Eater’s Best in Philly 2023: New Restaurant, Bar, Dish
As the year draws to a close, various “best of” lists are surfacing, showcasing the cream of the crop across different domains. Eater, a digital media brand dedicated to the world of food and dining, recently unveiled its yearly compilation celebrating excellence nationwide. Several spots in Philly earned a spot on the list, spanning categories from restaurants and bars to chefs and bartenders.
Best New Restaurant: My Loup
One standout featured in Eater’s awards is My Loup, which claims the title of Philly’s best new restaurant of the year. Located at 2005 Walnut St., this establishment was highlighted by the website for its ambitious entrees. On their menu, one will find a raw food bar, beef tongue on focaccia, crispy soft-shell crab, and other items.
Best New Bar: Vinyl
Another noteworthy addition to the Philly scene is Vinyl, a newcomer that opened its doors at 215 S 15th St. Eater points out that Vinyl offers more than just a selection of creative cocktails, like the “Let the Devil In” with Grey Goose Vodka, tangerine, za’atar lime, and ginger beer, or the “I Knew You Were Trouble” featuring Tiki Lovers rum, Ancho Reyes chili, pineapple cinnamon, lime, and mint. The venue also hosts an inclusive live music scene, having welcomed performances from artists such as John Legend, Kingsley, and American Salvage.
Jim’s West Cheesesteak: Best New Dish
Following a change in ownership, the original Jim’s Steaks in West Philly was rebranded as Jim’s West under new co-owner Cortez Johnson, as reported by Eater. Despite initial controversy, subsequent legal resolutions paved the way for a culinary rejuvenation of the beloved cheesesteak. Eater notes that the Jim’s West cheesesteak is hailed as the epitome of Philly’s flavor, featuring seasoned chopped ribeye, fried onions, and peppers sandwiched in the iconic Amoroso’s roll, with a choice of wiz cheese or sharp provolone.
Check out Eater’s detailed analysis of their selections here.