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Reviews

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Everything You’ve Heard About Korshak Bagels Is True

Philip Korshak writes a lot of poems. On Mondays, he’ll often scribble one down in Sharpie marker on a brown paper bag and tape it […]

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Middle Child Clubhouse, the Beloved Luncheonette’s Elevated Spin-Off, Lives Up to the Hype

The thing you have to understand about carjacking is that sometimes, it can happen completely by accident. The thing you have to understand about Middle […]

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True Blue Bakery’s Aussie Pies Are Well Worth the Trip to the ’Burbs

When I was done with my order at True Blue Bakery — the newish Australian pie shop on Main Street in Royersford — the woman […]

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Juana Tamale Is Everything Jennifer Zavala Promised, and More

Inside, they’re calling names so fast that you hardly have time to sit before your order is waiting at the counter — hardly have time […]

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I Found Zen 57 Stories Above the City With the Seasons of Chakras Massage

A mallet strikes crystal, producing a sound somewhere between a gong and a chime that envelops the room. The singing bowl’s hymns transport me to […]

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Izakaya by Yanaga Is the Rare New Restaurant That Feels Like an Old Favorite

Is it strange to say that the most notable thought I had when walking away from dinner at Kevin Yanaga’s brand-new Izakaya in Fishtown was […]

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Càphê Roasters Is a Dream Realized, With a Menu to Match

Opening a restaurant is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is find a space and be better than everyone else. […]

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Via Locusta Is a Great Pasta Restaurant in an Already Great Pasta Town

Sitting at the bar at Via Locusta on a Wednesday night, I feel like I could be eating dinner anywhere. There was no hidden door […]

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Cicala at the Divine Lorraine Isn’t This Good by Accident

My server really wanted me to try the fish pasta. It was his favorite, he said. Delicious. Amazing. He had a favorite cocktail, too. A […]

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South by South: River Twice Reviewed

It would be easy to overlook River Twice. Not due to the location. It has prime placement in the old Izumi space on East Passyunk, […]

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Night and Day: K’Far Cafe Reviewed

K’Far has New Restaurant Gravity right now. It’s got pull like a bright and massive star in the middle of Rittenhouse. And of course it […]

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A Return to Roots: Forsythia Reviewed

A French omelet is one of the world’s most perfect foods: comforting, simple, yet requiring a rigorous technique to do properly. Everyone who eats seriously […]

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Meanwhile, Back On Earth: Vernick Fish Reviewed

This review originally appeared in print alongside our Jean-Georges Philadelphia review. Read the Jean-Georges review here. There’s no elevator ride at Vernick Fish. No waterfalls. […]

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Top of the World: Jean-Georges Philadelphia Reviewed

This review originally appeared in print alongside our Vernick Fish review. Read the Vernick Fish review here. The elevator ride up to Jean-Georges takes less […]

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The Last Thing South Philly Needs Is Another Pizzeria. Good Thing Stina Isn’t One.

The last thing South Philly needs is another pizzeria. I can name 10,000 already without even thinking. So many that the names all bleed together. […]