Brian Freedman

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In Olney for Korean

Brian Freedman heads to Korean stronghold, Olney for what turns out to be a mixed affair at Seorabol. So while there are definite flashes of […]

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Center City Grille Defeats Critic

Brian Freedman has a ghastly time of it at Center City Grille at the corner of 20th and Ludlow. Center City Grille’s mushroom soup has […]

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Brazilian Meat without the Shtick

Brian Freedman visits the Northeast’s Picanha Grill for a more authentic look at Brazilian barbecue than that found in Center City’s shrines to meat. And […]

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Phnom-enal

Brian Freedman heads to 7th and Moyamensing for some Cambodian adventure eating at New Phnom Penh. That combination noodle soup turned out to be one […]

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Glowing Report from Fork & Barrel

Brian Freedman is impressed with Fork & Barrel in East Falls. Calling the candle-lit bar a destination as much for food as it is for […]

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PBR Makes Mark in Old City

Brian Freedman praises the menu at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, finding the bar/restaurant to be a welcome grown-up addition to Old City. [Chef Jordan] Sauter, […]

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Barbuzzo Praised

Brian Freedman calls Barbuzzo the best restaurant in the Safran & Turney 13th Street empire. Fideua, essentially a less familiar take on paella with short […]

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Slurping Through Nan Zhou

Brian Freedman heads to Nan Zhou Hand Dawn Noodle House in Chinatown and happily gnaws his way through his appetizers as he prepares for the […]

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Right Notes at Sonata

Brian Freedman has heaps of praise for Sonata on Liberties Walk, even for the chicken. This was no leathery Purdue breast—it was a wholly original […]

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Good, Honest Catahoula

Brian Freedman finds excellent Louisiana cuisine without the schlocky beads and fleur de lis at Queen Village’s Catahoula. Louisiana’s is among the most poorly parroted […]

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Happy Days at Happy Rooster

Brian Freedman calls the Happy Rooster’s latest incarnation “newly spectacular.” The kitchen here, under the relatively new direction of Chef Jason Goodenough, fares just as […]

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More Attention Needed at Cichetteria 19

It is a mixed bag at Cichetteria 19 where the wine shines and the food is hit or miss. The problem here seems to be […]

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Mainstreaming at Mumbai

Brian Freedman asks if Indian food is becoming the new Chinese. At Mumbai Bistro the answer appears to be yes, for better and worse. I […]

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Brunch Elevated at Green Eggs

Brian Freedman has plenty of praise for Green Eggs Cafe as he finds attention to detail keeps the decadent from becoming overwrought. This, essentially, is […]

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Adsum Receives Praise

Brian Freedman praises Matt Levin’s food at Adsum as being complex, effortless and unpretentious. The majority of the food here is more complicated than it […]