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Mar 5, 2014 05:25 AM

Huffington Post -Underrated Philadelphia

Underrated Philadelphia...31 Reasons

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  1. It was a shame that they focused simply on the celebrity chefs and large restaurants. The line, Go to Buddakhan was embarrassing. The NY branch is so much better than this disneyesque asian fusion restaurant.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      I wouldn't say they focused on celebrity chefs. The very first item is the BYO scene with over 200 BYOs. Also featured are the Reading Terminal Market, and Federal Donuts. The celebrity chefs are pretty far down the list (and, the Starr, Garces, and Vetri restaurants are pretty great by most people's standards, and certainly something this city should be proud of).

      1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

        Fair point. I would have preferred that they had also mentioned the names of the some of the chefs associated with the 200 BYO restaurants (this number feels inflated too .. how many are cheesesteak and pizza joints) such as Pierre and Charlotte, Chris Kearse @ Will, Joncarl Lachman @ Noord Nicholas Elmi etc.

        I would have also like a mention that Philadelphia is a place that chefs are looking to move to and open restaurants.. Avance, Vernick, and Serpico as examples.

    2. We are Rodney Dangerfield...

      1. they gave a nice if generic overview - it is rare to see positive press for Philly - good mentions of RTM and BYOBs - does it get down the nitty gritty of what makes Philly great, NO but that's not really what Huffington post is about. Glad to see any good press.

        1. While I may have reordered and perhaps omitted some of the 31 Reasons; this was nicely done and overall quite positive for the city in a national post. Good stuff, so lets not " look a gift horse in the mouth".

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          1. re: Bacchus101

            Let's not discourage other adults from having a conversation, even if it doesn't suit you or your ideas.
            Criticism is not necessarily condemnation.

            1. re: caganer

              Yes, I agree. Thanks for your support.

          2. Thanks so much for this link! I loved this article and forwarded to many people. I would have missed it if you hadn't been so helpful.