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Seeing Red: Nunu Reviewed

Red, mostly. That’s what you notice first about Nunu, the new izakaya from Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh. Red lights. Red neon. A fat rainstorm […]

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For the Love of the Game: Andiario Reviewed

I’m so excited the day after I eat at Andiario, I tell everyone I know about it. I make phone calls. I write emails. I […]

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Soul Food: L’Anima Reviewed

At the hostess stand, they’re waiting for me when I walk in. Not because I have reservations. Not because anyone recognizes me coming. Just because […]

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The Expectation Trap: Suraya Reviewed

One of the joys of this gig is being proven wrong, or at least too quick to judge. And at Suraya, I wasn’t expecting much. […]

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2017 Year In Reviews, Part One

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re wrapping things up with a 3-part look back at the restaurants that moved us, disappointed us […]

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Not Built For Love: 24 Reviewed

On the floor at 24, the servers moved like they were on rails, following paths just a couple months old but already worn into the […]

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Aiming For The Middle: Cinder Reviewed

I go to Cinder on a gray afternoon, looking for comfort and distraction, and find it at the bar—two giant TVs showing football on one […]

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Dinner At The Fish Riot: Royal Sushi And Izakaya Reviewed

There are restaurants you go to because you’re hungry, and restaurants you go to because they’re cool. There are restaurant you go to because they’re […]

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Looking Back: The Best (And Worst) Restaurants Of 2016, Part 2

With 2016 coming to a close, we’re taking this week to look back at the year in restaurants. And while things didn’t start off great […]

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Looking Back: The Best (and Worst) Restaurants of 2016, Part 1

2016 was a big year in Philly’s restaurant community. We saw the openings of some of the best restaurants in the city–and a couple of […]

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The Leftovers: Double Knot

Stray thoughts, random musings and extraneous details from this week’s review of Michael Schulson‘s new izakaya/cafe, Double Knot. “This is one of the best restaurants […]

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The Star System is Stupid and Broken

At the conclusion of last week’s 3-star Stargazy review, a reader asked a very difficult question: So what about this doesn’t say four stars? The […]

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REVIEW: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Why is it that when the world learned of Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, complete strangers who never even knew him were overcome with tears? […]

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A Review of Girard’s Actual Food

Girard, the restaurant made famous for its no-tipping policy, rarely gets press for the food it serves up. Adam Erace rectified this oversight in a review […]

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PHOTOS: The Disco Biscuits and Giorgio Mordorer at City Bisco 2014

“We’re the Disco Biscuits. We came all the way from a couple blocks away.” That was the opening statement from tDB bassist Marc Brownstein at Saturday’s […]