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A Welcome Homecoming for Vernick

Adam Erace of City Paper and Brian Freedman of Philadelphia Weekly review Vernick Food & Drink this week. Erace is impressed by internationally inspired dishes […]

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Another Good Review for Nomad Pizza

Though Adam Erace would have chosen something besides A Clockwork Orange to play at Nomad Pizza‘s movie night, he claims it “might just be worth […]

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Adam Erace Reviews Square Peg

Adam Erace ponders the question, “what happened to him?” in regards to Square Peg chef, Matt Levin. Perhaps worse than the poor execution, these plates […]

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Adam Erace at Alla Spina

Adam Erace embraces the gastropub food with Italian twists at Alla Spina where he finds Chef Damon Menapace and the rest of Marc Vetri’s team is […]

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Steaks and Mistakes at Reserve in Old City

A single golden strand of hair mars Adam Erace’s steak at Old City’s Reserve. But it isn’t the only negative he encounters at the steakhouse. […]

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Is Our Best Thai in Roxborough?

Adam Erace heads to Leverington and Ridge and discovers Phu Fha Thai, an until now below the radar Thai restaurant in Roxborough. Erace even goes as far to […]

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Grill Fish Cafe Comes Up Timid

Adam Erace was excited to try Benny Lai’s Grill Fish Cafe in West Philadelphia but he found the whole experience to be just too tame. The […]

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Lemon Hill Upgrades the Corner Pub

Adam Erace enjoys the precise cooking of Mitch Prensky at Lemon Hill but he also has praise for another hand in the kitchen of the […]

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Fishtown’s Pickled Heron Needs Some Fine-Tuning

Missing acid and salt leave Adam Erace wanting at Fishtown’s Pickled Heron. Cries for acid echoed throughout the meal. Most dishes needed some, except for […]

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A Different Perspective on Sammy Chon’s

Adam Erace has a very different take on Sammy Chon’s KTown BBQ than Philadelphia Weekly’s Brian Freedman. The kitchen kept pace, except for the steamed […]

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Route 6 Is Summer Dining by the Ocean

Adam Erace is reminded of summer in New Jersey during his meals at Stephen Starr’s Route 6 on North Broad Street. Us, we want the […]

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Pizzas Star at In Riva in East Falls

Adam Erace visits the banks of the Schuylkill River to try out In Riva, the new restaurant from chef Arthur Cavaliere. The meatballs, though praiseworthy, aren’t […]

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Adam Erace Praises Vedge

Adam Erace says Vedge is a great restaurant, not just a great vegan restaurant. The larger focus at Vedge is vegetables, beautiful vegetables, from the […]

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Worth the Wait for Scarpone and Ulivo

Lost in the rush of December restaurant openings has been Joseph Scarpone’s Ulivo. Adam Erace visits the Queen Village Italian BYOB and finds straightforward cooking that […]

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Taste Over Execution at Ela

Adam Erace says originality and taste get Jason Cichonski off the hook for spotty execution at Ela. Cichonski’s flavor combinations were often so captivating, the execution […]