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June 4, 2013

Cheers! Rave Reviews Continue To Pour In For Philadelphia’s Beer Scene And Victory Brewing Company’s Summer Love Ale

With Philly Beer Week going strong through June 9, there are few better times of year to celebrate Philadelphia’s stellar reputation as one of the country’s — heck, the world’s! — best beer cities. This town’s beer scene has racked up raves from Esquire, GQ, Frommer’s and, most recently, from Forbes, which named Philadelphia to [...]

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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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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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December 7, 2012

Philadelphia Named One Of The Top 10 U.S. Destinations For 2013 By World’s #1 Travel Publisher Lonely Planet

Every year, #1 travel publisher Lonely Planet publishes a definitive list of travel destinations, a decision they take very seriously. Exciting news: Philadelphia is on their 2013 list! Here’s an excerpt of what Lonely Planet had to say about our fine city: “Forget the cheesesteaks and tri-corner hat, Philadelphia is becoming known as an art [...]

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November 9, 2012

Big Deal Alert: Vedge Restaurant Named Restaurant Of The Year By VegNews Magazine

Vedge Restaurant, from Kate Jacoby and Rich Landau, the husband-wife team behind another award-scooper-upper Horizons, has been titled Restaurant Of The Year by the vegan authority VegNews Magazine. That’s after being called one of the best restaurants in America by Philadelphia Magazine, and winning the 2012 Produce Innovation Award from Cooking Light. A huge congrats! See inside Vedge here and make a reservation by calling (215) 320-7500. Insider tip: ask to sit in the cozy side room behind the bar, and order anything off the daily “dirt list.” [VegNews]

October 19, 2012

More Love For Philly’s Food Scene: Bon Appetit Declares “Eating Out In The City Of Brotherly Love Has Never Been Better”

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 [...]

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October 5, 2012

Sbraga Named One Of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants Of 2012

First some pub love this week from GQ, now Esquire: The magazine just released its list of the Best New Restaurants of 2012 and it includes Sbraga Restaurant. So awesome! Open since October 2011, the eponymous restaurant from Top Chef season seven winner (and Philly 101 star) Plus, Kevin Sbraga is freakishly delicious, and has a cool new chef’s counter with a rotating menu and the best seat in the house. Kevin’s wife Jesmary Sbraga is his pastry chef, and we have to say, delivers. We are super proud to call Chef Sbraga our own, and congratulate him on this achievement! Get it. [Sbraga]

June 27, 2012

Vote For Chooch! Two Days Remain For You To Help Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Make His First MLB All-Star Game

Heads up, Philadelphia: We have just two days left to vote for Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz to help him secure a spot on his first-ever MLB All-Star team. Chooch is currently in third place in voting, trailing Buster Posey (Giants) and Yadier Molina (Cardinals) by a bunch of votes. The (overwhelmingly strong) case for Chooch: [...]

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June 14, 2012

Frankford Hall Named One Of America’s 10 Best Beer Gardens By Men’s Fitness Magazine

Tell us something we already know: Frankford Hall is one of America’s Top 10 Beer Gardens according to Men’s Fitness magazine. The accolade comes with great timing, as we just declared 2012 the Summer of the Beer Garden. And, of course, Stephen Starr’s Fishtown beer garden made our list as well, with its delicious food, great happy hour deals, ping-pong tables, table games, 12 taps and an outdoor setting that’s hard to beat. The magazine refers to Frankford Hall as another one of Starr’s “powerhouse restaurants.” Too true. [Men's Fitness]

March 26, 2012

Philadelphia Named One Of The 10 Best Cities For Parks In The World By Frommer’s

Frommer’s travel experts just released their ranking of The World’s 10 Best Cities for Parks and Philadelphia is deservedly on the list. The piece calls out our vast Fairmount Park, one of the world’s largest city park systems, made of 63 individual parks over 9,200 acres, which is actually “about 10% of Philadelphia” in terms [...]

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