It was a big night for Philadelphia’s food scene, as Zahav, which is said to have "rewrote the script for Israeli food in the United States when it opened in the Society Hill Towers in 2008", was named the best restaurant in America on Monday by the James Beard Foundation. It’s a first for Philadelphia’s restaurant scene, and it was Zahav’s first nomination for the award, since restaurants must be open 10 or more years to get one. The restaurant had previously won Outstanding Chef in 2017 and was nominated for Outstanding Service in 2017 and 2018.
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