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Product Details

  • Series: Food Lovers' Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762779454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762779451
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Savor the Flavors of Philadelphia
 
Beneath the rough and imposing exterior of city life in Philadelphia lies a culturally rich and diverse environment that showcases a wide selection of extraordinary cuisine. Chefs from all over the world have been creating new and brilliant outlets of eating throughout Philly that have allowed this city to flourish. In Food Lovers’ Guide to Philadelphia, seasoned food writer Iris McCarthy shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate these culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.
 
With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city’s iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to Philadelphia is the ultimate resource for food
lovers to use and savor.
 
Inside You'll Find:
 
Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries
Specialty food stores and markets
The city’s best cafes, taverns, and wine bars
Farmers’ markets and farm stands
Food festivals and culinary events
Recipes from top Philadelphia chefs
Cooking classes and wine courses
Local food lore and kitchen wisdom
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About the Author

Iris McCarthy is a food writer and blogger in the Greater Philadelphia region who has long held a passion for writing and food culture.  Having spent almost a decade in corporate America, she left to pursue her writing career full-time and hasn't looked back since.  Currently, Iris pens articles for the popular regional publications that focus on telling the stories of the movers and shakers behind the region's lively culinary scene.  In addition, she also contributes to a host of culinary blogs and catalogs. 
Iris lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, but spends much of her time eating, working and playing in the city.  When she's not attending local food events, scoping out new ice cream spots to satiate her sweet tooth, or covering the Philly food scene, Iris can be found checking out the latest community theaters and museums.
Follow Iris as she dines around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs on her popular food blog The Palate Princess at thepalateprincess.com and via Twitter @PalatePrincess.

More About the Author

Iris McCarthy is a food writer and blogger in the Greater Philadelphia region who has long held a passion for writing and food culture. Having spent nearly a decade in corporate America, she left to pursue her writing career full-time and hasn't looked back since. Currently, Iris pens articles for the food columns of several local upscale lifestyle publications focused on telling the stories of the movers and shakers behind the region's lively culinary scene. In addition, she also contributes to a host of magazines, catalogs and blogs.


Iris lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, but spends much of her time eating, working and playing in the city. When she's not attending local food events, scoping out new ice cream spots to satiate her sweet tooth, or covering the Philly food scene, Iris can be found checking out the latest community theaters and museums.


Follow Iris as she dines around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs on her popular food blog The Palate Princess at www.thepalateprincess.com and via Twitter @PalatePrincess.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amber on September 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is one fantastic guide to the yummy treasures tucked and not so tucked away in Philadelphia! Iris McCarthy's unpretentious delivery makes this an easy and fun read. The breakdown of the areas where the various restaurants are located while also listing them by the type and style, offers foodies simplicity in seeking out a new favorite (or several). This guide is no regular boring list of restaurants and what they serve; rather it provides historical background info in the city, where to find locations for culinary classes and food tours as well as where to find food festivals and events by season! My personal favorite element is a hilarious listing of How to "Speak Philly" - as a former Delawarean, I already know how to speak this one-of-a-kind language and reading this small portion brought back some great memories. There are many guides out there but this one made me want to read it all, not just skim and tuck it away someplace. McCarthy's wit and whimsy are contagious as she is able to present a wealth of information about the culinary offerings of Philadelphia, from all price ranges and all styles of restaurants (including kid friendly!), while making one giggle or at the very least crack many smiles along the way.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawn E. Bischoff on September 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Food is fun, fabulous, and fascinating. This book is just the perfect source for finding exactly what one is craving at any time during the day or night. I lean more towards fresh and organic ingredients for my regular diet and then fun and fabulous for a girls night out! No matter what you are looking for you have it all at your finger tips with the Food Lovers' Guide to Philadelphia. Each review is thorough and gives exactly the right amount of information needed to plan a fabulous meal out! In addition to the food choices served at each establishment, I love that the guide gives you information on the atmosphere as well as cost and location. When planning a special event, a family night out, a date night or a girl's night out- this book truly gives you all the right information to plan the perfect outing. I have already visited one of the restaurants that I read about in the book and it was spot on! It was an extra treat to read about culinary class and food tours of Philadelphia as well! Thank you for providing a quick, easy to read, thorough and fun guide to all of the great food Philadelphia has to offer. I love the book!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bbbhand on September 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you are a Philly Foodie or just want to act like one this guide is for you. Iris McCarthy does a delightful job of narrowing down Philadelphia' s Best Restaurants, Markets, Foodie Fave Spots, Landmarks and Post Midnight Munching spots- for those city-ites who still have their dancing shoes on. Make sure NOT to overlook her take on Iconic Treats and "How to speak Philly" a great guide for any out of towner or local suburbanite who claims to be "from Philly" but has never learned the art of ordering "whiz-wit".
Iris' reviews were not only informative but wonderfully entertaining. We Philadelphian's are spoiled with good eateries and she does a fantastic job of breaking it down for you and where you should spend your money on food no matter your budget.
An even better feature of this book is its portability its small enough to keep in your glove box or tuck in your handbag. I will keep mine in my glove box because no matter what side of Philly you end up on you will not want to be without this guide.
** It will make a great gift for those new students who have just transplanted into the city as well- wrap this gem with a red bow and a visa gift card and your student will spend wisely.
Thanks for a great addition to my library and a guide that will surely be used!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Rozier on September 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Food Lovers' Guide To Philadelphia is a bible not just for foodies, but for the casual frequenter of gastropubs as well. The book is ingeniously divided into four sections comprising Philadelphia's main geographic sections. That way you are free to visit any eatery based on your location in addition to what you have a taste for. If you are familiar with the city, but cannot recall the name of a specific restaurant, then look no further than the appendix where you will find each gastronomic establishment listed alphabetically along with the neighborhood.

From post midnight munching, to the kind of spots that conduct culinary classes and food tours, The Food Lover's Guide To Philadelphia is a tried and true reference for the gastronome at heart.
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