It seems natural that a city sandwiched between two rivers would become one of the hottest food destinations in America. Philadelphia, perhaps best known for its famous sandwichthe Philly cheesesteakis finally getting recognized for its restaurant scene, which is making best of lists and bringing home national awards. But with so many great choices, it can be hard for you to choose where to eat. If youre hungry for a good meal and a delicious story, Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia is here to serve you. Its not a restaurant guide; instead, this book introduces you to the citys most fascinating restaurants and chefs. Discover how two chocolatiers got engaged; learn about dinners interrupted by a bungled mob hits; restaurants that survived an earthquake, a fire, and even Prohibition; a secret restaurant that began in a backyard tent; a water ice stand that started in a garage; and a vodka distiller who bottled spirits in his parents basement. The book includes the inside scoop on more than 90 of Philadelphias upscale restaurants, BYOBs, ethnic restaurants, and fast casuals, as well as bars, bakeries and breweries - any place with a moving story and good food or drink. For sweet & spicy stories plus tips on how to get reservations at Philadelphias trendiest restaurants and get into secret speakeasies, find the most sinful desserts, see senior citizens dining with college seniors, taste grilled goat, spot celebrities and order vegan cuisine thats kosher, too, let Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia be your dining companion.