Alex Tewfik

Food Editor


The 6 Big Trends in Philly Bars Right Now

Here’s how to drink in the know.


Jose Garces on Working With New Partner, What’s Next in Philly

After a turbulent summer, the Iron Chef clues us in on what it’s like to work with his new hospitality parter and how his role has changed.


Here’s the Problem With the New Bourse Marketplace

We were so excited for Philly’s next destination food hall. But then …


A Filet Mignon Fast-Food Restaurant Just Opened on the Main Line

Nick Filet, home of the “Original Filet Mignon Sandwich,” is now open in Paoli.


ThinkFest Preview: Nick Elmi, Greg Vernick and Audrey Claire Taichman on the Future of Philly Food

Three titans of the Philly restaurant industry will discuss the state of the food scene at our annual ThinkFest event in November.

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Best of Philly Pastry Chef Melissa Weller Leaves Walnut Street Café

Elizabeth Yee, a local young gun, has taken over at the University City all-day cafe.

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Here Comes Shake Shack in Midtown Village

Everyone’s favorite burger spot will open its doors next week.


Here’s What You’re Eating and Drinking at Greg Vernick’s New Coffee Bar

Vernick Coffee Bar isn’t really what you’d expect from a skyscraper coffee shop — but it is what you’d expect from Greg Vernick.


Two Philly Chefs to Compete on Top Chef Season 16

Repping Philly in Kentucky: chefs Natalie Maronski and Eddie Konrad.


And Now, the Gritty Ice Cream Sandwich From Big Gay Ice Cream

It’s available for a limited time at the Big Gay Ice Cream on South Street.


Dear Philly Restaurants: Wine Shouldn’t Be This Expensive

Philly’s fledgling wine culture won’t flourish without more affordable bottles.


Ginza: A Sushi and Ramen Restaurant for Pennsport

Chinatown’s Bubblefish crew opened their second location in the former Ugly American space at Front and Federal Streets.


A Giant Thai Restaurant Is Opening in the Gayborhood

Chef Chatayee Venus will open her authentic Thai restaurant, Chatayee Thai, in the old Cibo space at the end of October.


Ask the Editor: Do Servers Actually Spit in Your Food?

A small investigation into whether the practice is an actual concern or urban myth.


New Restaurant and Bar to Open Next Door to Union Transfer

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello are expanding their 13th Street Kitchens empire with a brand new concept in the Spring Arts district.