Six Pack: Veggie Burgers in Philadelphia

Travel + Leisure named Philadelphia the no. 2 burger city in all of America this year jumping up from last year’s paltry no. 22, and second only to Providence, Rhode Island, which, if we’re being honest, at less than 21 square miles barely counts as a city anyway.

So with that said, by my count that makes the City of Brotherly Love the best burger town in the US of A. So with cheesesteaks and burgers it looks like we’ve got the meat thing down. But what to do about our vegan brothers and sisters? Luckily, it looks like Philly is improving on this front as well, serving up killer veggie burgers at some of the same joints making our top meaty burgers. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, try one of these six options on for size. Who knows? Maybe you’ll convert. (But probably not.)

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Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Shrimp and Grits, Root Beer and Ice Cream, Hot Dogs and Beer, and 10 Chefs On Why You Can’t Grill For S#!t

That picture above (of the shrimp grits at Relish) was my favorite snap of the week–the kind of thing that made me want to immediately get in the car, head out to West Oak Lane and eat seven or eight bowls of it. My favorite story? The one about Victory Brewing finally bottling their artisan root beer (perfect for bourbon-spiked root beer floats) and selling their own beer-inspired ice cream. The best deal of the past week? Daniel Stern losing his mind and almost giving away Smokehouse Dogs and pints of Narragansett Lager at MidAtlantic. And the most useful thing we came up with? Grilling advice from 10 of the best chefs in the city (including Daniel Stern, who may be nuts but does know a thing or two about working a grill).

And you know what? That wasn’t even half of what we had going on this week on Foobooz. Here’s some of the other good stuff you might’ve missed:

Gemelli Opens In Manayunk And yeah, we’ve got the menu and the pictures
Ex-Horizons Owners Promise to Make Vegetables Sexy Frankly, I already find kale quite alluring
A. Kitchen Opens the Doors And yeah, we’ve got the menu and the pictures
Should Servers Get Paid Sick Days? Or would you rather them just sneeze right on your food?
Vendy Awards Nominations Announced Philly’s street food fans go bonkers
Ranstead Room Unveils Its Summer Cocktails And yeah, we’ve got the menu. No pictures this time, though, so just go see it for yourself, Drunky

Happy 4th of July, everyone. See you all back here on Tuesday.