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Those who think ‘cheesesteak’ when thinking Philly food: Think again. Philadelphia — long known for American history, passionate sports fans and, yes, cheesesteaks — continues to emerge as one of the country’s finest culinary destinations.
More than a decade of development has transformed the region’s dining scene from merely memorable to absolutely abundant. Explore this section to find a restaurant (or a few) for your next visit.
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- Reminder: It’s The Final Week Of The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series! Come Out To Morgan’s Pier Today, Friday, August 29 For A Great Start To Labor Day Weekend
- Opening Alert: Michael Solomonov And Steven Cook Debut Abe Fisher On Sansom Street This Tuesday, September 2
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- A Guide To Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival With Hundreds Of Progressive Performances At Venues Across The City, September 5-21
- 1812 Productions Lets The Audience In On The Outrageous Outcomes Of Intimate Exchanges At The Arden Theatre, Starting Today, August 28
- University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues This Saturday, August 30 With Nation Beat And The Highwater Preachers
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America’s oldest farmers’ market
Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”
Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner
Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood is proud to welcome a Top Chef to the neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef New Orleans, continues his winning-streak with the modern French-influenced American BYOB Laurel.
Outdoor retreat just steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park.
A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses
The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.
Part bar, part culinary showcase near Rittenhouse Square
It’s a simple formula: Local beer and in-house-infused liquors (“Pub”) and mouth-watering gourmet fare (“Kitchen”).
The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill
A modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav — which means gold in Hebrew — offers authentic Middle Eastern fare in a family-style dining setting typical of the region.
The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant
The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.
One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants
Star chef Marc Vetri’s titular restaurant is considered one of America’s finest Italian restaurants. If you find yourself at a table here, consider yourself very lucky.
Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris
With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its third year
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27.View More
A classic Philly neighborhood bar in Old City
Established in 1969, Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City is a great example of the classic Philadelphia neighborhood corner bar. Today, Nick’s continues to serve as a laid back and friendly alternative to neighboring uber sexy clubs and upscale fine dining restaurants.View More
Vendors, music and more
Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.View More
30th anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture
The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 30 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.View More
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 100 restaurants from $20-35.View More
Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more
Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.View More
September 6-7: All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
Expect to taste your way through a competitive line-up of soups and other mushroom dishes prepared by local restaurateurs on Sunday, and you won’t want to miss what the group of celebrity chefs and culinary arts students will be serving up throughout the festival.View More
Italian with a side of opera
First opened in 1933, Victor Cafe is the only restaurant in Philadelphia that continues the old world tradition of waiters and waitress performing operatic arias for diners each and every night.View More
Malaysian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese and Thai flavors at a Chinatown BYOB
A casual but funky atmosphere complements the Malaysian cuisine with Thai and Indian accents at Banana Leaf. A great alternative to an Italian BYOB, this Chinatown hotspot will meet all of your dinner group needs, from a date to a full-sized party.View More