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Warmdaddy’s Luke Warm

Craig LaBan focuses on Warmdaddy’s this week and finds Warmdaddy’s new location on Delaware Avenue generic, and without unique flavor. We were pretty much out […]

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The Washington Post Looks At Philly BYOs

The Washington Post takes a look at how Philadelphia’s BYO revolution has energized the city’s dining scene. Included are money quotes from Craig LaBan, David […]

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Fried Oysters With A Twist At Matyson

Craig LaBan tastes Matyson’s version of fried oysters. Instead of the heavy breading typical in local fish houses, Matyson sous-chef Brian Lofink crusts three Virginia […]

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An Unkind Chop

PhilaFoodie, who is a lawyer by day, takes a look at Chops Restaurant libel lawsuit against Craig LaBan. No matter how unkind, a restaurant review […]

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A Fried Bologna Sandwich

Craig LaBan finds the throwback “Center Cut” sandwich at Spamps in Conshohocken to be a tasty best seller. The bologna is actually thick-cut Hatfield meat, […]

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Craig LaBan headed out to Radnor with a healthy case of skepiticism to try out Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, a high end chain from the folks […]

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Kitchen 233

Stephen Starr alum Chris Painter, who worked at Tangerine and opened Angelina’s is back in the kitchen, this time in South Jersey’s Kitchen 233. Craig […]

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Drinking With Craig LaBan

Craig LaBan tries out Iron Hill’s new bottled beers and finds them to definitely be worth a try. I was particularly impressed with the Tripel […]

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Vintage

For his final review of 2006, Craig LaBan visits Vintage, the wine bar next to El Vez on 13th Street. He finds good values in […]

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Craig LaBan Steps Out From Behind The Shadows

Craig LaBan did a book signing. How do you do a book signing while keeping your identity hidden? Did he ask Salman Rushdie for tips? […]

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Tuesday Night

Lots of things going on tonight. Dirty Frank’s is having Yards Pints specials and taboo talk time with The Enabler from 8 to 11 PM. […]

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LaBan Unveiled?

Craig LaBan will be out in public this evening reading from and signing is book at the Penn Bookstore. LaBan has always been very guarded […]

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Lacroix

Craig LaBan has added Lacroix to Philadelphia’s pantheon of restaurants. Lacroix joins the illustrious company of The Fountain, Le Bec-Fin, Susanna Foo, Striped Bass and […]

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Good Dog Bar & Restaurant

Craig LaBan visits the Good Dog Bar and Restaurant at 224 S 15th Street and finds one of Philadelphia’s most inventive gastro-pubs and its best […]

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Sola

Bryn Mawr bistro Sola goes under Craig LaBan’s microscope this week, and he finds good vibes and dishes described as “amazingly crisp,” “superbly moist” and […]