As restaurant critic and Drink columnist, Craig covers how the food industry and its culture help define Philly's identity, one plate at a time.

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Dumpster Juice from Bloomsday Cafe is a vermouth made for Philly

In many ways, this entire project would not have happened had it not been for the pandemic, which prompted new laws to allow for cocktails to go.

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The chorizo maestro of South Philly, Raul Aguilar-Perez, makes a comeback

After losing his butcher shop Los Amigos in Italian Market and battling COVID, Aguilar-Perez is making a comeback at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner.

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Stromboli, jerk chicken, arepas. These takeout dishes bring international flavor.

Our list of takeout dishes comes from international kitchens, almost all family businesses.

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Philly food in 2020 had moments and flavor unlike any other

In a year of challenges of shutdowns, mass layoffs, mask politics, sickness, social justice awakenings and social distancing, Philly’s food world showcased its beauty.

Zahav’s yurt village shows the possibilities and disparities of winter outdoor dining

In a quest to survive winter, Zahav is among 12 restaurants nationwide offering exclusive tasting menus served inside tents.

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Lehigh Valley trout farm finds new success supplying top restaurants

The third-generation trout farm has been a successful supplier to sport fishing clubs since 1950 is now serving Philadelphia restaurants.

16 great whiskeys for a sip of holiday cheer

There's a range of styles, prices and origins of whiskey, from Europe to Asia, Kentucky, Philly, and even Mexico.

These ornaments make perfect gifts for Philadelphia cheese lovers

Now you can gaze upon an ash-ribboned wedge of Morbier or a half-moon slice of Bayley Hazen Blue dangling from your Christmas tree.

‘Bloodhound’ Brown Ale is one of the best beers in America. It’s brewed in Germantown.

Attic Brewing Co. opened in January with a beer garden, weekly craft market, and an outpost of Deke’s Bar-B-Que sharing half the space.

A treasure of Indonesian flavors packed in a box

Out goes the pizza, into the box was innovative Indonesian takeout.