Published: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:50:29 GMT2016-09-08T14:50:29ZCopyright: Philadelphia Media Network
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:50:29 GMT2016-09-08T14:50:29ZMy first reaction to the Bedfordshire Clanger at Stargazy was that it was one of the most delicious bizarre foods I'd eaten in a long time. I've never eaten anything ever quite like this.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:49:43 GMT2016-09-08T14:49:43ZAs I drove beside the elevated stretch of I-95 that leads to Pennsport's heart, I had stuffed burrata on my brain. And I wondered: Could the Helm effect strike twice?
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:38:14 GMT2016-09-05T22:38:14ZPhilly's artisan spirit scene continues to steam along with another worthy new player. Red Brick Craft Distillery opened to the public in January in a rehabbed former widget factory in Kensington. But its more creative and aged spirits are only just debut
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:27:53 GMT2016-09-01T14:27:53ZIn a city of pizza riches, Fishtown already serves some of the best, from Wm. Mulherin's Sons to Pizzeria Beddia. Now there is Medusa.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 03:45:02 GMT2016-08-28T03:45:02ZA long time ago, I went to work at a restaurant in Chambéry, France, and along the way discovered an entire class of refreshing alpine wines I'd never heard of before. Chignin? Roussette? These regional curiosities were hardly ever seen then, even in cosm
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:14:36 GMT2016-08-26T16:14:36ZThe popularity of Fishtown and Kensington was initially built on gastropubs and beer. But as those neighborhoods north of Girard continue to evolve into one of the city's hottest dining zones, the area has suddenly become the epicenter of Philly's increasingly adventurous thirst for wine.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:37:22 GMT2016-08-25T02:37:22ZHere is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: Congrats to all the Philly restaurants that got a shout-out from Bon Appétit's Andrew Knowlton in the magazine's recent best-of-America restaurant issue, including best new restaurant nods to South Philly Barbacoa (No. 5!?), Wm. Mulherin's (T
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:05 GMT2016-08-24T14:36:05ZYou just ate a faux-colonial pot pie at City Tavern. You're trying to decide between Pat's and Geno's for your first cheesesteak. And where is that Bookbinder's place?
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:06:28 GMT2016-08-14T14:06:28ZWe might as well start calling it Breakfast Street. Because if there's a road in Philadelphia that does the morning meal better than Fourth Street, I haven't found it.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:50:11 GMT2016-08-14T12:50:11ZThere's never been a question as to whether I'll be drinking something interesting when I go to Townsend for dinner.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:18:51 GMT2016-08-06T19:18:51ZThe growth in local rye has been inspiring for those who see the spicy grain as the pride of Pennsylvania's spirit heritage. Dad's Hat in Bristol and Pittsburgh's Wigle led the charge, followed by Pipersville's Hewn Spirits, Thistle Finch in Lancaster, and the newly revived Kinsey brand in Kensington. And now comes rye from South Jersey.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 01:22:58 GMT2016-08-06T01:22:58ZFor the last 26 years, Café Lutecia has thrived by the light of day. Its blue-awning-fringed corner has always been a beacon of toasty baguette morning rituals, homey French lunches sparked by Valérie Blum's secret vinegar, and the ultimate in tomato soup comfort, as well as its enduring draw as a community hub for longtime residents of Fitler Square.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:34:10 GMT2016-08-04T05:34:10ZSbraga does dibi The good news from Kevin Sbraga-land is that his namesake perch on Broad Street continues to improve. My recent meal at Sbraga offered that welcome reminder, considering how rough this period has been for the onetime Top Chef champ (and a
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 02:42:11 GMT2016-08-01T02:42:11ZI just drank a bottle of improbably impressive barbera wine from . . . the Jersey Shore?! Yes, I did. And just so we can move on to the important details, let's get the snickering out of the way ASAP, both for the provenance and name of this North Cape May winery - Turdo Vineyards - which landed as a gag mention not once, but twice, by comedian Jay Leno.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:57:48 GMT2016-07-29T16:57:48Z'I fell in love with the brigade," said David Jansen. That's a sentiment I don't hear much anymore, or, actually, ever. And no, he didn't say that he loves a parade.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:33:31 GMT2016-07-28T14:33:31ZEast Passyunk - the locals say "Pash-yunk" - is serving up a rare combination of new restaurant energy and serious quality.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:12:00 GMT2016-07-28T02:12:00ZGuess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Cheesesteak with grilled tomato, onions, provolone and a long hot
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:53:34 GMT2016-07-23T18:53:34ZIron Man wants your attention: Chinatown is changing fast! In case you haven't yet noticed the wok-fired pace of new and suddenly stylish restaurants opening in the old neighborhood, the huge red "Hulkbuster" suit set behind glass at the entrance to Yamitsuki, Chinatown's sleek new ramen hall, should do the trick.