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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Have You Eaten Here Yet?

Summer is a tough time in the restaurant industry. Things get quiet and weird when the mercury climbs. People eat later. They leave town. They […]


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 […]


So Have You Eaten There Yet?

We have a wall at the office entirely given over to a Post-It Note snapshot of everything happening in the Philly restaurant world at this […]

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5 Things I Learned at Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! at the Mann Center

On Thursday, a live recording of  Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! was held at the Mann Center. Hosted by humorist, Peter Sagal, the podcast game show is a hilarious review of […]

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REVIEW: John Legend at The Mann Center, 8/2

On Saturday night America’s fiancé–and Penn alum—John Legend, arrived at the Mann Center with a singular mission: to get Philadelphia laid. The silken-voiced R&B crooner played […]


By The Numbers: A Fantastic Year For Philly Restaurants

I was talking with Philly mag restaurant critic Trey Popp the other day, and we were discussing (as we so often do) the state of […]

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PHOTOS: Phish at the Mann Center, Night 1

Any human person who can claim to write an objective review of the Phish is lying to himself, his editor and all readers.  It is impossible […]

City Life

Joan Rivers Can Say Whatever the @$%* She Wants!

In 1967, Joan Rivers performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Her act, although amazingly mild to today’s standards, was groundbreaking for a female comic in the […]


Leftovers: Stray Thoughts From My Review Of Townsend

A few additional musings about my meals at Townsend… Not all the wine comes in kegs Much as there is to recommend kegged wine, sommelier […]


The Revisit: Bibou

On a rude March evening, with snow clinging stubbornly to the curb edges on South Eighth Street, the smallest dining room in town glowed like […]


A Second Look At High Street On Market’s Brunch

In my recent review of High Street on Market, I wrote that brunch there set my spouse on a “tirade” charging the restaurant with “Brooklynizing […]

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REVIEW: Opera Philadelphia’s Ainadamar Underwhelms

Five actors shoot three characters at point-blank range on a stage. Then the executioners break into a choreographed flamenco number immediately after, firing their guns […]