Posted by Foobooz on July 6th, 2010
After a 4th of July weekend that featured plenty of time on roof decks it seems appropriate that Table Matters’ Emily Callaghan takes a look at Philadelphia bars where you can have a drink above the din of the street.
Drinking High [Table Matters]
Outdoor Dining Guide – Â Off the sidewalk/Good for drinks [f8b8z]
Posted by Foobooz on December 1st, 2009
Today, XIX is hosting a whiskey dinner featuring premium whiskeys paired with five-courses of XIX’s fare.
Expect pairings like 10-year old Talisker with oysters and Bulleit Bourbon with apricot beignets. The dinner is just $50 per person and only a few seats remain.
XIX [Official Site]
Posted by joy manning on July 14th, 2009
Hosting houseguests has its ups (spending time with friends) and downs (intensive pre-arrival cleaning), but far and away the best part of the experience is falling in love with Philadelphia all over again by seeing the city through a visitor’s eyes. Those of us who live in the area take everything for granted: our rich history, our stately architecture, and most of all our food scene. From the humblest sandwich stops to our flashiest restaurants, Philadelphia is a delicious destination to show off. So even if you don’t have friend coming to town, invite one and revisit our Restaurant Club team favorites: We promise you’ll get excited about Philly eats all over again. And let us know: What are your must-hit food stops when out-of-towners come calling?
Posted by Ashley Primis on June 2nd, 2009
Varga Bar, the new pinup-themed eat-and-drinkery from chef R. Evan Turney and partner George Anni, has been up an running for a couple of weeks now, breathing new life into a part of Washington Square West that isn’t 13th Street. Starting this Sunday the 7th, the restaurant will open for lunch, serving the same diet-blowing items — like truffled mac and cheese and smoked ribs — that are on the dinner menu. And, of course, the many craft-beer-fueled taps will be flowing.
And because Varga loves Restaurant Club members so much, they are giving away five $20 gift certificates so you can check it out for yourself. Send an e-mail with your name, phone number, and e-mail address to email@example.com by 5 p.m. this Friday, June 5th. Winners will be contacted early next week. If you aren’t 21, don’t be naughty and try to enter — Varga will be checking IDs both when the gift certificates are picked up and when they are used. Good luck!
Varga Bar, 10th and Spruce streets; 215-627-5200.
Posted by Foobooz on June 2nd, 2009
Rick’s Steaks is aiming for a June 9th soft opening in the Bellevue, the Whiz has already arrived.
In other Bellevue news, Dave Schultz and Bob Wilkie host a live Internet hockey radio show from the XIX bar at 1pm on every Tuesday.
Demetris is a handsome Mediterranean spot at 45th and Chestnut that is open for breakfast daily. [The Insider]
The permanent Stephen Starr burger stand is aiming to open on July 4th inside Franklin Square. There’s still no name. [Philly Chit Chat]
Stephen Starr’s and investor Allan Domb were spotted on a train to Washington. Could a Parc DC be far behind? [Philly Gossip]
Iron Hill Maple Shade is still on track for a July opening. If all goes well brewing could start around June 12th. [The Brew Lounge]
943 is an Italian-Argentine BYO in the Italian Market that’s several weeks out. [The Insider]
Posted by Foobooz on April 22nd, 2009
The Center City District recently released their State of Center City 2009 report where they counted 215 outdoor cafes. As the outdoor cafe has become ubiquitous we’ve started hearing a new question, where can I eat outside away from the sidewalk. Today’s edition of The Bite highlights a handful of restaurants where the atmosphere is never broken by the blaring of, “welcome to route….”
Outdoor seating without the cars [Metro Philadelphia]
Posted by bridget salmons on April 21st, 2009
While this mouth-watering fare doesn’t have a season, we’ve been yearning for those bang-for-your-buck pastas, parms, and carpaccios that Philly places are so good at. Here’s a guide to our favorite Italian BYOBs around town.
How Many Bells Will Craig LaBan give Blackfish in Conshohocken?
- 2 Bells (54%, 14 Votes)
- 3 Bells (23%, 6 Votes)
- 1 Bell (19%, 5 Votes)
- 0 Bells (4%, 1 Votes)
- 4 Bells (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 26
Posted by Kirsten Henri on February 4th, 2009
Do you fancy yourself a “Top Chef”? Here’s your chance to find out if you have what it takes. The producers are hosting open auditions in Philly as they conduct their search for contestants for the show. The details:
When: Wednesday March 4th from 10AM-2PM
Where: XIX (Nineteen) at the Bellevue
More Info: www.bravotv.com/casting
Here’s a list of other cities that also have open calls: San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
C’mon, Philly chefs, pack your knives and go to the audition!
Does anyone have any suggestions of local chefs you’d like to see compete? We’ve been tossing some names around in the hallowed halls of Foobooz World HQ, but we want to hear what you think.