Hungry to explore Philadelphia’s dining scene? We have the perfect appetizer.
Check out our new eating-around-town video series, “Behind The Eats: Philadelphia,” hosted by Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton.
Produced via a partnership between Bon Appétit and VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the series tells the stories of three distinct chefs — and dishes from their restaurants — in three vibrant Philadelphia neighborhoods.
In the three-webisode series, Andrew Knowlton, a long-time editor of Bon Appétit magazine, explores Philadelphia and its diverse food scene by getting to know more about three distinct restaurants in different neighborhoods around the city.
In the 9th Street Italian Market, Knowlton chats with chefs Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller in their restaurant, El Compadre, about the couple’s immigrant rights advocacy while cooking stewed pork tacos in salsa verde with hand-pressed tortillas.
Owners Valerie Safran and chef Marcie Turney of Little Nonna’s in Midtown Village — lovingly known as the Gayborhood — talk with Knowlton about the transformation of a gritty Center City strip into one of Philadelphia’s busiest restaurant rows over homemade gnocchi with wild mushrooms, celery root, blistered tomatoes and watercress in truffle butter.
In a visit to Fishtown, Knowlton hears from co-owner Nathalie Richan and chef Nick Kennedy of Suraya. Richan explains the history and heritage behind Suraya’s traditional cuisine, while Knowlton and Kennedy prep a classic Lebanese breakfast dish — man’oushe — using a homemade dough.
To watch the entire series click here — and then start planning your next trip to eat your way through Philly.