Vesper Center City Pivots, Starts Up We Cooked for Chef-Prepared Meals
Center City / COVID-19

Vesper Center City Pivots, Starts Up We Cooked for Chef-Prepared Meals

By now, most restaurants in the city have switched to offering delivery or curbside pickup during this abnormal time. Glu Hospitality rose to the occasion by creating a whole new food and beer service that they are operating through Vesper Center City’s kitchen. We Cooked bills itself as chef-driven culinary service providing affordable, gourmet meals … Continue reading

Japanese Wagyu Steak at Barclay Prime
Center City / Steak / Steakhouses

Japanese Wagyu Steak at Barclay Prime

I grew up in an economically-depressed area of Northeastern Pennsylvania where eating at Ponderosa (RIP) was a treat or dining at the one and only Chinese restaurant was considered exotic. I didn’t know anything about fine dining or foreign cuisines until I went away to college in Reading, PA. Discovering Chi Chi’s (RIP) and Red … Continue reading

Eat This: PROSCIUTTO, Fig & Dark Chocolate Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Center City / Dessert / Italian

Eat This: PROSCIUTTO, Fig & Dark Chocolate Gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila

Local Italian gelato champion, Stefano Biasini, of Center City’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila, has concocted an out of the box sweet & salty gelato masterpiece in honor of the eatery’s recognition as Prosciutto Di Parma Global Specialist of the Month. The custom flavor, PROSCIUTTO e FICCHI, is a fig gelato infused with Prosciutto di Parma & Italian dark … Continue reading

NEWS: Steak 48 Bringing Upscale Steakhouse Dining to Broad Street
Center City / Openings / Steakhouses

NEWS: Steak 48 Bringing Upscale Steakhouse Dining to Broad Street

Philadelphia already offers many upscale steakhouse dining experiences, is there room for another? The people behind Steak 48 are betting on it and apparently think there is enough to set them apart from the others. They plan to offer “the complete package,” boasting “great food, drink, service, and ambiance.” So, get ready Center City, another … Continue reading

NEWS: Top Chef Quickfire Dining Concept to Open on January 23, Announces Executive Chef
Center City / Openings

NEWS: Top Chef Quickfire Dining Concept to Open on January 23, Announces Executive Chef

We’re home to two Top Chef-winning chefs… Kevin Sbraga and Nicholas Elmi. We also have many chefs who have appeared on the televised culinary competition… Eddie Konrad, Jennifer Carroll, Natalie Maronski, Jason Cichonski, and Jen Zavala. And while the show is yet to film here, at least we’re getting an eatery inspired by the show. … Continue reading

DISCOUNT Tickets on Sale for 12th Annual Taste of Philly
Center City / Events

DISCOUNT Tickets on Sale for 12th Annual Taste of Philly

Taste of Philly 2019 is back and better than ever and Philly Grub is a proud sponsor! Enjoy an evening filled with sampling fantastic food, craft beer and top-shelf liquor from the city’s best restaurants and favorite breweries and distilleries while enjoying great live entertainment. It will be held on Wednesday, November 20th 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Crystal Tea … Continue reading

City Winery at Fashion District of Philadelphia Prepares September Opening
Center City / Openings

City Winery at Fashion District of Philadelphia Prepares September Opening

City Winery, which already boasts 9 locations including Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and NYC, is targeted to launch this month at 990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107. This unique space will include an urban winery, restaurant, special event facility, and concert venue all under one roof. The highly anticipated official opening kicks off … Continue reading

Full-Sized GIANT Food Store To Open in Center City
Center City / Food Markets / Openings

Full-Sized GIANT Food Store To Open in Center City

GIANT Food Stores announced at a press conference today that it will be opening a two-story, full-sized flagship supermarket in retail space at River Walk, a mixed-use development along the Schuykill River at 23rd and Arch. The exact location of the market will be 60 N. 23rd Street. While I’m not reporting the news anymore, the reason … Continue reading

Restaurant Week at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Center City / Steak / Steakhouses

Restaurant Week at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Hubby has always wanted to go to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, so I made his dream a reality last night by taking him for his birthday dinner. It’s just a lucky coincidence that it was also Restaurant Week. We both ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu, however, he opted for an optional steak … Continue reading