- Neighborhood: Old City
- 306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-625-9425
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- Cuisine: New American
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Pretty much everything you know about American dining has happened in the last 20 years.
Unless you lived in California in the late 80’s — unless you were a proto-foodie (with really good connections or really in-the-know friends) in San Francisco or L.A., or some New York grubnik sniffing around the edges of things and watching (from what would’ve been a fairly privileged position) the slow changeover from French fine dining to a more egalitarian, worldly model, everything that defines American cuisine now — from the New American/California Cuisine days forward — has happened in the past couple decades.
And Fork has been there for almost all of it.
It might just be that I’m really slow, but Ellen Yin is fast.
We’re taking a brisk bike ride through Old City, her idea and her part of town. She’s tearing it up on a nice new Indego, which she grabbed from the station across Market Street from her pioneering restaurant Fork. I’m several car lengths behind on my old blue Raleigh Record, a bona fide beater whose left pedal screeches with each labored revolution. If Yin is exerting effort to propel herself along Race Street this briskly, it isn’t showing. I’m grateful when we roll to a creaky stop along Columbus Boulevard. Read more »
As the days lengthen and the weather warms, the region’s farmers are making the gradual transition from spring into summer. And on Thursday, June 8th, farm-to-table paragon Fork is celebrating with a night of seasonal gin cocktails from Elverson, Pa.-based Brandywine Branch Distillers.