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Three Bells For Mica

Craig LaBan has nothing but praise for Mica, Chip Roman’s Chestnut Hill restaurant ably steered by 26-year old chef Jason Cichonski. Cichonski is one of […]

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Philly’s Next Great BYOB

Craig LaBan may not like the name The Farm and Fisherman but he had heaps of praise  for the rest of the experience at Josh […]

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Around the Web: Family Business, Weird Combos and Gluten-Free Adventures

It’s like father, like son at Haddonfield’s Fuji. Craig LaBan discovers that Jesse Ito is following in his father’s impressive footsteps. [Philadelphia Inquirer] Meal Ticket […]

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One Bell for Farmers’ Cabinet

Craig LaBan reviews The Farmers’ Cabinet and although he thoroughly enjoys the liquid part of the menu, the food leaves him puzzled and asking a […]

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Sloppiness Dooms Farmer’s Daughter

Craig LaBan takes the Farmer’s Daughter to task for its use of farm, its food, its service and the restaurant’s curvy logo. The main goal […]

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Inquirer Picks Top Local Beers

For the second year running Craig LaBan and a crew of experts set out to pick the best local beer. Different than last year, this […]

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Tapas Spreads to Burbs

Craig LaBan finds the tapas at Conshohocken’s Isabella to be a “pleasant surprise.” The chicken entree (which I’d normally ignore) was a plump and juicy […]

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Two Bells for Monsu

Craig LaBan is excited for the Sicilian flavors coming out of Peter McAndrew’s kitchen at Monsu, from the standard of mussels and branzino to island’s […]

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Traditional and Conteporary Working Together at Opa

Craig LaBan notes that Opa adds worthy meatball and burger plates to our culinary landscape but the Sansom Street Greek restaurant and lounge shines most […]

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The News Everyone Missed: Plotkin vs. LaBan Lawsuit Settled

It’s pretty amazing that in a town where restaurant news travels at supersonic speeds, this little tidbit could have sat for so long. A thread […]

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Playing It Safe on Passyuunk

Craig LaBan is not impressed with Salt & Pepper at its new digs on East Passyunk. “Boring,” “humdrum” and “bland” are among the adjectives used […]

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Foraging for Ramps with Mike Stollenwerk

James Osborne accompanies Mike Stollenwerk to forage for ramps at a secret locale. Where do they wind up? In this scallop dish from Fish that […]

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Quick Bites: Four Bells for Twitter, More Fuel, Less Haru & a Twisted Tail

Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan is now on Twitter. [@CraigLaBan] Scott Swiderski is out of the Serafina project three weeks before it was to open. […]

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Good News, Bad News for Stollenwerk

Craig LaBan uses his review of Michael Stollenwerk’s Fathom Seafood House to bestow a third bell on Stollenwerk’s  Fish. LaBan is not nearly as kind […]

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Around the Web: Manakeesh Edition

Manakeesh, the Lebanese bakery and cafe at 45th and Walnut has seen a flurry of positive coverage in blogs and print. Craig LaBan sung the […]