Restaurant Reviews

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The Revisit: A.Kitchen

You know those people who go to new restaurants purely to order the same dish they order everywhere else? Because the “litmus test” of a […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Rosa Blanca

Jose Garces can take you places. And the most compelling ones are those you’d have the hardest time reaching on your own. That’s why Amada, […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Avance

Karl Marx once wrote that history repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. And Avance is what happens the third time […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Le Chéri

YOU HAVE TO FIGURE that any ingredient is fair game in a menu section labeled “Bizarre.” But Pierre Calmels sure pulled a fast one on […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: High Street On Market

IT’S SELDOM A GOOD IDEA to boil down a restaurant recommendation to a tweet-size paragraph, but for prospective visitors to High Street on Market, a […]

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The Revisit: Ela

How do you keep the spark alive? Restaurants face the same question that haunts many a marriage—only, with restaurants, it comes ‘round a whole lot […]

Grilled maitake Nick Elmi's Laurel Restuarant
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Restaurant Review: Nicholas Elmi’s Laurel

Twelve years is a long sentence for someone who hasn’t committed a crime, even if you get to serve it in some swanky cells. Ask […]

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Restaurant Review: Jerry’s Bar

“Brunch is punishment,” Anthony Bourdain famously wrote. “Nothing makes an aspiring Escoffier feel more like an army commissary cook, or Mel from Mel’s Diner, than […]

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Cheap Eats: Wishbone

Wishbone is a curious name for a chicken shop that can go weeks without serving any sort of bone at all.  Alan Segel and Dave […]

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The Revisit: Southwark

The easiest way to tell a bar from a restaurant is by the smell of the men’s room. I couldn’t keep that thought away from […]

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Restaurant Review: Next-Level Comfort Food at Little Nonna’s

On the first day, there were white tablecloths. People dressed for restaurants the way they did for Pan Am Stratocruisers, and entrées arrived beneath silver […]

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Restaurant Review: The Best Food at Pizzeria Vetri Isn’t the Pizza

I was wrapping up lunch at Pizzeria Vetri when a gentleman approached my table. He was skinny and stooped-over and appeared to be in dire straits. […]

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The Revisit: A Second Chance For The Twisted Tail

The Grit Invasion of Philadelphia may be long in the tooth by this point, but that hasn’t kept new armadas from lashing the city with […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Xi’an Sizzling Woks

It’s not every day that you come across a condiment that makes you do a double take. Heck, it’s not every year. But think about […]

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The Revisit: Citron & Rose

Best Milkshake, Best Bar Snack, Best Wine List at a Beer Bar, Best Homage To an Iconic Philly Food… It would be hard to argue […]