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The Inn at St. Peter’s Village

Craig LaBan heads down some windy unmarked roads looking for a good meal in northern Chester County. The twists and turns wind up being worth […]

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Cantina Los Caballitos

Craig LaBan heads down to South Philadelphia’s Cantina Los Caballitos for some decidedly gringo Mexican grub. But grub that goes beyond the standard American take […]

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Bar Ferdinand

Bar Ferdinand has carved out its own niche of authentic tapas and excellent wine and beer selections. Craig LaBan heads to Northern Liberties and finds […]

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Rice Net Spring Rolls

Craig LaBan takes a look at the signature appetizer at Aqua, the new Malaysian at 7th and Chestnut Streets. The rice net spring rolls are […]

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The Gore In Gourmet

Craig LaBan heads out on a scary culinary adventure looking for an unusual meal and finds “restaurants are using every part of the animal but […]

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Crumb Tracker

This week’s Crumb Tracker with Craig LaBan went unsolved. Can you solve it? Guess which three restaurants I ate at from these three dishes, and […]

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Falafel Revolution

Craig LaBan’s Good Taste column this week focuses on falafel. In addition to the Israeli versions of falafel found at like Mama’s Vegetarian, Philly Falafel […]

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Borgata Restaurants

Craig LaBan visits the three new high-end restaurants at the Borgata in Atlantic City; Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Bobby Flay Steak and SeaBlue. His verdict […]

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Craig LaBan’s 76 Favorites

Craig LaBan and the Philadelphia Inquirer have released The Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Guide and today LaBan gives an inside look at the book and lists […]

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Burger Frauds

Each Tuesday Craig LaBan hosts an online chat that is always worth checking out. As part of his chats he often has a crumb tracker […]

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Mantra

Mantra goes under the microscope of Craig LaBan and comes away with just a single bell. But either Paris reaches too far with offerings that […]

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Howard House Tavern

Craig LaBan heads south to Maryland and visits Howard House Tavern where he finds little to be crabby about. Just far enough off the beaten […]

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LaBan In New Orleans

Craig LaBan didn’t have a review in this week’s Inquirer because he was on assignment in New Orleans, looking at the storied restaurant scene a […]

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Casona

Craig LaBan visits Casona in Collingswood and finds the new Cuban restaurant there is surprisingly the real deal. “Not quite “Nuevo Latino,” as Casona touts […]

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A Good Lunch Bet

Looking for a good lunch spot downtown? Consider Tampopo on Jewelers Row. The spicy pork kimchee don is a perfect example of Tampopo’s distinctive Korean-Japanese […]