DINING GUIDE SUMMER 2014

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Photograph: Carole Topalian

The restaurants below are just a few of the establishments who have advertised or been showcased editorially in our pages. Each places a dedicated emphasis on using local, seasonal and authentic ingredients in their menus.

BOLETE RESTAURANT
1740 Seidersville Road, Bethlehem
610.868.6505
boleterestaurant.com

Bolete chef Lee Chizmar changes both the dining room and tavern menus daily to bring diners the best of what is available. The restaurant makes all its own stocks, sauces, pastas, butcher and smoke their own fish and meats. The bar and wine list features carefully chosen wines and hand-crafted cocktails.

THE FARM AND FISHERMAN BYOB
1120 Pine St., Philadelphia
267.687.1555
thefarmandfishermanbyob.com

The Farm & Fisherman is a 30-seat BYO B owned by husband-wife team Josh and Colleen Lawler. A veteran of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Dan Barber’s farm and restaurant in the Hudson Valley, chef Lawler is known for his refined treatment of the region’s best ingredients.

LOS GALLOS
951 Wolf St., Philadelphia
215.551.1245
losgallosphilly.com

One of South Philly’s best loved and most authentic taquerias, Los Gallos satisfies its many regulars with terrific tacos. Anything on the menu topped with the restaurant’s aromatic mole sauce is a special highlight, especially the fluffy tamales that are only available on weekend mornings.

GOLDEN PHEASANT INN
763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna
610.294.9595
goldenpheasant.com

This beautifully restored historic Inn nestled along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA is perfect for a relaxed country meal, weekend getaway or a glass of wine on their outdoor terrace. Featuring a seasonal menu that reflects their culinary philosophy of serving fresh, sustainably produced food.

SERPICO
604 South St., Philadelphia
215.925.3001
serpicoonsouth.com

The best seat in Serpico’s polished dining room is actually at the counter that frames a dramatic open kitchen. From there you can watch the James Beard award winning Peter Serpico and his team create some of the most innovative and delicious dishes being served in Philadelphia.

SOUTHWARK
701 S. 4th St., Philadelphia
215.238.1888
southwarkrestaurant.com

Opened in 2004 by Kip and Sheri Waide, Southwark was a pioneer, bringing slow food and classic craft cocktails to Queen Village. Chef Sam Jacobson’s ever changing menu includes house made charcuterie, fresh cheeses, and Sunday Suppers. The restaurant supports local farms, co-ops, and artisan food purveyors.

TALULA’S GARDEN
210 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia
215.592.7787
talulasgarden.com

Talula’s proprietor Aimee Olexy blends her flair for hospitality with the ethos of the local food movement. Talula’s Garden and sister establishment Talula’s Daily both have a charming vibe and seasonal menus inspired by the ingredients of PA and the traditions of California cuisine.

Talula’s Daily, 208 West Washington Square, Philadelphia,
215.592.6555. talulasdaily.com & Talula’s Table, 102 West
State Street, Kennett Square, 610.444.8255. talulastable.com

THE WHIP TAVERN
1383 North Chatham Rd., Coatesville
610.383.0600
thewhiptavern.com

Open Season at The Whip: Visit the patio for a relaxing meal among friends. The menu features daily specials and British-inspired fare based on ingredients from local growers, including Kennett Square Specialties, Green Meadow Farm, Doe Run Farm, Stryker Farm, and Philly CowShare. Open Wednesday through Monday from 11a.m to midnight. Just 10 minutes from Longwood Gardens.

 

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