Few ingredient-preparation combos are quite as perfect as mushrooms and soup.
There’s just something about a broth - especially a creamy one -...
The wines of Saint-Pourcain are ancient, dating to the Roman conquest of France and noted in the Saumur cellars of King St. Louis in 1241. They're little-known in the modern era since the AOC was granted only in 2009, recognizing an appellation officially
BAIT & SWITCH
2537 E. Somerset St., 267-639-5041; thebestseafood.com
It smells like a summer vacation at this casual fish house and gastropub in Port Richmond, where chef Joe Hunt draws on inspirations from North Philly to South Carolina for quality seafood updates that are fresh and affordable. Perhaps even more intriguin
As drink trends go, I've heard of "farm-to-glass" cocktails. But freeway-to-tumbler? Bait & Switch has something novel in what I suspect is the first-ever cocktail inspired by a highway headache. The "95 Project" is one of four fine pu
Here is an excerpt of Craig LaBan's online chat of Jan. 3, 2017:
Reader: Curious what your favorite bar eats are in Fishtown? I know you gave high praise...
Among my many New Year's resolutions, here are two: to drink sparkling wine all year long (not just during the holidays), and to begin buying wine from some of the independent merchants now allowed to sell vino retail due to recent changes in state law wi
Philadelphians learned to share their meals like family in 2016, and, in the process, they often feasted on a United Nations of skewers, from Cypriot sausages to Afghan kebabs, Malaysian saté and robatayaki-grilled Japanese scallops. Sometimes, as was the case at Filipino-themed Perla, they even ate with their hands.
A year in bites can be a blur, even if you’re keeping track. And that is absolutely what I do — meticulously noting, photographing and pondering...
Few restaurant neighborhoods are as dynamic as Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown.
What once was exclusively the domain of old-school Cantonese...
In a year full of fantastic flavors, debuts, and culinary acrobatics, some performances were particularly memorable. Over the next few days, I'll be...
With a prime focus on the creative talent and food, personal hospitality and value, these cozy bistros have become the ultimate launching pads for some of our city’s brightest stars.
If you believe holiday time is beer-drinking season, I'd like to qualify that: 'Tis the season to drink saison.
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