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June 17, 2013

Quotable: Phil Mickelson Loves Philadelphia Fans And Wants The U.S. Open To Return To Merion Soon

We spent some quality time at Merion for the U.S. Open over the last week and it was a pretty great experience. We’d been looking forward to the tournament coming to town for a while now and it did not let us down. Not only were we excited for the golf, but for the entire […]

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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

December 4, 2012

Quotable: The Best Moments From Last Night’s Premiere Of The Philadelphia Episode Of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover

  Well, what can we say? Philadelphia was a TV star last night on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover on the Travel Channel. And it was excellent. In case you weren’t following along with us on Twitter as we live-tweeted the show, or even if you were and just want to revel in the awesomeness, we’ve […]

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July 11, 2012

Quotable: Master Filmmaker David Lynch Calls Philadelphia His “Greatest Inspiration”

Eater Philly dug up a great nugget we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) recently joined forces with Dom Perignon to design a signature bottle; at the reveal party in L.A., PAFA-educated Lynch discussed how Philadelphia became his “greatest inspiration.” But wait. It gets better: “The mood of the place, the architecture, what I saw and heard and felt. It was very magical…. And, I ate many steak sandwiches there.” Such an awesome endorsement of Philly, including the fact that he calls cheesesteaks “steak sandwiches.” Day = made. [Eater Philly]

February 29, 2012

Quotable: Black Thought Of The Roots Considers The Group’s Forthcoming Mural A Higher Honor Than A Grammy

Remember the Mural Arts’ new Roots Mural that is coming later this year to 6th and South Streets? It’s a big deal. Not just for the Mural Arts Program but for The Roots as well. And the group knows as much. In an interview with WHYY, Black Thought, aka Tariq Trotter The Roots frontman, placed the honor above receiving a Grammy: “Grammy-shrammy — I’m not excitable about many things in life. This is something I’m very excited about. I’m a Philadelphian.” Well said, Tariq. We’re pretty excited too. [Newsworks]

February 22, 2012

Quotable: Roy Halladay Says Coming To Philadelphia Was The Greatest Thing That’s Ever Happened To Him

One of the early sound bites coming from the first few days of the Phillies Spring Training is this gem from one Roy Halladay: “The greatest thing that’s ever happened to me was coming here,” Halladay said. “People have been great to me, they really have,” he continued. “It’s been unbelievable. [...] It really has been an unbelievable experience, and I’d tell any player that. The fans are phenomenal. There’s nowhere like it in baseball right now. It’s been an incredible run, something that hopefully continues.” We think you’re pretty great too, Doc! Go Phils! [Inquirer]

January 4, 2012

Quotable: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Calls Philadelphia A “Spectacular” Host For The 2012 Winter Classic

In the wake of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic hosted at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park comes a boost to our esteem despite the Flyers’ narrow loss to the Rangers. Check out the NHL Commissioner’s response to a question, posed during his post-game press conference, about how Philadelphia was as a game host: “It was spectacular. […]

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October 24, 2011

Video: Marc Vetri And His Namesake Restaurant Featured On Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate; His New Cookbook Out November 1

  As seen on the “Last Supper” episode of the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, a show that asks top chefs around the county to pick their absolute favorite food for a specific theme. This episode’s theme was “Last Supper,” where the featured chefs had to pick what they would want to […]

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September 22, 2011

Today’s Episode Of The Rachael Ray Show Features Rachael’s Recent Philly Tour With Visits To Barbuzzo, Distrito, Lorenzo’s, Famous 4th Street And More

The Rachael Ray Show came to Philadelphia a few weeks ago, filming an awesome Philly Grill-Off with locals competing against each other, plus planting an urban garden at the corner of Wharton Street and East Passyunk Avenue, where the show was taped. Today’s episode, titled “Philly’s Best Eats,” highlights Barbuzzo, Famous 4th Street Deli, Distrito, […]

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August 8, 2011

Quotable: The Food Network’s Duff Goldman Calls Philadelphia His Favorite Food Town In The Country

Night Market #3 in Mt. Airy was a raging success last Thursday, pulling in upwards of 5,000 hungry and thirsty local eaters. During the second, previous installment of the night market, in University City, Philly Homegrown got a chance to chat with Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and Ace of Cakes on […]

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