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Craig LaBan Hits the Shore

Craig LaBan makes his annual trek to the shore and looks at the end of one tradition and at several new restaurants looking to make […]

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Argentinian Flavors at Hoof + Fin

Craig LaBan takes Argentinian BYOB Hoof + Fin to task on the noise level but doesn’t have many complaints about the food. I much preferred […]

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No Changes Necessary at Mr. Martino’s

Craig LaBan visits the weekend-only Mr. Martino’s on East Passyunk and finds a restaurant reluctant for a moment in the foodie sun but one that […]

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Highs and Lows at Treno

Craig LaBan scorches service but enjoys blistered crust at Treno, Westmont, New Jersey’s new casual pizza restaurant. [W]hen Fuller’s pizzaioli hit their mark, these pies […]

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Surprise for Best Beer

Craig LaBan assempled an ace-team of beer aficionados to pick the best beer in the area. What they picked will most likely surprise you. Taste-testing […]

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SPTR Gets Two Bells

Craig LaBan has some beers and some of Philadelphia’s best pub food at South Philadelphia Taproom. Schroeder has significantly stepped up this kitchen’s consistency, and […]

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Fusion Tastes at Cork

Craig LaBan gives a shout out to one of South Jersey’s best beer lists at Cork in Westmont and follows it up with a salute […]

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Solid Korean Comes to Former Wasteland

Craig LaBan doesn’t have to venture far for his latest review as he heads up Callowhill to praise the latest addition to the street’s “restaurant […]

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Lip-Buzzing Harmony at Han Dynasty

Craig LaBan sings the praises of the dry-pot style fish at Han Dynasty. It’s a sweaty, chile-forward experience if ever there was one, but it’s […]

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It’s Hit-Or-Miss at R2L

Has Daniel Stern lost his mojo? You have to wonder after some of the gaffes that Craig LaBan encounters in his review of the soaring […]

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Sycamore Gets Two Bells

Craig LaBan makes it to Sycamore in Landowne where he finds chef Sam Jacobson catching attention with fine ingredients and creative combinations. For the most […]

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3 Bells for Amis

Craig LaBan wasn’t convinced while dining at Amis during an early scouting mission but when it was time for a formal review, LaBan found Marc […]

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LaBan Blasts Bobby’s Burger Palace

In Craig LaBan’s online chat today he opened things up by blasting the burger at Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace. Check the crushing synopsis after […]

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Zavino Gets Two Bells

Craig LaBan finds the nightly specials to be the real treat at Zavino but what does he say about the pizza? But I’m not on […]

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Two Bells for Sampan

Craig LaBan enjoys Sampan despite some sharp criticisms for chef Michael Schulson’s Asian fusion eatery. For every gripe, though, there were more dishes that soared. […]