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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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Tibetan Dumplings, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, and Other Must-Try Philly Dishes

Our ranking of the best things to eat and drink this month.


The Termini Family Is No Longer Part of Giuseppe & Sons

So what exactly does that mean for Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari’s great big Italian restaurant in Center City?


Dmitri’s in NoLibs Closes Temporarily, While Dmitri’s in Queen Village Closes Indefinitely

Owner Dmitri Chimes cites the industry’s labor shortage and the physical conditions of both properties as motivations for the closings.


There’s Never Been a Better Time to Drink Mezcal in Philly

This once-obscure Mexican liquor is finally getting its due.


The Triple Markup on Wine Is Dying. And Good Riddance.

New Philly restaurants are bucking the wine list trend.


It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly’s Food Scene Became the Envy of the World.

At this year’s ThinkFest, chefs Camille Cogswell, Joe Beddia, Jose Garces, and Alex Tewfik will discuss how Philadelphia became the food city we’ve always wanted it to be.


Side-by-Side Pastry and Roast Pork Sandwich Shops Are Opening on Washington Avenue

Small Oven pastry shop and Porcos porchetteria are opening in the old Kermit’s Bake Shoppe space between Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital.


The Fancy Mall Restaurant Is a Bad Idea

With the closing of Mistral at the King of Prussia Mall, it’s time to admit that even high-end malls can’t sustain high-end dining.

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Inside Pizzeria Beddia’s $450-a-Night Hoagie Room

In the restaurant’s secret back room, sandwiches become the star.

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The Secret Menu Items to Order at Philly Restaurants

These are the dishes you can only order if you know to ask.


Drexel Is Launching a Fall Event Series Full of Culinary Heavy Hitters

Cookbook authors, cocktail experts, and New York magazine’s restaurant critic are coming to Drexel University this fall.


Here’s What’s for Dinner at K’Far Cafe in Rittenhouse

Persian lamb shanks and Turkish stuffed eggplant, just steps away from Rittenhouse Square.


El Cafe Opens in Rittenhouse With Breakfast Tacos, Mexican Pastries and Horchata Lattes


Sushi Has Returned to Reading Terminal Market

With Umi Seafood and Sushi Bar, Yong Kim and Suzi Kim bring over 60 combined years of restaurant and seafood purveying experience to Reading Terminal Market.


Ask the Editor: Can I Bring My Kid to the Bar?

Well, it depends…