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Vedge Bridges Gap Between Omnivores and Vegans

Brian Freedman is the latest critic to heap praise on Rich Landau’s vegan restaurant, Vedge. Richard Landau’s and Kate Jacoby’s Vedge, which resides in the […]

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Eat, Drink and Enjoy Stateside

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Loco Pez Review Finds Tacos, Drinks and a Hot Dog to Like

Brian Freedman hangs out wit the cool kids at Fishtown’s Loco Pez, where he finds “a bar with a sense of inclusion, humor … and […]

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Shawarma Food Truck Impresses on Streets of West Philadelphia

In this week’s Philadelphia Weekly Brian Freedman reviews Marrakesh Express, the food truck version of the storefront that vanished from our foodscape last spring. Chicken […]

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Tapestry Brings Queen Village the Neighbor It Always Wanted

Brian Freedman reviews Tapestry at 5th and Bainbridge in Queen Village. He finds this neighborhood pub might have the right stuff to succeed where Coquette and […]

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Sammy Chon’s Disappoints

The warning signs were right there in the opening banchan. Sammy Chon’s K-Town BBQ let down Brian Freedman in dish after dish. [T]he characterless dolsot bibimbap, […]

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Beer and Food Working Together at American Sardine Bar

Brian Freedman finds that the food at American Sardine Bar works just fine as an accompaniment to the bar’s beer program. It’s with the simpler […]

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Ulivo Does the Italian BYOB Right

Brian Freedman works “perfect” or “perfectly” into his review of Joseph Scarpone’s new Ulivo six times. The whole experience isn’t perfect but as you might […]

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PW Calls Sbraga “Stellar”

Brian Freedman buys into the Sbraga experience from the foie gras soup forward. There’s just so much to love at Sbraga, not least of which […]

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Dough Draws at Birra

With mac and cheese served in a bowl of pizza dough you might think Birra is just about the excess. Brian Freedman finds that isn’t […]

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Stellar Noodles at Yummy Lan Zhou

Brian Freedman checks out Yummy Lan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House and finds that Chinatown has a new noodle house star. Noodles, however, are the expected star […]

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Tashan Gains Another Fan

Brian Freedman is the latest to sing the praises of Tashan. Among the accolades, “intriguing,” “creative” and “well executed.” So much is so good here. […]

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What Could Be at Jasmine Rice

Potential isn’t really what you’re looking for in a meal. Unfortunately for Jasmine Rice, execution left Brian Freedman longing for the meal he could have […]

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Seriously Accomplished Food on Main Street

There’s no end to praise Brian Freedman heaps on Clark Gilbert’s Gemelli on Main. At his best, Gilbert sends out gems like the mammoth portion […]

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More Than Just Pizza at Santucci’s

Brian Freedman reviews Santucci’s at 10th and Christian. Unsurprisingly he digs the pizza and finds that the menu is deeper than just the square pie. […]