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Best of Center City Philadelphia Restaurant Week 2017

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Philadelphia, Pa -  Center City District Restaurant WeekPhiladelphia, PA Center City District Restaurant Week, January 14-26. Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many will also be offering a three-course lunch for $20.

Gypsy Saloon Announces New Chef, New Menu & New Decor!

Food News

Conshohocken, PA – All that glitters is gold...at least when it comes to the iconic Gypsy Saloon in West Conshohocken. Already known as a neighborhood “hot spot” thanks to its cozy, eclectic flare and modern, approachable fare, owners Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere have announced that they have, once again, stepped up their game.Conshohocken, PA – Conshy Girls Restaurant Group [conshygirls.com] owners, Kim Strengari, Marianne Gere and Michael Golden are happy to announce new chef, Simone Calonaci at Gypsy Saloon (128 Ford Street; 610-828-8494). Born and raised in Florence Italy, Chef Calonaci brings 20 years of experience in Tuscan cuisine to this West Conshohocken favorite.

Cold Stone Creamery New Holiday Flavors And Cakes (Photo: Cold Stone Creamery)

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PhillyBite Cold Stone Cold Stone Creamery offers good tidings and cheer this holiday season with its new Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Ice Cream as well as the return of Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream, both featured in festive combinations; plus two holiday cakes that are perfect for entertaining, all available for a limited time only, beginning November 24.

KEEN Philadelphia Bringing Modern American Fare (Photo: KEEN)

Philly Openings

PhillyBite Keen RestaurantPhiladelphia, PA - KEEN is pleased to announce it has soft opened to the public (with a limited menu and hours) and will open formally, Tuesday, November 28th at 5pm. Excited to be joining Philadelphia’s dynamic dining scene, owners Chris and Caitlin Rorer are bringing modern American fare to an incredibly eclectic restaurant that is a marriage between an approachable neighborhood tavern and a carefully curated art space.

6 Tips To Frying A Turkey Safely

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PhillyBite ThanksgivingPhiladelphia, PA -  A few years ago my daughter’s in-laws from Brooklyn, NY came to Memphis for Thanksgiving. To give them a taste of Southern cuisine, I decided to fry a turkey in addition to my conventionally roasted turkey. In effect, we had a taste panel where our twenty guests got to try both a roasted and fried turkey. There was no question that the fried turkey tasted better. It was more savory and had a richer flavor. It gave new meaning to the saying: “anything fried tastes better."

3 Philadelphia Restaurants - Make Best Restaurants for Groups in America

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - Just in time for the holidays, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is getting into the spirit by unveiling the 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in America for 2017.

J'aime French Bakery Midtown Village (Photo: J'aime Bakery)

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite J’aime  French BakeryJ'aime French Bakery fills the demand for note-perfect éclairs, brioche and crepes in Midtown Village. The sunny white space features a marble countertop and booth seating and opens to sidewalk tables in milder weather.

Alice Roman Pizza Shop Center City Philadelphia (Photo: Alice)

Restaurants

PhillyBite Alice PizzaPhiladelphia, PA - Alice by the folks behindRittenhouse coffee shop Gran Caffe L’Aquila bring the neighborhood another Roman pizza shop, where al taglio (rectangular, square slice) pizza is sold by weight, and sit-down dinners pull from an expanded menu, starting at 3 p.m. Also for sale: Italian wine, beer and cocktails.

Tips - How to Pick An Italian Wine

Beer & Wine

PhillyBite WinePhiladelphia, PA - Wine connoisseurs regularly boast about their fine Italian wine collections and rightly so. Even if you’re not a connoisseur, by the end of this article you’ll be able to put your best Italian wine forward.

London Grill in the Historic Fairmount Neighborhood

Restaurants

PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - London Grill - Striking a perfect balance between a cozy neighborhood pub and fine dining restaurant, London Grill has remained among of the city’s most popular restaurants since 1991. 

Tinsel, Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar in Midtown Village Philly

Bars & Taverns

PhillyBite Tinsel Craft BeerPhiladelphia, PA - Tinsel joins the ranks of Craft Concepts Group that now includes BRU Craft and Wurst, U-Bahn, Cinder, Finn McCool's Ale House and Uptown Beer Garden. The group's newest restaurant, Tradesman's, will open at 1322 Chestnut Street in late winter as a BBQ and beer hall next to neighboring U-Bahn and BRU.

