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Best New Burgers; Philly's 2014 James Beard Semifinalists

Seems like almost everyone agrees that the bar at Avance is a must-hit burger destination.
Seems like almost everyone agrees that the bar at Avance is a must-hit burger destination.
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CITYWIDE — We polled our readers on the best burgers they've eaten over the past year or so, and came up with this convenient map of the nine new burgers you need to try right now.

NORTHERN LIBERTIES — The new bar and music venue replacing Liberties opens tonight, promising 80+ whiskeys, burlesque brunches, and... CuCuCumberKiwiBasiltiños.

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to culinary awards, there aren't many names bigger than James Beard. This week, the JBFA announced the semifinalists for their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards, with an exceptionally strong list of local contenders.

LISTICLESGQ critic Alan Richman is no stranger to controversy, so it's unsurprising that he inserts some questionable opinions into his list of 2014's 25 Best New Restaurants in America. See who's repping Philly on the list.

· Eater Philly [philly.eater]