Walter Staib

(Chef-owner Walter Staib, photographed at the City Tavern, Second and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Lafayette’s Arrival in Colonial America

Walter Staib, chef-owner of the City Tavern in Society Hill, has been named culinary ambassador for the replica tall ship of the Marquis de Lafayette, which will be arriving in Philadelphia later this month.


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Chef Walter’s Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Day can be a hectic day of cooking, baking and multitasking in the kitchen.


(The City Tavern, at 138 South Second Street, corner of Walnut.  File photo)

US Gov’t Tells Philly’s City Tavern: We’re Closed, So You’re Closed

The opportunity to try a meal that our forefathers might have enjoyed was snatched from the table by the current members of Congress, who have failed to end the federal budget deadlock.



Chef Walter’s Tomato Recipes

For more information on Chef Walter, visit: or Spicy Corn Tomato Relish A Recipe by Chef Walter Staib After a long winter full of dark, drab dishes made from the contents of the […]



Chef Walter’s Super Spinach Salad

For more on Chef Walter Staib for Deborah Heart and Lung, visit: or Super Spinach Salad A Recipe by Chef Walter Staib This recipe combines several superfoods together to make a sweet and […]



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(The City Tavern, at 138 South Second Street, corner of Walnut.  File photo)

Top Restaurants In Philadelphia Open For Thanksgiving

Not everyone’s vision of a perfect Thanksgiving is Norman Rockwell-esque; some people prefer to have others do the cooking and cleaning up for them so they can relax and enjoy their family (or their solitude). These are the top restaurants in Philly serving up delicious dishes for Thanksgiving this year.


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Top Cookbooks Pertaining To Philadelphia

Over the past 30-some years, Philly has opened some amazing restaurants. Pick up one of these Philadelphia cookbooks to learn a few of your favorite recipes!



Heart Healthy Minestrone

You might have some vegetables left over from your garden that you didn’t get to cook last season. Well, Chef Walter Staib shows you how to make a heart healthy soup with some of those unused veggies.



Halloween Treats For Adults

Are you hosting a ‘spooktacular’ event and need some ideas for your Halloween party? Chef Walter Staib has a few ideas for you.


(City Tavern, 138 South Second Street, at the corner of Walnut.  File photo)

National Park Service Puts City Tavern Lease Up For Bids

The landmark City Tavern Concession contract will be expiring soon and as KYW’s Michelle Durham reports, the property is owned by the National Park Service and officials there have opened the bidding process on a 10 year lease on the property.



Philly Chef Talks About Cooking In The 18th Century

Chef Walter Stab of City Tavern restaurant says people in the 18th century cooked very differently than the way we cook today.


Dietz & Watson Gourmet Lite Turkey Stir Fry

A recipe by Walter Staib Serves 4 2 tablespoons sesame oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup sliced red onion 1 cup baby carrots, sliced on a bias 1 cup celery, sliced on a bias […]


Gourmet Lite Ham & Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe

It is a new year and that means a new you! Eating right doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. Chef Walter Staib of City Tavern has a new recipe! Dietz & Watson® Gourmet Lite […]


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Top Celebrity Chef Restaurants In Philadelphia

In the last decade or so, chefs have been elevated to superstar status–right up there with our favorite Phillies and Eagles. Here’s a list of chef’s restaurants to try in the city.