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Craig LaBan

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I 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. 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.

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11/09/2012
For a decade, the Eguren family's Numanthia Termes helped transform the wines of central Spain's Toro region from old-style rustic to powerfully modern. After selling the winery in 2008 to giant Moët-Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Egurens have struck red-win
11/01/2012
'I don't like it when you're right," says Nongyao "Moon" Krapugthong. "I stayed open as long as I did because I wanted to prove you wrong."
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