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  • Cuisine:
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Price: $$$$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday: Dinner from 5:30 p.m.; Bar opens at 4 p.m.

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In Philly, Yelp Is Our Michelin Guide. So Be It.

I have never trusted the Michelin Guide. The stars, the coins, the abject Frenchiness of it — it’s always bothered me.

I’ve never worked in a city where Le Guide was a force, so maybe that’s why. As of this moment, there are only four American cities where Michelin ranks restaurants (Chicago, New York, San Francisco (and the larger Bay Area) and Washington D.C.), and I call none of them home. And yet, the reach of its opinions touches everywhere. Walnut Street Cafe was a big deal because it was being brought to life by a crew from New York who’d gotten one star for Rebelle and then brought their talents here. Now that we know Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be coming to the Comcast World Domination Spire, we have to consider his three stars.

We have to get excited, because those stars? For some reason, people believe them to be portable. Like you’re granted them for life and get to wear them everywhere you go.

That is the part that bothers me. Because that’s the part that’s absolute bullshit.  Read more »


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