Cheers to PA Restaurants

  • Cheers to PA Restaurants

     
    POSTED July 24, 2014
     

Photos courtesy of Po Le Cucina

I’m feeling a bit of Pennsylvania pride at the moment. It might be the well-deserved summer after that really long winter, or it might be the fun things I’ve done in PA the last few weeks, but I think it really has more to do with Pennsylvania earning top marks for its food by Open Table.

This online reservation service releases a list each year of “The 100 Top Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America” and guess what? Pennsylvania tied for third (with New Jersey) with the most restaurants. California took the number one spot, while New York rounded out second place. Neighborhood gems are those wonderful go-to spots whether you’re in the mood for your favorite dish or just want a place to hang out with family and friends. They’re like home, only better. So who made the list in PA? Check out below and if you haven’t already been, make a reservation now.

Po Le Cucina, Spring House, PA

Paris Bistro Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Laurel, Philadelphia

Little Nonna’s, Philadelphia

The Good King Tavern, Philadelphia

Bar Lucca, Conshocken 

Flavored Nation, a new live experience that highlights the most iconic food from each of all 50 states, will be hosted at St. Louis' Dome at America's Center from Oct. 27-29. GateHouse Media, along with Richard Gore, will work together to produce this event for food-lovers across the nation. After conducting extensive research to identify each state's most iconic food, 12,000 attendees will be able to taste the 50 dishes all at one event.

 

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1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as group director of food and beverage?

 

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco top floor lounge has undergone a transformation introducing new high rise windows with 360 panoramic views designed by Looney & Associates.

The renovation was inspired by the San Francisco Bay and city skyline with modern architecture being reflected throughout the lounge.