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Three Bells & Plenty of Praise for Adsum

Craig LaBan has plenty of praise for Matt Levin and his Adsum. It’s LaBan’s most glowing review in quite some time. Levin, partnered here with […]

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Two Bells for Tweed

Craig LaBan has plenty of good things to say about Tweed and chef David Cunningham. Cunningham nailed a perfect balance of complex flavors. A tart […]

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How Many Bells for Tweed?

So how will Craig LaBan like Tweed. The Center City restaurant received just 1 1/2 stars from Trey Popp in Philadelphia Magazine. And LaBan’s been […]

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Around the Web: Lunching Edition

Where can you find one of the most legitimate Korean restaurants around? Would you believe in the parking lot behind Chili’s and Atlantis Gentleman’s Club? […]

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LaBan Looks for More from Amuse

Craig LaBan sees potential at Amuse but he has a long list of items that need change before the restaurant reaches its full aptitude. Amuse […]

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City Tap House Smacked

Zoinks! Craig LaBan crushes City Tap House citing dirty glasses, bland food, clueless service and mice on the green roof. Where City Tap House really […]

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Good Italian from a Talented Chef

Zest is the word of the day in Craig LaBan’s review of Tavolo in Huntingdon Valley. The zesty little lamb meatballs, served with mint pesto […]

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One Bell for Twenty Manning Grill

Craig LaBan takes Twenty Manning Grill out for a test drive and finds that the new take still needs to work some kinks out. If […]

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Two Bells for Kraftwork

There’s enough that Craig LaBan likes at Kraftwork to warrant a two bell review though there are some issues with consistency. The silky chicken liver […]

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How Many Bells for Kraftwork

Craig LaBan goes gastropubing in Fishtown this week as he reviews Kraftwork. How will the Girard Avenue beer bar fare? [poll id=”105″] Kraftwork [Official Site]

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Brooklyn No. 2 Number One at Ranstead Room

Of course Craig LaBan couldn’t ignore the Ranstead Room in his review of El Rey. He found the back-alley cocktail lounge to have a “uniquely […]

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LaBan Does Not Love El Rey

Craig LaBan reviews Stephen Starr’s El Rey and LaBan is not very happy with the design, operations or noise levels. Luckily for the restaurant, chef Dionicio Jimenez‘ plates […]

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Staying Power & More at Avenida

Craig LaBan has plenty of praise for Mt. Airy’s Avenida, the Latin American restaurant that is making its mark on Germantown Avenue. [I]t is Edgar’s […]

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HandyNasty Gets 3 Bells

Craig LaBan sings the chorus of the praise-filled song food bloggers have been humming since the spicy and thrilling Han Dynasty opened in Old City. [T]he […]

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An Interview with Craig LaBan

Craig LaBan gives an interview to Emily Callaghan of Drexel’s Table Matters. Find out which Jose Garces restaurant LaBan says puts out the best food, […]