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Turney and Safran 13th Street Update

There’s always a lot of going on along the Thirteenth Street empire of Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, although recently, it has been extra newsworthy. Craig […]

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13 Diners You’ll Find in Philly

We here at Foobooz certainly enjoy Philadelphia’s food scene but that doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally roll our eyes at some of the other dining […]

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Guide To the Jersey Shore Guides

It’s Friday, the ocean is calling your name, it’s going to be absolutely beautiful both today and tomorrow. Leave work now. The Internet has spoken, […]

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A Look at Lancaster’s Food Scene

The Inquirer’s Craig LaBan goes to Lancaster and finds that food scene has come a long way from all-you-can-eat smorgasbords. Now, some of what’s coming […]

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Three Critics Walk Into a Chat Room

Craig LaBan’s online chat this afternoon will feature LaBan talking with City Paper’s Adam Erace and Philadelphia magazine’s Trey Popp. Stop by Philly.com at 2 p.m. to […]

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Did We Create This Culinary Monster?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about what kind of restaurant town we really want to be. In the Philadelphia magazine that’s on the […]

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Craig LaBan’s Ultimate Guide to Chinatown

Everytime you walk through Fujianese soup dumplings  you can find a new culinary discovery. Such was the case as Craig LaBan discovered Chinese Restaurant, a nondescript […]

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Craig LaBan’s Year in Bells

Craig LaBan’s Year in Bells came out last weekend. The annual feature includes some revisits to restaurants reviewed earlier and the announcement of a Chef […]

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All of the Craig LaBan Zero Bell Reviews

Craig LaBan has hit Center City steak-and-seafood chain Ocean Prime with a well-deserved zero bell review, his second zero bell review for 2013. Here, a […]

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A Look at Dining on the Avenue of the Arts

Craig LaBan looks at restaurants on the Avenue of the Arts. Paying special attention to what’s imminent, Jose Garces’ Volver; the reinvented, Perch Pub; and […]

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Mistral in Princeton Gets Two “Very Good” Reviews

Mistral in Princeton lands reviews in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. Scott Anderson and business partner, Stephen Distler who also on Elements in Princeton, […]

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Craig LaBan’s Coneys Are American Sardine Bar’s Sandwich of the Month

Each month, American Sardine Bar chef Scott Schroeder offers a guest sandwich at his Point Breeze bar. This month Craig LaBan is up and the “2 […]

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John Bucci Is Back on the Line at John’s Roast Pork

John Bucci Jr. is back at John’s Roast Pork. Five years ago Bucci faced leukemia and required a bone marrow transfer. Once given a 50/50 […]

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Pizzeria Beddia Is LaBan’s Object of Spicy Desire

“This tiny Fishtown corner takeout is as inconvenient as possible – open only Wednesday through Saturday, with a limited cash-only menu and no phone.” – […]

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A Guide to the Philly Beer Week Guides

1,098 events, 160+unique venues,10 days. How do you deal with all these events? At Foobooz we’re going to give you a guide to the best […]