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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


West African Food, But Make It Fast-Casual

With Fudena, Ruth Nakaar is betting that Ghanaian jollof rice and Caribbean curried goat can, one day, be as ubiquitous as kale caesar salads and conveyor belt pizza, if given the chance.


How Does a Restaurant Like This Happen in 2020?

Char Kol, the Schulson Collective’s new outdoor Korean BBQ pop-up, is getting backlash and reigniting the debate surrounding cultural appropriation in restaurants.


The Philly Chef on a Mission to Share the Wonders of Haitian Cuisine

Chris Paul’s Lakay pop-up is a deeply personal culinary introspection of his own Haitian heritage.


Eat Korean BBQ Outside at the Schulson Collective’s New Pop-Up Concept

Instead of turning Giuseppe & Sons and Harp & Crown into streeteries, Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari are taking this time to launch a new outdoor dining concept entirely.


Emmy Squared in Queen Village Gets a Rooftop Bar, Complete With Frozen Cocktails

It’s weekends-only, first-come, first-served — and it’s all, of course, appropriately socially distanced.


Duck Enchiladas and $33 Prickly Pear Margaritas Arrive in Northern Liberties

Añejo, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar from New York City, is about to open its doors at the Piazza.


Omar Tate’s Honeysuckle Community Center Is Officially In the Works

Chef, writer and culinary activist Omar Tate launched a GoFundMe to raise funds for a brick-and-mortar space in West Philly for his pop-up, Honeysuckle. Here’s what he has planned.


Vernick’s Doing Pizza

Plus, Greg Vernick is reopening Vernick Wine, all new and improved with a “Chef’s Grocery” for all your socially-distanced Rittenhouse Square picnic-y needs.


Juno, an Open-Air Mexican Restaurant by the Morgan’s Pier Crew, Arrives in Spring Garden

FCM Hospitality’s new Mexican concept in the Spring Arts district comes complete with a socially distanced patio for summertime outdoor dining.


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.

mama's vegetarian

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.