Chef Fuses Ancient And Modern Cultures Through Food

By Lauren Monsen Like any chef worth his salt, Todd Gray believes that a good meal is a little slice of heaven. And that’s what he aims to provide at a restaurant called Manna, at Washington’s new Museum of the Bible. The
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The First-Ever Philly Cheesesteak Festival is Philly

The battle that has divided Philadelphia for decades is finally getting the tribute it deserves later this month, with the introduction of the first-ever Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival! Who’s better: Pat’s or Geno’s? How do you order: “wit” or “wit out?” What about the cheese: Provolone, American, or whiz? What makes a better steak: top round or rib (more...)

Pope And Pilgrims Find A Bit Of Home In Philadelphia

Familiar Foods, Dances, Games & Religious Shrines Celebrate South American & Italian Traditions aJames Beard Award winner Marc Vetri’s pizzeria serves traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas from its 8,500-pound wood-burning oven. To wash down their pies, patrons can choose from a variety of beverages on tap, including rotating beers and red and white (more...)

1st Annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival

1st Annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival “It’s a Philly Thing” TM, Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Lincoln Financial Fiel The day has finally come!  The 1st Annual Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival is set to take place October 24th, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field.  This event is being co-produced by 97.5 The Fanatic, 93.3 WMMR, 102.9 WMGK (more...)

Pocono Garlic Festival

True garlic fanatics know the Pocono Garlic Festival is by far the stinkiest festival in the tri state area! The event is always held on Labor Day Weekend, September 5 & 6, which coincides with the regional harvest of Hard neck garlic. For all garlic lovers this is the beginning (more...)

Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery at Spruce Street Harbor Park this Summer!

We are thrilled to be participating in the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest this coming season. The Franklin Fountain will set up shop at Spruce Street Harbor Park in what we’ve dubbed “ The SS Franklin Fountain,” an outfitted shipping container inspired by (more...)

Philadelphia’s Chocolate Exhibit Unwraps The Treat’s Origins

Owned and operated for 99 years by the Shane Family, Shane Confectionery is now under the ownership of the duo behind Franklin Fountain. All of the hand-crafted candy contains 10 ingredients or less, and the ingredients are all locally sourced. Credits: Photos by G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ One of (more...)

Harrah’s Philly Fest: Largest Food, Wine, Music, and Arts Festival

September casino event expected to draw thousands On Saturday September 13th, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino will host the area's largest festival of its kind. Five festivals, all in one place. The event is being called "Harrah's PhillyFest" and promises to present  the very best in food, (more...)

Philly’s Bottle Shops Boast Bottles Of Beer On The Wall

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™ Beer Lovers Buy Craft Brews By The Bottle, In Growlers & In Mix-a-Six Packs Craft beer is big business these days, particularly in Philadelphia, a serious beer town gaining accolades for its suds scene from notable publications like GQ, (more...)

2014: The Year Of Craft Beer In Philly

Beer lovers sample the suds during Philly Beer Week, just one of many beer related events throughout the year. Brewers and ale aficionados come from all over the U.S. and beyond for the 10-day festival, overflowing with dinners, tastings, tours, workshops, meet-and-greets and more that (more...)

Restaurant Parc Named As One Of The Best US Outdoor Dining

Travel and Leisure magazine named a french-themed restaurant Parc on Rittenhouse Square as one of the best outdoor restaurants in US. " Part of restaurateur Stephen Starr’s ever-expanding empire, Parc pays tribute to France’s café culture with its sprawling sidewalk seating in Philly’s Rittenhouse Square. Some diners (more...)

Second Annual Bierfest In Pennsylvania

This history of the Philadelphia region is full of beer, thanks in large part to the huge influx of German immigrants in the 1700s. German beer is on the rise in Philly again, and you can celebrate in sudsy style at the second annual Bierfest on (more...)

A Taste of America: Pasties

When miners from Cornwall in Great Britain immigrated to the United States, they brought with them the pasty. Easy to pack and handle, a pasty encloses meat, potatoes and vegetables baked in a semicircular pastry. “Pasty” is an old English word for a meat pie baked without a

2012 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits

Enjoy Demonstrations & Tastings Featuring Celebrity Chefs & SkinnyGirl Bethenny Frankel Presented by Gourmet Shows, The 2012 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits will undoubtedly quench your thirst and satisfy all your hunger cravings. The event is being held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at the Oaks (more...)

New Philadelphia Restaurants 2011

In 2011, some Philadelphia restaurants received national recognition for outstanding cuisine and atmosphere. A  freelance writer Trish Deitemyer, who is living in Philadelphia, reported about it in CBS News: One of them is Talula’s Garden on 210 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia,which have been include in the list of Bon Appetit’s (more...)


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