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8 #GayPhilly Instagrams You May Have Missed This Week: The Gayboys and Indians Edition

Every Friday we roundup the best shots from some of Philly’s most clickable LGBT Instagram hams. Gay alert the Philly Car Show: PhillyGayCalendar’s Steve McCann, […]


2014 James Beard Semifinalists Announced

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists have been announced. Local chefs and restaurateurs and restaurants made it to the semifinals in ten categories including Outstanding […]


Philly Cooks May Be Your Only Chance At Tasting Nick Elmi’s Food Any Time Soon

So it’s not like Laurel was easy to get into before chef Nick Elmi was named Top Chef last week. With 22 seats, a five-night-a-week […]


Nick Elmi and His Food

With Top Chef in the rearview mirror, we look back at Nick Elmi’s career at Le Bec Fin, Rittenhouse Tavern and now at Laurel.


Laurel Chef Nicholas Elmi Wins Top Chef

Congrats to Philadelphia chef Nicholas Elmi, who won Bravo’s Top Chef competition on Wednesday night.


The Gaslight Will Host a Top Chef Viewing Party

Join Philadelphia cheftestant Jason Cichonski for a Top Chef Finale viewing party at The Gaslight, his recently opened bar in Old City. Root for Laurel’s Nick […]


It Was a Top Chef Reunion at Laurel Last Night

While many of us were watching Top Chef last night, Nick Elmi was at Laurel where he was just finishing up cooking for Top Chef former castmates Jason Cichonski […]


Nick Elmi’s Laurel Called “Stellar”

Brian Freedman reviews Nick Elmi’s Laurel for Philadelphia Weekly. Freedman calls the East Passyunk BYOB “stellar.” Berkshire pork lavished in its triumvirate of treatments, and each one, […]


Mark Your Calendars: East Passyunk Restaurant Week Is Coming

The second annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, February 23rd through March 1st, 2014. The week of restaurant deals will include Noord’s […]


Top Chef Episode 11 Recap: Tom, Nick Took My Oven…

Back to school. Back to school. To prove to Tom, that I’m no fool… But first, Questlove. If you don’t already know, Questlove is the […]


Top Chef Episode 10 Recap: In The Hall Of The Gnocchi King

The wind in our sails is at full gale force! Philadelphia is riding high! Additional assorted sailing metaphors to describe Dr. Elmi’s momentum and our […]


Nick Elmi’s Laurel Opening on East Passyunk

Top Chef contestant Nick Elmi opens his own restaurant tomorrow, November 5th at 1617 E Passyunk Avenue. Laurel is a 24-seat BYOB that will serve […]


Top Chef Episode 5 Recap: A Musical Interlude

Happy Halloween! This week we learn that Tom Colicchio was raised by wolves and what Gail and Padma will look like when they get older. […]


Top Chef Episode 2 Recap: Good Looks Don’t Win Challenges

Much like a skilled chef packing 10 pounds of flavor into a 5 pound dish, a skilled TV editor can make an hour’s worth of […]


Top Chef New Orleans Episode 1: Show Us Your Grits!

At the risk of being contrarian, I’ll just go ahead and say that I loathe the Geico commercial with the talking camel. However, I’d be […]