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22 Jul 2016

Philadelphia City Council members dish about locally owned food gems to DNC visitors

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July 22, 2016 Category: Food And Beverage Posted by:

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As part of Newsworks/Plated’s Dishing DNC – a guide to Philadelphia’s vibrant food scene – three Philadelphia City Council members shared their favorite locally owned eateries in a series of videos posted to social media. They’re encouraging all visitors to the city, not just DNC delegates, to seek out the tastes of Philly’s neighborhoods, even those slightly off the beaten path. Not only does this give visitors a broader taste of Philly, choosing small, locally owned restaurants who hire local residents and are part of their communities helps build a stronger city.

Now, on to the food…

Blondell Reynolds Brown

Blondell Reynolds Brown

Ms. Tootsies

Ms. Tootsies

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (At Large)

who serves as Council’s Majority Whip, recommends:

Ms. Tootsies Soul Food Cafe

1312 South St, Philadelphia, PA · (215) 985-9001


1405-07 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA (215) 735-7700

Derek Green

Derek Green


Chef Ken’s

Councilman Derek Green (At Large)

Like Councilwoman Reynolds Brown, freshman Councilman Derek Green is an At Large member of Council and serves the whole city. He grew up in the Mt. Airy section, however, and would love it if visitors to the city would take a trip up there to experience the flavors of his neighborhood. He recommends:

Chef Ken’s

7135 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA (215) 713-8899


7152 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, PA (215) 276-0170

McMenamin’s Tavern

7170 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA (215) 247-9920

Maria Quiñones-Sanchez

Maria Quiñones-Sanchez


Tierra Colombiana

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez represents the city’s vibrant and diverse 7th District and she hopes that visitors to the city will venture out of Center City to experience her neighborhood’s culture, people and food. She recommends:

Isla Verde

2725 N American St, Philadelphia, PA (215) 291-9475

Tierra Colombiana

4535 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA (215) 324-6086

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