Center City District Restaurant Week Returns May 17-28
Center City / Restaurant Weeks

Center City District Restaurant Week Returns May 17-28

Center City District Restaurant Week returns from May 17-28, 2021. Whether you feel more comfortable dining out or taking home, support your favorite Center City businesses to help restore jobs during CCD Restaurant Week. Center City restaurants are offering multi-course prix fixe lunches for $20 and dinners for $35 to enjoy indoors or outdoors at the restaurant … Continue reading

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Franchisee Plans Philadelphia Area Expansion
Center City / Chain Restaurants / Sandwiches

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Franchisee Plans Philadelphia Area Expansion

Chris Shimer, 36, had a fantastic career as an electrical engineer at a nuclear power plant. He rose through the ranks into supervisory and managerial positions. But after nearly 15 years, something wasn’t sitting right with him. He felt the encroachment of burnout from working all of the time and knew something had to change. … Continue reading

Chris’ Jazz Café Launches GoFundMe to Save the Iconic Philadelphia Jazz Club from Closure
Center City / Fundraisers / Southern Food

Chris’ Jazz Café Launches GoFundMe to Save the Iconic Philadelphia Jazz Club from Closure

I’m publishing this press release because hubby and I are huge fans of jazz and we ADORE Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Center City. If you recall, we took in an amazing dinner and show a couple of years ago which featured local jazz legend Pat Martino. We have been catching the livestreams as often as … Continue reading

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