Page 52 - The Hunt - Fall 2019
P. 52

                 West Chester is far enough outside the culinary orbits of Philadelphia and Wilmington to generate its own distinctive foodie vibes.
Whereas inquiries like “Have you eaten at X’s new place?” seem to dominate the dining conversation in larger burgs, West Chester is far enough outside the culinary orbits of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., to generate its own distinctive foodie vibe. And it seldom has to worry about any sort of buzz regarding which chef is being recycled where.
So there was genuine excitement when word spread that a hotshot young couple with Pennsylvania roots had moved from Arizona and was in the process of outfitting a new restaurant in what had been a bakery, a salad bar, then a clothing store. “People still come in and tell us what they remember about the place,” says van Schaijik.
 50 THE HUNT MAGAZINE
fall 2019
Word of mouth was huge in the weeks after Andiario opened in March 2018.
It soon reached the ears of Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan, who loved the restaurant. His opinion is respected widely enough around the region that walking into Andiario off the street without a reservation—except maybe midweek— has become problematic.
LaBan’s review proclaimed Andiario “one of the suburbs’ best new restaurants and the borough’s most sophisticated since the closure of Gilmore’s.”



























































































   50   51   52   53   54