March 15, 2013
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 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]
November 9, 2012
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]