The Philly food scene is bigger than ever. Whether you’re a true aficionado or you just plain love to eat, it’s nice to know what’s going on when it comes to our city’s grub. Twitter makes it easy by giving you all you want to know — right at your fingertips, in under 140 characters. Stay up to date on the latest restaurant news, menu changes, the new hot spots and more by following these Twitter accounts.
If you ever read restaurant reviews, chances are good that you’ve read a review written by Craig LaBan. As the restaurant and drink critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1998, Craig LaBan estimates that he eats about 500 Philadelphia restaurant meals each year. So he obviously knows his stuff. Get his “bell” reviews in under 140 characters by following his Twitter feed. He also hosts Philly Food Chat live every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
What’s the Philly food scene without some drinks? As the Twitter account for the website DrinkPhilly.com, @DrinkPhilly puts the best drink news right at your fingertips. Find out who’s serving what, where to go for happy hour and more.
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As the Twitter account for Eater Philly: The Philly Restaurant, Bar and Nightlife Blog, @EaterPhilly provides useful and entertaining information relating to said topics. Eater launched in New York in 2005 as a source for foodies in the country’s best food cities. Philadelphia was the 17th city to join Eater in 2012. Find out more at philly.eater.com.
Foobooz Philadelphia is a division of Philadelphia Magazine (@PhillyMag) and is considered Philadelphia’s Food & Drink Authority. The Twitter account is run by Foobooz’s founder Arthur Etchells and includes info about restaurant openings and closings, the latest food news, local food events, restaurant reviews and more.
The self-named FoodChasers are just regular people with a passion for food. They share their favorite photos and reviews from spots across the country but with a main focus on the Philadelphia area. The FoodChasers only share food that they have made themselves or have eaten and enjoyed, so you know the positive feedback is genuine. If you want to see more, visit foodchasers.com (where you can also check out their favorites broken down by food category) and follow on Instagram @foodchasers.
Joy Manning is the editor of Edible Philly, a magazine and website dedicated to the food culture in Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware and Lehigh Valley region. Her past experiences include restaurant critic, nutrition editor, recipe developer and author. Basically, she knows her stuff. Follow along to read about what she’s eating, cooking and loving in Philadelphia.
Get inside the mind of a Top Chef. Or at least read his tweets. Nicholas Elmi was the Season 11 winner of Bravo’s hit show “Top Chef,” and he’s also the owner/executive chef of South Philly’s Laurel Restaurant BYOB. In addition to getting a peek at what happens behind the scenes and just general entertainment from Chef Elmi, you’ll also be among the first to know about any reservation openings. Considering that tables are currently in such high demand that you need to make reservations a few months in advance, this alone is worth a spot on your Twitter feed.
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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer husband would love to open.
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