Philly Mag Reviews Alison two
Joy Manning reviews Alison two and has a very different take than Craig LaBan.
Itâ€™s the food that sets Alison Two so far ahead of the local curve. Barshakâ€™s style has been shaped by her work experience and extensive world travels: A shrimp papri chat salad was inspired by street food in Singaporeâ€™s Indian district, and seared tuna, joined with tender oxtail morsels and pho-style rice noodles in a savory broth, is based on the flavors of her sojourn in Vietnam. Barshakâ€™s talent lies in her ability to draw on these disparate influences without rendering her dishes fussy or fusion-y. Her personal culinary style â€” a delicate hand and an understanding of seafood â€” combined with her international prowess unifies the diverse and impressively large menu.