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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 […]

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Is Bankruptcy Filing the End of Tommy Up’s Tiki Bar?

The Tommy Up/Yachtsman saga continues: On Friday morning, S&L Real Estate’s Lance Bachmann — Up’s landlord at 1444 Frankford Avenue — reached out to Foobooz to notify us […]

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How You Should Actually Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Philly

Like many holidays born outside of our country, Cinco de Mayo’s “thing” got lost in translation once it crossed the border. Somehow, what started as […]

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Fishtown Tiki Bar The Yachtsman Temporarily Closed

The Yachtsman, Tommy Up’s tiki bar (one of two in the entire city — the other being Jason Evanchick’s Tiki) — suddenly closed a few days […]

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Dae Bak Is the Korean Restaurant Chinatown Needs Right Now

Chinatown Square opened on Race Street with an ambitious collection of food vendors, some of which gave city diners easier access to things like Cambodian grilled meats […]

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Eat Korean Food at Serpico and Help a Philly Restaurant Worker Fight Cancer

As tragic as it is to be diagnosed with cancer, it’s good to know you have an entire industry in your corner ready to support you in any […]

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It Was Philly’s Year at the 2017 James Beard Awards

It was all fun and games when the James Beard Foundation announced Philadelphia’s semifinalists back in February. In previous years, only our industry’s biggest names […]

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King of Prussia Mall’s Taco Truck Closed So Quickly

Back in mid-January, The Taco Truck opened its first Pennsylvania brick-and-mortar at the King of Prussia Mall, in its fancy, new Savor food hall. And now, just […]

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Fyre Festival’s Food Fiasco Is Not Stephen Starr’s Fault

At this point, you’re probably well aware of the Fyre Festival disaster unfolding in the Bahamas. The short and sweet of it: rapper Ja Rule and […]

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After Two Decades, Anastasi Seafood Finds a New Home in the Italian Market

Anastasi Seafood is a Philadelphia tradition, an Italian Market institution famous for its friendly service and quality seafood market, plus its lovely restaurant and bar with fun happy […]

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Eating Crickets, River Snails and Fertilized Eggs in West Philly

Back in 2002, before it strutted the Vientiane name, the Phanthavong family’s Laotian operation out of West Philly functioned more like an outdoor speakeasy than a cafe. It was […]

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Rooster Soup Company Makes Some Tweaks

Center City’s darling new give-back diner, Rooster Soup Company, caught some national attention last week after GQ named it one of the ten best new restaurants […]

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What’s New, Stephen Starr?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard Stephen Starr’s name being whispered in Philly. He’s got the number one restaurant in all of New York […]

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Former Birra Chef and Hell’s Kitchen Contestant Paul Giganti Dies at 36

Yesterday morning, 36-year-old Paul Giganti, executive chef at East Passyunk’s pizza and craft beer bar Birra, was found dead in his home.

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Wahlburgers Makes a Banh Mi Burger, Gets It All Wrong

Wahlburgers — Paul, Marky Mark, and Donnie Wahlberg’s burger chain out of Boston — plopped its first Philadelphia outpost onto the northern tip of Schmidt’s Commons (formerly called […]