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Three Decades of Dining in Philadelphia: A Panel Discussion hosted by The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent


Michael KleinA food-lover’s dream come true

Foodies, get your forks ready. The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is hosting an event that you don’t want to miss. 

On Thursday, May 20, “Three Decades of Dining: the 80s, 90s and 00s”, a panel discussion exploring dining in Philly over the last three decades, will take place at the Reading Terminal Market from 6-7pm.   

Moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Klein and jam-packed with Philadelphia’s top restaurateurs, this event is sure to prove what Philadelphians have known all along–our dining scene is off the hook!

Philadelphia has recently become a hot spot for star chefs, celeb restaurateurs and new restaurant openings, making it a top destination for food-lovers everywhere. People come far and wide to experience Philly’s “restaurant renaissance” for themselves.

Klein, who writes the column, “Table Talk,” in the Philadelphia Inquirer, will lead the panel of the following accomplished Philadelphians: Jack McDavid of Jack’s Firehouse, Ellen Yin of Fork Restaurant & Bar and Fork, Steven Cook of Xochitl, Zahav, Percy Street BBQ and formerly, Marigold Kitchen.

Ellen YinFrench cuisine, American bistros, quaint cafes, barbeque joints—if you want food talk, you’ll be at the right place. The discussion panel will be sure to satisfy all of you eager food aficionados out there.

“Three Decades of Dining” is just one of the many events planned by the Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent while its main Museum Building is under renovation, set to reopen in 2011. Located at 15th South 7th Street, the museum has been collecting and interpreting the stories of Philadelphia’s 300-year history for the past 70 years.

The panel will be held at the Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch streets). Call 215-685-4825 for advance tickets at $5 a pop.


Jacalyn Clay is a recent Temple U. grad hoping to make a difference in the professional media world. Her favorite restaurant is Sabrina’s Café at 18th and Callowhill streets. You need to try the sweet potato fries, seriously. Contact her at jacalynclay@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @jacalynclay.


PHOTOS: (Top right) Michael Klein; (Bottom left) Ellen Yin. Photos courtesy of The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.



The Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch streets)


From 6-7pm on Thursday, May 20, 2010.