Iron Chef Jose Garces Opens Volvér in Philadelphia

Volvér Restaurant
Volvér Restaurant


Iron Chef Jose Garces Will Take the Stage at His Newest Restaurant in Philly

by Robert DiGiacomo


If chefs are the new rock stars, then Jose Garces is inviting you to a very intimate culinary jam session.


The Philadelphia-based “Iron Chef” recently opened Volvér, a high-end restaurant located in the city’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The latter is home to the city’s acclaimed orchestra and a presenter of jazz, dance, classical and pop concerts.

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The Lounge at Le Bernardin

 

 

The Bar of the Lounge at Le Bernardin
The Bar of the Lounge at Le Bernardin


New York Restaurant Trend: Dining at the Bar

by Meryl Pearlstein


Interested in eating at some of New York City’s best restaurants, but put off by the prices? Try dining at the bar! Not only is it less expensive, but the bar or lounge atmosphere is often a more relaxed experience than in the main dining room. It’s a wonderful trend that many top-rated New York restaurants are embracing, including Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park and Per Se, where diners can avoid having to order the prix-fixe menu by dining in the lounge.
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Beer & Buns Debuts $250 Indulgence Burger

The Indulgence Burger
The Indulgence Burger (Kobe beef patty, seared foie gras, pancetta, white truffles and caviar)


When is a hamburger not a hamburger?

by David Farley


The hamburger, that culinary icon of disputed origins, has always been a sandwich for the ordinary person. Priced to sell (especially at fast food restaurants), the hamburger could be enjoyed and eaten by anyone with some change in their pockets.

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New Restaurants in Houston

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in Houston, TX
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in Houston, TX

 

by Marene Gustin

 

Hungry Houstonians, you’re in luck — you have more dining choices than ever before, as there are many new restaurants worth a visit in Space City. 

At the trendy West Ave. multi-use center in Upper Kirby, two new eateries are now open. Nara, a Korean/Japanese restaurant from chef Donald Chang that opened in the old Katsuya space, blends the flavors of Chang’s native country with his experience as a sushi chef in Houston. Over in the next building, Food Network Star Susie Jimenez has opened Trenza in the former Alto space upstairs from Del Frisco’s Grille. The name means “braid” and is a nod to the fusion food she offers: a blend of her native Latin cuisine with Indian and Asian twists.

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The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges

The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges
The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges


What’s Old Is New Again

by John W. Boland


It’s taken over twenty years for the colonial homestead that once housed the venerable Emily Shaw’s Inn restaurant in Westchester County, New York, to be reborn as a fine dining destination. The building spent over 40 years as Emily Shaw’s Inn, then a decade as The Inn at Pound Ridge, a short chapter as Emily Shaw’s Inn at Pound Ridge, and several periods in between where it sat uninhabited, waiting for someone like chef-restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten to restore it to its former glory. With a farm-to-table theme and an ambiance that is somehow elegant and rustic, modern and colonial, open and cozy all at the same time, it appears he has done that… and then some.

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