February 24, 2015
Recognition continues for Philadelphia's restaurant scene, as two local spots have made GQ's "25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015" list.
Coming in at No. 8 is Nicholas Elmi's Laurel, the modern French-influenced American BYOB on East Passyunk Avenue.
"Stylishness has come to East Passyunk Avenue, once ground zero for cheesesteaks, now fast emerging as Philly's premier dining locale," GQ writes.
Marc Vetri’s Lo Spiedo, located at the Navy Yard, also made the list at No. 24.
"Here you'll find glorified Americanized Italian food, including a gutsy celery-root milanese sandwich," writes GQ. "If vegetarians gave out medals, it deserves the Navy Cross."
Elmi is also a semifinalist in the "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic" category for the James Beard Foundation's 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Vetri is a semifinalist in the "Outstanding Chef" category.
See the full list from GQ.