January 16, 2014
What does Philadelphia have that other cities don’t? It’s a big question, often asked and tough to answer for folks who know that Philadelphia has so very, very much to offer. People come here to experience art, music, history, food, beer, shopping, festivals and sports. Any day, every day, it’s all happening right here […]Read more»
December 26, 2013
2013 was another monumental year for Philadelphia, barely a week went by without an awesome accolade coming in from some of the nation’s top publishers or news sources. From food-based praise to neighborhood-centric compliments, the world is taking notice of Philadelphia’s great food, drink and everything scene. A few of our favorite accolades from […]Read more»
April 10, 2013
Awesome accolades keep rolling in for Philly food. Most recently, East Passyunk Avenue snagged a spot on Food and Wine magazine’s list of the 10 Best Foodie Streets In America in the May 2013 issue, which hit newsstands this week. East Passyunk keeps good company with the likes of other terrific thoroughfares like Bedford Avenue […]Read more»
April 8, 2013
It’s no secret to us that Philadelphia’s food scene is bigger and better than ever. No matter what you’re looking for, a restaurant (or multiple restaurants) in any of our neighborhoods will be able to satisfy your craving for superlative fare. Some of our favorite Philly chefs and restaurants have been receiving major press from […]Read more»
March 15, 2013
Mark Bittman, the award-winning food columnist for The New York Times, has been showing love for Philadelphia of late.
In an article this week about grand food markets, he proclaimed to New Yorkers that, “well, the grandest market ‘we’ have is 80 miles away, in Philadelphia.” Referring of course to our beloved Reading Terminal Market.
And we’re certainly not going to argue with his assessment.
But that was only part one.
Bittman was also in town this week for a free lecture on “The Future of Food.”
During the talk at Rodeph Shalom, among the many complementary things Mark had to say was this gem: “Philadelphia is the most underrated city in the world.”
Thanks Mark! It’s always nice to hear from a visitor that loves us back.
February 20, 2013
More major accolades for Center City’s critically acclaimed vegan restaurant Vedge. In the March 2013 issue of GQ, restaurant scribe Alan Richman called out the 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013 in the country. Vedge came in at #3. Impressive, yes — but as you know, accolades are nothing new for Vedge, the vegan restaurant […]Read more»
February 6, 2013
A nice accolade for the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Complex Magazine included the Art Museum as #4 on their list of “100 Museums To Visit Before You Die.” It’s no secret to us that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the best in the world, so it’s nice to see Complex Mag recognize this as well. The magazine highlighted the museum’s extensive Duchamp collection and the ever-popular Art After 5 series on Friday nights. You can check out the full article here. [Complex]
January 9, 2013
Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years ago, and today the company flies its handmade confections weekly to its kitchens around the world. Teuscher’s specialty is its champagne truffles, a blend of cream, butter and chocolate with champagne cream center. For more on Philly-made chocolate, see our roundup. [Nat Geo]
January 8, 2013
Cool news: a new report released this week by ArtPlace, a collaboration of leading national foundations and federal agencies committed to accelerating “creative placemaking,” identifies Old City as one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces. What’s an ArtPlace, you ask? A community exceptionally successful in combining the arts, artists and venues for creativity and expression with […]Read more»
December 27, 2012
End your week, and your year, with a look back at some of the best soundbites about our fair city. From January up until as recently as this week, authorities in all arenas have waxed poetic about Philadelphia, praising everything from the city’s bars to its art. Check out a year in review in quote […]Read more»