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These restaurants almost made Craig LaBan’s Top 25

Plus: 5 restaurants that almost made it in.

These restaurants almost made Craig LaBan’s Top 25

Plus: 5 restaurants that almost made it in.

Early look at Fabrika, a ‘modern cabaret’ coming to Fishtown with food from Kanella’s Konstantinos Pitsillades

The vast space, ringed by a balcony on the mezzanine, will feature a dining room dominated by a stage and chandeliers that will rise and fall to floor level.

Early look at Fabrika, a ‘modern cabaret’ coming to Fishtown with food from Kanella’s Konstantinos Pitsillades

The vast space, ringed by a balcony on the mezzanine, will feature a dining room dominated by a stage and chandeliers that will rise and fall to floor level.

La Fourno has closed, creating another restaurant vacancy on South Street

South Street itself seems to struggle while the surrounding blocks thrive.

La Fourno has closed, creating another restaurant vacancy on South Street

South Street itself seems to struggle while the surrounding blocks thrive.
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Elegance under the chandeliers at Cicala, the new Southern Italian restaurant at the Divine Lorraine Hotel

Rustic, Sicilian-inspired cooking and an enviable selection of amari from a couple on North Broad Street.

Hungry Pigeon stops serving breakfast and lunch so staff won’t have to work ‘a gazillion hours a week’

After 3½ years of 5:30 a.m. mornings and late nights, “I want my life back," said chef Scott Schroeder,

Gigi Pizza offers Neapolitan-ish pies next to Olly in Queen Village

Pies from a Pavesi oven are best described as Neapolitan-ish. That is: thin but airy and crispy crusts whose bottoms are sturdy and lack the soupy, soft centers that true Neapolitan pies have.

France comes to North Broad Street in this all-day bistro | Let’s Eat

Also: The Hadley, a sleek newcomer on the Parkway; La Cocina del Cafe, a charming Mexican spot on a South Philly corner; and Good Dog Bar, an old favorite in Rittenhouse for happy hour.

Termini Bros. is out of Giuseppe & Sons restaurant

Meanwhile, the Schulsons have expanded their relationship with chef Jeff Michaud.

Maison 208, with its rooftop bar in Washington Square West, has closed

In a statement, owner Herb Reid said, “We didn’t quite meet our own expectations. The city deserves better than what we gave."

Dmitri’s, the Queen Village classic BYOB, has closed for good

Owner Dmitri Chimes will keep the Greek seafood going as he plans to reopen his Northern Liberties location.

Sidecar Bar & Grille is taken over by Mike’s BBQ and Stockyard Sandwich Co.

Mike Strauss, owner of Mike’s BBQ in South Philadelphia, and Mike Metzger and William Lindsay of Stockyard Sandwich Co. in Spring Garden got the keys over the weekend.

Gabi brings the all-day French cafe experience to North Broad Street

Gabi, open initially for lunch and dinner, is "analogous to the French version of an American diner,” said Peter Woolsey, one of the owners.

South Street’s Miles Table is headed to Bok for its second cafe location

Michael Lynch expects to open in early 2020 on the Dudley Street side, where he will take the space yielded by the closing of South Philly Smokhaus.

Poe’s Sandwich Joint is back as part of new Human Robot brewery in Kensington

It will be part of the forthcoming Human Robot brewery at 1710 N. Fifth St., at what was St. Benjamin’s Brewery.

Thai food at a bar in Fishtown? | Let’s Eat

Also: Word on an Irish-theme brunch spot in Delco and a new corner bar on the edges of Kensington and Northern Liberties.

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