Philadelphia Restaurant Received “Million Dollar Review”
Times of London restaurant critic Giles Coren was in Philadelphia this spring filming his TV show Million Dollar Critic for Canada’s WNetwork. The show visited five Philadelphia restaurants in order for Coren to bestow one of them with his million dollar recommendation (because the review could be worth more than a million dollars in business).
Kanella is the sort of place I wish I could review every week: a buzzing local taverna on a lively city corner, people of all ages and ethnicities sitting at outside tables, simply decorated inside, full of laughter, friends and family, and charming staff serving a cuisine rooted deeply in a foreign culture rather than just ripping it off, with a deadly serious chef at the helm.
Watch the full episode here (though be careful of the pop-under ads – hat tip to Michael Klein). Within, you’ll see Ed Rendell insult British food and Coren recreate a scene from Rocky that involves eggs, not steps.
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