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Kong Gonged

Craig LaBan has an off-kilter set of experiences at Michael O’Halloran’s Kong in Northern Liberties. There were a handful of modest successes: a bright arugula […]

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3 Bells For Meritage

Craig LaBan reviews the transformed Meritage and finds that the Asian influenced cuisine of Anne Coll has made the neighborhood restaurant a destination. [W]hat separates […]

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Snackbar Finds Right Note

Craig LaBan says that Rittenhouse Square’s Snackbar has finally struck the right cord and its harmony is best exemplified in the chicken pot pie deconstructed. […]

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Miga Brings Korean To Center City

Miga brings Korean food to Center City Philadelphia and Craig LaBan wonders, what took so long. Like many Korean restaurants, Miga’s menu is huge, with […]

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Wine Thief Squeaks Out Two Bells

Craig LaBan reviews Mt. Airy’s new bistro, the Wine Thief and despite a shaky first visit he finds enough improvement in subsequent visits to award […]

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Soulful Italian Fare

Craig LaBan doesn’t have much bad to say about his trips to Girasole, the glitzy Italian restaurant just steps from the Avenue of the Arts, […]

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How Many Bells for Girasole?

This weekend Craig LaBan turns his critical eye towards Girasole, the reborn Italian restaurant at the foot of the Symphony House off Broad Street. [poll […]

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Worth The Trip

Craig LaBan heads to Bethlehem this week, not following a star but towards Bolette, a New American restaurant in an old Inn. A restaurant that […]

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Scrumptious & A Bargain

We like the word scrumptious though we don’t hear it nearly enough. So we were excited to see it used by Craig LaBan to describe […]

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Two Bells For Brauhaus Schmitz

Craig LaBan’s praise for Brauhaus Schmitz manages to rise above the din that the Inquirer’s restaurant critic invariably complains about. But where it counts most […]

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How Many Bells For Brauhaus Schmitz?

Craig LaBan is going to give Brauhaus Schmitz the bell treatment this Sunday. In yesterday’s online chat he had this to say about the schweinshaxe: […]

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Swift Half Gets Two Bells

Craig LaBan has been driven to haiku and song over the Good Dog so it was sure to be interesting to see what he had […]

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Meal Ticket Scores Interview With Craig LaBan

This week’s edition of the Good Word features Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Drew Lazor has seven questions for the Inquirer’s food critic. THE […]

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For Whom The Bells Toll: Swift Half

This Sunday Craig LaBan reviews the Piazza at Schmidt’s Swift Half. How will the sibling to Good Dog do under Craig LaBan’s gaze. Will LaBan […]

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In With The New At Oyster House

Craig LaBan checks out the new interpretation of the Oyster House on Sansom Street and though he finds some classics off a bit there is […]