Our latest issue — the last of the year — is on the streets now, and we think it’s our best one yet. Here’s a peek at the goodies you’ll find inside:
In the most recent Best of Philly issue, we gave Sbraga an award for “Best 2nd Year.” And, come October, chef Kevin Sbraga is going to be celebrating that milestone with a new counter menu that draws on everything he’s learned over the past two years.
It’s a “truly momentous” menu, according to the crew. Six courses. $75 (with an optional $50 beverage pairing add-on). Available from October 7 through the 31st. And because they’re only doing one seating per night (at 6pm), availability is severely limited. You want a reservation? You actually have to pick up a phone, call the house and ask for one. No Open Tabling this one.
Check out the (deliberately minimalist and likely misleading) menu after the jump.
Classic Best of Philly: The Eternal Draw of McGlinchey’s
I remember the first time I went to McGlinchey’s, the notoriously divey (and smoky) dive bar on 15th Street. It was just after my 21st birthday (I’m 39 now, egad!), and I had heard that the beers were some of the cheapest in the city, which is all I needed to know.
Given that these were the days before Philadelphia was Beer Town U.S.A., I ordered a Rolling Rock. Within minutes, I managed to get screamed at by the prickly bartender and have a beer spilled on me. On a later visit, a blond bartender pegged me in the eye with an ice cube, and a girl puked on my shoe. Little has changed.
The Best Burgers for Every Mood
Philadelphia magazine’s 40th anniversary Best of Philly issue is online now. We at Foobooz are highlighting some of our favorite food and drink winners. Here are the winners for best burger, from gastropub to backyard.
Best Gastropub Burger
We’re not sure what’s the best part—the aged beef blend, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, pickles from Brooklyn Brine, or mysterious Churchill Sauce with its dozen-odd ingredients. 124 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse, 215-558-2500.
For the first time in years Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly party will be open to the public. The big bash happens tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Tickets are on sale now and check out the impressive list of Best of Philly winners from the past 40 years that will be feeding guests.
UPDATE: The Best of Philly Bash is completely sold out
Philadelphia magazine’s 40th anniversary Best of Philly issue is hitting newsstands right now. Philadelphia magazine’s is tweeting out some winners now and we are sharing these best pizza winners with you on Foobooz.
For all the winners, pick up a copy of Philadelphia magazine at your local bookstore or newsstand now.
On Wednesday, July 24th Philly Chocolate Tours founder Valerie Beck is coming out of “tourguide retirement” to lead a special Best of Philly Chocolate tour for Philadelphia magazine readers. The tour will go behind the scenes at some Best of Philly winning chocolate shops from over the 40 years that the magazine has been doing Best of Philly.
The tour costs $40 and includes samples at each stop, plus a Philadelphia Chocolate Tours goody bag. Purchase tickets online and enter “PhillyMag40” at checkout, or phone Philly Chocolate Tours at 215-833-0044.
And on Saturday, July 27th and Wednesday, July 31st take a Best of Philly Tour at the Reading Terminal Market. The two-hour events will cover the fascinating history and culture of Reading Terminal (a Best of Philly winner for Best Market) aand enjoy bite-size tastes of winning foods at eight Best of Philly-winning Market merchants before retreating to the Market’s Rick Nichols Room for sampling of additional Best of Philly award-winning dishes. Tickets are just $19 online.
For the 40th anniversary of Best of Philly, Philadelphia magazine is arranging forty evnets and promotions around the region. Check out our list of all the food and drink related events and promotions. And also check out the full list for non-food and drink related events.
Ongoing 40th Anniversary Best of Philly Food Events [f8b8z]
40 Years of Best of Philly [Philadelphia Magazine]