October 19, 2012
With acclaimed homegrown chefs serving unpretentious food in award-winning restaurants, Philadelphia's restaurant scene is in fine form. One Bon Appetit favorite, pictured here: Alla Spina, from Marc Vetri. (Photo by Jason Varney via Bon Appetit)
Coming on the heels of a five-page, full-color spread on Philadelphia’s dining scene in November’s Travel + Leisure is another glowing profile, this time from Bon Appetit.
In a piece called “Philadelphia’s New Originals,” the magazine posits that “Eating Out in the City of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better.”
Our favorite excerpt from the article:
“In their kitchens, acclaimed homegrown chefs like Jose Garces and Marc Vetri have incubated and invested in young talent, some of whom have moved on to launch their own projects. The resulting scene is a mix of pioneers honing their visions and ambitious up-and-comers opening intimate spots in new neighborhoods…. Turns out that in Philly, there’s way more to obsess over than cheesesteak.”
Spotlighted restaurants include Federal Donuts, Alla Spina, Sbraga, Amis, Zeppoli and Bibou. There’s also a special section highlighting Philadelphia’s hometown roasters — Bon Appetit calls us “a superb coffee city” — with emphasis on Chestnut Hill Coffee Co., La Colombe and Rival Bros.
Give the article a read-through online.
Further proof that there’s never been a better time to eat in Philadelphia.
Why Eating Out in the City of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better [Bon Appetit]