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The Revisit: Serpico

There’s only so much a clean bathroom can tell you about a restaurant, but every now and then they speak volumes. To face the poster […]

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Restaurant Review: Kensington Quarters

You walk by Bryan Mayer’s butcher case at Kensington Quarters, and you develop certain expectations about what awaits you in the dining room. These deepen […]

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The Revisit: Il Pittore

For all of Philadelphia’s culinary diversity — and from Bustleton Avenue’s new Moldovan spot to Indonesian fare in Point Breeze, we at Foobooz are big […]

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Restaurant Review: Aldine

Everyone knows that opening a restaurant is the surest path to an empty checking account, but George and Jennifer Sabatino know better. For truly shredding […]

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Restaurant Review: Brigantessa

We expect a lot from restaurants these days. If they don’t transform liquids into powders or barrel-steep cocktails with homemade bitters, they’d better serve chickens […]

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Shopping For Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 5

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it now: the Super Grain of the Future. Because […]

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Shopping For Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 4

We do everything we can at Foobooz HQ to keep local eaters up to speed on everything that’s going on in the Philly food scene. […]

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Shopping For Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3

Okay, your beloved gourmet is now fitted out to whip up paella with a precision-weighed quantity of saffron and clean up afterward with minimal fuss. […]

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Shopping For Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2

Does the foodie on your gift list bake? Is she vexed by that one awesome but maddening cookbook that specifies some ingredients in ounces and […]

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Shopping for Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year, again. The gourmets in your life may already have everything, but they belong to a tribe that forever wants […]

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Restaurant Review: Abe Fisher and Dizengoff

On the first evening of Rosh Hashanah this year, BuzzFeed posted a video called “The Jewish Food Taste Test.” In it, Gentiles sample iconic Ashkenazi […]

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We Don’t Need No (Paid) Reservations

We are interrupting daily programming with a brief public service announcement. An app called ReservationHop promises to be “Coming Soon” to our city. Philadelphians must […]

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Restaurant Review: Bank & Bourbon

  Pity the Philadelphia hotel restaurant. City dwellers will flock to food trucks, night markets, pop-up gardens and pizzerias with no seats, but just try […]

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Restaurant Review: Paris Bistro

By the time Gary Cattley maneuvered his tuba into Paris Bistro’s basement, Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society had been ragging Tin Pan Alley curios […]

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The Revisit: Vedge

Consider the radish… When I reviewed Vedge two-and-a-half years ago, that was my opening line. Sometimes I wonder how many people stopped reading after the […]