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Best Parts of Raw Are Not Raw

Craig LaBan visits Raw Sushi and Sake Lounge on the Piazza at Schmidts and isn’t really thrilled with the restaurant. It sounds like owner Tony […]

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Zeppoli: 100 Decibels; 2 Bells

Craig LaBan enjoyed his dinner if not the din at Collingswood’s Zeppoli. A baked orata with crispy potatoes gilded by slow-cooked artichokes and caper berries, […]

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Two Bells for Circles

Craig LaBan explores Newbold’s Circles and finds that the modest Thai restaurant might just be tops of our Thai restaurant heap. I especially loved the […]

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Two Bells for Manayunk’s Gemelli on Main

Craig LaBan checks out Clark Gilbert’s latest stop, Gemelli on Main. The talented chef is on to his tenth restaurant in 16 years, this one […]

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Pedigreed Chef Remakes McCrossen’s

Back in August we told you that McCrossen’s Tavern had gotten serious about food under the guidance of Four Seasons veteran Townsend Wentz. Craig LaBan’s […]

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3 Bells for A.kitchen

Craig LaBan is reminded of just how good a chef Bryan Sikora can be during three outstanding meals at a.kitchen. It’s the fish dishes, always […]

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How Many Bells for a.kitchen?

Last week Craig LaBan blasted Serafina. This week he crosses 18th Street to review a.kitchen. How will Bryan Sikora’s restaurant rate. [poll id=”149″]

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LaBan Blasts Serafina

It probably doesn’t bode well for your restaurant when a customer threatens to knock out a member of Craig LaBan’s dining party, commonplace Italian food […]

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Maryland’s Fair Hill Inn Gets Three Bells

Once in a long while, Craig LaBan makes a trip down to Maryland for a review. Yesterday he reviewed Elkton Maryland’s Fair Hill Inn where […]

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Xilantro Disappoints

It was too loud, the flavors muted, the margaritas unbalanced and the prices too steep. Craig LaBan is not impressed with Wayne’s Mexican spot, Xilantro. […]

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Food of the Republic of Georgia? Absolutely

Craig LaBan heads to Lower Bucks County for flavors of the former Soviet Union. At Restaurant Absolute LaBan finds owner and chef Teimurazi Kikvidze turning […]

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One Bell for Frankford Hall

Craig LaBan gives the pretzels, sausage and the three entrees at Frankford Hall the once over. He doesn’t come away impressed. He does however use […]

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A Thorough Boo for Thai Kuu

Craig LaBan lambasts Thai Kuu in Sunday’s Inquirer crushing the food, cost and service enroute to a stinging zero-bell review. A food-runner was positively flummoxed […]

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How Many Bells for Talula’s Garden?

This week Craig LaBan will be reviewing Talula’s Garden. He once gave Aimee Olexy four bells for her Django but he’s never given four bells […]

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943 Equals Two Bells

Craig LaBan really enjoys dining at 943, the Argentinian/Italian BYOB by Pascual “Pat” Cancelliere situated on 9th Street in the Italian Market. beef is 943’s […]