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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


Ginza: A Sushi and Ramen Restaurant for Pennsport

Chinatown’s Bubblefish crew opened their second location in the former Ugly American space at Front and Federal Streets.


A Giant Thai Restaurant Is Opening in the Gayborhood

Chef Chatayee Venus will open her authentic Thai restaurant, Chatayee Thai, in the old Cibo space at the end of October.


Ask the Editor: Do Servers Actually Spit in Your Food?

A small investigation into whether the practice is an actual concern or urban myth.


New Restaurant and Bar to Open Next Door to Union Transfer

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello are expanding their 13th Street Kitchens empire with a brand new concept in the Spring Arts district.


Philly’s Favorite Cambodian Restaurant Is Back Under a New Name

The family behind Khmer Kitchen just opened Sophie’s Kitchen on Washington Avenue.


The 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: Fall 2018

New this season: A restaurant in — gasp! — West Chester (and it debuts really high), plus some other shake-ups.

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The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered

Maybe it’s part of your daily routine, or maybe you haven’t had one in years. Either way, we say it’s time to proudly embrace Philly’s favorite sandwich for what it is: our city’s cultural and culinary gem.

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The One Cheesesteak You Should Never Eat

Death to the cheesesteak hoagie.

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Things to Do

Woodstock: How a Hippie Village Got Hip

Leave the patchouli at home — there’s more here than counterculture lore.

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Even Philly’s Fanciest Restaurants Have Hardcore Regulars

Meet the new breed of repeat customer.


Sarvida, Fishtown’s New Filipino Restaurant, Is Ready to Serve You

Lou Boquila’s new Filipino restaurant opens this weekend.

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Hiroki: A Fancy Sushi Restaurant Opening in Fishtown

Former Morimoto chef Hiroki Fujiyama will open his namesake restaurant sometime in November.


P.J. Clarke’s Has Finally Opened Its Doors in Philadelphia

At long last, the “Cathedral of Saloons” has softly opened its doors at the Curtis Center.


Sergeant York Will Replace Jovan’s Place in Fishtown

The family-run restaurant closed up shop after 31 years back in April. Father and son David and Jacob Cohen are up next.


Noma’s René Redzepi and His Fermentation Guru Are Coming to Philly

Two days, two events. Tickets go on sale this week.