Where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate last week.

1. King crab pasta with Calabrian chili butter sauce: Toothy house pasta, delicately butter-poached crustacean, and a boldly spiced chili butter help make this a new signature dish for one of Philly's celeb chefs.

2. Chorizo and scamorza pizza: From one of the new wood-fired pizza palaces in town, there's an extra crackle to the crust that distinguishes this "Sicilian"-style pie from the softer Neapolitan variety. It also comes with a fantastic rooftop patio view.

3. Green tomato gazpacho with Caputo Bros. burrata: A bracing tartness amps the milky sweetness of the creamy burrata, and tastes like a midsummer's garden in a bowl.

Answers: 1. Sbraga (440 S. Broad St.) 2. Medusa (2327 Gaul St., at York) 3. a.Kitchen (135 S. 18th St.)