Restaurant Reviews

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Playing Favorites: Vista Peru Reviewed

Vista Peru is a potato lover’s paradise. All Peruvian restaurants are, really. They’re places where the potato is taken in strange new directions — used […]

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The Zen of Fried Chicken: Redcrest Reviewed

I don’t know what it is about fried chicken that makes it so special, but I know that it is. Maybe it’s because it carries […]

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Brave New World: Pizza Gutt Reviewed

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about restaurants, and I’ve never seen a restaurant quite like Pizza Gutt — mostly because it isn’t a […]

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Tomorrow’s Breakfast Today: Middle Child Reviewed

Next to me at the counter, two women are talking about dead bodies. It’s only one of the conversations. One of the small groups — […]

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Where There’s Smoke: Mike’s BBQ Reviewed

Mike’s walls are the color of raw meat. The color of the smoke line in a perfectly done rib — that fading meridian between just-plain-cooked […]

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Twenty Years Later: Vetri Cucina Reviewed

If you’ve done a fair amount of drugs in your life — if sometimes you drink a little too much or engage in any of […]

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Ugly On the Inside: Danlu Reviewed

You know what I hate about this place? That it has a roof. I hate that it has four walls and a floor that doesn’t […]

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Trading Places: Oloroso Reviewed

Oloroso isn’t a tapas place. You might think it is, and it might look like it is, but it isn’t. You may remember Townsend Wentz […]

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Intent and Execution: Royal Boucherie Reviewed

Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie, his Old City restaurant opened in partnership with bar impresarios Stephen Simons and David Frank, is an undeniably fun place to […]

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Love, Philly: The Love Reviewed

On my first night at the Love, I’m sitting there at the bar, and it’s crowded. Loud. Warm from the closeness of the people packing […]

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Mix and Match: Hearthside Reviewed

You know what restaurants around here really need? An industry fantasy league where you could mix and match crews to create a dream kitchen. You […]

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Daily Bread: Georgian Bread and Cuisine Reviewed

Writing about food can get dull sometimes. This town? You’ll run out of ways to describe the crudo real quick. The toast with artisanal spreads. […]

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Right Here, Right Now: Walnut Street Cafe Reviewed

Walnut Street Café is supposed to be a Very Big Deal. When it was first announced, people spoke about it like it mattered. Like it […]

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Fast Food: Barcelona Reviewed

There’s a way to do Barcelona right, and there are a dozen ways to do it wrong. You don’t camp at a high top or […]

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Out of the Clear Blue Sky: Maison 208 Reviewed

Upstairs, in the second-floor lounge at Maison 208, everything is a disaster. Beautiful, sure. With the retractable roof peeled open in a way that seems […]