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Five Ideas Worth Spreading From Philly Chef Conference 2020

Philly Chef Conference, the industry-focused event put on by Drexel’s School of Food and Hospitality Management, just wrapped up its seventh year, and it shows […]


Blog Post #12,008

After 10 years of Foobooz (six while an employee of Philadelphia magazine), I’ve decided to move on from my creation. But rather than feeling any […]


A Second Anniversary Counter Menu for Sbraga

In the most recent Best of Philly issue, we gave Sbraga an award for “Best 2nd Year.” And, come October, chef Kevin Sbraga is going […]


Jason Cichonski Finishes Early on First Episode of Top Chef New Orleans

Bravo’s Top Chef returns on Wednesday, October 2nd. Season 11 is based in New Orleans and includes local chefs Nick Elmi and Jason Cichonski. In the […]


Vetri Turns Fifteen and Dan Rubin Was There on Opening Night


Last night marked the fifteenth anniversary of Vetri. Marc Vetri’s eponymous restaurant has been praised far and wide since, but Vetri’s success was much less obvious fifteen years ago.

Check out Dan Rubin’s profile of Marc Vetri from that opening night.

Blood, sweat and dogged persistence []

Vetri [Official Site]


Greatest Hits and What You Missed: New Restaurants, Secret Menus, Cookbooks, Fall Festivals and More

Secret fried chicken? Yeah, secret fried chicken. And that’s only one of the awesome things we let you know about this week. Here’s what you […]


Locals Win Food Journalists Awards

Congrats are in order for Drew Lazor and Drexel’s Shelby Vittek who took home first place prizes in the Association of Food Journalists’ 2013 awards. Lazor […]


Foobooz Jobs: From Busser to General Manager

Looking for a restaurant job? Look no further than Foobooz Jobs. There are current openings for work in the Garces Group, Starr Restaurants, the Four […]


Michael Solomonov Filming Documentary on Israeli Cuisine

Zahav chef and co-owner, Michael Solomonov will be filming a two-hour documentary called The Search for Israeli Cuisine. Solomonov will be followed around Israel by  two-time […]


Cheu Noodle Bar Hosts Ramen Burger Pop-Up

Cheu Noodle Bar is hosting a ramen burger pop-up on Tuesday, September 24th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dubbed McCheu, all sandwiches sold that […]


Inventor of the Schmitter Passes Away

Hugh McNally, inventor of the Schmitter sandwich, died of heart failure on September 11th. McNally was the owner of Chestnut Hill’s McNally’s Tavern for 42-years, […]


Zama Now Offers a Sbraga Roll

Today, Global Philly 2013 kicked off with a special event at Zama. Hiroyuki ‘Zama’ Tanaka and Kevin Sbraga were on hand to unleash the “Sbraga Roll.” The sushi […]


Congrats to Our Feastival Tickets Winner

Congrats to Brad Podray whose Rare Meat concept received the most votes in our Feastival Ticket Giveaway. Brad will be going to Feastival this Thursday night, […]


The Revisit: Matyson

Trey Popp returns to Matyson and finds the BYOB isn’t just about the tasting menus.


Want Free Tickets To Feastival?

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past month, here’s a quick reminder: Feastival is coming. It’s happening this Thursday, […]