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Meet the Restaurant Group Behind Philly’s Hottest Restaurants

It’s a gray Wednesday morning in June, and the air feels like chicken noodle soup. Everyone on the street is sweating through work clothes. I […]

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Only in Fishtown Does a Bride Get Her Cat a Matching Wedding Day Crown

This Fishtown couple’s wedding was both perfectly Fishtown and perfectly glamorous. Alexa Brooke Rager and Michael David Burke wed in August in an impossibly cool ceremony in […]

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Ready to See What a Wedding at Suraya Could Look Like?

With a third restaurant renaissance leaving us with some of our best food yet and national mags like Travel & Leisure rightfully taking notice, it’s no wonder Philly […]

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Philly Got Shafted in Bon Appétit’s 2018 Best New Restaurants List

When Bon Appétit turned its gaze on Philly a few years ago, it felt like the rest of the world was finally starting to recognize […]

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Three Philly Spots Have Been Nominated for Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants List

Bon Appétit just released the names of the 50 restaurants across the country that are in the running to be named one of 2018’s Hot Ten — […]

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The Expectation Trap: Suraya Reviewed

One of the joys of this gig is being proven wrong, or at least too quick to judge. And at Suraya, I wasn’t expecting much. […]

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First Look: Suraya Launches Dinner Service in Fishtown

There hasn’t really been a restaurant launch this anticipated in a long time, especially from a restaurant that’s already open for business. You see, Fishtown […]

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Fishtown’s Lebanese Mega-Restaurant Is About to Open Its Market-Cafe

Suraya, Fishtown’s colossal Levant-inspired restaurant is just about there — but you might already know that. You can smell the meats on the grill and the manakish bubbling up in […]

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There’s a Colossal Middle Eastern Restaurant, Market, and Garden Opening in Fishtown

The team behind Fishtown’s restaurant and wine bar, ROOT, is doubling down on Frankford with an absolutely enormous three-headed monster of a concept called Suraya […]