Brotherly Love: Summer In Philly, Says Bon Appetit

The just-dropped July ish of Bon Appetit treated our fair city to a two-page travel spread. Woo-wee! Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton (AKA the dude that made every critic in the city, present company included, revisit Little Fish after placing it on his Top 10 US Seafood restaurants round-up) drops the official rec on nationally recognized favorites Franklin Fountain, Zahav and Osteria, but also impresses us by including SPTR, Johnny Brenda’s and Bella Vista Beer Distributor. His nugget about that last one really has us ear-to-ear:

“Skip the shops selling mini Liberty Bell replicas and head to this 40,000-square-foot beer store behemoth for a souvenir you can really enjoy. Choose from Stoudts, Sly Fox, Tröegs, and more of the area's many craft brews.”

It’s nice to be recognized when you do something right, and as screwed up as Philly occasionally is, beer is definitely an area where we come correct. Beer is actually a common thread running through Knowlton’s round-up. Nice. In the same issue, there’s a cool story on American India Pale Ales that shows love to both Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute and Victory Hopdevil.

Photo: Randy Harris for BonAppetit

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