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4. The Farm and Fisherman
One of a growing roster of chefs who’ve come home to open restaurants in Philadelphia, Josh Lawler, owner of the Farm and Fisherman, is taking best advantage of the city’s location close to the Jersey Shore and just an hour or so from the farms of Lancaster. Lawler can make vegetables sing even in the depths of winter, but with the bounties of summer, he turns his attractive Pine Street BYOB into a colorful chorus of all things seasonal. After a tour of local farmers’ markets, the chef turns conductor: A Jersey tomato is coaxed to new heights, a day-boat scallop becomes a soloist, Lancaster steak stars as an entrée worth an encore.
Don’t Miss: The beet steak. It’s been Lawler’s signature since he opened, and for good reason. It isn’t often that the lowly beet can be reasonably compared to the finest cuts of beef.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
The Farm and Fisherman, 1120 Pine Street, 267-687-1555.