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January 16, 2014

Video Interlude: Philadelphia’s Wow Factor

  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 […]

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December 26, 2013

Video Interlude: A Year in Headlines: Philadelphia 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 […]

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April 10, 2013

Food And Wine Magazine Awards East Passyunk Avenue A Spot On Its List Of 10 Best Foodie Streets In America

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 […]

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April 8, 2013

Roundup: Top Accolades Continue To Pour In For Philadelphia’s Food and Drink Scene

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 […]

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March 15, 2013

Quotable: Mark Bittman Calls Philadelphia The Most Underrated City In The World

Mark Bittman likes Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy The New York Times)

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.

Mark Bittman, Award-Winning New York Times Food Writer, Is Coming To Rodeph Shalom For A Free Lecture On March 13

February 20, 2013

Vedge Restaurant Named One Of The 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants Of 2013 By GQ Magazine

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 […]

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February 6, 2013

Philadelphia Museum Of Art #4 On Complex Magazine’s List Of “100 Museums To See Before You Die”

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 Of Switzerland Declared Best Chocolate In The World By National Geographic

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

Old City Named One Of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces For 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 […]

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December 27, 2012

Year In Review: Best Quotes About Philadelphia In 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 […]

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