March 15, 2013
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.
February 20, 2013
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 [...]Read more»
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]
February 4, 2013
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 [...]Read more»
January 4, 2013
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 [...]Read more»
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]
October 3, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
September 11, 2012
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 [...]Read more»
August 16, 2012
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 [...]Read more»