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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


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…

millennial restaurants

Millennial-Owned Restaurants Are Changing the Way We Dine

The difference is not physical. It’s about a specific sort of energy.


We’re Hiring: Foobooz Is Seeking a Digital Contributor

Restaurant reporter wanted.


First Look: Forsythia, Chris Kearse’s New French Restaurant in Old City

“It’s not Will 2.0.”


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?

handmade pasta

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.

Defined Hospitality

Meet the Restaurant Group Behind Philly’s Hottest Restaurants

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

pennsylvania wines

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.

restaurant openings south philadelphia

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.

new italian restaurants

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?