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Philly Restaurant Patios and Rooftops Where You Can Thaw Out After Winter

Outdoor dining season is upon us, and we simply could not be more excited. Wednesday afternoon happy hour when it’s 72 degrees? We’re there. Sunday […]


For Chef Yun Fuentes, Bolo Is Personal

When chef Yun Fuentes was growing up in Puerto Rico, he’d often spend time with his abuela, a beautician with her own beauty parlor business […]


Nhan Vo and Andrew Dinh Vo on bún bò Huế and the Future of Cafe Nhan

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic food and beverage scene. For the complete archives, go here. […]

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How the Hell Should We Tip for Takeout?

Everyone I know has questions about tipping etiquette these days. Sure, it’s common practice in our country to tip 20 percent after a sit-down meal. […]


A Pop-Up in a BBQ Joint Is Changing the Way Philly Drinks Tea

On Monday and Tuesday afternoons, the occasional confused soul will wander into a bunker-like storefront on the corner of York and Martha streets to gaze […]

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The Beer Store in Roxborough With Dazzling Tacos Hiding Inside

There is nobody inside when I roll in on a Friday afternoon, hungry and looking for tacos at the new Tony Burritos counter inside the […]


The Best Date Night Restaurants in Philly

Romance is an elusive beast. Try too hard to achieve it and you may find yourself staring across the table at someone you genuinely love, […]


The Best Restaurants in Queen Village

Queen Village is among the most charming neighborhoods we have in Philly. The streets are historic (but not packed with tourists looking for scenes from […]


What to Expect from Superfolie, Rittenhouse’s New Wine Bar

If you were going to open your dream bar, somewhere you’d want to sit for hours with your friends, what would you put in it? […]


Do Diners Dream of Tipping Robots?

Every night at 1721 Chestnut Street, Kur-B the robot gets plugged back into the wall and shuts down to slumber. Twelve hours later Kur-B will […]


Where to Go When You Want Your Meal to Feel Like an Activity

We all need the occasional reminder to change up our routines. That’s where this list comes in. All of the restaurants below break the mold […]


Gilda, a Homey Portuguese Cafe, Opens in Fishtown on March 3rd

It’s not uncommon for Brian Mattera to wake up in the middle of the night thinking about pastéis de nata. “I’ve become obsessive about them,” […]


The Nourishing Force of Honeysuckle Provisions

In the kitchen, the crew works with heads down, assembling salads and griyo and pop tarts under bright white lights. Out front, labels in the […]


At El Chingon, the Cemita Is King

This story of El Chingon starts in Mexico 40-some years ago. So stick with me a minute, okay? Mexico, 40-some years ago, was where chef […]


Lauren Biederman on Her Lox-Slicing Pet Peeves and the Power of Noodle Kugel

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. Biederman’s Specialty […]