Friday, May 22, 2015

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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The bourbon-fueled American brasserie that replaced SoleFood at 12th and Market Streets represents a surprisingly pleasant turnaround.
Abe Fisher is Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook's tribute to the Diaspora, whose far-flung poles of influence, from Brooklyn to Budapest, Montreal and beyond, is both inspiring and dauntingly wide.
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