phillymag.com: 50 BEST RESTAURANTS IN PHILADELPHIA – January 2015
In a city where the eating is as good as it is in Philly, naming 50 great restaurants is a cinch. Naming the 50 best, and doing it in order? That’s tougher, but it’s what we’ve done here. You may not agree with all of our picks. Hell, you might not agree with any of our picks. But this is our list, and we’re sticking to it. So without any further ado, here they are: the 50 best restaurants in Philadelphia. Bon appetit.
Philly.eater.com: The 38 Essential Philadelphia Restaurants – January 2015
Today we update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we’ll add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have recently stepped up their game, or have newly become eligible.
www.philly.com: Have our little BYOBs grown up? – March 2013
Intriguing new ones, to be sure, are still trickling in. But the phenomenon that in many ways defined the Philadelphia restaurant boom for the last decade – and a story line of small, chef-driven dining rooms – has matured to the point where some of our best are growing beyond the start-up ambitions of their initial bare-bones boxes.
www.phillymag.com: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia – December 2012
Fond comes to the scene with a three-pronged attack of excellence. First, you’re greeted by former Lacroix front-of-the-house guru Tory Keomanivong, who takes care of diners as well as anyone in Philadelphia. Second, chef Lee Styer and his crew handle the food with ever-improving skill and grace. Finally, don’t even think about skipping dessert, because Styer’s wife, pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki, helps each dinner end on a high note.
Good News: With Fond’s new location comes a fully-stocked bar—though you’re still allowed to BYO on weekdays.
Don’t Miss: Styer’s risotto is second to none. And the lobster, hazelnuts and truffles added to it don’t hurt…
Philly.eater.com: Philly Is Fond of GM Tory Keomanivong – Dec. 13, 2012
Tory Keomanivong is the GM and partner at Fond, one of the best restaurants in the city. Keomanivong has been colleagues and friends with chef Lee Styer for years before they opened their little-BYOB-that-could on East Passyunk Avenue…
Philly.com: The relocated Fond gears up to open – Dec. 4, 2012
Fond owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki and Tory Keomanivong are in the final stages of moving their BYOB nearby into a now-liquor-licensed corner of 11th and Tasker Streets, across from the Singing Fountain and steps off East Passyunk Avenue…