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  1. Sweet News
    Clio’s Monica Glass in the Running For F&W’s ‘People’sGlass one of the few pâtissiers in the category who is not currently working in New York, and one of only two who are self-taught.
  2. Accolades
    Philly Reps Hard with Multiple James Beard Media Finalists; Not So Much InOf course Marc Vetri made the cut with his eponymous restaurant.
  3. Sweet News
    Jesmary Sbraga Named ‘Best Pastry Chef’Mrs. Top-Chef-Champ cooked up a winner with her take on a lemon tart.
  4. Foodievents
    Tickets Still Available For Tonight’s StarChef’s Gala at the KimmelIt’s the first time since 2004 that the industry publications has focused on Philadelphia, its chefs and restaurants.
  5. Accolades
    East Passyunk Ave. Teeming With James Beard Semi-Finalists; Vedge and Opa ScoreThe accolades just keep on coming.
  6. Accolades
    City’s Bars and Beers Make Up For the Fact That Our Sports Teams StinkIt’s not so bad, at least we’re not all living in Cleveland.
  7. Foodies With Benefits
    Alex’s Lemonade Honoring Team Vetri at Saturday’s Lemon BallLast year alone, Vetri and his team raised more than $1 million for the childhood cancer foundation.
  8. Accolades
    Vetri’s Adam Leonti Lands a Spot on Forbes ‘30 UnderLeonti often posts drool-woorthy photos to Twitter under the handle VetriCucina.
  9. Accolades
    Vedge’s Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby Recognized for ‘ProduceToo bad the editors had to put it all in the context of cheesesteaks.
  10. Accolades
    Sbraga and Little Fish Named on ‘Best’ Lists; Osteria andSbraga earns high marks for great food and reasonable prices.
  11. Accolades
    Morgan’s Pier Recognized For Its DesignIt’s great news, but we’re still sad that the riverfront hot-spot is closed until next spring.
  12. Accolades
    Vetri Culinary Juggernaut Rolls Into Bon Appetit; Nighttime Is theVetri, and one of his proteges gets named, and the Khyber owners are kings of late night.
  13. Video Feed
    Stateside’s George Sabatino Wins Brewery Ommegang’s HopChefThe Stateside chef won the brewery’s culinary competition.
  14. Truckin’
    Mark Coates Smoked the Competition at Saturday’s Vendy AwardsSmoke Truck’s traditional take on barbecue secured a win for Coates and his partner.
  15. Accolades
    Things Are Coming Up George Sabatino on East Passyunk Ave.A string of positive reviews, a “Best of Philly” award, and a visit from Anthony Bourdain propels the Stateside chef into the stratosphere.
  16. Cat Power
    Cat Cora Inducted Into ACF Hall of FameShe joins the likes of Thomas Keller and Charlie Trotter.
  17. Leftovers
    Storm the Bastille In Fairmount; Bassetts Is the Number One Place to Get IcePlus: Fish reels in Sunday brunch; and Johnny Brenda’s serves up saisons.
  18. Accolades
    Under New Ownership the Myth of Le Bec-Fin’s Michelin Star Rating Lives OnThe curious case of the dining institution’s supposed Michelin rating continues.
  19. Milestones
    America’s New ‘Oldest Italian Restaurant’ Is in South PhillyRalph’s once counted Theodore Roosevelt as a loyal devotee.
  20. Accolades
    James Beard Awards Be Damned: Philly Recognized For Best Beers, Burgers andNot too shabby for a bunch of cheesesteak slingers.
  21. Accolades
    Philly Nearly Shut Out in James Beard AwardsMany heavy hitters from Philly were shut out.
  22. Accolades
    Shane Confectionery and Termini Bros. Recognized For RestorationBoth businesses get props for extensive restoration efforts.
  23. Accolades
    Apparently, Speakeasies Are Still a ThingThere’s no shortage of love for Philly’s Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
  24. Lists
    Vetri’s Alla Spina Tops GQ’s List of ‘HottestNow the buzz is blowing up outside of the 215.
  25. Accolades
    Bauer Upgrades Benu to Four StarsUnsurprisingly, this upgrade only took a year.
