The best vegan cheese Craig LaBan has ever tasted

Bloomy White is not a cheese in the conventional dairy sense. It’s made from cashews, coconut cream, cultures, and time in the aging cave at Conscious Cultures Creamery. And it is the best vegan cheese I’ve ever tasted.

Quiz: Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Hot chicken sliders, sour cherry pie, and an Italian doughnut.

Quiz: Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Hot chicken sliders, sour cherry pie, and an Italian doughnut.

Quiz: Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Tomatoes and mozz, savory waffles, and house-made noodles...

Quiz: Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Tomatoes and mozz, savory waffles, and house-made noodles...

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Hiroki review: Omakase oasis from Morimoto alum lures luxury-seekers to Fishtown’s restaurant alley

Tucked behind a barrel-shaped cypress door on a Fishtown alley, Hiroki invites guests through a mysterious portal, where they'll find tufted leather, teak floors, a fine drink list, and a 20-course feast.
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Hiroki review: Omakase oasis from Morimoto alum lures luxury-seekers to Fishtown’s restaurant alley

Tucked behind a barrel-shaped cypress door on a Fishtown alley, Hiroki invites guests through a mysterious portal, where they'll find tufted leather, teak floors, a fine drink list, and a 20-course feast.
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Taiwanese noodles, pasta carbonara, potato-and-corned beef salad.

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Elwood review: A chef boldly revives classic Pennsylvania dishes in a Fishtown BYOB

It's not for the squeamish, though. Once you're past the antler-pierced venison scrapple, expect frogs legs, fresh snapping turtle soup, whole rabbits, and deliciously compelling heritage-pig parts.

The best cold soups in Philadelphia right now | Craig LaBan

Nothing slays a heatwave like a spoonful of chilly soup, whether it's a bright gazpacho, a creamy vichyssoise, or beety borscht.

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Tuna crudo, stuffed sausage, cold beef broth...

Why is Queen Village so hot right now? | Craig LaBan

The surge in openings in this well-established neighborhood stands out from other restaurant booms.

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Guess where our restaurant critic ate this week.

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Mama Wong review: Szechuan cuisine brings spice to a suburban strip mall, all thanks to a pharma tycoon

With a former Han Dynasty chef manning the woks, Mama Wong is one of the best examples of regional Chinese cooking in the area, featuring not just Szechuan heat, but also fine Shanghai soup dumplings, Cantonese seafood, and Nanjing flavors, too.

Elegant dinners bloom in West Cape May as Beach Plum Farm grows to full potential

Besides its bucolic special-occasion dinners, this 12-year-old dream project produces 20,000 pounds of vegetables, 2,800 chickens, 230 pigs, and 500 turkeys for five restaurants.

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Why are nice restaurants pouring lukewarm water? | Craig LaBan

The good old ice pitcher has been kicked to the curb.

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Where did our food critic chow down this week?

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Olly review: Another new entry for Queen Village aims to erase a corner’s curse

Can this corner find its staying groove in an all-purpose bistro with a six-day happy hour, three days of brunches, and an à la carte menu that’s almost entirely $20 and under?

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