Philly Cooks May Be Your Only Chance At Tasting Nick Elmi’s Food Any Time Soon

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So it’s not like Laurel was easy to get into before chef Nick Elmi was named Top Chef last week. With 22 seats, a five-night-a-week dinner schedule and an already well-known white jacket in the kitchen, it was never going to be a walk-in kind of joint.

But now, with the TV and the fame and everything else, it’s just bonkers. As I’m writing this, Laurel’s Open Table reservation system is down–I assume because it has just plain melted–but last I heard, you were looking at a wait of months for a prime table, and weeks for anything at all. But there is another way…


See, Laurel is one of the restaurants that's going to be at Philly Cooks this year. And there are still a few tickets left for the big event, happening Wednesday the 19th. So if you're interested in tasting the food that won Elmi the big prize, this might be your only chance for a good, long time.

Here's hoping we see you all there.

Philly Cooks Tickets [The Big Event]

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  • tsarstruck

    Opentable now shows zero reservations available within the next 8 weeks, which is as far out as I think Laurel lets you book.

  • Marie

    Does this mean Nick will be there…or just his food?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      Nick will indeed be there, in person.

      • Marie

        Thanks for the response!

  • Ryan

    Crazy… on 1/30 there were still a few reservations for 2/15 that i passed up