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January 6, 2014

Chef Talk: Philadelphia’s Iron Chef Jose Garces Dishes On Favorite Restaurants, Best Markets, Secret Finds And More

[Philadelphia’s charms as an eating town are increasingly well known, but it’s also a city that harbors a fair number of hidden delights. Visit Philly asked five local food luminaries to share where they like to go on their off-hours, what they snack on late at night, their favorite low-cost meals and why they love […]

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August 12, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Mexican, Spanish, Central American, South American Dining In Philadelphia

Craving a tart margarita or spicy platter of mole poblano? Satisfy your urge for dishes hailing from Mexico, Spain, Central America, South America and beyond with a visit to one of the region’s many renowned Latin restaurants. From trendy Nuevo Latino restaurants in Center City to neighborhood stalwarts that have been serving up traditional delicacies […]

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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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February 6, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan Crowns The Five Best Restaurants In Philadelphia As Vetri, Zahav, Bibou, Talula’s Table And Fountain Restaurant

As we mentioned last week, Sunday was a big day for the Philadelphia restaurant scene. Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan yesterday unveiled the results of revisiting the Philadelphia region’s top restaurants for the first time in five years to see which restaurants deserve his coveted four-bell rating. A quick refresher: Craig LaBan employs a […]

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November 10, 2011

Tinto Toasts To Don Quixote With A Three-Course Dinner Inspired By Cervantes’ Classic Character, November 17

Don Quixote, famed Spanish literary character created by Miguel de Cervantes, was known to enjoy a good meal when not attacking windmills mistaken for monsters. Case in point: “While I’m eating, I know nothing; but when I finish eating, I begin to understand,” he said. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, Tinto, Jose Garces’s […]

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October 20, 2011

Tinto To Honor Spain’s Espelette Pepper Festival With A Special 10-Dish, Pepper-Centric Basque Dinner, Thursday, October 27

Jose Garces’ Tinto gets even spicier with a special dinner celebrating Spain’s Espelette Pepper Festival. On Thursday, October 27, join Spaniards across the ocean in the picturesque Basque town of Espelette in celebrating the harvest of their famed piment d’Espelette. For $70 per person, guests will enjoy 10 dishes of Basque cuisine showcasing the Espelette […]

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August 23, 2011

Tonight Picks: “Can of Wheat” Dinner At Percy Street Barbecue, Last Liberty Lands Park Outdoor Movie And More

[Summer in Philadelphia is action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we'll be rounding up our selections for the most can't-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] Earthquake or no, it’s finally gorgeous […]

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August 2, 2011

Tinto Presents “Tinto Tuesdays,” A New Weekly Happy Hour Featuring $2 Plates And $5 Drinks, Beginning August 16

Jose Garces’ upscale tapas joint Tinto will host a tasty new happy hour beginning August 16: “Tinto Tuesdays,” featuring food for $2 and drinks priced at $5 and under from 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday. You can toast to “Tinto Tuesdays” either at the bar or in the adjacent dining room, making for a festive atmosphere […]

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July 5, 2011

Tinto To Celebrate Spain’s Running Of The Bulls With A Special “San Fermin” Menu, Available Starting Wednesday, July 6

Jose Garces’ Spanish wine bar and restaurant Tinto is paying tribute to Spain’s annual San Fermín festival, best known for the Running of the Bulls through the city of Pamplona, with a special four-course menu available beginning tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 6. The four-course menu features Tinto’s signature pinxtos, small plates from the Basque region, […]

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May 13, 2011

Garces Restaurant Group Launches Garces Catering, A Full-Service Event-Planning Division With Customizable Menu Offerings From All Seven Of Jose Garces’ Restaurants

Everyone think of an excuse to host an event: Chef Jose Garces has introduced Garces Catering, a full-service event-planning division of Garces Restaurant Group. Available for a wide assortment of events — from an intimate birthday dinner or a bar/bat mitzvah to an office luncheon or even weddings — Garces Catering can design custom menus […]

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