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February 26, 2014

Roundup: Where To Watch The 86th Academy Awards In The Philadelphia Region

The 86th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will fill television screens across the nation on Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Watch the awards handed out for best actor, best actress, best picture, best documentary and more at Oscar-ready parties in the region. Dress in your most celebrity-worthy attire for parties at places [...]

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December 11, 2013

Roundup: Top Picks For Christmas Eve And Christmas Day Dinners In The Philadelphia Region For 2013

[This holiday season, let Uwishunu be your merry guide. From brilliant lights and must-see attractions to festive events and jolly good times, check out our daily updates on holiday happenings in Philadelphia right here.] The holiday season is full of gift wrapping, cocktail parties, cookie swaps, tree cutting and nights of home decorating. Save some [...]

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December 4, 2013

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia’s Official Christmas Tree Lighting In Love Park, Menorah Lighting In Rittenhouse, Holiday-Themed Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And More

The air in Philadelphia is full of holiday spirit, and it’s palpable from Northern Liberties to Center City and beyond. Philadelphia’s official Christmas tree in Love Park illuminates for the first time this holiday season tonight as Mayor Nutter, flips the switch to turn on the thousands of colorful LED lights. Tonight, crowds in Rittenhouse [...]

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November 25, 2013

Roundup: A Guide To Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrations In The Philadelphia Region In 2013

It doesn’t truly feel like the holiday season until Christmas trees are set up and decked out all around the city. From Rittenhouse Square to East Passyunk Avenue to the Christmas Village in Love Park, areas all around town (and the countryside, too) welcome brightly lit Christmas trees to central spots to spread holiday cheer. [...]

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July 19, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Hotel Happy Hours In Philadelphia

Looking for after-work refreshment? Throughout Philadelphia, crowds flocks to happy hour for discounted sips and bites almost every day of the week. With a built-in demand for a post-meeting or apres-touring rejuvenation, Philadelphia’s hotels are definitely destinations to be considered for happy hour, with plenty of deals to be had and a solid lineup of [...]

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June 25, 2013

Epic By Cochon 555 Comes To Philadelphia Tapping Local Chefs For A Grand Tasting Of Heritage Breeds At The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, July 28

Sweet on swine? Get ready for Epic by Cochon, an all-inclusive, totally extravagant tasting event at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel set for Sunday, July 28. Created by Cochon 555, Epic is part of a national series of epicurean events and competitions in cities across the country intended to increase awareness around heritage breeds. Inaugurated as a [...]

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February 21, 2013

Roundup: Where To Watch The Oscars This Sunday, February 24

The 85th Annual Academy Awards hit this Sunday, February 24, and this year’s Oscars promise to be especially exciting for all of the Philadelphians eager to cheer on our favorite hometown film. The film Silver Linings Playbook, starring Philadelphia native Bradley Cooper, has been a smash hit. It’s earned almost $100 million at the box [...]

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August 21, 2012

10 Arts Kicks Off The Football Season With A New Menu Of Lounge Bites

Chef de Cuisine Nathan Volz brings his love for the game into the kitchen at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in the Ritz-Carlton. Volz recently rolled out a new menu of “tailgate tastes” exclusively for game season. Expect unique spins on classic favorites inspired by Chef Nathan’s own football-centric upbringing in Illinois. He describes the [...]

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April 10, 2012

The 2012 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party Set For Thursday, April 26, Your First Chance To Taste Shake Shack In Philadelphia

Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party honoring Paul Levy, President and CEO of Center City District. The party is an annual teaser for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, one of Philadelphia’s most anticipated festivals of the year, attracting more than 50,000 people from across the region as [...]

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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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