Food & Drink


Philly Chefs Are Selling Food Experiences to Support Their Restaurants

If you’ve bought your share of gift cards and sent a few donations to restaurant’s digital tip jars, it might be time to consider a […]


Please Keep Your Coronavirus Panic Out of Restaurants

Editor’s Note: As with all things surrounding COVID-19, the situation changes day by day, minute by minute. At the time of publication, Philly restaurants needed […]


Fishtown Dive Bars Are Upping Their Food Game

Fishtown is a neighborhood perpetually in flux but with one constant: Food is now its biggest attraction. And that goes beyond Beddia and Suraya. Culinary […]


What Are We Supposed to Do With $18 Tacos?

Sticker shock is an inevitable part of the restaurant experience. Actually, sticker shock is a crucial part of the restaurant experience, because if you strip […]


Sorry, But There Are No Good Buffalo Wings in Philly

The Buffalo Wing Question is my Kryptonite. I get it often — usually during football season, especially Super Bowl week — but sometimes on a […]


The Most Important Philly Restaurants of the Decade

There are restaurants that come and go, filling voids and hopping trends, and there are restaurants that change the game completely. Generational spots that, when […]


Our Restaurant Critic’s Hands-Down Favorite Meals of 2019

For those of you who are looking for something new, something awesome or something that you’ll only find here in Philly, I’ve got the one […]


A List of Possible New Year’s Resolutions for Philly Diners

This year was a good one for food in Philly. Our list of the 50 Best Restaurants got 13 new names this month, which should […]

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

1. Prawns and sherry at Alpen Rose Three head-on, fire-grilled prawns served with a shot glass of fino sherry so that once you’ve eaten their […]


Emmy Squared Comes From NYC. Why Does Philly Love It Anyway?

I wanted to be mad at Emmy Squared’s new location in Queen Village. It makes me nervous that they’re a New York-based restaurant group that’s […]


This Fall, We’re Drinking Martinis and Only Martinis

When autumn hits and the days get shorter, I need an activity to prevent me from retreating inside with a large blanket and a bottle […]

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Why Mission-Driven Restaurants Fail in Philadelphia

Beneath our reputation as a tough, no-B.S. town, Philadelphians believe we’ve got an abiding openheartedness born of Quaker roots. But what does it say about […]


Family-Style Dining Is Making Philly’s Tasting Menus Fun Again

Multi-course tasting menus aren’t for everyone. Personally, I rarely crave the experience: a hushed, white-tableclothed room, plates served one at a time. It’s a type of dining that obviously has […]

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First Look: River Twice Opens in East Passyunk

After a summer spent updating the old Izumi space in East Passyunk, Randy and Amanda Rucker will open their modern American BYO on Thursday, October […]


The Fancy Mall Restaurant Is a Bad Idea

Opening Mistral in Princeton was a good idea. Because Princeton is cute. A cute downtown with fancy buildings and fancy boutiques and fancy restaurants and […]