Restaurant Reviews

Foobooz

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine Isn’t This Good By Accident

My server really wanted me to try the fish pasta. It was his favorite, he said. Delicious. Amazing. He had a favorite cocktail, too. A […]

Foobooz

South by South: River Twice Reviewed

It would be easy to overlook River Twice. Not due to the location. It has prime placement in the old Izumi space on East Passyunk, […]

Foobooz

Night and Day: K’Far Cafe Reviewed

K’Far has New Restaurant Gravity right now. It’s got pull like a bright and massive star in the middle of Rittenhouse. And of course it […]

Foobooz

A Return to Roots: Forsythia Reviewed

A French omelet is one of the world’s most perfect foods: comforting, simple, yet requiring a rigorous technique to do properly. Everyone who eats seriously […]

Foobooz

Meanwhile, Back On Earth: Vernick Fish Reviewed

This review originally appeared in print alongside our Jean-Georges Philadelphia review. Read the Jean-Georges review here. There’s no elevator ride at Vernick Fish. No waterfalls. […]

Foobooz

Top of the World: Jean-Georges Philadelphia Reviewed

This review originally appeared in print alongside our Vernick Fish review. Read the Vernick Fish review here. The elevator ride up to Jean-Georges takes less […]

Foobooz

The Last Thing South Philly Needs Is Another Pizzeria. Good Thing Stina Isn’t One.

The last thing South Philly needs is another pizzeria. I can name 10,000 already without even thinking. So many that the names all bleed together. […]

Foobooz

Stella Is a Fresh Start for Jose Garces. I Only Wish It Was Better.

It took years for Jose Garces and his people to open this newest restaurant. It took so long that now it’s finally open, the people […]

elwood restaurant review fishtown philadelphia
Foobooz

Elwood in Fishtown Is a Love Letter to Pennsylvania Cuisine

It’s hard not to make fun of the Antler. If you haven’t seen it (and how have you not?), the antler in question is how […]

Foobooz

Chasing Perfect: Hiroki Reviewed

This review should be two sentences long. Six words, total: Hiroki is perfect. Go there now. Nothing more. No justification. No explanation. Just go in […]

Foobooz

Through the Locked Door: Alpen Rose Reviewed

The door at Alpen Rose is locked. There’s a bell. You ring it, and one of the panels opens, a friendly face on the other […]

Foobooz

Home Away From Home: Kalaya Reviewed

On a weekday night, the dining room at Kalaya is cool and calm. Servers move smoothly between the tables. They stop and chat. Owners Chutatip […]

Foobooz

That Jawn: Angelo’s Pizzeria Reviewed

It doesn’t matter that it was a beautiful day when I went walking to check out Angelo’s for the first time — a gorgeous sun-shining, […]

Foobooz

One More Time, With Feeling: Pizzeria Beddia Reviewed

Let’s get something out of the way right here at the start. This place isn’t the old Pizzeria Beddia. It can’t be — could never […]

best seafood restaurant fishtown
Foobooz

Pretty Isn’t Enough: Aether Reviewed

I honestly don’t know what to tell you about Aether. I’ve been thinking about it for days — conflicted over what I experienced and what […]