Clockwise from top left: Burnt end baked beans from Fette Sau, burnt ends from Percy Street and collard greens from Sweet Lucy’s | Photo by Jason Varney
Even in this Yankee city, barbecue is a summertime staple. And while any dilettante can find good ribs in Philly these days (and brisket, too), a truly great barbecue joint should be judged by how it handles dishes other than the main attraction. Here’s a brief guide to going deeper at the region’s best barbecue spots. Read more »
A recent dish at Conshohocken’s Blackfish | Photo via Blackfish
In years past, there always seemed to be a few suburban spots we could depend on to crack our list of the best restaurants in Philly—places that were worth the drive and the time it took to step outside the echo chamber of Philly’s urban restaurant scene.
This year, though, was tougher. We lost a couple places that were always solid, saw some brave, pioneering chefs looking outside the more traditional restaurant neighborhoods, and decided that while not really strong enough yet to deserve a full list of its own, the suburban scene was sufficiently interesting to stand slightly apart from the main catalog of the 50 Best Restaurants.
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Little Fish has reopened in the old Salt and Pepper space. Meal Ticket has the opening night menu. [Mel Ticket]
Keith Taylor who received some nice reviews for his Holy Smoke in Roxborough will be opening Zachary’s Barbecue in Norristown. [Gluten Free Philly]
Andy Kitko is the new chef at Oyster House. [Meal Ticket]
Former Django, White Dog Cafe employee Andrew Brown will be running the kitchen at Opa on Sansom Street when it opens later this month. [The Insider]
Tim McGinnis is going to be the chef at Plenty, a prepared foods spot on booming East Passyunk. [Meal Ticket]
Cochon has rolled out its winter menu. [Meal Ticket]