Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On the low, Philadelphia has the best restaurants in the country. Among those who dine out regularly, this is far from a secret, but to your average American, it's blasphemy. When you say Philly, most ppl think cheesesteaks, and those who don't, think cream cheese. Hardly a gastronomical paradise. Still, those who actually take the time to get to know the city and all it has to offer realize that any person can get their grub on here. Whether it's a hoagie or a cheesesteak or sushi and sashimi, Philly has it and it tastes great.
To showcase the depth and breadth of Philadelphia cuisine, the Center City District regularly hosts Restaurant Week where over 100 of the cities restaurants provide prix fixe menus for only $35. That's anywhere from 3-5 courses for $35. If you consider Chilli's, Red Lobster, or The Olive Garden as "going out" then maybe this isn't for you, but for the more bourgeois, you know that $35 is a deal and a half. This year they extended Restaurant Week to 2 weeks, which gives you more than enough time to hit at least one restaurant. Click the link above for details, menu's, etc.
With so many restaurants, some ppl might find picking one a bit of a task, so here are a few personal recommendations:
Alma de Cuba
Consider this the first installment of Greazy's Grub Guide. Later one's will highlight the best food spots in the city. They'll run the gamut from $40 entrees to $1 slice pizzas. Cuz that's how I roll. I'm kinda hungry now. I'm out. In search of... food.