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  • REVIEW: DanDan is Han Dynasty minus the heat

    Neal Santos     When it comes to DanDan, everybody has the same question. Sitting on the second floor of this slick double-decker Sichuan spot wedged like a narrow paperback into a library of storefronts on 16th Street, I posed it to my chipper server: “So what is DanDan’s relation to Han...

    • Sep 10, 2015
  • South Philly Sausage Fest debuts this weekend

    As far as Philly-area food fests go, the next week is a doozy. There’s the Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em barbecue at Yard’s on Sunday, the 2015 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, and the annual every-chef-serving-everything for the good of the Feastival benefitting the Fringe next Thursday. Yet, when the South Philly...

    • Sep 10, 2015
  • Q&A;: Jose Garces talks about new menus, new directions, and a new Distrito

    Photograph courtesy of Distrito via Facebook. Seven years in restaurant years is an eternity, especially without redecorating or overhauling a menu. Then again, things were going nicely at Jose Garces’ Distrito, one of his first restaurants in Philly – and his only project in University City – where modernist Mexican nibbles and...

    • Sep 10, 2015
  • Pick Your Poison: Crime + Punishment brewpub’s sour smoked-wheat beer

    Colleen DeMenna Photography Crime + Punishment’s God Inquisitor, a sour, smoky wheat beer Editor’s note: Pick Your Poison will be a recurring column about Philadelphia’s beverages, of all ilks. If you know of a drink you think would be of interest, email Jenn Ladd at ten.repapytic@nnej. WHEN CRIME + PUNISHMENT BREWING CO....

    • Aug 6, 2015
  • Distilling is making a spirited comeback in Pennsylvania

    Maria S. Young Slicker liquor: Walter Palmer, one of the latest entrants to Pennsylvania’s craft distilling scene, at the W.P. Palmer Distilling Co. in Manayunk, where he makes gin. WHILE IT’S CERTAINLY not apparent from the archaic state of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), Pennsylvania has a deep-rooted history when it...

    • Jul 30, 2015
  • Same Same doles out lessons from ‘Nam

    Facebook Not the Same Same FOR MANY CHEFS, backpacking through Asia is a defining moment — one we hear about so often it’s become somewhat cliché. You know the stories, the places: a favorite hawker stall in Singapore, a moonlit fish fry on an untouristed Thai beach. Eating in Asia is amazing....

    • Jul 30, 2015
  • Fourth and Cross brings locally sourced fare and neighborhood vibes to Pennsport

    Hillary Petrozziello The grass-fed burger at Fourth and Cross is served sans cheese. Andrew Michaels, wearing baggy cargo shorts and a three-day beard, stands in the raised dining room of his neighborhood diner and makes an announcement about water ice: “You see that guy out there?” asks Michaels as he points outside....

    • Jul 23, 2015
  • Now Seating: Whetstone Tavern, DanDan, Scratch Biscuits

    Scratch Biscuits • WHETSTONE TAVERN // The latest from the Brauhaus Schmitz crew is bringing vintage and modern American fare to the corner of Fifth and Bainbridge. With menu inspiration from chef Jeremy Nolan’s childhood in Reading, there are classics like crab cakes, French onion soup and roast beef sandwiches as well...

    • Jul 23, 2015
  • Review: Dos Tacos

    Sylva Senat has been a busy chef since leaving Tashan, the Tiffin family’s onyx peacock on South Broad Street. The Haitian-born ex-New Yorker took his mastery of exotic spices and head of dreads to the Main Line, where he took over the kitchen at the beleaguered St. James (now closed); then went...

    • Jul 16, 2015
  • South Philly Barbacoa moves into a permanent home

    Maria S. Young Lamb and pancita tacos on the menu at South Philly Barbacoa. With a shiny food cart serving some of the city’s best tacos, for the past few years weekends at the corner of Eighth and Watkins has been quite the scene. Up until two weeks ago, this cart was...

    • Jul 16, 2015

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