Food & Wine is out with a slideshow of the best restaurant dishes of the year.
Philly gets love, in the form of chef Eli Kulp at Fork in Old City: "Since Eli Kulp arrived at Fork a little over a year ago from Torrisi Italian Specialties in Manhattan, he's become a huge Pennsylvania ingredient advocate. Take the components of his incredible roast lamb dish: charred eggplant laced with brown butter and honey; hibiscus-infused jus; olive crumble. Almost everything comes from the region. 'My cooks are amateur foragers,' he says."