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Taqueria Del Norte Is About to Open in Northeast Philly

Back in August, we told you that Kris Serviss — the chef who was ousted last fall from the Blue Duck empire he helped build […]

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Kris Serviss Returns to the Old Blue Duck Space, This Time With Tacos

Chef Kris Serviss is opening a taco concept in — get this — the home of the original Blue Duck. Taqueria del Norte will occupy […]

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Blue Duck in Northeast Philly Has Closed for Good

Blue Duck’s flagship location in the Northeast appears to have closed after nearly four years of operation. A “notice to vacate” from the sherriff’s office […]

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Kris Serviss Out at Blue Duck and Its Sister Restaurants

Since the opening of Blue Duck in 2014, chef and co-owner Kris Serviss has always been the — let’s call it “unofficial” face of the Blue Duck empire, […]

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Ugly Duckling, Blue Duck’s Quirky Sibling, Is Now Open in Market East

Ugly Duckling, Kris Serviss and Joe Callahan’s long-awaited offshoot of northeast Philly’s Blue Duck, is now open at 212 South 11th Street.

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Center City Korean-Fusion Restaurant Transforms Into a Northeast Philly Favorite

Today, Bop, Brent Celek (yeah, that one) and Scott Keenan’s humdrum Korean fusion restaurant on Broad Street with a “three-umbrella problem“, is officially no more. And that’s okay. […]

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Here Are 9 Popular Junk Foods Philly Does Better

There was a time — long before food blogs existed, long before the rise of cheflebrities — when the world assumed kitchen workers ate like royalty at home — […]

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Northeast Philly’s Blue Duck Hosts Jewish Deli Pop-Up

Northeast Philadelphia’s Blue Duck is turning two and celebrating with a couple days worth of events. On Sunday, October 2nd, owners Kris Serviss, Joe Callahan […]

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Blue Duck Celebrates First Anniversary

The Blue Duck in Northeast Philadelphia is celebrating its first year in business with a week of specials. Tonight, a “Reverse Taco Exchange” brings Adan […]

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Vendy and Burger Brawl Winners

This week saw two big food competitions go down in Philadelphia. On Saturday, Philadelphia’s food truck scene was saluted with the Vendy Awards. The “Oscars […]

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Burger Brawl Tickets Now On Sale

Once a year there comes an event so big and so meaty that attendees must prepare themselves far in advance to consume so much beefy […]

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About Last Night: Masters, Cooking Masterfully

The story line of Open Stove XXXIII is an odd one: For the first time, the competition was comprised of two graduates of the COOK Masters […]

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Blue Duck Sandwich Company Is Now Open

Kris Serviss has opened his Blue Duck Sandwich Company at 2859 Holme Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The BYOB serves much more than just sandwiches. Highlights from the […]

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TONIGHT: Two Puffy Ducks at Sancho Pistola’s

Kris Serviss, who is justabouttoopen Blue Duck Sandwich Company at 2859 Holme Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia is showing off his taco making ability at tonight’s […]