- 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
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.
If you’re inspired by the recent restaurant boom in Philadelphia or impatiently waiting for your business to take off, Sam Adams may be able to help you out.
Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream campaign is coming to Philly on Monday, March 16 at the Reading Terminal Market. They, along with Fair Food Philly, are hosting a “speed coaching” event, which is sort of like speed dating, but instead of telling someone how many cats you have, you talk about your business model and professionals give you advice.
So actually nothing like speed dating. Except that it all happens very quickly.