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The Revisit: Vernick Food + Drink

Every restaurant has an inaugural “regular,” and for Vernick, it was me. At least that’s what chef Greg Vernick divulged, with a chuckle, when I […]

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Hipsters and Grandpas: Triangle Tavern Reviewed

There’s only so much you can tell about a restaurant from its staff’s sartorial choices. But Triangle Tavern’s bar — whose bulbous edge gleams darkly with […]

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A Look Back at Friday Saturday Sunday’s First Review

With the final days of Friday Saturday Sunday under owners Jamie and Weaver Lilley coming up quickly. We reached into the Philadelphia magazine archives to […]

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Rebirth of the Cool: Heritage Reviewed

On the first day, there were Edison bulbs. Twenty-first-century diners across the land gazed up from rough-hewn farm tables, from their plates of artisanal charcuterie […]

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Act Two: Parlor Reviewed

Confession of a city critic: Whenever I have to schlep out to the suburbs, I can’t help but grit my teeth. Expectations drop beyond the […]

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Restaurant Review: Vesper

Two men walk into a bar. “May we go downstairs?” one asks, gesturing toward a bookcase that conceals a secret stairwell. “Do you have the password?” […]

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Adam Erace Ranks Heritage In His Top 10 Philly Restaurants

Heritage, a newcomer to Northern Liberties this spring, surprised and impressed City Paper critic Adam Erace. So much so, in fact, that the restaurant now […]

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Of Vinyl, Ramps and Stinging Nettle: Helm Reviewed

You knew this was coming. In Philadelphia, where chefs are constantly popping up in one another’s kitchens or dueling each other at Cook, it was […]

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Fast Fish: Buena Onda Reviewed

Strange things are afoot in Fast Food Nation. McDonald’s, whose 2013 Mighty Wings promotion left the chain sitting on 10 million pounds of unsold chicken, is […]

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Adam Erace Calls Opa a “Great Restaurant”

Adam Erace was already a fan of Bobby Saritsoglou’s cooking from Saritsoglou’s time at Santucci’s. There, Erace realized the pizzeria was also a really good neighborhood […]

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Three Bells for Mainland Inn

Craig LaBan finds a much needed wake up to the farm-to-table trope at chef Ezra Duker’s Mainland Inn in Harleysville. La Ban finds lots to praise in […]

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Retro Week: Revisiting Ralph’s

At Ralph’s Italian Restaurant, where a century’s worth of footsteps have buffed the dining room’s floor mosaic as smooth as the inside of an oyster […]

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Where We’re Eating: Three Retro Restaurants Reimagined

Franky Bradley’s 1320 Chancellor Street Midtown Village 215-735-0735

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Bright Lights, Big City: Palladino’s Reviewed

With all due consideration for sore thumbs and Kim Kardashian’s badonka-donk, nothing sticks out from its surroundings quite like Palladino’s on Passyunk. The Italian chophouse rears […]

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The Revisit: Fond

Every cook loves getting a bigger kitchen, and Lee Styer is no exception. Two-and-a-half years after moving Fond half a block from its original niche […]