Moxie Blue Salon Old City Philadelphia (Photo: Moxie Blue)

Bars & Taverns

PhillyBitePhiladelphia, PA - Moxie Blue Salon is a full-service salon and one of the first businesses to open in the commercial space in the new Bridge on Race building in Old City. Moxie Blue Salon Philadelphia is a 3,000+ square foot, 15 chair salon featuring two luxury express spa rooms, a hair extension bar, a high-end makeup bar, and an extensive selection of retail products from Goldwell, KMS, Davines, and Oribe. The salon specializes in services for both women and men, and is family-friendly.

Celebrate Hanukkah in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - For the first night of Hanukkah, one house in the middle of the Row will be illuminated in white lights, representing the Shamash candle, and one house on the far right of the row will be illuminated in blue lights, representing the first candle, while the rest of the houses will be dark.

Celebrate Christmas in Philadelphia

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - MLK Drive will be shut down to traffic between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive beginning at 5:00pm so that attendees can walk to the gathering spot across from Boathouse Row.

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA - PhillyBite KawanzzaDecember 26th until January 1st, Boathouse Row will be lit red, green and black in honor of the Kwanzaa holiday. The design of the lights will turn the houses into a Kinara, the seven candles used in celebrating the festival of Kwanzaa.

City to Light Up Boathouse Row for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia announced plans to celebrate for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa through public recognition and celebrations on one of the City’s iconic landmarks, Boathouse Row. The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of the City Representative, and the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement are joining together to produce these celebrations.

Atomic City Comics South Street

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Atomic City Comics – Darryl Jones, owner. Classic comic book store known for dollar comics, manga, back issues, horror, sci-fi and old-school Arcade games such as Street Fighter has been a South Street mainstay since 2001.

Denise’s Bakery North Philly

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Denise’s Bakery – Denise Gause, owner. After a fire closed her 25-year-old North Philly homage to sugar, eggs and flour, she did what any strong baker would do: She rebuilt it. Today, lines once again form out the door and the phone rings off the hook for Denise’s pound cake, pies, brownies, doughnuts, cookies and wedding cakes. 2916 N. 22nd Street, (215) 225-5425, cakesbydenises.com

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Miss Winnie’s West Chester Authentic Jamaican (Photo: Miss Winnie's)

Philly Suburbs

PhillyBiteWest Chester, PA  - Miss Winnie’s is the latest restaurant to join the West Chester food scene. Specializing in Jamaican cuisine the menu includes favorites like jerk chicken, Jerk Pork, fried plantains, and more. Prices range from $3 for a patty to $14.25 for the Curry Goat Platter special served only Friday and Saturday evenings. Open Monday through Saturday 11am-7pm the restaurant is mostly a carryout destination for lunch and dinner with a few tables for a casual self serve dining experience.

Cooking oils: Is Your Choice For Healthy Delicious Recipes

Healthy

PhillyBite Oil GuidePhiladelphia, PA - The oil factor is an ever-bothering matter and it screws our minds with its myriad features — is it saturated? The good and the bad cholesterol, the omega-3s and the omega-6s, the antioxidants and the antimicrobials, the flavor, the aroma, and now, is this best for sautéing, frying, or deep-frying? Going nuts?

Worst Cooks in America Premiering Sunday, January 7th

Entertainment

PhillyBite Worst Cooks in AmericanWorst Cooks in America - Renowned chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence return to whip a fresh crop of bumbling cooks into culinary shape in a new season of Worst Cooks in America, premiering Sunday, January 7th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. In the ten-episode series that transforms kitchen disasters into skilled cooks.

Philadelphia Black-Owned Business Guide

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PhillyBite Black Owned PhillyPhiladelphia, PA is rich with black culture, heritage and history. The tradition carries on in Philly’s array of black-owned and -operated shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Need some serious comics? Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Looking for a top nightclub? Reserve. Date night? Take a trip to West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum. Have a long list of great people to gift shop for? Options for the perfect something abound. Here’s a traveler-tailored list of some of the city’s standout black-owned businesses: