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James Opens at 19th and Arch

James, the bar and restaurant owned by the same group as behind Mac’s Tavern in Old City, though this is a very different concept, opens today. […]

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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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The Heart and the Head: Buckminster’s Reviewed

It was the bologna that threw me. I mean, really, it was everything. But it was the bologna most of all, because I loved the […]

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The Queen of Sandwiches: Meltkraft Reviewed

Grilled cheese is the queen of sandwiches. Say what you will about its simplicity, its lack of intrinsic finesse (only rule: don’t burn), but it […]

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Some Details On The Opening Of The Little Lion

The Little Lion didn’t make our latest list of upcoming fall openings because, at the time we were putting that list together, we didn’t really […]

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Twice in a Lifetime: Whetstone Tavern Reviewed

Jeremy Nolen—chef at Whetstone, the man behind Brauhaus and Wursthaus Schmitz, lonely local champion of modern German cuisine and a fella who knows an awful […]

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New Seasonal Menu for Fond

Fond enjoyed an early August vacation and now chef Lee Styer, pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki and front of the house manager Tory Keomanivong are back and showing […]

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Rebirth of the Cool: Heritage Reviewed

On the first day, there were Edison bulbs. Twenty-first-century diners across the land gazed up from rough-hewn farm tables, from their plates of artisanal charcuterie […]

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Opening Menus for Whetstone Tavern

Whetstone Tavern, the American restaurant from Brauhaus Schmitz chef Jeremy Nolen is scheduled to open this Wednesday, July 15th at 700 South 5th Street. The […]

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Restaurant Review: Vesper

Two men walk into a bar. “May we go downstairs?” one asks, gesturing toward a bookcase that conceals a secret stairwell. “Do you have the password?” […]

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Of Vinyl, Ramps and Stinging Nettle: Helm Reviewed

You knew this was coming. In Philadelphia, where chefs are constantly popping up in one another’s kitchens or dueling each other at Cook, it was […]

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Three Bells for Mainland Inn

Craig LaBan finds a much needed wake up to the farm-to-table trope at chef Ezra Duker’s Mainland Inn in Harleysville. La Ban finds lots to praise in […]

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Restaurant Review: Aldine

Everyone knows that opening a restaurant is the surest path to an empty checking account, but George and Jennifer Sabatino know better. For truly shredding […]

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Juniper Commons Launches Brunch

Juniper Commons adds brunch to its repertoire, just a week after adding lunch service. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and […]

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Opening Menus at Kensington Quarters

Tonight, Kensington Quarters opens on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The combination butcher shop, restaurant and classroom is unique to Philadelphia and it will be interesting to see […]