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The City full of flavors...

Philadelphia is known for everything from pizza, falafels, cheesesteaks, vegetarian and Mediterranean menus, to fully stocked sports bars and restaurants.

November 2019

Delightful menu with charming twists on favorite items.


The City of Brotherly Love... Content…………………………………………… ................Page Introduction…………………………………………………. .1-2 Tiffany Diner………………………………………………… 3-4 Paris Baguette………………………………………………..... 5-6 Tea Cafe……………………………………………………….. 7-8 Famous Fourth Street……………………………………...… 9-10 Giovani’s Bar & Grill………………………………………... 11-12 Geno’s Steak……………………………………………… … ..13-14 Philly was quietly becoming Porta……………………………………………… ……….... .15-16 one of America’s Richie’s…………………………………………………… …...17-18best food towns. Home to … nationally Shake Snack……………………………………………… ..19-20 recognized Cynthia Sardar chefs and…stars on the rise, a gutsy Pat’s By King of Steaks……………………………………… ....21-22 Steve’s Prince of Steaks…………………………………...… ...23-24 sense of tradition, a diverse citiGlory Beer Bar & Kitchen………………………………….. zenry, and a...25-26 penchant for innoFare Dinner………………………………………………….. ..27-28 vation, this city of neighborhoods 2nd Story Brewing Co.,............................................................... ...29-30 has many personalities, but only South Philly Bar & Grill…………………………………….. ...31-32

Q &A Use this guide to explore Philly’s popular restaurants and dishes at the places where locals and visitors happily converge.

one identity. Here’s a game plan that should help maximize a visit of any length.

Check out the list of Philadelphia’s restaurants and start to plan your trips to visit them soon. Make sure to arrive hungry.


The City of Brotherly Love... Philadelphia is one of America’s most important historical cities. Philadelphia takes food very seriously. Restaurants choose Philadelphia, where they can fully commit to the customers and taste. Tourists and newcomers come to Philadelphia, not only for attractions but also for food. Behind every Restaurant and their dish, there is a story that makes Philadelphia a diverse dining charm. While Philly is known for juicy cheesesteaks smothered in Whiz, and freshly baked tomato pies sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, there are many more tasty highlights when eating in the City of Brotherly Love. The choices may be overwhelming; therefore, to make your decisions more manageable, this magazine shares a few suggestions from the best Philly cheesesteak to unique ethnic Philadelphia restaurants so you can make the most of your visit. Love for the city’s iconic foods majorly pulls visitors and to Phillypulls on the heartstrings of locals and former residents, too.

Q &A

By Cynthia Sardar

Philly was quietly becoming one of America’s best food towns. Home to nationally recognized chefs and stars on the rise, a gutsy sense of tradition, a diverse citizenry, and a penchant for innovation, this city of neighborhoods has many personalities, but only one identity. Here’s a game plan that should help maximize a visit of any length.

Check out the list of Philadelphia’s restaurants and start to plan your trips to visit them soon. Make sure to arrive hungry.


Tiffany Diner

9010 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Which dishes are you most known for? Tiffany Diner has been a

“No matter how you slice it,

favorite of the Philadel-

the Tiffany Diner has been a

phia area since 1932. We are a classic 1950’s-style restaurant serving break-

long-standing piece of American pie,” says frequent diner, Dina Siravo-McCaffery. When you’re hungry and feeling the need for the

fast, lunch, and dinner

best food in the area, look no fur-

specials 24 hours a day, 7

ther than Tiffany Diner. We offer

days a week.

What do you take most pride in? Our family restaurant prides itself in making food that is fresh to order. From main courses to breakfast food, we have the dining experience you crave. We can accommodate large parties in our dining area with advanced notice, or can package up your meal to go.

the food you desire, the prices you are looking for, and the customer service you expect.

Classy setting to enjoy your meal!

