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Townsend Gets A Barman

That guy over there look familiar? If you’re the drinking sort, he likely does. That’s Keith Raimondi, who has spent years slinging drinks at some […]


Work Has Begun On The Former Sophia’s Space

The Passyunk Post is reporting that the brown paper has gone up on the windows at the former Sophia’s on East Passyunk–a sign that work […]


East Passyunk News: Townsend Wentz Taking Over Former Sophia’s Space

So you guys remember the disaster that was Sophia’s on East Passyunk, right? What was supposed to be chef Christopher Lee‘s triumphant return to Philadelphia […]


Sophia’s Appears Done

There was a great deal of anticipation when it was announced that chef Christopher Lee was returning to Philadelphia with Sophia’s on Passyunk Avenue. But […]


The Revisit: Sbraga

You know it’s a bad sign when a restaurant’s worst item offers its best food for thought. Such was the case for the “cheesesteak soup […]


With Sophia’s, Christopher Lee Has Returned to Philly. Kinda

Trey Popp reviews Sophia’s, the East Passyunk restaurant of Philadelphia’s prodigal son, Christopher Lee. What he finds is that Lee is only kind of involved. […]

City Life

Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Phoning It In at Sophia’s

In a city where some people track the comings and goings of chefs as obsessively as others do center fielders, nothing stirs more hope than […]


Christopher Lee’s Sophia’s Settles Into A Family-Style Groove

Okay, so I really have no idea what to make of this. I got the press release about the new concept at Sophia’s (Christopher Lee‘s […]


Two New Happy Hours on East Passyunk

  Noir is celebrating chef Marco DeCotiis‘ roots with the O’Canada, a Molson Canadian with a shot of Canadian Club for $5. The special is available […]


Philly-ism Loves Christopher Lee at 1623

Our new friends at Philly-ism gave Chris Lee’s Sophia’s pop-up a go, and they seemed to fall in love. Right now, the space is aptly […]


Christopher Lee Wants to Bring a New Striped Bass to Philadelphia

Former Striped Bass chef, Christopher Lee talked with Grub Street’s Collin Keefe regarding his plans for Chef Christopher Lee at 1623, the interim operation at […]


Chris Lee To Open Sophia On East Passyunk Avenue

The Michelin decorated, James Beard acclaimed, four-bell adorned Chris Lee has returned to Philadelphia and he’s now working to turn Salt & Pepper into Sophia, a […]