East Passyunk cleans up in ‘Hot List’

There are entirely too many “Best of” lists out there, but it’s still nice to get recognition wherever you can get it.

Eight South Philly businesses were named best something or other in the PHL17 online voting contest. Though PHL’s award might not be the first thing people think of when you say “Best of Philly,” at least it’s more democratic than Philadelphia magazine. That fine publication more or less relies on the memories of its minuscule staff, who are expected to know everything about every aspect of service in a region of 6 million people, but we digress.

Honors went to the Cantina, Metro Men’s clothing, Ralph’s, Sabrina’s, Circles Thai, the South Philly Bar and Grill (twice), Doggie Style, Dibruno’s and RIM cafe (also twice). Several neighborhood businesses were finalists. Congratulations, folks.

Check out the full list of winners here.