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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 […]


Volvér Is Going to Reinvent Itself Every Year

Volvér, the upscale tasting menu-focused spot from Philly restaurateur Jose Garces has changed a lot in the last few years. In 2014, the restaurant opened as […]


Stella Is a Fresh Start for Jose Garces. I Only Wish It Was Better.

It took years for Jose Garces and his people to open this newest restaurant. It took so long that now it’s finally open, the people […]

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Jose Garces Is Making a Comeback With Stella. Here’s What He Has to Say About It.

We opened Stella because … I’ve had a farm in Ottsville, about 25 minutes from New Hope, since 2010. I grew organic vegetables and really embraced […]


Peep Inside Jose Garces’s New Hope Restaurant Overlooking the Delaware

Way back in 2016, the Garces Group announced that they’d be opening a restaurant in New Hope as part of the Riverfront Revitalization Strategic Plan’s renovation of the historic Bucks […]


Remember Jose Garces’s New Hope Restaurant? It’s Still Happening.

Jose Garces is still opening that restaurant that you might have forgotten all about since it was first announced back in 2016. The Riverfront Revitalization Strategic Plan that […]

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Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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Volvér Just Wants to Be a Regular Restaurant

Much like the chef behind it, Volvér has been given new life in 2018. Jose Garces’s ultra-high-end, tasting-menu-only, ticketed-meal concept in the Kimmel Center is now a […]


Jose Garces on Working With New Partner, What’s Next in Philly

It’s been a few months, but the dust seems to have settled over on the Jose Garces front. This summer, following what was likely the rockiest chapter in his career, the chef was […]


Jose Garces Sells Most of His Restaurants, Two Will Close

Jose Garces just sold much of his restaurant empire to a new entity, and two Garces concepts will close. A Camden U.S. bankruptcy court approved […]


Garces Is Opening Two More Restaurants in Atlantic City

Things did not go well for Jose Garces in Atlantic City. And while sure, that’s something that a lot of people can say (how many […]


Garces Group Declares Bankruptcy; Restaurants Will Stay Open for Now

The end of chef Jose Garces’s troubles is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring — and a new beginning. Garces, the chef-restaurateur behind Amada, Village Whiskey […]


Jose Garces in Crisis: The Trials of a Celebrity Chef

There was no point in standing around waiting for a reaction, so Jose Garces stayed in the kitchen. He served plates of piquillo peppers, brochettes […]


Jose Garces Is Closing Amada New York, Hints at “Revival” of Two A.C. Spots

Jose Garces is closing the New York version of Amada, his first and still iconic Philadelphia restaurant. According to the Tribeca Citizen, which first discovered […]


What the Heck Is Going On With Jose Garces?

Last week, Philadelphia chef Jose Garces was sued by a New Jersey-based food distribution company, claiming that he owes more than $53,000 for produce deliveries […]