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Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


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.

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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.