  26. Accolades
    Garces Gets Props For Brunch; Frankford Hall Ranked Among ‘Best BeerThe duck fat, sourdough pizza at Garces Trading Co. was all Travel + Leisure needed, but they flipped for the hangar steak.
  27. Accolades
    PBJ Includes Ela’s Jason Cichonski In Its List of YoungThe young chef is expected to be a key player in the city’s economic sphere in 2012.
  28. Accolades
    Bucks County’s Concerto Fusion Scores Top Honors; Philly Bars MakeConcerto Fusion’s chef Man Wong bested thousands of other chefs.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Chickie’s & Pete’s Named ‘Best Sports Bar in NorthRounding up the region’s neighborhood news.
  30. Lists
    America’s ‘Manliest’ Restaurant Is In PittsburghThe restaurant’s sandwiches are certainly meaty and testosterone-appropriate.
  31. Accolades
    Benu’s Corey Lee Responds to the Journal’s Compliments, and“We’re still in our infancy,” says Lee, modestly.
  32. Accolades
    Noble Receives Posthumous Award For Its Rooftop GardenIt’s not easy being green.
  33. Accolades
    Yards Tom Kehoe Was Easily the Coolest Dude at the Philly Geek AwardsIt was surely a nerdy affair, but Yards’ brewmaster brought with him a sense of cool.
  34. Accolades
    NABJ Honors Inquirer Critic Craig LaBanThe Inky critic received honors for his two-part series about George Washington’s enslaved chef.
  35. Beer Me
    Percy Street Has Some Pretty Sweet CansThe South Street barbecue joint is said to have the country’s best selection of canned craft beer.
  36. The Other Magazines
    Siempre Mujer Is Totally Hot-Cha-Cha-Cha For Jose GarcesMaybe it has something to do with that whole Sausage King of Chicago thing?
  37. Lists
    Esquire Praises Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.; PETA DowngradesWhile the Franklin gets some props for grown-up drinks, Citizen’s Bank Park loses its top ranking.
  38. Accolades
    JBF Gets Solomonov’s Name Right and Inspires Him to Push the EnvelopeThe Zahav chef says he never expected to actually win the award.
  39. Beer Me
    Flying Fish’s Exit 4 Crowned Champion in Beer Madness 2011The complexity of flavors present in the “American Trippel” were no match for Lagunitas Maximus.
  40. Accolades
    Vegetarians and Carnivores Agree: There’s Lots of Good Stuff to Eat at CitizensThe Phillies home turf has food for practically every lifestyle.
  41. Celebrity Settings
    Bistrot La Minette’s Kenny Bush Killed It at Last Night’s QuestloveKenny Bush bested the competition in the cookoff, which was judged by Quetlove, Sasha Grey and some local critics.
  42. Accolades
    Barbuzzo’s Marcie Turney and Valarie Safran Get Recognition From the AIAThe Barbuzzo owners are being recognized for playing a lead role in the transformation of the Midtown Village neighborhood in recent years.
  43. Oeno-File
    Au Revoir, France: U.S. Now Leads the World in Overall Wine ConsumptionAnd it’s all thanks to younger Americans’ growing interest in wine culture.
  44. Lists
    McGlinchey’s Is Still Center City’s Diviest DiveThe dank, smoke-filled shot-and-a-beer hole ranks among the best dive bars.
  45. Accolades
    You Can Add ‘Hungriest’ to Philly’s Not-So-StellarFat ugly and toxic is no way to go through life.
  46. Accolades
    The Voice of ‘The People’ May Not Be What We Want to HearFor the newly democratized “Peoples Best New Chef” award, its not the nominees you have to worry about.
  47. Accolades
    NYT to Philly: Not Too Shabby For a Bunch of Cheesesteak SlingersThe travel piece highlights some of the city’s best dining spots but brings everything into the same context as cheesesteaks.
  48. Accolades
    Take That New York and San Francisco: America’s Best Chinese Is RightTurns out Philly’s mainline has something over New York and San Francisco’s Chinatowns.
  49. The Other Blogs
    P.Y.T. Beats Garces in Philebrity Awards; Drew Lazor Bests Marc VetriNext up on Iron Chef: Battle Burger.
  50. Booze You Can Use
    The Franklin’s Extra Credit Turns Learning Into Boozy FunYou can learn a thing or two from drinking cocktails.
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