Reviews

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Right Here, Right Now: Walnut Street Cafe Reviewed

Walnut Street Café is supposed to be a Very Big Deal. When it was first announced, people spoke about it like it mattered. Like it […]

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Fast Food: Barcelona Reviewed

There’s a way to do Barcelona right, and there are a dozen ways to do it wrong. You don’t camp at a high top or […]

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Out Of The Clear Blue Sky: Maison 208 Reviewed

Upstairs, in the second-floor lounge at Maison 208, everything is a disaster. Beautiful, sure. With the retractable roof peeled open in a way that seems […]

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New Blood: Little Fish Reviewed

This is what you have to ask yourself before coming to Little Fish: Is paying $15 for a single bite worth it?

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Obsession: Love & Honey Reviewed

There’s something about fried chicken that speaks to the obsessive streak in certain people. Like barbecue, like soup dumplings, fried chicken is one of those […]

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A Room With A View: Dae Bak Reviewed

On a steamy Wednesday afternoon, I eat steamed mandoo dumplings with metal chopsticks and pork soondubu with a raw egg bobbing in the center, poaching […]

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Great Expectations: Co-Op Reviewed

Here’s the thing that bothers me most about Co-Op, the restaurant inside the new Study hotel in University City. When I sit here and try […]

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Of Ramps and Riblets: Mistral Reviewed

The only thing worse than a hotel restaurant is a mall restaurant. And the only thing worse than a mall restaurant is no restaurant at […]

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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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The New Gold Standard: Goldie Reviewed

At Goldie, Cook and Solo’s new project on Sansom Street that’s situated above their charitable deli, Rooster Soup Co., the kitchen is an assembly line, turning […]

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On Island Time: Poi Dog Reviewed

Until recently, Philly had only one real option when it came to Hawaiian food: the Poi Dog truck run by partners Kiki Aranita and Chris […]

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Do You Believe in Magic? Palizzi Social Club Reviewed

You know it’s open when the neon is on, glowing gently in the window of a rowhouse on 12th Street just off Passyunk Avenue. You […]

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What We Need Right Now: Veda Reviewed

It started with the naan. With that crisp bite and barely risen chew, its weirdly rustic Rorschach shapes and delicate, lacy swirls of golden-brown clarified […]

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Next Big Thing: Res Ipsa Reviewed

“So, how was dinner?” I get this a lot. Obviously. Life that I live, things that I do, people I know, it’s the most common […]

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Aiming For The Middle: Cinder Reviewed

I go to Cinder on a gray afternoon, looking for comfort and distraction, and find it at the bar—two giant TVs showing football on one […]