Alex Tewfik - Philadelphia Magazine

Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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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.


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.


Res Ipsa Cafe’s Former Chef Is Reopening Irwin’s in South Philly

Michael Vincent Ferreri is bringing his modern Sicilian flair to the the eighth floor of the Bok building.


The Mushroom Cheesesteak, All Grown Up

In the Cheesesteak Capital of the World, the mushroom cheesesteak is finally getting the attention it so rightly deserves.

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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.