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POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:39 PM
Pollo a la brasa, as served at Rosa Blanca. (DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer)

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:04 AM
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POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:30 AM
Dining room at Avance, 1523 Walnut St., Philadelphia. ( DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer )

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 9:59 AM

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POSTED: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:50 PM
Private dining at Bank & Bourbon, in the Loews Hotel. (MICHAEL KLEIN / Philly.com)

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POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:22 AM
Mark Chien, Penn State Extension viticulture educator, tastes Galen Glen's Crooked Stick Red. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

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POSTED: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 10:26 PM
Beignets. (CRAIG LaBAN / Staff)

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:40 AM
Branzini (CRAIG LABAN / Staff)

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About this blog

Craig LaBan joined the Inquirer as its restaurant critic in 1998, after a stint covering the food beat for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

"Having eaten about 500 restaurant meals a year here ever since, I never cease to be amazed by the diversity and sophistication of Philadelphia's kitchens," he says.

"To travel from its many authentic ethnic neighborhoods to the gastronomic temples of Walnut Street to its beery gastropubs, cozy BYOBs and multitude of greasy-but-great steak joints, is to know this town delivers satisfaction at every level of the food chain. Including online dish."

This chat is intended to delve into the finer points of the local restaurant scene, from what’s new and exciting, to digressions on everything from dim-sum to date restaurants.

We will also review highlights from my previous week’s menu with the Crumb Tracker Quiz. Please, let’s not get bogged down in concierge-like - “Where should I take my girlfriend for dinner this weekend?” - queries.

Feel free to share your own dining experiences, but no anonymous bashing. If you have something critical to say, you must sign the comment with your own name. I do!

Reach Craig at claban@phillynews.com.

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