Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:02:59 GMT2017-02-25T18:02:59ZCopyright: Philadelphia Media Network
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:02:59 GMT2017-02-25T18:02:59ZWhen it comes to new restaurants from star chefs, the first course - expectations - will inevitably be reckoned with before we even take a bite.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:39:07 GMT2017-02-24T02:39:07Z24 WOOD FIRED FARE 2401 Walnut St.; 215-333-3331, 24philly.com Jose Garces' foray into the wood-fired Italian wave serves solid renditions of tasty antipasti, excellent pastas, and fresh salads at fair prices in a casual, industrial chic setting that occupies a special perch overlooking the Schuylkill River Trail. Th
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:02:57 GMT2017-02-17T21:02:57Z'Do you have a reservation?" It's been a long time since I ate dinner at a place with a bouncer. So I'll admit to being a little startled when Big Kevin emerged from the topiaries in front of Harp & Crown and asked me in his deep baritone to verify that I belonged.
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:02:28 GMT2017-02-17T14:02:28ZThe best of America's craft brewers tend to make their mark with big, creative flavors. And Captain Lawrence, the rising star from Westchester, N.Y., that entered the Philadelphia market a couple of years ago is no exception, with brews that range from vi
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:13:40 GMT2017-02-15T16:13:40ZWhether you're vegan or a porkoholic, there's lots to choose from at the four independently run kiosks at the new Whole Foods Market. My favorite bites from each are in my order of preference.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:13:35 GMT2017-02-10T15:13:35ZLook for the glowing red lantern. It hangs like a mysterious beacon in the quiet heart of residential Queen Village, the only sign that something might be happening behind this nameless brick facade at Second and Fulton.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:56:48 GMT2017-02-10T14:56:48ZThere comes a moment of self-awareness in most chefs' lives when they realize they no longer have the appetite or patience to work for someone else.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:41:25 GMT2017-02-10T06:41:25ZThere are so many special things to drink at Royal Izakaya, my sipping agenda can waver depending upon circumstances. If my bon vivant pal is paying, we'll splurge big on a pricey tumbler of Yamazaki, Nikka, or Hakushu malt whisky (then segue into the lis
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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:19:23 GMT2017-02-02T22:19:23ZTiming is everything when it comes to wine and food, not to mention restaurant reviews. So it's fair to say my timing was supremely rotten when, after several meals in mid-2015 at what was then known as Ristorante Panorama, I made the call to inform Luca Sena that I was about to write a review of his restaurant.
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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:18:09 GMT2017-01-31T14:18:09ZWith a world of international wines by the glass at his disposal, one might expect Panorama owner Luca Sena to name one of the many Italian beauties there as his favorite. But it is perhaps precisely because he is an old-school Italian that he's thinking
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:53:09 GMT2017-01-27T04:53:09ZThere's much more to Mexican food than tacos. That becomes clear when you consider the menu at La Mula Terca - brimming with soulful caldos and huitlacoche-sauced steak - and realize there are none.
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