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December 4, 2012

Chef Jose Garces Creates Custom Vans Shoes In Honor Of The Brand’s Nationwide High School Arts Initiative

In honor of the fourth annual Vans Custom Cultural Program, a nationwide initiative to raise funds and awareness for the importance of art in high schools, our own Chef Jose Garces was asked to design a unique pair of Vans shoes. Here’s how the program works: In 2013, Vans will donate $50,000 to the school […]

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November 16, 2012

Chef Michael Solomonov Designated An “Empire Builder” By Food & Wine

It’s a chef… it’s a restaurateur… it’s a culinary entrepreneur… nope, it’s a 2012 “Empire Builder” and his name is Michael Solomonov. In the just-out December issue of Food & Wine, a feature article names just 10 of the country’s most “extraordinary, prolific chef-restaurateurs,” and our very own Solo is one of them. The point […]

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October 11, 2012

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Presents “Pheast,” A Festive Night Out Celebrating Chefs And Growers, Friday, October 19

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be tipping its hat to Philadelphia’s fresh local food and the people who grow and prepare it at a special event at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Friday, October 19. Pheast will feature tons of local restaurants and chefs that work in collaboration with farms in the area such as […]

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October 5, 2012

Catch Jose Garces At The Free Library, Discussing And Signing His Brand New Cookbook The Latin Road Home, Monday, October 15

Want to get up close and personal with Iron Chef Jose Garces? Here’s your chance: Garces will be appearing at the Free Library for a very special Author Event on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. He’ll be interviewed on stage by Michael Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer Table Talk columnist and editor/producer of They’ll be […]

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August 17, 2012

Chef Bobby Flay Heads To Philadelphia To Cast The Food Network’s New Show America’s Best Home Cooks

Philadelphia’s becoming quite the draw for the TV camera. With an impressive brag sheet of featured restaurants, dishes and chefs on national television, it’s no wonder why Philadelphia’s attracting a lot of screen attention. Adding to the buzz, Bobby Flay of Food Network fame is heading to town to cast his next project: America’s Best […]

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March 21, 2012

The Vetri Foundation’s Great Chefs Event Returns For Its Seventh Year, June 12; Tickets On Sale Now

The 2012 Great Chefs Event is set for Tuesday, June 12 and tickets are officially on sale. The event, now in its seventh year, is a huge deal, featuring a stellar lineup of participating chefs dishing up their fine fare for the benefit of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children, founded […]

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October 20, 2011

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To See Master Chefs Anthony Bourdain And Eric Ripert At The Merriam Theater, Plus A $100 Gift Card To 10 Arts

Master chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are opening up to share an evening of provocative storytelling about the truth behind the toques, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Theater, and we’re giving away a special prize package for you to make an amazing night out of it: one lucky uwishunu reader will win […]

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October 10, 2011

Master Chefs Anthony Bourdain And Eric Ripert To Share The Merriam Theater Stage For An Evening Of Tell-All Conversations, November 2

Ever wondered what really goes on behind the kitchen doors at top restaurants? Master chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are opening up to share an evening of provocative storytelling about the truth behind the toques, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Theater. Internationally acclaimed chef, author and host of Travel Channel’s No Reservations […]

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May 10, 2011

Congratulations Chef Michael Solomonov, Winner Of The 2011 James Beard Award For Best Chef Mid-Atlantic!

Last night at the annual James Beard Awards in New York City, the restaurant industry’s version of the Oscars, Michael Solomonov won the award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Solomonov, chef and owner of Zahav, beat out four other chefs for the prestigious award for the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware […]

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January 11, 2011

The Kimmel Center And Wolfgang Puck Officially Launch Catering Partnership, Introduce A New Private Event Space Called “The Lounge By Wolfgang Puck” Overlooking The Avenue Of The Arts

Wolfgang Puck Catering has officially arrived in Philadelphia, with an exclusive catering relationship with the Kimmel Center, including the renovation of Cadence restaurant to become private event space The Lounge by Wolfgang Puck. The partnership combines world-class entertainment with a world-class culinary vision by internationally renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. The Kimmel Center offers eleven distinct […]

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