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October 13, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia restaurateur Jose Garces has set his sights on the longtime location of Old Original Bookbinder's, the historic restaurant that has been closed since 2009. A spokeswoman for the Garces Group said Friday that an agreement had not been finalized, but that Garces "has been looking at this historic space for some time and discussing how it can be utilized. " Old Original Bookbinder's claimed that its origin dated to 1865. Another account said it was an oyster saloon that opened in 1893 at 525 S. Fifth St. and then moved to Second and Walnut Streets in 1898.
FOOD
December 5, 2001 | By Maria Gallagher FOR THE INQUIRER
Battle Philadelphia commenced in late October, when Roy Yamaguchi opened Roy's at 15th and Sansom Streets a scant two weeks before Masaharu Morimoto opened his restaurant, Morimoto, at 723 Chestnut St. Publicity was assured as the two hotshot "Iron Chefs" - Morimoto, a regular on the bizarre beat-the-clock Japanese cooking show seen on cable's Food Network, and Yamaguchi, a combatant on UPN's Americanized sequel - were poised to make Center City...
FOOD
October 18, 2007 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Fwip-fwip-fwip goes the vegetable peeler, slicing a daikon radish into white ribbons that, in an Italian restaurant, you might think were fettuccine. You're in the open kitchen at Morimoto's Manhattan outpost, a bright white shrine to Japanese fusion. The strips of daikon - a staple of Asian cooking - will end up tossed in a rich tomato-basil sauce. Italian? Japanese? "Twisted," says the guy wielding the peeler: chef-owner Masaharu Morimoto. "I don't believe in rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2010 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
Every father has to share his daughter someday. It just happened a lot sooner than I expected when my 11-year-old, Alice, recently informed me that I was no longer the sole person responsible for her budding interest in a culinary career. After toting her along on hundreds of restaurant reviews since the time I could tuck her under the table in a car seat, I wondered who the other scoundrel could be. But as I watched the flicker of fanciful cakes from the TV screen twirling in her smitten brown eyes, I knew.
NEWS
March 9, 2008 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
It isn't often that the PR hype machine churns out global bulletins on the latest restaurant hot spot in downtown Media. Actually, it never happens - even though I have been waiting. Media, you see, has one of the most charming downtown districts in the region that has yet to land a serious destination restaurant. There are a few bright spots glimmering for attention - an outpost of Margaret Kuo's, a decent-but-modest Indian nook called Shere-E-Punjab, and yet another Iron Hill Brewery.
FOOD
September 28, 2012 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Cooking classes - the one-off, loosely structured gatherings of food fans around a chef's counter - have become a form of entertainment in this region. Yes, we watch Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and Bravo. Iron Chef , Good Eats , and Top Chef are immensely popular. "But if you have a question, you can't ask the TV, of course, and you can't taste the food," said Ed Countey, who runs the culinary school for Kitchen Kapers stores. Thus the popularity of live cooking classes at community centers, supermarkets, cooking schools, and even church kitchens.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010 | By Dan Gross
DEVELOPER David Grasso hopes to bring a "state-of-the-art live-music venue" to Fishtown. Grasso, a musician who plays guitar in Brothers from Another and who owns the record label F.O.F Entertainment, previously tried to open a House of Blues at the Grande (15th & Chestnut) and along Washington Avenue in South Philly. "Between the TLA and Susquehanna Bank Center there is a gap in that space for a quality entertainment venue, for a place that bands want to play and people want to go and have a quality experience," Grasso said yesterday.
NEWS
November 14, 2004 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bring canned food, get a set of Thanksgiving recipes. That is the deal to be offered to people who stop by Tuesday at the new Crowne Plaza Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia. Visitors who donate a nonperishable item for charity can observe the hotel's Taste of Thanksgiving cook-off featuring 10 chefs from around the Philadelphia area. The chefs will cook updated versions of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, said Laurel Fairworth, a spokeswoman for the event. Their recipes for the dishes will be swapped for the donations.
NEWS
July 14, 2010
How to sort through University City?s many culinary options during Dining Days? While there?s not a bad choice among the participants, here are 10 sure to satisfy. City Tap House: Come for one of the 60 craft beers on tap; stay for chef Al Paris' beer-loving menu. Paris delivers the gastro-pub goods on this four-course menu with stand outs like an Italian accented chop salad, classic Margarita pizza and zesty jerk salmon filet with a chutney glaze. ($30) 3925 Walnut St., 215-662-0105.
