A N.J. beer blendery reveals the pricey pursuit of making local kriek

The Referend is not the first local to produce kriek cherry beer, but its recently released Krak! and Krek! are notable.

A N.J. beer blendery reveals the pricey pursuit of making local kriek

The Referend is not the first local to produce kriek cherry beer, but its recently released Krak! and Krek! are notable.

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River Twice review: A Texas star chef relocates magic to South Philly

Gastronomic preciousness and rustic oomph combine so harmoniously at this intriguing newcomer that our critic had to wonder: Where did this come from?!
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River Twice review: A Texas star chef relocates magic to South Philly

Gastronomic preciousness and rustic oomph combine so harmoniously at this intriguing newcomer that our critic had to wonder: Where did this come from?!

The hot new vegetable in Philly restaurants might surprise you

This cruciferous underdog is finally shaking off its frumpy reputation for a turn in spotlight.

The hot new vegetable in Philly restaurants might surprise you

This cruciferous underdog is finally shaking off its frumpy reputation for a turn in spotlight.
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Alimentari review: Above Di Bruno’s, Rittenhouse has a new lunch lounge and happy hour haven

Alimentari is perfect for a mid-afternoon snack of tangy buffalo mozzarella alongside a glass of Italian wine.

Break out of the state store’s wine selection at Alimentari

An obscure Italian white brought back from the brink of extinction is one of the wine-bar highlights at Alimentari.

Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Stuffed guinea hen, crab cake, and blackened catfish.

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June BYOB review: Classic French replaces modern French on East Passyunk Avenue

Are truffled duck-stuffed cabbages and precious wood pigeons crushed “a la presse" going to save the Avenue from its recent stumble in momentum?

Where did Craig LaBan eat this week?

Dishes New American, Viet, and Mexican.

The most important Philadelphia restaurants of the decade, from Han Dynasty to Pizzeria Beddia

Which restaurants made serious contributions to the most exciting era of dining in Philly?

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Philadelphia restaurants in 2019 by the bells, from Alpen Rose to Vernick Fish

Back-alley restaurants; uncompromisingly authentic BYOBs; and upgrades to ramen, pizza, pasta, and wine dominated this past year.

And the award for Philly’s best new restaurant goes to...

It was one of the best years ever for dining in the Philadelphia region, but some places were a cut above the rest.

The best things Craig LaBan ate in 2019

After eating upwards of 400 meals this year, our restaurant critic picked the very best bites.

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Condesa review: Next-level modern Mexican from Suraya team rises in Rittenhouse

When you eat a taco at Condesa, you realize just how often we take for granted something as elemental as a tortilla.

Drink: Of Mexico’s many mezcals, pechuga — with turkey — stands out

Among the most intriguing mezcals at Condesa is category called pechuga, a celebration style redistilled with fruits, nuts, and raw poultry breast.

The best whiskeys to buy this holiday season

Delicious whiskey, from Scotch to bourbon, rye, bottled in bond, and more.

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