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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


Joe Cicala Makes His Comeback With a New Restaurant at the Divine Lorraine

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine will be a refined Southern Italian restaurant inside the new reincarnation of one of Philly’s grandest buildings.


At Royal Boucherie’s Brunch, Your Waffles Come Topped With Foie Gras

Old City has a fantastic new brunch option.


Jose Garces Is Closing Amada New York, Hints at “Revival” of Two A.C. Spots

The chef is looking to reopen Amada and Distrito Cantina from the former Revel.


Chris Painter Is Officially Out at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

The acclaimed chef was suspended two weeks ago following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.


Where to Find Irish Potatoes in Philly

You have just days to enjoy the limited-edition, regional delicacy.


Ask the Editor: How Do I Send Food Back Without Looking Like an Ass?

You’re at your favorite restaurant and, for whatever reason, the dish you ordered is not to your liking. Here’s how you can send it back, guilt-free.


On Eating at a Panda Express a Block From Chinatown

The way it faces Arch Street’s Friendship Gate feels borderline poetic. For a moment.


Ask the Editor: Help Ease My Wine-Ordering Anxiety

It’s the moment of truth: You’re out with a big group, you’re in charge of ordering wine, and you’re staring at a bottle list 300 labels deep. What now?


Drexel Is Making Culinary School Mean Something Again

While culinary schools around the country are closing, Drexel’s is going for broke. 


Wm. Mulherin’s Chef Chris Painter Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The industry vet had already been working a weekends-only schedule after an incident with an employee.

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Chef Kris Serviss Lands on His Feet in the Northeast With a New Sandwich Shop

The chef is rallying back — first with a new sandwich shop, and later down the line, a new BYOB.


5 Philly Restaurants for a Strangely Warm February

It’s 70 degrees, people. Do something about it.


El Merkury, a Central American Restaurant and Churro Bar, Will Open in Rittenhouse

The new restaurant will take over the recently closed Agno Grill on Chestnut Street.


Drexel Chef Conference Adds a New Panel Discussion on the Role of the Restaurant Critic

And they’re bringing some big-shot food writers — Helen Rosner, Joshua David SteinStephen Satterfield and Priya Krishna  — to talk it out.


Big Gay Ice Cream’s New Cheat-Ohs Soft Serve Is Here for Presidents’ Day

The new flavor is available now through President’s Day.