Philly's Jose Garces Restaruants

Jose Garces worked in top-rated professional kitchens from Spain to New York City before moving to Philadelphia in 2001 where he calls home today. Garces worked in top-rated professional kitchens from Spain to New York City before moving to Philadelphia in 2001 where he calls home today.

Philly’s Top BYOB Sushi Bars

Philadelphia is not often though as a city for great Japanese food, event so Philly does offer plenty of great sushi joints to help you get your fix for a low price. The best way to enjoy sushi is over a bottle of wine or sake, so we’ve put together a list of the best BYOB’s serving high-quality sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and more.

Sandwiches and Smoothies at Fuel Philadelphia

Sandwiches and Smoothies at Fuel. Due in part to its eponymous cheesesteak, Philadelphia hasn’t always been known for healthy foods or organic ingredients. But chef Rocco Cima knows the demand is there, and his menu of 100% organic ingredients meets it. Every item, except for the sandwich bread, contains 500 calories or less.

Square 1682 Philadelphias Best Thanksgiving

Philadelphia, PA -- Square 1682, Modern American Kitchen + Cocktails, the award-winning and dynamic restaurant and bar adjacent to Hotel Palomar in Center City has rolled out several exciting new initiatives for November beginning with a pre-marathon dinner, and ending with a 3 course prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal—with a few spectacular cocktails from head bartender Daniel Kulisek sprinkled in along the way.

Thanksgiving at Square 1682

For the folks who balk at the idea of spending hours in the kitchen or can’t make it home for their tryptophan fix, the stellar staff at Square 1682 and Chef Caitlin Mateo have crafted the perfect Thanksgiving three course prixe-fixe menu for $55 a person. This Mateo’s second year cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Square 1682 and will be a definitely sell out event. Early reservations are encouraged. (215)

1st Course

Parsnip soup- roasted cauliflower, beet, hazelnut, mezza greens


Warm spinach salad- smoked bacon, heirloom carrots, toasted quinoa, amish blue cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette


2nd Course

Heritage herb roasted turkey- root vegetable farrotto, blistered haricot vert, traditional gravy


Roasted Acorn Squash- braised du puy lentils, beech mushrooms, pearl onion, roasted garlic buerre blanc


For the table:

Whipped potatoes- truffled black pepper butter


Brussels sprouts- pickled cranberries, curry butter, fried shallots


3rd Course

Carrot Cake –  pomegranate, basil coulis, vanilla bean gelato


Pear Crostata – port wine syrup, almond brittle, honey gelato




$40 Bottles:

WHITE:  LaTerre Chardonnay, Covey Run Riesling

RED: LaTerre Cabernet, Columbia Merlot


$50 Bottles:

WHITE: MacMurray Pinot Gris, J.Lohr Chardonnay, Tangent Sauvignon Blanc

RED: 14 Hands Merlot, Gascon Malbec, Edna Valley Pinot Noir


$60 Bottles:

WHITE: Honig Sauvignon Blanc, Wente Chardonnay, Sokol Blosser Evolution

RED:  Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon, DeLoach Zinfandel, Rickshaw Pinot Noir





Square 1682 is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, just steps from Rittenhouse Square. The corner restaurant and popular bar was voted USA Today’s Best Hotel Bar by and USA Today Travel. Executive Chef and GM Caitlin Mateo wields a deft touch in crafting dishes that manage to intrigue and comfort all the time. Square 1682 is also a LEED-certified restaurant with a strong commitment to ecologically responsible culinary practices and dedication to independent farmers, local purveyors, boutique ranches and sustainable fisheries.  Square 1682 is adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and is a Kimpton restaurant.  121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 563-5008

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