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June 18, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the customers of family-owned DiBartolo Bakery in Collingswood, it's no secret that Al DiBartolo and pastry chef Manny Agigian are artists in aprons. Think fanciful cake sculptures, freehand buttercream blossoms, to-die-for towers of fudge and chocolate mousse. Great baking, for sure. But do these Jersey guys have what it takes to be the Next Great Baker ? Tune in next Tuesday at 9 p.m. Season Four of the TLC cooking competition show starts with 10 baking teams from around the country, including Agigian, 33, and DiBartolo, 39, a cake artist.
FOOD
May 2, 2014 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Chef Mann goes solo MacGregor Mann, a former chef de cuisine at Amada and one of Jose Garces' on-camera sous chefs during his initial Iron Chef run on Food Network, has made his solo debut in the Brandywine Valley. Junto , an American farmhouse-style BYOB, opens this weekend in the Old Ridge Village Shoppes (100 Ridge Rd., Chadds Ford, 484-574-8041). Junto, taken from the name of a social club founded by Ben Franklin, is local. Mann sources ingredients and inspiration from Pennsylvania, including the Amish produce auction down the road; seafood will come from a wider area: the Atlantic Ocean between Hudson and Chesapeake Bays.
NEWS
October 13, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia restaurateur Jose Garces has set his sights on the longtime location of Old Original Bookbinder's, the historic restaurant that has been closed since 2009. A spokeswoman for the Garces Group said Friday that an agreement had not been finalized, but that Garces "has been looking at this historic space for some time and discussing how it can be utilized. " Old Original Bookbinder's claimed that its origin dated to 1865. Another account said it was an oyster saloon that opened in 1893 at 525 S. Fifth St. and then moved to Second and Walnut Streets in 1898.
NEWS
April 7, 2013
When chef-restaurateur Jose Garces emerges from the smoke on "Iron Chef," he looks tough. After all, the James Beard award-winning owner-operator of restaurants pretty much dominates in the kitchen. Old City's Amada was his first of seven restaurants in Philly, and he also has places in A.C., Palm Springs, Chicago and Scottsdale. And then there's his celebrity cookbook sideline, most recently Latin Road Home . Here, he reveals to Lauren McCutcheon that he dominates elsewhere, too. Like, in football knowledge.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2013 | By Tracy L. Brown, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
BARCELONA, Spain - Frank Del Rio won't use the L word to describe his cruise ship the Riviera - or its almost identical two-year-old sister, the Marina. He prefers the term upper premium over luxury to describe the experience of a transatlantic voyage on one of Oceania Cruises' newest 1,250-guest vessels. "We underpromise and overdeliver," said Del Rio, chairman and chief executive officerof Oceania parent company Prestige Holdings. The Miami-based Oceania Cruises, which caters mostly to active baby boomers, prides itself on providing a luxury experience, even if they won't call it that.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT the swine? Not in Jose's world. Although he was born in Chicago, "Iron Chef" and restaurateur Jose Garces is a product of his parents' Ecuadorean roots. While other families were passing the Pillsbury dinner rolls and carving the holiday Butterball turkey, his clan reveled in roasted leg of pork with sides like black beans and roasted hominy salad. In his family, like those of millions of other newly minted Americans, embracing a new home came with a heaping helping of old homeland comfort food on the side.
FOOD
September 28, 2012 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Cooking classes - the one-off, loosely structured gatherings of food fans around a chef's counter - have become a form of entertainment in this region. Yes, we watch Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and Bravo. Iron Chef , Good Eats , and Top Chef are immensely popular. "But if you have a question, you can't ask the TV, of course, and you can't taste the food," said Ed Countey, who runs the culinary school for Kitchen Kapers stores. Thus the popularity of live cooking classes at community centers, supermarkets, cooking schools, and even church kitchens.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Jose Garces, who has been parlaying his status as an Iron Chef on the Food Network to build a dining empire, will open three restaurants at Revel Atlantic City, the $2.4 billion megacasino scheduled to open in the spring. The project catapults Garces, already the city's most prominent celebrity chef, to yet another level. Few restaurateurs have grown as quickly as Garces, 39, who opened Amada, on Chestnut Street, in 2005, and won his national television deal nearly two years ago. Garces owns seven restaurants in Philadelphia (with an eighth on the way next year)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Food-truck battles and cupcake wars; little people crafting chocolate confections and five-star chefs forging masterpieces with ingredients from a vending machine; molecular gastronomes making scientific ideas edible, and D-list celebs opening a restaurant. Full yet? Food shows were once largely limited to quiet PBS instructional fare - like how to calmly make a cheese souffle under Julia Child's tutelage. While there are still plenty of series teaching viewers how to cook (there are now two channels devoted to food with the recent launch of the Cooking Channel, an edgy spin-off of the Food Network)
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