How do you represent your restaurant? We have a rotating assortment of in house baked goods available daily (including donuts!). Our breakfast menu consists of many diner favorites, like pancakes, waffles, french toast, and scrambles, but also offers some popular favorites like the deluxe burrito (tofu scramble, cheddar, tempeh bacon, red onion and jalapeño filled burrito topped with sour cream and spicy mayo!) tofu egg and cheese with pork roll on a kaiser roll.

Tiffany’s well-known Pasta with chicken

What are you most known for in various categories of meals? Our lunch menu has cheesesteaks (make sure to try the buffalo chicken cheesesteak!), BLTs, salads, and more. We are a counter service only establishment that aims to have the relaxed feel of a friendly neighborhood spot.

What are you most known for? Tofu Scramble Served with Home Fries Sub Tots or Waffle Fries

Interview of Dina Siravo McCaffery


Paris Baguette 923 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

How did the business come to be?

What are your standards about the bakery?

We are an international, premium bakery-café founded in 1988 specializing in delightful assortments of breads, pastries and cakes baked daily.

The bakery-cafe, ubiquitous in South Korea, serves sweet and savory pastries, cakes, and breads, along with salads and sandwiches. It gets going early for breakfast, with items like egg and cheese croissants, and stays open through dinner.

How do you contribute your servings to be unique and elegant? Our mission is to bring happiness to everyone by adapting to people’s ever-expanding palates with our decadent, unique and sophisticated pastries, breads, and cakes. We serve a variety of treats ranging from appetizing snacks to stunning and delicious

Paris Baguette;’s Best selling Fruit Cake

How do you depict creativity into your baked goods? We uphold highly sophisticated baking standards with the utmost professionalism and creativity while combining the most complementing flavors.

Interview of Yang ma


Tea Cafe

108 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Describe the restaurant and the culture ? Looking at the menu it is not a surprise that people flock of Tea Cafe because you simple cannot find breakfast dishes like these anywhere else.

How do you show delight in not only the food but also the atmosphere? With the authentic feel of a Tea café and a colorful menu that’ll feast the eyes and delight the taste buds, Tea Café may just become your next favorite brunch destination. Our goal is to provide our guests with a meal that’s sprinkled with love and an experience that makes you feel like family. Whether you’re a tourist visiting the beautiful city of Philadelphia or just looking to catch up with your friends and family over a delicious brunch, we would love to have you here at Café La Maude!

Caramel pudding severed with a side of cream

What do you want to depict to your costumers? What is the goal that your cafe is passionate to achieve?

Delicious it is like walking back into a 60s stylish French apartment the ambiance is just like that rich.

Tea Cafe’s famous colored pasteries

Our goal is to provide our guests with a meal that’s sprinkled with love and an experience that makes you feel like family. Whether you’re a tourist visiting the beautiful city of Philadelphia or just looking to catch up with your friends and family over a delicious brunch, we’d love to have you here at Tea Café!

Tea cafe’ s welcoming entrance

Interview of Sandy Yang


FAMOUS FOURTH STREET 700 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 How did the business come to be? Since 1923, this corner delicatessen has been a Philadelphia tradition. For a number of years people have gathered at Famous 4th Street Delicatessen to see, be seen and above everything else eat. Along with the food came the experience of being in such an establishment, one that for more than 80 years was run by the same family. Growing up in the delicatessen business in Brooklyn, NY, Russ Cowan learned everything needed to run a successful restaurant. As the last in four generations of deli owners, Russ has owned a number of successful businesses throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A classisc retro enviroment style of Famous Fourth Street

Which label of the restaurant do you take most pride in?

Which dishes are you most known for?

