Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


50 Best Restaurants: The Best of the New

Shiny and exciting and very, very good.


50 Best Restaurants: Pandemic Glow-Ups

When everything changed for the worse, these places changed for the better.


50 Best Restaurants: The Hall of Fame

Hang their jerseys from the rafters. These are the best of the best.


50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia

Our highly anticipated, hotly debated list of the 50 restaurants in Philly (and beyond!) making delicious food, serving perfect drinks, and creating long lasting memories.

thanksgiving desserts

5 Takeout Desserts That’ll Make You a Hero This Thanksgiving

Pies, bundts, tarts, oh my!


I’m Stepping Down as Philly Mag’s Food Editor to Open My Own Restaurant

Even with the future of restaurants so uncertain, I still believe in them — so much so that I’ve decided to open one of my own, Mish Mish in East Passyunk.


Why Middle Child Clubhouse Is So Special, According to the Middle Child Employees

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Have You Missed Bars As Much As We Have?

We’re done taking our bars for granted. So we wrote some love letters to them to prove it.

jersey shore road trips

Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

Your trip to the ocean can include plenty of mouthwatering meals … as long as you know where to look.

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Driving Route 49 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Foot-Long Dogs and a “Belly Buster” Burger

Seemingly untouched by time or history or, really, development of any kind, this is a country road preserved, with idyllic views of farmland and saltwater marshes and some superior crab shacks along the way.

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Driving Route 47 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Oysters, Cheesecake and Massive Sticky Buns

Take a drive on this meandering road that goes through fields and farmlands as well as small towns and main streets, showing off South Jersey in all its quaint and quiet glory.

philly picnic foods

8 Must-Have Takeout Foods to Include in Your Perfect Philly Picnic

People will be picnicking all over the Philly area this summer. But only you will have a basket as enviable as this one.

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20 Rooftop Bars, Secret Gardens and Gorgeous Patios for Outdoor Dining in Philly

All our favorite places to dine alfresco around Philly right now, just because we want to. Not because we have to.

sweet amalia oyster

Halfway Between Philadelphia and the Shore, an Oyster Destination

Growing some of the best-tasting oysters in the country is no easy feat. Neither is turning the Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey, into a foodie destination. Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm’s Lisa Calvo is determined to do both.


Philly Is Now Home to the Smallest Commercial Distillery in America

Strivers’ Row Distillery, the city’s first Latino-owned distillery, is making Dominican “Papa Juan,” corn whiskey, and one day, bourbon, out of two eight-gallon tanks in a 200-square-foot space in Kensington.