Best of the Best

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The best of everything the Philadelphia suburbs have to offer

by Bill Donahue and Jocelyn Murray

People who were born in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs stay here for a reason—or, better put, a lot of reasons, and in the following pages we outline as many as possible: namely, the top local restaurants and can't-miss eateries; the best places to calm your mind and soothe your spirit; the most exquisite shops and salons at which to help you look and feel your best, etc. For some, the area is quite literally (and understandably) the center of the universe.

Thanks for the 2011 Best of the Best list are due largely to you, dear reader, for voting for your favorites on our website, We also chose some of our top picks, based on weeks of "painstaking" field research of the finest places locally (meaning in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, as well as a handful in Philadelphia and across the river in New Jersey) to eat, shop, play and relax.

We certainly didn't mind doing the "legwork" to identify these local landmarks and standout shops ... and we expect you won't either. Enjoy.

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