Food & Drink

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

Leave it to James Beard award-winning Greg Vernick to open a coffee shop with chicken ballotine on the lunch menu. Dude loves to get fancy. […]

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A Philly-Themed Bar Called Passyunk Avenue Has Won Londoners’ Cold, Cold Hearts

Three isn’t quite enough. Eight is far too many. But that sweet spot between your fourth and seventh beers? That’s when the best bar arguments […]

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Eat Here Now: Bitar’s in South Philly

Long-running Middle Eastern grocer Bitar’s looks a lot less like a grocery store these days. The South Philly spot just drastically transformed its interior, cutting […]

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Eat Here Now: Hakka Beef House

We here at Foobooz are always interested in what Philly’s best chefs are eating. So when Ange Branca, chef-owner at South Philly’s Saté Kampar, posted about Hakka […]

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14 Great Philly Restaurants We Wish Hadn’t Closed

Philly has been in the midst of a long-lived restaurant boom that shows no signs of slowing. But amid the onslaught of new restaurants opening […]

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These Are the 50 Best Restaurants in Philly Right Now

It’s gross out. Wet, dead leaves are stuck to the bottom of your shoes. It’s chilly. It’s gray. Nature is not exactly welcoming us to […]

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That Time John Kerry Ordered a Cheesesteak “With Swiss”

1914: Amoroso’s Baking Company, established in Camden in 1904, moves to Philly. Hey, it starts with the roll. 1930: Pat Olivieri, a South Philly hot-dog […]

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30 Cheesesteaks to Eat Before You Die

Max’s A classic long before Hollywood came calling There are two ways to start at Max’s, and one way to finish. Going cheesesteak? They do […]

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Who the Hell Invented the Cheesesteak Egg Roll?

There was a time — barbaric and unenlightened, assuredly — before the cheesesteak. (What do you think “B.C.” stands for?) When Pat Olivieri grilled the […]

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The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered

It’s always a bit strange when a Philly-based publication writes about the cheesesteak, let alone this one. If the sandwich was truly invented in 1930, […]

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The One Cheesesteak You Should Never Eat

Jolie laide — literal translation “pretty-ugly” — is a French term used to describe something beautiful in its hideousness. Like a lumpy heirloom carrot, or […]

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The Birth of Vetri

At the end of 1993, I was 23 years old, working for Aramark as a corporate food service director, and living on Long Island. Fortunately, […]

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Where to Eat in Chinatown: The Ultimate Guide

If Fishtown is the city’s culinary laboratory and Old City its historic and most public face, then Chinatown is Philadelphia’s id — our late-night, last-call, FOMO oasis […]

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Even Philly’s Fanciest Restaurants Have Hardcore Regulars

By the 15th course, we all started looking pretty dumb — nine of us, slack-jawed, watching Jesse Ito push slivers of fatty bluefin tuna (flown […]

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8 Things to Eat and Drink in Philly Right Now

1. Corned beef sandwich at the Rooster Michael Solomonov’s for-good-not-profit eatery Rooster Soup Co. has rebranded as the Jewish deli — with booze, l’chaim! — […]