Restaurant Reviews

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The Revisit: Eating Vetri at Zama

In The Revisit, Philadelphia Magazine restaurant critic Trey Popp turns his attentions to classic, underappreciated or overlooked restaurants in Philly and beyond. This month, he […]

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Restaurant Review: Jamonera Is Barbuzzo’s Sexy Older Sister

At Jamonera, where every lowball glass and liquor bottle glimmers in light the color of carotid blood and a skeleton traipses across a wall mural […]

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Restaurant Review: Lemon Hill

What do people want from a local bar and restaurant? More and more, the answer seems to be a place that isn’t merely satisfied with […]

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Beer, Hog’s Knuckles And Wieners By The Meter at Brauhaus Schmitz

It might have taken awhile for the critic to get to Brauhaus Schmitz. Now the only question is how we’re going to get him to […]

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Restaurant Review: Vedge

  Vedge 1221 Locust Street 215-320-7500   Three and a half stars.   Cuisine: Deceptively vegan. Small Plates: $6 to $16.   Consider the radish. […]

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Restaurant Review: Heirloom

      Heirloom 8705 Germantown Avenue 215-242-2700   Two stars.   Cuisine: Americana. Entrées: $17 to $29.   “No, we’re not a Chinese restaurant,” […]

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Revisited And Reviewed: Chip Roman’s Blackfish Is Better than Ever

You’ve heard the story before: Young chef opens shoebox-size BYO. Cooks for a few dozen people every night. The critics fall in love. He keeps […]

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Restaurant Review: Sbraga

Sbraga 440 South Broad Street 215-735-1913   Two and a half stars.   Cuisine: New Americana. Price: Four courses for $45, with optional up-charges for […]

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Restaurant Review: Il Pittore

Il Pittore 2025 Sansom Street, 215-391-4900 Three stars. Cuisine: Modern Italian. Entrée prices: $25 to $32. “I may have set myself up,” Chris Painter reckons. […]

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The Revisit: Vetri

Many years later, as I faced the $650 bill for a dinner date at Vetri, I would remember the distant potato patch in Tuscany where […]

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Restaurant Review: Zeppoli

In an era when chefs face off on television to see who can make a meal featuring string cheese, jicama and gingersnaps in each of […]

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Restaurant Review: Tashan

It may take 20 minutes or 20 seconds. It may come out as a gasp of excitement or a groan of discontent. But eventually, every […]

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The Revisit: Marigold Kitchen

The last time my wife and I ate at Marigold Kitchen, the walls glowed deep yellow, cornbread buttressed stewed collards and shaved country ham, and […]

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Restaurant Review: Soup Kitchen

It’s hard to beat getting engaged to an heir to the British throne, but Kate Middleton may not have been 2010’s luckiest fiancée. Ben Bigler’s […]

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Restaurant Review: The Twisted Tail

A nice dinner and a movie is a surefire combo, if you can manage it. Dinner and a play is even better. But if you […]