Restaurant Reviews

High Street on Market Review
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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 […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Carmine’s Creole Café Act II Turns It Up to 11

There are many food menus at Carmine’s Creole Café Act II, and none of them list the most important thing John Mims cooks there. This […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Creative, Simple Bistro Fare at Pennsylvania 6

In a city thoroughly accustomed to restaurant turnover, it takes a lot for a renovation to stir up nostalgia. Even the final dismantling of Le […]

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The Revisit: Matyson

Trey Popp returns to Matyson and finds the BYOB isn’t just about the tasting menus.

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Choose Your Own Adventure at Serpico

You make your way to Peter Serpico’s new home on South Street, among the head shops and tattoo parlors and neon entreaties for the purchase […]