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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.

Previously:
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]

February 4, 2013

Philadelphia And Our Great Chefs Recently Snagged A Write-Up In The Washington Post

It’s no secret that Philadelphia’s food scene is bigger than ever and media in other cities have taken notice. In early January, Philadelphia secured a spot in the New York Times travel section and just recently, The Washington Post wrote about our fair city and its fine food. Robert DiGiacomo ate his way through Philadelphia […]

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January 4, 2013

Philadelphia Snags A Glowing “36 Hours” Write-Up In This Sunday’s New York Times Travel Section

It was just last week that we posted our Year in Review video highlighting many of the awesome accolades Philadelphia received in 2012. And now, not even a week into 2013, there’s a new major story heaping on the praise for Philadelphia — in this weekend’s New York Times Travel Section, Philadelphia has scored a […]

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December 14, 2012

Awesome News: Bike Sharing Is Coming To Philadelphia

Great news, Philadelphia. Last week, Mayor Nutter announced that the City of Philadelphia will introduce a bike share program that will launch in 2014. The plan calls for an initial 650 bikes to be put into use in the first year, with that number set to grow to 1,200 bikes by 2015. The plan also […]

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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 3, 2012

Philadelphia Named Home Of The Country’s Perfect Pub Crawl In GQ Magazine’s “Best Beer Cities in America” Guide

This month’s issue of GQ Magazine ranks Philadelphia on its list of “The Top Five Beer Cities in America.” But not only that. The magazine goes a step further and declares that Philadelphia is home to the Perfect Pub Crawl, or more specifically, “the best beer-focused bar crawl in America.” As far as ranking Philadelphia […]

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September 11, 2012

Philadelphia In The News: New York Magazine, Huffington Post And Smarter Travel Each Highlight Philadelphia As A Must-See City

It’s no secret that Philadelphia is getting major attention these days, thanks to everything from the city’s award-winning cuisine and famous chefs and food personalities to its growing fashion reputation and projected success as a city of the future. Over the past week or two, several big pieces have come out in national media outlets […]

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August 16, 2012

Philadelphia’s Sandwich Supremacy Continues: DiNic’s Roast Pork Sandwich Wins The Title Of “Best Sandwich In America”

As we alerted you earlier this week, Last night was the series finale of Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America. Over the course of the summer, the Travel Channel show blanketed the country searching for America’s best sandwich. There were 10 regional finalists as well as two wild card entrants. Befitting Philadelphia’s aptitude for sandwich […]

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