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Get it in while you can; the word around town is that iconic Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec Fin will serve its final meal June 11, 2011. For the past 40 years, Le Bec Fin has been the very definition of fine dining in Philadelphia, and is arguably responsible for the food scene as we know it today.

Here’s some exciting Philadelphia food news: local chef extraordinaire Georges Perrier helped kick off the series premiere of A&E Network’ s “Fix This Kitchen,” last Saturday. “Fix This Kitchen” is a new renovation-style show that allows contestants to build the kitchen of their dreams with the help

As a rule, I’m always willing to try new things in the wide world of cuisine. If I see a new protein on a menu I haven’t tried yet or some exotic vegetable garnishing a dish, it’ll probably be what I order. I’m especially fond of taking folks up on restaurant recommendations, and if someone tells me a place is their favorite spot in the city, and I just have to check it out, then it’ll make my short list of things to do.

It is the most wonderful time of the year. The air is finally cooling, which is a welcome relief after a brutal summer that included seven heat waves and temperatures that consistently cracked triple digits.

El Rey, meaning the king in spanish, is a bit more like the pauper in terms of style and design. That does not, however, take away from the fun folk-art decor or delicious, homestyle food.

When you think of the culinary scene in Philadelphia, two prominent names come to mind; Stephen Starr, restaurateur-extraordinaire whose empire here in the city boasts thirteen restaurants, over 1,000 employees and Scrooge McDuck-style revenue.

Continued from Part I on August 3, 2010....

Bastille Day is coming! France’s Independence Day, celebrated July 14th to commemorate the 1789 storming of the Bastille, is just around the corner. And what’s that? You forgot to make plans? Well that’s ok, because Chef George Perrier is gonna hook you up.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking about staying home, having a few friends over and manning the grill. But what are you going to cook? Hey, I love hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken as much as the next red-blooded American, but I think this holiday represents a chance to shake things up and get a little creative with the fire pit. Here are three of my favorite summer recipes, easy to prepare and guaranteed to add a little flair to your BBQ without breaking the bank.

If you’ve been paying any attention to foodie news for the past couple of months, you’ll already know that Bobby Flay has lent his cash-generating name to the Philadelphia food scene by opening up another leg of his franchise burger hut, Bobby’s Burger Palace, at 39th and Walnut.