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.

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.

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.

Fishtown’s Sarvida boldly embraces pungent Pinoy flavors

Sarvida tackles homier, more rustic dishes than Perla.
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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.

Cheese of the Month: Rounding up the best of Goat Rodeo

Yes, the name is clever. But Goat Rodeo has proven to be a rising star on the national cheese scene for the quality of its products.

Helm steps up to Rittenhouse

What Helm lacks in designer flash it more than makes up for with the welcome sense of value it brings to a neighborhood already saturated with upscale options.

Classic restaurants thrive in the Philly suburbs

Some of the suburbs' best restaurants are long-standing classics. Here are 16 choices across a variety of genres from Pennsylvania and New Jersey that have delivered consistent satisfaction for a decade or more.

Talk less, cook better: New project from Marigold crew disappoints

Second acts can be difficult as Talk, the latest restaurant from the crew behind Marigold BYOB, has proven.

Are Buddakan and Parc still good? The Starr legacy as tasted through his two biggest hits

Sustained relevance matters. This year's Ultimate Dining guide, which comes out Thursday, Oct. 18, showcases the best Philadelphia Classics alongside the current hits of today's Top 25.

L’anima, and the essential virtues of a neighborhood Italian BYOB

The owners of Melograno and Fraschetta have gifted the neighbors of Graduate Hospital with their own distinctive Italian BYOB.

At Amma's, the tug of mother's cooking is powerful

Amma's South Indian Cuisine in South Jersey is a gem.

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