What's going on in PhiladelphiaSEE ALL 2013 WINNERS
2012 Finalist1415 W. Porter St.L'Angolo Ristorante Italiano Restaurant Review: This is one of those charming South Philly BYOBs that you always hope you’ll find, but seldom do. Husband and wife team Kathryn and David Faenza have fashioned an intimate, warm spot in an old neighb...
2012 Finalist1030 N. 2nd St.Bar Ferdinand Restaurant Review: Restaurant designer Owen Kamihira, known for stylish projects including Buddakan in Philadelphia and Red Square in Atlantic City, is the force behind Bar Ferdinand, a sultry magnet for the young cocktail drinking s...
2012 Winner1200 Callowhill St.This cavernous, 12,000-square-foot venue beneath a converted toy factory in the up-and-coming Loft District — fondly known as the Eraserhood — has all the rebel-without-a-cause ambiance of a West Philly basement show with a full (and legal) bar. O...
2012 Winner2313 Frankford Ave.Considering the amount of buzz Pizza Brain’s “pizza museum” generated, the actual pies had a lot to live up to. But somehow, the inventive thin-crust slices are the actual stars at this charming Fishtown parlor whose phone greeting — “Congratulati...
2012 Finalist344 South St.Copabanana Restaurant Review: This South Street spot, popular for its margaritas since 1978, also serves south-of-the-border food in the yellow-and-red-striped back room. Don't expect to become haute and bothered here---the menu offers kicky rendi...
2012 Winner211 N. 11th St.This traditional Japanese izakaya (a casual bar with sushi and other small plates) also offers the best karaoke in town. There's a public karaoke lounge upstairs, as well as eight private rooms that can be rented out for parties. So if stuffing yo...
2011 Winner1730 Chestnut St.Upstairs Cafe at Di Bruno's Students, corporate honchos, stiffs on a lunch break and soccer moms intermingle here thanks to the food. Pizza, salads, sandwiches and soup made with all the freshest goods found right downstairs.
2011 Winner1710 E. Passyunk Ave.At Plenty, macaroni and cheese takes on a higher form--this isn't your box of Kraft. Plenty uses gruyere, New York cheddar, and pecorino cheeses, and adds house-smoked bacon, because--come on--who doesn't love bacon? And at Plenty, diners can eat ...
2010 Winner264 S. 16th St.Monk's Cafe is a Belgian beer emporium and restaurant. This cozy bar is unique in many ways. You won't see a big screen TV or pool table here, just beer enthusiasts. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. Monk's has more than 300 beers and was the...
Browse by category
FOOD & DRINK
Excellent craft beer selection and good bar food are becoming as formulaic in...
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Best Speaker Series
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch
The upcoming fall lineup for the Author Events at the Free Library reads like...
SPORTS & RECREATION
Best Pool Hall
Main Line Billiards Club
Buffalo Billiards is great for the occasional pool outing (assuming you don’t...
SHOPPING & SERVICES
Best Refuge for Urban Moms
If you’ve ever tried to board a SEPTA bus with a stroller or baby-proof a roo...