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South Philly Barbacoa Will Close This Month

We weren’t lying when we said South Philly Barbacoa had big plans for 2017. Cristina Martinez‘s weekend barbacoa restaurant will close its colorful East Passyunk storefront at 13th […]

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Center City Korean-Fusion Restaurant Transforms Into a Northeast Philly Favorite

Today, Bop, Brent Celek (yeah, that one) and Scott Keenan’s humdrum Korean fusion restaurant on Broad Street with a “three-umbrella problem“, is officially no more. And that’s okay. […]

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Hey, Chefs, Consider the Buddy System

It’s no secret that owning a restaurant is hard — anybody who’s made it in the business inevitably carries an air of deep exhaustion and […]

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Rooster Soup Company’s Chef Has Flown the Coop

After 12 years with CookNSolo, Erin O’Shea — opening chef at Percy Street BBQ and, more recently, Rooster Soup Company  —  has left Steve Cook and Mike Solomonov’s […]

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Philly Chefs Unite to Help a Queen Village Restaurant Worker Fight Cancer

Last month, Peter Serpico threw a one-night Korean pop-up inside his namesake South Street restaurant to help raise money for his friend Theresa Lazzari who worked nearby at Southwark and Ambra, rolling out pastas in […]

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Deep Fried and Overstuffed: Puyero Reviewed

When you’re staring down the barrel of a pabellón arepa stuffed full of braised beef, black beans, and plantains like caramel, nothing else matters. You’re […]

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Roman-Style Pizza Has Arrived in Rittenhouse

Rione — the pizza al taglio shop Foobooz told you all about back in the beginning of April — finally opened over Memorial Day weekend making 102 South […]

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WATCH: Stephen Starr Talks Restaurants With Charlie Rose

Stephen Starr, now (and finally) a James Beard Award recipient for Outstanding Restaurateur, appeared on Charlie Rose this week to talk about his illustrious career as a […]

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Nick Elmi Is Opening Another Chef-Driven Bar in Old City

After his first hit restaurant, Laurel, Top Chef winner Nick Elmi chose to get into the bar game. He opened a sneaky-good cocktail and wine bar right next door to […]

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Philly’s Toughest Restaurant Reservation Is Actually in Collingswood, N.J.

Everything that could be said about the Sicilian genius coming from behind the line at Zeppoli has already been said. In addition to winning three stars in 2011 […]

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Let’s Be Honest: Soft-Shell Crabs Are Better as Sandwiches

There are only two reasons why we get so giddy when soft-shell season comes around, two reasons why we like eating them at all: Eating soft-shell crabs […]

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With Gravy Joint, the Virtual Restaurant Trend Officially Arrives in Philly

Last year, Ryan and Gabrielle Rubino opened BarOne across the street from their family’s restaurant — and the oldest Italian restaurants in the country — Ralph’s. As it […]

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Being a Good-Looking Bartender Finally, Really Pays Off

Vincent Stipo wears — or can wear — many different hats. Currently, he’s MSC Retail’s Real Estate and Hospitality Consultant, meaning he’s the guy they […]

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A World-Class Pastry Chef Is Opening a Cafe in Kensington This Fall

Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc is new to Philly. She’s originally from Chicago, and there, she was sort of a big deal in the restaurant community, making pastries, desserts and […]

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A Bar Called Churchkey Will Replace The Yachtsman in Fishtown

With so much commotion surrounding Fishtown’s 1444 Frankford Avenue address, the landlord just wants his new tenant to give him peace of mind. He wants to keep […]