Enter inside the revamped chef Jose Garces Volver, Guardhouse Cafe, Saigon Quy-Bau, and what’s new at the Philadelphia Art Museum
Chef Jose Garces has reopened the Volver restaurant inside the Kimmel Center, with a new menu, an added culinary twist and a huge opportunity for up-and-coming chefs.
Its Chef-in-Residence program will spotlight a new chef every 6-8 weeks.
The guest chef will create dishes on the menu that will be prepared by Volver’s culinary team. The guests will have the choice to discover the dishes of the iron chef or to support the chef in residence.
The chefs were chosen by the Garces Foundation. The hope is to support these young chefs who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Customers who eat at Volver can donate to the Resident Chefs and the Garces Foundation will match each donation. The objective is to offer a financial platform to these young culinary creators to advance in their careers.
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300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Guardhouse Cafe opens new gastronomic doors in old Bridesburg building
Past the gates of the former Frankford Arsenal in the Bridesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Guardhouse Cafe is located on the grounds of the former war munitions factory.
Classically trained chefs Khoran Horn and Matthew Gansert combine their firmly established reputations to extend chef-led meals to this industrial part of town.
All new and focused on coffee and pastries to start with, the plan is to be a community gathering place where people can spend time all day long, possibly bringing the best chefs in town and across the country for culinary events. in the evening.
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2275 Bridge Street, Building 101, Philadelphia, PA 19137
Pasha’s Philly halal food truck finds home in East Kensington
Food truck Pasha’s Philly has lived on the Temple campus since 1985. But a few months ago the family opened a brick and mortar takeout store in East Kensington.
Although the location has changed, Pasha’s continues to serve Halal specialties like chicken over rice, falafel, lamb, and fish platters.
The shop also has an assortment of gyros, wraps, cheese steaks, salads, and breakfast favorites.
Serhat Yuksel and Adem Aydin, whose fathers both work in Pasha’s kitchen, describe their food as Halal American street food.
In other words, it’s the perfect comfort food.
At Pasha, everything is homemade and freshly prepared. Aydin says their long experience in the industry gives them a better knowledge of how to properly prepare Halal foods.
Halal Pasha Food | Instagram
1652 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19122
Saigon Quy-Bau BYO serves Vietnamese cuisine with an international twist
Saigon Quy-Bau is a newcomer to the South Street food scene, a French-inspired BYO with a Thai twist.
Saigon is one of the largest cities in Vietnam and is a nod to the restaurant’s South Vietnamese cuisine. The words quy-bau put together means prestigious in Vietnamese.
Think dim sum, pad thai and French specialties like rack of lamb in a herb crust and grilled veal chop.
Owner Alan Nguyen learned to cook different cuisines from his family and dreamed of opening his own place.
Her son, Josh, also works at the restaurant and says he loves the neighborhood and meeting new people.
Saigon Quy-Bau | Instagram | Facebook
1318 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
Jaya Kava is Philadelphia’s premier kava kava parlor
At Lightbox Cafe, you can get all kinds of vegan food, cold-pressed juices, smoothies (called smoodies), avocado toast, and something called a hot bowl, filled with veggies and grains.
But what really sets this place apart? It is the first kava kava salon in the region.
Co-owner Jennifer Hombach is a yoga teacher who started hosting backyard kava talkeasies in 2019 and describes kava kava as a herbal alternative to drinking alcohol.
Last January, she met Gabriel Vazquez, who initially intended to open the cafe solo, but invited Hombach to join him.
They say opening the region’s first kava cafe is as much about introducing something new as it is about educating people about exactly what kava is, “herbal medicine for stress, anxiety, and disease. ‘insomnia”.
It is a root that grows in the volcanic soil of the Pacific Islands and is said to drink it makes you feel euphoric.
This is bitter to drink, so Lightbox serves it mixed with a variety of drinks or straight with a side of pineapple.
Every Thursday the cafe stays open late to serve Sri Lankan food, a chef partnership with Melissa Fernandez of Sri’s Company.
They also sell Amy’s Pastelillo’s, a stuffed dough popular in Puerto Rico.
Their goal is to create an alcohol-free alternative to the neighborhood bar with more partnerships with pop-up chefs.
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Lightbox Café | Facebook | Instagram
704 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Pennsylvania Culinary Trails Presents The Food Scene Of Philly And Beyond
Explore Pennsylvania’s unique culinary charm while consuming a bit of culture.
Take a trip on the Pennsylvania Culinary Trail where you’ll find makers who offer family recipes that are now part of the state’s heritage.
There are four trails; Baked: a bread trail, chopped: a charcuterie trail, marinated: a fermented and picked trail: an apple trail.
We visited a few places in Philadelphia along the trail, but this is only part of the trip. The trip offers a comprehensive repertoire of food and drink showcasing the culture and culinary charm of the State of Keystone.
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1515 McKean Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Royal Butcher Shop | Facebook | Instagram
52 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Isgro Pasticceria | Facebook | Instagram
1009 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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1313 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Newbold Exchange transforms the old cinema into a workspace for a new normal
Newbold Exchange is a new space for the new normal.
They offer an affordable way to rent bright, modern workspace in the growing Newbold neighborhood of South Philadelphia.
Coworking spaces range from a single seat to a shared office with an access point to conference rooms, and everything in between.
The living rooms and kitchen provide spaces for a break from work, and membership allows 24/7 access.
As a former silent movie house in the 1920s, the image of silent movie star Theda Barra was chosen as the company logo, which can also be seen outside the building.
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1727 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
The retrospective covers the career of over 60 years of Jasper Johns. Sarah Vogelman, the exhibition assistant, says Johns is one of the most important American artists of all time.
His style, distinct from the abstract expressionism of the time, changed the course of art history and inspired the path to pop art.
Take a break to admire all the art and head to Stir, the museum’s seasonal farm-to-table restaurant.
For the fall season, Executive Chef Mark Tropea has created inspired dishes. There’s homemade ricotta cavatelli, roasted salmon with honey and herbs, and an earthy beetroot side made with burrata cheese.
Complete your stay with the other exhibitions taking place in the new spaces of the museum’s gallery. There’s American artist Emma Amos: Color Odyssey and printmaker and teacher Richard Benson: The World is Smarter Than You Are.
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2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Jasper Johns: Spirit / Mirror
Until February 13, 2022
Emma Amos: Color Odyssey
Until January 17, 2022
Richard Benson: The world is smarter than you are
Until January 23, 2022
The Philly Pops Rocks series presents Abba: Mamma Mia and more November 17-21, 2021.
The concert at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center will feature conductor David Charles Abell and guest artists Rajaton. Abba’s music inspires the setlist with hits like Gimme! Give me ! Gimme !, Chiquitita and Dancing Queen.
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The concert will take place from November 17 to 21, 2021
At Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
The artisans mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6. The seventh annual CraftNOW Create will take place at the Smith Memorial Playground in East Fairmount Park.
The free experience includes demonstrations and step-by-step instructions on how to make nine crafts for kids and kids at heart. Projects include recycled structures, wooden bead creatures and mosaic collages.
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At the Smith Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121
November 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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