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From the Magazine: The Death Of Le Bec-Fin

After 42 years, the most important restaurant in Philadelphia has ended its legendary reign. Here’s why what happens next matters. Forty-two years isn’t a long […]

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Le Bec’s New Chef Is Walter Abrams, French Laundry Alum

Our wall of possible Le Bec chefs Michael Klein gets the answer to the question that has been driving us crazy since word came of […]

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More Details on Nick Elmi and Rittenhouse Tavern

Former Le Bec-Fin chef Nick Elmi had about a month’s warning of the impending closure of Georges Perrier‘s landmark restaurant–and that was just fine by […]

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Le Bec’s Nick Elmi Lands at Upcoming Rittenhouse Tavern

Le Bec-Fin Chef and partner Nicholas Elmi won’t be without a job for long. Elmi will be the chef at Rittenhouse Tavern, the upcoming restaurant […]

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Observations from the Last Dinner Seating Ever at Georges Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin

Since I broke the news that Georges Perrier was selling Le Bec-Fin, I knew I had to eat there, having never had the pleasure. So […]

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Memories of Le Bec-Fin

Last pre-shift at Le Bec-Fin @NicolasFanucci We’ve spent the past two days cataloging our memories of Le Bec-Fin–from first reviews and interviews and profiles, to […]

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Our Favorite Georges Perrier Quotes

“Everybody want to fock Georges Perrier in the ass” – 2002 profile in Philadelphia magazine by Benjamin Wallace. “Change everything but the chandeliers.” – Perrier to his […]

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2002: What’s Eating Georges Perrier?

Since tomorrow is the final day of Georges Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin we are continuing to post some Philadelphia magazine content about the man and the […]

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From the Archives: Early Le Bec-Fin Ads

As there clearly isn’t anything to do today, we’ve been searching for Le Bec-Fin material in the Philadelphia magazine archives, hardbound volumes of the mag […]

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A Look Back, First Review of Le Bec-Fin

The following review appeared in the September 1974 issue of Philadelphia magazine. It is the first mention of Georges Perrier and Le Bec-Fin that we […]

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Le Bec-Fin’s Last Night Is Saturday

For those of you who want a last taste of the restaurant that defined (and re-defined) fine dining in Philadelphia, time is running out. Fast. […]

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Rumormongering: Setting the Record Straight On Thomas Keller and Le Bec-Fin

Yes, there was a moment there over the weekend–while we were all trying to figure out the details of the changing of the guard at […]

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The End of an Era: Georges Perrier Cedes Control of Le Bec-Fin

Less than one week after receiving a crushing two-bell review from Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan, legendary Le Bec-Fin founder Georges Perrier has signed a […]

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LaBan Lambasts Le Bec

This weekend Craig LaBan reset his Bell system with three new Four Bell restaurants and by demoting two. Lacroix went from four to three bells […]

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Bells Ring for Five

Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel’s just got his wings. Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved […]