Local Restaurant Named to Top-10 in State

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
Local Restaurant Named to Top-10 in State by Ben Speggen
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Cheers to Dan Kern, J.B. Innes, and the rest of the 1201 Kitchen crew for their recent recognition!

In case you missed it -- or don't follow or read Thrillist -- the contemporary Latin / Asian restaurant located at (you guessed it: 1201 State St.) got some major props today.

Marille Mondon, who writes mostly about food and drink for the Philadelphia version of the daily email newsletter geared around several major metropolitan cities (sorry, Erie-ites, The Gem City ain't one of them), posted: Pennsylvania's 10 best restaurants outside of Philadelphia.

In it, she had this to say about the only Erie-featured restaurant:

"Considered by some to be out-of-place for Erie, Pa., 1201 offers a dizzying array of Latin and Asian-inspired dishes, like fresh sushi as well as smoked brisket enchiladas, and even a dry-aged porterhouse."

So the next time you head out to downtown Erie, stop by and raise a glass (this downtown denizen drinker prefers their old fashioneds) and fork (this downtown denizen diner prefers their crispy sweet potato sushi) to the talented folks at 1201 Kitchen.

Ben Speggen is now hungry. He also thinks that 'out-of-place' should become the norm in Erie, at which 1201 would remain one of his favorite places to drink and dine, because he prefers their menu over fried mozzarella from a plastic bag kept in a freezer. If you're interested in chatting him up about 1201, food in general, or anything else, you can contact him at bSpeggen@ErieReader.com and follow him on Twitter @ERBenSpeggen.

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