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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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The Sudden, Spectacular Rise of Middle Eastern Cuisine in Philadelphia

The food of the Middle East is here to stay. Here’s how to get in on the action.

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3 Classic Middle Eastern Desserts to Try in Philly

Keep an eye out for these popular sugary confections.


Popular East Passyunk Sushi Restaurant Izumi Closes After 10 Years

Corey Baver and Lynn Rinaldi’s sushi restaurant has closed, but the corner space across from East Passyunk’s Singing Fountain already has a new tenant.


First Look: Elwood, Fishtown’s New BYO Dedicated to Pennsylvania’s Culinary Traditions

Adam Diltz’s cheffy ode to Pennsylvania cuisine features everything from snapper soup to traditional Pennsylvania Dutch ham pot pie.


South Philly’s Secret Bagel Man

I wish I’d never heard of Philip Korshak.


W/N W/N Coffee Bar Has Closed, Will Reopen Under New Ownership

Callowhill’s once cooperatively owned restaurant has been sold to new owners. Here’s what that means for you.


Russet, a Rittenhouse Farm-to-Table Favorite, to Close This Summer

Kristin and Andrew Wood’s farm-to-table BYOB in Rittenhouse will close in June — but not without some special dinners and events first.


Pizzeria Beddia Isn’t the “Best Pizza in America” Anymore

But maybe it’s better this way.


Ask the Editor: What Is That “Rocks” Upcharge on My Bar Bill?

No, you’re not paying for ice.

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Circles + Squares: Pizza Gutt’s New Home in Kensington

Dan Gutter is bringing his Pizza Gutt brand to the corner of Tulip and Firth Streets in Kensington.


Take a Look Around the New Pizzeria Beddia in Fishtown

Pizzeria Beddia is now open in Fishtown, serving a tiny menu of small plates, pies, natural wine and dessert.

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Chef JaeHee Cho on Making the Sixers One of the Best-Fueled Teams in the NBA

How he went from cooking at Parc to cooking for Joel Embiid.


Pizzeria Beddia Oh So Quietly Begins Taking Reservations

Joe Beddia’s new pizza restaurant, Pizzeria Beddia, is now serving pizzas and natural wine in Fishtown.


Blume Will Replace Cinder Copper & Lace in Center City

Sour beer and cider out, natural wine and cocktails in.


Nifty Fifty’s Burgers, Shakes and Diner Breakfasts Are Headed Back to South Philly

The first franchise location of the ’50s-style diner will open on Oregon Avenue later in 2019.