- Neighborhood: Center City East
- Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-351-0735
- Cuisine: Comfort Food
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
The Reading Terminal Market has been looking for a new general manager since Paul Steinke stepped down in December, in order to run for City Council. Today, the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation named Anuj Gupta as the new general manager. Gupta comes from Mt.Airy, USA where he served as Executive Director. Gupta has been instrumental in many improvements in Mt. Airy over the past five years including; the resurgence of some of the 6500-6700 blocks of Germantown Avenue; a second location for Wissahickon Charter School; and the birth of Street Fare – Mt. Airy’s successor to Night Market.
Each year, Glen Macnow of WIP scours the region to find the best food for his annual Food Hunt. Last year both Rouge and Dog & Bull took home the title for best burger.
This year, Macnow’s Food Hunt is centered around bacon. But he’s not looking for items like a bacon cheeseburger. He’s looking for an innovative, creative bacon dish.
Macnow reviews each dish and scores it out of 100. So far he has reviewed 16 different bacon creations, with Grubhouse's bacon cakes tied in first place with Beiler's Bakery's maple bacon doughnut, both with a score of 92.
After about seven weeks of searching, WIP will hold a public event on Saturday, May 16th at the Valley Forge Casino, where you get to try the top contestants and vote on who's the best.
You can check out all of Macnow's reviews here.
Glen Macnow's Best Bacon Creation [94 WIP]
The new location is set to open in early April at the old Dmitri’s location at 2227 Pine Street.
Executive chef Karen Nicolas now leads the kitchen with a larger, more dinner-focused menu, featuring seafood and pasta dishes. But don’t fret. Management promises you’ll still be able to find some of their most popular small plates and sandwiches.
Along with a larger menu, Tria Fitler Square will also have 30 outdoor seats (open as soon as things warm up a little outside). Meanwhile, the inside of the restaurant will be a bit different than you might remember from Dmitri's, with additional windows for views of the park.