Restaurant Reviews

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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 […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Noord’s Northern European Homeyness

“I’m a restaurant romantic,” says Joncarl Lachman, and it’s hard to think of another label that would stick more tightly to the Southwest Philly native’s […]

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Cheap Eats: Farmer’s Road Drive Thru

In the cover story of the current issue of The Atlantic, David H. Freedman lays out an argument to soothe the stomach of every Bloomberg-hating, […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Unorthodox Indian Food at Indeblue

At Indeblue, where you can dip pulled-pork samosas in blue-cheese sauce and mop up apple/goat cheese chutney with bacon-wrapped bison kabobs, one of the thornier […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Finer Summer Picnic Fare at Morgan’s Pier

It’s awkward to start a restaurant review with a coroner’s report, especially about a place that’s still thronged with customers. But sometimes autopsy is the […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: the Deliciously Eclectic Cheu Noodle Bar

Some restaurants are just what they seem, no more and no less. They send out fajitas and margarita pitchers with mariachi bands, or 24-ounce porterhouses […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Fickle Fare at Fitler Dining Room

Some food corners are cursed. A property will pass from owner to owner, concept to concept, and nobody can make it work. Part of succeeding […]

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Cheap Eats: Lunch At Tashan

It’s not often that an Indian meal makes you think of a hamburger—much less a really good one—but that’s what happened to me during a […]

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The Revisit: Sbraga

You know it’s a bad sign when a restaurant’s worst item offers its best food for thought. Such was the case for the “cheesesteak soup […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Seasonal American Eats at Jersey’s Tavro 13

Tavro 13 is a long way from Philadelphia. You take I-95 to the Commodore Barry Bridge, follow 322 to Kings Highway, and park outside a […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Hit-or-Miss Charm at Goat Hollow

There are honest waiters, there are fatally honest waiters, and then there’s the guy who asked if we wanted dessert at Goat Hollow. “We have […]

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Cheap Eats: Makkah Market

Judging from the dinky white microwave perched prominently in the dining area, or the tables that look like rummage from an off-brand burger joint installed […]

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The Revisit: Zavino

A server who gets her customers laughing has them right where she wants them, but the bartender at Zavino had an unfair advantage on a […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Culinary Fumbles at Red Owl Tavern

“No matter where you go, there you are.” A review typically requires more than one sentence, but when it comes to describing most hotel restaurants, […]