Year In Review: January

cheesesteak_obamaWe’ll be looking back at the year that was in Philadelphia food and drink. We’ll be doing three months a day over the next four days. We of course start at the beginning, January, 2009, a month that started with a shock.


Dish of the Month

Arista at Paesano’s

The most stellar member of Paesano’s five-sandwich menu selection is also its most traditional — the Arista, thin-shaved slices of unfairly tender house-roasted suckling pig cuddling up to broccoli rabe and long hots on yet another jus-soaked long roll. – Drew Lazor, Paesano’s

Notable Openings

Local 44, Chipotle University City

Notable Closings

Brasserie Perrier, Kildare’s South Street