It might be safe to say that Social Season has officially begun! Last night, Philadelphia Magazine (along with their title sponsor, Mercedes-Benz) took over Dilworth Park in Center City Philadelphia to celebrate the magazine’s annual unveiling of the Best of Philly winners. Each year, the magazine lines up the who’s who in the Philadelphia area and opens voting to the public; after a few weeks of voting, the winners are notified …and then we party it up.
This was my first year actually attending the event and I have to say, all of my expectations were surpassed – ten fold. In all honesty, Philadelphia has a very limited number of premier events and with an untrained eye, it can be an exhausting hit-or-miss process of narrowing down the best ones. That said, there are certainly key planners that one knows to look out for and Philadelphia Magazine is certainly one of them. (Check out their events page here and don’t miss the next one.)
Some of my all-time favorite restaurants made the list: Mercato, Slice, and even Shake Shack. (God, I love Shake Shack!) I was actually shocked to see that Big Gay Ice Cream – a New York staple – made the list, because they only opened their Philadelphia location few months ago. (Still, it is the best.)