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Reviews

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The Authenticity Trap: Harp & Crown Reviewed

On a cold night in December, we threaded our way through the crowds on Sansom Street and found the unobtrusive door. We pushed through the […]

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A Whole Lot More Of The Same Old Thing: Aqimero Reviewed

Look, I’m not pissed off about my meals at Aqimero. To be pissed—for my experiences to rise to the level of actually making me angry […]

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The Three-Umbrella Problem: Bop Reviewed

I ate the mandoo at Bop and they were fine. Tasted like a thousand other dumplings at a hundred other American-Asian restaurants in a dozen […]

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Endless Summer: Tiki Reviewed

It’s way too early to be writing this review, and I don’t care at all. Best thing about being a critic? That moment when you […]

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A Fish Story: Blackfish Revisited

The dining room at Blackfish in Conshohocken is white, but not cold. Not icy, the way some white, restaurant-shaped boxes can be. The dark wood […]

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Breakfast of Champions: The Dutch Reviewed

  Breakfast is the last great, untouched frontier. Of all the meals available to us (lunch, dinner, supper, elevenses, fourthmeal, midnight snacks, etc.), breakfast is […]

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The Time Machine: Jansen Reviewed

My wife, Laura, hated Jansen as soon as she walked through the door. To be fair, she actually hated it before she walked through the […]

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Buying Cool: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Reviewed

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the best-smelling restaurant I’ve been to all year. It’s pretty, sure. Big, new, shiny, polished, fitted out with rich woods, artisan […]

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The Mathematics of Sandwiches: Stove & Tap Reviewed

On a Sunday night, Stove & Tap is busy. Not full, but I’m not really sure there would ever be enough people dining out in […]

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The Revisit: Opa

When Opa first opened, it was loud, brash, crowded and dull. The kitchen seemed incapable of dependably executing the most basic dishes. The cooks were […]

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What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. // Like Garfield and 10,000 novelty t-shirts, I don’t do mornings. Particularly not ones that haven’t snuck up on me accidentally—the sun […]

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Learning Curve: Sate Kampar Reviewed

This is what you do. You go to Sate Kampar on a first date. You save it for someone special—for when Tinder, the phone psychic, […]

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Tunnel of Love and Dumplings: Tom’s Dim Sum Reviewed

There are a lot of restaurants in this town that I go to because it’s my job. There are some I find myself in because […]

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Future Imperfect: SuGa Reviewed

I love the smell of SuGa. The dim warmth of it. The banquette tables that run along the wall opposite the bar, in the front […]

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Seeds and Stems: Hungry Pigeon Reviewed

The first time I went to Scott Schroeder’s new restaurant, Hungry Pigeon, I showed up for breakfast and liked it so much, I stayed for […]