Restaurant Reviews

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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, […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Phoning It In at Sophia’s

In a city where some people track the comings and goings of chefs as obsessively as others do center fielders, nothing stirs more hope than […]

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Cheap Eats: In Defense Of Vegan Meatballs

There’s no end of reasons to hate on fake meat, but the ultra-processed, pathetically aspirational, environmentally shifty stuff does have one thing going for it: […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: The Old-School Excellence of Fork

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason anybody opens a restaurant nowadays is to work it for a year, or maybe six […]