Saturday, February 28, 2015

Restaurant notes: James feels left out

The South Philly restaurant didn't make Philly Mag's top-50 list. It's fighting back.

Restaurant notes: James feels left out

James -- Jim and Kristina Burke's restaurant on South Eighth Street in South Philly -- was not included on Philadelphia Magazine's list of the city's top 50 restaurants in the January issue.

So it's issued a challenge on its Facebook page:

"Philadelphia Magazine's current top 50 restaurant issue excludes JAMES. If you find this exclusion offensive - as we certainly do - come in and drop off an issue for us to recycle BACK to Philly Mag and enjoy a complimentary beer. Special starts tonight [Jan. 8] and runs through January 23rd."

The mag ranked it #3 in 2009 and #6 in 2008.

Kristina Burke told me that she'll leave the issues at the mag's offices, "although the thought of using them as kindling in our fireplace did cross my mind."


Michael Klein
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