A Kensington BYO Is Food & Wine’s Best New Restaurant
The magazine's annual list of the country's fresh new spots dropped this morning, and an effortlessly cool Philly concept is ranked number one.
Every year, Food & Wine drops a ranked list of its 10 best new restaurants — and a bold young Philly BYO just scored 2019’s top spot. Cadence, the South Kensington BYO Sam Kincaid, Jon Nodler, and Michael Fry opened early last year, is the magazine’s number-one pick.
“Simple pleasures and serious food are the point here at Cadence. And for once, you don’t have to choose between them,” wrote Jordana Rothman, F&W‘s restaurant editor-at-large.
Citing Cadence’s “feel-good” quality, Rothman called out menu highlights like herb dumplings with mustard butter, lamb ragu, and cider shaved ice, as well as the familial touches that flow from a tight-knit team of chef-owners that worked together at High Street Hospitality Group restaurants for six years before striking out on their own in 2018.
Rittenhouse mainstay Friday Saturday Sunday also received a nod on the magazine’s Best Bites of 2019 list. Their morcilla creste di gallo — ruffled curls of fresh pasta, named for their resemblance to a rooster’s crest, enveloped in a savory sauce of blood sausage and pork skin — was dubbed Most Soul-Rattling New Pasta.
In 2017, mission-driven CookNSolo spot Rooster Soup Co. (now the Rooster) earned a place on the magazine’s Best New Restaurants list. Kincaid and her former boss Eli Kulp each landed on F&W lists recognizing Best New Pastry Chefs and Best New Chefs, respectively, in 2014.