In a five-page, full-color spread in November’s Travel + Leisure, the magazine profiles Philadelphia as a must-visit culinary destination.
Titled “Hungry in Philadelphia,” the article posits that “a new generation of chefs is putting Philadelphia on the map,” and highlights ten restaurants from diverse neighborhoods around the city: Farm & Fisherman, Kanella, Koo Zee Doo, Bistrot La Minette, Zahav, Paesano’s, Garces Trading Company, Kennett, Barbuzzo and Dandelion.
The piece also tips its hat to Philadelphia-bred chef-entrepreneurs including Stephen Starr, Jose Garces and Valerie Safran/Marcie Turney.
But perhaps the biggest compliment the profile pays Philadelphia is that “the biggest restaurant empires are homegrown.”
The point is, aside from spotlighting some of the city’s best eateries and encouraging travelers to consider Philadelphia as a foodie hotspot, the article argues that the main thing the city is doing right its channeling the free-thinking community spirit of its forefathers. Coming from an internationally respected travel authority, that’s a big deal.
We think a city has to be pretty special to be able to embrace its past and still turn heads as a forward-thinking national leader. And that’s exactly what Philadelphia is: special.
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Hungry in Philadelphia [Travel + Leisure]