Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav. They have great pastries, Jerusalem bagels, kubaneh toasts, and a full bar.
The top 10 pizza spots in Philly, according to us.
Lorenzo & Sons is a counter-service pizza spot with enormous slices on South Street that’s open late.
Angelo’s is a counter-service pizza shop in Bella Vista with an excellent Detroit-style “Upside Down Jawn” pizza.
Pizza Shackamaxon is a slice shop on Girard with big, floppy pizzas and excellent tomato pie.
Enjay’s is a pizza place inside of a bar in West Philly that makes wood-fired pies with charred, bubbly crusts.
Santucci’s has been around since the ’50s making thin square pies with the perfect amount of sweet tomato sauce.
Rione serves Roman-style square pizza by the slice, and it’s the best of its kind in Philly.
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food in the city.
The spots with the best bar food to go with your $2 beer.
The Pub On Passyunk East (POPE) is a divey bar on East Passyunk with great bar food.