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Downtown Philadelphia

Philadelphia Top Food + Drink Guide

With the constant climb of New York City’s living expenses, young professionals hoping to start families are fleeing in droves for the nearest urban center: Philadelphia. Long known for greasy cheesesteaks and the Museum...
Coffee Philadelphia

Interview: Coffee Pro Todd Carmichael (La Colombe Torrefaction + Dangerous Grounds)

Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti first became champions for “culinary coffee” in Seattle in the ’80s and crossed the country to found La Colombe Torrefaction in Philadelphia in 1994. Their company now has...
Chef Philadelphia

Interview: chef Jennifer Carroll (Concrete Blonde)

We experienced the star-studded Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach event on June 3. While we were at the Montage, we met Jennifer Carroll, who rose to prominence on Season 6 of Top Chef...
Chef Miami

Interview: chef Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba, Deseo, De Rodriguez Cuba + OLA)

Douglas Rodriguez had a near instant affinity for cooking. He was in a professional kitchen by age 12 and co-owned his first restaurant by age 21, South Beach’s Wet Paint Café. He helped to...
Chef Philadelphia

Interview: Chef Jose Garces discusses Formative Years, Expansion Plans, Pork, Palm Springs + More

Jose Garces grew up in Northwest Chicago and hitched his culinary wagon to mentor Douglas Rodriguez, who took him down I-95 from Manhattan to Philadelphia. Alma de Cuba brought Garces to Philly, and restaurateur...
Chef Philadelphia

Interview: chef Marc Vetri (Vetri, Osteria, Amis + Alla Spina)

On November 9, Marc Vetri cooked for some media types at a private home near the Hollywood sign, to mark the release of his latest cookbook, Rustic Italian Food. We met with Vetri after...