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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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10 Delicious Dishes Worth Going Out of Your Way to Eat in Philly

From Hardena’s #NotPizza box to Nano’s Austin-style breakfast tacos, this is what to order now.

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5 COVID-Era Philly Food Innovations We Hope Stick Around Forever

Even the most horrible predicaments have silver linings.


5 Dining Resolutions for a Better, Healthier, More Delicious 2021

After a particularly long and dismal 2020, let’s make the next year count, shall we?

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All the Little Things We Miss About Restaurants

How much do we long to dine out again? Let me count the ways.


Birria Is Everywhere Right Now

How social media brought us one of Mexico’s greatest dishes.


Down North Brings Detroit-Style Pizza With a Mission to Strawberry Mansion

Kurt Evans’s new restaurant won’t just be a pizza shop — it’ll also be a place of new beginnings.


Goodbye, Res Ipsa Cafe

Bidding a sad farewell to the Rittenhouse coffee shop that turned into a tiny Italian BYOB at night.

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Philly Is Going Through a Seafood Revival

We are, without a doubt, in the midst of a seafood renaissance. Here are five ways to make the most of it.

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Philadelphia Used to Be a Seafood Town. What Happened?

For a city near the sea, we’ve had a pretty weak seafood game. But these days, Philly is in the midst of a seafood renaissance.


Winter Is Going to Gut the Philly Restaurant Scene

Let’s not fool ourselves. The only way independent restaurants can survive the winter is with government assistance. 

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Why You Should Make a Weekend Getaway of Connecticut’s Gold Coast

Take a grown-up getaway, New England-style.


Eeva, ReAnimator Coffee’s New Pizza and Wine Bar, Opens in Kensington

What was supposed to be a naturally leavened pizzeria and wine bar in pre-pandemic times, is now a naturally leavened takeout pizza and bottle shop made for the COVID era.


As We Barrel Toward Colder Months, a Lifeline Appears for Philly Restaurants

A new grant program by DoorDash and the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association will help Philly restaurants to winterize their outdoor dining spaces.


Three Subterranean Restaurant and Bar Concepts Are Opening at the Divine Lorraine Hotel

Joining the Daily, a new coffee shop inside the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Annex, Foundation, and Broad Hall are bringing more food, music and culture to North Broad Street. 


We’ve Entered the Guy-Fieri-Opening-Restaurants-in-Philly Circle of Hell

What does the Mayor of Flavortown’s arrival in Philly mean for our restaurant scene? Absolutely nothing.