Travel + Leisure names Philly ‘America’s next great food city’
Philadelphia has been on somewhat of a listicle kick lately, making its way onto roundups from Bicycling magazine’s “Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities” to Bleacher Report’s “Best City to be a Sports Fan,” and everything in between. Today, that run continues.
Philadelphia has been on somewhat of a listicle kick lately, making its way onto roundups from Bicycling magazine's "Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities" to Bleacher Report's "Best City to be a Sports Fan," and everything in between.
Today, that run continues.
Travel + Leisure calls Philly "America's next great food city" in its list of the world's greatest new restaurants, applying the tagline to a sectioned-off page in the print issue. And what got us there? Why, our "fierce indie spirit and world-class kitchen talent," of course.
Being that T+L's list runs down the best new restaurant's on earth, some of our own hometown heroes naturally got a shoutout. Chef Michael Solomonov gets props for Zahav, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff and Abe Fisher, while Peter Serpico got called out for its "asparagus in garlicky pecorino." Eli Kulp, meanwhile, is credited with making "sparks with his remake of the Fork three years ago."
It is, though, perhaps High Street on Market that wins the day, with T+L closing out the blurb via a description of their unique offerings as "reasons alone to go to Philly."
So, congratulations all around. Though, let's make one thing clear: We are not "Portland East." If anything, Portland is Philadelphia West, and now we've got the food to prove it.