Meal Ticket Goes to Print

Meal Ticket in print. Photo: Courtesy Citypaper

In what might be a first for Philly-based blogs, the Citypapers food-focused Meal Ticket is dropping a print edition this week. The move from pixels to paper will serve as a replacement for the alt-weeklys biannual dining insert, Dish. Dish has been going on for number of years and weve decided to switch it up a bit, Meal Ticket editor Drew Lazor told Grub Street. Since the Meal Ticket brand established, we figured it would be a no-brainer to switch it over to print.

The magazine will feature a bunch of different articles from Meal Ticket regulars, like Citypaper critic Adam Erace and gal-about-town Felicia D'Ambrosio. In addition to it being tucked between the pages of this weeks Citypaper, Meal Tickets print debut will also come as supplement in Thursdays next Friday's Philadelphia Business Journal.

Were partnering with them on this to reach a wider audience, Lazor said. Theyre audience is definitely different than the Citypaper and Meal Ticket.

Ahead of the new printed products release, Meal Ticket and PBJ are teaming up on Wednesday evening to present Meal Ticket to BizBites, a panel discussion with some of Phillys top restaurateurs followed by food and beverage tastings. The panel includes Lazor, PBJs Peter Van Allen, Suppers Mitch Prensky and Sampans Michael Schulson. Tickets to the event cost $35 and are available here.