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The July Hit List: Royal Sushi Omakase, Elma,, and More


In case you missed the big news: Philadelphia came home with multiple James Beard Awards wins last month, and we’re not done celebrating yet.

So for July, we’re sending you to the city’s best nationally-recognized spots. Say hi to three-time James Beard Awards finalist chef Jesse Ito at Royal Sushi Omakase, congratulate Ellen Yin, this year’s Beard Awards winner for Outstanding Restaurateur at, and partake in Bastille Day festivities at The Good King Tavern. Elsewhere this month, we’re especially big fans of being transported around the world via Middle Eastern comfort food at Kanella and Laser Wolf.

Let this Resy Hit List guide you through summer in our fair city, as we exult in our culinary good fortune.