Welcome to Philadelphia: A Newcomer's Eating Tour
Welcome to Philadelphia
People have always had plenty to say about Philadelphia, and not all of it is nice. But while outsiders were pelting the home of the cheesesteak with monikers like “New York’s Little Brother,” Philly was quietly becoming one of America's best food towns. Home to nationally recognized chefs and stars on the rise, a gutsy sense of tradition, a diverse citizenry and a penchant for innovation, this city of neighborhoods has many personalities, but only one identity. Here's a game plan that should help maximize a visit of any length.
By Drew Lazor
Photos courtesy of Chloe Berk (V Street), Evan Clancy (Fountain Porter), Matt Faisetty (Bardot Cafe), Drew Lazor (John's Roast Pork, Oyster House, Pizzeria Beddia, American Sardine Bar), Ashley Macri (La Divisa), Judith Murray (Zeppoli), Dan Perrone (Little Baby's), Michael Persico (Laurel, Olde Bar), Spice End and Jason Varney (Vernick).