As per tradition, Eater asked a group of restaurant journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. For our final installment, let’s look to the future.
The question: What are your headline predictions for 2019?
Alex Tewfik, food editor at Philadelphia magazine: Michael Schulson to Open a Stephen Starr Themed Restaurant.
Drew Lazor, Philadelphia-based freelance writer and author of Session Cocktails (Ten Speed Press, May 2018): Joe Beddia’s approaching pizzeria, I’m sure, will create plenty of headlines and actual lines.
Kae Lani Kennedy, food and travel editor for USA Today 10Best: I think food halls will continue to grow in popularity, people won’t mind spending up to $15 for a fancy sandwich, and the art of good fried chicken will pop up as a special on menus across the city.
Also, I can’t wait for Adam Diltz’s Elwood to open! The concept of modernizing the food that fed Philadelphia historically is exciting. Not only will we get a glimpse into the cultures that are part of Philadelphia’s history, but the menu will take us on a tour through surprising ingredients that are native to our local lands.