It’s not brunch without a side of smoked fish and a bagel topped with a schmear of cream cheese the size of your fist. For the closest thing to New York without any bridges or tunnels required, Queen Village’s Famous 4th Street Deli is your best bet. There’s no one else in town stacking corned beef higher or spreading cream

From our freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to our craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits is made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms. Our First Bake Cafe & Creamery located just downstairs will be serving light fare, coffees and scratch sodas, fresh baked breads, donuts and pastries, and our famous homemade ice cream, all available to go or for enjoyment at our counter or one of our cafe tables. We are excited to be making our way to Pennsylvania and hope our guests will enjoy all that

Interview of : Vu


GIOVANI’S BAR & GRILL 1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 What are you most known for? Known for our Pizza, Falafel’s, Cheese

How do you display your serving style?

steaks, Catering, Vegetarian and Medi-

Like nothing you’ve ever tasted, our coalfired specialties are served straight out of our 800-degree oven; cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. A delicious combination of always fresh (never frozen), authentic recipes,

terranean Menus we’ve added on a new state of the art fully stocked sports bar to the Restaurant. Savannah, Giovani’s Manager

How does your environment portray hospitality? Giovani offers the chance to unwind while savoring wood-fired grill flavors. Expect nothing short of excellence from acclaimed chef and Giovani. Our kitchen features wood-burning grill notes that enhance the tastes of an eclectic menu, while a stunning atmosphere encourages guest-to-guest connections over shareable plates and carefully crafted cocktails. It is our pleasure to serve residents and visitors alike in a relaxed setting where memorable dishes are expertly executed and stylishly served. Freshly baked Pizza from Giovani

Gyros, one of the well-known Greek dishes that Giovani serves.

Interview of Savannah Goble


Geno’s Steaks

1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

What do you consider is a challenge while running the business against many other cheesesteak restaurants? The problem is that our fine city is known for its cheesesteaks and we’ve got some hard and fast rules on what should (and should not) be sandwiched between that fresh torpedo roll.

How do you take tradition into thought? Geno’s customers accept no substitutes and our Philly cheesesteaks are made the right way: thinly-sliced rib-eye steak, fresh onions, fresh bread and just the right amount of cheese

How do you guide your cooks to make acceptable cheesesteaks? We truly encourage fellow cooks to create cheesesteaks as they see fit; all we’re saying is that what’s going to be offered at Geno’s is what we’ve been doing for decades now. We’ve got ketchup, mustard and relish available for those who want to dress up our sandwiches.

We use only the best, thinly sliced rib-eye steak so it grills up nice and juicy (never greasy). Our onions are always fresh, our bread always comes straight from the oven, and our cheese…well it’s cheese. You can never really go wrong with cheese. Most people think our sandwiches are perfect just the way they are but if you want to add ketchup, mustard, or relish, we’ve got all three ready and waiting.

Thin sliced, rib eye steak, perfect for you

The art of cheesesteak preparation lies in the balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers. Some sandwich shops also offer a cheesesteak hoagie, a hybrid version that combines the cheesesteak with cold hoagie dressings like lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and readily available at steak shops, delis, food trucks, pizzerias and even some high-end restaurants throughout the region. Cheesesteaks made with love at Geno’s

Never greasy always the best from Geno’s to you

Interview of Devon West Neff Associates


PORTA

1216 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

What are the most prominent dishes?

How do represent authenticity in pizza making?

At Porta, we’re committed to that difference. From preserving the art of authentic Neapolitan pizza making to repurposing architectural elements in line with our wabi-sabi philosophy, the words of Charles Eames always hit home for us: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”  And when you get enough people to believe in the importance of those little things, you’ve got a family for the ages. Join us if you’d like. The door’s always open.

At Porta, we’re committed to that difference. From preserving the art of authentic Neapolitan pizza making to repurposing architectural elements in line with our wabi-sabi philosophy, the words of Charles Eames always hit home for us: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”  And when you get enough people to believe in the importance of those little things, you’ve got a family for the ages. Join us if you’d like. The door’s always open.

San Marzano tamatoes, mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, basil, extra virgin olive oil

How does the name Porta express your relationship with fellow costumers? Porta is an authentic expression of how we take care of our family. Born from the simple desire to gather round a table and share a meal with the people we love, Porta is a stand for going after what you want in life with velocity, gratitude, and lightness.

Are you proud in operating the business? We believe that a true sense of place is important for this stand to exist in the world, and it’s the reason we spend most of our waking hours engaged in the never-ending conversation about how our places make us feel.

