Review

Libertine is chef Derek Davis’ comeback, and a breath of new life for Center City corner

And so the comeback story for Davis and this corner’s cheerful cocktail bar makeover should be viewed as a plus for the neighborhood, too.

Drink like a libertine at Libertine

These transformative drinks have flavored ice cubes that begin as one thing and then evolve into another while as they melt.

Drink like a libertine at Libertine

These transformative drinks have flavored ice cubes that begin as one thing and then evolve into another while as they melt.

Mom-Mom’s is more than great pierogi

Other Polish delights now being served from the counter at this charming little restaurant.

Mom-Mom’s is more than great pierogi

Other Polish delights now being served from the counter at this charming little restaurant.

Water Dog is smoked salmon with Jersey Shore spirit

Their fish is fantastic, and can easily compete with more famous brands.

Water Dog is smoked salmon with Jersey Shore spirit

Their fish is fantastic, and can easily compete with more famous brands.
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Boardroom Spirits goes nuts with nocino for the holiday

The local distillery's version is inspired by the recipe from co-owner Zsuzsa Palotas' Hungarian family

Review

Philly’s surging Lao power finds flavorful new home in Kensington

The origin story of newly opened Vientiane Bistro is, in fact, an old one. It goes back more than two decades, to a home kitchen in West Philly where a mother and her daughters cooked together.

Everything bagel spice goes local

The fallen spice is harvested from the actual bagels baked at Original Bagel in Broomall.

Opinion

Amis goes big in Devon as URBN’s post-Vetri restaurant push is put to the test

A big new suburban location for Amis proves this all-purpose trattoria has become the most valuable part of URBN's Vetri Family acquisition.

Hidden gem of Middle Eastern flavors tucked behind Kensington mosque

The chicken shawarma that turns to a roasty crisp every Friday on a spit at the Al Amana Grocery may be the best I’ve had in Philadelphia in recent memory. But first you’ll have to find it.

The best falafel in Philly | Craig LaBan

We have a lot of falafel in Philly now, much of it very good.

Dressler Estate’s still cider adds an elegant option to bubbling local cider scene

Downingtown's Dressler Estate takes a more wine-like approach to distinguish its ciders, and it's all about the yeast and bubbles – of lack thereof.

Fishtown’s Sarvida boldly embraces pungent Pinoy flavors

Sarvida tackles homier, more rustic dishes than Perla.

Noted beer expert joins local brew stars for panel and book event

John Holl will be joined by an all-star cast of local beer luminaries.

Louie Louie brings American brasserie vibe — and noise — to University City

This restaurant is struggling to connect on some of the most elementary levels, especially considering the upscale prices.

New Mainstay Independent Brewing Co. is Brian O’Reilly’s second act

Early offerings from ex-Sly Fox brewer Brian O'Reilly are particularly strong with classic German styles.

Craig LaBan has a noise complaint

Critic Craig LaBan is changing the way he determines if a restaurant is loud.

Porch & Proper pushes Collingswood restaurant scene forward

This menu is full of dishes that are perfectly good but lacking the touch or two needed to rise consistently into the level of three-bell excellence.

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