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James Beard Awards 2023: Philadelphia food scene wins in big way

Philadelphia wins big at James Beard Awards
Philadelphia wins big at James Beard Awards 01:57

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia's food scene is receiving national recognition. Several of the city's top chefs and restaurants were recognized in a big way at the prestigious James Beard Awards.

Friday Saturday Sunday in Rittenhouse was named Outstanding Restaurant in the U.S. at Monday night's awards ceremony.

Ellen Yin of High Street Hospitality was awarded the Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year.

"To Philadelphia, you made me belong. Your ongoing commitment fostered a world-class restaurant scene that represents our diversity, ethnicity, history and resiliency," Yin said during the ceremony. "I could not be more proud to accompany such a talented group of Philadelphians to represent our city."

High Street Hospitality operates the Philadelphia restaurants  Fork, High Street Philly, and, High Street Hoagies and the takeout-and-delivery-only Wonton Project that helps fund groups fighting discrimination against Asian Americans.

James Beard's Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic went to Chutatip "Nok" Suntaranon of Kalaya, a Thai restaurant in Fishtown.

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