Food writer Brian Freedman followed the owner of Circles on a culinary tour of Thailand—and saw what happened when he returned.
Across an array of different culinary styles, the city's greatest food-crafters share one common theme: It's all about the ingredients.
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Here’s what we love about food in Philadelphia: everything. No, seriously. From the street vendor’s commonest cheesesteak to the most subtly spiced French-Asian hybrid delicacy, it’s all good. But some of it? Some of it is awesome. So here are 50 suggestions for dishes, ranging from sophisticated to speedy, that you’ve just got to try—whether you’re in town for the day or here for keeps.
This is a giant, roasty, chocolate-heavy imperial stout of epic proportions. A whopping 10 percent ABV put it in the heavyweight class. A blistering 98 IBUs makes it as bitter as the most aggressive of IPAs.
Black bass with cockles embodied the season perfectly: Each delicate bite of fish, dragged through the zucchini-basil purée, was like a transmogrification of the farmers market onto the plate.
Rough-mashed with the perfect amount of lime (i.e.: mucho), onions, tomatoes and cilantro, it’s a study in the seemingly disproportionate joys of simplicity and balance.
Octopus, borne upon a pedestal of congee, arrives cocooned in char from the grill after a leisurely poaching in a bath of olive, lemon, sambal and more.