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March 21, 2014

Now Open: Petruce Et Al. Opens Is Doors On Walnut Street With Chefs Jonathan And Justin Petruce And A Top-Notch Team

In Philadelphia, a long-awaited spring has finally sprung. And with the springing of the season, comes the opening of the highly anticipated Petruce et al. on Walnut Street. After a many month development process (delayed by snow and more snow), Petruce et al. now delivers on its promises of a custom wood-burning oven, an Argentine-style [...]

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March 14, 2014

Roundup: Best Pizza in Philadelphia — Where To Find The Best Pizza In Neighborhoods Across The City

If there is one dish with practically universal appeal, it must be pizza. There’s something about the cheesy, sauce-laden goodness of a pizza pie that just never seems to get old, even when it’s actually a few days old (c’mon, cold pizza for breakfast is delicious). Fortunately, finding amazing pizza in Philadelphia can be as [...]

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February 11, 2014

Now Open: The Library Company Of Philadelphia Presents A Historical Look At Its Collections In That’s So Gay: Outing Early America

On Locust Street in the heart of the Gayborhood, the Library Company of Philadelphia is a treasure trove of historic material dating back to the days of Benjamin Franklin and William Penn. In its newest exhibit, That’s So Gay: Outing Early America, the institution chronicles the evolution of same-sex relationships through a 21st-century lens. This [...]

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January 30, 2014

Roundup: Top Picks For Valentine’s Day Dinners In Philadelphia In 2014

With just a few weeks remaining to solidify Valentine’s Day plans, now’s the time to score reservations to make a sweetheart of a holiday. Restaurants all across the city up the ante with prix-fixe meals and amour-themed specials that both you and your Valentine are sure to love. Reservations are filling up quickly — a [...]

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January 22, 2014

Roundup: The Best Ramen In Philadelphia — Where To Get A Bowl Of Piping Hot Ramen In Philly

Philadelphia hasn’t always been a ramen town, but in recent years, Philly’s ramen scene has taken off. In the past year or so, a bunch of new Japanese-style ramen places have opened, including Nom Nom Ramen in Rittenhouse Square, Market 16 Noodle Bar and Ramen Bar in University City, Hiro Ramen House in Washington Square [...]

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January 15, 2014

Varga Bar’s Super Fowl Cook-Off Challenges Amateur Chefs To Make The Best Super Bowl Sunday Wings, With Preliminary Rounds This Sunday, January 19

Take a big bite out of the weekend at the annual Super Fowl Cook-Off, a festive wing-off event at Varga Bar in Washington Square West. The craft beer bar’s own wings — fall-off-the duck confit chicken wings with pomegranate molasses-bourbon-chili sauce — are stellar, truly among the best wings in the city. This Sunday, January [...]

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January 15, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of Other Desert Cities, On Stage Now Through Sunday, March 2

The stage of the Walnut Street Theatre, the oldest theater in the country, will host decidedly modern material this month as contemporary drama Other Desert Cities hits the mainstage this week through Sunday, March 2. A lauded Broadway drama written by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz, the contemporary play looks [...]

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January 10, 2014

Chef Talk: Rich Landau Of Vedge Restaurant Reveals His Favorite Local Restaurants, Key Ingredients And One Tasty Guilty Pleasure

[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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December 16, 2013

Varga Bar Unveils Its 2014 Varga Girl Calendar With A Holiday Release Party This Wednesday, December 18

A killer beer selection, Ketel One drink specials and scantily clad cuties can only mean one thing: it’s time to unveil the 2014 Varga Girl Calendar! Washington Square West hotspot Varga Bar celebrates the release of its annual pinup calendar this Wednesday, December 18, at 9 p.m. Based on the work of prolific Peruvian painter [...]

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December 13, 2013

Opening Alert: Jose Garces Set To Open His Brand-New Cuban Diner, Rosa Blanca, This Monday, December 16 For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner; Reservations Now Available

Ready for a taste of Cuba, Philadelphia? Rosa Blanca, Chef Jose Garces’ brand-new Cuban diner, opens its doors on Monday, December 16. Chef Garces rose to prominence in the food world after he opened Amada in Old City in 2005. In the years since, Garces has helped to change the face of Philadelphia’s dining scene [...]

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