Best of Philly 2021: Food & Drink
BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2021: Food & Drink

From wait-in-line-worthy bagels to sneaky-good bottle shops, here are dozens of ways to fill your belly.


Guides

Where to Eat This Weekend

News

The Dolphin Tavern Returns as a Legit Music Venue With Legit Food

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Guides

Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

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News

Eeva, ReAnimator Coffee’s New Pizza and Wine Bar, Opens in Kensington

What was supposed to be a naturally leavened pizzeria and wine bar in pre-pandemic times, is now a naturally leavened takeout pizza and bottle shop made for the COVID era.

News

As We Barrel Toward Colder Months, a Lifeline Appears for Philly Restaurants

A new grant program by DoorDash and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association will help Philly restaurants to winterize their outdoor dining spaces.

News

Three Subterranean Restaurant and Bar Concepts Are Opening at the Divine Lorraine Hotel

Joining the Daily, a new coffee shop inside the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Annex, Foundation, and Broad Hall are bringing more food, music and culture to North Broad Street. 

Zavino owner Greg Dodge, who is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $223,700 PPP loan under the federal CARES Act
News

Zavino Owner Greg Dodge Is Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining a $223,700 PPP Loan

The allegation turns up in a just-filed second lawsuit against the embattled restaurateur.

News

We’ve Entered the Guy-Fieri-Opening-Restaurants-in-Philly Circle of Hell

What does the Mayor of Flavortown’s arrival in Philly mean for our restaurant scene? Absolutely nothing.

A credit card slip from John Henry's Pub, a restaurant in Ardmore. The customer who signed it was apparently unhappy that his server had asked him to wear a mask while not seated. (Photo via John Henry's Pub)
News

Please Don’t Stiff Your Servers After They Ask You to Wear a Mask

A man left a server nothing at a Main Line restaurant after she asked him to follow the rules. But the community rallied in her support.


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Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

Your trip to the ocean can include plenty of mouthwatering meals … as long as you know where to look.
YouTuber JL Jupiter Is Boosting Philly’s Under-the-Radar Restaurants, One Viral Video at a Time

YouTuber JL Jupiter Is Boosting Philly’s Under-the-Radar Restaurants, One Viral Video at a Time

How a dad from Jersey turned his love of hip-hop videos and his passion for food into a six-figure following that can change the fortunes of small, independent eateries.

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Guides

The Philadelphian’s Guide to Hosting a (Small!) Dinner Party

We can’t go out like we used to, but we can shine our own silver and set our own tables. Here, four steps to make the most of it.

News

Nightmare Before Tinsel, Philly’s Pop-Up Halloween Bar, Sounds Particularly Nightmarish This Year

Peep the new decor and menus before it opens for the season.

News

Peter Serpico, From Ambitious Fine Dining to Takeout Noodles

In the age of COVID, survival outweighs flash and flair.

News

Philly Needs More Poll Workers. These Restaurants Will Feed You If You Become One.

Ahead of the most important election of our lifetime, Mission Taqueria is bringing some of Philly’s greatest restaurants together to “Fuel the Polls.”

News

Greenwood Will Be Philly’s First “Pro-Black” Supper Club

Elijah Milligan’s non-traditional pop-up dinner series will become two brick-and-mortar spaces by the end of 2021.

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50 Best Restaurants

50 Best Restaurants

Whether you want to be wowed with extravagance or are looking for a perfect plate of comfort food, here are the places giving us hope for the future.
Guides

Guides


philadelphia health commissioner tom farley explaining why he won't participate in indoor dining or outdoor dining at Philadelphia restaurants due to COViD
News

Philly Health Commissioner Refuses to Eat Indoors or Outdoors at Restaurants

As for the rest of you, it seems to come down to which Facebook neighborhood group you belong to. (Yes, we polled the people.)

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Longform

Chef Omar Tate’s Plans for Philly Go Well Beyond Food

He caught the attention of the restaurant scene with a roving pop-up called Honeysuckle that explores and celebrates the Black American food experience. Now he’s back in Philly, and the world is watching.

News

Could This Place Be Philly’s Next Pizza Obsession?

Pizzata Pizzeria is opening in Fitler Square with naturally leavened red pies, white pies, and that’s it.

Opinion

Here’s to the Restaurants Refusing to Reopen Their Dining Rooms

We salute you.

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