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How Many Bells For Apamate?

Craig LaBan is reviewing Apamate, South Street’s Spanish restaurant this Sunday. [Poll=26] Update: The review is posted and the Foobooz readers got it right. Apamate […]

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Three Bells For Supper

Craig LaBan pours the praise on for Supper, the South Street, small plates restaurant that he calls “one of the most exciting restaurants” he’s reviewed […]

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LaBan Reviews Las Bugambilias

Carlos Molina who was a longtime chef at Tequila’s now has his own place, Las Bugambilias on South Street. Craig LaBan visits and approves the […]

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Chatting with LaBan

We missed a week of rounding up of Craig LaBan’s Tuesday chat, but we’re back with the highlights. Despite his best efforts to coax the […]

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Ted’s On Main

Craig LaBan can be a demanding reviewer but never more so than when the topic is Louisiana cuisine. So it speaks volumes when he finds […]

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St. Stephens Green

St. Stephens Green’s chef, Ben McNamara certainly has a fan in Craig LaBan. LaBan gushes about McNamara who he calls, “one of the most consistent […]

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Chatting with LaBan

The Inquirer’s esteemed food critic Craig LaBan was en fuego in this week’s online chat! We always love to see how he’ll handle the innocent […]

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2 Bells To Cochon

Craig LaBan reviews Cochon, the French bistro named for a pig on the border of Queen Village and Bella Vista in South Philadelphia. Cochon’s best […]

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Blue Pear Bistro

A historic general store next to the Dilworthtown Inn is now the Blue Pear Bistro and is serving up casual comfort food updates from former […]

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The Year In Bells

Craig LaBan looks back at the year in restaurants in Philadelphia bumping up the ratings for three restaurants, Rae to 3 bells and Brandywine Prime […]

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Shundeez Gets Two Bells

Craig LaBan visits Shundeez in Chestnut Hill for some affordable and tasty Persian food. Kabobs are this menu’s best bets, which makes sense, considering it […]

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City Grange

Photo by Ryan Charles Craig LaBan puts City Grange through the ringer and finds the restaurant at the Westin suffers from careless cooking and an […]

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Silk City

Photo by Ryan Charles It’s been a case of revolving chefs at Silk City since it opened but hopefully there’s some stability now and the […]

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Bluefin

Craig LaBan likes Bluefin in Plymouth Meeting even if he thinks it getting the same food rating as Morimoto is a bit insane. It’s an […]

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Honey in Doylestown

Craig LaBan tastes Honey in Doylestown. Not surprisingly honey plays a major role in the dishes, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Whether McAtee scores […]