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Northern Liberties 2nd Street Festival is Back

The 6th annual 2nd Street Festival is back. On August 3rd from noon to 10 p.m., enjoy 6-blocks of over 150 vendors, including restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, […]

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One Month, Nine Bars, No Repeats

For the month of March, nine Northern Liberties bars are getting together and making sure they don’t pour the same beer twice. They’re calling it […]

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Dia De Los Muertos Menus Popping Up Around Town

Halloween may be a little bit damp this year (or, if you live in New Jersey, rescheduled by official decree of governor Christie), but your […]

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Image by mnd.ctrl via Flickr Last week we profiled several Day of the Dead celebrations at various Philadelphia restaurants. Here they all are again in […]

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Day of the Dead Dinner at El Camino

El Camino Real is hosting a special Day of the Dead Tequila dinner on November 1st. The $40 4-course dinner is paired with 4 Patron […]

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The Year In Bells

Craig LaBan looks back on the year that was in Philadelphia’s thriving dining scene and along the way he makes some adjustments to earlier grades. […]

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Chefs Making News

Jenn Carroll may not have won Top Chef but how can you not like someone who calls their mom everyday after work. [Grub Street] Adam […]

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Quick Bites

Mike’s Steaks has replaced Frank’s Old Philly-Style Sandwiches in the Comcast Center. Mike’s offers burgers, hoagies and hot dogs in addition to steak sandwiches. Fuel […]

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Top Chef Contestant Out

There was talk of a big party for Top Chef contestant Jennifer Zavala complete with a broadcast of the first episode of the Bravo series […]

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Top Jen

Which of Philadelphia’s contestants on Top Chef will go further? Will it be Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts by Eric Ripert or will it be […]

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Phinally Philly Flavor On Top Chef

The first five seasons of Top Chef were devoid of Philadelphia chefs but season 6 is looking to make up for that oversight. Premiering Wednesday, […]

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The Split Between Promise and Execution

Craig LaBan turns down shots at El Camino Real and suffers through the kitchen’s inconsistencies.    The raucous pace of which also seemed to unsettle […]

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How Many Bells For El Camino Real

We almost forgot to play the wildly popular For Whom The Bells Toll. This weekend Craig LaBan will be reviewing Northern Liberties’ El Camino Real. […]

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Best Fried Pickles

While we were doing our Around the Web links bonanza we pulled Veggicurious’  best fried pickles post aside because we’ve kind of become obsessed with […]

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Authenticity At El Camino Real

Adam Erace enjoys the ‘cue at El Camino Real. The better half of El Camino’s menu pays tribute to pit-style West Texas barbecue, with Zavala […]