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The Hands-Down Best Meals Our Restaurant Critic Ate in 2018

For those of you who are looking for something new, something old, something awesome or something that you’ll only find here, I’ve got the one […]

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Right Here, Right Now: Walnut Street Cafe Reviewed

Walnut Street Café is supposed to be a Very Big Deal. When it was first announced, people spoke about it like it mattered. Like it […]

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Fast Food: Barcelona Reviewed

There’s a way to do Barcelona right, and there are a dozen ways to do it wrong. You don’t camp at a high top or […]

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Out of the Clear Blue Sky: Maison 208 Reviewed

Upstairs, in the second-floor lounge at Maison 208, everything is a disaster. Beautiful, sure. With the retractable roof peeled open in a way that seems […]

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New Blood: Little Fish Reviewed

This is what you have to ask yourself before coming to Little Fish: Is paying $15 for a single bite worth it?

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Obsession: Love & Honey Reviewed

There’s something about fried chicken that speaks to the obsessive streak in certain people. Like barbecue, like soup dumplings, fried chicken is one of those […]

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A Room With A View: Dae Bak Reviewed

On a steamy Wednesday afternoon, I eat steamed mandoo dumplings with metal chopsticks and pork soondubu with a raw egg bobbing in the center, poaching […]

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Great Expectations: Co-Op Reviewed

Here’s the thing that bothers me most about Co-Op, the restaurant inside the new Study hotel in University City. When I sit here and try […]

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Of Ramps and Riblets: Mistral Reviewed

The only thing worse than a hotel restaurant is a mall restaurant. And the only thing worse than a mall restaurant is no restaurant at […]

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Deep Fried and Overstuffed: Puyero Reviewed

When you’re staring down the barrel of a pabellón arepa stuffed full of braised beef, black beans, and plantains like caramel, nothing else matters. You’re […]

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The New Gold Standard: Goldie Reviewed

At Goldie, Cook and Solo’s new project on Sansom Street that’s situated above their charitable deli, Rooster Soup Co., the kitchen is an assembly line, turning […]

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On Island Time: Poi Dog Reviewed

Until recently, Philly had only one real option when it came to Hawaiian food: the Poi Dog truck run by partners Kiki Aranita and Chris […]

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Do You Believe in Magic? Palizzi Social Club Reviewed

You know it’s open when the neon is on, glowing gently in the window of a rowhouse on 12th Street just off Passyunk Avenue. You […]

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What We Need Right Now: Veda Reviewed

It started with the naan. With that crisp bite and barely risen chew, its weirdly rustic Rorschach shapes and delicate, lacy swirls of golden-brown clarified […]

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Next Big Thing: Res Ipsa Reviewed

“So, how was dinner?” I get this a lot. Obviously. Life that I live, things that I do, people I know, it’s the most common […]