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Critic Risks Life, Reviews His Mother’s Thanksgiving

“The stuffing, really, was the only dish that didn’t quite take flight. And though I was reminded over and again how my mother had broken […]

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Digging on Swine at the Industry

Love of all things swine can almost be cliche these days and would be if pork weren’t so damned delicious. Brian Freedman finds the piggie […]

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Le Bec Fin Reviewed in Top-10 Style

Brian Freedman provides his take on Le Bec Fin in top-10 format. And number ten on his list sums up his experience at Nicolas Fanucci’s […]

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Spencer’s Burgers Are All About the Toppings

Brian Freedman took a trip on over to Drexel‘s campus to check out Spencer ETA Burger, brought to campus by the team behind Sabrina’s (the […]

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Urban Enoteca Compared to a Dead Fish

Brian Freedman does not enjoy his wine or dinner at the Latham Hotel’s new Urban Enoteca. And that’s putting it mildly. Worst of all was […]

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Vietnam House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

Brian Freedman reviews Vietnam House at the corner of 9th and Race Streets and finds the spot is doing Vietnamese classics well and at bargain […]

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Milk & Honey Cafe Has Some Work To Do

Brian Freedman takes a look at Milk & Honey Cafe on the Parkway, the offshoot of the popular West Philly market, and finds that while the food […]

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Nom Nom Lives Up to Its Moniker

Brian Freedman finds Nom Nom Ramen to be a great success. He also tries out the Hiyahsi chilled noodle dish. Karai miso sizzles with a […]

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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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Brunch at Square Peg

Brian Freedman decides to review Matt Levin’s Square Peg for brunch and he likes it. [T]here are enough tweaks throughout the menu to keep things […]

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Behind the Scenes of Lee and Hop Sing

Brian Freedman visits with Hop Sing Laundromat’s Lêe and finds out more about the man and his bar than even Freedman expected. As for the […]

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Brick American Eatery Lands Like a Brick

Brian Freedman has a disastrous time of it at Brick American Eatery on the 1700 block of Lombard Street. [I]t’s the food that really burrowed […]

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Blue Cat Provides More Latin Flare for Fairmount

Brian Freedman claims that the Latin Blue Cat is a worthy addition to the suddenly red-hot Fairmount neighborhood. Salmon filet, beneath a gorgeous crust from the […]

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A Good Review for Nomad Pizza

“As cozy as a family gathering” is how Brian Freedman describes dinner at Nomad Pizza. We wished all family gatherings came with pizzas like this. […]

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Hot Dog Shops Go Head to Head in Philadelphia Weekly

Brian Freedman puts Hot Diggity and Underdogs to a head-to-head test. The results? Try them all. The Battle Between Two Hot Dog Joints: Hot Diggity […]