I know we like to think of ourselves as the center of the food universe here in Brooklyn, but sometimes it’s good to get out of town and see what’s popping up on plates elsewhere. I always forget just how close Philadelphia is—just an hour and a half on Amtrak, a very easy weekend trip from NYC. It also has so much more to offer cuisine-wise than those tired old cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. On a recent weekend binge-fest through some of the city’s newest restaurants, I was constantly impressed with the originality of menus, by how many times I had to look up creative cocktail ingredients I’d never seen before, and by how affordable prices are everywhere—compared to these parts anyway. Here’s a look at five new Philly dishes worth the train ride. (more…)
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