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Irene Levy Baker



Irene Levy Baker, is author of Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia and 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die. She has spent more than 25 years eating her way through Philadelphia’s restaurants. After working at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, she opened Spotlight Public Relations, a public relations firm specializing in restaurants and hospitality. What she has learned working one-on-one with chefs, restaurant owners, food writers, and diners will satisfy your appetite for a good meal and a great story.

From Back Cover of Book:

If you’re hungry for a good meal and a delicious story, this book is here to serve you. It introduces you to the most fascinating restaurants and chefs in Philadelphia. Discover how two chocolatiers got engaged; dinners interrupted by bungled mob hits; restaurants that survived an earthquake, a fire, and even Prohibition; a secret restaurant that began in a backyard tent; and a distillery that started in a basement. 


The book includes the sweet and spicy stories behind more than 90 bistros, bars, bakeries, and breweries - restaurants with moving stories and good food and drink. Learn how to get reservations at trendy restaurants and into secret speakeasies. Find the most sinful desserts, where senior citizens dine with college seniors, where to taste goat, and spot celebrities too.


Philadelphia, perhaps best known for its famous cheesesteaks, is finally getting recognized for its restaurant scene. It seems natural that a city sandwiched between two rivers would become one of the hottest food cities in America. With so many great restaurants, this book will help you to be well read and well fed.

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