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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


Little Sister, an Italian Restaurant by the Kensington Quarters Crew, Is Coming to Spring Arts

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello of 13th Street Kitchens will bring some Southern Italian flare back to their old stomping grounds.

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We Asked 5 French Philadelphians to Help Us Pick the Best Croissant in Town

Who knows croissants better than the French?

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The 5 Best Handmade Pastas to Try in Philly Right Now

From smoked herring spaghetti to a not-to-be-missed shape that translates as “rooster’s crest.”

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Here’s Exactly What Makes Philly’s Best Italian Hoagie So Damn Good

Hint: It involves (gasp!) mayonnaise.

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Meet the Restaurant Group Behind Philly’s Hottest Restaurants

Defined Hospitality — a seemingly out-of-nowhere restaurant group — is poised for big things.

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Yes, You Can Get Great Wine Made in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Here Are the 5 Best.

It’s time to start taking wines from our region seriously. Everyone else is.

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Flannel, a Southern-Inspired Restaurant, Will Replace Chhaya Cafe in South Philly

Low-country cooking and southern kitsch make their way to East Passyunk Avenue.

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We’ve Got to Stop Opening Italian Restaurants in Philly

Italian food has somehow become Philly’s It cuisine again. And that’s maybe not so great.

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Ask the Editor: I’m Clearly Over 21. Why Do Bartenders Still Card Me?

I’d never pass for an undergrad — so what’s the deal?


Peep Inside Jose Garces’s New Hope Restaurant Overlooking the Delaware

Peek at the menu and take a tour of Stella, Jose Garces’s first new restaurant since partnering with Ballard Brands, opening this weekend.


Oyster House’s Former Chef Is Turning a Rittenhouse Ballroom Into a Restaurant

Brett Naylor and his wife Nicole Barrick will convert Sansom Street’s big ol’ ballroom dance studio into a big ol’ restaurant.


You’re Saying “Suraya” Wrong

A non-linguist’s pronunciation guide to 13 of Philly’s most mispronounced restaurants.


Ask the Editor: Is the Restaurant Host Lying to Me About the Wait Time?

The host told me that it will be an hour wait for a table. But will it really be an hour wait?


Yes, You Should Absolutely Order the Seafood Tower

Seafood towers can offer some of the happiest dining experiences you’ll ever have. It’s about time you treat yourself to one.


My Search for This Super-Popular — and Very Elusive — Middle Eastern Dish in Philly

For a dish so ubiquitous over there, molokhia sure is hard to find over here.