Interview of Caoline Gutshall


Richie’s

1835 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

What other dishes do depict southern culture and “soul-food” in? Our down-home sides feature southern and soul food classics including: mashed potatoes & gravy, mac & cheese, Cole slaw, candied yams, and greens.

How did Richie’s come into being? Richie’s began in 1986 with a simple concept Give people what they want. The people have spoken they want authentic, quality soul food on-the-go. Our customers claim we have the best spicy chicken anywhere!

Horseradish Aioli, Lettuce, Tamato, Pickeled Onion

What are you most known for in various categories of meals? No meal is complete without our sweet cornbread or delicious desserts, including peach cobbler and sweet potato pie. More than 25 years later, Richie’s is still the place to get great soul food on- the- go. We hope you visit us soon!

Which dish are you most prideful in? We marinate our chicken in- store, dip it in our special flour blend, and fry it fresh. Other customer favorites are our fried- to- order fish, and hand-cut, hot & spicy potato wedges. Assorted Mix of cheese, meat and accountrements

Interview of Victor


Steve’s Prince of Steaks 7200 Bustleton Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19149

In these health-conscious times, people sometimes act like they’re too good to chow down on a Philly cheese-steak that elemental ooze of protein, fat and onions on a roll but it’s funny how vehemently everyone defends their own personal best.

Since cheesesteaks are really famous here in Philadelphia, how do you convey yourself to be unique than the others? We want to help you find some of the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia because, well, here in the City of Brotherly Love, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a draw for visitors and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the Philly cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. Let’s take a closer look and what makes a Philly cheesesteak so unique.

What is the history of your restaurant? Steve’s Prince of Steaks, founded three decades ago in a corner store near Roosevelt Mall in Northeast Philly, is coming downtown. Growing up in northeast Philadelphia, Steve Iliescu has always known the value of a good cheesesteak and its importance in the cultural scene of this city. As a boy, Iliescu made trips to Center City to get the beloved sandwich at the likes of Pat’s and Geno’s, sparking what would become a lifelong passion.

How do you convey a healthy meal in your restaurant?

Wrapped with pride and care

Philly’s iconic Cheeseteak with a side of soda

Interview of Brittney


GLORY Beer Bar & Kitchen 126 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

When it comes to drinks what How do you take organization into thought? Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen has a revolving menu of 36 beers on tap featuring a variety of American and Local Breweries while also offering a wide array of International and Seasonal favorites. Each of the selections are carefully chosen by our resident beer experts who can guide you to your perfect pour.

Interview of David Crudele

variety you have to go? In addition to the extensive beer offerings, we have a dedicated tap system to red, white and rosĂŠ wine. What do you want to depict to your costumers? Our menu changes seasonally, but always features a variety of homemade pastas and classic Italian dishes made up of the freshest ingredients.

If beer and wine do not satisfy your thirst, our skilled bartenders can create a cocktail of your choosing using the finest spirits and freshest ingredients.


FARE DINNER 2028 Fairmount Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19130

What do you want to depict to your costumers? How is your business owned? We are a locally owned and operated business in the Fairmount area, and welcome all to come in and try something delicious in our casual and fun atmosphere.

We make every effort to provide a fun, casual, and unique experience, and appreciate your input. We want customers to stop by soon for something delicious!

Can you describe the restaurant and the culture ? We love great food and great drinks. Our artisan kitchen is local and uses sustainable ingredients. We offer a large selection of craft beers, mixed drinks, our own specialty cocktails, and delicious wine from around the world.

What are the most prominent dishes in your sport’s restaurant? Good Morning Burger 10oz grass fed beef burger topped with sharp cheddar, bacon, fried egg served on a Yards ESA Roll w/side salad.

What do you offer in selection for food? Come by for dinner, brunch, an appetizer, or a fresh drink and hang out in our lounge area or spacious outdoor seating. There’s no rush here so come by and enjoy!

Lamb Ribs

Mouth-watering chicken patties at Fare

Interview of George Pantzaris


2ND STORY BREWING CO

Besides the food what are you most passionate about in the restaurant?

Can you describe the restaurant and the culture ?

