I know the Los Angeles Board has been doing this for years now, so I wanted my fellow Philadelphians to have some fun with this ... credit goes to where credit is due: Mr Grub. I figured since I no longer live in Philadelphia I'll do it this time around but then someone could take it over if everyone was interested in doing this in future years.
(Taken from the LA Board with some changes)
This is to provide a resource for folks who ask the most common board questions:
1. Where in Philadelphia should discerning hounds from Other Places eat?
2. Whats your favorite restaurant for a special occasion?
Heres how it works. What are your TOP FIVE restaurant DINNER recommendations for food-driven visitors or discerning locals? For purposes of the ranking, food should account for at least 75% of your consideration; all else, no more than 25%. Philadelphia proper only please.
This is "forced choice" question. Please respond with ONLY 5 RESTAURANTS, by rank order, w #1 being your "best in show." Responses w/more than 5 restaurants listed will not be included in the final tally. Please base your choices on the restaurant as a whole, not on specific dishes. Your choices will be weighted in accordance with your ranking, so please do list in rank order.