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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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Philly Restaurants and the Outsourcing of Authenticity

How do you turn a big, moneymaking enterprise into an attractive restaurant?


Marigold Kitchen to Close Its Doors for Good in West Philly

The legendary West Philly BYOB will serve its last tasting menu dinner next week.


The Tiny South Philly Bakery Behind Some of the City’s Best Pizzas

Pennsport’s darling French bakery, Creme Brûlée, has one of the best pies in town. Seriously.


Hungry Pigeon’s Next Cookbook Dinner Will Be a Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Hungry Pigeon will team up with Safran Turney Hospitality’s culinary director, George Sabatino, for a night of classic, decadent French fare from the Les Halles cookbook.

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Tony Luke’s to Invade New York City With, Count ‘Em, Seven Locations

And the first New York location is slated to open this spring.


Philly’s Best Italian Cutlets Are Coming to Fitler Square

Beth Amadio will take over the old Tria Fitler Square location this spring with Cotoletta Fitler Square.

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Philly Chefs Dish on the Future of Our Food Scene


5 Restaurants Philly Chefs Wish We’d Talk About More

The pizza, doughnuts, and cheap Indonesian food they can’t quit.


Southwark Owners to Open Two More Restaurants in Queen Village

Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira are expanding their footprint in Queen Village with two more restaurants at the corner of 5th and Bainbridge Streets.

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Lê From Hop Sing Laundromat Is Opening a “North Korean” Banh Mi Shop

Chinatown’s most divisive, most peculiar, most enigmatic character finally enters the Philly restaurant game. And we couldn’t be more excited.


Hungry Pigeon’s Next Cookbook Dinner Is With Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook

Foobooz is teaming up with Hungry Pigeon for another cookbook dinner next month. And this time, it’s with Israeli Soul authors and hometown heroes Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook.


Bufad, Spring Garden’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, Will Close for Good

After six years, Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello’s 13th Street pizzeria will shut its doors for good.

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Meet Bloomsday Cafe, Philly’s New All-Day Cafe, Wine Bar and Bottle Shop

All-day eats and funky wines are en route to Headhouse Square.


Philadelphia’s 50 Best Restaurants: Shaking It Up for 2019

With the new year upon us, we’ve gone and given our ranking of the 50 best restaurants in Philadelphia a major refresh. And yes, that means a new #1…


A Wawa Coffee Beer, You Say?

2SP Brewing Company and Wawa made a collaborative beer together. We simply had to review it.