We’re proud to make and serve a variety of quality beers. Brewed on a 15 BBL system on the 2nd floor of 117 Chestnut St, our beer is crafted from the traditional ingredients of barley, hops, and water, and sometimes not-so-traditional ingredients. In addition to the beers made on-site, we offer a full bar and collaborations with other brewers and businesses.

117 CHESTNUT ST. PHILA. PA.

We all have a first story. It’s the one we tell to strangers, job interviewers and people we meet during the course of a day. It’s who we are, where we’re from, what we do, people we know. But our second story is all about the passion we have deep inside. It’s the things we love to do because it defines who we are.

Hamburger at it’s best at 2nd Story Brewing Co The serving menu at 2nd Storry Brewing Co

What does “hospitality” mean to you?

What is the idea of “2nd story”? At 2nd Story Brewing Co., our passion is the craft beer that you can witness for yourself being brewed on the second floor. It’s where our second story comes together. It’s where our stellar beer is hand-crafted and handed down.

The restaurant from the same family as Pub & Kitchen, focused on providing delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere at a great value. We are committed to the natural resources of Philadelphia, the food, drink, and culture that make our city unique and contribute to the community by organizing events.

Interview of Kelly Madiraca


SOUTH PHILLY BAR & GRILL 1235 East Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19147

When is your restaurant’s “happy hour”? Eevery day’s game day at South Philly Bar and Grill with daily happy hour and drink specials, and an energized atmosphere that perfectly suits the greatest sports fans in America.

At South Philly Bar & Grill, we’ve got ou

Can you describe the restaurant and the culture ? At South Philly Bar & Grill, we’ve got our game on for you. We are passionate Philly sports fans - just like you. So we know what goes into a great sports bar. And to build a superior sports bar, we wanted superior food.

Do you take pride in displaying a hotspot for Philly’s sport fans?

South philly’s delicious pizza for it’s guests

Our high-def TVs and state of the art sound system ensure that you won’t miss any of the action. The South Philly Bar & Grill is the ideal place to enjoy all NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA action.

Our high-def TVs and state of the What are the most prominent dishes in your sport’s bar? Try our outstanding grilled wings, ribs, mussels, clams, burgers, sliders, even steaks, chops and snow crab. And every day’s game day at South Philly Bar and Grill with daily happy hour and drink specials, and an energized atmosphere that perfectly suits the greatest sports fans in America. If you’re looking for a place that gets what being a Philly fan is all about, then get to South Philly Bar & Grill.

art sound system ensure that you won’t miss any of the action. The South Philly Bar & Grill is the ideal place to enjoy all NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA action. Interview of Artie Clear


Shake Shack

3200 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

How do you contribute partnership to your suppliers?

How do you convey a healthy meal in your restaurant?

What does “hospitality” mean to you?

Our proprietary Shack blend is freshly ground and 100% all-natural Angus beef – no hormones or antibiotics ever. All burgers are served on a non-GMO Martin’s Potato Roll. Just add lettuce, tomato, pickle or onion!

To our guests: we want you to know that what we serve in our Shacks has been meticulously sourced and cared for, starting with its origin on our supplier’s farms and ranches. We hear you when you ask for nothing but the best for you and your families.

Organic, health based burgers

Neat packing with its unique style

To our suppliers: we want you to know that we deeply value and respect our partnerships and the culture of working together to raise the bar for ourselves and the restaurant industry as a whole.

A full meal for Sake Shake’s guests with full of Love!

To our team: we want you to know that you can be proud about the food you’re taking such care to prepare in our kitchens. In our UK Shacks we’re proud to serve chicken that is free of antibiotics, free of animal byproducts in feed, and humanely raised in a cage-free environment.

Melted Cheese-twice roasted bread

Interview of Mathew Albright

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The City Full of Flavors!  

Use this guide to explore Philly’s popular restaurants and dishes at the places where locals and visitors happily converge.

The City Full of Flavors!  

Use this guide to explore Philly’s popular restaurants and dishes at the places where locals and visitors happily converge.

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