylkill River, Cira Centre and 30th Street Station at Center City’s Bistro St. Tropez, located on the fourth floor of the Marketplace Design Center on Market Street. Now, those views come with the option of a year-round dining deal. Given the popularity of Restaurant Week’s value-laden […]

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October 16, 2014

New Craft Brewery And Restaurant 2nd Story Brewing Co. Opens Its Doors In Old City This Tuesday, October 21

Philadelphia’s craft beer scene just keeps on rising. This Tuesday, October 21, 2nd Story Brewing Co. opens in Old City, bringing a fresh batch of hand-crafted brews to Philly. The name of Old City’s newest brewpub, 2nd Story, refers to its employees’ personal passions and the location of the brewing tanks on the second floor […]

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October 16, 2014

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Celebrates The Return Of Stone Crabs To Its Menu, Friday, October 17

In the age of fleeting seafood supplies, it can be challenging to find a delicious sustainable option in restaurants. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House on Chestnut Street has it covered with the annual influx of stone crab claws. The Philly outpost of the national chain of meateries will soon launch the official beginning of […]

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October 14, 2014

Townsend Teams Up With South African Winemaker Ken Forrester For A One-Night-Only Wine Dinner, Monday, October 20

In its relatively short existence, Townsend on East Passyunk has made a name for itself as a wine-lovers’ restaurant with a serious beverage program courtesy of sommelier Lauren Harris. On Monday, October 20, the French-inspired bistro will cater to that demographic, with a special wine pairing dinner featuring the South African winemaker Ken Forrester. The […]

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