Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia

Unique Eats

Author Irene Levy Baker will discuss her book, Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. The book tells the sweet and savory stories behind 90 Philadelphia restaurants. Irene will share some of those stories - from how two chocolatiers got engaged to a restaurant that threw a birthday party for a beloved 90-year-old customer; and from restaurants that have survived through four generations and through earthquakes, fires, and even Prohibition to restaurants that started in a backyard tent, a damp basement, and a detached garage. Plus she’ll reveal how to get reservations at Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants, where to find the city’s secret speakeasies and most sinful desserts, where senior citizens dine with seniors in college, how to taste grilled goat, spot celebrities, sample vegan cuisine, and more.

The book is included with your ticket. Irene is happy to personalize it for you and answer questions. 



Date: Sunday, December 8

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Location: 112 Woodland

Fee: $30 (includes Irene's book); $10 for an additional guest

Meet Irene Levy Baker

Irene Levy Baker


Irene Levy Baker, who also wrote 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die, has spent more than 25 years eating her way through Philadelphia’s iconic eateries, BYOBs, and mom and pop shops and attending the newest, hottest restaurant openings. As owner of Spotlight Public Relations, she has spent nearly two decades working one-on-one with chefs, restaurant owners, food writers, and diners and what she discovered will satisfy your appetite for a good meal and a great story.