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Jose Garces on Restaurant Critics and the Strangest Thing He’s Ever Eaten

My full name is … Jose Alonso Garces. There are accents on it, but I don’t use them. I was named after my grandfather, who […]

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Chef JaeHee Cho on Making the Sixers One of the Best-Fueled Teams in the NBA

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. In […]

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How This Philly Chef Is Creating a Platform for Talented Black Culinary Artists

I’m from … South Philly originally, but I’ve lived and worked all over the city. I just moved back from California. The thing I missed […]

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Philly Chefs Dish on the Future of Our Food Scene

Rents are rising. Instagram is king. Restaurants are opening at a fast clip. Is this the beginning of the end? Are we just getting started? […]


Why Are Philly Cooks Serving Food From Unlicensed Kitchens?

I would tell you his name, but then I’d have to kill you. But only because otherwise I’d probably get killed, for screwing up a […]


Why Philly Chefs Are Getting Fit

Early in his career, Brad Spence, now the executive chef of Amis, was on course to lose everything. He was an alcoholic, he was overweight, […]


Philly’s Third Restaurant Renaissance Has Arrived

Food writers in Philadelphia go through what I like to call the “12 Steps of Stephen Starr.” Okay, there are more like four steps, but […]


Philly’s New Food Establishment

Greg Vernick and Nick Elmi The Torchbearers Vernick and Elmi are the ones setting the bar now, and they’re bringing everyone else up with them. […]


Sharpen Your Knives, Chefs: Chopped Is Casting in Philly

Cooking competition reality shows are a double-edged sword. They might not judge the skills a chef needs to actually be successful in the world — […]


Cooks Who Care Wants to Change Philly’s Restaurant Culture for the Better

If you follow the restaurant industry — hell, if you follow current events — you know that a chef’s life can be a tough one. […]