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Ask the Editor: What Is That “Rocks” Upcharge on My Bar Bill?

There’s a $2 “rocks” upcharge on my tab when I order whiskey on the rocks. Am I paying for ice? —Sue in Ambler Ah, the rocks […]

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Ask the Editor: WTF Are Irish Potatoes?

I’m not from around here. What the heck are these Irish potato candies I’m seeing everywhere? —Joshua in Juniata Irish potatoes are a regional delicacy, born […]

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Ask the Editor: I Can’t Decide on a Restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Help!

It’s Valentine’s Day again (slow clap). Where should we eat? —Kip in West Chester Like Restaurant Week and New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. […]

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Ask the Editor: Do Servers Actually Spit in Your Food?

Will my server actually spit in my food if I’m being a jerk? —Alexandra in Squirrel Hill Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long once starred in a movie […]

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Ask the Editor: What’s the Best Way to Get a Table at a Busy Restaurant?

It’s so damn hard to score a restaurant reservation in Philly these days. Help? —Monique in Penn Valley With all these restaurants opening up, you’d […]

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Ask the Editor: What Happens If a Server Spills Food on Me?

If a server spills pasta all over my expensive white pants, should I expect freebies? —Rich, Long Beach Island, NJ When I was waiting tables in […]

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Ask the Editor: Is It Okay to Ask Chefs to Modify Dishes?

I’m a picky eater who loves to modify menu options. How much is too much when placing an order? —Ernest, University City Different restaurants serve different purposes, […]

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Ask the Editor: Where Should I Take My Mom for Mother’s Day?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Build a Bowl of Pho Like a Pro?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: What’s the Best Way to Order a Group Meal?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: What Should I Do If I Think a Restaurant Gave Me Food Poisoning?

Without getting into specifics, I’m pretty sure I got food poisoning from a restaurant I ate at a few days ago. What’s the protocol? — Sam from […]

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Ask the Editor: Is It Ever Okay to Not Tip Your Server?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Split the Check With Friends Without It Being a Nightmare?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Send Food Back Without Looking Like an Ass?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]

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Ask the Editor: Help Me Ease My Wine-Ordering Anxiety

Welcome to Ask the Editor, a new weekly column by yours truly where I answer all of your Philly food and drink questions. Have some […]