August 7, 2012
Saveur came to town recently for a quick visit stopping at a bunch of places including (from left) Paesano's, the Rittenhouse Square Farmers' Market, Capogiro, Rittenhouse Tavern and Federal Donuts. (Image courtesy SAVEUR)
Two editors from Saveur Magazine came to town recently and had some extremely nice things to say about their time here in a feature published online yesterday, declaring Philadelphia to be “the East Coast’s most exciting emerging food town.”
It was raining buckets when SAVEUR senior editor Gabriella Gershenson and I rolled into Philadelphia for a whirlwind 36-hour, 8-restaurant, million-calorie tour of the East Coast’s most exciting emerging food town.
Among the places they visited: Rittenhouse Tavern, Capogiro, Federal Donuts, Cucina Zapata and Paesano’s.
… We criscrossed the city on foot, making our way from farmers’ markets filled with jewel-like Amish produce to hushed, leafy terrace restaurants to the riotous 9th Street Italian Market, where century-old, family-run pork stores vie for space with Vietnamese produce stands and Mexican groceries. Through it all there was a continuous thread of something ineffably Philly: bright and optimistic, entirely unpretentious and yet exacting in quality. When it comes to eating, this city is operating miles beyond the cheesesteak.
It’s true. Anthony Bourdain knows this. And now so does Saveur Magazine. And its many readers.
6 Things You Can Only Get in Philadelphia [Saveur Magazine]