Alex Tewfik - Philadelphia Magazine

Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


Philly’s Biggest Chefs and Restaurateurs Demand Immediate Relief From Government

In an effort spearheaded by HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis, Philly’s most prominent restaurateurs — including Stephen Starr, Marc Vetri and Ellen Yin — are petitioning state officials to save the industry and its employees.


If Insurance Companies Won’t Help Our Restaurants, Who Will?

Philly restaurants are relying on takeout, delivery and charity to make it through the COVID-19 crisis. Where are the insurance companies when they need them?


One Last Supper Before the Restaurants Went Dark

Just last week, the reality of coronavirus still felt distant. And then, all of a sudden, it wasn’t.


Fishtown Dive Bars Are Upping Their Food Game

Can dive bars have legitimately good food? In Fishtown, yes.


What Are We Supposed to Do With $18 Tacos?

Reckoning with the true cost of Condesa’s fried fish tacos, pricy as they are.


You Can’t Just Call Yourself a Dive Bar

There are many great things about Wine Dive on South Street. Its name isn’t one of them.


Stephen Starr Is Opening a Mexican Restaurant in Fishtown

LMNO is expected to open sometime this spring on Front Street with an outdoor patio and cocktail lounge.

all-day cafes

Are Philly’s All-Day Cafes Built to Last?

Last year, all Plenty Cafe locations closed, and Hungry Pigeon announced it would be dinner-only during the week. Are morning-to-night restaurants too hard to sustain?


Ask the Editor: Why Is Ordering Water So Confusing Now?

It used to just be “still, sparkling or tap.” Now it isn’t.


The Philly Episode of No Passport Required Is Kind of a Bummer

In 2020, when different voices matter more than ever before, we get more of the same.


Sorry, But There Are No Good Buffalo Wings in Philly

You’ve gotta go to New Jersey for the real deal. 

bryce harper blind barber philadelphia

Sigh. Blind Barber Is Good.

Here’s what it’s like to get your haircut at Center City’s newest bar. And here’s what it’s like to get a drink at Center City’s newest barber shop.

phlly wine week opening corks

Women Are the Driving Force Behind Philly’s Wine Renaissance

They’re why this beer town is suddenly so into wine.

women chefs

Women Are the Future of Philly’s Food Scene

Here are 11 ways they’re reshaping the industry.


The Most Important Philly Restaurants of the Decade

Three influential spots opened in the last decade that changed everything in Philly dining.