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In Philly, Yelp Is Our Michelin Guide. So Be It.

I have never trusted the Michelin Guide. The stars, the coins, the abject Frenchiness of it — it’s always bothered me. I’ve never worked in a city […]

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Breaking The Curse: Former Le Bec Fin Space Becoming A Warby Parker Store

This is the best thing that could possibly happen to 1523 Walnut. Or maybe the second-best thing (I once suggested turning the storied former home […]

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1523 Walnut Street Through the Years

With this weekend’s closing of Avance at 1523 Walnut Street, we thought we’d look back at the modern history of this most storied address. Check […]

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UPDATED: Avance to Close Saturday

Avance, the successor to Le Bec Fin, will close after service on Saturday night, October 11th. Michael Klein reported that the Walnut Street restaurant is […]

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Avance Reopening Tomorrow Night

So I know we weren’t the only cynical bastards in town who were at least a teensy bit surprised to hear that Avance (which has […]

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The List: Meals of the Moment

Philadelphia has so many great new restaurants that it’s hard to keep track of what to eat where. Here’s a cheat sheet of some of […]

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Avance Is Facing Eviction

Michael Klein has the scoop. One day after we broke the news that Georges Perrier had lost 1523 Walnut Street in a sheriff’s sale earlier […]

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Georges Perrier Loses Le Bec-Fin Building in Sheriff’s Sale (But It May All Be Part of an Elaborate Plan) [UPDATED]

UPDATE 6/12/2014: The new owner of 1523 Walnut Street has moved to evict Avance, the current tenant. ORIGINAL: Storied Philadelphia chef Georges Perrier has owned […]

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Avance Rolls Out Spring Menu

Interested in what Justin Bogle is doing with the bounties of spring at Avance? Check out the recently refreshed a la carte, tasting and bar […]

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Happy Hour at Avance

Since we’re talking about happy hours today, here’s what the bar at Avance offers happy hour every weeknight from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again […]

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New Blood At Lacroix

It looks like Lacroix (and the Rittenhouse Hotel in general) have done a bit of hiring and brought some new bodies into the kitchen and […]

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Did We Create This Culinary Monster?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about what kind of restaurant town we really want to be. In the Philadelphia magazine that’s on the […]

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Two Bells For Avance

We’ve been waiting a while for Craig Laban to weigh in on Avance, and now that he has, we’re guessing that the crew in the […]

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Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Avance

Karl Marx once wrote that history repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. And Avance is what happens the third time […]

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Where We’re Eating: The Bar at Avance

Once upon a time, Le Bar Lyonnais was a sexy hideaway beneath Le Bec-Fin. But that time has passed. Le Bec-Fin has given way to […]