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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


Another Parks on Tap, But on the Schuylkill

The not-so-mobile-anymore beer garden is launching a second location at the Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row.


Of Course It’s Too Soon for Indoor Dining

Coronavirus spreads more easily when people gather in close quarters, especially indoors, without masks — which is a very unfortunate predicament for restaurant owners.

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Goodbye, Mama’s Vegetarian

Bidding a sad farewell to Center City’s beloved falafel shop.


Philadelphia Black-Owned Restaurants You Can Order From Right Now

Support Philly’s black-owned businesses — restaurants included.

City Life

As the City Burned, Some Philadelphians Chose to Protect a Target

While a battle against police brutality waged across the city, a very different picture was painted outside a South Philly Target.


Philly’s Pizza Speakeasy Was Never Meant to Last

Joe and Angela Cicala’s illicit backyard pizzeria showed the best of Philly’s resilient spirit, even in the worst of times.


Philly Should Quit Cheap Meat

Coronavirus fully exposed the evils of American factory farming — an industry this cheap-meat-loving town can no longer ignore.

Be Well Philly

My Morning Moka Pot Is the Calm Before the Storm

I never thought I’d have such a fraught relationship with coffee.

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Video Chats With Philly Chefs Are Being Auctioned Off to Benefit Immigrant Workers

Ask Chefs Anything lands in Philly, giving you face-to-face access to the city’s best chefs. Virtually, of course.


Would You Pay This Much for Dinner If It Meant Your Server Got Health Insurance?

Ellen Yin presents a hypothetical menu with the prices adjusted to account for fair living wages and worker benefits.


Pray for the Philly BYOB

Without a grand reopening for restaurants, the upscale BYOB business model just isn’t sustainable.


Philly Restaurant Owners on How They’d Change the Industry in a Post-Coronavirus World

Ellen Yin, Ange Branca, Nick Elmi, and more on the evolution their industry desperate needs.


Finally, a Relief Fund for Philly Restaurant Workers That Isn’t a GoFundMe

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association built the Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania fund to help hospitality workers find some relief during the coronavirus crisis.


The PLCB Continues to Hamstring Independent Wine Retailers and Dealers

Harrowed with a lawsuit, the PLCB has resumed its special order program for restaurants and retailers. Now what?


Restaurant Merch I’d Buy Even If We Weren’t Face-to-Face With a Deadly Pandemic

Restaurants need our support now more than ever — which makes their tees, hoodies, and koozies a win-win for everybody.