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Craig LaBan’s Online Chat

Yesterday Philadelphia food critic, Craig LaBan’s online chat touched on his rating system, Mexican burrito chains and hogging restaurant reservations. Restaurant Chat: Breaking down the […]

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Coquette Gets 2 Bells

Photo by Ryan Charles Craig LaBan takes in Coquette, the star-crossed French bistro at the restaurant black hole of 5th and Bainbridge. Coquette, it seems, […]

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Craig LaBan With Jeff Benjamin

Craig LaBan was joined by Vetri and Osteria co-owner Jeff Benjamin yesterday on his online chat and it made for some interesting reading about service […]

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LaBan Reviews Liberian Restaurant

Craig LaBan goes way off the grid this week in his review of Memdee’s, a Liberian restaurant in Southwest Philadelphia. Tucked deep in the residential […]

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Ida Mae’s For Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner

In a review sure to get Philebrity riled up Craig LaBan drops “funky” three times in his review of Fishtown’s Ida Mae’s. But he finds […]

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Talula’s Table

Craig LaBan doesn’t give out any bells to Talula’s Table but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of his favorite meals of the year. Instead […]

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Salento

Photo by Ryan Charles Craig LaBan reviews Salento, the newish Italian BYOB at 23rd and Walnut. He finds Salento a “worthy addition” to the crowded […]

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Thai In Manayunk

Craig LaBan takes a look at Chabaa Thai on Main Street in Manayunk. He discovers the spot has come a ways from its original muffled […]

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Main Line Beer Bar Gets Props

Craig LaBan heads to Wayne to try the new beer bar Teresa’s Next Door. Teresa’s Next Door is more than a curious social scene. It […]

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Blackbird Eating Establishment

One of Craig LaBan’s favorite young chefs, Alex Capasso is back with his own place, Blackbird Eating Establishment in Collingswood, and it is excellent. It […]

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La Rosa Pizza Is Legit

Not quite thin crust, not quite Sicilian, La Rosa Pizza at Broad and Snyder “deserves a hearty bite of consideration in the great pizza debate.” […]

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Food and Drinq

The Philadelphia Inquirer has gone and taken the food blog plunge debuting Food and Drinq this morning. Backed by Inquirer writers Maureen Fitzgerald, Michael Klein, […]

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707

Craig LaBan tries the comfort food of 707 Restaurant & Lounge and finds some worthwhile comfort food updates but not enough to escape a one […]

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PhilaFoodie Calls LaBan Photo “Mis-Steak”

PhilaFoodie gives his intelligent and well written take on the Craig LaBan/Philly Mag flap. Philly Mag: Publishing LaBan’s Picture Was a Mis-Steak [PhilaFoodie]

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Modo Mio Reviewed

Craig LaBan reports on Modo Mio, the Italian BYO on Girard Avenue that has quickly become a destination for those beyond the neighborhood. The rustic […]